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Re: Today I Made:

Postby mstjarna » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:19 am UTC

Tonight I made red curry oatmeal, with coconut milk, thai red curry paste (duh), sauteed onions, green peppers, and garlic, and with shredded coconut, cashews, and almonds thrown on top.

Not enough of the oatmeal to match all the other ingredients, but it tasted excellent and has amazing potential.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby poxic » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:38 am UTC

Today I made: korma ramen. It didn't taste all that great, but it was better than the packet of chicken-flavoured MSG that came with the noodles. :|
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:43 am UTC

You might be interested in Maggi 2-minute masala noodles from your local Indian grocery. I grew up thinking that's what ramen was supposed to be like, and was rather underwhelmed when I started eating Maruchan and such in college.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby poxic » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:17 pm UTC

I can't have most commercial (or restaurant, or any non-self-made) curry products because of an allergy to peppers. I can do some of the jarred korma sauce once in a while because it's very, very mild. Either that or I make my own "curry", with cumin and coriander and fenugreek and assorted other spices but no chilies of any kind. It's a bit sad.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:31 am UTC

Two lasagnas with whole-wheat noodles. One vegetarian, one with ground turkey. Nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:42 am UTC

Yesterday a friend brought me a fresh bunny from his hutches. I braised it with white wine, cream, garlic, rosemary and a bit of thyme. Also mushrooms, onions and bacon.
Tonight it was roasted ducks-they were under 1.75 a pound at the store so I got two 6 pounders. Plenty of leftovers! Trimmed them good, poked them all over with a fork, sprinkled on some Gateway to the North seasoning from the Spice House and shoved them into a 375F oven. Harvested close to a quart of lovely lovely duck fat. Fried potatoes, here we come!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby poxic » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:49 am UTC

Today, I lightly browned just under an ounce of ground lamb, then added a tablespoon or so of cold water, then gave it to my friend Catherine. (Kitty was just diagnosed with a terminal illness, so it's all about keeping her happy and fed and hydrated now.)

She loved it. I gave her a bit more after she finished the first serving, and she ate and drank all of that, too. She licked the whole tiny dish over, at least three times. When I took it away from her, she tried to stop me.

I think we have a winning kitty formula.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:55 am UTC

poxic wrote:I can't have most commercial (or restaurant, or any non-self-made) curry products because of an allergy to peppers. I can do some of the jarred korma sauce once in a while because it's very, very mild. Either that or I make my own "curry", with cumin and coriander and fenugreek and assorted other spices but no chilies of any kind. It's a bit sad.

Ah. The Maggi stuff is targeted at kids, so it's also pretty mild, but I don't know for sure whether it contains any chillies. The ingredient list just says 'spices'.

(Also, sorry about your cat.)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:13 pm UTC

poxic-try her on chopped up chicken livers, and bits of raw meat as well. It's much healthier and easier for her to digest. Cheap bones make a nice plain stock to use for fluids. She might also like some Kitten Milk Replacer as sold at PetSmart. Here's hoping she's happy and comfortable until the end.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:00 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Yesterday a friend brought me a bunny

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PAstrychef wrote:I braised it...

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...but I do love roast duck.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:30 pm UTC

I am making a huge ass-batch of whole wheat pumpkin muffins, next on the list is crustless cranberry pie (more like a pie/cake hybrid), and apple oatmeal bread/muffins depending on which pan I feel like using.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:33 am UTC

Roasted some pumpkins to make pumpkin pies. One of my B-day presents was a ravioli attachment to my kitchenaid, so pumpkin sage raviolis will arrive soon as well.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:37 am UTC

I made a pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling. I think it turned out ok? There were some cracks...I've never made a rolled cake thing before.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:55 am UTC

Sometimes a roulade will crack a bit. That's why we have powdered sugar and icing-to cover those little problems.
Next time bake it just a bit less and it shouldn't crack. They really feel a bit squashy when they're done, not bouncy like a sheet cake.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sprocket » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:20 pm UTC

The other day I deep fried an egg in it's shell.

Today I made fried tunafish cakes. I was really pleased with these for a first try.

I also made french toast with cheddar cheese between the slices. I also put a little rum in the egg/milk mix. I'm sure you can figure that one out on your own.

Also for my birthday party I made my famous artichoke dip. But I left out the spinach and gouda due to poor planning, and it was still quite beloved.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:09 am UTC

A lemon bundt cake with lemon-amaretto glaze for my mom's birthday. It turned out really well, I'm pretty pleased with myself.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:42 am UTC

I am in the process of preparing Shrimp Tolliver from the previously-loved NYT Cookbook that Sarah brought home the other day! I should dig up that thread I started about shrimp and add this recipe, or something! But I am LAZY.

I choose to believe the name is a cheeky shortening of "Shrimp of the Oliver"

Also Sarah is making sweet potato curry latkes

Also she has noted that preparing a shrimp dish is possibly the worst way to celebrate hannukah but I am NOT KOSHER
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:05 am UTC

Nobody's cooking? Damn! Well, I cooked again!

