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I have recently visited Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui) for a week and my stomach had a love affair with all the tuna dishes, particularly the tuna ceviches.
Not the most expensive options, but very good ones indeed!
fishy labeling practices
This was interesting
Widespread Seafood Fraud Found in Los Angeles
Every single fish sold with the word “snapper” in the label (34 out of 34) was mislabeled, according to federal guidelines.
Nearly nine out of every ten sushi samples was mislabeled.
Eight out of nine sushi samples labeled as “white tuna” were actually escolar, a species that carries a health warning for it purgative effects.
As in the drink not the place....we've had a bottle open for over 8 months in the fridge.
Does it go off?
I've had a taste for meatloaf for a while, but it was too hot to cook until yesterday, when it was quite cool in the morning and pleasantly warm, rather than hot, the rest of the day. I made a meatloaf.
My recipe is a simple one: ground beef, a few slices of bread moistened with milk, chopped onion, and egg. I use ground chuck, which is about 85% lean, so I place the loaf on a rack that will allow the fat to drip off. For this particular loaf, I added chopped bell pepper, which one of my aunts always incorporated into her meatloaf recipe. When the loaf was about a half-hour from being done, I slathered ketchup over the top. Delicious! And the leftovers can either be heated or eaten cold in sandwiches.
Somehow I’ve just started this mild obsession with sea salt and rock salt from around the world. I am trying to figure out a way to trade salt with people around the world without paying anything more than postage. I don’t want to make any money off the venture, I would just like to start a collection of salt from around the world and join in with other crazy people who also would like to build a collection. If anyone has any interest or ideas please post.
My best to all,
If I want to open my bar before I turn 45, I need to start my research now. I've been to a few gems in Europe and North Africa, but I can't say I've found my flat-out-wet-dream epic traveler's bar yet.
My baby would have some or all of the following characteristics in no particular order: an atmosphere like you have walked into another universe that is at once familiar and enigmatic; backpacker friendly though not overrun by backpackers; Guinness on tap; craft beer brewed in the back; NO massive screens playing live sports, in fact no screens of any sort; books (yes, books) of poetry piled to the ceiling; a tradition of playing Rolling Stones hits at 5 am that provokes spontaneous singalongs at the same time it brings grown men to tears before last call; a palpable feeling in the richness of humanity upon exiting.
Ring any bells?
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Started on that subject on another branch and moving in here to avoid continuing there off topic.
Just returned from India (Jammu&Kashmir) where they had separate vegetarian and jain food menus.
Jain food excludes mostly root vegetables, and very strictly garlic and onion. But why eggplant*)?
*) India is second biggest producent of eggplant in the world.
So long since I smelled cooking Blueberries in my house-been in this place almost 20 years and never done anything with them.
Last year I swore that this year I'd find some on special somewhere and Do Something -Lo & Behold there were 5# cases for only $6.99 @ a local discounter so I snagged a couple and hauled them back-waistline doesn't need pastry so jam it was and What a Smell!!!
In the end 19 x 250ml jrs for 14 bucks plus a pittance for sugar (I use very little).
It's just freezer jam so it's a tad runny but I can live with that.
Next up is Blackberry but I'll need to buy some more jars I suppose.
Anyone else making jam this year?
Awhile ago I posted a GS thread about alcohol volume of (UK) beer going down, to avoid an increase in duty.
Basically, beers that were 5% or above were going up in price, due to the new rate.
Some brewers (Stella, Carlsberg Export, Budweiser, to name but 3) put the volume down to 4.8%.
This avoided the duty increase.
Aldi on the other hand kept their Brassiere lager (10x25mls) at 5% and up'd the price from £2.88, to £3.04p.
Yesterday, I bought a case. The volume has now gone down to 4.8% - and the price is up to £3.15p.
Conspiracy - or are we all supposed to have forgotten by now what the Governments 'Deal' was?
It's going to be a very chicken week in the Midwesterner household. I needed to make room in the freezer for a box of ice cream treats - we have our priorities - so I've thawed & baked the two packages of chicken I'd gotten on sale a couple of month ago. Good thing the weather has turned a bit cooler this weekend.
Half - 2 meals for the family - was done as mustard/maple/red wine vinegar glazed, topped with rosemary. Quite nice, served with rice & green beans.
The other half got oven-poached in vegetable broth w/bay leaf, then diced/shredded for use later this week in:
- easy chicken pot pie - made with crescent roll top crust, mixed veg & cream of potato soup & diced chicken filling. (2 meals)
- cold chicken-salad sandwiches
- that chicken empenada Pillsbury bake-off recipe I've been planning to try since February.
- spinach salad - chicken/spinach/mandarin oranges, ...
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