FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

by kymidwife » Jul 11th 10 5:55 pm

Fruit salsa has been a big hit lately... I've made it for family get-togethers and took some to work. Very refreshing summer treat, and reasonably healthy. Basically, I use whatever fruit looks really good, then add some garlic, cilantro, hot pepper, salt, and lime juice. This recipe makes about 2 quarts:

2 lb strawberries
5-6 mangos
5-6 peaches
8 kiwis
1 cup minced fresh onion (optional)
4 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
1 "bunch" cilantro, which equals about 1 to 1.5 cups chopped
I've also occasionally added some fresh mint, which adds an additional freshness and spark... but it is sort of optional, where the cilantro is a MUST in my opinion
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
3-4 finely chopped Jalepeno peppers... more or less to taste
If you like it really HOT... throw in a couple of serrano or habeneros.

Serve with chips... or over pound cake, depending on your mood. :D

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by britt » Aug 1st 10 8:59 am

Chip wrote:So, cooked up a big batch of sticky rice, finely scrambled some eggs ... threw the leftover/spent Gyokuro leaves ... mixed it all together and seasoned with a little soy sauce.

Nothing fancy, but reflected the preference for Asian food! :mrgreen:
Some Japanese dishes such as Katsu Don break a raw egg over the hot rice before putting the vegetables and meat or fish on top. The egg cooks from the heat of the steaming rice, but doesn't overcook.

You can also get small packages with Shizouka green tea, seeweed, etc. that you put on top of cooked rice and add hot water. This makes a nice, light-green broth that the rice is covered in. Very simple but surprisingly good.

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by Chip » Aug 1st 10 4:00 pm

Sounds delicious! So many things to try when it comes to tea! :idea: :arrow:

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by augie » Aug 27th 10 11:58 pm

My daughter became a vegetarian this past winter. We have been trying more vegetarian dishes lately. Our favorite is rice balls: sticky rice, sprouts, water chestnuts, shoots, grn. onion. wrapped in sea weed. Refreshing with iced tea on a hot day.

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by Chip » Apr 23rd 11 1:30 am

Somehow this got locked ... it is unlocked again!

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by LauraW » Apr 25th 11 2:27 pm

Chip wrote:Somehow this got locked ... it is unlocked again!
I was wondering about that..

This weekend I made white chocolate cheesecake, mini-burgers with homemade buns, cheddar and potato soup, and chocolate nests (for Easter). My roommate dyed eggs yesterday while I baked. A good weekend for food!

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by entropyembrace » May 24th 11 2:35 am

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I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:

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by Orianoskin » Oct 16th 11 3:14 pm

British food in the USA. Order all your favorite British foods
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by Chip » Oct 16th 11 3:50 pm

Orianoskin wrote:British food in the USA. Order all your favorite British foods
online and have them delivered right to your door. Lowest prices online and fast delivery.
Sounds like you sell SPAM!

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by IPT » Oct 16th 11 4:42 pm

entropyembrace wrote:I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:
Oh wow, how I miss mole!!!! How did they turn out?

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by entropyembrace » Oct 17th 11 6:06 am

IPT wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:
Oh wow, how I miss mole!!!! How did they turn out?
They were yummy :) I followed directions from my gfs mom very carefully :)

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by IPT » Oct 17th 11 6:37 am

:( :cry: :(

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by AdamMY » Nov 7th 11 1:05 am

Tea, Beef and Mushroom Stew

I have been out of any sort of stock (beef/chicken/vegetable), but unable to make it to the store. So I had an interesting idea to use a strong tea base.

So in a pan I browned roughly 1 pound cubed beef chunks for stew, with a one large garlic clove roughly diced, and coriander, parsley, thyme, oregano, coriander salt, and paprika.

Mean while yesterday I had made a strong batch of iced tea using Yancha scraps with a little bit of generic Lipton black tea.

After the meat was browned, I added 2 roughly chopped parsnips, a roughly chopped rutabaga, and 3 roughly chopped carrots, let them cook up a little bit, then I added equal parts the iced tea and water ( about 24 oz each). Yes it was a lot of liquid but thats because I had a dried canister of assorted mushrooms, which I added a healthy dose to rehydrate while cooking.

Added salt several times (as I wasn't using a broth which tends to be salty, It tasted a little flat without adding salt).

Simmered until the meat could be cut with a spoon, 2-4 hours

And it was delicious.

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by wyardley » Nov 7th 11 7:46 am

Dinner tonight, inspired by an excellent pop-up restaurant meal last night, was parsnip soup, roasted Brussels sprouts with a vinaigrette, and farro cooked risotto style with some leeks, shallots, and homemade roasted vegetable stock.