If you love bacon like I do -- and I know you do -- you'll find yourself wishing you had a ecological AND pipe-friendly way of disposing of All That Grease. Add lye + water, and if you don't go blind, you have soap
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Feb 3, 2004 -
The Spirits Of The Times: Whatever's Next?
In an unstable marketplace, good old spirits have been undergoing an extraordinary renaissance since 1988, with 2003 the best year yet. And growing. With summer over and thoughts turning
to the more warming libations, I wonder what the next big drinking craze will be. My bets are on the wonderful, underrated fruit brandies
, distilled directly from fruit juices with nothing else added: kirsch
. Mmmm... The best eaux-de-vie
, in my experience, are those from G. E. Massenez
and above all (though they're quite expensive and alcoholic) from the Swiss Paul Morand
distillery. (Flash req.
) An ice-cold Williamine
, served in a shot glass surrounded by an old-fashioned tumbler full of shaved ice: oh what bliss on an autumn night, after a late dinner with old friends!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 27, 2003 -
Cool Food For The Hot Summer Ahead:
Bruce Cole's Sauté Wednesday
has some enticing summery tips, as well as a superb collection of links to yummy articles
on food and drink. Here in Portugal, we know Summer has begun when the first fresh sardines
, start arriving, fat and silvery from the deep blue sea and straight onto the open-air barbecue, to be scoffed with buttery, yellow potatoes and great big salads overflowing with grilled green peppers, cucumbers, the first ripe tomatoes, sweet new onions and crunchy lettuce leaves.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 17, 2003 -
"Add 1 tablespoon of Fajita Marinade & Seasoning to 1 quart of pancake batter, 2 cups of corn niblets, and 1 cup of diced green peppers. Prepare the pancakes to serve with soups, stews, or chili." Thanks to the McCormick spice company we can have the best of both worlds!
posted by pyramid termite
on Mar 3, 2003 -
Don't know how to cook?
You might find Cooking for Losers helpful, with new tips and recipes every day. Today:
Take one flour tortilla from the fridge and warm it slightly in the microwave. Spread a bit of cream cheese on it. Spread a bit of spicy sweet mustard on it. Top with a few slices of your favorite lunchmeat - pastrami, ham, turkey; this recipe does not work well with tofu products. Roll and consume. May be cut into multiple little rolly-things if more food is desired.
Share your own carefully hoarded recipes and be a guest loser.
posted by elgoose
on Feb 16, 2003 -
Let's talk French Toast.
I'm not going to deny that we LOVE pancakes here on MeFi...but I think that we need to expand our breakfast discussion repetoire. Personally, I've always found Mom's simple french toast recipe -- eggs, milk, bread, and that's it -- to be the best, but still, there's no shortage of places
on the web
to find french toast recipes
. Pass the maple syrup please!
posted by PeteyStock
on Dec 6, 2002 -
Betty Crocker makes it easy to eat well.
On her website she has (among other things) a dinner planner
, a page that figures out what groceries you need
for a given set of recipes, and my favorite, a page where you input your ingredients, and she tells you what you can make
with them! Everybody eats, and most of MeFi is just news or pop culture, so I think this is incredibly appropriate. What other uses do MeFites get out of the web, besides news, games, and their daily pr0n fix?
posted by taumeson
on Jun 20, 2002 -
The Washington Post recently featured an article
about soup maven Patricia Solley. I believe her comprehensive soup site
is going to become a regular destination for me. Where else can you find a recipe for Spock’s favorite soup
posted by Fenriss
on May 30, 2002 -