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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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Dinner last night:

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CI pot roast, noodles, mushrooms, collards and the last of the scalloped tomatoes. 

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Cornmeal gnocchi with mushrooms & chestnuts in browned butter, sage, chives.

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Its so damn cold that all there is to do this weekend is eat.

 

A market one town over had a D'artagnan Pheasant at $11.50@!  Woof.

So,  sous vide pheasant breast (145F, 45 min) over mushroom ragu and tagliatelle, and warm sprouts slaw

I'd never had pheasant except in a terrine with liver and spices etc. This tasted like mild turkey breast. Nice

(The legs are being confited in rendered pheasant fat for some future meal)

 

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SV Pork loin  with apple/mustard sauce,  maple syrup sprouts and barley risotto

 

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2 minutes ago, mm84321 said:

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Without explanation, I'm going to assume that last photo is a toilet bowl

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Turmeric, black potato, and herb I can't remember the name of, made into tea. I am in South Africa. 

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Thoughts of Singapore....

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Chicken in Black Nut curry (minus the black nuts!)  I love this non-coconut based curry, but my neighbors probably hate it as our apartment (and hallway) will smell like shrimp paste for the next week...


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Chicken Enchiladas Verde and Drunken Beans

 

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Pasta alla Gricia with Slivered Sugar Snap Peas from Six Seasons. Recipe available online here.

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A bit of a nuisance to sliver the sugar snaps but they're just right with the spaghetti - both perfectly al dente!


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Last night, from Supra, A feast of Georgian Cooking, by Tiko Tuskadze:  Chkmeruli (p130), poussin in garlic and walnut sauce (and bread to sop it up).  Tonight, after a particularly long and tired day, I needed comfort food:  ribeye, rare/medium rare, peas, mashed potato.  Method of Herve This, there is no better*.

 

No plans to stay up later than it takes to finish this glass of WhislePig.

 

 

*in my opinion.

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Linguini with clam sauce. These were clams harvested by Stop & Shop, but I hope to be out there again soon, as soon as weather permits.

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@gfweb

 

Its so damn cold that all there is to do this weekend is eat "

 

Cr[a]p

 

its much more efficient to just drink !

 

- 8 here this AM

 

the only thing good about that is it takes less than a Jiffy to get a Jug of MR going.

 

while I sample Jug1 ,  Jugis setting up outside !

 

Free of Charge !

 

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(( Previously there was a photo. But it was awful. So I quit - I think you can still see it below if you must )) 

 

I have read and reread the posts on food photography and I am close to giving up! I just don't have that Je ne sais quoi, that every one of you seems to have! I will not break the rules however, and will find an appropriate thread to ask advice on the purchase of a 'proper' camera before my towel is flung - because of course it is the tools and not the operator :D.

Tonight's unattractive meal can be partly blamed on my hub I have decided, for some weird, nay, perverse reason, he can only eat a runny yolk at Breakfast time- I don't get it either :S. So we have fried 'dead' egg, bacon spinach and mushroom side and a leftover oversized meatball from yesterday. Meatballs were a 50/50 pork and beef mix with some whiskey caramelised onion thrown in, stuffed with a (un) healthy amount of herbed goats cheese. 

I am not sure I would use the goats cheese again, while I like the fact it stands up to the heat and remains fairly solid and in place, I miss the 'ooey gooey' effect other cheeses would provide.  


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13 minutes ago, CantCookStillTry said:

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I have read and reread the posts on food photography and I am close to giving up! I just don't have that Je ne sais quoi, that every one of you seems to have! I will not break the rules however, and will find an appropriate thread to ask advice on the purchase of a 'proper' camera before my towel is flung - because of course it is the tools and not the operator :D.

Tonight's unattractive meal can be partly blamed on my hub I have decided, for some weird, nay, perverse reason, he can only eat a runny yolk at Breakfast time- I don't get it either :S. So we have fried 'dead' egg, bacon spinach and mushroom side and a leftover oversized meatball from yesterday. Meatballs were a 50/50 pork and beef mix with some whiskey caramelised onion thrown in, stuffed with a (un) healthy amount of herbed goats cheese. 

