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Air fryer chicken in a quick ginger/garlic marinade with salt and pepper, olive oil. Store bought salad with a dressing of olive oil, honey and white wine vinegar, topped with a little grated pecorino.

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Smoked duck breast on toasted sourdough. 

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@Anna N 

 

that duck  breast looks fantastic

 

may I hear a little more about it ?

 

duck , at some point , is going to be

 

a specialty of the WHPS

 

( Woods Hole Pellet Society )

 

\market Basket has Fz whole duck

 

Maple Leaf I recall 

 

from Canada !

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4 minutes ago, rotuts said:

may I hear a little more about it ?

It’s a very boring story. I buy them! Wish I could tell you I smoked it myself. 

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@Anna N 

 

Excellent !

 

some of the details have already been worked out !

 

we will catch up no doubt .

 

re: the fat on that duck :

 

is it Excellent ?   what's it like ?

 

our will be for sure

 

and we are going to do that Duck Prosciutto 

 

thanks !

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

 

 

duck , at some point , is going to be

 

a specialty of the WHPS

 

( Woods Hole Pellet Society )

 

 

Smoking duck is something I once enjoyed greatly, back in the days of having a backyard.

I will say it benefits greatly from being brined overnight.

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We took a drive yesterday (Significant Eater had the day off for Veteran's Day) out to some of my old stomping grounds, before I left for more fertile fields.

 

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This is the pizza place we used to go to in high school...as a matter of fact, on Sunday nights we'd often bring a pizza or two in for dinner.

Their offerings have expanded, and now include the "fancy" grandma pizza.

 

But the classic deck oven NY style pizza - still damn good. When I asked one of the guys behind the counter if they had many customers who would tell them they used to come here in high school - he started by rolling his eyes...and then rattling off names of well-known people who do that. 

 

Who says you can't go home again?

 

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Carmela's

 

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Southern style pho ga (hence the bush of herbs in the background - I only had 4 different kinds today), spiced with star anise, coriander and cinnamon. Used very wide banh pho - it was the only thing I had! How did that happen???

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Had a meeting with a vendor who is in the middle of nowhere, but I had scoped this out previously, so I made sure I finished my meeting by lunch time

 

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@BeeZee 

 

that you for that menu

 

looks like a real 

 

' back-board '

 

and very skillfully filled in w the menu

 

enjoy seeing that

 

my local TJ's

 

has a ' crew-mate '

 

that does wonderful 

 

blackboard stuff in the store.

 

nice

 

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On 10/29/2022 at 4:03 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

My copy of 1000 Indian Recipes arrived today.  It is a rather large book...which recipe is this one?  It will be interesting how close my attempt came to the actual recipe.

 

 

My wife found it... Potatoes with Bell pepper Confetti

Page 255. It's not in the same section with most other potato curries.   Rather it's vegetables on the side.

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Reheated chicken thigh with white wine/garlic vinaigrette. Our current go-to:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/magazine/chicken-in-a-pot-recipe.html

In a stunning coincidence, 1/3 of my clients all got married last week, so the light schedule has allowed me to hang in my kitchen more.

 

 

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A few lunches from the past week or two.  Today was a cheese omelet on toast with tomato gravy and crumbled bacon.  The pan drippin's were the base for the gravy and the bread is overnight white.

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Grilled cheeseburger and house longaniza sausage.

 

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Store bought smoked jalapeno sausage with Zapp's potato chips

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Irby said:

A few lunches from the past week or two.  Today was a cheese omelet on toast with tomato gravy and crumbled bacon.  The pan drippin's were the base for the gravy and the bread is overnight white.

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Grilled cheeseburger and house longaniza sausage.

 

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Store bought smoked jalapeno sausage with Zapp's potato chips

 

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Those are some fine looking lunches. Won't bother posting my half of the banana that my husband didn't put on his cereal, then a few tablespoons of the orzo with olive feta sauce that wasn't eaten last night, followed a while later by a cookie and a cup of tea...

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17 minutes ago, MaryIsobel said:

Those are some fine looking lunches. Won't bother posting my half of the banana that my husband didn't put on his cereal, then a few tablespoons of the orzo with olive feta sauce that wasn't eaten last night, followed a while later by a cookie and a cup of tea...

We all have those days ;)

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@MaryIsobel – I haven’t checked in in a long time and hope you are feeling better by now!

 

I’ve had a lot going on health-wise for some time now (nothing serious) and the most recent is an injury to my foot week before last that has kept me mostly on the couch with my foot elevated.  So, there’s been a LOT more restaurant food. 

 

Last week Jessica and I drove over to an apple orchard near Charlottesville to pick up apples, doughnuts, and cider.  Since we were so close, we went a little farther to Staunton for lunch at Wright’s – the best old-school hamburger joint I know of in the area.  It’s the same place that we went to back in July for my birthday.  Burgers and their incomparable onion rings:

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SO good.

 

Thursday I was out at a doctor’s appointment and stopped at one of my favorite diners for lunch.  and had a really disappointing meal.  I had the “Hangover” plus one pancake:

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Every single thing was either overcooked or obviously leftover from earlier.  The gravy was lumpy, the biscuits (under the gravy) were hard and stale (I guess they thought that the gravy would disguise that fact, but it didn’t), the corned beef was overcooked as was the scrambled egg.  The pancake seemed to have been saved for a bit and then microwaved at service.  The thing is, I’ve had this exact meal before, and it was great.  We’ve noticed that they were slipping during our last couple of visits, but this was more than slipping.

