What are you cooking/eating today?

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We have breakfast and lunch and "give me your dish" threads, I know, but this parallels the other "today/now" threads and isn't recipe-oriented.

I had odds and ends of leftover fruit, so decided to toss them together into mini cobbler tart type things in the ramekins I usually use for creme brulee. Apples, blackberries, raspberries, and these pears I'm not crazy about -- great taste, but that pear texture I've never liked much. A little sugar, because the berries have dried out slightly, and a little sour milk because ... I don't know why. The cat actually gave me a look like "what're you doing?" and I had to be all "back off, man, I'm a scientist." We'll see how it goes.

Eating a slice of cheddar and a slice of the apple. I never seem to be able to write while the laundry's in, so I'm cooking instead.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

i am going to chinatown and therefore (probably) not cooking

unless there is a chef-taken-ill emergency and i a chosen to pilot the airliner down via only the control tower's instructions in my headphones a la karen black

mark s (mark s), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just finished off my flapjacks. Oh-er.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to have a couple of Cornish pasties later

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am making rigatoni with leftover/spare lasagne sauce later. Matt and I spent last night singing Auberg(in)e by Chris Rea as we cooked it. Oh the larks.

Highlights of weekend eating: POPOVERS! (I take back everything I sneered about American cheese etc, because clearly you invent the BEST food ever!) And torte caprese which is the most ridiculously artery-clogging cake. It doesn't even have flour in it, just chocolate and almonds and gallons of eggs and sugar. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Archel (Archel), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

I always thought popovers were British! (Because they're so associated with New England cooking in my mind, which seems to have taken the most boring and stodgy of English cooking hundreds of years ago and dressed it up with molasses, lobster, and the worst of Irish cooking. New England cooking, that is ... not my mind.) But James Beard says I'm wrong, so get in.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

I haven't cooked anything today - but I ate half of a very nice pork pie.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 1 September 2003 15:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

I baked cookies yesterday. I am going to a make a tuna and egg salad sandwich for lunch. Sometime this week I am going to make something from the Campbell Soup Cookbook. I should also make rice and beans again this week.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am having a nice soft crusty bread with some Mrs. Kirkham's Lancashire cheese (from IJ Mellis) & baby plum tomatoes for dinner tonight.

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have a vegetable curry that came in a pouch. But it's pretty good anyway. Even a little bit spicy.

JuliaA (j_bdules), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

I love living alone in Glasgow. :)

Cozen (Cozen), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Vegetable and bacon risotto. First time I've tried to make it. Let's hope it works out.

Jamie Conway (Jamie Conway), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

The popover site makes me happy.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Now I'm having a Suzy Q, which I should feel guilty about. It's not even fried!

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 16:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

just ordered pizza with cheesy breadsticks.

teeny (teeny), Monday, 1 September 2003 17:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

Black bean omelettes....mmmmmm.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Monday, 1 September 2003 18:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Fresh OJ and a small bread roll first thing in. A few homemade tortilla chips and salsa towards lunch. Right now a cup of tea, then probably an apple.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 1 September 2003 18:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

I will most likely do this:
Take thinly sliced politically incorrect mean (pork, boneless) and.....

introduce it to olive oil, garlic, and shallots in a sizzling pan.

when they are properly acquainted they will come into intimate contact with...

---the herb salad, resting plurshly on top of the soft bed of greens.

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper will drizzle from on high,

and the fork will dance.

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 1 September 2003 18:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

oops that was meaT with a "t"

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 1 September 2003 18:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had a crapload of basil around yesterday, so I made pesto -- kind of. Macadamias instead of pine nuts, and I used the food processor; so sue me. (I'm normally a pesto rockist.) It's very, very, very, very green. And I've put some on pasta for the girlfriend just now, and it's really pretty good. And very, very, very, very green.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 19:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

i just put some biscuits in

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 19:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

i shouldn't be eating lunch, but i'm weak

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 19:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

tep you sure do eat a lot.

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

(i envy you.)

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

i love hearing about Tep's culinary exploits.
I want him to eat *more*

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I do not! I made fruit tarts which'll be dessert tonight; I made pasta for the girlfriend (well, I had a bite to see how the pesto was). I've had a piece of apple and cheese, a Suzy Q, and leftover chicken from last night!

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

i said i was envious motherfucker!

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

But I haven't eaten enough for you to be envious! (I do have complete meals more often than I ought to, but that will stop now that classes are starting and I'll be on campus all day two days of the week [no ILE Tep on days what start with T]. I need to cook for other people more.)

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

ha trust me pal, you've eaten enough for me to be envious. (this says more about me than you.)

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

affinois/baguette, and some canary melon

jonas lefrel (jonas lefrel), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

mmm pork and yam chinese hotpot

mark s (mark s), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm baking some chicken breasts right now. I *never* cook. Damn diet.

