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digression: where's that lamp from??


Escape the Winter Blahs this Weekend:
10 Book Genres to Get You Started

2/8/13 10:08 PM

i hosted an early thanksgiving potluck a few weeks back, and we just rotated dishes in and out of the oven after i'd gotten the turkey out. certain dishes can even get a quick nuke in the microwave without any harm (like mashed sweet potatoes).


What's the Best Way to Keep Food Warm at a Potluck? Good Questions
12/7/12 09:25 AM

This recipe was my safety net for a "Friendsgiving" dinner I hosted yesterday. My variations: I didn't brine, I seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika; stuffed half a lemon, two onion halves, and a few pieces of garlic in the cavity; covered the turkey with foil for the first and last hour; and basted only every hour. It came out PERFECT. Absolutely use the melted butter to get that crisp reddish-golden skin. So happy :)


How to Cook a Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest Method
11/19/12 08:12 AM

Think this can be converted to the slow cooker? Any special instructions, or could I toss everything in together (minus the couscous)?


Moroccan Recipe: Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & Chickpeas Recipes from The Kitchn
8/20/12 02:45 PM

Hungarian! Stuffed cabbage, paprikas csirke (chicken with paprika over egg barley mmmmm), gulyas/goulash, lecso, sour cherry soup (just made a batch last week!).

Meat, potatoes, bell peppers, paprika, and sour cream. Cannot go wrong. x)


What's Your Favorite European Cuisine? (Besides French & Italian!)
8/13/12 04:39 PM

Yes. I basically followed the exact recipe (left out the anise) and cooked it 8 hours on low. I saved the resulting juices/sauce and used it on everything. So, so, so good.


Recipe: Chicken in Coconut Milk
6/29/12 03:15 PM

I met a smart and funny man named Jeff Roberts at a cheese event I attended for work this week; he wrote The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese, and we discussed this very subject for a bit. I asked him where that fine line between artisanal and mass production fell, and he appropriated Justice Byron White's famous pornography quote: "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it." I found it hilariously fitting.

That said, the term is indeed abused, but I'd agree with KatePK -- the real stuff probably doesn't even bother (or need) to mention it.


How Artisanal Became a Mass-Produced Food Dilemma SF Weekly
6/29/12 03:11 PM

i've used both avocado oil and green tea oil. they're great. :)


What's the Best Oil for High-Heat Cooking? Ingredient Questions
5/29/12 10:09 PM

white-noise machine! for those of us who can't sleep to singing or talking. i cannot sleep without it (except in the summer when the window a/c does the trick). plenty of smartphone apps offer techie customizable versions (just search "white noise"), and you can pick rain, ocean, train, oscillating fan, and even birds or crickets.


Tech to Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep
4/27/12 02:36 PM

@tspinteriordesign - excellent, eloquent summation. "is it useful, beautiful, valuable or loved?" covers everything, from a re-read novel to a beloved mug.


Deciding What To Keep When Moving
4/25/12 05:06 PM

@IRRY, everything was piled into a tall glass (cup? my memory is vague on the vessel). 2-3 scoops of ice cream, egg slopped in on the side, and cornflakes sprinkled on top. you get sweet and savory, soft and crunchy, hot and cold. so good!!! might have to go make some this week x)


Cornflakes for Dessert: 5 Unexpectedly Delicious Recipes
4/23/12 01:22 PM

ALSO! If you're adventurous: vanilla or sweet-cream ice cream with cornflakes and a soft-boiled egg. Discovered this magical dessert at hot-springs town Gero in Japan a few years back. Particularly fantastic paired with hot springs on a rainy day (the exact conditions of my experience). Mmm.


Cornflakes for Dessert: 5 Unexpectedly Delicious Recipes
4/19/12 02:00 PM

ew


A Great Idea for a Party: The Turducken of Cheese Balls Chow
4/18/12 09:38 AM

I second Barcelona's Boqueria!! Maybe it's because I live here, but I've seen many far more vast and wide-ranging food markets than Union Square's Greenmarket. Granted, I do love having it as an option, not complaining!


The Top 10 Outdoor Food Markets National Geographic
4/11/12 05:06 PM

just made these for the second time. so easy. and yum. successfully used an immersion blender to mix the butter and dry ingredients. only thing is it needs more salt. tastes a little bland. i'd recommend more than a pinch.


Improvised Recipe: Yogurt Biscuits with Dill
4/8/12 05:02 PM

i like the mini-pies in ramekins, which i discovered when my CSA last summer gave me my third straight week of copious blueberries. i keep frozen, pre-made, rolled-up dough (from Trader Joes or elsewhere--rolled up because they don't take up precious space) in the freezer, and tear out what i need to fit the ramekin, with enough extra to fold loosely over. dump in some mixed berries, sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon, fold over the dough, and pop in the oven for a short wait. yummm. dollop of vanilla bean ice cream is essential, of course.


What Are Some Good Dessert Recipes for Just One or Two People?Good Questions
3/27/12 02:14 PM

think this would be good with a sesame oil instead of a neutral oil?


Recipe: Tri-Color Slaw with Lime DressingRecipes from The Kitchn
3/22/12 05:38 PM

Hearty yet simple salad:
1 can salmon
bowl of mixed greens
1/2 an avocado, chopped up
1/2 an orange, chopped up
any kind of citrusy dressing

delish. :D


What Can I Make With Canned Salmon? Ingredient Questions
3/21/12 10:12 AM

@IRRY -- thanks!


Best Way to Thaw Frozen Tomatoes?
Ingredient Questions

2/21/12 08:35 PM

Can I piggyback on this and ask the same question of frozen whole-leaf herbs? I just froze up a big batch of basil and mint ... Do I move them to the fridge or just thaw on the counter?


Best Way to Thaw Frozen Tomatoes?
Ingredient Questions

2/21/12 12:27 PM