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  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    Virtual clams from a computer game... No complaints from me.
  2. Tonight I made boiled clams (pp 26,27). Not to be confused with bad clams nor any of the interminable World of Warcraft clam recipes from more different kinds of clams than I can count. As any devotee of Azerothan boiled clams can attest, the recipe is simply clam meat and refreshing spring water, available from almost any innkeeper. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel gussies it up with butter, garlic, parsley, and white wine. The linguini was my own idea. Served with Ciabatta. In this case, the clams were from The Lobster Place, via amazon fresh. I purchased a dozen littleneck. One was cracked and one was dead, but that still left thirteen. All thirteen opened and all thirteen were delicious. The Lobster Place says these littlenecks don't need cleaning, and indeed there was no trace of grit to mar my fantasy.
  3. It's behind a paywall but The Wall Street Journal had a piece today on the collaboration with amazon fresh for Martha's meal kit delivery. And no, the amazon person did not take back the packaging from the last order with today's delivery. I now have four large green (albeit a pleasant shade of green) amazon fresh shipping containers blocking the landing of the stairwell of my one bedroom apartment. I called amazon and complained.
  4. Mostly restocks but a couple of new bottles...
  5. Too-thin porkchops

    Another try: from frozen about thirty seconds per side with smoke detector off...well maybe more like forty 'cause one stuck. Best so far, though that's not saying much. The lesson is that chops that cost 28 cents a piece are not worth hours of research and exposition. And they still get stuck between my teeth. One chop left.
  6. At least amazon fresh takes back their packaging, I assume for cleaning and reuse. Which reminds me, put bags outside before bed.
  7. Cooking with Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous. By coincidence I have jumbo blue crab arriving on my doorstep in a few hours. Not the dish I had planned, but still...
  8. I noticed today that Martha's kits are now available from amazon fresh... Still not tempted.
  9. Hot Pot For Home Use

    Do you have any bias against appliances? Consider the Zojirushi EP-PBC10. The pan can even be used on the stove top. I don't have the EP-PBC10 but my chicken tonight was grilled on my Zojirushi grill. Pretty good, if I don't say so myself. If hot pot was what I wanted Zojirushi would be an easy choice.
  10. Drinks! 2017 (Part 1)

    Ah, Charles H. Baker Jr, Balaklava Special No 1. Equal parts Kummel and Cognac plus a dash of grenadine. One of the finest beverages to come out of the Crimean war.
  11. The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Could you explain further? In PM if necessary so not as to derail our bread.
  12. Too-thin porkchops

    I was searing from frozen.
  13. I'm developing a taste for green V.E.P. If I had to say I still prefer yellow V.E.P. but there is more in the green V.E.P. bottle.
  14. What ever happened to white grapefruit?

    I had also read the article. I confess it had me googling for sources, of which I found none of course. I wonder how the flavor of Duncan differs from other varieties of white grapefruit?
  15. Too-thin porkchops

    These (there are three left) are boneless but a stir fry might have worked. Except they have now been cooked sous vide. My plan is to give a briefer sear, and maybe take the suggestion to sear only one side.