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

Feeling too lazy to actually cook, so am eating a ham & turkey sandwich w/dijon and harvarti on Brownberry Hawaiian bread (never had this bread before--pretty good).
The bananas I bought are already getting black spots on them so I should probably go eat one of them.
Then it shall be a lil bag of Whoppers malted milk balls for a mini-dessert. Haven't had them for years and years but Luna reminded me of their existence.

oops (Oops), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

my grandad wouldn't eat bananas until there was not a spot of yellow left on the outside

mark s (mark s), Monday, 1 September 2003 20:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had a pastrami sandwich with salad cream earlier. And a Rolo pudding.

Chriddof (Chriddof), Monday, 1 September 2003 21:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha my girlfriend brought me Chinese takeaway. Chicken and cashew nuts. Hmm, they may have scrimped a little on the chicken, but still...

Ally C (Ally C), Monday, 1 September 2003 21:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had chicken stuffed with camambert. then later I got the munchies and had the rest of camambert on toast.

Matt (Matt), Monday, 1 September 2003 22:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

made basmati rice
with spinach onions garlic
and coconut milk

then (pre-dinner) scarfed
fries and coffee at Perkins
with some apple pie

now my wife's making
her famous pasta sauce and
I'm too full to eat

Haikunym (Haikunym), Monday, 1 September 2003 22:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

olive oil potato mash. fucking yummy!

Chris Radford (Chris Radford), Monday, 1 September 2003 23:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

Okra, in quantity. Carp too.

Jacob Barss-Bailey (Jaacob), Monday, 1 September 2003 23:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

that combination must play with yer guts Jacob!

Chris Radford (Chris Radford), Monday, 1 September 2003 23:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dinner is an Italian sheep's milk cheese and a dry chorizo.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 September 2003 23:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

Cooked nothing today.

Started the day with a little biscuit left over from yesterday morning and some water.

Spent most of the day at the hospital, so I had a hospital-grade hamburger, fries, more water, and a candy bar from the vending machine.

Went for a couple of hours to a cousin's 20th birthday party, but took along some grape-flavored Hawaiian shaved ice with me because I wasn't feeling up to eating anything heavy, e.g. the barbecue they were going to fix.

Am currently debating whether or not to fix anything to eat now; wish I had some popcorn, though.

Am looking forward to eating leftover homemade lasagna for dinner tomorrow, though. Yay!

Just Deanna (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 1 September 2003 23:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Haven't eaten for about 5 days (experimenting on myself as part of my process of going on the caloric restriction diet full time but whatever) but I drank about 6 L. of thick green tea and 1 L. of red wine. I shouldn't post with this state of mind, like, I have the attention span of a regular Fox viewer or somethin'.

S├ębastien Chikara (S├ębastien Chikara), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 02:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

sebastien, you should write a book. and then read it. again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 02:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lately I've had to economise, and this means back to cooking lots of my own meals that'll carry over for lunch as well.

This week's was a flan/quiche thing, filled with onion, roast capsicum, mushroom and brocoli. Makes 4 large slices, plenty for lunch and dinner, with some rice.

I just ate a sausage roll with my last bit of the flan. I feel a wee bit ill now.

I can't decide what to make for dinner, but I'm thinking some kind of stew or stroganoff or something I can make with the steak and veg I have.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 02:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

flan thing??

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 02:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

thinking abt the pate.
i am a pate fiend.

*slinks to fridge stealthily*
*cracks door*
*reaches in and deftly removes pate*
*retreats smoothly, with crackers*

gggrrrgggggllleeeee

Orbit (Orbit), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 02:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

Flan=quiche. Pastry shell, eggs&cream fillinf with veg and cheese on top, baked... is that not a flan? I call it a quiche... I dunno... my brain hurts :(

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

Flan=mexican creme brulee at least in the US

Orbit (Orbit), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

yes, flan is a mexican desert, custard like.

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Well a quiche is custard as well, just not sweet :) I have seen flan used in that context as well as dessert... but then I am very tired today so excuse me if I'm blathering... ughr can I go home now?

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

Here in California the deciding factor is the presence of cheese and sugar, A quiche is savory, and involves egg and cheese as the base.

A flan is a custard-like sweet dessert in California at least.

But you can call it whatever you want!

And you should find a comfy bed to retire to ;-)

Orbit (Orbit), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Heh I wish, its only 2.45pm and I'm at work! *cries*

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

For breakfast i had a BLT, coffee, fries, and a chocolate shake.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

And that kind of tided me over for the rest of the day.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think flan is flan all over.

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 03:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

hmm, i'm getting a visual on that that is rather strange....

Orbit (Orbit), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 04:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

Very sick today, but have made a bruiseberry pie anyway: standard fruit pie, four parts blueberry to one part blackberry. I'm eating a piece of it now, and didn't let it cool down enough to actually be pie so much as "bowl of hot fruit + crust."

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and you gotta splash a little port in with the fruit, just a little. No lemon juice, port. (Usually I would use more blackberries but I wanted a mostly blueberry pie today.)

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm kinda jealous of Tep. But you're old, right? Plenty time, plenty time...

Our kitchen is too messy to cook right now. Bah.

