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Well. . . my walk in is my fridge. Anyway, following is what I have, and need to use up ingredients asap. 

 

Leftover Jasmine rice. About 2 servings as a side or as a refried thingie or filler

A block of feta cheese

half a bunch of spinach

Plenty 'o' celery

a bunch of parsley

a bunch of mint leaves

onions, red and white, one each

garlic

white cabbage

remnants of a red and orange bell pepper - amounts to about one medium pepper. 

about 1 1/2 cups of baby portobello mushrooms

1 Lime/ 1 lemon

blueberries

2 apples

grapefruit 

 

I also have a couple of specialty cheeses - humbolt and caprini tartuffo. Both of which need to be consumed asap. Cheese and crackers only go so far. I'm starting to feel like a bloated goose waiting for slaughter. 

 

My partner is gone so she left me with all this stuff I need to eat. Doesn't have to be in one meal, but she's gone for 10 days. I can get other ingredients (proteins - i.e. fish meat fowl(no duck)) to supplement if needed. 

 

Any ideas that combine more than two - four/five/six of these perishable ingredients? operable word being "perishable." The more the merrier. Consider this a mini challenge? 

post #2 of 18

Salads. Spanakopita. Fried rice. Duxelle. Fruit tart.

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post #3 of 18

Apple-Cabbage slaw with citrus based dressing

I want to use that mint, so nice during a heat wave...IDK..maybe infuse a lemonade?

 

mimi

 

# I like these pantry challenges!

post #4 of 18

Cabbage rolls

 

Greek salad (alot can go in there )

 

Get some minced pork  and wonton wrappers and go to town , jazz that filling up.

 

As for the fancy cheese ? Slice up an apple , open up a bottle of wine , put your feet up, take a bite and talk to us . biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 18

1. Quiche (I do that all the time when too much stuff in the fridge)

Add in this order to a frying pan until softened, leaving a bit of time after each addition; chopped onions and celery, garlic, bell peppers, portobello. Leave to cool. Use a sheet of puff pastry or other prefered pastry dough, fill with the cold fried mixture, crumble in some feta, add chopped parsley.

Fill with 50/50 milk/cream adding 2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk per 200ml of milk/cream. plenty S&P!! In the oven @ 200°C/400°F for 30 minutes.

(No need to prebake the pastry, just keep the oven temperature quite high.)

 

2. Rice pudding

Beat some cream to peaks, gently add to rice with sugar, grated apples but add some lemon juice to apples, add bleuberries. Add mint (not too sure about that)

 

3. Salad Cut thin strips from the cabbage, add grapefruit after peeling (you may know the term peler à vif?). Little bit of mayo or yoghurt.

 

Time to shop!

post #6 of 18
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What a coincidence.  I have frozen homemade potstickers in the freezer along with a whole spinach quiche. We made both before she left. That's where the leftover spinach came from. 

 

The fruit is going into morning dairy free smoothies. Leftover veggies in omelets with feta but I still have a big piece left and I don't usually have eggs every day. 

 

All great ideas, thanks!! Keep 'em coming!!

post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by petalsandcoco View Post

As for the fancy cheese ? Slice up an apple , open up a bottle of wine , put your feet up, take a bite and talk to us . biggrin.gif

Ok, Petals. Here I am. Apples and cheese, and a glass of Cotes Du Rhone, Parallele 45. And the caprini tartuffo is...divine. And I don't use that word often. 

post #8 of 18

Chop up most everything (except the cheeses) and dump them into a big blender, probably with some ice cubes.  You will have one he!l of a smoothie. Drink it to accompany the cheese on some crackers. Problem solved. wink.gif

 

I'm not being entirely facetious - ever since I bought a VitaMix, we have been making smoothies with pretty much every conceivable combination of veggies and fruit. They have mostly been quite good, even the seemingly unlikely ones. Great way to soak up some of the healthy things you really don't like very much.

 

Mike
 

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post #9 of 18
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Ok, Petals. Here I am. Apples and cheese, and a glass of Cotes Du Rhone, Parallele 45. And the caprini tartuffo is...divine. And I don't use that word often. 

Divine ? smoking.gif

 

 celery +  parsley + onions + red and orange bell pepper  + 1 lemon + 2 apples = waldorf   alla Jake ( a toss of mayo & walnuts)

 

now about the duck.......


Edited by petalsandcoco - 6/21/13 at 8:41pm

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post #10 of 18
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now about the duck.......

Hmm. Ok. What about the duck? It's too damn expensive here in NY. I'd love to try a duck. Any which way, but I can't seem to get my hands on one without giving up a kidney. Mine, that is. 

post #11 of 18

Nasi goreng:

Fry the onions and cabbage with a bit of meat if you have.

Add chili's or chili paste, garlic and some soy

Put in your fried rice and keep stirring till heated through and through

Serve with a fried egg on top.

 

 

Fry onions, garlic and mushrooms

Add the chopped spinach

and serve with pasta

Better when you also add bacon, and you could add cheese as well

 

Quiche

 

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post #12 of 18
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Hmm. Ok. What about the duck? It's too damn expensive here in NY. I'd love to try a duck. Any which way, but I can't seem to get my hands on one without giving up a kidney. Mine, that is. 

I was trying to  be facetious. I thought You didn't like duck.

 

Shame Jake, you should be here when it's open duck season. I'll post pics this fall for you.

It's cloudy here , overcast, and I'm sipping Pinot and listening to "Blondie ", Heart of glass - , Why ?  I have no idea....looking for a beat.

