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Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
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Tomatillos have a tart aftertaste. Other...

Tomatillos have a tart aftertaste. Other potential sources of tartness might be green tomatoes and lime juice. Canned green chile is often packed with citric acid, but that can taste unpleasantly...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-23-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 203
Posted By Bitser
Bean salad. Canned chickpeas (drained), broccoli...

Bean salad. Canned chickpeas (drained), broccoli florets, red bell pepper, quinoa, shredded carrots, and roasted almonds. I had a chopped serrano pepper on mine. Dressed with honey, soy sauce,...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-23-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Bitser
Chicken vegetable soup. Homemade stock, onion,...

Chicken vegetable soup. Homemade stock, onion, carrot, the last of our garden peas, and ditalini. Roasted and lightly smoked chicken left over. Crusty bread and butter. Glass of Harken California...
Forum: Vegetables 09-22-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Bitser
Never keen on russets. The skin is leathery and...

Never keen on russets. The skin is leathery and often scabby. Since we don't eat much in the way of steaks, etc. we seldom bake potatoes.

For years, I've grown Yukon Golds, which have a thin...
Forum: New Member Introductions! 09-21-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Bitser
Kill moose. Eat moose. Catch fish. Eat...

Kill moose. Eat moose.

Catch fish. Eat fish.

Can make fire, cook.

No can make fire, eat raw.

https://i.imgur.com/DczVxAP.jpg
Forum: Farm to Table 09-19-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,858
Posted By Bitser
Built a year-round greenhouse ten years ago,...

Built a year-round greenhouse ten years ago, after battling our savage local climate. Besides having ripe tomatoes for Christmas, it's also good for growing kitchen herbs.

For basil, I seed it...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-18-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By Bitser
Green chile chicken enchiladas. When I was...

Green chile chicken enchiladas. When I was cleaning and freezing grill-roasted poblanos yesterday, I kept the trimmed pieces from the tops and chopped them. Had leftover chicken breast, a bit smoky...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-17-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
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Blackened Kodiak rockfish with cheese polenta (or...

Blackened Kodiak rockfish with cheese polenta (or grits). The spice was paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and kosher salt. Lettuce and greenhouse tomato salad. Glass of Airlie...
Forum: The Wine Cellar 09-14-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,707
Posted By Bitser
A delicious red that compares well to Beaujolais...

A delicious red that compares well to Beaujolais crus, from an outstanding California winery, for ten bucks?

The best Beaujolais cru wines —Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin--Vent— pair beautifully...
Forum: Cooking on the Grill 09-12-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Bitser
Got more Anaheim chiles and some poblanos. Came...

Got more Anaheim chiles and some poblanos. Came up short on the charcoal, so I finished roasting the chiles in the toaster oven. An even roast makes them easier to peel. Today I peeled, cored,...
Forum: The Wine Cellar 09-11-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,707
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Lived in New Zealand, c.2002-3, and have returned...

Lived in New Zealand, c.2002-3, and have returned several times since. I'm keen on the wines, which I think are among the best on earth. But perhaps the best known wine, Marlborough sauvignon...
Forum: Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 09-09-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By Bitser
I've tried to get guanciale, but not even the...

I've tried to get guanciale, but not even the specialty butcher has it. The pancetta I make is cured in the fridge for a few days, then rolled up tight with minced garlic, pepper, and herbs. It...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-09-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Bitser
Vegetable soup, from homemade stock. Carrots,...

Vegetable soup, from homemade stock. Carrots, celery, onion, garlic, tiny red potatoes and peas from the garden, chopped tomatoes from the greenhouse, well-simmered. With grilled white cheddar on...
Forum: Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 09-09-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By Bitser
Pancetta is really expensive. (That's why I make...

Pancetta is really expensive. (That's why I make my own.) But a good substitute is plain smoked bacon (peppered works) without any sugar or maple flavoring. Lay it out before cooking and sprinkle...
Forum: Soups 09-09-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Bitser
You could grill some nice Italian sausage and...

You could grill some nice Italian sausage and serve it with a cheese plate as a side with the veg soup—minestrone would be great.
Forum: Today's Menu 09-09-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Bitser
Had an eggplant that didn't get used, and noticed...

Had an eggplant that didn't get used, and noticed a recipe in the NY Times for a spiced eggplant dish, which I used as the start. The eggplant was cubed and browned in olive oil. Added minced...
Forum: General Cooking 09-07-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By Bitser
The garden and greenhouse are my starting points....

The garden and greenhouse are my starting points. Just dug the potatoes and have heaps of tomatoes, so I'll be making a gallette. As household chef, I also take requests. Herself asked for...
Forum: Cookware and Accessories 09-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By Bitser
The bamboo board looks nice. The idea would...

The bamboo board looks nice. The idea would appeal to quite a few cooks who are on the lookout for new stuff. What's the material of the hinge on the wood board and how is it attached to the wood...
Forum: Culinary Gardener 09-07-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,348
Sticky: Today's harvest
Views: 135,310
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I've got an avalanche of tomatoes. One plant, a...

I've got an avalanche of tomatoes. One plant, a Siberian called Sasha's Altai, bore most of the large fruit. The cherries are Sakura, an F1 hybrid that bears dense clusters.
...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-07-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Bitser
When I was a wildland firefighter, I could get by...

When I was a wildland firefighter, I could get by on very little sleep. Sometimes we'd be stuck without a camp or transport and have to sleep on the ground (often near a smoldering stump for heat). ...
Forum: Cooking on the Grill 09-06-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Bitser
Roasting Green Chile

The market had a box of big, thick-fleshed, mild Anaheim chiles, so I bought a bag to roast on the grill. Once they're well-scorched, they go into a plastic bag to steam, then cool off in the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-06-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bitser
With twigs from local shrubbery, I've been making...

With twigs from local shrubbery, I've been making pencils.

https://i.imgur.com/CbbUy4N.jpg

It's not difficult, given an extra-long drill and the proper leads, and I enjoy giving them away to...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-06-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Bitser
The market had a box of big, thick-fleshed...

The market had a box of big, thick-fleshed Anaheim chiles, so I bought a bag to roast on the grill. Once they're well-scorched, they go into a plastic bag to steam, then cool off in the fridge.
...
Forum: Eggs, Cheese & Dairy 09-04-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Bitser
We hiked from Todos Santos, BC, south along the...

We hiked from Todos Santos, BC, south along the beach to a cove where the fishermen beached their pangas.

https://i.imgur.com/64LuDMb.jpg

They sorted out undersize fish for their kids, who...
Forum: Cook's Tools 08-31-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Bitser
Tactical Chef's Apron

Saw this on FaceBook and hoped it was a joke.

https://i.imgur.com/KJPZEK9.jpg
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