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Old 11-24-2015, 01:01 PM   #1021
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I was feeling under the weather last night so my wife made me traditional French cassoulet. No pics but looks like this.



White beans, duck, and pork sausage. So good.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:41 PM   #1022
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Don't know if this qualifies, BUT

We planted some corn in spring. It is glass gem corn, which if you've ever seen it, you'd be like "wow". Anyway, it can be dried and ground into meal and made into tortillas. it is also a poppable corn. So I did that because it's easy and fun and instant gratification almost.



Ours isn't as amazing looking as some other photos you can find, but check this **** out!

(not my photo)


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Old 11-25-2015, 05:51 PM   #1023
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I like seafood, and I like'em grilled.





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Old 11-25-2015, 06:21 PM   #1024
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What, exactly, is the point of leaving the heads and tails on? Do you eat those parts?
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:26 PM   #1025
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What, exactly, is the point of leaving the heads and tails on? Do you eat those parts?
No.

You cook them whole for appearance.
And, so that they won't dry out.
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:28 PM   #1026
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Kinda like this:


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Old 12-07-2015, 10:04 AM   #1027
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honestly, the Trader Joe's eggplant parmesan is pretty good.



I wanted to find this post again so I could reply to it.

Do you know hard it is to search for the term "Eggplant" on this forum, and find one specific post? It produces a *LOT* of hits...


Anyway, it was pretty good. Somehow I was anticipating that it would be overly salty (I dislike foods which are overpoweringly salty), and while it does have a fair bit of sodium, it wasn't oppressive.

Pretty darned yummy, in fact. Would buy again.



Haven' made anything exotic in a couple of weeks. Been honing the pizza skills (getting pretty good with the crust now that I've abandoned the stone), and have done the black beans & rice again for home consumption. Still finishing off the last of the most recent batch. I excluded the pork this last time, and that was a mistake.

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Old 12-07-2015, 10:19 AM   #1028
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nice. I had it on Wednesday night and almost posted here. :P

Best Trader Joe's dinner I had all week.

I tried the Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza, and the Butter Chicken. Both paled in comparison.
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I've tried a few of TJ's pizzas, and was massively unimpressed. This seems to be true of frozen pizza in general. Pizza is something you can easily do 100% from scratch at home, with relatively few ingredients and not a lot of prep time, and get far better results.


I'll tell you who does make good frozen Indian entrees; Amy's Kitchen. You usually find them in the small hippie / vegan / organic / non-GMO section at the far end of your grocer's freezer case, and they're easy to overlook because of that, but they're quite yummy.

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I'm blanking on the name right now. Stone something maybe. But there is a frozen pizza my gf gets us, and it is surprisingly good every time we make it. Better than any delivery I've tried.

Best frozen meal is costco lasagna. Hands down.
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Honey-Tamrind glazed cod with cucumber/Jicama over lime rice.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:40 AM   #1032
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I'm starting to get really damn good at this.




100% from scratch, including sauce and dough.


Well, I didn't make the cheese or mill the flour, but aside from that...
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Showoff.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:10 PM   #1035
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you must make from scratch
go buy a cow and wheat field

we got one of these recently:



seriously impressed with it
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you must make from scratch
go buy a cow and wheat field




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we got one of these recently:

(OptiGrill)

seriously impressed with it
Has ribbed plates. Lacks a provision for flat plates.

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we got one of these recently:
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Did someone say phonebook???

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True story:

In my apartment complex, a load of phone books was recently dropped off in the mail room. I honestly didn't know they still had phone books. I took one more out of curiosity / novelty value than anything else.

That said, the phone book has lost weight. When I first started coming to NYC for work about 15 years ago, the Manhattan phone book was three volumes, each about the size of the OED. Now it's more like Reader's Digest.









Relevant content: The phone book is a place you can look to find food, assuming you have no interest in knowing which restaurants are actually near you and / or deliver to your building, their operating hours, their menus and prices, etc.
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This was one meal:

(Liquid Nitrgon + bourbon) + hot whipped lemon/honey foam = hot toddy



first bites:


uni in some beet thing.



chicken swarma tacos (the shell was crispy chicken skin)



freeze dried gorgonzola



pesto pasta and egg yolk



white bean soup with basil oil



scallops with rowe and plankton



carrot puree and tomato soup



cuttlefish and coconut



lemon/butter monk fish



qual with rose water, blackberry risotto and blackberry sauce.



thai rabbit with jicama



liquid nitrogen sunflower seed oil cups filled with mandarine sauce and salt



bananas flambe



deconstructed carrot cake with microwaved sponge cake (actually really good sponge cake)



cherry bomb, peanut/caramel praline, freeze dried asparagus dipped in white chocoloate



each course was paried with a wine as well...

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