 

 

DC posted some soft shell crab pics (Dinner thread)  and let us know that it's in season right now ( I believe he lives in New York- not sure ) , now I would love to see the price of those go down here.

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post #13 of 18
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I was trying to  be facetious. I thought You didn't like duck.

 

Shame Jake, you should be here when it's open duck season. I'll post pics this fall for you.

It's cloudy here , overcast, and I'm sipping Pinot and listening to "Blondie ", Heart of glass - , Why ?  I have no idea....looking for a beat.

 

 

DC posted some soft shell crab pics (Dinner thread)  and let us know that it's in season right now ( I believe he lives in New York- not sure ) , now I would love to see the price of those go down here.

Oh yes. I like duck but not easily available. I've never actually cooked one. Maybe I should splurge and buy one. . . Definitely doing soft shell crab. 

 

And what's this about blondie. . . ?

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Have you ever pumped up the volume on a good song while reading threads ? I stumbled upon Blondie , a singer from the 70's , she had a few other good tunes . Actually I like just about any kind of music if I'm in Zee Mood.
Believe it or not , I'm now past that and onto Henryk Gorecki : symphony of Sorrowful Songs Op. 36 . Just about one of the most haunting and enchanting songs. It can bring tears, it almost feels like you can't breath at some points in the song....



What other creations have you been working on ?
I will be making spring rolls tomorrow , haven't made those is awhile , with pork & shrimp. If it all works out and should , it will be posted in Ordo's pork challenge,
We will see .

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post #15 of 18

If you can abide frozen, it's worth checking Chinese/Vietnamese markets for reasonably priced duck.  I love that some of them are labeled "old duck." Those are pretty big. There are also smaller, young ducks available.


Edited by ChicagoTerry - 7/8/13 at 12:35pm
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If you can abide frozen, it's worth checking Chinese/Vietnamese markets for reasonably priced duck.  I love that some of them are labeled "old duck." Those are pretty big. There are also smaller, young ducks available.

Hmm. Good idea. I'll check out Chinatown or out in Flushing, where there are a multitude of asian markets. I like duck but have never cooked it myself. 

 

@petals - I know Blondie. I remember the theme song to the movie American Gigolo, with Richard Gere. Now it's Gorecki? Nice. I wish my classical section were bigger than it is. I have a lot, but I know a helluva lot more about jazz than classical. What am I up too? I got blue eggs at the farmers market so I've been making poached eggs as a result of the recent thread. Hmmm. I also have a few dishes I wanted to post to the challenge but they seem pedestrian compared to what's going on. I can't do a spit, don't have an outdoor grill or smoker, and my kitchen over the last week probably averages over 100 degrees, so I'm trying to keep things simple and fast, trying to keep the creations down to quick sears or fast cooking times, if any at all. It's too bad I don't have central air. :( Tonight is a salad with rotisserie chicken from a peruvian place down the street. It's excellent. On that will be corn, bell pepper, avocado, red onion, maybe some croutons, (but that will require a hot oven so I guess not), and cilantro with a lime vinaigrette. Maybe some cumin or coriander seed. Any suggestions to round it out? Ginger maybe?

 


Edited by jake t buds - 7/8/13 at 12:59pm
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Jake, don't fret, I don't have a smoker , nor a spit, unless I use my friends. But I have to say that the pork thread is justa smokin' hot !

 

Central air ? Just Blow a big fan on you and sip a margarita and think ocean breeze.

Speaking of Peruvian, I drove by a restaurant  that opened up not too far from my folks, I'll let you know how the food is when I stop in. As for your dish.....

Cumin ? Yes with lots of coriander. I have a thing for avocados lately, don't know why ? And big white sweet onions. If you add ginger it would overpower the subtle flavors of some of the other ingredients ( my opinion). I think what you have there is pretty much the whole deal.

 

Blue eggs ? I don't see them often here. Are they a lot different in taste ? Have you ever poached eggs in chicken bouillon ? (or using a flavor cube)

 

When you speak of jazz, are we talking BB King jazz (esp with Eric Clapton-  ) ?

I like Nina Simone ...sugar

Cyndi Lauper : How Blue Can You Get ? http://youtu.be/ZV-Kc3qlMSI (her latest Memphis Blues album)

New jazz : Melody Gardot : I have all her stuff. http://youtu.be/ExkWicvA3L8  (saw her live last year)

And a whole lotta of other jazz....

 

 

Jazz is just so relaxing. Your top 3 songs ?

 

By the way, I will be posting my pics of those spring rolls tomorrow. Nothing like what everyone else is posting but it DOES have pork in it, so it counts ! biggrin.gif

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post #18 of 18
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Thats funny petals. I have the margarita thing down...crazy.gif

 

Check the "what did you have for dinner" thread later. I'll post pics of what it turned out like. No. No ginger but I added jicama. I don't usually make more than two poached eggs at a time so using stock seems like a waste, but I will try a bullion cube. It's only one. . . The blue eggs' yolks were thicker and more velvety. Orange in color. They tasted great - more eggy in the yolk but the whites were basically the same. Since they were at room temp (90 degrees!!) they were done in like 2.5 - 3 minutes in swirling water. I didn't bother to strain them like the video that was posted. I'll have to eat them instead of baking with them because they were $6 a dozen!

 

I can't just pick three songs, but have a listen to this : 

 

 

Or this by Chet Baker. The linked youtube is the whole album -

 

 

Haven't made spring rolls in a while, but I never soak the wrappers as long as what is prescribed. They always break. Now that you mention it, I should make them again since they don't really require much heat. Just enough to cook the shrimp.

 

And suffice it to say that this thread has transformed, because those ingredients in my pantry are long gone!!!

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