Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby RAIC » 22 Dec 2011, 11:26

Remember people, the Dutch word for french toast is "Wentelteefjes", which (loosely) translates to "Flipped Bitches".
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 22 Dec 2011, 11:44

I've also heard Dutch Babies referred to as German Pancakes. As the above demonstrates, I don't that's fitting with the awesome strangeness that is the Netherlands.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Aeralis » 22 Dec 2011, 19:39

I'm making a pot of spaghetti sauce with meatballs and hot italian sausage right now.

My entire apartment smells delicious.
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Postby Duckay » 30 Dec 2011, 20:53

My cooking experiments of the day!

Turning this...
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...into this!

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It doesn't look like much, but it is in fact a delicious and simple bean dip, suitable for parties of the New Years variety. It heavily features cumin, coriander, cinnamon, red kidney beans, onion, garlic and tomato paste.
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 31 Dec 2011, 07:57

Clearly, there must have been some sort of wizardry between the two pictures. I need an young priest and an old priest... that like chili.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Metcarfre » 31 Dec 2011, 08:55

For my mom's birthday, us kids got out the pasta roller. I made the dough, the others rolled it out, then we made ravioli. We made one that was filled with a bacon/pinenuts/parmesan/ricotta, and the other with butternut squash/goat cheese. we then had a choice of three sauces; browned butter and sage, sundried tomato/shallots/mushrooms, and pesto. They were fantastic!
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Postby Aeralis » 31 Dec 2011, 18:02

Oh man, that sounds heavenly. I've been meaning to experiment with homemade pasta and sauces for a long time now, but just haven't gotten around to it.
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Postby Metcarfre » 03 Jan 2012, 07:37

Here's a pic of the tortellini we made last night;
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Making your own pasta is 'easy', it just takes a lot of time and effort. But it is AMAZING. The dough is a a high-gluten flour (semolina or tipo 00 - I think I prefer semolina) and eggs. Having really good quality eggs makes a big difference. Having a pasta roller is handy, but not necessary.
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 03 Jan 2012, 20:08

Oh interesting point. I was just talking about this with some friends of mine. Do you ever put spices or some such into the dough before you make it? I did some linguini using basil oil and it was friggen great. Another person swears by pepper oil if she's going to use it for a cacciatore or truffle oil if their serving it with anything with mushrooms.
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Postby Metcarfre » 03 Jan 2012, 20:31

plummeting_sloth wrote:Oh interesting point. I was just talking about this with some friends of mine. Do you ever put spices or some such into the dough before you make it? I did some linguini using basil oil and it was friggen great. Another person swears by pepper oil if she's going to use it for a cacciatore or truffle oil if their serving it with anything with mushrooms.


I'm still a beginner, but one thing you can do is add fresh herbs - basil, oregano, thyme - on to the dough at the last setting, the fold it over and roll it one more time. In my Jamie Oliver book he calls it 'stained-glass' pasta and uses it in lasagna, it looks heavenly.

I like the dough to be the 'canvas', so to speak - let the sauce and/or filling be the colour.
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Postby King Kool » 03 Jan 2012, 21:22

I made some flour tortillas today. I like making flour tortillas.
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Postby TheRocket » 04 Jan 2012, 19:43

KhajiitKatze wrote:Thinking of a great meal to make with le girlfriend... Baked potatoes and smoked salmon?



I don't find potato and salmon pair together very well.

I don't know much about smoked salmon, but baked, grilled or steamed with sauteed garlic and spinach over a brown rice pilaf always makes for yum.
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 04 Jan 2012, 19:55

KhajiitKatze wrote:Thinking of a great meal to make with le girlfriend... Baked potatoes and smoked salmon?


Two very good foods, but you run the danger of masking your entree with the heavy potato flavor, IMHO. If you wanna stick with the salmon (and why wouldn't you? Smoked salmon is tasty), the above suggestion of a nice rice dish is a good choice.

My suggestion, as I've made this before, might be to go with some of those big pearl couscous and use a bit of red wine vinegar in the water you cook them up in. Gives a nice slight bite to contrast the smokey in the fish. Maybe cover the whole thing with little bit of a mustard creme sauce (made incredibly easily by reducing some cream or milk down and wishing in some mustard while you're doing it)
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Postby gcninja » 04 Jan 2012, 21:40

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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Metcarfre » 04 Jan 2012, 22:03

KhajiitKatze wrote:Thinking of a great meal to make with le girlfriend... Baked potatoes and smoked salmon?

Baked potatoes? No.

But grilled nugget potatoes with a dill aioli? And a mango/red onion salsa on the salmon? Ahw hell yeeah.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby TheRocket » 05 Jan 2012, 08:52

I was thinking of suggesting baby dill potatos... but I HATE them and refuse to enable potato massacre ;)
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Duckay » 05 Jan 2012, 17:57

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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby plummeting_sloth » 05 Jan 2012, 19:28

Are those home-made veggie burger patties?
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Duckay » 05 Jan 2012, 19:30

Actually, they're a foodstuff forbidden by the kitchens of conformist society, regardless of the inherent beauty of their relationships.

Or, put in a less in-jokey way, they are lentil-muffins.
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 05 Jan 2012, 19:36

Huh... well, that's a thing.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby gcninja » 05 Jan 2012, 23:26

not yet, I haven't been able to hit the store for the apple juice

Duckay wrote:Actually, they're a foodstuff forbidden by the kitchens of conformist society, regardless of the inherent beauty of their relationships.

Or, put in a less in-jokey way, they are lentil-muffins.

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Postby Duckay » 06 Jan 2012, 01:49

gcninja wrote:OHHHH shit just got real in here. Combined in an erotic dance, as if they were an affront to god.


It's in honor of last night's man-lovin's. Which I am way too eager to say, because it's just so nice and homey.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Duckay » 06 Jan 2012, 04:19

Also, here's what they look like when they're actually done. I was trying for LRR blue cream cheese frosting but all I succeeded in dyeing that colour was my hand. But I hope the idea gets across well.

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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Tycherin » 07 Jan 2012, 10:34

GUYS

I have a problem. I just read through this thread.

AND NOW I'M HUNGRY.

I wish I had a kitchen.
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Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Postby Kirkygirl » 07 Jan 2012, 12:23

Here's mine:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cranberry-Wheat-Bread/Detail.aspx

I had extra cranberries left over from the holidays so I dumped in something like 2 cups. Because of the density of the bread, all the cranberries wound up on the crust of the bread but it turned out really well. Dump double the amount of spices except for cloves and try and use whole wheat flour whenever you can. If the cranberries do wind up on the crust, be careful that they don't drop off when taking the bread out of the pan/container. It does wind up being a fairly dense bread but you don't need sugar because the sugars in the fruit are really sweet after being heated. Enjoy!

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