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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:22 PM
made and froze 130 dumplings - 35 chicken/chili, 34 chicken/black bean+garlic, 32 pork/chili, 29 pork w/mushroom+oyster sause -
ran out of wrappers -still have more mushrooms, chives + scallions left.
also made some tuna/ spicy tuna sushi rolls - first time - not too bad but i need a much sharper knife.
Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:42 PM
I got the recipe from the Food & Drink magazine and it is sooooooo good! Posted here for other folks if you want to give it a try!
Got this simmering right now and OMG... It smells sooooo freakin' good!!!!
Unlike other versions of this family favourite, real Texan chili doesn’t contain beans or tomatoes. Instead, the beef is cooked slowly in a chili-spiked broth which is made even richer here with the addition of cocoa powder. It’s worth looking for canned chipotle chilies (most larger supermarkets carry them) as they add another layer of flavour and a touch of heat. Serve the chili in bowls and top each portion with diced avocado and onion, shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Cornbread is great on the side.
3 lb (1.5 kg) stew beef, trimmed of excess fat and cut into
Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:33 PM
Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:04 PM
I forgot how much I LOVE kasha!
Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:26 PM
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:02 AM
5 minutes 'till tonight's crab-boil is ready to eat - dungeness crab with fresh lemon and drawn butter, steamed asparagus, wakame salad and dragon fruit for dessert... Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc for the wine... YUMMY!
Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:03 AM
Sometimes by the time I drag my ass out of the office, that is all I really want
Lola, let's plan holiday menu soon
Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:04 PM
Holiday meal planning - YES! I am sooo excited about that!!! Oh, and we'll have to go and have a meal here: http://www.rhubarbonthelake.com/
Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:19 AM
A good hearty fall dinner, I say!
* just discovered this today in a local cheese case. dig it.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:46 PM
Think I'll whip up a lasagne for tomorrow night, tho... Spinach and mushrooms and lots o' cheese, yum!
Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:47 PM
pumpkin pie w/homemade almond whipped cream
Almond whipped cream??!! You torture me, woman!!! (<< just kidding about the rock!)
Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:54 PM
i made a shepherds pie tonight for tomorrow nights dinner.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:40 PM
Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:56 PM
and butternut squash pie
Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:26 AM
Gnocchi was ok. Risotto was bitchin'!
Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:59 PM
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:50 PM
Also made a chopped salad of green leaf, parsley, bell pepper and marinated red onions.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:08 AM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:56 PM
Tonight is aloo gosht - Indian lamb and potato curry - with brown rice, prantha bread, fresh garden salad and a bottle o' vino.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:13 PM
vermont cheddar mac & cheese, cornbread muffins.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:01 PM
need to get my potatoes boiling and then start the "gravy" (going to do more of a bechamel sauce since obviously the veggies can't use real gravy)
I figure no one ever really said no to a cream sauce and pastry crust?
Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:42 PM
Tonight's dinner is masoor dal (red lentil dal with cumin seeds) and salmon bhapey (steamed salmon with crushed mustard seeds and tomatoes) with rice and pratha bread. Yup, Saturday night Indian feast!
Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:12 PM
they turned out great!
Sweet Chili Chicken Wings – Serves 4
2 pounds chicken wings and drummettes
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili oil
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Five spice powder
1. Season the chicken liberally with five spice powder, paprika and salt. Spread on a flat layer on a baking sheet and slide into a preheated oven at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
2. While chicken bakes, mix the remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Once it begins to bubble, reduce to a simmer and cook until it begins to thicken.
3. Remove chicken from the oven and drop the pieces into the sauce. Coat in the sauce, cover and simmer another 5-10 minutes until sauce gets thick and dark and coats the chicken. Remove from the sauce pan and sprinkle with scallions.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:05 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:50 PM
Also making a turkey ragu to serve over spaghetti squash.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:22 PM
vt cheddar ale
indian seafood stew
thai hot & sour shrimp
wild mushroom and leek
(no left overs of the watermelon or the chili)
I can't wait to do another swap.... soup was fun but I read about another version where you just bring any homemade item ... so baked goods, breads, jams, soups, etc any food good to trade!
Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:08 PM
It's been a good cooking weekend.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:34 PM
White wine. Rosemary focaccia.
2 hours to go... Yes, I am living for a kick-ass dinner and sweet, sweet cuddles this evening!
Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:35 PM
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:15 PM
Tonight I made saag panneer for the very first time... I can't wait to eat it with spinach paratha once the rice and peas are ready! Green dinner tonight, good for spring!
Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:56 PM
chiffonade of romaine with chopped parsley, scallions, cucumber and grilled chicken.
lemon, olive oil and oregano vinagrette
baked potato on the side
Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:13 PM
we put pads of butter in the middle of a burger, topped with melted mozz, roasted pepper and Worshershire sauteed onions. sides were grilled zuchinni (long bias cut, gas grill) and grill roasted potatoes (whole small yukon gold, offset charcoal)
it was delish!!!
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:39 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:45 PM
My mom loves those ribs that come packaged in the sauce.. so I roasted / smoked them for app, too. (to redeem myself from cooking those, I'm gonna do some pork ribs this weekend)
Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:11 PM
Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:28 PM
Also made a grilled tilapia and served it with a lemon basil vinegrette over the top. (http://www.tasteofho...sil-Vinaigrette) grilled zuch and taters ta boot, ta boot.