what's cooking? part 5: 2017-2027

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crispy skin is of course a real treat. I would have preferred it a little less well done but that probably wouldn't have been to my guest's taste. the savoury raspberry sauce really is great though; not really done much like that but it's not difficult - gastrique of sugar & white wine vinegar, break the raspberries down, red wine, stock, season. also feeling very seasonal and there aren't many pleasures out there that can compete with hanging out with a friend, slowly chatting while cooking and watching the kittens go on one of their first explorations of the garden, and then eating together

ogmor, Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:22 (seven years ago) link

sounds awesome! i love making duck tho prob more winter eating for me.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:44 (seven years ago) link

I started documenting the slow cooker chili recipes last year

Jan 30, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/lPFtXrMm.jpg
Mar 6, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/Ns9Wx82m.jpg
Apr 24, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/rs5oAr1m.jpg
May 30, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/9J55608m.jpg
Sep 3, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/ZQwuxiDm.jpg
Dec 4, 2016: http://i.imgur.com/G01hCxNm.jpg
Jan 2, 2017: http://i.imgur.com/wjQnIu4m.jpg
Mar 4, 2017: http://i.imgur.com/boVpHdxm.jpg
Apr 30, 2017: http://i.imgur.com/lpohd8am.jpg

El Tomboto, Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:24 (seven years ago) link

Hoping the allspice comes through in the latest batch and I don't hate myself for leaving out the garlic

El Tomboto, Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:25 (seven years ago) link

how do you come by red habaneros in january?! (am trying to grow habaneros and ghost peppers this year)
i've never added corn tortillas to chili though, what a great idea.

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:22 (seven years ago) link

Kenny Shopsin puts masa in his and I am a fan!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:50 (seven years ago) link

i think kenji adds masa too, and i'm definitely gonna try it next time

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:54 (seven years ago) link

one thing that is definitely making me excited about moving to new mex: hatch (or chimayo!) chiles

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:55 (seven years ago) link

adding masa is cool just gotta be careful it doesn't clump

call all destroyer, Monday, 1 May 2017 15:00 (seven years ago) link

I stole it from ATK I think? Originally they said to put the tortillas and the beer in the blender but it's less work to just dice them up tbf. Soaking them doesn't seem to have much effect.

the habaneros come on a truck.

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 15:01 (seven years ago) link

next batch, definitely keeping the allspice; actually I think the dried seasonings are on point finally - less hot peppers though, and I think the bacon didn't render enough in the oven, this batch is a little greasy.

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 01:53 (seven years ago) link

found an interesting technique flipping through the zuni cafe cookbook yesterday, where you quick braise fish with other stuff under your broiler. you basically get a quick gratinee of everything, then you lower the broiler and cook the finish mostly through. remove from oven, take out the fish, and finish sauce & stuff on the stovetop.

tried it tonight with potatoes, leeks, thyme, sea bass, and a lot of butter. rustic and delicious.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:54 (seven years ago) link




also lol @ the guy at the gourmet shop for getting fussy w/ me asking for 0.2lb of guanciale but that's all I needed bcz I halved it and that shit was still $5 for 0.2 lb!!

anyway track down guanciale or I guess use pancetta and this shit is SO FUCKING EASY and it's one of those recipes that uses v few ingredients and showcases all of their glorious flabors

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:29 (seven years ago) link

love a good flabor

jason waterfalls (gbx), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:30 (seven years ago) link

o yeah we are all about bucatini

HONOR THE FYRE (sleeve), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:32 (seven years ago) link

it is great for cacio e pepe

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:38 (seven years ago) link

never made something like this before, seems impossible to fuck up though https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/05/crumbling-crisp-convictions/

assawoman bay (harbl), Monday, 15 May 2017 00:29 (seven years ago) link

got huge strawberries and rhubarb this AM at farmers' mkt

assawoman bay (harbl), Monday, 15 May 2017 00:29 (seven years ago) link

gah I never see rhubarb at the farmer's market here, I should get mum & dad to covertly send me some in the mail.

that recipe looks good, I'm gonna save that one.

crumbles are my life, I just used up a year-old bag of frozen berries that I'd forgotten about in the back of the freezer and turned it into a cobbler/crumble kind of thing. easy and delish!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 15 May 2017 00:57 (seven years ago) link

i made that crumble and its v v v good

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 19 May 2017 23:09 (seven years ago) link

started bunging rhubarb into my stirfries and it does add something.
Works for savoury if you don't add sugar.
Just kept seeing it in the local LIDL and thought I'd give it a shot.

also cashew nuts, plenty of ginger, garlic, turmeric, chillies, pepper, chayote, aubergine, courgette, leeks, shallotts, spring onions, mushrooms, cabbage, spinach, chard, kale, tomato, radishes, and a few other things.

Stevolende, Friday, 19 May 2017 23:24 (seven years ago) link

I also made that crumble as, like harbl, I had picked up strawberries and rhubarb at the farmer's market. I'm a little on the fence about it--I missed the crunchiness of a traditional crisp.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:24 (seven years ago) link

have some extra time to cook since heading into finals week at school so making beet pesto today which i've never done before. sounds weird but worth a try imo. tomorrow gonna make roasted leek and white bean gallette (from smitten kitchen blog) for vegan roommate's birthday

