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  1. heidih

    Grilled cod fillet?

    If you keep banana leaves on hand I'd go that route. Adds flavor and eliminates a mess if it falls apart. Alternately if no leaves - foil but open so it does not just steam. I sometimes just crinkle up foil and lay fish on top and broil so I get grill effect but don't lose half the fish.
  2. Your pasta dish sounds and looks like spring. I have a sea glass obscessed friend so always on lookout. My best find was a glass fisherman's net float (pale blue) on the ocean side of a sand spit 4 hours north of here. Love imagining all the places it had been.
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    Dinner 2022

    As a California native Tri-tip is parking lot, street fair standard for Santa Maria style BBQ. Though not a beef aficianado I have aways enjoyed it. To me, limited experience wth brisket - I find it more interestong and uncturous? My Weber did a lot of it. Ha! I remember the first time we were out camping somewhere in California and the signs warned against "crappie" as they were polluted. Mercury mybe.
  4. Did yo see my earlier post referencing the early start plant protectors that Laurel likes? Early-Start Plant Protectors. 18" tall water-filled teepees to insulate your plants and soil against frost and cold temperatures. Start tomato plants and all your warm weather plants a month or more earlier than usual. Growing Tips and Garden Products
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    Dinner 2022

    Wonderful - and the guy on the left is a lefty Nice setting too.
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    Breakfast 2022

    Yes! and I like the lengthwise cut on the peas. A different texture.
  7. Well it is everywhere - all those celebs out here whose mega houses in Malibu get destroyed. I'll take this place at 1200 feet and some ocean view. At least for now - safe. Untill the big quake"
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    Lunch 2022

    All looks and sounds good and I can figure out but maybe more info on mustard potatoes please
  9. Oddly chewy yet dark in places?
  10. @Nancy in Pátzcuaro re toatoes in pots. For a bit I had a garden where the ony realistic space for toatoes had the worst soil (chunks of cncrete embedded in dobe. I went over to Laurel's for nice plants and advice. She sold me the grow pots. Worked beautifully The Berkeley Tie Dye was wonderful. https://www.heirloomtomatoplants.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Dchant-Wiiiisen-10-Gallon-Breathable/
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    couple drops of fish sauce works for me
  12. You took me backto he bean bin in produce section when I was a kid, We'd sneak over and run our hands through. Pintos.
  13. And if you enjoy tht one and storytelling you might like Roy Choi's L.A. Son. From Amzon blurb Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal.:
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    Dinner 2022

    Hell we are tough girls - sleeping bags on the deck works
  15. Thanks as usual. Your food in general and your trips really prompt me to up my seafood game.
  16. @blue_dolphin Haa! I would have succumbed to the allure of the bottle too. When I was introduced to champagne I was aways drawn to Perrier-Jouet -----for the bottle. And the gift set with the flowered flutes. https://chilledmagazine.com/wine-bottles-works-of-art-perrier-jouet
  17. The ones at store that say greenhouse grown probably have supplemental light if ghouse configuration does not supply adequate natural. All my great tomatoes down here grew in full sun. The very best were on wedt side of house and baked for hours.
  18. Spectacular peonies! @Pierogi loved them so. So the straw around tomatoes is a mulch/top dressing to hold in moisture?
  19. A possible niche use since Ipecac has fallen out of favor
  20. heidih

    Dinner 2022

    @liamsaunt you planted an idea with the ground mushrooms. Will have to try it.
  21. heidih

    Dinner 2022

    Now you have me craving a now gone Thai place that got that perfct "caramelizatiob" on their pad see ew
  22. Yes you are the proper custodian! Reminds me of Housekeeping In Old Virginia. I got re-print in a cookbook club when I was 13 and my son loved reading it as a kid.
  23. Wow @Shelby that is a lot of work you've done. "by Ronnie" you mean he was the seed starter? Impressive
  24. Oh you have not lived until it is pre AIDS facts and you look at your hands that look like a related skin lesion - later to realize you are suffering from sun + lime - juiced bunch of limes off my tree for a salsa... quite scary https://www.verywellfamily.com/sun-and-citrus-fruits-arent-a-good-match-616635#:~:text=Citrus fruits and celery can,into contact with the skin.
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