David. (Cozen), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

SPAGHETTI

s1utsky (slutsky), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think I'm not quite old enough to mind being called old :) But yeah, I've been cooking for a long time, and have cooked most of the meals I've eaten in the last .. what, thirteen years now, I guess. (My mother worked many hours when I was in high school, so I did the cooking, which meant "microwaved marshmallows" wasn't gonna cut it anymore.)

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

How old are you then Tep? If you don't mind me asking.

David. (Cozen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've been assuming he's a "young" 79.

s1utsky (slutsky), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

28!

Tep (ktepi), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yup, old.

David. (Cozen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

I like to think of it as "too old for clowns, too young for golddiggers."

Tep (ktepi), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Do 21, do 21!!!

David. (Cozen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

No no, I was really bad at being 21.

Tep (ktepi), Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had some Thai Beef Salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, grilled beef and hot pepper sauce), some flank steak fried rice with jalapenos, steamed pork dumplings and a reeses. (nb, i cooked none of this however I supervised it's cooking.)

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Saturday, 13 September 2003 04:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had a slice of pizza and ice cream. But I made bread last night and corn pancakes. I also made roast vegetable and black beans this week.

I am going to try to make chicken stock and with that make matzo ball soup again.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Saturday, 13 September 2003 05:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Today we'll have pasta with aubergines and olives for lunch. This morning I had a banana smoothie, peach yoghurt and chocolate paste toast. This evening probably salad with tuna or sth.

nathalie (nathalie), Saturday, 13 September 2003 06:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

a Sloppy Guiseppe Pizza Express pizza.

which I must defrost! thanks for reminding me, Tep.

MarkH (MarkH), Saturday, 13 September 2003 09:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, speaking of reminders, my new watch -- once I learn how to wear it (I'm taking it to a watchatician) -- doesn't have an alarm, so I'll be burning more things, I guess.

On deck today: ribs. It's Saturday. Ribs.

Tep (ktepi), Saturday, 13 September 2003 15:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

about to make a hearty breakfast w/ eggs and toast. just made some extra-strength coffee.

smoky topaz (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 15:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

had scrambled eggs, toast, hash browns and sausage this morning. Should've eaten something else as I'm now on my way to work and will probably regret not eating again shortly. oh well.

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Saturday, 13 September 2003 21:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

pad thai. now cleansing my palate w/ rainbow ices.

smoky topaz (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

Paging Jode: clean the kitchen, it's a shithole, I can't cook in it.

David. (Cozen), Saturday, 13 September 2003 21:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

pizza was nice. Just had some peanut butter sandwiches. And an apple. I discovered today that there was one tree which i'd somehow failed to notice when I picked the apples a couple of weeks back, so once again I'm inundated with the things.

MarkH (MarkH), Saturday, 13 September 2003 21:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

a boiled egg

duane, Saturday, 13 September 2003 21:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

breakfast: two crumpets with cream cheese and guavas.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 13 September 2003 22:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

we just woke up
i made some espresso and vogels toast with either marmite or tuna but i dont feel like eating the toast now. the coffee is v good tho

hellbaby (hellbaby), Saturday, 13 September 2003 23:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

i made bread pudding w. caramelized bananas! 's good! i also poured in a little whiskey and now it's uber-good! mmm whiskey

geeta (geeta), Saturday, 13 September 2003 23:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

The girlfriend ended up staying in instead of going out, so ribs might wait (depends on how late I work). Chicken pot pie's about to come out the oven.

Tep (ktepi), Sunday, 14 September 2003 00:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

coffee, H2O,
tofu with corn peas garlic
pineapple hot sauce,

huge salad dinner
with sourdough, fresh tomatoes
(mac and cheese for kids)

Haikunym (Haikunym), Sunday, 14 September 2003 00:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Pasta with a homemade (uncooked) tomato (homegrown), onion, basil, garlic, vinegar, olive oil sauce. With garlic bread and a bottle of red.

nickn (nickn), Sunday, 14 September 2003 01:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dumpster delight. A 50 cent can of Heinz cheezy beans, with home grown tomatoes, on some of the bread rolls found in a dumpster (a few hundred of them), and some Lay's BBQ chips also found in a dumpster (a whole van load.) Next week a hundred or more people are going to get free meals from this stuff.

sucka (sucka), Sunday, 14 September 2003 07:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

It's Sunday! So, sausage butties, obv.

Matt (Matt), Sunday, 14 September 2003 13:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Matt, you need to post recipes. Any time you mention food, it sounds like something out of a Roald Dahl book. In a good way, though!

(I say this having made toad in the hole before, of all things. Why? Because it's frickin called toad in the hole, how could anyone need another reason?)

Tep (ktepi), Sunday, 14 September 2003 16:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sausage Butties: Cook a sausage, butter a roll, add the two. Apply ketchup.

David. (Cozen), Sunday, 14 September 2003 16:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

Well, admittedly that sounds less exotic.

