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by Sandry
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Also made vast numbers of latkes. Some traditional, some half parsnip, some with zucchini and parmesan. Also made from scratch apple sauce to go with them. It was good times!
by Sandry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Wow, do those look gorgeous!

Sorry to hear the balancing didn't go quite optimally, but it still sounds delicious.
by Sandry
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Did you parboil any of your veggies? I'm going to parboil sweet potatoes in butter next year, that way the flavors don't migrate into the boiling liquid. Nah, didn't parboil anything this year. I'll admit I don't tend to because I go for minimum number of dishes dirtied whenever possible. Laziness?...
by Sandry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I had no idea what I was making for Thanksgiving itself, and the answer turned out to be wow, a lot of stuff. So by the end of the weekend, I'd made garlicky roasted brussels sprouts, cumin roasted carrots, baked sweet potatoes, ziti, lentil vegetable soup, roasted spaghetti squash and roasted brocc...
by Sandry
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I've made more than one baklava, though I wasn't willing to make the phyllo from scratch. Minus that bit, it's easy to do well, IMO. If ordering from a Greek place, I usually prefer galaktoboureko over baklava, but haven't ever made that myself. I should try sometime! (Still not making from-scratch ...
by Sandry
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere.
by Sandry
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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I had a three day weekend this weekend and went possibly overboard. I made fresh apple sauce, apple crumble, scones, twice baked potatoes with broccoli and butternut squash mac and cheese. I'm thinking now I really want to make latkes, as I have some leftover sour cream and that apple sauce, and tha...
by Sandry
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

We're doing a potluck at work on Monday, then I'm doing actual Tgiving next week, then I'm having Friendsgiving a couple weekends later. It's going to be Extremely Holiday Infested up here. I'm looking forward to it. :) For the potluck I got a butternut squash and a sugar pumpkin and was thinking of...
by Sandry
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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one cannot live on scones alone. I don't know, has one tried? I volunteer as tribute...I mean, guinea pig Ha! I find it hard to credit that you would give up all the other delicious-sounding things you often bake in order to guinea pig this, but y'know, your choice. :) If I'm honest, I was mostly w...
by Sandry
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Saturday I made vegan apple crisp to bring to some friends' party. Reasonably happy with it. Sunday I made savory cheddar herbed scones that came out too damned dense and I am a bit sad about that, but certainly not sad enough to not eat them. I also made tofu red curry with brown rice, because one ...
by Sandry
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Last night I made butternut mac and cheese with fresh sage from a coworker. After I baked it, my house smelled so good that I almost resented the dish for making things smell so delicious. It was like, "I'm trying to sleep here! Stop distracting me!" Having it today for lunch is not quite ...
by Sandry
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Baby marrow?? Oh me yarm, I legit cackled out loud. I already knew marrow was squash so when I saw that I was like, "oh, are those specifically baby ones? Fair enough." It was not until I read your reaction that I realized how that *ought* to have parsed to me on reading it. That is fanta...
by Sandry
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33968

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Anyone have strong feelings about how to best make your own Berbere spice mix? I keep reading more peoples' recipes and I'm not really convinced by any of them particularly. I'm willing to go out of my way to get odd things that won't be in my cabinet if it makes it more authentic. (Though I also ad...
by Sandry
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33968

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I've generally enjoyed TVP added into chilis or similar, but I have stopped knowing where to find any that isn't ordering it online. Out of curiosity, where do you get yours? (I know, different continent, unlikely to be actually useful to me, I'm just curious.) How does it compare to the various fo...
by Sandry
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33968

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I've generally enjoyed TVP added into chilis or similar, but I have stopped knowing where to find any that isn't ordering it online. Out of curiosity, where do you get yours? (I know, different continent, unlikely to be actually useful to me, I'm just curious.)
by Sandry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198929

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Oh, sadly I'll never try pretty much anyone's recommendations of bangers because I don't think meat is food. Limits a lot of my options, but y'know, maybe I can find some approximation to make out of lentils or something. Eh. French fries is easy, though! Thanks for the search location recommendatio...
by Sandry
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198929

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Woot woot, thanks for the recommendation. Will try. :)
by Sandry
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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I was willing to turn on the oven in my house for the first time in ages! :D :D :D

So I made both mac and cheese (with tons of spinach in) and a rice and bean casserole dish I call "rice squalor" because I have a bad sense of humor. (I'm asserting it's dirtier than dirty rice.)
by Sandry
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198929

