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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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SV strip steak with chile-lime corn and braised cabbage

 

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Malaysian night tonight...

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Nyonya chicken curry (kari ayam)

 

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Belacan baby bok choi

 

Our apartment now stinks like a putrid garbage heap... It smelled great during cooking and eating. But I stepped into the hallway for a few minutes and when I came back I realized the reality... Sorry neighbors!

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There are cases where people get booted out by fellow condo owners over food smells.😧

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I wouldn't be surprised at that... fortunately my building is definitely not like that!

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@KennethT: Bring a small pot with half vinegar and half water to a boil then simmer until the "offensive to some" aroma is gone.

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Good Tomatoes this yr:  Just a bit of Red Wine vinegar /S and P

 

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O M G @blue_dolphin and @Okanagancook you guys are so right about the Roasted Green Bean Salad .  We LOVED it.  I forgot was too lazy to go out to the garden for the basil, but other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter.  I will be having the rest for breakfast.

 

Also made a pepperoni/ham pizza (was going to make lasagna, but the brand new, unopened container of cottage cheese was moldy when I opened it).

 

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

O M G @blue_dolphin and @Okanagancook you guys are so right about the Roasted Green Bean Salad .  We LOVED it.  I forgot was too lazy to go out to the garden for the basil, but other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter.  I will be having the rest for breakfast.

 

Also made a pepperoni/ham pizza (was going to make lasagna, but the brand new, unopened container of cottage cheese was moldy when I opened it).

 

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Not much of a looker, is she?   🤪

 

 

 


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I've made and posted this before, but, as I probably said last time, it is a favourite and anyway, it's never the same twice.

 

Lemon coriander pork. With a tomato, red onion and basil salad. I'm working my way through a record basil glut on my balcony. Rice.

 

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For dessert I ate the rest of the salad. It is simply dressed with white rice vinegar and salt. No oil. The pork is liberally marinated in olive oil in which it is then cooked.

 

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@liuzhouIs that the total amount of rice made, or is there extra lurking off camera?  I have been looking for a rice cooker that specializes in small amounts - most of the ones I've seen here are great for large families or a very small restaurant, of which I have neither.  I'd love to find a rice cooker whose wheelhouse is like 1-2 cups of rice...

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10 minutes ago, KennethT said:

@liuzhouIs that the total amount of rice made, or is there extra lurking off camera?  I have been looking for a rice cooker that specializes in small amounts - most of the ones I've seen here are great for large families or a very small restaurant, of which I have neither.  I'd love to find a rice cooker whose wheelhouse is like 1-2 cups of rice...

 

Yes, lurking rice. There is more in the rice cooker pan, which is now in the fridge. What you see is about a third of what I cooked.

I know what you mean. Living alone, I did have the same problem. However, I do have a smaller rice cooker which does maybe two rice bowls worth (cooked).

Today, I used the larger one as I am thinking of some fried rice for lunch tomorrow. If that doesn't transpire, I'll just freeze it for another day.


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29 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

I'll just freeze it for another day.

That is what I do.  In fact, I deliberately cook enough rice to freeze three or four servings. 


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5 hours ago, KennethT said:

@liuzhouIs that the total amount of rice made, or is there extra lurking off camera?  I have been looking for a rice cooker that specializes in small amounts - most of the ones I've seen here are great for large families or a very small restaurant, of which I have neither.  I'd love to find a rice cooker whose wheelhouse is like 1-2 cups of rice...

 

I made an error somewhile back when I ordered a large Zojirushi.  I had not realized that the minimum quantity was one go (about 7/8 US cup).  While I can sometimes eat a go of rice I would have been much better served by the smaller model NP-NVC10 that has a minimum quantity of 1/2 go.

 

Usually when I make rice for dinner I leave the leftovers in the Zojirushi till the next night.

 

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Picked up some steelhead at Costco today.   The bellies and tails went into the smoker.   

Steamed broccoli from the Cuisenart steam oven with Red Boat fish sauce and Thai chili sauce as a dressing 

 

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12 hours ago, Shelby said:

O M G @blue_dolphin and @Okanagancook you guys are so right about the Roasted Green Bean Salad .  We LOVED it.  I forgot was too lazy to go out to the garden for the basil, but other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter.  I will be having the rest for breakfast.

 

Also made a pepperoni/ham pizza (was going to make lasagna, but the brand new, unopened container of cottage cheese was moldy when I opened it).

 

 

 

 

Girl. If you had milk, you could've made ricotta in 45 minutes. 

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Roast Chicken and Vegetables

 

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@robirdstx, Roast chicken.  The perfect meal.   

 

 

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Baked Bagels again today. Last weeks did not last long. I don`t think these will either.

 

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We had smoked salmon and cream cheese again

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and this time we had my favourite homemade Chicken Liver Pate with a black pepper aspic. Jacques Pepin's recipe.

One and half cups of butter in this pate.  Very decadent.

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Cooler the last couple of days at last!

A few meals:

Pork Larb and leftover Beef and Black Bean Garlic.  Eaten with pan-fried tofu and lots of Thai basil

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Couldn't find the usual Steelhead Trout fillets, but whole dressed were on sale.  Made slits on the fish, slipped in Thai lime leaves and lime slices. Stuffed the belly with lemongrass, green onion, ginger, cilantro, and more lime leaves. Laid the fish on a bed of the same greenery, wrapped in foil,  and cooked the whole thing in the oven. Tried to make shredded tater hashbrowns...disaster...

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Really wanted lobster roll after our trip to Louisiana. Superstore had frozen lobster claw meat on for $9.99. Picked up 2 packets and used mini baguettes...Not comparable to fresh but supper was on the table!

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Was busy trying to assemble a new BBQ with hubby and cleaning up the gazillion crabapples from the lawn. A quick supper was required...Instant Pot Chili with spaghetti squash. Melted Mozza on top and a sprinkle of Habanero Lime...

 

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12 hours ago, KennethT said:

...  I'd love to find a rice cooker whose wheelhouse is like 1-2 cups of rice...

 

The Zojirushi NHS-06 may be what you are looking for.  Its a little bigger with a 3 cup maximum capacity.

 

Here is a photo with a Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup as a size comparison.

 

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On 8/16/2018 at 3:21 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Thanks.  When I was making pizza in the CSO I tried using parchment.  The parchment certainly helped get the pizza off the peel.  The problem was bits of paper in the pizza.  I gave up on the CSO for pizza because I couldn't get the steel hot enough.

 

Last night the oven was over "615F - 630F" and I don't know how well parchment would last at those temperatures.  Not to mention things happen really quick.

 

How about non-stick foil?

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58 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

How about non-stick foil?

 

I have a solution!  More information later.  But really I will be using the big oven for pizza not the CSO.  The CSO does not get hot enough.

 

Bread however is a different story.

 

I've never used non-stick foil.  I wonder how heat stable whatever it is that makes it non stick.

 

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After weeks of being closed, due to heavy rain, the clam beds finally opened again and I was right there to bring in the gold. Linguine with white clam sauce was my reward last night.

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Keeping it simple tonight.

Marinated chicken in the usual Shaoxing, garlic, ginger and chilli with a little potato starch. Stir fried with shiitake, asparagus and Chinese chives. Rice.

 

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