IO, I get chile products from here — http://thechileshop.com/ — every year or so. Everything's been really good so far.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 4 April 2020 20:54 (one month ago) link
had some zucchini about to turn so I made pesto with it (not the greatest I've had but pesto is very substitutable), then took a hunk of goat cheese and made pasta sauce; if I ever have children I really suspect I'm going to become that mom who hides vegetables in everything
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:15 (one month ago) link
made amazing asparagus risotto last night. one of the best things i’ve made for ages. absolutely ballsed up a chicken pilaf earlier in the week - whole grain rice was all that was available and cos i never cook with it i forgot it takes twice as long to cook. result totally inedible. had to make it all again and drank a lot of beer and danced round my kitchen in the process. the end result was v 5/10. waterzooi - belgian fish soup - tonight.
― Fizzles, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link
I have so much arborio rice, I really need to commit to some risottos. Chx soup on my schedule for tomorrow though, with the intent of freezing it for later.
― There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link
I don't like zucchini or eggplant or any squashes so it's been basically kale and broccoli and fresh salad veg (as long as they'll keep) for us--feels like I need to branch out a bit but I'm not that creative with veg!
― There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:48 (one month ago) link
we have been murdering the fennel risotti recently. lattermost one also had a large leek in it which pushed things even further. great lockdown food, would endorse
courgette and aubergine were both very apt ingredients in the giant daal tt made last night. they stew really well and soak up any flavour
my big question for tonight is how to deal with kohlrabi. the current feeling is a soup but that's almost a waste of its texture maybe?
― ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 10 April 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link
great for high-heat roasting
― call all destroyer, Friday, 10 April 2020 17:06 (one month ago) link
or shaved raw in some sort of salad context
the former sounds eminently plausible!
― ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 10 April 2020 17:10 (one month ago) link
went with the soup, accompanied by the leaves turned into crisps a la kale
it is superlative
― ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:25 (one month ago) link
fake larb (i.e. with textured vegetable protein instead of meat because it's shelf-stable), which didn't turn out half bad actually
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:08 (one month ago) link
arroz con pollo with some drumsticks that have been in the freezer for some years. they were vacuum sealed and look good as new, though.
― forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 27 April 2020 23:25 (one month ago) link
there's a loquat tree on hoa property behind our home. going to harvest some for jam this year. i say that every year, and i've never actually done it, though.
― Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 27 April 2020 23:36 (one month ago) link
had some saffron in my pantry for a truly unreasonable amount of time, but finally used it today to marinate some chicken, alongside a roasted radish salad, which is probably one of the best things I've made in years
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:48 (one month ago) link
saffron so expensive. must use it up. someday I'll get a proper tahdig on saffron rice. Today, i harvested the 8 cups loquats. We watched paddington 2 and made 2 jars of marmalade.
― Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:15 (one month ago) link
yeah, it's like that thing when you're playing a video game and you're reluctant to use up the best potion item in the game because then it's gone. except with ingredients
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:39 (one month ago) link
Even though I made a massive shopping run yesterday, from which we shall be eating for most of the next 3 weeks (!) I now confine myself to one store only rather than the three I usually shop at, and there is no menu prepared in advance from which to make my list and no guarantee what I seek shall be findable. So, there are a great many dishes we could make, but it's a bit like Tetris, in that it is easy to have gaps among necessary ingredients, and if one dish is chosen, it may preclude four other dishes by virtue of using all of one ingredient that then won't be replenished for quite a while. It is a daily game of optimization, constantly restarted with a shorter list of fresh ingredients. Fun at times, frustrating other times.
― A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:53 (one month ago) link
― Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 30 April 2020 04:29 (one month ago) link
xp the recipe optimisation game is very relatable. I am quite fatigued by it this week. My indecision is bad at the best of times, but when it necessitates sacrifice too then it's hard to make any decision at all! Especially because everything is now organised by what is going to go off first rather than what I want to make. I miss impulse.
But anyway, the proliferation of pesto and houmous varietals continues to favourably rule many dishes. So cheap and easy to make!
― tangenttangent, Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link
I am making my own wide rice noodles again now that I have a proper steamer basket. Getting prettay good.
― Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 2 May 2020 00:05 (one month ago) link
made this, was phenomenal (with substitutions -- couldn't find ground lamb so substituted turkey and upped the spices, used pistachios in place of pine nuts because I hate pine nuts, I'm sure someone on twitter is screencapping this and getting 100,000 likes on what a horrible person with horrible taste I am) https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spiced-lamb-and-dill-yogurt-pasta
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 8 May 2020 01:19 (three weeks ago) link
A homemade chocolate custard--not as photogenic as my sister's loaves of bread, but definitely delicious. Tomorrow once it's set, we'll see if it's better than pudding from a mix.
― Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Saturday, 9 May 2020 15:38 (three weeks ago) link