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Old 10-02-2019, 03:10 PM   #1
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Hello Fellow Cooks -

I was searching for an online bulletin board for cooks, and found Discuss Cooking! I am looking forward to contributing. I like the bulletin board format for in depth discussion.

I am a single cook and have cooked for one almost all my life. There are many positives to this - I can freely experiment, I can eat the same thing day after day until I use it up, I can be either economical or buy a single expensive steak at will. I like cooking for one!

The negatives are that I never learned to get all components of a meal done at once (how did my mother do that?!) and that I tend to get lazy and go for Simple.

I'm now retired, so I finally have time to cook as much as I please. This bulletin board seems like a very rich resource, and I hope to dive in.

So I'll start by saying that today's recipe (which will be tomorrow's supper) was a spinach cheese soup, made with spinach harvested from my fall garden, which came out wonderfully - you can't go wrong with butter and cheese and spinach. The recipe called for heavy cream as well, but I am going to be very sparing with that, as the soup is rich already. I'll have it with a slice of bread and a salad. I wonder if I toasted some walnuts as a garnish, would that add or detract?

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Old 10-02-2019, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

I think walnuts would be a nice finishing touch.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, pellice, from a fellow Jerseyite! (is that a word??)
Are you anywhere near my town?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, pellice, from a fellow Jerseyite! (is that a word??)
Are you anywhere near my town?
No, I'm up in Central NJ. I do go through Woodbury occasionally though on my birding trips.

One thing you can say about NJ is there is no lack of food of any sort. I realized recently that I get probably half of my perishables - meat, dairy, produce - from local farms. And any ethnic cuisine you can think of - though whether these cuisines are authentic - or just the general deep fried mishmash (I'm looking at you, empanandas) - is debatable.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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Hi pell, Welcome to DC. I'm also from Jersey, now living in MT. I need Taylor Ham, lol
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:24 PM   #6
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Hi pell, Welcome to DC. I'm also from Jersey, now living in MT. I need Taylor Ham, lol
WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!! You said it right! Taylor Ham! NOT Taylors ham.

BTW I'm for North Jersey and I say "Jersey-ian". I think either way is right.

Welcome to the forum!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:52 PM   #7
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Welcome, Im a little north and east ( from New York, Long Island).
I drive through Jersey a lot to get to PA
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:54 PM   #8
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Hi Pellice. Welcome to DC.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:48 PM   #9
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No, I'm up in Central NJ. I do go through Woodbury occasionally though on my birding trips.

One thing you can say about NJ is there is no lack of food of any sort. I realized recently that I get probably half of my perishables - meat, dairy, produce - from local farms. And any ethnic cuisine you can think of - though whether these cuisines are authentic - or just the general deep fried mishmash (I'm looking at you, empanandas) - is debatable.
Do you grow any of your foods? After all, NJ is the garden state! lol

It is incredible how all of those ethnic grocers are now all over NJ. I used to have to go to NYC to stock up on Mexican food, in the late 70s/early 80s. Late 80s it was Avondale,PA. Early 2,000s the small Mexican grocers started appearing in this area, and several years ago one opened right here in town! A lot of other ethnic grocers are in the area now - things I used to have to go to Philly or elsewhere for.
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