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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    rgambs said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    tonight I have a date with simplicity.
    • a 4 pound, organic, whole chicken
    • a lemon
    • 5-6 garlic cloves
    • small amount of olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron skillet
    • oven

    Doesn't get much easier and it is fucking grinding.  Cook a head of broccoli, some beans, and make a salad.

    Question for The Food Thread:
    What are some of the most basic, yet delicious, things you like to eat?
    Bread and olive oil.
    A sliced tomato from the garden

    Well at least take the basil from the garden and put it on top.
    Might as well add some mozza to that.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    hedonist said:
    rgambs said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    tonight I have a date with simplicity.
    • a 4 pound, organic, whole chicken
    • a lemon
    • 5-6 garlic cloves
    • small amount of olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron skillet
    • oven

    Doesn't get much easier and it is fucking grinding.  Cook a head of broccoli, some beans, and make a salad.

    Question for The Food Thread:
    What are some of the most basic, yet delicious, things you like to eat?
    Bread and olive oil.
    A sliced tomato from the garden

    Well at least take the basil from the garden and put it on top.
    Might as well add some mozza to that.
    Strictly from the garden here Hedo...
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    Nope and nope for me.

    Basil bolts in mid July before the tomatoes come on in earnest and drowns out the tomato anyways.
    Mozzarella is ok, but vine ripened to their peak heirloom slicers are usually less than firm and need to eaten delicately.  Picked in the morning when the sugars are up, eaten within the day sliced with a sharp serrated knife, sprinkled with salt and pepper.
    That's the only way to eat a properly ripened Brandywine or Old German.
    Beefsteaks and Black Krims, Jerseys and Rutgers...those are all firm enough for a nice tomato sandwich with mayo or Miracle Whip.
    Romas and San Marzanos get the basil and mozzarella treatment though.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    Man...one of these days we'll sell our condo and buy a little bungalow with enough room to have a proper garden.  I'm envious of those of you who do.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    rgambs said:
    Nope and nope for me.

    Basil bolts in mid July before the tomatoes come on in earnest and drowns out the tomato anyways.
    Mozzarella is ok, but vine ripened to their peak heirloom slicers are usually less than firm and need to eaten delicately.  Picked in the morning when the sugars are up, eaten within the day sliced with a sharp serrated knife, sprinkled with salt and pepper.
    That's the only way to eat a properly ripened Brandywine or Old German.
    Beefsteaks and Black Krims, Jerseys and Rutgers...those are all firm enough for a nice tomato sandwich with mayo or Miracle Whip.
    Romas and San Marzanos get the basil and mozzarella treatment though.
    Seek out the heirloom tomato "Barleywine".  You won't need salt on them.  They taste like it's already sprinkled on there.  Most amazing tomatoes I've ever planted and are a staple if my garden.

    2nd I plant my basil potted and in partial sun near bigger bush or trees to stop it from bolting or just stagger your planting.

    I'm surprised you like beefsteaks?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    I've got no quarrel with heirloom beefsteaks.
    Good producing, versatile tomato.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    I'll watch for barleywine.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 11,988
    rgambs said:
    I have to try that!

    Cream cheese and hot sauce are the primary components for a buffalo chicken dip, so I shouldn't have been surprised at how good it was.


    Buffalo chicken dip is so damn good.  Definitely one of my favorite party dips...
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    rgambs said:
    I have to try that!

    Cream cheese and hot sauce are the primary components for a buffalo chicken dip, so I shouldn't have been surprised at how good it was.


    Buffalo chicken dip is so damn good.  Definitely one of my favorite party dips...
    It is easy enough to make, but you can't reach full fatty status until you are just sitting there eating the ingredients and moaning with pleasure.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,677
    these look pretty good


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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254

    Best food comes from the best ingredients!
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    The pride in that chicken's eye is unmistakable =)
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    hedonist said:
    The pride in that chicken's eye is unmistakable =)
    Hahaha pride is right, but probably not of the eggs.  She thinks she's a bad ass bitch.  She's at the top of the pecking order and she bosses everybody around.  She chases Simon and pecks at our feet, and just after I took this she tried to take my phone.  
    Her name is Ethel.  She's the poorest layer and she keeps getting egg bound and looking like she's gonna croak but she keeps on bouncing back. She lays about 3-4 eggs per week and they are small and thin shelled with a spotty bloom.  I should put her in the smoker now but the boss says nope.

