Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby darthchazza » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:29 am UTC

Went to the market to stock upon meat and impulse bought some lambs kidneys. Fried them up with bacon and onion and ate them in a fresh roll. It was awesome, why hadn't anyone told me kidneys are awesome!?
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:59 am UTC

I met some excellent fluffy tahini cookies yesterday. Getting praises from coworkers.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:19 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I met some excellent fluffy tahini cookies yesterday. Getting praises from coworkers.

For a moment, I was thinking that sounds weird, but then I remember I like halva. Every time I think of tahini, I think of hummus and forget it can be used to make sweet things, too.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby KestrelLowing » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:53 pm UTC

Pancakes. Yummy, yummy pancakes. From scratch! Not bisquick! (Sooo much better)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zamfir » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:27 pm UTC

darthchazza wrote:Went to the market to stock upon meat and impulse bought some lambs kidneys. Fried them up with bacon and onion and ate them in a fresh roll. It was awesome, why hadn't anyone told me kidneys are awesome!?

Next time, go and get some ice. You'll get more kidneys that way.

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Postby PAstrychef » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:07 pm UTC

Harvesting fresh kidneys is actually kind of a PITA. The butchers is just fine.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:27 am UTC

Turkey meatballs with some more of my chipotle-garlic paste, brown basmati rice, and wilted chard with lime.

It looks so pretty in a bowl together.
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Postby ExplodingHat » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:44 am UTC

Beer-battered catfish with homemade fries:
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby topquark » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:55 pm UTC

Kidney beans, mushrooms and onions in tomato sauce with quinoa (recipe and pics)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby JudeMorrigan » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:11 pm UTC

KestrelLowing wrote:Pancakes. Yummy, yummy pancakes. From scratch! Not bisquick! (Sooo much better)

If you ever want to try something really amazing, try making them with yeast rather than chemical leaveners sometime. You have to plan them ahead of time, but they're pretty fantastic. (I'm assuming you used baking powder/soda, of course. Cue line about assumptions.)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PictureSarah » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:57 am UTC

Iced lemon cream cheese cookies and plain old chocolate chip cookies. To be taken to Sacramento tomorrow as a thank you gift for our realtor.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:58 pm UTC

topquark wrote:Crunchy Kale!
That looks good...and expensive!

Last few days:
Andouille, lentil, and rice soup
A salad of coarse bulgur, cabbage, tomato, onion, olives, and garlic, with a bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar
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Postby PAstrychef » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:11 pm UTC

Got lots to get made today for a weekend of Ren Faire merchanting.
Breakfast sausage, then into sausage rolls, baked and frozen.
Chicken and dumplings; making the stew and freezing it, then making the dumpling dry mix so we can finish them on the stew on site; bulgur pilaf mix; chocolate cookies; two gallons on iced tea, also to freeze; probably one thing I've forgotten.
Having stuff frozen makes keeping the cooler cold much easier.
So much tastier than the crap R brings when he's selling by himself. He's silly that way.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Telchar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:23 pm UTC

Made a marinated pork loin with corn and onions and cilantro. Was fabulous!
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby roband » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:54 pm UTC

Made naan bread to go with a curry made from jarred sauce.

We didn't have yoghurt, so I used more butter. It didn't turn out great, but it was decent-ish bread.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby topquark » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:36 pm UTC

cerbie wrote:
topquark wrote:Crunchy Kale!
That looks good...and expensive!


Expensive?
The kale cost 95p but I only used about a quarter of it in the recipe = 24p
Parsley 35p, again used about a quarter = 9p
quinoa is 56p per 100g = 28p
chickpeas are 44p can = 11p
flaxseed oil was about £6/bottle, but it's a big bottle = 20p max?

Total cost = 92p. I've had cheaper meals, but it's not bad.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:58 am UTC

Liver and eggplant, with a Heathcote Syrah.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby The Milkman » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:15 am UTC

Mayonnaise. Surprisingly easy and so much tastier than the jarred stuff.

And you can do so much with just an egg and oil. I'm thinking sweet mayo at some point. :x
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:51 pm UTC

topquark wrote:
cerbie wrote:
topquark wrote:Crunchy Kale!
That looks good...and expensive!


Expensive?
The kale cost 95p but I only used about a quarter of it in the recipe = 24p
Parsley 35p, again used about a quarter = 9p
quinoa is 56p per 100g = 28p
chickpeas are 44p can = 11p
flaxseed oil was about £6/bottle, but it's a big bottle = 20p max?

Total cost = 92p. I've had cheaper meals, but it's not bad.
I assume you're using GPB? If so, with Google converting the currency, I get quinoa costing around 120p per 100g.