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:15 (seven years ago) link

i made ceviche for the first time the other nigh, it was delicious! i grew up eating it a lot, my dad would usually make a shrimp or a squid ceviche, i used turbot for this one it was really good. i followed this recipe for the most part - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/13/martin-morales-ceviche-recipe-peru

marcos, Monday, 22 May 2017 14:25 (seven years ago) link

last night i made crab rolls, like lobster rolls i guess, i kind of used a few diff recipes mashed together. had them with steamed jersey royal potatoes, a lot of butter was expended for this meal. i still have a little crab left over so i'm going to make a linguine tonight i think, it's very hot in london so maybe some wine too.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 22 May 2017 15:40 (seven years ago) link

both of those things sound delicious. i am almost getting my mojo back!! I think it has a lot to do with mental space afforded to other things that require significant mental space. now that it's fruit & vegetable & grill season + i have a break from work, i am a little more inspired. i'd like to invite some people over to grill with me, that might make it slightly more exciting. like a sunday "grill yr stuff for the week" get together. idk if i have the logistical abilities to pull that together but it would be fun.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 22 May 2017 15:44 (seven years ago) link

communal cooking is the best & definitely helps me get back into it. I have never cooked crab but I do love linguine so mb I should get on it. will mostly be salads, salsa verde, fish and such this week but off duty tonight while my gf cooks feijoada

ogmor, Monday, 22 May 2017 18:48 (seven years ago) link

making nigel slater warm potato salad for the first time this year. i need to make more things from this book and more things from cookbooks in general.

assawoman bay (harbl), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:37 (seven years ago) link

got inspired by some pbs thing on Alice Waters last night, so making Chickpea and Farro Soup from one of her cookbooks. a couple herbs, garlic, celery, onion and orange zest, 3/4 of the chickpeas get pureed. sounds like a simple classic proven├žal sort of thing that is right up my alley.

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:01 (seven years ago) link

can't believe I've never made this dish before, but I did cod with chorizo and lentils from this recipe: http://www.ramus.co.uk/recipes/pan-fried-cod-lentils-chorizo/

and it was way better than I expected. I put a chopped tomato in and left out the kale (had green beans on the side). It had a sweetness as well as savouriness.

kinder, Saturday, 27 May 2017 20:35 (seven years ago) link

cod with salty pork things is a good combo.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 27 May 2017 22:03 (seven years ago) link

I made this last night -- so simple, and SO goddamn good!!

reminds me of the berebere spicy chicken thigh recipe that stevie d posted ages ago -- kind of the same principle, but not spicy but super flavorful.

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 May 2017 00:38 (seven years ago) link

gosh, I haven't made those berbere chicken thighs in years. sad! I'm actually v delighted that they've had staying power on this thread tho

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 21:04 (seven years ago) link

i have made them a few times, i heart them

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 21:04 (seven years ago) link

made this tonight: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/charred-and-raw-corn-with-chile-and-cheese

subbed feta in for the cotija because living in the uk, had it with grilled squid and a glass of muscadet - love summer food!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 4 June 2017 18:31 (seven years ago) link

omg i love summer food too
i grilled some pineapple 2 days ago and it was heavenly

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 4 June 2017 18:40 (seven years ago) link

windows open, music on, wine, breeze coming through the house, it is a good time to cook.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 4 June 2017 18:44 (seven years ago) link


charcoal grilled flank steak and new potatoes tonight for us, but it's noon on the west coast. time to marinate the steak!

sleeve, Sunday, 4 June 2017 19:10 (seven years ago) link

i suggest giving this a play:


Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 4 June 2017 19:17 (seven years ago) link

love summer food

marcos, Sunday, 4 June 2017 19:20 (seven years ago) link

first blt's of summer for lunch <3

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 4 June 2017 21:12 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

grilled squid, a salad similar to another one i mentioned itt of tomato, roasted corn, feta, basil and lime juice. big glass of chablis easing a horrible hangover.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 25 June 2017 17:57 (seven years ago) link


Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:01 (seven years ago) link

love it
i am about to go to the store (tomorrow tbh) and remembered that i love ceviche so i think it's time for that

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:51 (seven years ago) link

baked a two layer caker for mr veg's birthday ... am now living my own Great Britsh Bake Off

- planned to do 1 good size cake & sandwich it
- turned out more modest in height than anticipated
- baked a quick second layer
- made buttercream frosting
- was v unappealing off-white so colored it yellow
- now looks like actual butter lol
- did my crumbcoat, all good
- added jam filling, and whipped cream
- added top layer, noticed whipped cream starting to break down slightly
- o fuck the whipped cream prob wont hold
- madly frosted the whole thing & spackled over the filling to lol contain it lololol
- shoved it in the fridge, hope for the best
- hopefully (vainly) that it isnt sitting in a pool of oozed cream tomorrow

hee hee all a bit of adrenalin & fun in the end
i do enjoy baking, masochist that i am

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 June 2017 06:11 (seven years ago) link

damn you've put the work in there!

tonight i am going to cook a chicken leg and have some asparagus on the side. i bought a jar of romesco which is a bit of a cheat but whatever.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 26 June 2017 11:28 (seven years ago) link

cake update:

the frosting set nice & hard so my "spackling" method contained the filling :)

cream kinda disappeared/ soaked into the cake despite crumb-coat but there was plenty of jam

cake was ok but v dense...may have buggered up the method somewhere so i think i'll go back to classic sponge cake next time, i have more experience with those

overall yay!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 June 2017 23:04 (seven years ago) link

your insta-link = Sorry, this page isn't available, btw

god i miss being able to run down the street and pick up fresh squid like i was able to while living in sf. living in chico on account of school rn and can't wait to get outta here in a year

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:02 (seven years ago) link

My neighbor has gotten into gardening in a big way this year for the first time, and we got hit with a deluge of yellow squash last night. At least it's not zucchini. I'm having rice + furikake + sauteed squash + a fried egg on top for lunch, and will make a pureed squash soup for dinner.

Mr. Crackpots (WilliamC), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:25 (seven years ago) link

i really like making a simple squash soup just by roasting it and then putting it in with stock, onion, garlic, ginger and coconut milk and then immersion blending. very easy light meal.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:27 (seven years ago) link

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