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Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 06-09-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,255
Posted By XeniA
My two-cents' worth from Greece since your...

My two-cents' worth from Greece since your original request was for tried-and-true and/or old family recipes -- mine are both, one from my mother-in-law who was as 'Greek village' as they come, and...
Forum: Terms & Techniques 06-07-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 165,946
Posted By XeniA
Ardell -- wait! This is Ayrton writing, but...

Ardell -- wait!

This is Ayrton writing, but under a new name because I haven't been active in Discuss Cooking for years. I got a copy of your comment on this thread e-mailed to me, however, and...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 01-13-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By XeniA
Was that directed toward me, Gossie? If so,...

Was that directed toward me, Gossie?

If so, answer's "no -- not yet". Just been a busy week, and dolmades are not the kind of thing I whip up when a million other things are calling to me!
...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 01-13-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 24,319
Posted By XeniA
Hey Gossie -- Of course you can, and it...

Hey Gossie --

Of course you can, and it makes sense that you'd want to in a situation like you describe above. However, as I'm sure you know, the end result won't be quite as nice as if you'd...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 01-13-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,201
Posted By XeniA
Here's another photo, this time "bucati." It...

Here's another photo, this time "bucati." It appears to be closer to the Greek pastitcio pasta in that it has a larger central hole (again, the Greek stuff's very much like a drinking straw)....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-12-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,175
Posted By XeniA
Fair enough, answered one of the Crucial Four as...

Fair enough, answered one of the Crucial Four as a "yes" so I'm doomed, evidently. Must seek counseling. Making a note as we speak.

Frankly, all I did is push some papers off my husband's desk...
Forum: Terms & Techniques 01-11-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,494
Posted By XeniA
Yes, exactly. That dictionary or any others...

Yes, exactly. That dictionary or any others Google points you to. Just plug into Google search the word you want to check and the word "definition" -- in this case "steak definition" then "stake...
Forum: Vegetables 01-11-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,052
Posted By XeniA
Yummm! My son and I (only) love them. Never tried...

Yummm! My son and I (only) love them. Never tried roasting them but will try to remember to tuck some in next time I shove a chicken in the oven. Were yours fresh or frozen, GB?

By the way, try a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,072
Posted By XeniA
Welcome back indeed! Wondered when you were going...

Welcome back indeed! Wondered when you were going to re-surface. Your voice was missed.

Get your strength back. We're expecting a play-by-play as you discover the food of Italy!
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 01-11-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,838
Posted By XeniA
Ah-ha! Really? I didn't know that! Thanks, GB!

Ah-ha! Really? I didn't know that! Thanks, GB!
Forum: General Cooking 01-11-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By XeniA
Well ... they're interchangeable up to a point....

Well ... they're interchangeable up to a point. The "big pieces / small pieces" issue might just be a matter of personal preference. However, what percentage of the tomatoes you're using is water...
Forum: Vegetables 01-11-2007, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By XeniA
Isn't there an entire section on this site...

Isn't there an entire section on this site devoted to vegetarian meals? Head over there and you'll find plenty of like-minded people (... and even people like me sometimes since I prefer to eat...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
Well ... bless your twitching little whiskers,...

Well ... bless your twitching little whiskers, then, Barbara!! :wink: You're a far stronger bunny than I!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
I have to admit that I wouldn't like to hear this...

I have to admit that I wouldn't like to hear this said from a child to an adult, certainly not a stranger. It strikes me as badly impertinent!

Child-to-child I buy, but as I'd tried to say...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
Here, here Suzy! I can add nothing other than my...

Here, here Suzy! I can add nothing other than my applause!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
As long as the whole book doesn't go on like...

As long as the whole book doesn't go on like that!! (Reminds me of trying to read "Watership Down" where one has to learn bunny language to proceed. I think I read the first 10 or so pages several...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-11-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
GB, Robo, Suzy -- thanks for clarifying. Robo, as...

GB, Robo, Suzy -- thanks for clarifying. Robo, as you know from my PM, I knew there was a possibility I'd got it wrong. Sorry!
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 01-11-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By XeniA
Just a wee bit of a misquote, there, Charlie! ...

Just a wee bit of a misquote, there, Charlie!

Meanwhile, I have to agree with Robo that it sounds like your ideas of English food are out of date. I've been pretty impressed with the food on...
Forum: General Cooking 01-11-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By XeniA
Fair enough. and thanks for answering. I...

Fair enough. and thanks for answering.

I agree with the other posters, however, that a food processor would be one of your best bets. That, or an old-fashioned clamp grinder with several...
Forum: Today's Menu 01-10-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By XeniA
I'm still trying to work out why it would have...

I'm still trying to work out why it would have been better to have had grits in the socks I was wearing than in those I'd simply taken out of my suitcase and tucked into my drawer, but color me...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,136
Posted By XeniA
Robo, is this meant to be as rudely critical as...

Robo, is this meant to be as rudely critical as it sounds? To whom was it aimed?
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 01-10-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By XeniA
Now you're just getting me hungry, Andy! And boy,...

Now you're just getting me hungry, Andy! And boy, does my granola look dull compared to your breakfasts, or what?

I promise you that next time I'm over your way I'll give those EggBeaters a fair...
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 01-10-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By XeniA
Gotcha. Difference between you and me, then, is...

Gotcha. Difference between you and me, then, is that I eat only those two eggs a week, but have the whole she-bang, and the rest of the week I eat granola! The idea of an all-whites omelette just...
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 01-10-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By XeniA
Fair enough. Gotta admit I'm a whole-egg girl...

Fair enough. Gotta admit I'm a whole-egg girl myself, so I daresay I have no business here!
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 01-10-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By XeniA
Andy, you'd be amazed what a job it can do on you...

Andy, you'd be amazed what a job it can do on you to have people continuing to confuse you for the opposite sex!

Seriously? Lord knows I've looked at my writing and wondered "is there something...
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