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  1. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Scramble with sharp Cheddar and the pepper & tomato relish Vivian Howard calls "Community Organizer." Toast and a side of organized black-eyed peas.
  2. I've noticed the same. They used to be slightly fatter and only marginally longer than serranos but now they are much bigger in both dimensions. I've seen plants and seeds for sale labeled Jalapeño Gigante or something like that and touting their large size being perfect for stuffing. I wouldn't be surprised if they are easier to pick, separate from other plant debris and pack so they may be appealing to growers, too.
  3. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    From @Ann_T's sublime to my ridiculous! A bowl of black eyed peas and toast. These are the Organized Peas (or Beans) from Vivian Howard's This Will Make It Taste Good. They get kicked up with her tomato/pepper condiment, "Community Organizer." I put some sharp Cheddar on my plate but didn't eat it. Fromage fort coming up?
  4. Ouch, ouch, ouch! I've had enough bad blistering sunburns on the tops of my feet to know how thin and sensitive that skin is. Sorry for the mess and RIP to the sauce.
  5. Ditto that! I recently used Herbdacious to make a batch of the Chef Mix. Then used what was left to make some garlic bread and a small batch of croutons. I've still got a little log of Herbdacious butter in the freezer that's handy to slice off to put on vegetables. For the mix, I used Wheat Chex, Cheese-Its, pecans, small pretzel twists, pita chips and a few different kinds of crackers. Couldn't find bagel chips or the Gardettos rye things that @Shelby recommended and didn't feel like buying saltines for just a few crackers. All good except the pita chips kind of shattered i
  6. I hear you - I bought the hard copy in anticipation of holiday baking that didn't happen. Fingers crossed that I get some use out of it later this year!
  7. Three 2020 releases with Kindle versions priced at $3.99 on both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca: The Kindle version of Sami Tamimi's Falastin (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) The Kindle version of 100 Cookies (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) by Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog The Kindle version of Bryant Terry's Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) All are listed as "Deal of the Day" not sure what that means for the longevity of those prices. Edited to strike out the books that are no longer
  8. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    I thawed, split and toasted another one of those parsley & Parmesan drop scones and used them as a base for egg salad
  9. blue_dolphin

    Lunch 2021

    That's right, no breading. Ingredients, from the TJ's website, are: 70% Pacific White Shrimp and 23% wild-caught Pollock, held together with rice flour and sunflower oil. They are seasoned with garlic powder, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. So they use rice flour instead of cornstarch but otherwise the same idea.
  10. blue_dolphin

    Lunch 2021

    I like them. They are not huge burgers. I think they're 3 oz each. They have some decent-sized pieces of shrimp in the mix (TJ's website says they are mixed with 23% pollock) so the texture is nice. They are individually wrapped, 4/box @ $6.99, I think, so not the cheapest thing - even more than certain loaves of bread 🙃 I've been pan-frying them with a little oil, directly from frozen for ~ 4 min/side, and I cover the pan, which seems to help the middle cook through without drying out the exterior. Do post if you try them.
  11. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Yeah, and I would give my eye teeth to try your biscuits and be able to make bread like you do! The drop scone recipe in Greenfeast omitted the bacon that's in this online version but is otherwise pretty much the same. The US version of the book calls for 180g all purpose flour and 2 3/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt
  12. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    The other day, I made some parsley & Parmesan drop scones (posted above with the squash hash) and froze the extras. This morning, I thawed one, split and toasted it lightly and made an egg sandwich with a country ham biscuit slice: A very satisfactory use for these leftovers. I'll have to try a sausage patty next time.
  13. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    From Nigel Slater's Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter: Butternut, Feta, Eggs. Recipe available online at this link. With basic raita and tamarind, fig & cumin chutney from Indian-ish.
  14. I found this cookbook supplied with the Wolf steam oven to be helpful: https://www.subzero-wolf.com/~/media/files/united states/product downloads/sub-zero wolf/ebooks/wolf-convection-steam-oven-print.pdf It takes a while to load. Edited to add that Emily Rhodes who writes the Steam and Bake blog has a lot of recipes on her site. She also has a small kindle book of holiday recipes (eG-friendly Amazon.com link). I haven't seen that one.
  15. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    I'm enjoying this one. I think of it as a little book of ideas. Two minor irritations, likely more the fault of a designer than the man who can do no wrong 🙃 The convention of naming recipes after 3 ingredients with no other descriptor makes recipe searching (via the index or Eat Your Books) awkward as you have to actually turn to each recipe to see what it is. I was looking for egg dishes. I had to turn pages back and forth to learn that Parsley, Parmesan, Eggs is a recipe for drop scones, Butternut, Feta, Eggs are fritters and Eggs, Spinach, Bread is a French toast riff. The second ann
  16. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Another from Nigel Slater's Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, this recipe named Leeks, Caerphilly, Mustard. It's a leek, cheese & mustard cream sauce, spooned over toasted crumpets and broiled. I substituted sharp cheddar for the Caerphilly. To go with, I cut up an apple and spiced pecans and tossed them with pickled carrot & daikon
  17. blue_dolphin

    Lunch 2021

    Trader Joe's shrimp burger with gochugang mayo, baby greens and pickled daikon & carrot on a toasted roll:
  18. I am not of fan of observing my birthday nor of most sweets but I'd be most delighted to celebrate with that cake!
  19. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Yes, the savory scones were a nice contrast to the sweetness of the squash & onions! It's possible that overcooking the drop scones is what yielded that crust. Looking at them from the sides, they looked very pale and doughy so I gave them some extra time. He gives options for using other, more flavorful herbs like thyme, rosemary, tarragon, or basil. They were delightful right out of the pan but I'll have to see how they re-heat before making them again. While "pumpkin" appears in the title, the recipe calls for either than or butternut squash and I used the latter. The reci
  20. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Another breakfast from Nigel Slater's Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter. The book's marginally informative names for these recipes are Parsley, Parmesan, Egg (on the left) and Pumpkin, Onions, Rosemary. The first recipe is further described in the brief header note as: warm, soft, parsley-freckled drop scones. I thought they looked like hockey pucks but they are light and fluffy inside:
  21. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2021

    Yesterday, I made this spiced eggy toast from Nigel Slater's Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter Each recipe in this book has a name composed of 3 of its ingredients. This one is called Eggs, Spinach, Bread. Served with tomato chutney. Just opened my second to last jar and tomato season is a long ways away. This is disturbing. Today, I'd planned on another recipe from that book but woke up with a carbonara itch... ...now scratched!
  22. I'd never try to foment marital discord, but what's Mr. Kim's price range? Or does he bake his own? Or depend on you to do so? Decent bread often seems to cost more than I expect, but the bottom line is nothing compared with meat, which I rarely eat. So until I master bread baking myself, I go ahead and buy my $4 baguettes and $8 boules from Roan Mills.
  23. I've had a Blendtec for quite a few years and, until reading this, never noticed that it had an "Ice Cream" button. I had some milk in the fridge that tasted fine but was past it's "best by" date so this recipe's frozen milk cubes was a good use for it. I also had some of the best O'Henry peaches of the summer stashed in the freezer so I made some peach ice cream. My only issue was that once the blades started to turn, 9 of the cubes quickly aligned themselves into a neat 3 x 3 shelf that supported several of the remaining cubes and the fruit about midway up the blender jar. Next time
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