"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #31
Sous Chef
 
B'sgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
if you're into gardening fennel is the easiest plant to grow and I think that black swallowtails use it as a host plant for their larvae. I love to go out and pick it right off the plant (I don't use pesticides and mine has never had a pest problem and I would never kill the butterfly larvae---it's great to eat raw or in tea or in cooking)
Cabbage White butterflies also use it to host their larvae.
__________________

__________________
Michelle
http://foodmakeshimsick.blogspot.com/

B'sgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 09:44 PM   #32
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,670
Quote:
Originally Posted by B'sgirl View Post
ground cardamom, cardamom roots, cardamom pods. They add great flavor to Asian rice dishes. Steaming the rice with cardamom pods and lemon grass is really good. Cardamom is really expensive where I live though, hopefully it isn't for you. In fact, if anyone out there knows where to get a good deal on it send me a PM or post it somewhere.
I have more new kinds of caradamom that I can remember but have yet to open the packages they're contained in. Guess I should.......
__________________

__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #33
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
I can't really think of anything unique that I use in cooking, man I am boring!

DW says Lovage??? When the heck did we use that??
__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 11:57 PM   #34
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 1,129
Send a message via AIM to college_cook
Sodium alginate and calcium chloride. Let the good times roll!
__________________
college_cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 07:44 AM   #35
Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Cabbage makes the difference!
Shred some ordinary cabbage into your tuna salad, about 3/4 cup to one can White Albacore Tuna. Add 4 tblspns vinegar and mayo to suit. Add green onion if you like.
__________________
Steamboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 08:10 AM   #36
Senior Cook
 
KitchenScrapbook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 114
Phyllo dough. I just bought it, and haven't made anything with it yet. I kept seeing recipes that use it, so I looked for it the last time I went shopping. I'd never seen it before. I think it's a pastry dough in thin sheets. Anybody ever work with it?
__________________
---Kay
www.KitchenScrapbook.com
KitchenScrapbook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 08:42 AM   #37
Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
I used Phyllo dough to make strudel. Delicious! You could use it tomake a some kind of layered dish too. You have to be careful handling it though because it has to be moist as you do.
__________________
Steamboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 10:07 AM   #38
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 131
1st-Oyster Sauce-Oriental-thick,sticky,the color of Applebutter...Great on grilled or sauteed veggies!!!---2nd-shredded phyllo dough-I use for an app @ work...sear both sides of a scallop in Blood Orange juice-wrap up in shredded dough-tie w/lemon grass or scallion 'string'...end result looks like a Hershey Kiss-brush w/butter-finish in 400 F oven-about 3 minutes-set your 'kiss' atop a simple mango salsa...work quickly-keep phyllo damp---Blood Oranges-that's new to a lot of folks...enjoy your new discoveries !
__________________
Chef Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 07:33 AM   #39
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 874
I haven't posted here in a while, but I recently bought dried Myrtle (an herb). That one was new to me. Dh and I took a quick jaunt across the pond and it was in Sainsbury's, so I just had to grab it up and bring it home. I've used in a pork dish. Yummy.
__________________
Life is too short to eat processed, artificially-colored, chemically-preserved, genetically-modified food. Or maybe that IS why life's too short.
velochic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 05:10 PM   #40
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by KitchenScrapbook View Post
Phyllo dough. I just bought it, and haven't made anything with it yet. I kept seeing recipes that use it, so I looked for it the last time I went shopping. I'd never seen it before. I think it's a pastry dough in thin sheets. Anybody ever work with it?
Hi neighbor!
I make a great baclava with it. Make sure it's thawed well and then keep it covered with a damp cloth so it doesn't dry out and tear too much. Layer pastry with walnuts/cinnamon/sugar and brush butter on each layer of phyllo dough. After scoring and baking, pour cups of boiling hot honey and lemon onto the pastry. It soaks it up. For about $30 worth of ingredients in a half sheet pan, you'll get dozens of servings. That's the only thing I've used it for. ~Bliss
__________________

__________________
blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.