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Cooking pictures!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Magna, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Mia

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    It's been 34C here for five days, humidity at 80%. Dinner was corn on the cob and a cold pasta salad with asparagus, green onion, garlic, carrot, and celery.

    Not my picture and without the tomatoes.
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    Surprised I was actually able to cook anything, but I made everything ahead of time.
     
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  2. Magna

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    That pasta salad looks scrumptious, Mia! What a perfect thing to have as part of a summer meal. Thank you for posting the pic. What sort of spices, dressing or seasoning did you put on the salad?
     
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    Excellent. I like the bowl too. In addition to the scallions and red bits (peppers? ) are the darker things wood ear mushrooms?
     
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    Fresh dill, sea salt, pepper, sumac, fresh thyme, cilantro and an olive oil vinagrette. On top of mesclun lettuce from my garden.
     
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    Perfection.
     
  6. BenderRodriguez

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    That looks and sounds delicious, Mia, and hat's off for cooking in hot and humid weather - everything above 25C (77F) is uncomfortable for me and above 30C (86F) is officially a heat-wave and I refuse to cook :D

    Magna: chillies, garlic, scallions, finely grated carrots and shiitake mushrooms that were starting to get a bit dry and rehydrated perfectly in a bit of chicken stock. It's farmers' market day today so yay!
     
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    Since I'm still pretty stressed and agitated and the kids are visiting with their grandparents (allowed here), I want to spend a big chunk of the weekend making barbecue sauce, sourdough bread and dinner, so see you later guys :)
     
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    ^ Happy cooking brother bender. :)

    I’ve got a fruit cake in the oven: if I’m satisfied with the result I’ll post a photo and the recipe somewhere or other ;)
     
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    It looks good to me! I occasionally make "cream of week soup", using whatever stuff I can find in the fridge. Hubby won't touch it but I like it.
     
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    Supper tonight:

    Blanched julienned turnips, thinly sliced raw onion, toasted sliced almonds, well steamed turnip stalks (I hate to waste anything I grow myself).

    In the other bowl, brown rice, a drizzle of shoyu and a hard boiled egg.

    Dressing: Toasted sesame oil, shoyu, teaspoon of sugar, rice vinegar, minced fresh ginger, minced pickled garlic, hot pepper flakes and a few dashes of high quality fish oil.

    It was all very good!
     
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    Still waiting on my invite. ^
     
  12. Magna

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    Fruits of my gardening labor: Turnip Kimchi. I just assembled it tonight so it won't be ready for a bit. If you haven't guessed already, I feel like I'm about to turn into a turnip I have so many from the garden. I had to get creative to keep using them.

    I also have the food dehydrator going now to dehydrate some dill and some shredded zucchini that I'll store until this winter to use for zucchini bread.

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    I'll set another place at the table. Come one, come all! Well, one can dream of a fun, peaceful feast attended by fellow autistics.
     
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    ... and Toto too?
     
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    Magna Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    And Toto too.
     
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  16. BenderRodriguez

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    Magna: I've been planning for a while now to make kimchi but didn't quite get around yet. Everything you make looks great, have you been cooking since you were a kid or is it a more recent interest?

    Karamazov: how did the cake come up?

    Barbecue sauce simmering:

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    An Italian friend is sending me a box of local stuff once in a while (I do the same) and this time I had a fresh truffle and girasoli that needed using and made bruschetta to go with it as an entree:

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    And, of course, my lovely assistant for the day:

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    ^ Your cat is beautiful :)
    And you food looks both beautiful and delicious :yum:

    My cake has turned out lovely, thank you: I experimented with a type of sugar I’ve never used for a fruit cake before, and a different spice mix to normal: I’ve used the blog facility to post both the recipe and a photograph :D
     
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  18. BenderRodriguez

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    Thank you, he rules the house - obviously.

    Ah, cool, still getting my bearings here and didn't know about the blogs: I've just seen it and it looks great and you can't go wrong with that awesome mix of spices :)
     
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    Dauphinois potatoes
     

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    I haven’t had those in years! :eek:

    Maybe I’ll be lucky and my grandmother will make some for lunch next time I help her in her garden... ;)
     
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