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Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

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13 hours ago, Shelby said:

This looks heavenly and cool and refreshing.  I am craving sushi.

 

Doesn't help that our air conditioner is broken again and it's 100 degrees but feels like 106 with humidity out.  

I do hope that gets resolved soon, @Shelby, not a fun situation. I remember spending a few weekends confined to the bedroom, because it was hot and humid and I only had a small window banger A/C in there. I think I read five books in record time and resolved to get central air as soon as I could. Deb promptly gave away the window units once we did get A/C, but I know I would be out there buying another, if the big unit went down for any period of time

Regarding the sushi, it was good, but I had my heart set on uni, which had not been delivered that day. I had to settle for my usual spicy tuna and spicy tuna California roll. Still, it was good, once I paired it with the proper beverage.

HC

 


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2 hours ago, HungryChris said:

I do hope that gets resolved soon, @Shelby, not a fun situation. I remember spending a few weekends confined to the bedroom, because it was hot and humid and I only had a small window banger A/C in there. I think I read five books in record time and resolved to get central air as soon as I could. Deb promptly gave away the window units once we did get A/C, but I know I would be out there buying another, if the big unit went down for any period of time

Regarding the sushi, it was good, but I had my heart set on uni, which had not been delivered that day. I had to settle for my usual spicy tuna and spicy tuna California roll. Still, it was good, once I paired it with the proper beverage.

HC

 

 

I'm a big baby when it comes to my AC.  I gotta have it.  We have two units--one for the upstairs, thankfully that works still--so are fine in our bedroom.  It's the downstairs that is blazing by about 3 pm.  Have to have a new unit installed which includes a furnace.  Ouch.  And they are at least 2 weeks out.  I will stop complaining now lol.

 

The last time I went to the big city, I stopped at the sushi counter in the grocery store.  The only kind they had made was with brown rice.  YUCK.  I passed.  ( no offense to brown rice likers ).

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Ack @Shelby  That refridgerated sushi is gummy and tasteless. Save your craving for when you get that expense-paid round trip ticket to NYC or Los Angeles ;)

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Ive had some exceptional brown rice sushi.

 

I was very surprised.  none of that hippy crap .    moist , light etc

 

here :

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32849-d364542-r504470473-Homma_s_Brown_Rice_Sushi-Palo_Alto_California.html

 

now

 

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/p/2018/02/27/palo-alto-brown-rice-sushi-restaurant-replaces-hommas

 

of course , it was not in a supermarket.

 

I do agree supermnarket sushi can be very if-ey  at best


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Veggie Bagel

 

Everything Bagel--Fresh Thyme

Here" -Basil white bean Dip

Red Onion

Red Pimiento 

Pickled Jalapeno

Micro Basil

 

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Its good to have Morels

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Ramen with braised pork belly, gai lan and 6 1/2 minute egg. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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9 hours ago, Paul Bacino said:

Veggie Bagel

 

Everything Bagel--Fresh Thyme

Here" -Basil white bean Dip

Red Onion

Red Pimiento 

Pickled Jalapeno

Micro Basil

 

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Wow!  I wouldn't eat it (don't care for most of the toppings), but that is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen!!!

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Thursday’s lunch at Can Can Brasserie, Carytown, Richmond, VA with @Kim Shook was delicious and great fun!

 

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I had the small Onion Soup Gratinée and the Petite Crab Cakes.

 

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And Kim had the Croque Madame.

 

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Then, we were like kids in a candy store, in a candy store!  Just steps away from the restaurant was For the Love of Chocolate!

 

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6 hours ago, robirdstx said:

Thursday’s lunch at Can Can Brasserie, Carytown, Richmond, VA with @Kim Shook was delicious and great fun!

 

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I had the small Onion Soup Gratinée and the Petite Crab Cakes.

 

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And Kim had the Croque Madame.

 

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Then, we were like kids in a candy store, in a candy store!  Just steps away from the restaurant was For the Love of Chocolate!

 

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We had a wonderful lunch and a wonderful visit!  As always with eG folk, our talk ranged far beyond food.  We are a well rounded group!  Thanks for sharing your vacation time with me, @robirdstx!

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Lunch itself was forgettable. I wan in the notion for a basic tuna salad sandwich on white bread. Hit the spot.  

 

Dessert, though, was another story. Bosc pear, split and cored, topped with blue cheese, baked 12 min at 400 in the CSO, drizzled with honey.

 

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 It was a dirty job but somebody had to do it. It was an open jar of pickled herring needed to be finished up before I disappear for many weeks. Wash down with a few too many glasses of akvavit.  I am paying the price.xD

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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Finishing off a tuna rillett I make last weekend.  A good thing to happen to canned tuna 

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Gosh robird, I want to gorge on that plate.  Red light all the way. Or is that green light???? ;)))


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Cured a pork belly for the last 3 days. Turned half of it today into Kümmelbauch with a healthy dose of caraway seeds, roasted on a bed of onions. Lunch was fresh Kümmelbauchbrötchen, with onion marmalade and pickled cucumbers. And the crackling, of course ... 😀

 

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Rice with miso glazed sweet potatoes.

 

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Wakame and cucumber salad. 

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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My 2004 eG Blog

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44 minutes ago, Anna N said:

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Rice with miso glazed sweet potatoes.

That looks like it really should be crispy tofu.

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26 minutes ago, MelissaH said:

That looks like it really should be crispy tofu.

 

My first reaction as well!

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Roasted acorn squash filled with black lentils, grana padano cheese, mace, breadcrumbs.

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On 6/29/2018 at 3:44 PM, scubadoo97 said:

Finishing off a tuna rillett I make last weekend.  A good thing to happen to canned tuna 

Sounds intriguing.  How do you transform canned tuna into rillett?  Please share the details.

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Not a rillette in the classic sense.   The tuna was not cooked in oil.   I did actually do a light cold smoke to the tuna to give an essence of smoke.  Blended well with mayo in the KA mixer with juice of lemon, lime and orange along with an aged Armagnac and orange zest.   Texture was rillette like and it was rich in flavor 

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We returned to the Iron Horse Restaurant in Ashland, VA for today’s lunch: Meatloaf with French Beans, Whipped Potatoes and a Maker’s Mark Whiskey Gravy. This was The Best Meatloaf I have ever had. I asked our Waiter to ask the Chef if he could, please, share his recipe. No promises made, and no quantities given, but we did get this list of ingredients and instructions to cook at 350F to internal temp of 145F. I’ll take what I can get!

 

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6 minutes ago, robirdstx said:

 

 

We returned to the Iron Horse Restaurant in Ashland, VA for today’s lunch: Meatloaf with French Beans, Whipped Potatoes and a Maker’s Mark Whiskey Gravy. This was The Best Meatloaf I have ever had. I asked our Waiter to ask the Chef if he could, please, share his recipe. No promises made, and no quantities given, but we did get this list of ingredients and instructions to cook at 350F to internal temp of 145F. I’ll take what I can get!

 

 

It looks wonderful...thanks for sharing his notes.

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