I am not sure I would use the goats cheese again, while I like the fact it stands up to the heat and remains fairly solid and in place, I miss the 'ooey gooey' effect other cheeses would provide.  

On the topic of food photography: Is it my lousy phone, you using a filter or is that meatball purple ?

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It's my lousy phone! No filter, my phones too old for that. Now I feel even worse! :$ - this was the best of six! 9_9


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10 hours ago, mm84321 said:

Turmeric, black potato, and herb I can't remember the name of, made into tea. I am in South Africa. 

You are in Cape Town. Sorry we could not bring you better weather today! I live 15 km NE from where the photograph was taken.

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3 minutes ago, JohnT said:

You are in Cape Town. Sorry we could not bring you better weather today! I live 15 km NE from where the photograph was taken.

 

Ah! I am staying in the area, currently around Breda street. Send me a PM if you want to meet up! 

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Chicken with olives (black and green), onion, garlic, lemon juice and coriander leaf; rice.

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I made dinner for breakfast yesterday and wasn't hungry for dinner.

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So I made Moe a small cheese "board".  Homemade baguette. 

That with a glass of wine and he was happy.

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4 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

(( Previously there was a photo. But it was awful. So I quit - I think you can still see it below if you must )) 

 

I have read and reread the posts on food photography and I am close to giving up! I just don't have that Je ne sais quoi, that every one of you seems to have! I will not break the rules however, and will find an appropriate thread to ask advice on the purchase of a 'proper' camera before my towel is flung - because of course it is the tools and not the operator :D.

Tonight's unattractive meal can be partly blamed on my hub I have decided, for some weird, nay, perverse reason, he can only eat a runny yolk at Breakfast time- I don't get it either :S. So we have fried 'dead' egg, bacon spinach and mushroom side and a leftover oversized meatball from yesterday. Meatballs were a 50/50 pork and beef mix with some whiskey caramelised onion thrown in, stuffed with a (un) healthy amount of herbed goats cheese. 

I am not sure I would use the goats cheese again, while I like the fact it stands up to the heat and remains fairly solid and in place, I miss the 'ooey gooey' effect other cheeses would provide.  

 

 

I use my android Note 4 smartphone and take a low angled shot. No flash. Then use microsoft picture to crop and occasionally fiddle with contrast.  I'd love to know what @Ann_T uses


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1 hour ago, gfweb said:

I use my android Note 4 smartphone and take a low angled shot. No flash. Then use microsoft picture to crop and occasionally fiddle with contrast.  I'd love to know what @Ann_T uses

 

Gfweb,  I retired my camera over three years ago when I traded in my iphone, which I never used for photos,  for a Samsung.  Galaxy S5.   It is almost four years old and I have been debating trading it in for a new model, but I love the camera on this phone so I think I will keep it until it no longer works.   

 

At this time of year when it is dark and dreary, I take most of my photos in the same spot where I have an LED desk lamp set up.  Once we have more day light I will take photos outside again.   I have a piece of granite set up on our deck that I take photos of our Boards on and I take food photos there too. 


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5 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

It's my lousy phone! No filter, my phones too old for that. Now I feel even worse! :$ - this was the best of six! 9_9

 

Sorry :wink:

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We went to a local place that does seafood well. 

 

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Fried clam bellies with tartar sauce and cocktail sauce

 

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Iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing

 

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Steamed clams with garlic, white wine, lemon and parsley

 

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Pappardelle with prawns and black truffle butter

 

Total bill came to $50 per person.

 

Woodhouse Fish Company

2073 Market Street (14th Street)

The Castro

San Francisco

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@ProfessionalHobbit

 

very nice

 

I grew up in the Bay Area

 

and back then

 

Im betting there were no Clams c bellies

 

plenty here if I go up to Ipswich

 

but a nice dinner

 

i love the Iceberg w BC

 

nice and still good 

 

after all those Years 1

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