Re: Controversial opinions about food

You can heat bread in Towcester This made me legit laugh out loud. My favourite thing about those types of town names is that we have three similarish imports over in the Boston area, Worcester, Gloucester and Dorchester, but they're pronounced "Wooster," "Glauster," and actuall...
by Sandry
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Interesting! I'd never tried pumpkin seeds in anything with much moisture before, but would happily give that a go at some point. At the moment, my problem is solved via blending some portion of it and mixing back in solution, which actually I'm pretty happy with. I definitely have some ideas for ne...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Last night I made an attempt at a chickpea salad that'd be a sort of vegan equivalent of tuna salad or chicken salad, with onion, celery, pickle, vegan mayo and mustard in. The taste totally works and is enjoyable. The texture is problematic. I didn't manage to really mash up the chickpeas, which me...
by Sandry
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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First off I would add an extra egg and remove the baking powder. Brownies tend not to have leaveners. These are touted as being low in fat or I would also add some melted unsweetened chocolate. I like one ounce of chocolate per egg. Melt it and beat it into the bananas. Thanks! I will probably try ...
by Sandry
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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by Sandry
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Made french toast, some soup, and what was asserted by the recipe to be low sugar banana brownies. That recipe is full of lies. They are sub-optimal chocolate-flavored banana bread. I mean, I wasn't actually expecting much to begin with, to be fair, but the recipe was proudly saying the texture was ...
by Sandry
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198929

Re: Controversial opinions about food

My weird mayonnaise opinion: vegan mayo is actively better than normal mayo. (At this point I keep Just Mayo in the house and am generally super happy to put that on sandwiches, etc, but don't make that many sandwiches, so it doesn't really get used that much.) Also, the best thing to put on chips i...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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My boss also gave me veggie burger patties to take with me - she's moving in a week, so didn't want anything leftover from the party, really. I don't own a grill, and I don't currently want to turn on my oven. I wonder if this means I'm just keeping veggie patties in my freezer for the next four or...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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This weekend I made curry. Extra, extra lazy curry because the night before I was at my boss' summer party, and she gave me a plate of crudités to take away with me, so all I did was slice onions, celery and cabbage, then added the baby carrots, broccoli and grape tomatoes from the tray. (I didn't a...
by Sandry
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 446500

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Yeah, that's fair, and largely why I got over it and really like Peter as a character now. I also think he's just fantastic to have as a viewpoint character because his inherent curiosity and tendency toward analysis makes him a satisfying way to explore a world.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 446500

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I've been reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London stuff lately. I wasn't initially sure I'd go for it, particularly with the intro where Peter is lusting after Lesley and I was totally put off by it, but Peter's grown on me, and it's different than much of the other stuff I might typically read.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Well, I used up most of my prior too many zucchini and red peppers problems via something like a tortilla soup, which was fine. Yesterday I finished off the last red pepper as part of a caprese-ish pasta salad that I'm having for lunch today and seems to have turned out quite pleasant, and I cleared...
by Sandry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Yesterday I made the best approximation of dry sauteed string beans I've managed to date. Not quite right, but palatable enough. Also made some veggie fried rice and some rice pudding. I need to figure out what else to make in short order, though, because I need to use up the remainder of my red pep...
by Sandry
Thu May 31, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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This will fix anything That stuff is the bomb. Particularly the chili garlic flavor. I ran myself out of my last bottle and need to get a replacement... I'm sort of thinking of just getting the 64oz size, since the 5 oz size is really not enough, but that seems a little bit ridiculous. Life is hard...
by Sandry
Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

Re: Today I Made:

This will fix anything That stuff is the bomb. Particularly the chili garlic flavor. I ran myself out of my last bottle and need to get a replacement... I'm sort of thinking of just getting the 64oz size, since the 5 oz size is really not enough, but that seems a little bit ridiculous. Life is hard...
by Sandry
Tue May 29, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Made a bunch of twice baked potatoes and twice baked sweet potatoes, intended to cook more things, but just didn't get around to it. Guess I'll have to do some mid-week cooking. Here's hoping the temperature doesn't climb up so high I regret not cooking while the low was reasonable! On the plus side...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 8797

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Any idea whether a dent in one of the joints spoils the note of a silver flute? I have one, but couldn't even play a scale on it when I tried to learn. I could play each note within 20 tries, but never the scale. Too much adjustment of the angles of the flute and of the blow. I'd very much suspect ...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Huh! Fair enough. It does seem to me that washing versus peeling has to be at least somewhat arbitrary, but also I guess the notion that all carrots must be peeled before all uses was sort of inculcated in me growing up. I have no idea the comparative merits of peeling versus not - I've literally ne...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Back from two weeks in the UK. While I was over there I could only cook out of the hostel's kitchen (and even that I only had access last week, not the first week), so all my meals were sort of difficult to pull off. They didn't even have a vegetable peeler, which ideally I would've figured out befo...
by Sandry
Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Nah, I'm not vegan, just a long-standing strict vegetarian. I often cook vegan and think it's a fine choice in theory, but in practice I'm not very good at it, and am happy with the impact of my life choices, even if they're not 100% perfect.
by Sandry
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Mmm, that sounds delicious. dubsola's lasagne sounds fantastic, too. I feel like I don't do a lot of cooking for entertaining folks, and I should clearly try to do that again ever. I did make ice cream again for the first time in ages (mint chocolate chip), and will be making "lightsabers"...
by Sandry
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4533
Views: 835844

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Yesterday I made twice baked sweet potatoes filled with caramelized onions, spinach and cheddar. I was not feeling at all confident about the flavor profile working, but I'm enjoying my first one for lunch today with no objections. :) Also roasted off a bunch of veggies for hummus/cheese/sunflower s...

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