Tep (ktepi), Sunday, 14 September 2003 16:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

getting ready to make a simple sunday dinner treat.
the lamb chops, in my throw-together simple style--in the pan, olive oil, garlic, shallot, rosemary, a few Cabo tomatoes, throw it on a bed of greens and sprinkle some cheese over it (haven't decided which kind)

Orbit (Orbit), Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

Since my vow to start doing more cooking, I bought a filet of tilapia at the market yesterday. Trouble is, I dont know what I'm supposed to do with it. Someone help.

phil-two (phil-two), Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

boiled egg again
not as good as yesterday, didnt boil it long enough

duane, Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

pad thai with american broccoli and tofu. not spicy enough thouhg . .

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bought a filet of tilapia at the market yesterday. Trouble is, I dont know what I'm supposed to do with it

This is one of my favorite fish to cook, but I haven't done very many things with it because it's so well-suited to my favorite way to cook fish that isn't salmon: simple coating in either crackermeal (breadcrumbs or Panko are substitutes) or sesame seeds, with a little salt and often whatever spices sound good at the moment, searing on both sides in a hot pan with enough oil to coat (they're not very thick, right? Searing will do nearly all the cooking), and then serving them with a squeeze of lemon, greens (collard, kale, mustard, what have you, washed well and dried, either cooked for several hours with beer and soy sauce and tasso, or stir-fried at as high a heat as the oil can stand with a little garlic thrown in at the last minute), and occasionally Teptartar sauce: bit of mayo, bit of chopped up pickled hot peppers, bit of green onion, bit of garlic.

Alternately, you can substitute tilapia for the chicken in my Blackened Chicken With Satsuma Vinaigrette recipe, on the "hit me with your best sauce" thread.

Tep (ktepi), Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

As a more useful/general note: tilapia is vaguely sweet, in that fish-that-isn't-salmon-or-tuna way, and usually mild. Any recipe that calls for catfish can use tilapia instead. It pairs well with tropical fruits, especially citrus, and takes well to spice (but I think that of all fish and most of everything else).

Tep (ktepi), Sunday, 14 September 2003 23:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

Tep you are my hero.

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 15 September 2003 01:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

But we don't need another hero!

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 15 September 2003 01:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

You're my hero anyway ;-)

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 15 September 2003 01:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

I made my garlic pot roast.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Monday, 15 September 2003 01:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

Describe!

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 15 September 2003 01:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sausage Butties: Cook a sausage, butter a roll, add the two.

There is an art to cooking sausages however. None of this grilling nonsense unless you want to lose the flavour. They should be fried very gently in a heavy-bottomed pan, turning regularly to ensure even cooking. On no accoutn whatsoever pierce the skins as this reults in a disastrous loss of moisture (this is also why I don't hold with piercing chicken to see if it's done), this is why the cooking needs to be gentle. Cooked in this way the sausages should a ccrue an intensely savoury and sticky gel around their skins. Should take about twenty minutes to half an hour.

Then you put them between two slices of bread.

Matt (Matt), Monday, 15 September 2003 11:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

reheated chinese from last night, it reheats quite well, cos the food is very high quality to begin with from the place near here.

later I was thinking lamb chops, there's a nice rosemary and salt seasoning down there.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 15 September 2003 11:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Matt,, I do sausages for about an hour! lowest light with a diffuser, turn every 15 minutes or so, nummy caramelized skins.

I won't be cooking tonight as I'm out boozing, but tomorrow I'll make some Thai green curry and also I'll marinade some chicken in yoghurt and spices for Wednesday as we picked up a big box of free range chicken pieces at the weekend.

Last night it was a small rack of young lamb, pink in the middle, puy lentils braised with pancetta,garlic and shallots, carrots done in a mixture of (a small amount of) water and butter and a few carraway seeds, and roast beetroot with red onions. It was weird to make a dinner with no rice, couscous or potatoes, but it worked quite well.

chris (chris), Monday, 15 September 2003 11:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Huge culinary excitement all round as our new flat has a gas cooker. Actual control over temperature! Woo!

So far we have cooked: a potato gratin thing, spinach and potato curry (divine as always), big pasta and tomoato sauce thing, and yesterday an ill-advised risotto with porcini, sage and orange. It had quite a delicate flavour but was really too orangey, and in case I don't want delicacy when it comes to risotto, just nice rough comforting buttery, cheesy, mushroomy bite.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 15 September 2003 11:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was pretty proud of the veggie kebabs I made on the grill for Sarah's birthday party. Squash, zucchini, cherry tomatos, onions, and red and green peppers.

NA (Nick A.), Monday, 15 September 2003 11:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

I made my garlic pot roast.
Orbit: Describe!
1) Get a big slab of roast, preferably 5 to 7 lbs.
2) Slice a head of garlic into tiny slivers.
3) Cut tiny slits into the pot roast and stuff the garlic slivers into them.
4) Heat up at least 2 cans of beef broth and 1 can of french onion soup.
5) Sear the pot roast in olive oil and then roast it in the soup mixture for at least 6-8 hours.
6) When the meat is almost falling apart, add:

  • a pound of small, whole red potatoes
  • a pound of small, whole boiling onions
  • very coarsely chopped celery
  • Baby carrots
  • Baby corn or canned corn (optional)
  • A teaspoon of red vinegar (optional)
  • 1 fresh tomato, coarsely chopped. (optional)

7) Season with freshly cracked pepper and simmer for at least 30-45 minutes (or until the potatoes can be cut with a fork (don't let them get mushy.)
Serves an armored cavalry division.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Monday, 15 September 2003 14:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

addendum:
4a. add enough water to cover a pot roast. Keep the water level up to at least 2/3s of the way up the side of the pot roast. Baste often.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Monday, 15 September 2003 14:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

OK Tep. I'm gonna try your recipe tonite when I get home.

