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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sungura » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:53 pm UTC

Cookies and bread for Litha.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:34 am UTC

Did a bit more baking than I have for a while, for all the different celebrations we did around my dad's birthday. Made some fancy chocolate pudding, a pear bread, and a vanilla cake with buttercream icing and a caramel filling.
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It did say "Oupa" (Granddad)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:30 pm UTC

For some reason that angle is very disorienting. How did the chocolate pudding turn out? I was eyeing that recipe, or thinking of making a souffle at some point.

Sunday I made a big pot of dal in the instant pot and a big thing of saag feta. Both turned out very good but I waay overdid the lime juice in the saag.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:How did the chocolate pudding turn out?
At the same time, it wasn't quite what I'd hoped for (heavier?); and I can't stop thinking of making it again. I think in all it was a win.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:48 pm UTC

Made a nice summery salad yesterday - peas, zucchini, beets (+greens), potatoes from our CSA, dill from our yard, my mother-in-law's pickles, carrot and onion. Had a sort of vinaigrette dressing with mustard that was very good.

Then to balance out the healthy I made chocolate-chocolate chip cookies.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:51 am UTC

Teriyaki seafood skewers on the grill with salmon, shrimp and scallops. Some red and green peppers, mushrooms and spring onions went on a perforated tray as well as some corn on the cob. I cut the salmon too small and some of it just fell off the sticks when I turned them. If you use two skewers to hold the foods they don’t just spin around on you when you flip them!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby pogrmman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:37 am UTC

I made chili yet again. It came out really good and extremely flavorful. My recent experiments suggest that using a mix of fresh roasted pods and rehydrated dry pods gives a better flavor than doing either individually. It helps build yet another layer of flavor and gives you the tasty soaking fluid to add, too. Lots of the dry chiles have their own unique flavors you don’t get with fresh ones: the raisiny sweetness of a pasilla or the smoke of a chipotle are hard to duplicate and powdering them doesn’t work nearly as well as rehydrating them to add the flavor.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:26 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:I made chili yet again. It came out really good and extremely flavorful. My recent experiments suggest that using a mix of fresh roasted pods and rehydrated dry pods gives a better flavor than doing either individually. It helps build yet another layer of flavor and gives you the tasty soaking fluid to add, too. Lots of the dry chiles have their own unique flavors you don’t get with fresh ones: the raisiny sweetness of a pasilla or the smoke of a chipotle are hard to duplicate and powdering them doesn’t work nearly as well as rehydrating them to add the flavor.

The time investment for roasting fresh chilies is a real cost. After doing it for white chili, I stopped bothering. I do miss it sometimes, like when people post about full effort dishes or various gif recipes.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:29 am UTC

Made a cheesecake on Saturday - it was nice, but too sweet and not enough depth of flavour. Need to figure out what it needs - maybe lemon? Maybe replacing some of the cream cheese with creamed cottage cheese? More of the cream with sour cream?

Last night Hubby and I cooked together, which is a very rare occurrence and it was lovely. We made a Spanishy chicken dish with chorizo and tomato. It was great. Breakfast this morning was eggs "poached" in the sauce and it was also delish.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 pm UTC

I make a great cheesecake that actually only uses drained yogurt and sour cream, and yes it does have lemon for flavor. So yeah, that could help?

Yesterday I made a vegetarian etouffee for the week and a lemon-ricotta pasta for dinner. Both were pretty good!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:30 pm UTC

Made a double chocolate bunt cake for my wife's birthday, using a new recipe for me, from smitten kitchen (https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/07/doub ... ayer-cake/)

I am loath to make a cake with oil, when I could be using butter instead, so I edited the recipe to work with butter instead of oil: Upped the fat content a bit (typical butter is 80% butterfat, the stuff I was using is about 85%), Adjusted the change in moisture (water from the butter) by removing an egg white from the mix (using the same amount of yolk). The combining process was adjusted to account for the butter: creaming the butter into the sugar, then adding egg. Buttermilk and coffee/chocolate are added in parts at the same time as the dry ingredients.

