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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3980 on: December 05, 2016, 12:40:44 PM »
I'm eating a lot at a local Veracruzan (the Mexican city) restaurant. Not my pictures, but they'll give you a good idea:



Cochinita pibil (pork marinated in spices & orange juice) tacos



Picaditas
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3981 on: December 14, 2016, 08:37:25 AM »
If they tasted half as good as they looked, you were in for a treat.

I'm making a batch (~4lbs) of bread dumplings (Semmelknödel) now, with all the stale bread that's accumulated over the last half year. The great advantage in this is that the variety of bread and esp. prevalence of Pretzels makes the dough much more interesting than the usual 'white Kaiser-roll' bread that you can buy for the purpose.

Will be used in dinner tonight, which I expect to be a cream-mushroom-beef-strips stew of sorts (taken out of the round; from the a local butcher-friend-of-the-extended-family) with said dumplings. I use about 2x the amount of eggs most recipes ask for, which makes the Semmelknödel fluffy to the point of total silliness!  ;D

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3982 on: December 14, 2016, 03:59:06 PM »
Back from the gym and enjoying daal makhani accompanied by a garlic and coriander naan, although the latter is not of my own making. And one pint of milk, also not of my own making.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3983 on: December 16, 2016, 05:21:56 PM »
Cooked myself a meal of sauteed cod in white wine sauce with asparagus on the side.  It turned out pretty well!

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3984 on: December 17, 2016, 04:04:57 AM »
Cooked myself a meal of sauteed cod in white wine sauce with asparagus on the side.  It turned out pretty well!

Where in the world is it asparagus season right now? New Zealand?

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3985 on: December 21, 2016, 07:56:11 AM »
For those who want to read a really, really harsh restaurant review from yours truly:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/with-atandt-stadium-club-the-dallas-cowboys-have-a-cleveland-browns-quality-restaurant-8987826

"At one point, a waiter arrived at the bar with a half-full glass of a brown liquor and set it down next to some newly-made drinks. A bartender looked at that glass, poured some Jack Daniel's into it and passed it to a new customer."

I'm making a batch (~4lbs) of bread dumplings (Semmelknödel) now, with all the stale bread that's accumulated over the last half year. The great advantage in this is that the variety of bread and esp. prevalence of Pretzels makes the dough much more interesting than the usual 'white Kaiser-roll' bread that you can buy for the purpose.

Will be used in dinner tonight, which I expect to be a cream-mushroom-beef-strips stew of sorts (taken out of the round; from the a local butcher-friend-of-the-extended-family) with said dumplings. I use about 2x the amount of eggs most recipes ask for, which makes the Semmelknödel fluffy to the point of total silliness!  ;D
Man, this sounds great!

GF and I threw a dinner party on Saturday and made, for the first time, cassoulet - complete with duck confit. Took 7 lbs. of lard to make the confit, but the cassoulet was delicious. :) Paired it with some reds, both rustic and refined, from California and Southern Oregon.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3986 on: December 21, 2016, 08:32:59 AM »
For those who want to read a really, really harsh restaurant review from yours truly:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/with-atandt-stadium-club-the-dallas-cowboys-have-a-cleveland-browns-quality-restaurant-8987826

"At one point, a waiter arrived at the bar with a half-full glass of a brown liquor and set it down next to some newly-made drinks. A bartender looked at that glass, poured some Jack Daniel's into it and passed it to a new customer."
Man, this sounds great!

Ouch! Scathing review. I love it! :D I have found places like that to be ridiculously overhyped.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3987 on: January 03, 2017, 10:43:21 AM »
Post gym - fried beef with bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onions and tomatoes. Egg fried rice. One pint of milk.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3988 on: January 05, 2017, 03:16:10 PM »
And tonight on my way back from the surprisingly quiet gym I picked up chicken chow mein and sesame toast with crispy seaweed from the surprisingly busy takeaway. But the biggest surprise of all was that I'd forgot to buy milk.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3989 on: January 05, 2017, 03:21:16 PM »
But the biggest surprise of all was that I'd forgot to buy milk.

 ??? ??? ??? ...maybe this is a sign that you're ready to be weaned  :D ;)

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3990 on: January 05, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
??? ??? ??? ...maybe this is a sign that you're ready to be weaned  :D ;)

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Hahaha. No chance.  :laugh:

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3991 on: January 25, 2017, 11:08:19 PM »
Run, run, run, in the chill and dark, into the park, along the path, around the vacated and mostly iced over duck pond, then on the way back into the deli/cafe for -


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Re: What are you eating?
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3993 on: February 23, 2017, 11:18:27 PM »
Do not forget: next Tuesday is Pancake Day!  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pancake-day-2017-when-why-9646680

I won't forget, but thanks for the reminder. :) My grandmother made pancakes and I was always fond of them. Spoiled/sour milk? - not a problem because very little was ever wasted. Yeah, pancakes. ;D

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3994 on: March 11, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »
No one has eaten anything of interest in the last two weeks?  ;)

Tonight Mrs. Rock tried a new recipe, and it was really delicious: fish on a bed of rhubarb (sweetened with a bit of brown sugar), yellow bell pepper and celery. We wanted cod loins but our fishmonger was sold out so we settled on pollock filets. Rice was made interesting with coriander seeds, star anise and Ras el hanout (a spice mix from North Africa). We drank a German grand cru (GG) Riesling from Philipp Kuhn.

We had an interesting aperitif: a drinkable, low acid, vinegar from Weingut Doctorenhof in Venningen (the Pfalz).



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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3995 on: March 11, 2017, 01:05:43 PM »
No one has eaten anything of interest in the last two weeks?  ;)

Tonight Mrs. Rock tried a new recipe, and it was really delicious: fish on a bed of rhubarb (sweetened with a bit of brown sugar), yellow bell pepper and celery. We wanted cod loins but our fishmonger was sold out so we settled on pollock filets. Rice was made interesting with coriander seeds, star anise and Ras el hanout (a spice mix from North Africa). We drank a German grand cru (GG) Riesling from Philipp Kuhn.


Sarge, that does all sounds delicious!
I just had a few girl scout cookies. You win.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3996 on: March 11, 2017, 01:07:47 PM »
Sarge, that does all sounds delicious!
I just had a few girl scout cookies. You win.

Well, I'm actually jealous  :D  I haven't had a girl scout cookie since I retired from the Army and settled permanently in Germany. Both me and my German mother-in-law miss the peanut butter variety.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3997 on: March 11, 2017, 01:11:40 PM »
Emmental cheese - apparently one of the 'healthiest' cheeses to eat.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3998 on: March 11, 2017, 01:18:30 PM »
Emmental cheese - apparently one of the 'healthiest' cheeses to eat.

Is it? Good to know as it's one of my favorites.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3999 on: March 11, 2017, 01:41:46 PM »
Emmental cheese - apparently one of the 'healthiest' cheeses to eat.
No difference between Emmental, Comté, Swiss, Beaufort, ...  All are cooked (which kills some of the unwanted germs, and this is the "healthy" part).  But in term of fat, 40%, no good.  In term of cholesterol it gets worse if you  combine it carbohydrates (pasta, bread).  Tends to contain too much salt (bad for the kidneys&heart).  Some people claim that wine helps, but there are no proof that it is true.
The least detremental cheese for your health is goat (preferably the fresh kind).  Less fat, salt... sheep cheeses are sort of OK also.
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