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by dubsola
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 24608

Re: Recipe requests

I bought some caramel chocolate from an unpackaged store, they assured me it was delicious, but it is not. The worst aspect of it is that it's kinda gummy. It's also not quite sweet enough. Also, it was bloody expensive. Why tf did I not check before I got it home? Anyway I thought I'd use it to mak...
by dubsola
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Low carb cooking
Replies: 33
Views: 14919

Re: Low carb cooking

Moo wrote:I have a new favourite go-to cookie recipe, to which I just add what I have to hand to zhuzh it up.

I would have spelled it juzsh but since it's not a real word and I do like the double zh I'll allow it :D
by dubsola
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

That does sound good. I will do this next summer. I'm not sure when I made it, it certainly wasn't today, but I made a cassoulet. Well, kind of. It was a bit of a free form effort, and I pulled out the last of it from the freezer and it was absolutely delicious. My wife said 'you have to save the re...
by dubsola
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote: I also have rhubarb to cook in a crumble, in small pans to freeze.

I've decided that rhubarb crumble is even tastier with a bit of some sweeter fruit in there as well - maybe some ripe pears or apples or such. I think it offsets the tartness of the rhubarb a bit.
by dubsola
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Did a bit of cooking on the weekend. Did a minestrone from scratch (ie no vegetable stock powder), bread and butter pudding, rhubarb plum and pear crumble, and homemade custard. Pretty good food for the stormy weather we've been having
by dubsola
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 24608

Re: Recipe requests

Macarons are a bit of work though, no?

As an aside, baklava > macarons any day of the week.
by dubsola
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 24608

Re: Recipe requests

Are you talking about an enameled dutch oven? You can get a cast iron one for relatively cheap. You probably wouldn't use that one for broth though. I've always wanted a le creuset dutch oven. My mum had one and throughout my childhood I associate it with good food. I asked her for one for my 40th ...
by dubsola
Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 24608

Re: Recipe requests

I ended up making a vegetable broth yesterday, and it was pretty good. It only took an hour or so. Next one I make will have some sort of meat bones in it. The time thing is it's just that I don't always know how long I'll have when I'm at home during the day. Young kids can go crazy after a little ...
by dubsola
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 97
Views: 24608

Re: Recipe requests

I want a nice hearty broth, like a tonkotsu broth, but ideally one that does not require that amount of time, nor a dutch oven.
by dubsola
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Made a huge batch of chile con carne last night when I had my folks over for dinner; made taquitos-esque thingies with the leftovers for lunch today. I'm sure what goes for chile in my house is wildly inaccurate by any recognized standards but it always goes down well; especially now that autumn is...
by dubsola
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

I didn't know it was supposed to be easy. I have always found it to be so.
by dubsola
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Meanwhile here in Autumn land I roasted up a bunch of vegetables (capsicum, eggplant, tomatoes and garlic) and put them on top of angel hair pasta with sundried tomato pesto, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts. So delicious and SO EASY.
by dubsola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 3852

Re: Homemade caramels

Lilikoi is a beautiful name actually. I'll try and make it catch on outside of Hawaii
by dubsola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Yaupon: From Bush to Drink
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Yaupon: From Bush to Drink

Wow, that's so amazing. Can you feel any caffeine effects?
by dubsola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 3852

Re: Homemade caramels

Wait lilikoi is the same thing as passionfruit? I thought it was a variant. In that case I have totally smelled passion fruit and it's great. Looks wild too, when you cut one in half and it's like a white and purple bowl with yellow ooze inside, with those dark seeds.
by dubsola
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 3852

Re: Homemade caramels

Just want to say how impressed I am at your level of dedication to this task. It's a credit to you.

Edit: WTF:
Spoiler:
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by dubsola
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 3852

Re: Homemade caramels

Bakemaster wrote:ahhhhhhhhh I just want to sit here and deeply inhale the smell of this lilikoi puree until entropy eats the universe

Now that I know what lilikoi is, and having never smelled it, I'm with you on this. Tropical smells are the best smells.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1426209

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

Hey boy thread. I'm in the market for a beard trimmer. My old Wahl lasted 8 years or so, and it doesn't appear to exist any more. I'm looking for one that comes with a trimmer for beards and a trimmer for nose hair. Any suggestions? Other than putting a hat on my butt
by dubsola
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Woops. You're right, of course. I was thinking about the most commonly found dal in "Indian" (ie Rajasthani) restaurants in Western countries. Even then they all have their own recipe. Same in Nepal actually. While it's all pretty much soup, there's a difference from one tea house / restau...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Turns out Nepal is a great place for vegetarian food. It sure is. Nepali Dal Bhat is the one food from a country I've travelled in where I just never ever got tired of it. Unlike dal in India, it's not spicy. I loved seeing all the different variations from each tea house / restaurant to the next. ...
by dubsola
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Sandry wrote:My mom recently acquired the Ottolenghi book Plenty and then decided she didn't actually want it, so I have it now, yay!