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 15 September 2003 20:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

Note to self: Remember to print out thread for dinner ideas.

I'm prolly buying: a huge bowl of chili (with shredded cheese and tortilla chips, natch), salad and juice.

No cooking for me, tonight

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Monday, 15 September 2003 20:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

YUM! Thanks Tep. It was really yummy. I'm pretty surprised that it actually came out okay. I went to the grocery store - got a lemon, some Sylvia's seasoned salt, and I had to call Rosemary to ask if there exists such a thing as packaged breadcrumbs or if i should buy a loaf of wonderbread... And I got some haricot verts and fried those with garlic. I'm very proud of myself.

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 15 September 2003 23:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

That's the best way to make green beans, too, for my money. Excellent!

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 15 September 2003 23:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm prolly buying: a huge bowl of chili (with shredded cheese and tortilla chips, natch), salad and juice.
I have a very good chili recipe, if your interested.
(Warning: Complicated. Requires a good crockpot.)

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

FISHFINGERS! Made from scratch by the fair breadcrumby hands of Matt. (Hopefully.)

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

tonight it's going to be the chicken pieces which we put in to marinade when we got back from the pub last night, it was made of oil, lime juice, pimenton, grated garlic, a couple of grated shallots, salt, pepper and some cumin and coriander seeds n(roasted and crushed). No idea what we'll be having with it, the state I'm in after today at work I'll probably just put them in a bowl and stick my head in and gnaw at them.

chris (chris), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

there is nothing like the smell of cumin/coriander in the kitchen.


Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

Mmmm.

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just dressed some mackerel with cumin and shallot vinegar. Then baked it. It was quite good.

Matt (Matt), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just had some bruschetta buried under a heap of tomatoes dowsed in oil. It was blimmin marvellous.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 17:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

there is nothing like the smell of cumin/coriander in the kitchen.
It smells like...freedom.


Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 17:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Tep, how do you cook your green beans? i've got a bunch sitting around waiting to be eaten.

lawrence kansas (lawrence kansas), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 17:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

those beans aren't getting any younger you know

lawrence kansas (lawrence kansas), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 17:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

bacon and eggs today!

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 17:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

had shepherds pie which was in the freezer, sub trifean at best.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 20:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

have a very good chili recipe, if your interested.
(Warning: Complicated. Requires a good crockpot.)

I'd love that! Send it on, please...

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 16 September 2003 21:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was on campus all day, I wasn't here for green beans!

Green Beans

The gist: I grew up on an ex-farm; it could've still been a farm, but we weren't farmers -- Dad made computers, Mom played tennis. We did keep the garden, though, and the fruit trees and grape arbor and raspberry patch and blackberry bushes. So I grew up used to produce being very, very fresh -- corn on the cob still tastes weird to me if it's more than, you know, half an hour old. It took me years to get used to grocery-store produce.

Anyway, point being, I never had canned vegetables as a kid except for canned peas on Thanksgiving because my grandmother liked them or something like that. So I grew up liking my vegetables crisp, or as near to it as they can be while still being cooked (carrots need to be cooked long enough to cook the raw taste off -- what's that thing called? that thing, you know, that goes away -- but I don't like them mushy).

... the point continues to fail to actually be.

Okay.

Green beans.

I like them hot and snappy, same way I like my women and my lava whips. Cook them, but don't overcook them. Salty and smoky are the flavors that work well to accentuate what's there without making you think it's something else entirely.

So, I go one of two ways or sometimes combine them:

1) A little oil (olive or sesame, usually), heated fairly hot; green beans already prepared with the ends snipped off and tossed in the freezer bag for soup stock; toss the beans in, stir until they change color, keep stirring for another minute or two depending on how old and large they are; add chopped garlic, stir another half a minute, remove from heat, sprinkle with soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, which should bubble as it hits the hot oil and reduce down so that it's basically stuck to the beans.

2) Fry a couple pieces of bacon wicked crispy but watch you don't burn them; remove, pat with paper towels, crumble; keep the grease in the pan but let cool a little; put heat back on, and when bacon fat is hot but not smoking or anything, toss the beans -- prepped as above -- in. Stir until the color changes and a couple minutes more, toss a little chile-garlic sauce on (different from sriracha but available from same company; this is the chunky-ish one, not the smooth sriracha) -- but only a little, if you want mega-heat, put some Dave's Insanity in, it won't dilute the green bean flavor as much as if you used the Scoville equivalent of the chile-garlic sauce -- and then sprinkle bacon on top.

Bacon and chile-garlic sauce. What kid's not gonna eat his green beans now?