Cake was topped simply, with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Definitely a "store this one away for later" recipe, next time I want to make a chocolate cake.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby pogrmman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:29 pm UTC

sardia wrote:
pogrmman wrote:I made chili yet again. It came out really good and extremely flavorful. My recent experiments suggest that using a mix of fresh roasted pods and rehydrated dry pods gives a better flavor than doing either individually. It helps build yet another layer of flavor and gives you the tasty soaking fluid to add, too. Lots of the dry chiles have their own unique flavors you don’t get with fresh ones: the raisiny sweetness of a pasilla or the smoke of a chipotle are hard to duplicate and powdering them doesn’t work nearly as well as rehydrating them to add the flavor.

The time investment for roasting fresh chilies is a real cost. After doing it for white chili, I stopped bothering. I do miss it sometimes, like when people post about full effort dishes or various gif recipes.

It does, but roasting and rehydrating the dry pods also takes a lot of time. Fortunately, we had two people to split up that work. Actually, when I make chili, it seems like most of work is in preparing the meat: cutting it up and browning it all takes forever.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:40 am UTC

Rehydrating chili peppers seems easy enough, toast on a metal pan until aromatic, then snip pieces into chicken stock. Microwave on high for 5 minutes to simmer. How long do you take?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:24 am UTC

Sweet potato chickpea spinach coconut curry over basmati rice.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:48 pm UTC

Made BA's grandma pie because they put out a video recipe for it and it looked delicious, plus you can't get grandma pie here. For those not in the know, a grandma pie is a type of pizza very popular on the east coast, baked in rectangular sheet pans, with a thicker and crispier dough than NY-style pizza. Really, the base is almost a focaccia. It turned out very nice, but I put pineapple chunks on it (as well as chopped pimento peppers and parmesan) and I think they were a bit too heavy and wet, so they sunk down. It was still delicious, but would have been better with either a lighter topping or a more finely chopped one.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby moody7277 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:53 pm UTC

Sounds a bit like the Detroit style pizza that has been getting popular.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:04 pm UTC

Cornmeal bacon waffles.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:59 pm UTC

I didn't cook anything big this weekend... Made some hash browns and eggs for breakfast, and a big salad with breaded and fried halumi cheese for dinner.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:41 pm UTC

Double post for more cooking! Yesterday we made a cold udon salad I guess? Sesame chili oil sort of dressing, fresh snow peas, carrots, broccoli, ginger, lightly pickled radishes and crispy fried tofu. Also made a large pasta salad with mostly pesto as the dressing, fried zucchini, beets, kohlrabi, and probably some other stuff I don't remember.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 pm UTC

Grilled a whole snapper. Have enough left to make chowder. I’m also planning vichyssoise and borscht. The broth style of borscht, not the creamy type. Marinating some chicken in tandoori spices and yogurt. I also have rhubarb to cook in a crumble, in small pans to freeze.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby dubsola » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:55 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote: I also have rhubarb to cook in a crumble, in small pans to freeze.

I've decided that rhubarb crumble is even tastier with a bit of some sweeter fruit in there as well - maybe some ripe pears or apples or such. I think it offsets the tartness of the rhubarb a bit.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:19 pm UTC

dubsola wrote:
PAstrychef wrote: I also have rhubarb to cook in a crumble, in small pans to freeze.

I've decided that rhubarb crumble is even tastier with a bit of some sweeter fruit in there as well - maybe some ripe pears or apples or such. I think it offsets the tartness of the rhubarb a bit.


Strawberry Rhubarb is one of my favorite fruit combinations. Now I want to make a strawberry rhubarb pie.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby dubsola » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:26 am UTC

That does sound good. I will do this next summer.

I'm not sure when I made it, it certainly wasn't today, but I made a cassoulet. Well, kind of. It was a bit of a free form effort, and I pulled out the last of it from the freezer and it was absolutely delicious. My wife said 'you have to save the recipe for this' but I actually just threw stuff in there, and it's been a while, so I don't really remember exactly what was in there.

So mixed bag: delicious food, but not sure how to make again.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:57 pm UTC

I made a version of Smitten Kitchen's summer squash pasta bake recipe. Ended up using onions instead scallions, added kale (got it in our CSA), used sage, basil, and mint for the herbs.
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