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What should I eat to get a "Bite of Seattle"?

I might go browse around does it cost money to get in?I haven't been there in years.

Jul 22, 2007
widehomehi in Pacific Northwest

I NEED HELP THICKENING A SAUCE!!

Powdered potatoes can work and taste is pretty good,thats what I use when I'm lazy or if i'm out of corn starch or flour.Roux sounds like an ok option.

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

What the heck happened to the price of milk?

I know it's a shame.I wonder if they don't got us so used to getting ripped off by the gallon with gas they just thought they'd do it with milk.

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

Sex, Drugs, and Béchamel

More of this trash and we're packing our bags got it hounds.

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in Features

Why Wild Salmon? Why Not.

Tastes so good fresh.If you can get it straight out of the water why wouldn't you.

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

Liquid Cocaine

Wow I never thought Chowhound would stoop this low,I guess they forgot people have limits.Cmon Chowhound lets show a little tact.Theres not just kids on this site,theres a few boundaries that lose loyal patrons and just about everything else.One being when you take simple things and go overboard and start marketing sick persuasions,the other would be perverting religion.Please tone it down for all of our sake.-Thanks

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in Recipes

Kombucha

How do you make Kombucha?Is it really necessary to buy a SCOBY or can you make one yourself?What is a SCOBY made out of exactally?How long does a SCOBY last?Is there any storebought brands that are as potent as what you can make yourself?.-Thanks in advance

Jul 21, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

Seattle - 24 hrs in two weeks

Argosy cruise.They have brunch,lunch and dinner.

Jul 20, 2007
widehomehi in Pacific Northwest

Any cheap but good take-out near Bellevue Square Mall?

Bellevues notorious for really expensive,mediocre food.

Jul 18, 2007
widehomehi in Pacific Northwest

coming to seattle

I'd go on Argosy dinner cruise,it's just plain fun.They got brunch,lunch and dinner.

Jul 18, 2007
widehomehi in Pacific Northwest

Good eats near Green Lake Park (SEA)

Look like good donuts I'm always looking for a place with cake donuts,this could be bad to know after doing laps at Greenlake I could eat about 6 of those.How much are they for regular donuts,I didn't see a price on the site.Winchells up on 45th has good doughnuts and coffee too.Too bad they dont fix the place up it looks like a dump.

Jul 17, 2007
widehomehi in Greater Seattle

The Bite Seattle

Thanks for reminder I'm going.I haven't ate at any of these places there showcasing this year.I might try the frog legs at Casper's Everglades Supper House lol after the wine tasting that is.

Jul 17, 2007
widehomehi in Pacific Northwest

Whats the best kind of mustard you've ever tried?

Plain old yellow mustard

Jul 16, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

Help Me Find the Perfect Blender

I got a Waring juicer and its a workhorse.Well they make good juicers don't know if that helps lol

Jul 16, 2007
widehomehi in Cookware

What to do with fish heads and fish tails?

ok you'd be suprised that some people don't know that.-Thanks and Enjoy

Jul 16, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

What to do with fish heads and fish tails?

Sorry for not mentioning this,yes the gills get full of worms in nature I second taking the gills out when using.

Jul 16, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

Port Wine

hot pistachios(I mean warm them on a sheet pan in the oven) and blue cheese top an occasional drink nicely.

Jul 16, 2007
widehomehi in Wine

Really old Dom Perignon... ok to drink?

Send the bottle to me and after i'm done testing it i'll send it back.My results might be that it somehow transformed into a wine tasting like Thunderbird or MD 20/20.

Jul 15, 2007
widehomehi in Wine

TIPS

Theres no law that you have to tip anything.Some people are poor and are lucky to be able to give you a tip.A tithing at a church is 10% what makes eating out so special.I know you need to survive and make money.If our country's economy grows 8% its a great year.Most sales tax 10%.Theres just no way tipping over 15% is necessary your already getting 5% extra to go out of your way to not cut corners and do me up real good.So be happy when you get 15% or even 20% which is not the tip you'd get from me unless my grandpa was choking on a chicken bone and you gave him the heimlich maneuver.In that case i'd take you out to eat and let you pay the tip.

Jul 15, 2007
widehomehi in Not About Food

What to do with fish heads and fish tails?

put in meat grinder make fish patty sandwiches for the in-laws.

Jul 15, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

TIPS

I grew up in the restaurant industry and never heard of a 20% tip unless it was some real rich guy tipping.Just not feasible for average folk.When my dad owned restaurants he knew the waiters and waitresses were only getting 10-15% tips,if that,alot of times none.And some make more than others.But 20% is in lala land.
I agree that when you tip no mater how much you should just except it and not complain or get mad.

Jul 15, 2007
widehomehi in Not About Food

TIPS

This is the way it's done.If you want good service the next time you come in you better stir the pot and get people motivated lol.If its obvious and can be checked by the waiter,sure there getting less of a tip.Blood all over your plate when you order medium well is not my fault and should be obvious to any good waiter.

Jul 15, 2007
widehomehi in Not About Food

What to do with fish heads and fish tails?

If there small trout heads they can be cut long ways and fried,fried tails are awesome.But with big fish they'd be hard to cook to a point to be edible,the bones,head and tail can be simmered with half and half potatoes,celery,onions,garlic,salt pepper and butter hopefully all the good stuff will offset it enough to let you forget which parts your using for the soup pick the bits of meat off and put them in it.Your not getting alot of love out of those pieces so don't forget to make your soup by just barley covering the fish scraps.You can skip the half and half and butter and add water and a can of chopped tomatoes,a pinch of crushed red peppers and all the other mentioned goodies we used to make this soup with salmon in Alaska when we worked at the cannerys,very good.As far as vegis your only limited to your imagination.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in Home Cooking

Port Wine

Heres a good site I found funny reviews on different wines all under 8$ http://averageguyswine.com/photos/des...

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in Wine

Tabasco or will another hot sauce so?

Sriracha reigns supreme do not shun the Sriracha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

Port Wine

Why after tasting other ports does my love still sway toward Fairbanks Ruby Port i'm in love with this cheap rot gut stuff and guess I always will be.
I'll still be honing my tastes as I go,but I can't seem to forget my first port love.Kind of like my first girlfriend,it's seared into my brain like a hot branding iron.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in Wine

Best barbeque sauce out of a bottle?

I also like H.D.Hotspurs sauces they sell it in some stores here in Washington its a local BBQ place.Very good sauces if you can get them.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

Watermelon Juice with Fleur de Sel

Actually theres two steps because you have to drink it.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in Recipes

Weight Loss: Emergency protein to have around the house?

Sounds ok just check with your doctor or nutritionist first.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in General Topics

TIPS

10%-15% of the total bill is a good tip and it's generally accepted as the rule,I use the lower end 10%-12% for bad to average service and 13%-15% for good service.Honestly if it was a horrible experience and I know I'll never be back I'll leave way less than the minimum.Things have to have went very bad for that to happen though.The food was probably awful and the waitress horrible which is rare.

Jul 14, 2007
widehomehi in Not About Food