Is there anything I can do with two huge Daikon radishes, other than grate or chop into salad? This was my CSA mystery of the week. So far SE readers have helped me with Kohlrabi and Celeriac, so I'm hopeful here!
This week's CSA had broccoli, chinese broccoli, and broccoli rabe.
I love broccoli, but I need a couple of new ways to cook it - sauteed in EVOO and garlic is good, mixed into stir fry of course; I can even do a pretty good broccoli cheese soup.
But....anything more creative that you SE'ers can come up with?
Today I was in Trader Joe, and whipped out my (beautiful and compact) SeriousEats bag. The checker looked at the bag and said "seriouseats.com......what's that?"
Of course, I quickly said "the best food website around!" and started telling him all the features on the site.
But then I thought of all you SE'ers. How would YOU answer that question....what IS seriouseats anyway?
Yesterday at work, someone pulled a yogurt container out of the frig. It was an opened container of Plain non-fat yogurt that had been used for a veggie dip some time ago. The 'sell by' date was 12/22/10.
So, the question was "is it OK to eat?"
I said that as long as yogurt isn't moldy, it's safe to eat. It's already sort of "sour", so it doesn't turn bad the way that milk does. It didn't smell "off", it didn't taste "off", so I thought it was fine. I even thought I'd bring it home and use it.
Others in my office were horrified! Eating past date dairy is apparently one of the most life-threatening things you can do. We ended up throwing it out - mostly because I wasn't sure enough of my position to stand up to the collective horror.
What's the consensus SE'ers? Is past dated yogurt safe? How can you tell if yogurt is "bad"?
My daughter and I just finished two jars of dill pickles. Now I have a dilemma. It seems wasteful to throw out the delicious seasoned "juice" in the jars, but I have no idea of how to re-use it. Any ideas, seriouseaters?
Any suggestions for good food in Ocean City? I assume that most of the eating is casual and summer-y, and I'd love suggestions for "can't miss" places. But I am going for a special getaway and would love at least one nice dinner.
A friend took me to lunch yesterday at the Lakeside Diner, and what a pleasant surprise. From the outside, the place is unremarkable; the sort of place you'd easily pass by. Walk inside, though, and you see a warm, homey (crowded) diner with a wall of windows overlooking a small lake.
The food is typical diner food - breakfast and lunch all day - made fresh, served with warmth, and just yummy enough to satisfy. And, don't miss their home-made donuts - the old-fashioned kind, covered in sugar. What a great way to end the meal!
It's just off the Merritt Parkway, at exit 42 (Long Ridge Road), less than a quarter mile north of the parkway. From what people told me, your best bet is to go there a little "off" of peak hours - on the weekends, there are lines to get in for breakfast!
Planning a High School graduation party, and I need ideas for apps, dinner, and dessert for a foodie crowd. If it's easy or can be done ahead, that's best. Also, any suggestions for a bakery in Queens that can do a good (not overly sweet or gooey) cake?
When most of us try to improve our diet by eating more locally and sustainably, we start at the grocery store. But author Georgia Pellegrini goes right to the source. In her new book Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time, she details her experiences learning to hunt for her own food. Her travels across the country open her eyes to new communities, the terminology of firearms, and the strategy of hunting everything from doves to deer.
I recently heard about a school making the awareness of healthy eating and food production a goal for all of its students. Even my cynical side couldn't find a way to critique the good work at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (MELS) in New York City. In every subject, for six weeks, kids were learning about food through an agricultural, scientific, cultural, and even musical lens.
Finally! The always thrilling Next Food Network Star kicked off another season on Sunday night, beginning our whirlwind adventure of emotional highs and lows as 12 contestants battle it out for their very own Food Network show. On this season, as opposed to previous ones, many of the contestants are professional chefs or have other experience in the industry. Their personalities vary from the hilarious to the endearing. Can you tell we're already a little bit hooked? Without further ado, the show! Warning: spoilers included.
The area surrounding Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in downtown Providence is dubbed "College Hill." The name primarily references Thayer Street, a main hang-out for local college and high school students. However, good eats can be found in the surrounding areas as well. I've found that students on the Hill are willing to cast their nets far and wide to seek out some good food. Here's just a small selection of some of the best places to eat in this fun college town.