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Re: Today I Made:

Postby freezeblade » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:00 pm UTC

Moo, that sounds amazing. A+ would moan when biting into.

I made the first holiday cookies of the season today! Molasses Krinkles, basically a molasses-heavy spice cookie (ginger, cinnamon, clove). It's an old family recipe, although it's very close to the betty crocker recipe.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:27 pm UTC

My mom is vegetarian half the month, so I made mushroom risotto for her. Except that risotto rice is expensive as hell considering it's Peasant origins. The second time I made it, I used California Rose rice instead. Much cheaper and they didn't notice a difference. I detected less of a bite, as the rice was mushier, but that could have been due to mistakes in cooking. Anyone made risotto before that can comment?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:27 am UTC

sardia wrote:My mom is vegetarian half the month, so I made mushroom risotto for her. Except that risotto rice is expensive as hell considering it's Peasant origins. The second time I made it, I used California Rose rice instead. Much cheaper and they didn't notice a difference. I detected less of a bite, as the rice was mushier, but that could have been due to mistakes in cooking. Anyone made risotto before that can comment?

It’s the short grain rice, which has a higher starch content that keeps it from going mushy. Just about any shirt grain rice will work fine. Also, the coating of the rice with oil before adding the liquid really helps.
It’s hannukah, so I made loads of latkes tonight. Tomorrow I make quarts of applesauce. The instant pot takes about 10 minutes to cook the fruit and a food mill finishes it off easily. We will be ready for various parties over the week.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:25 pm UTC

Thanks for reminding me, I'll have to take our applesauce out of the freezer!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:31 pm UTC

ALSO I made vegetarian borscht for the first time, which turned out great - super easy soup, and goes well with the fresh sourdough my husband made. I also made a Japanese curry with daikon which was pretty nice. Still need to prepare a spaghetti squash thing. My father-in-law made a bake with roasted spaghetti squash, tomato sauce, and cheese - I think he used cottage cheese and parmesan? I'll have to do something similar because it was delicious. Moo - this would work great as a low-carb meal!
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Postby Moo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:00 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:My father-in-law made a bake with roasted spaghetti squash, tomato sauce, and cheese - I think he used cottage cheese and parmesan? I'll have to do something similar because it was delicious. Moo - this would work great as a low-carb meal!

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:54 am UTC

Besides vast numbers of latkes for hannukah last week, tonight I braised chicken thighs in apple cider with cabbage and bacon. Made a nice sweet and sour sauce from the cooking liquid.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:47 am UTC

Made a few batches of fridge cleaning low carb egg muffins/quiches/frittatas/thingies (broccoli and blue cheese, ham and camembert, cheddar and cherry tomato), deodorized the oven from the broccoli and blue cheese with lemon halves, and made an almost very good sugar free chocolate mousse for desert last night - shouldn't have added butter to the melting dark chocolate when I realised I don't have enough cream for a ganache and for whipping. It was tasty but the texture was a bit weird.

Also roasted a chicken to take to a sick friend tonight, just need to steam some veggies and roast some potato wedges when I get home from work.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm UTC

Also made vast numbers of latkes. Some traditional, some half parsnip, some with zucchini and parmesan. Also made from scratch apple sauce to go with them. It was good times!
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Postby Zohar » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:11 pm UTC

Alex made latkes (potato, parsnip, and scallions) which were fantastic. I made jelly doughnuts that were the best I've made yet!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby pogrmman » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:02 pm UTC

I just started my first lacto-fermented hot sauce today. It’s a wild pequin and Mexican oregano hot sauce. The ingredients are fresh wild chiles from my yard, dried Mexican oregano, and brine. Because they’re so small, instead of slicing them, I crushed the chiles with a fork.

I’m just making a small batch, as it’s a pain to harvest a bunch of these little guys and I’m worried it might be too hot. Literally just 5 or 6 of them can make a whole pot of chili go from too mild to just right in terms of heat. I used an entire jarful of them. They’re comprable to a mild habanero, only smaller and with a much quicker burn at the front of your mouth. They’re wonderfully delicious — they’ve got a super complex earthiness with some fruitiness to them too.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:46 pm UTC

I made a whole lot of these cookies for an office competition. They're pretty good, but not fantastic.
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