Tuna casserole, from scratch except for the canned fish, with spaetzle instead of pasta.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:39 am UTC

On Friday I made a wheat casserole thing with cauliflower, onions, garlic, zucchinis and carrots. I then made German potato-dumplings for a friend's German-themed party. They turned out OK, not great.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:29 am UTC

Pate on toast with a salad of black russian tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil.
Roast chicken with pumpkin and shallots.
Tajine of lamb chops, chickpeas and apricots.
Vanilla rice pudding (modified from an Ainsley Harriot recipe).
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Postby PAstrychef » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:05 pm UTC

Over a camp stove on Friday:
Grilled trout and bulgur pilaf. R doesn't get fish at home, so it's fun to cook it when we're away. The rest of the weekend was stuff made at home and frozen for travel, so it was just reheating-but still very nice. R will live on cheap ramen, canned chili, cheese and crackers if you let him, alas. Always nice to have an appreciative audience.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby semicharmed » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

Cucumber-tomato-beet green-dill salad with oil & vinegar, with fresh-picked beet greens and dill. Now I just have to figure out how to use the rest of the beet greens - I thinned my beets today and since they sprouted well, have a TON of greens.

And skillet potatoes with more fresh dill, from fresh (home-grown?) potatoes. I was weeding the rest of the garden when my neighbour called me over to show me that I had egg-sized baby potatoes under some some of my potatoes that were planted in her field. I'm going to miss my garden and all the delicious fresh stuff next summer when I'm back home in NY.

@Amarantha: do you have a link to the rice pudding recipe?

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:46 pm UTC

Yesterday I made lamb mafe. I've been craving it for ages, but it seemed like my life got crazy busy right when okra came back into season. (Coincidence? I think not.) I suppose I could have used the frozen stuff to make it back when I had time to make stews, but I find that somewhat takes away from the "slimy but satisfying" quality of okra that makes it worth eating.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby KestrelLowing » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:05 pm UTC

I'm working on emptying the pantry as I'm moving in a little more than a month.

I made mac and cheese (box), threw in some browned ground beef, added a heck of a lot of chili powder, and some canned corn. Was actually very decent and may become one of my standards for quick and easy not-so-healthy meals.

The leftovers are pretty good too.

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Postby Zohar » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:04 pm UTC

Some mac and cheese.
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Postby Sarr » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:11 am UTC

Chocolate chip cookies, as I've been craving them. They're amazing.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amarantha » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:25 pm UTC

Baguette with tomato seeds and olive oil.
Salad of roast pumpkin, toasted pine nuts and fresh basil.
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Postby Zohar » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:33 pm UTC

On Wednesday night I made a biscuit cake (British biscuits). Basically layers of biscuits and custards, kinda common in Israel.
Yesterday I made a nice chocolate cake with a crunchy base made of nuts and a top layer very rich in chocolate.
Right now I'm making a fake pizza for lunch. Fake because I don't have any yeast so I'm using baking powder.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Telchar » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:22 pm UTC

Sliced potatoes, red onions, bacon, jack cheese, and cilantro in tinfoil on the grill and chick thighs coated in paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and a honey/cider vinegar glaze broiled. Was good.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:05 am UTC

Braised artichokes and grilled lamb chops. Really one of the best combos around.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:00 am UTC

Yesterday I made tapioca with dried blueberries, bananas and coconut milk. First time I've prepared it. Should have used less coconut and more regular milk, the coconut flavor is a bit strong. Also, turns out it becomes quite lumpy after a night in the fridge, but still tasty.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:47 pm UTC

'sghetti sauce, and brownies
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Postby Zohar » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 pm UTC

Onion quiche and fake-bolognese sauce (using soy protein. I've been told it's very close to meat in flavor).
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Postby PAstrychef » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:44 pm UTC

About to move into party prep mode:
Pastry shells and pastry cream
Chimichurri marinade
Sesame garlic marinade
Mango sorbet
Something chocolate
Bulgur pilaf
Feta stuffing for stuffed tomatoes
Then to marinate the skirt steak and skewer and marinate the shrimps
A fun evening, all in all.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:22 am UTC

A nice soupy, peanut-butter-roux gumbo (as opposed to my favorite, yet time-consuming, tar-like variety :)), with bacon, onion, mild green chilis of unknown breed, whole wheat and barley for carb fillers, and, of course, okra.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:41 am UTC

A simple roast chicken with potatoes and roasted cauliflower. First dinner at home just for me in weeks and weeks. It's great to have leftovers again.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:29 pm UTC

This weekend I made: a chocolate ancho chili and orange cake.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby cerbie » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:16 pm UTC

Popcorn, popped in bacon drippings :D
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