Cooking for me today: ... uh, none. I was on campus for thirteen hours. I did have a lamb/pesto sandwich I'd made last night, though.

Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 02:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

damn tep you always make my culinary/dietary life feel like a complete and utter failure. I'm dorothy in Kansas over here and you're living in fucking munchkin land.

On the menu tonight a la casa de Sam: peanut butter on flour tortillas and diet dr. pepper. GET IN ME!

(oh perhaps my lunch of school cafeteria cheeseburger type thing with fries will save my eating day. Actually the only thing that saved that burger was some jalapenos I scrounged up. If it burns enough, you can't taste it!)

Texas, Biyatch! (thatgirl), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 02:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

blegh, i tried making pork but it turned out not so good. it didn't help that halfway thru my dinner, carey told me about the nest of worms she found in our bathroom :(

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 02:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

damn tep you always make my culinary/dietary life feel like a complete and utter failure. I'm dorothy in Kansas over here and you're living in fucking munchkin land.

Nah. Cooking's one of those things that, the more you do it -- I mean, both in total, so you've got the practice, but especially in terms of frequency, so that you have stuff on hand, and there's leftovers you can use, and things like that -- the quicker it goes. And, you know, I'm home five days of the week :)

Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 03:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember what my house looks like. I think I have a stove, but the oven's broken. I'm eating soup from a can.

Ann Sterzinger (Ann Sterzinger), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 03:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

i've been enthralled with the salad I've been making lately... argula, radiccio, spinach, apples, smoked salmon, feta cheese. Top with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 04:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

I had beans, corn, rice and melted cheese. And lots of cookies.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 05:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

Texas Ranch-hand Chili

Dishes
1 Large slow-cooker crock pot
1 very large nonstick fry pan
3 Large mixing bowls

Main Ingredients
1 lb of lean Beef for stewing, cut into 1/2 cubes
1/2 lb Bacon
3 Cans (16oz) Stewed Tomatoes (add more if you want a milder recipe.)
1 Can (16oz) Black Beans
1 Can (16oz) Pinto or Pink Beans
1 Can (16oz) Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 Can (8oz) Shoepeg or White corn
2 Bell Peppers
1 Red Onion
1 Vidalia Onion (or white onion if Vidalia is unavailable
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (REAL not synthetic)
1 Large Chili Pepper (Anaheim preferred, but you can use Anchos for extra sweetnees anmd heat)
1-2 Teaspoons freshly chopped Jalapeno, Scotch Bonnet or Habanero (in that order of heatness)
1 Tablespoon Mexican oregano (1/2 Teaspoon if freshly grown)
1 Tablespoon Cilantro (1/2 Teaspoon if freshly grown)

Liquid Maranade Ingredients
1 Cup lime juice
1 Teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon Tabasco

Dry Marinade Ingredients (For milder recipe, cut levels of everything -- but the masa -- in half)
3 Tablespoon Masa (finely ground mexican cornmeal)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Garnish
Shredded "Mexi Cheese" (Sharp Chedder, Colby, Monterey Jack, Asiago)
Corn or Tortilla Chips.

PREP
1) Start up crock pot. Put in the stewed tomatoes, coarsely chopped large chili pepper and chopped Jalapenos. Cover and simmer.
2) Put all the Liquid Maranade Ingredients in Bowl #1. Stir Thoroughly. Cover.
3) Put all the Dry Marinade Ingredients in Bowl #2. Stir Thoroughly. Cover.
4) If the stew meat is in chunks bigger than 1/2 inch cubes, cut them down to 1/2 cubes.
5) Put the stew meat in the Liquid maranade. Stir until all the meat is throughly coated.
6) Cook up the 1/2 lb of bacon. KEEP THE BACON GREASE IN THE PAN. Put the bacon in the crock pot and then add the maple syrup on top of the bacon. Cover and simmer.
7) Allow the stew beef cubes to marinate for *at least* 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
8) Remove stew beef cubes from the Liquid Marinade, straining off the excess. Put the stew beef cubes into the Dry Marinade. Stir Thoroughly until stew beef cubes are evenly coated.
9) Allow the stew beef cubes to marinate for *at least* 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
10) Remove stew beef cubes from Dry Marinade. Fry them up in the bacon grease. (Yes, unhealthly...but it tastes sooooo goood.)
11) When they are seared to a golden brown, add them to the crock pot.
12) Open each can of beans, drain juices into crock pot, but beans into Bowl #3. Put Bowl #3 in fridge to chill.
13) Cook this mixture for at least 6 hours.

HALFWAY POINT
1) Coarsely chop the Red and Vidalia Onions, and the Bell Peppers. Add them to the mixture.
2) Taste. If too spicy, add more stewed tomatoes, and a scosche more maple syrup.
3) Cook this mixture for another 2 Hours.

LAST STEP
1) Add Beans and Shoepeg/white corn.
2) Cook for one more hour.

SERVE
with shredded cheese melting on top, and corn/tortilla chips on the side.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 13:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kidney beans in chili labeled "Texas" is a sin.

