what's cooking? part 5: 2017-2027

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Yeah, I eat everything but my partner doesn't. This is why we usually just go to Mme Shawn for tofu for him.

Yerac, Saturday, 26 May 2018 20:06 (five years ago) link

Tonight’s 101 Easy Asian Recipes pick was chicken adobo, which I hadn’t done before. I don’t have any proper points of comparison I don’t think but it tastes good!

I don’t think I’ve ever properly reduced a sauce though. Unless there’s actually no reason to boil down your sauce until it’s the consistency of pancake syrup. Is that even possible? Sauce is a complete mystery to me.

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 28 May 2018 01:29 (five years ago) link

i also find sauce mysterious but the guideline i would start with is reducing takes way way longer than you expect

call all destroyer, Monday, 28 May 2018 01:32 (five years ago) link

i love adobo, i was planning to try that recipe next too

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 28 May 2018 01:33 (five years ago) link

fuck it, this has been on my wishlist forever and i just bought it: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0470194960/?coliid=I3L0KGYII342ZT&colid=1P6XT5QYBLVO9&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

call all destroyer, Monday, 28 May 2018 01:35 (five years ago) link

same, have not bought yet but thanks for the reminder

sleeve, Monday, 28 May 2018 01:52 (five years ago) link

I have peterson's splendid soups. I texted the gumbo recipe to my friend in new orleans for a quick check, and he talked to me for the next two hours about how it was a recipe that could only have been conceived by the antichrist. Yet, I've always liked the other soups I've made from that book.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 May 2018 07:03 (five years ago) link

and the gumbo recipe is probably tasty, too. it's just hard to please everyone with such a broad sweep of a topic.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 May 2018 07:04 (five years ago) link

The black bean soup in that book is good.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 28 May 2018 07:13 (five years ago) link

I made ricotta using the recipe from Kenji's book and...I guess I did it wrong. Curds stuck together almost immediately and the end result was kind of chewy :(

Made oven-braised pork chops with red onion and pears, zucchini with anchovies and capers, plus my wife chipped in some delicious sauteed radishes. Good times!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:48 (five years ago) link

I wouldn’t be surprised if I posted about this dish in the past but it was 90-something degrees today so for dinner I rinsed a can of cannellini beans, added a can of tuna in olive oil, sliced red onion, red wine vinegar, and flat leaf parsley and ate it with some bread and rose. Ten minutes of prep time and nothing to heat up

joygoat, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:22 (five years ago) link

that sounds awesome, i'm saving it

forensic plumber (harbl), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:26 (five years ago) link

I've been adding a crap ton of tumeric to everything because I went to the doctor and my uric acid levels were a little too high (so also cutting out wine for now). This weekend I made DUMPLINGS! again but they were tofu, tumeric, scallion, kale. Also did a salmon dhansak which came out well but the salmon had a lot of the properties as if we just used canned tuna.

Yerac, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:28 (five years ago) link

I've got this new turmeric that is brighter yellow and makes longer lasting stains on everything it touches. but I love it. Night+Market fried peanuts with lime leaves, red pepper, lemon grass, etc. have changed my pad thai game. Long, complicated recipes are never too enjoyable for the person that eats them. So the key to enjoying my own cooking is putting all of the effort into toppings or additives that are delicious and can be added very simply to the recipe in the moment before eating. Or I guess just making stuff that reheats well.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:15 (five years ago) link

ugh what great summer dishes should i make, help i'm going grocery shopping tonight someone hold my hand!!!!

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:46 (five years ago) link

Hot dogs n potato salad

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:47 (five years ago) link


the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:41 (five years ago) link

Cmon that’s the most summery meal there is

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:42 (five years ago) link

i need to make a side dish for work picnic. no hot dogs, possible potato salad.

forensic plumber (harbl), Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:43 (five years ago) link

How about a cold asparagus rice salad.

WilliamC, Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:45 (five years ago) link

I make this Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad. vegan and gluten-free!

neutral yogurt (doo dah), Friday, 1 June 2018 00:40 (five years ago) link

green papaya salad.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 1 June 2018 00:56 (five years ago) link

i had to do dinner for 7 tonight with about one day's notice so i busted out this absolutely classic two-hour pork ribs joint:


call all destroyer, Friday, 1 June 2018 02:33 (five years ago) link

y'all this was SO GOOD and SO EASY i just can't believe it, i just used ground pork from the store


the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 3 June 2018 20:42 (five years ago) link

oh, i like the look of that Lebanese salad up there. gotta remember that. xxpost

on holiday from school and moving in a couple weeks to my transfer school area ( i found an apt. this weekend, YAY!) so am making use of some ingredients on hand. even though it's supposed to be scorching tomorrow, i made a big batch of curried lentil soup, that i think is gonna rule. that's for tomorrow/rest of the week. tonight making eggplant pizza. my housemate has a thing for eggplant.

lâche pas la patate (outdoor_miner), Monday, 11 June 2018 16:25 (five years ago) link

i made the lebanese salad for guests and have been munching on the remains for like a week. it's very tasty.

call all destroyer, Monday, 11 June 2018 17:15 (five years ago) link

I pan cooked a thin-cut porkchop and put it on a King's Hawaiian hamburger bun with mayo and hoisin, A+

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:30 (five years ago) link

I order halal lamb and chicken over rice and cut up tomatoes and cukes for an extra side salad with lemon dressing. One order will make at least two meals for me so it's a good way to prepare lunch the day before.