We have that one. It's absolutely fantastic. Should break it out again soon, haven't made anything from it in a while.
by dubsola
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Toppings
Replies: 142
Views: 51858

Re: Pizza Toppings

Edit apparently margarita and Neopolitan pizza can be different. :/ What is the difference? Pepperoni is the king of all pizza toppings, but if the crust is superb then margarita is simply fantastic. But again, all the toppings mentioned thus far can be pretty great. I did one recently with gently ...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 113171

Re: Coffee

Thesh wrote:I use the Barista Encore, which Amazon US lists for $140. Would recommend.

I've had this for about 6 months. It is absolutely fantastic. Thankyou so much for telling me about it Thesh
by dubsola
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

On Thursday I made a dal - it was ok. On Saturday I made eggplant parmigiana. It was incredible. Also, a plum crumble - also fantastic, I used a recipe that called for orange zest with the plums, which made it really great. The crumble mixture wasn't so good - normally I do it by hand but we have a ...
by dubsola
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 40241

Re: Cooking disasters

That is absolutely infuriating. I would actually consider asking the supermarket to separate them, not that they would have to, but worth a try.

In my case this will never happen as the main place I buy groceries now is proudly Italian and would never keep those two things near each other.
by dubsola
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2669904

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Fuck the egg. They should have done it with the big cow.
by dubsola
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256194

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I was under the impression a second referendum would never happen. How could it? Like, what would be the likely scenario?
by dubsola
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280500

Re: The Liquor Thread

On Saturday evening I drank together a small shot of mezcal reposado and a mid-strength citrus wheat beer . They went together beautifully, loads of citrus and vegetal flavours with just a hint of smoke in the mezcal. I'm starting to think mezcal makes the best boilermakers (change my view). Another...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

That does happen, but not this time - I grabbed a helper and people came in and out of the kitchen. And once it was all done I got to chill and mingle. I don't mind really, I'm kinda used to it having kids and having to follow them around (this happens less and less as they get older)
by dubsola
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

[quote="PAstrychef"Tomorrow is going to be prime rib roast fancy dinner-spuds in the pan, Brussels sprouts, salad, something fancy for dessert. Maybe molten chocolate cakes...[/quote] Oh boy! I'm sure I made a bunch of stuff over the holidays but all I can remember is our impromptu NYE par...
by dubsola
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Are those the seeds pogrmman? They look like little grains of some kind. Anyway, looks great, I'd love to try it.
by dubsola
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 232370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Chocolate orange and choc mint are both mostly wack. But I do seem to recall the Lindt mint flavour being ok. It's been a while. I'd never choose it willingly, but if someone else bought some I'll give it a go. I also never buy fish or meat from the supermarket. I'd rather make something without eit...
by dubsola
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

Mother in law gave us her slow cooker. First thing I made was beef short ribs with rum, soy sauce, tomato sauce, Sriracha, and honey. Was delicious but will add more soy sauce next time, was pretty sweet. I probably should have measured it, I just chucked everything in straight from the bottle. Serv...
by dubsola
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

I'll bet. I made a Mexican feast for some friends on the weekend. Everything was vegetarian. I made some chilli with black and kidney beans (delicious, especially the day after and the day after that) some guacamole, a salsa verde using tomatillos (first time using them - it turned out great), and a...
by dubsola
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Have you ever smelled mustard seeds? Is that the essential mustardy component, do you think? I personally have never noticed a correlation between kiwi and mustard. I'm eating kiwi right now as it happens. I don't find the homemade granola particularly better than the store-bought stuff, but it's ce...
by dubsola
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Wrong thread Zohar! Having said that, I'm really enjoying the home made granola my wife has been making. Way better than the packet stuff.
by dubsola
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I know, just joking. I really like Mexican Oregano too, but the Mediterranean kind is much more readily available here due to the makeup of Australia's migrant population
by dubsola
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 57984

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

pogrmman wrote:It’s certainly better than Mediterranean oregano (which just makes everything taste like pizza).

How is that a problem for you? :D
by dubsola
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4786
Views: 942611

Re: Today I Made:

We actually call it eggplant in Australia, but for some reason I wrote aubergine. And no, it was a red capsicum

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