A Girl Named Sam (thatgirl), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 15:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

that ain't cooking, it's science

chris (chris), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 15:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

damn Tep, thanks for the recipie. I didn't see your message so I went ahead and made my beans in oil cooked with garlic-pepper sauce.

When I make your recipie I'll use Spraycon.

lawrence kansas (lawrence kansas), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 16:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

er, recipe

lawrence kansas (lawrence kansas), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 16:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Not a problem :) And yay Spraycon!

Late breakfast/early lunch: eggs fried (not scrambled) with jalapenos; couple biscuits; couple pieces of bacon; coffee.

Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 16:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

i want spaghetti

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 17:05 (10 years ago) Permalink


Kidney beans in chili labeled "Texas" is a sin.
I got that idea from a genuine cowpuncher from Texas. Kidney beans are perfectly legitimate.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 17:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Traditional Texas chili uses beans as a condiment (if at all), not an ingredient, but adding them in for just the last hour is only a venial sin, I think :)

Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 17:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Many die-hard Texas chefs still consider beans at all pure evil in chili. I've seen a little more kindness given towards pinto beans. . .but that's it.

A Girl Named Sam (thatgirl), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 20:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dinner: chicken smothered with onions and pepperoncini, biscuits. Oof am I full.

Tep (ktepi), Thursday, 18 September 2003 00:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
Boiled shrimp, tangy chicken wings, molten chocolate-blueberry cake. Happy Mawdi Grah, y'all.

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 20:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

Greens stir-fried til they're crispy, confit of salmon, soy / balsamic reduction. Happy Tuesday night y'all.

Matt (Matt), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 20:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Tep! I was just looking at your cookbook yesterday...was thinking of making the buttermilk cake some time this week.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 20:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, you so should. That's one of my favorite things. It's really rich and dense, but hey, that's cake.

I'm giving up desserts, sweets, and packaged snacks for Lent, so ... if you do, don't tell me about it in much detail.

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 20:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Elk steak, mashed potatoes, and golden beets in brown sugar vinaigrette.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 1 March 2004 00:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have been into eating things I wouldn't normally eat. I had an Italian sausage sandwich and a Dr. Pepper for brunch, along with most of a bag of potato chips (but it was Yukon Gold!). Later I finished the potato chips and ate some pretzels. Now I'm craving something sweet, and am thinking maybe I should get some of that ice cream I was telling myself I am going to have to not get into the habit of eating this summer like I did last summer if I am serious about getting back down to a 32" waist, which I am.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Monday, 1 March 2004 00:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

made some valrhona cocoa this afternoon -- and i just ordered some hot wings and plantains from the weird-ass sino-mex-ghetto identity crisis takeout place a few blocks away.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 1 March 2004 00:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
baby octopus is $2/lb right now in chinatown. i boiled a pound and a half in salted water for 20 minutes, then threw them into a pot of leftover claret and simmered for a further 20 minutes until the wine had reduced. i cooked cannellini beans and spinach with carmelized garlic and balsamic vinegar while waiting for the octopus to tenderize, and now i'm having all of it mixed up together in a warm salad. DELICIOUS.

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 16 May 2004 22:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

i am coming over, ok?

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 16 May 2004 23:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

I cooked some nice daal curry and basmati rice earlier.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Sunday, 16 May 2004 23:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

i am coming over, ok?

dude, i have a lot left over.

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 16 May 2004 23:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

kekekekekeke.

i am actually eating a burger now. :(

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 16 May 2004 23:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am raiding my mothers freezer, defrosting chicken breasts to make fajitas tonight.

YEAAAH BONERS

Ian Johnson (orion), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am making stir fry w/lots of onions, broccolli and carrots as I am now somewhat grudginly a vegetarian.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

dump her, dude.

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am grudgingly kind of on the Atkins diet for (I suspect) similar reasons as christhamrin.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

What I need is a fudge burrito.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

wusses.

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

i made:

-orange balsamic chicken w/ string beans & red pepper
-warm spinach salad with cucumbers and mandarin orange segments, served with pumpernickel bread and walnut ricotta dressing

earlier i made a lemon margarita.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Dear maternal figures of ILX:

Pls cook me dinner.

kthx.

Ian Johnson (orion), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

oops OTM w.r.t. christhamrin

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

regret.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

vegetarian pad thai from trader joe's. good, and only a buck ninety-nine.

x Jeremy (Atila the Honeybun), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

vegetarians don't know how to properly handle meat.

to the curb with her (Oops), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

i love how this has turned into a vegetarian hate thread.

fuck vegetarians.

Ian Johnson (orion), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

I just found a nice piece of cheese in the office fridge. I'm saving it for the drive home.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 22:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

no no, vegetarians are perfectly okay. vegetarians who force others to be vegetarians can eat my meaty manhood.

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

fuck vegetarians.

Well, I guess I'd rather fuck [a] vegetarian(s).

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

holy shit lauren (and jbr too)!

