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Post by RVInit » Fri May 18, 2018 12:18 pm

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... or Yanny. :mrgreen:

You deserve all the happiness. :bighug:
:yeah: So glad you have landed in such a lovely place. :thumbs:


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Post by tek » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Native strawberries are in at our CSA farm share..
These are VERY different from the CA strawberries we get year-round in the supermarkets here.. much more intense, less sweet..
The farm is begging members to come pick them.. I may take some time off tomorrow and pick a quart to bring to my parents..
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Lest I be chastised for not posting a recipe:

Strawberries:
- pick strawberries
- wash strawberries
- eat strawberries
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Post by Jez » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 pm

Don't really have a recipe to share right now, though my roommate loves to bombard me with them on Facebook.

A few weeks ago, my father sent me my mother's recipe cards. Most of them are handwritten. Some were written by my grandmother. They are faded, cardstock has been worn to paper thin. Some recipes are just cut out from a box of some kind.

I'm slowly transferring them to a database on my laptop, because I don't want the cards themselves to get wrecked. And it's easier to sort/search through them on the computer, though I do love looking at the cards.

Most are just a list of ingredients. Which cracks me up, kinda. If it weren't for the fact I know how most of this stuff is made, I would be entirely lost. If someone that had little to no experience cooking ever go hold of these things, they would be so screwed.

So, I'm sitting here typing in recipes, ingredients, putting together directions as I remember. And shedding a few tears.

For all the issues my Mother and I had, the one thing we could always bond over was cooking. It's been almost 4 years since she passed away. I am missing her a lot lately.


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Post by stoppingby » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Aww, Jez, I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. I still miss my Dad, and he's been gone more than ten years. I'm glad you have the recipes as a reminder of her.



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Post by Lani » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 pm

Chocolate chip, oatmeal, brown sugar cookies. Made them with my mom from the time I was tiny. I taught my son how to make them. Sometimes cry while watching them bake. :bighug:


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Post by tek » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Jez, cooking is an amazing bond. The memories can be tough.

My grandmother passed long before I was at a point where I could learn her recipes and techniques..

ms.tek and I are both children of generation-skipping cooking.. we both remember our grandmother's cooking, and although my mom did have a few good recipes, she was really a '60s cook.. ms.tek's mom was not at all a cook..

We're having a pierogi-making session here in two weeks, with two of my grandmother's great-granddaughters and some of their friends. The kids are taking some interest in their culinary heritage.. I well remember when my grandmother and her sisters would gather in my grandmother's tiny kitchen in Chicopee to make pierogi.. which was both a food-production event (all these women worked in factories) and a social event..

Here's the recipe:
- invite friends
- have a good time
- make food


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Post by RVInit » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:49 pm

Jez wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Don't really have a recipe to share right now, though my roommate loves to bombard me with them on Facebook.

A few weeks ago, my father sent me my mother's recipe cards. Most of them are handwritten. Some were written by my grandmother. They are faded, cardstock has been worn to paper thin. Some recipes are just cut out from a box of some kind.

I'm slowly transferring them to a database on my laptop, because I don't want the cards themselves to get wrecked. And it's easier to sort/search through them on the computer, though I do love looking at the cards.

Most are just a list of ingredients. Which cracks me up, kinda. If it weren't for the fact I know how most of this stuff is made, I would be entirely lost. If someone that had little to no experience cooking ever go hold of these things, they would be so screwed.

So, I'm sitting here typing in recipes, ingredients, putting together directions as I remember. And shedding a few tears.

For all the issues my Mother and I had, the one thing we could always bond over was cooking. It's been almost 4 years since she passed away. I am missing her a lot lately.
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Post by Chilidog » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:43 pm

AAAARRRGGGGH!!!

OK, so my son was at college on his internship this summer and because the main dining hall was closed, he had to learn how to cook for himself. I brought him some cheap, non-stick cookware at Target and he was good to go.

