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8 hours ago, liuzhou said:

Judge not!

I judge it one of my favourite comfort meals. Eggs and chips what could be better?

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eggs and potatoes go extremely well together


the Spanish National Omelette  ( Tortilla Española  )


eggs , potatoes   ( just s few onions )   


nothing more


would be better w EggYolks   on top though



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On 10/13/2020 at 10:07 AM, blue_dolphin said:

Grilled pear & gorgonzola with a drizzle of hot honey.  



This looks ridiculously good. Food I'd be willing to get fat for.


By 'hot honey' are you talking temperature or is it chili-infused? Both sound amazing.


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4 minutes ago, pastameshugana said:


This looks ridiculously good. Food I'd be willing to get fat for.


By 'hot honey' are you talking temperature or is it chili-infused? Both sound amazing.



Thanks!  The 'hot' is chili-infused.  Julia Turshen has a recipe for Spicy Honey in her book Small Victories that's pretty much the same thing as Mike's Hot Honey, and that's what I used. In addition to chiles, both have a bit of vinegar added. 

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@blue_dolphin – those are some of the most gorgeous figs I’ve ever seen.  And I’ve printed out a piece of paper with these words: “Grilled pear and gorgonzola.  Blue_Dolphin dinner thread 10/13/2020”. 😁


Some recent breakfasts:






Grapes and cinnamon raisin toast – one buttered and one with (crunchy ) PB.

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Yesterday, I came across this oddity. It is 黑豆原酿酱油 (hēi dòu yuán niàng jiàng yóu), which means "black bean soy sauce". Regular soy sauce is made from yellow soy beans, but this from black soy beans. I'd never seen it before and friends I have consulted are equally baffled.





Black Soy Beans


Anyway, I decided to buy some and try it out. Rather than cook it in a dish, I wanted to taste it more directly, so made a dip to accompany some wontons for breakfast. Dip also contains finely chopped Chinese chives, coriander leaf/cilantro and chilli flakes.






The sauce has a deeper flavour than regular, but is less salty and with a more mellow aftertaste. I'm impressed. Will try next in a cooked dish, but not today.


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A mix of planned overs and freshly prepped


Clockwise from 6 PM:  Cucumber raita, cherry tomato and chile pickle, Brussels sprouts with leeks and curry leaves, Kaddu (sweet-sour butternut squash), Priya's dal, chapatti, cilantro chutney.

Sprouts are from @Monica Bhide's book Modern Spice, chapatti from Made in India and all others from Indian-ish


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@Shelby – I’m going to guess Lender’s frozen plain bagels.  Being from the Washington, DC area, I grew up with Lender’s at home.  We did have some Jewish delis, so we knew good, fresh bagels, but at home we got Lender’s.  And, as a bread for breakfast sandwiches, I think they work very well.  They are firmer than a roll, but softer that a regular bagel, and the plain let the meat/cheese/egg flavor shine through.  I haven’t had one in years, but think I will remedy that next time I’m at the grocery store. 


@liuzhou – that sauce sounds interesting.  I wish it was something I thought I could find here. 


After parking lot-church bagels on Sunday from our favorite bagel place.  Mr. Kim had salt with cream cheese and bacon:



I had an ET with bacon, egg, and cheese:



Car snack later that morning:







And today:


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23 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

This morning:


Just eggs, toast, and salted apple slices.  Does anyone else salt apples?  This is the way that my mom served apple slices as a snack (we were a very salt-forward family), but no one else I know has ever heard of it.  We salt watermelon, too.  


My childhood friend's dad was a native Texan (all way thru to Texas A & M) - he salted melons and pretty sure I saw salt on his apple slices.

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On 10/21/2020 at 11:33 AM, Kim Shook said:

This morning:


Just eggs, toast, and salted apple slices.  Does anyone else salt apples?  This is the way that my mom served apple slices as a snack (we were a very salt-forward family), but no one else I know has ever heard of it.  We salt watermelon, too.  

Haven’t tried salting apples, but I do salt watermelon, celery, radishes and (sometimes) carrots.

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5 minutes ago, robirdstx said:

Haven’t tried salting apples, but I do salt watermelon, celery, radishes and (sometimes) carrots.

Yep.  I salt all of those!  I grew up with a salt-loving mom.  We used to have dry olives because we'd sip the brine out of the jar.  When Dirty Martinis became a thing, we were all over those!  I still love a REALLY dirty martini!

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