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Old 11-28-2015, 03:24 PM   #21
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Welcome KDJ, I like playing with food as you will see in my pic's & posts so come on in and enjoy. Oh, by the way I never made apple rose's!
Yes I have seen you recreate some interesting food visuals.

I have not seen an apple rose but have you made this? I have made the wing part (the easy bit)


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Old 11-28-2015, 03:37 PM   #22
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Yes I have seen you recreate some interesting food visuals.

I have not seen an apple rose but have you made this? I have made the wing part (the easy bit)


Oh I really hope I don't offend anyone. What you folks are doing here requires skill and precision, and for the crazy Seymour-ish sandwich - a real sense of fun. What bugs me are the pinterest posts that dominate social media.

I remember this gorgeous book I bought years ago, it cost me $50 in 1984 (I wonder what it is now with inflation?) and it was all ... oh here it is... and how sad. It's only $9.60 now... but the things you could make. Incredible. )(Chinese Appetizers and Garnishes - Wei-Chuan's Cookbook - Bilingual - Cookbook Village)
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:16 PM   #23
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Hi and welcome to DC.

That's ok, I don't like and don't use Facebook. I miss out on some grandkid's pics, but they usually email them too.

That's ok, I am still perfecting my falafels too. However, I think of this as a good excuse to shop my local mid-eastern market. I make better tabbouleh and tzatziki than they, so I figure it evens out. I just discovered Fattoush, a salad along the lines of tabbouleh. I have yet to eat any, never appeared on any menu that I recall, maybe I missed reading it. Anyway, that is a new one on my To Try list-- need a few fresh ingredients, I have a recipe which is half the way along with some anticipation.

As for joining a forum, I think you picked a good one, and you are most welcome here.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:21 PM   #24
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Hi and welcome to DC.

That's ok, I don't like and don't use Facebook. I miss out on some grandkid's pics, but they usually email them too.

That's ok, I am still perfecting my falafels too. However, I think of this as a good excuse to shop my local mid-eastern market. I make better tabbouleh and tzatziki than they, so I figure it evens out. I just discovered Fattoush, a salad along the lines of tabbouleh. I have yet to eat any, never appeared on any menu that I recall, maybe I missed reading it. Anyway, that is a new one on my To Try list-- need a few fresh ingredients, I have a recipe which is half the way along with some anticipation.

As for joining a forum, I think you picked a good one, and you are most welcome here.
Fattoush is a lot like panzanella
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #25
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I wouldn't want you thinking that I spend my time carving shapes out of food! Far from it - rarely and just when entertaining. For the most part I just love trying out recipes, i.e. get seduced by wondering what they will taste like. The ability to reproduce it (obviously with lots of exceptions) in your own kitchen is like bringing a restaurant to your home.

I agree with whiskadoodle's post above in that you picked a good forum to join.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:27 PM   #26
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Fattoush is a lot like panzanella
You are quite right GG.

Karen, you sure are drawing out conversations from us today.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:10 PM   #27
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The garlic thing restricts my full appreciation of the Mediterranean menu, but I have been able to make quite a bit here and play with flavors. Some of the items I've made... Lebanese rice, hummus, kofte, pita, kebabs, falafel...

My specialty has always been soups & sauces... and I can bake pretty much anything except bread. I can still remember the chef yelling at me, "The gluten! The gluten!" I could never really understand what the heck he meant. The gluten? What about it? But I always got great grades - probably because I went in for lots of extra help and tried really hard. A few weeks ago I figured I'd give the bread thing another try... it's been 3 decades, surely I can handle it now? Well, the pretzel rolls rose... so I guess I mastered that gluten thing, but man oh man, they looked like hell. lol. But they tasted great, and so long as we shut our eyes we were fine.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:12 PM   #28
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Welcome Karen. I see you are settling in just fine! Take peek in our Off topic discussions, we do know how to have fun. Any questions to me or the moderators, we are happy to help.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:47 PM   #29
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Welcome from sunny California, Karen!
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:17 PM   #30
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Hi KD! Welcome to our crazy corner of the world. Don't be so shy though. Just kidding! Actually, there are a few of us who enjoy being chatty, so pull up a seat and join right in. Coffee? Tea? Or something a little more "adult"? Be prepared for those times you think "I'll just take five minutes to check DC..." end up being a lost hour (or more) to good conversation.

I could easily retire to VA for the scenery and the sheer history of the state. Sadly, the draw of home and our two kids who still live there (in Ohio) means when we finally pack up to move it will be back to our beloved Buckeye state.
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Yup, we could be friends. I use Facebook mostly to stalk my kids.

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Fattoush is a lot like panzanella
But in my opinion, panzanella is better.
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