what's cooking? part 5: 2017-2027

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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

sunday is fish day. whole roast plaice with cherry tomatoes and thyme, handful of samphire with lemon and olive oil. glass of vinho verde.

baked apricots with brown sugar and some leftover cream.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 9 July 2017 19:14 (seven years ago) link

mmmmm yum

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 July 2017 20:36 (seven years ago) link

i just looked up samphire and still don't recognize it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:46 (seven years ago) link

it's sometimes called sea asparagus - it's like a salty quite coarse green - very nice and cooks quickly. think it was faintly popularised by foraging chefs over here, i guess it's plentiful in the uk as you can buy it in most supermarkets now.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:49 (seven years ago) link

not only have i not seen it, i haven't heard of it
i guess i'm nowhere near the sea, might have something to do with it?

the name is very appealing

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:50 (seven years ago) link

often sold at the fishmongers or fish counter or whatever. give it a go if you can find some. it's mostly a side for fish but i think i've seen it in pastas and stuff before as well.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:54 (seven years ago) link

i'm always into a new vegetable
someone should make an ESG omelette with it -- eggs, samphire, gruyere

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:57 (seven years ago) link

there's a place in oakland that only does mac+cheese called homeroom. stumbled upon their cookbook a couple years ago but filed recipes away and hadn't used any. made their vegan sauce recipe yesterday and it was un-flippin'-believable. added sauteed mush/onions and some chopped kale to it and baked it covered for awhile then topped with panko breadcrumbs til they got toasty. this gets regular rotation status consideration. was one of the simplest things in the world to make (the sauce involved no cooking!), too

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:50 (seven years ago) link

just had a google, might give it a try. i am basically vegan (i eat a piece of pizza with cheese on it every once in a while/will eat vegetarian if I'm somewhere where it's the only option logistically) and have tried a few different vegan mac and cheese recipes, but this one looks fairly different to others I've tried.

i made this vegan "carbonara" on friday, it was very good http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/vegan-carbonara-pasta-recipe.html

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:41 (seven years ago) link

Oh! That looks killer. Yeah I've tried 3 other v good vegan Mac recipes and don't think I'll be going back to them. Sauce in this one is pretty loose but came together perfectly when baked

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 13 July 2017 22:50 (seven years ago) link

i didn't like this very much! haha. oh subjectivity.

i don't get too upset at "failures" of this kind though, it's always worth trying new things out and you won't love everything

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 July 2017 16:31 (six years ago) link

dang, sry to hear that. the three people that i ate it with /seemed/ to enjoy it as much as i

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Friday, 14 July 2017 19:07 (six years ago) link

it wasn't too bad (i just ate leftovers for lunch at work) but i think i prefer other vegan macs I've made that were cashew based more

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 July 2017 19:11 (six years ago) link

tonight - whole roast rainbow trout stuffed with parsley, lemon and garlic. and a baked potato. i got quite excited about having a baked potato cos they're so impossible midweek when time is scarce, realised i hadn't cooked one in years. topped it with grated manchego and chopped scallions. glass of gruner veltliner relieving a horrible hangover after some friends' 40th celebrations yesterday :)

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 16 July 2017 19:30 (six years ago) link

very nice!

i'm in the middle of a move and devoting a disproportionate amount of time to unpacking/setting up the kitchen bc i miss cooking.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 July 2017 19:33 (six years ago) link

moving update: my rad induction range was delivered today so i celebrated ironically by burning the hell out of my finger on a pan that was under the broiler.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:39 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

made this tonight, it really livened up a fairly bland dinner of boiled potatoes and a chicken breast: https://food52.com/recipes/12000-old-bay-aioli

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:34 (six years ago) link

ooh i love old bay
it's really good on popcorn

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:46 (six years ago) link

been alternating butter chicken (from Ajanta book), vegetable korma, and paneer kofta (also Ajanta) for about one year, and I'm still not tired of it somehow

Gaspard de la Nuit: III. ScarJost (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 20:38 (six years ago) link

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