He's very proud of himself that he can make his own French Toast.

This morning he made himself a batch using my favorite cast iron pan. When he was done, he scrubbed the pan out with soap water and the scouring sponge, then he put it on the stove to air dry.

:brickwallsmall:

We had to have a little talk about the care and cleaning of cast iron.

(The best part was the look he gave me when, in response to his question, "well how do you clean it, then?"

I said, "wipe it out with a paper towel." Kids these days!)



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Post by vic » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 pm

Chilidog wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:43 pm
AAAARRRGGGGH!!!

OK, so my son was at college on his internship this summer and because the main dining hall was closed, he had to learn how to cook for himself. I brought him some cheap, non-stick cookware at Target and he was good to go.

He's very proud of himself that he can make his own French Toast.

This morning he made himself a batch using my favorite cast iron pan. When he was done, he scrubbed the pan out with soap water and the scouring sponge, then he put it on the stove to air dry.

:brickwallsmall:

We had to have a little talk about the care and cleaning of cast iron.

(The best part was the look he gave me when, in response to his question, "well how do you clean it, then?"

I said, "wipe it out with a paper towel." Kids these days!)
My mom never used cast iron, so I didn't have a clue. But I heard so much about how great it, that I bought a 10.25 inch pre-seasoned Lodge skillet... but being older, I also bought Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies.



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Post by Jez » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:24 am

I LOVE my cast iron. And yes, I had the same discussion with the room mates on the care and feeding of cast iron cookware. I was going to head to North Dakota over the 4th for various festivities, such as my birfday, fireworks, parades, and a class reunion. Alas, the cost of getting the Tweedles out of the house put a kibosh to that. While there, I was going to be bringing home a bunch of my mom's cookware, including the cast iron, which she got from her mother. So it's good and very well seasoned.


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Post by Chilidog » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:58 am

We picked up a small jar of coconut oil for some recipe or other. I've been using that to give it a quick wipe when needed.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:09 pm

Coconut oil is good for a lot of things but very good for cooking and baking.


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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:33 am

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Coconut oil is good for a lot of things but very good for cooking and baking.
Dumb question... is coconut oil a new thing? Did some new source appear? Did it replace Crisco or something? I swear it wasn’t on my radar a few years ago, but now it’s everywhere. Even in crafting applications.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:09 pm

crossposting Kendas link from elsewhere
TRUMP GRILL COULD BE THE WORST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA
And it reveals everything you need to know about our next president.

BY TINA NGUYEN
DECEMBER 14, 2016 3:02 PM

Halfway through a recent late lunch at the Trump Grill—the clubby steakhouse in the lobby of Trump Tower that has recently become famous through the incessant media coverage of its namesake landlord, and the many dignitaries traipsing through its marbled hall to kiss his ring—I sensed the initial symptoms of a Trump overdose. Thanks to an unprecedented influx of diners, we were sitting at a wobbly overflow table outside the restaurant, in the middle of a crush of tourists, some of whom were proposing to their partners, or waiting to buy Trump-branded merchandise, or sprinting to the bathroom.

As my companions and I contemplated the most painless way to eat our flaccid, gray Szechuan dumplings with their flaccid, gray innards, as a campy version of “Jingle Bells” jackhammered in the background, a giant gold box tied with red ribbon toppled onto us. Trump, it seemed, was already fighting against the War on Christmas.

Donald Trump is “a poor person’s idea of a rich person,” Fran Lebowitz recently observed at The Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. “They see him. They think, ‘If I were rich, I’d have a fabulous tie like that.’” Nowhere, perhaps, does this reflection appear more accurate than at Trump Grill (which is occasionally spelled Grille on various pieces of signage). On one level, the Grill (or Grille), suggests the heights of plutocratic splendor—a steakhouse built into the basement of one’s own skyscraper.