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

i am helping a friend move tonight and i will be paid with indian food and beer at a local curryhouse.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's not quite dinner time yet, but dinner will be a spinach, arugula, and radicchio salad with chunks of apple, salmon, and feta cheese. Topping is some olive oil and balsamic.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

I want to meet one of these vegetarians who forces people to only eat vegetables. I picture them knocking paper plates out of peoples' hands at BBQs.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

(just before oops offers them his cock as punishment)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

for dinner, i'm having leftover green curry that i made last night. lots of baby bok choy, soybean sprouts, orange peppers, and tofu. volcanically spicy. i'm forcing no one to eat it.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

i have no time to make dinner so I'm eating a apple cinnamon cereal bar and some Stilton cheese. (was gonna have it with crackers but some assbunny did the ole 'leave two crackers in the box so I don't have to throw it away' trick)

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 19 May 2004 23:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

I made an enormo bowl of noodle soup last night with chicken breast, dried Chinese mushrooms, spring onions, shredded Savoy cabbage, garlic and ginger. It was very simple and very satisfying. Ahh. And a can of milky bubble pearl tea to follow.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 20 May 2004 09:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
I am now partially through cooking the first ever proper homemade soup I have ever made, thanks to receiving a huge amount of tomatoes from a friend's garden yesterday, combined with my insatiable love for tomato soup. I am following this recipe, suggested by Stripey:

http://www.tenspeed.com/inside/page.php3?ftr=274

It already smells absolutely delicious, and I will have some fresh bread and a good red wine with it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 29 July 2004 00:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am now partially through cooking the first ever proper homemade soup I have ever made, thanks to receiving a huge amount of tomatoes from a friend's garden yesterday, combined with my insatiable love for tomato soup.

whooo! soup is one of my favorite things to make. now you've got me craving the tomato soup with italian chicken sausage i whipped up a few months ago.

Maneating Leopards of India (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 29 July 2004 00:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

italian chicken sausage

Argh, I want that, it sounds good. Bring some with you next time you're out.

The soup is coming together tremendously well, I am about to take it off the heat and add the basil (like the tomatoes, fresh from said garden).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 29 July 2004 00:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

make gazpacho! i just ate a can of black beans.

caitlin hell (caitxa), Thursday, 29 July 2004 00:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

i ate a bratwurst earlier, and will probably eat one later!

Ian c=====8 (orion), Thursday, 29 July 2004 01:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've just a had a cup of miso soup and a small portion of chilli con carne with brown rice. I'll be making an asparagus and chorizo risotto tonight.

leigh (leigh), Thursday, 29 July 2004 10:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

BR: Kashi Go Lean cereal (ehh...) for breakfast
LU: Two plums, my mom's home-made pumpernickel bread, moxie!
DI: Hummel Und Erde (sweet potatoes mashed with fresh applesauce, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice), cherry tomatoes, mesclun, sunflower seeds.

x j e r e m y (x Jeremy), Thursday, 29 July 2004 11:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

Asparagus and chorizo risotto sounds heavenly. How do you ensure you don't have those horrible gristly bits that puts me off most chorizos?

I am eating a bagel wot I made myself for desk lunch. It has honey roast turkey, sun blushed tomatoes, red jalapenos and cream cheese in it.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 29 July 2004 11:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am making [read eating as i go] ryvita crackers with cheese & red onion. mmm yummy, but all gone. *cries*

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 29 July 2004 11:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

mark, if you cook chorizo a lot less than you would think (ie only a few golden/black bits) then it's way more tender. Assuming you're using the softer cooking chorizo that is. If yr using the hard stuff then you'll always get the hard bits even in the best.

try and get to Brindisa for their own brand, it's blooming marvellous.

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 29 July 2004 11:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

kashi go lean tastes like styrofoam.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 29 July 2004 11:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

a slice of two boots "big maybelle" and a black & white cookie.

Maneating Leopards of India (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to have a few slices of heavy-duty organic 5-grain bread with olive tapenade and tomato slices for dinner, and a lot of blueberries because they're about to go bad and i feel guilty if i waste them.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

Tonight will be lambchops with a side of steamed green beans, some of my special steak sauce, and some zinfandel. I may have to invite someone over - or maybe not and just enjoy 2 chops myself!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

last week i had cinnamon-raisin buttermilk pancakes with blueberries. YUM.

Maneating Leopards of India (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

i love pancakes, but i haven't had any in ages. i was rarely allowed them as a kid because of all the sugar in the syrup and the relative lack of nutritional value, and i think i still have a mental block.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

I cannot stop eating these new twisty cheez-its. THEY ARE SO GOOD THEY SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.

Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

srsly amazing Chinese BBQ sauce (making this ahead of time for some lamb meatballs) (i used a nice mango honey from whole foods and it really makes a difference):

1 cup dry sherry
1 cup hoisin sauce
1 cup ketchup
4 tbsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
4 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. sriracha or hot chili sauce
1/2 tsp. five-spice powder
2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation:
Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cook mixture 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, organic ketchup = no HFCS

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

that sounds good. in fact, i'm at a near-hallucinatory state of starvation atm and p sure i could str8 drink that right now

arby's, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink


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