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Hi y'all!

Talkin' bout me?

Yeah, I love chicken livers!

I can't wait to fry them with cornstarch like I heard about in another thread!

Crispier I hear!

I love beef liver too!

Hmmm that pate' and fois gras thing is a bit over my head... but I bet I'd like em if they got liver in em!

:)

haha

They most definitely are crispier with cornstarch - no comparison.

Foie gras IS liver. Pure duck or goose liver that is lightly sauteed and often served with a fruit compote or marmalade. My last foie gras was in Croatia in May and it was served with a peach compote. Delicious!

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Yesterday was Canada Day.

It was barbecue off and on all day. Burgers, dogs, steaks, veggie kabobs and quinoa flatbreads. Black bean and corn salad, potato salad and a new cabbage salad that turned out fantastic. It was shredded cabbage, dried cranberries, cashews and red onion slices with Avocado Jalapeno dressing.

Between firings some of us trekked downtown to see a concert,

I got whacked in the shin with a skateboard, owwie, and on the way back ran into a bunch of young gentlemen with nearly nothing on, all of their muscles outlined in black sharpie. Invigorating.

Tossed some firecrackers off the balcony and nearly hit a cop car that just appeared out of nowhere.

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Glad to hear I'm not the only CLL. :lol: I'll have to try breading them in cornstarch or maybe cornmeal the way I cook fish.

I made black bean soup yesterday, with chicken broth I'd frozen from my last roasted chicken, black beans, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, chunks of potato, salt, and some cumin. I had it with more of the baby bok choy and froze containers of it for lunch.

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I've been away from home for several days (dog/housesitting) so have not been cooking. Instead, I did all the cooking before coming out. Very simple tonight:

Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Lemon-infused Rice

Broccoli Slaw

Strawberries

Can't wait to do serious cooking at home in a few days! Though I do LOVE it out here in the country... :)

So how do you infuse rice with lemon? Just sprinkle the juice on, use the rind, what? That sounds so good! Maybe lemon basil?

Anywhoo, I made cheese lasagna in the crockpot last night! It works great! Does fall apart a bit scooping the edges, never was good at getting a lasagna to hold together. Really intensifies the flavors, it was almost too tomato-ey.

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So how do you infuse rice with lemon? Just sprinkle the juice on, use the rind, what? That sounds so good! Maybe lemon basil?

Anywhoo, I made cheese lasagna in the crockpot last night! It works great! Does fall apart a bit scooping the edges, never was good at getting a lasagna to hold together. Really intensifies the flavors, it was almost too tomato-ey.

All you do is add freshly-squeezed lemon juice into the water along with some zest. I usually throw in a bay leaf or two. And you can infuse rice with keffir lime leaves - even better! Brilliant. I've also done this with orange juice/zest.

Cooking your rice in carrot juice and fresh herbs is also very good. Same with tomato juice.

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tonite is:

grilled chicken breasts w/blackberry balsamic glaze

herbed rice noodles

red cabbage n carrot salad <found a recipe on the interweb

the other night:

foiled flounder (butter, garlic, thyme, lemon)

broccoli foiled with butter

BLACK RICE <never had it before - very sticky but tasty like wild rice

trying not to turn on the stove or oven, lolz

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OK - am now back home so I get to cook.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Thyme, Garlic and Rosemary with Homemade Mint Sauce

Hasselback Potatoes (with bay leaves)

Drunken Leeks

Grilled Black Plums with Cardamom

Edited: There's been a change. We are now having deviled eggs with brandy and sherried garlic mushrooms instead of the leeks. Cleaning out the fridge! :)

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Oops haha tonight we're having homemade spaghetti sauce, with spaghetti sauce and homemade gluten-free biscuits!

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OK - am now back home so I get to cook.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Thyme, Garlic and Rosemary with Homemade Mint Sauce

Hasselback Potatoes (with bay leaves)

Drunken Leeks

Grilled Black Plums with Cardamom

Edited: There's been a change. We are now having deviled eggs with brandy and sherried garlic mushrooms instead of the leeks. Cleaning out the fridge! :)

Even still, you are making food "drunk", and I like it! :)

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Even still, you are making food "drunk", and I like it! :)

Yes, very! Sherry and brandy - mmmmmmmmmmm. I don't drink much at all but I sure do enjoy alcohol in cooking. :P

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Yes, very! Sherry and brandy - mmmmmmmmmmm. I don't drink much at all but I sure do enjoy alcohol in cooking. :P

I hear you,sister!

Burgundy, marsala, port, sherry, brandy, cognac, bourbon, white wine, etc.....I use them often.

and I sample :lol:

Julia would be proud of me.

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YAAAY!! whoohoo!! IH is standing and applauding you!!!!

If I had an emoticon that showed a little cheerleader waving pom-poms, I'd post it here. (I am such a techno geek)

We need a good cheer emoticon! I want a clapping one too. clapping.gif

Grass fed beef burger with mushrooms on Canyon Bakehouse bread and baby spinach salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar tonight.

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Garlic crostini with goat cheese and balsamic/herb marinated roasted peppers and tapenade

Grilled Burgers with sauteed onions and mushrooms on Cheesy rolls (still thanking MarilynR for those! :wub: )

Grilled Baby potatoes and asparagus

Herbed Mozzarella and tomato salad

Watermelon chunks with feta cheese and mint

Blueberry Custard Pie

Champagne (it's a family tradition )

Well, Sylvia, there goes that 3 lb. weight loss.

Sora's muu muus better show up soon. :D

Maybe I'll try to walk it off backwards in the pool..........

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Garlic crostini with goat cheese and balsamic/herb marinated roasted peppers and tapenade

Grilled Burgers with sauteed onions and mushrooms on Cheesy rolls (still thanking MarilynR for those! :wub: )

Grilled Baby potatoes and asparagus

Herbed Mozzarella and tomato salad

Watermelon chunks with feta cheese and mint

Blueberry Custard Pie

Champagne (it's a family tradition )

Well, Sylvia, there goes that 3 lb. weight loss.

Sora's muu muus better show up soon. :D

Maybe I'll try to walk it off backwards in the pool..........

Sounds yummy!!! Well, at least you lost 3 lb., which I think is more than I can say! laugh.gif

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