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Post by DejaMoo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:24 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:33 am
Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Coconut oil is good for a lot of things but very good for cooking and baking.
Dumb question... is coconut oil a new thing? Did some new source appear? Did it replace Crisco or something? I swear it wasn’t on my radar a few years ago, but now it’s everywhere. Even in crafting applications.
Waaay back when I was a kid, my best friend's dad was famous for making the best popcorn. His secret: coconut oil. But then the anti-fat health hysteria hit and solid/saturated fats were deemed the worst of all, so coconut oil pretty much disappeared from grocery shelves. A few years ago it became popular in vegan cooking and home health treatments, and now it's everywhere.

Too, also: the cleaning of cast-iron pans. We have always scrubbed ours with dish soap and a Scotch pad, rinsed it, then dried it on low heat on the stove. If the pan is properly seasoned, a quick wash with soap and a scrubber will not remove it. Soaking, however, is absolutely verboten.



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Post by Chilidog » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:06 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:33 am
Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Coconut oil is good for a lot of things but very good for cooking and baking.
Dumb question... is coconut oil a new thing? Did some new source appear? Did it replace Crisco or something? I swear it wasn’t on my radar a few years ago, but now it’s everywhere. Even in crafting applications.
Marketing



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:22 pm

It's been around a long time, just not generally available until fairly recently. It is now much more generally available and the price has come down considerably from what it was, depending on where and how you shop.

But yeah, marketing.


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Post by tek » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:58 pm

long ago, back when we had at least some faith in our system of government, we were close friends with another couple who would make a strawberry-cream cake for ms.tek's birthday, which happened every year at the beginning of the local strawberry season.

Said couple retired and moved away, and this tradition vanished.

Until this year! That couple came north for a visit right around ms.tek's birthday. Armed with the recipes, I worked to re-create what was. And it indeed was. Daughter.tek was involved in all this, and she just skype'd:
I should not have learned to make this cake...I am now in demand
So here it is. In two parts.

First, simple cake from scratch:
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Then, whipped-cream frosting.
1 pint heavy cream, well chilled
1 cup sifted icing sugar (confectioner's sugar is fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Using both a chilled bowl and chilled beaters, beat the cream until frothy.
Add the icing sugar and vanilla gradually while beating.
Whip until light and a thick enough consistency to spread as an icing.
Use immediately.
When I made this with my friend looking over my shoulder, she said "be careful, it's going to turn to butter!" .. which is EXACTLY what my mom used to say! (protip: bullshit.)


Then local strawberries, assemble the cake in layers, yadda yadda

ooh yumm yum nom nom nom
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 pm

(danraft, don't read this)

Supper tonight;
lady peas
rice
boiled okra

Cook everything, salt it pretty good, serve it all together in a bowl. Eat seconds.



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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 pm
(danraft, don't read this)

Supper tonight;
lady peas
rice
boiled okra

Cook everything, salt it pretty good, serve it all together in a bowl. Eat seconds.
What do you do with the gentlemen peas? :confused:


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 am

Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 pm
(danraft, don't read this)

Supper tonight;
lady peas
rice
boiled okra

Cook everything, salt it pretty good, serve it all together in a bowl. Eat seconds.
What do you do with the gentlemen peas? :confused:
They wash the dishes.



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Post by tek » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:54 pm

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Post by Lani » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:12 am

Been eyeing the spices at that company since fogbowzers have been talking about it. I finally placed an order. Thank you, Tek. :kiss:


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Post by P.K. » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:24 am

I got their, I think it was called "Heart and Soul" box as a giveaway a few months ago - I bought it online and also bought enough other spices to get the free shipping. I am absolutely in love with their "Florida" blend which was included in that box. It's peppery, it's citrusy, it's amazing! I'm going to go though my spice cupboard in the morning and see what needs replacing or replenishing, and place an order accordingly before this deal is over.


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Post by Lani » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:41 am

I still wear my Hope pin from 08. Will add Embrace Hope.


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