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Re: We should have a cooking thread. Now we do.
« Reply #120 on: August 24, 2014, 08:49:09 AM »
Here's the tofu tacos. I didn't think I got a picture before we gobbled them. I use extra firm tofu, drain it, and then pan fry it until it browns. It absorbs everything in the sauce really well, so it's basically perfect as a spice vehicle. Tomatillos instead of tomatoes and spinach instead of lettuce. And Urfa. Don't forget the Urfa.

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« Reply #121 on: August 24, 2014, 08:57:26 AM »
Jon, those look great. I've been doing falafel taco's lately with the faux ground crumbles for extra goodness.

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« Reply #122 on: August 25, 2014, 11:42:05 AM »
Got a bread maker...

Loaf 1 - Simple mis-reading of the ingredients resulted in something that could be used as an artillery shell



Loaf 2 - Looking and smelling distinctly bready... Still cooling, time will tell if it's edible.




Baking may not be my 'thing'  ;D
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« Reply #123 on: August 25, 2014, 10:56:10 PM »
Claim that it is dwarf bread... you do have a forge handy to finish "baking" it, right?
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« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2014, 02:50:57 AM »
LOL, dwarfbread it is!

The 2nd loaf... Edible... But I know my limits, I'll stick to electronics.
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« Reply #125 on: August 26, 2014, 06:49:22 AM »
LOL, dearfbread it is!

The 2nd loaf... Edible... But I know my limits, I'll stick to electronics.

Don't give up! It takes a few loafs to get it down, but it's totally worth it.
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« Reply #126 on: August 26, 2014, 07:18:19 PM »
Great looking tacos Jon, nice to see another carnivore bravely singing the praises of tofu on it's own terms.

Juan, i seem to recall reading that with breadmaking machines you need to stick religiously to the recipe/procedure or you're courting failure. Like Jon said hang in there, the dividends are pure pleasure when it finally all comes together. I produced weekly pans of building bricks for the longest time, i had a 10k bag of flour i was going to see through to the end and a book of brick recipes, not till i found another book in the library with proper instructions and recipes did i have my first immediate success.

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« Reply #127 on: September 02, 2014, 02:05:14 AM »
http://www.tleaft.co.nz/jasmine-dragon-pearls-green-tea.html

Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea is really, really nice. You prepare it by putting 5 pearls in a mug, and add hot water. That's it. Wait however long, and drink (decanting somewhat when you get to the huge leaves at the bottom.)

Costs a bit, but you can re-use the leaves several times by just adding more hot water to the mug.

Easiest tea to prepare in existance.
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« Reply #128 on: September 10, 2014, 09:42:53 AM »
Unfortunately no photos (always too eager to eat than to snap pics ;D), but me and my wife have been using Hello Fresh for a while now.

To put it bluntly, it is fan-f*cking-tastic.

If you are in the UK, check it out: http://www.hellofresh.co.uk/

My wife is a stern veggie, so we get the vegetarian box each week. The recipes are delicious, and it saves the hassle of having to come up with a meal plan (which always ends up being the same stuff).

We both hate routine with food ('friday is curry night!' etc) so the surprise each week is nice.

I'm not sure if there is a US alternative (the logistics would be difficult on a national level I imagine), but I would think it should be possible as a single state only service.
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« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2014, 09:38:40 PM »
That looks great! Can totally relate to the need for new tastes all the time, grew up under a totally regimented food regime, how only respite and hope was that dad wasn't going to be home for supper then we might get some fun food. He's somewhat more adventuresome now. I'm always scouring books and magazines for new ideas, i find the internet a pretty much a waste when it comes to food- books and food magazines!

Ask anyone around here and they'll tell the summer has sucked but no one told our tomatoes, we haven't had a year like this in a very long time. A couple bags of dried tomatoes in the freezer and a great stock sauce and broken tomatoes. From 12 Amish Paste tomatoe plants 3 dozen pints so far and if the weather holds we should be adding a good bit more to that.

One of todays projects-- yielded 10 pints of sauce.



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« Reply #130 on: October 07, 2014, 09:29:29 PM »
As long as the weather holds I'm looking at upwards of 40-50 ripe fruit from one Trinidad Scorpion and one Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) plant growing in pots in our garden. Is there anyone with first hand experience that can suggest sane ways to put these little napalm bombs into use?

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Two cups of peppers liquified with one cup of cider vinegar.


Four cups and a bit of jelly. Usually mix plum sauce with chili paste to use on roast chicken and roast pork, had this on roast chicken tonight and it's intense.


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« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2014, 06:57:54 AM »
My parents in law gave me one of the ghost peppers off the plant they had. I decided I want to live.
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« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2014, 09:37:21 AM »
Unfortunately no photos (always too eager to eat than to snap pics ;D), but me and my wife have been using Hello Fresh for a while now.

To put it bluntly, it is fan-f*cking-tastic.

If you are in the UK, check it out: http://www.hellofresh.co.uk/

My wife is a stern veggie, so we get the vegetarian box each week. The recipes are delicious, and it saves the hassle of having to come up with a meal plan (which always ends up being the same stuff).

We both hate routine with food ('friday is curry night!' etc) so the surprise each week is nice.

I'm not sure if there is a US alternative (the logistics would be difficult on a national level I imagine), but I would think it should be possible as a single state only service.


Hello fresh operates in the US as well. It's a cool service, but I prefer the cost sharing coops from local farms.

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« Reply #133 on: November 29, 2014, 05:27:58 PM »
Braised Ox Tails with Orange Gramolota & Colcannon- Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, harvested-this-afternoon-from-the-backyard brussels sprouts, lots of butter and whipping cream.


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« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2014, 05:58:44 PM »
Just a quesadilla for me tonight ... but with homemade tortillas :) Made some bacon this morning and the grease cup was getting close to full, so it was that or a pie. And I'm all out of apples for a pie.
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