    I've got 2 dozen in the fridge and they are getting closer to grocery store age, which makes them old enough for hard boiling.  I have deviled eggs in my future for next week.
    I like mine heavy mustard, nice and tangy, with a dash of hot sauce mixed in.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,196
    Those peppers look amazing.  We just got a bag of long hots and green bell from a friend. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,196
    Motherfucking seafood boil tonight 

    Shrimp, crab, clams (steamed), sausage, corn...

    Old bay. Lots of old bay.

    yes!
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,196
    Gonna take a stab at some Nashville style hot chicken tonight. Fingers crossed.

    Spice mixture is cayenne, Mombasa and hot paprika.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 24,196
    I did alright 

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    edited August 14
    gambo, those peppers would do a number on my overall digestive system, but they are beautiful.  As in artwork-type beautiful.  And bountiful!

    Cliffy, :clap:
  • I have to admit peppers like that don't exist in my grocery store.  Nice haul.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    Yum that looks good!
    Thanks for the pepper love, they are artful hedo, the colors and shapes and smooth glossy texture...they are very nice to look at.  I took a basket of peppers and purple green beans and yellow cherry tomatoes and more, all arranged beautifully, to a wedding as a gift to the vegan bride and groom and it was a topic of conversation, who brought the beautiful veggies.
    I was glad, I was afraid people would think it was a snide joke, low class, or a cheap out (we have them money too)
    But they didn't and I was happy.  I only told the bride and groom that I made the basket too, because I didn't want everyone to think I'm some kind of weirdo boy scout weirdo.

    I am lol
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,254
    Thanks PJfan, the best food starts with the best ingredients, and I'm a pretty humble cook so I need a head start lol
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    hedonist said:
    gambo, those peppers would do a number on my overall digestive system, but they are beautiful.  As in artwork-type beautiful.  And bountiful!

    Cliffy, :clap:
    Peppers when picked at the right time are good for digestion.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,263
    hedonist said:
    gambo, those peppers would do a number on my overall digestive system, but they are beautiful.  As in artwork-type beautiful.  And bountiful!

    Cliffy, :clap:
    Peppers when picked at the right time are good for digestion.
    I am not getting into pickled peppers and Peter's pipering of same, thank you very much :cowboy:
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    hedonist said:
    hedonist said:
    gambo, those peppers would do a number on my overall digestive system, but they are beautiful.  As in artwork-type beautiful.  And bountiful!

    Cliffy, :clap:
    Peppers when picked at the right time are good for digestion.
    I am not getting into pickled peppers and Peter's pipering of same, thank you very much :cowboy:
    I never suggested anything about Peter's Pipe.. Um, i mean... :)
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 28,516
    i made stuffed peppers on the grill last night. On Friday I made grilled cheese hot dogs. 

    I am am going to have Golden Grahams cereal with a banana this morning. 
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 9,734
    They still make Golden Grahams?
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    i made stuffed peppers on the grill last night. On Friday I made grilled cheese hot dogs. 

    I am am going to have Golden Grahams cereal with a banana this morning. 
    You need to tell us more about them stuffed peppers!
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 28,516
    i made stuffed peppers on the grill last night. On Friday I made grilled cheese hot dogs. 

    I am am going to have Golden Grahams cereal with a banana this morning. 
    You need to tell us more about them stuffed peppers!
    They were good
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    i made stuffed peppers on the grill last night. On Friday I made grilled cheese hot dogs. 

    I am am going to have Golden Grahams cereal with a banana this morning. 
    You need to tell us more about them stuffed peppers!
    They were good
    Rice and meat stuffed?  I love hearing ingredients in things, sorry.

    I've had Greek style stuffed peppers which were amazing.
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