I threw together some whole wheat penne with olives, orange bell pepper, roasted tomatoes and crumbled feta. The cheese was some sundried tomato and basil flavored stuff I found in the fridge. I added chicken to half of it and some rosemary that worked really well. Tasty!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am UTC

Cooking, just not posting :P And I thought I would have more time after semester finished. Damn the stupid season.

So anyway, fried boudin noir on fried sesame-seeded vegetable bread with fried potatoes. And a nice soft Yarra Valley pinot noir.

Also, a couple of weeks ago but worth mentioning, the best onion soup I've ever eaten. Made completely as an afterthought to use up some chicken stock. Five thinly sliced brown onions (mandolin ftw), an obscene amount of butter (like seriously at least 200g), several hours of cooking time, a cup of red wine, 2 litres of Kylie Kwong chicken stock, and several more hours. Served with sliced baguette and grated cheese. So. Fucking. Good.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:05 am UTC

Oh yeah, I cooked yesterday! I made a carrot souffle, with some celery, parsley root, onion and cheese. It turned out really great! My family devoured it.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby vector » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:19 am UTC

Garlic tea.

Not fancy, but delicious and it cured my cold really fast.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:40 am UTC

Clam chowder. Probably some kheema muttar tomorrow or the day after.

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Postby PAstrychef » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:26 pm UTC

Not in my own kitchen, and with a cold to boot. Once I get going on doing a dinner a week with my niece I'll post about those.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:24 pm UTC

TIM: Christmas Spice Cookies. Made up the dough last weekend, baked a little over 100 cookies today. Got lots more to bake tomorrow. Next weekend will find me decorating them. Will post pictures when they've been decorated.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:47 pm UTC

I made a broccoli casserole today. It isn't as good as the carrot souffle, but it's nice enough. I should save that recipe and make it again, it was pretty awesome.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:18 pm UTC

This weekend I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and chocolate dipped strawberries for my 30th birthday party. They were (are!) delicious!
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Postby Zohar » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:26 pm UTC

And pretty!
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Postby Sandry » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:53 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:And pretty!

Pretty sweet! :D
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:37 am UTC

Turkey meatloaf and baked potatoes. As my sister in law was teaching until 8PM she was delighted to come in and have a hot dinner all ready to go. And I have lunch for tomorrow!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:07 am UTC

Yesterday I just baked some freerange chicken drumsticks and some chunky chopped courgettes and green (bell) peppers in a store-bough bottle of Nando's lemon and herb peri peri sauce. For the effort-to-delicious ratio, it was awesome.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby dubsola » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:17 pm UTC

I love it when I find something really easy to make that is actually pretty delicious. I also like coming home and finding a hot meal ready, nice one, you two!

On the weekend I made apple spiced muffins, which were pretty good. Oh, and a ridiculously hot vegetarian chilli.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Telchar » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:29 pm UTC

Jumbalaya. Cooked everything a little lower and slower than I usually do and it turned out better. Other than searing the andouille I don't think I ever set the burner above medium.
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Postby PAstrychef » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:48 am UTC

So my brother made off with my tasty tasty meatloaf sandwich, and called to complain that he doesn't like meatloaf sandwiches. So I ate his turkey "pastrami" and will get my meatloaf tomorrow. He bought something.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:43 am UTC

A huge batch of mint chocolate chip cookies, and a double batch of cheesecake brownies - all for a bakesale that a coworker is having for one of our local community resource centers!
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Postby Moo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:30 am UTC

Chocolate pecan mini muffins. I love mini muffins!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Thesh » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:43 am UTC

Hash browns + eggs + sausages + (orange juice+vodka)
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Postby Zohar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:24 pm UTC

Breakfast of champions?

Today I made a pecan cake that my grandmother used to make (layer of dough, thin layer of jam, layer of minced pecans mixed with whipped egg white), and the same carrot souffle I did last week, because it was awesome. I want to make a lasagna too, but I only have two reasonably-sized pans so it will probably have to wait for tomorrow.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Telchar » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

I have pallets of butter in my fridge waiting to be turned into delicious cookies by the cooking making machine I live with.

Rosettes, date/pecan, CC....The come down from the oven in hundreds and in thousands.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:46 am UTC

TODAY I MADE.

Pan-seared Alaskan Coho salmon (caught by a friend of the family)
Broccolini, sauteed with garlic and lemon zest
Sage, Porcini mushroom and caramelized onion risotto
Hollandaise sauce, prepared with utmost care, then accidentally burned to the bottom of the pan by turning on the wrong burner
The palm of my hand, lightly seared by the handle of the pan that had just come out of the 425-degree oven

All in all, pretty damn good. And my hand is okay.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:48 am UTC

Perhaps a marinade will improve it?
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