That's the extent of my cooking in past months.

which do u hear yanny or (in orbit), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:35 (five years ago) link

haha! i regularly do the same thing
although today i made (vegan!) spinach pies (in easy to use country-style phyllo) with onions, berbere, ginger, turmeric

it's my antidote for enduring food poisoning sunday-monday

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:39 (five years ago) link

(food poisoning was NOT from the place i usually get my meat/rice/tabouli/hummus fix)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:40 (five years ago) link

I'm doing my first and hopefully last kitchen reno.

What are things you'd change about your kitchen layout and why?

Are you happy with your appliances?

Should I get a bright orange wall oven?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:53 (five years ago) link

Yes to the last.

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:54 (five years ago) link

yes to orange oven
most annoying thing is that the trash can is too far from the cutting area. if i had my way they would be closer together.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:05 (five years ago) link

Bright orange oven yes. If I could redo my kitchen, I would seal seal seal the spaces between all the appliances and counters and the floors. I hate food particles falling in between. Definitely a bigger double sink (I rarely use the dishwasher), built in wine cellar, prep space for two people, and integrated seating/hangout for when I am waiting for stuff to cook. I'm not really into spending a lot on appliances, as long as I have a gas burner and an inoffensive fridge, I'm good.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:14 (five years ago) link

Although I do covet Smeg and Big Chill fridges.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:16 (five years ago) link

most annoying thing is that the trash can is too far from the cutting area. if i had my way they would be closer together.

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:05 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a good one.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:50 (five years ago) link

my layout is pretty inoffensive; a big u shape with a peninsula with seating and the fridge on the opposite wall. if i had more space i'd add a center island because it's the best place to do prep. i'd def get a double wall oven if i could.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:54 (five years ago) link

we added a butcher block in the middle of our kitchen (family heirloom of my wife's), it is slung low so I mostly use it for mortar/pestle grinding but it is extremely handy to put things on when you are in the middle of a project, islands rule

sleeve, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:58 (five years ago) link

buzzfeed had an article on DJ Zedd's house. Most of it was whatever but I did like his costco room and the vacuum at the bottom of the kitchen cabinets that you can kick dropped food to get vacuumed up.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:10 (five years ago) link

Trash placement is an excellent point. I was gonna put it near the sink/dishwasher opposite the island where I'd be doing prep, but maybe it should be at the island.

I have decided to say fuck it and put the rangetop in the island instead of against a wall. This is a highly controversial move in the kitchen design world, apparently, but I'm doing it anyway. This means a hood hanging over the island, but I can rig it so that it is over my sight line when I am at the rangetop.

Architect is urging me to put in a speed oven. I've never had a speed oven but it gives some more options than a microwave and could supplement the BRIGHT ORANGE WALL OVEN if for some reason I needed more baking power.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:17 (five years ago) link

i just read about speed ovens for a minute and they sound like expensive bullshit

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:21 (five years ago) link

I have never heard of these either. I was trying to figure out if it was morelike a toaster oven or those weird mocrowave/oven combos that are all over europe.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:22 (five years ago) link

yeah sounds like the latter. idk, i only use my microwave to reheat leftovers and melt butter, but it cost like 150 bucks and does those things fine. if you have a good-quality wall oven with convection idk what this thing is getting you.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:24 (five years ago) link

So apparently you have a microwave mode, a convection mode (for baking), and a combo MW/convection combo mode.

I'm like you, destroyer, with the reheat and butter melt. But I guess having a second small oven isn't the worst thing, especially since I do a lot of cooking just for 2 ppl and it would be nice not to have to preheat the big oven all the time.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:34 (five years ago) link

I'm really into toaster ovens but probably because I started using them at a much later age (when my house wasn't sending enough electricity to my oven so I was relying entirely on my toaster oven). They really can cook almost anything.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:37 (five years ago) link

if my house didn't have a microwave-sized cutout over the range i probably wouldn't even have one of those b/c you can indeed get a lot of shit done with a toaster oven.

my new oven has a screaming-fast preheat time so i fire it up for all kinds of things now. not the best for energy consumption but it's a nice change after years of having underpowered gas ovens.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:48 (five years ago) link

i hate our cabinets: they are impractical & all have huge doors thag dont catch properly & that swing so wide you have to stand a foot away for clearance, those would go first.
our counter is tiled & the grout gets soooo grungy. its gross. so i would get rid of the tile & i replace with something solid, even formica fuckit i dont care
gaps between counters & appliances otm
i would put a range over the stove
i like the ones with the built in microwave
and i would replace the flooring with faux wood laminate or something dark & easier to clean than shitty cream vinyl

also this would take serious remodelling but i hate that the kitchen is cut off from the dining room, i would rather it be open & more social.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:49 (five years ago) link

omg i'm definitely not the cleanest person ever but a tiled counter would actually cause me to lose my mind

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:51 (five years ago) link

My current counters are 2-inch tile. Both surface and blacksplash. Royal blue with white (or used to be white) grout. LOL 80s I guess.

Ppl seem to be into induction cooktops for modern kitchen renos. Not I. Basic 4-burner gas range with one simmer burner and one mega BTU burner (I'll be able to pull off the grate and put a wok on directly! Totally going to end up burning the house down!).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:53 (five years ago) link

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