 

The next day, I had yet another disappointing lunch (I think the universe is telling me to get up and COOK!).  Mr. Kim was working from home and we ran out at midday and picked up lunch at the Greek festival.  Run by Greek people 😑.  Held at the Greek church 🙄.  Mine was pastichio:

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The beans, rice and apps were fine.  The actual MAIN part of the meal was exceedingly dry:

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The top was so dry you could hardly cut through it and the meat layer just crumbled everywhere.  Mr. Kim got pork souvlaki:

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Same problem – very dry.  Jessica got the gyro and it tasted ok, but the meat and tzatziki was skimpy and the meat was obviously purchased already sliced:

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On Monday, we met Mr. Kim at our favorite pizza place. Pizza:

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We also shared a cheese steak sub:

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This looks like a giant lettuce sub, but it’s just a bad photo.  There’s a lot of beef and cheese and grilled onions on it. 

 

On Wednesday, Jessica and I went with a friend from church to deliver Meals on Wheels lunches (Jessica went along to do the actual deliveries and I was ensconsed in the back of my friend’s minivan with my foot up).  We stopped for lunch afterwards at a wonderful “ladies who lunch” place in the back of a small antique store.  I didn’t get pictures, but I had the leftover half of my sandwich the next day: 

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Roasted turkey, fig jam, Granny Smith apples, and Brie.  My favorite.  The turkey is actual turkey.

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

@MaryIsobel – I haven’t checked in in a long time and hope you are feeling better by now!

 

I’ve had a lot going on health-wise for some time now (nothing serious) and the most recent is an injury to my foot week before last that has kept me mostly on the couch with my foot elevated.  So, there’s been a LOT more restaurant food. 

 

Last week Jessica and I drove over to an apple orchard near Charlottesville to pick up apples, doughnuts, and cider.  Since we were so close, we went a little farther to Staunton for lunch at Wright’s – the best old-school hamburger joint I know of in the area.  It’s the same place that we went to back in July for my birthday.  Burgers and their incomparable onion rings:

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SO good.

 

Thursday I was out at a doctor’s appointment and stopped at one of my favorite diners for lunch.  and had a really disappointing meal.  I had the “Hangover” plus one pancake:

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Every single thing was either overcooked or obviously leftover from earlier.  The gravy was lumpy, the biscuits (under the gravy) were hard and stale (I guess they thought that the gravy would disguise that fact, but it didn’t), the corned beef was overcooked as was the scrambled egg.  The pancake seemed to have been saved for a bit and then microwaved at service.  The thing is, I’ve had this exact meal before, and it was great.  We’ve noticed that they were slipping during our last couple of visits, but this was more than slipping.

 

The next day, I had yet another disappointing lunch (I think the universe is telling me to get up and COOK!).  Mr. Kim was working from home and we ran out at midday and picked up lunch at the Greek festival.  Run by Greek people 😑.  Held at the Greek church 🙄.  Mine was pastichio:

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The beans, rice and apps were fine.  The actual MAIN part of the meal was exceedingly dry:

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The top was so dry you could hardly cut through it and the meat layer just crumbled everywhere.  Mr. Kim got pork souvlaki:

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Same problem – very dry.  Jessica got the gyro and it tasted ok, but the meat and tzatziki was skimpy and the meat was obviously purchased already sliced:

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On Monday, we met Mr. Kim at our favorite pizza place. Pizza:

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We also shared a cheese steak sub:

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This looks like a giant lettuce sub, but it’s just a bad photo.  There’s a lot of beef and cheese and grilled onions on it. 

 

On Wednesday, Jessica and I went with a friend from church to deliver Meals on Wheels lunches (Jessica went along to do the actual deliveries and I was ensconsed in the back of my friend’s minivan with my foot up).  We stopped for lunch afterwards at a wonderful “ladies who lunch” place in the back of a small antique store.  I didn’t get pictures, but I had the leftover half of my sandwich the next day: 

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Roasted turkey, fig jam, Granny Smith apples, and Brie.  My favorite.  The turkey is actual turkey.

 

Get well soon!

 

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

 

On Wednesday, Jessica and I went with a friend from church to deliver Meals on Wheels lunches (Jessica went along to do the actual deliveries and I was ensconsed in the back of my friend’s minivan with my foot up).  We stopped for lunch afterwards at a wonderful “ladies who lunch” place in the back of a small antique store.  I didn’t get pictures, but I had the leftover half of my sandwich the next day: 

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Roasted turkey, fig jam, Granny Smith apples, and Brie.  My favorite.  The turkey is actual turkey.

 

You've had quite the tribulations! It's good to see you back...and yes, you need to be cooking again. Soon. ;)

 

All that said, *I* want to know about the plate under this sandwich! I looks like a very cool design. Show more, please?

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12 hours ago, Smithy said:

 

You've had quite the tribulations! It's good to see you back...and yes, you need to be cooking again. Soon. ;)

 

All that said, *I* want to know about the plate under this sandwich! I looks like a very cool design. Show more, please?

Here you go:

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They are part of what originally was an appetizer set with a large platter (since broken) and six plates (2 broken).  They were a gift from friends many years ago.  They have cycled around to being out of style and now back in style in the time that we've had them.  

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