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  1. heidih

    Dinner 2020

    @liuzhou How was that orange rind prepared in the duck dish?- if I am seeing correctly - big pieces - meant to be eaten or flavoring only?
  2. Ya never know ; Highly recommend this book (think am repeating myself) to learn about the secret life of plants. https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Garden-Astonishing-Hidden-World/dp/0671663534
  3. heidih

    Lunch 2020

    My son loved those fish shaped soy sauce tiny plastic containers. I used to buy pig ones too. Since the other kids with bento lunches had them as well there was rarely a "theft" issue.
  4. heidih

    Lunch 2020

    Lovely clams So many recently here on eG and I have no current access. Was gonna try for mussels tomorrow at FM but ride got sick. Next week! Fish folk bring locals from oil rigs. https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2015/01/14/harvesting-the-unlikely-fruits-of-oil-and-gas/
  5. heidih

    Roasting tomatoes

    Wow it did not appeal when I saw it but sounds like the flavor is the star - plus looks kinda cool. Thanks for trying it out.
  6. I like the different dishes together - thanks! Recipes?? - silly boy.
  7. Maybe this though it is peppered in many posts that mention gravy https://forums.egullet.org/topic/156372-ahh-bisto-the-gravy-mix/
  8. I am a big fan of the unskinned raw peanuts from usually Korean market - bulk bin. So good just roasted. With a really dark roast they are sweet and nuanced - no salt needed. I do like them also as @KennethT noted amped up. I really need time in the African countries that use peanuts so well. My evening snack if still hungry is dry roasted peanuts mixed with some chocolate chips. There are marshmallows in the pantry but I hesitate to mess with perfection.
  9. Quite nice! I find that ovens can be like children - all different and sometimes the ones you think need remedial help turn out to bring immense joy. I am not putting down the technical bakers especially those baking for sale. But I have trouble envisioning bread in a wood fired oven that is the same daily unless you are the baker with the intense relationship with the fire & oven. I could be so wrong. Bake on - we look forward to your efforts!
  10. I do not as I am the person who enjoys bitter melon and eggs for breakfast. Friends do though - treating like Horta https://mostly-greek.com/2019/02/05/simple-greek-style-greens-horta/ Won't wilt as much but I will eat a pile
  11. heidih

    Dinner 2020

    Could be the lighting but is the lovely looking pasta made from a flour other than white wheat?
  12. Getting quite circular and not ranking really. Interesting to hear people's favorites. As @Rodk the OP himself notes - access is a key determinant. I lived in an area where the local Albertsons (great store) had to close (antitrust issue) - so if you had no car, and had to walk it was not pretty. Groceries on a bus - not fun. Did not affect me personally but it made life difficult for many. After lying vacant a small chain of a multi-ethnic market opened and thankfully 99 cent store is thriving. Decent array of canned and fresh produce.Durng this Pandemic I am stuck with Instacart mostly an
  13. I ended up with a giant Russet from grocery delivery. Nuking it now to give it a head start. Part going into cream of spinach and flat leaf parsley soup as the creamy element. The rest roasted or just seasoned well and incorporated into a tuna salad. Potato cheese soup was a big local favorite in the 70's & 80's. Indian recipes use potato in enticing ways. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/11/papri-chaat-indian-street-snack-recipe.html is excellent. The below linked post which features cabbage but amplified by @KennethT response might interest you. In terms of storage should I end
  14. heidih

    Dinner 2020

    Or your fellow tipsy friends do not notice when you tab a dumpling ir retrieve one that slipped away with your hands...
  15. And regional as well. When I have the luxury of multiple markets there is no single place. I love food shopping and I know what is where. My guys gave me the lamb shank we will hold for you low down - high end - way cheaper than anywhere else. - We build shopping relationships in many different venues. When your fish guy knows you know where they source (and maybe you went to school with them) - in a major metropolis it makes life seem more like family. Ratings/schmatings...
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