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Strawberries and Crème Fraîche

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It’s possible to make your own crème fraîche by adding cultured buttermilk or sour cream to heavy cream and letting it sit for a day at room temperature. We didn’t have a day, so this is store bought stuff. It goes well with strawberries and dark sugar (turbinado here).

Written by Nick

November 15, 2009 at 11:54 pm

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Proof that the previously posted salad was tasty.

Written by Nick

November 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm

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5 minute salad

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In a large bowl combine: half of a head of Romaine lettuce (cut up), 1 sliced cucumber, 1 grated carrot, quartered cherry tomatoes, shredded Parmesan cheese.

In a tiny bowl combine: 1-part red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar) & 2-parts olive oil, salt, pepper, tiny bit of oregano, pressed garlic. Stir up with a fork until the two liquids combine well.

Pour the dressing into bowl of stuff. Mix! Have your friend Nick take a photo of it. Eat. All. Of. It.

Written by Maria

November 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

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Better than average grilled cheese

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Some delicious mustard like my favorite, Boetje’s Stone Ground Dutch Mustard (Made in Rock Island, IL), and hummus can spice up a standard grilled cheese sammich. I like whole wheat bread and Colby-Jack cheese with liberal amounts of butter for the grilling (frying) process. Serve with a pickle.

 

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Nomtastic!

Written by Pat

November 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Veggie Taco

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This has quickly become one of my favorite epic noms. With olive oil, sauté red and green bell peppers in thin strips then add Boca chick’n patties (after microwaving) cut into thin strips after peppers are almost done. Sprinkle with cumin. Lightly toast small corn tortillas in a separate pan. Top with Tapatio hot sauce, avocado slices and fresh home-made pico de gallo (mine usually consists of onion, cilantro, tomato, lemon or lime juice- depending on what I have available, and salt) Just keep toasting new tortillas until there’s nothing left to fill them with. This photo is from the first time I made these and I only had onion and cilantro and lemon juice to make up my pico and didn’t have an avocado on hand- it still tasted great, but is better with the extra fixins.

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NOM IT UP!

Written by Pat

November 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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Tomato and Veggie soup w/Thyme and grilled panccetta and gruyere cheese

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We set out to make grilled cheese and then wanted soup. The soup shifted from canned to homemade, so I tried my hand at a tomato soup.

Tomato and Vegetable Soup w/Thyme

  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 2 red potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • about 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 28oz can of crushed tomato (pureed tomato would be better)
  • Thyme, salt, and pepper to taste

Grilled Panccetta and Gruyere Cheese

  • 2 slices of Sourdough bread(buttered)
  • 2 slices of Panccetta
  • as much gruyere as you like

*Special Note: Worcestershire Sauce would have been perfect but we didn’t have any

Written by rdoublev

November 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

How To Cook For Forty Humans: Baked Tofu Wraps

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We made baked tofu wraps a few weeks ago using a gigantic 4-pound brick of tofu. Start by pressing your tofu for half an hour to get the extra water out, I put the tofu between two plates and then put a big wooden cutting board with a 12-pack of beer on top. While you wait, chomp on cucumber slices seasoned with sesame seeds, balsamic vinegar and salt.

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Marinate the tofu slices or cubes in a mixture of soy sauce and white wine. Add a few minced or pressed cloves of garlic and grated ginger into the sauce, and whatever other spices sound good–we put in sesame oil and a little red chili powder. Let the tofu sit for a little bit, then put them on a baking sheet or tray in the oven at 350F. We were really, really hungry so we took them out after only 30 minutes when they were heated through and some of the marinade in the pan was starting to evaporate.

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You could put whatever vegetables you like in the wrap, we used cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and avocado. Serve your wraps with chilled High Life and stir-fried green beans.

Written by Jessica

November 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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