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  Topic: Help me build a dream kitchen
DrMell

Replies: 31
Views: 48491

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:02 pm   Subject: Help me build a dream kitchen
We've lived two years now with our renovated kitchen, and there are some things I'd rethink if I had the chance.

Hardwood floors: We have cherry, which is one of the harder woods, very beautiful a ...
  Topic: How did you discover Chocolate & Zucchini?
DrMell

Replies: 97
Views: 139034

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:09 pm   Subject: How did you discover Chocolate & Zucchini?
The food section of the Washington Post.
  Topic: McDonalds closes in Italy and Chinese Diabetes in New York
DrMell

Replies: 5
Views: 10675

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:52 pm   Subject: McDonalds closes in Italy and Chinese Diabetes in New York
I was in Bermuda recently, where they allow no fast food restaurants (except for the KFC which got in before the bill was passed). I want to live there.
  Topic: cheese rinds
DrMell

Replies: 13
Views: 16674

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:20 pm   Subject: cheese rinds
I recently read a chicken cacciatore recipe that calls for a parmesan rind. In Cooks Illustrated, I think.
  Topic: What do you eat that contains really gross ingredients?
DrMell

Replies: 45
Views: 43529

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:16 pm   Subject: What do you eat that contains really gross ingredients?
I tried Rocky Mountain Oysters once. Breaded and fried with dipping sauce, they tasted like chicken fingers.

Once in NYC I had an appetizer of sauteed baby eels with roasted garlic, served on pole ...
  Topic: Christmas on the internet
DrMell

Replies: 13
Views: 13102

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:34 pm   Subject: Christmas on the internet
Harry and David (harryanddavid.com). We gave pears and bleu cheese last year that were a hit. They also have a fruit of the month club, and a flower of the month club (maybe the wife will like this on ...
  Topic: Table settings and Plates
DrMell

Replies: 15
Views: 17900

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:20 pm   Subject: Table settings and Plates
I love dishes! I have an "everyday" set of handmade pottery dishes, and a set of fine china (Waterford "Baroque") in a subtle taupe, cream and black pattern. In between I have a set of white octagonal ...
  Topic: Sweet Childhood Foodstuffs
DrMell

Replies: 18
Views: 27125

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:55 pm   Subject: Sweet Childhood Foodstuffs
Sugar Daddies! This big flat piece of hard caramel on a stick. It could take hours to eat one because they aren't bitable, you just suck on one until it's thin enough to stretch out into a long paper- ...
  Topic: Favorite but-I-really-don't-feel-like-cooking-now dish?
DrMell

Replies: 48
Views: 46895

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:22 pm   Subject: Favorite but-I-really-don't-feel-like-cooking-now dish?
Rainey, my mother used to make pot roast that way, though the soda is new to me. I made it this past winter for the first time and it is the ultimate comfort food for me, but I hated seeing "partially ...
  Topic: Autumn goodness
DrMell

Replies: 27
Views: 25636

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:08 pm   Subject: Autumn goodness
Onion marmalade!! I do something similar:

2 large red onions (about 1.25 lbs), thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons brown sugar

Cook over moderate heat until onions begin to caramelize, 20-25 minutes.
...
  Topic: Favorite "icky" foods
DrMell

Replies: 123
Views: 136680

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:57 pm   Subject: Favorite "icky" foods
Oooooh! Victoria's post reminded me of an old favorite: Braunschweiger (sp?) on a cracker with a glob of mayo and a sweet gherkin.

When we were kids, my little brother used to make peanut butter, ...
  Topic: Has anyone retired early or plan on early retirement?
DrMell

Replies: 17
Views: 25199

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:29 pm   Subject: Has anyone retired early or plan on early retirement?
Serape, I have a PhD in economics and spent the first several years after graduation teaching and then working for the Environmental Protection Agency. I was not happy. First, I let go of the notion t ...
  Topic: Favorite "icky" foods
DrMell

Replies: 123
Views: 136680

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:23 pm   Subject: Favorite "icky" foods
I still love tuna noodle casserole, made with condensed cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, canned tuna, some frozen peas, topped off with some crushed potato chips. It has a big "ick" factor for ...
  Topic: Roasted Tomato Creole Sauce
DrMell

Replies: 3
Views: 8368

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:16 pm   Subject: Roasted Tomato Creole Sauce
Rainey, this looks divine. Do you use fresh or dried herbs in these proportions? Thanks!
  Topic: Portuguese Custard Tarts
DrMell

Replies: 25
Views: 49855

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:01 pm   Subject: Portuguese Custard Tarts
Thanks Rainey! I've never seen Superfine sugar in the stores here, so I do the food processor thing and it seems to work very well.

Off to buy pastry dough .....
 
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