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The Cantina Cuisine – food talk, recipes and more

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Star Dude, Sep 16, 2016.

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    The Jelly is probably your best option or just eat them as they come if they are table grapes. Wine could be a option but there is more chance of things going wrong & then you would lose the whole crop. Do you know what variety they are as Table grapes & Wne grapes are different.

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    Yeah jelly would be good. The thing with homemade wine is you can make it out of anything but citrus. Citric acid kills the yeast. If need be I can add sugar, that would actually make it stronger. As yeast converts sugar into alcohol. The only thing you really have to be sure of is sterilization, if foreign bacteria gets in it will basically become vinegar.
     
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    It sure would! I've never been good at canning or anything like that, but my dad does it all the time. I'll have to shake him down for a couple.

    Oh yes, the cole slaw is a necessity for sure! I usually just add it straight to my pulled pork sandwich. It goes on my fish sandwiches too... must be the Pittsburgh in me, I guess.

    Speaking of... here is a Pittsburgh-style sandwich to get your Friday going. Specifically, Primanti's:

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    Kielbasa, fries, coleslaw, tomatoes, and onion.

    Legend has it that Primanti's started putting the typical sides of fries and slaw directly on their sandwiches to make it easier for the abundance of truck drivers passing through to eat their meal on the go. It's been a Pittsburgh favorite ever since.

    I'm just realizing that this thread has been lacking in "American" cuisine... I've got some catching up to do with all you folks on the other side of the pond. :D
     
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    Pizza time today!!
    Homemade pizza.
    I used to make my own dough but ever since i discovered you can buy some fresh in my local bakery i always use theirs. The secret to a good pizza is making a dough in large ammounts which is not possible if you make it at home.
    But the sauce most definitely must be home made. And no...you dont put ketchup on a pizza...lolz
    Passata dei tomati mixed with olive oil seasoned with salt and pepper and fresh/dried spice herbs like basil, thyme, persil, rosemary and oregano...
    For the toppings i use ham slices, zuchinni, fresh mushrooms and ofc mizzarella.
    I forgot to take a pic when it was done cuz i was so hungry and was posting shipping stuff, but here's a pic before baking:
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    That is looking awesome! I used to love making my own pizza, dough and everything. Fresh authentic ingredients. Its been several years, but I might have to try it again.
     
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    Dew it!

    God...I said this so many times in the past few days i fear i might turn into Palatine...lolz

    Whats your fav pizza topping?
     
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    Well tonight I have a good Sirloin Steak & salad with a nice Grillo from Sicily
     
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    I would do just a basic traditional style. Instead of sauce id use sliced tomatoes with a blended seasoning, sliced buffalo mozzarella, Genoa salami and basil. I've done a lot of experimenting, but I like it simple.
     
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    @DarthSnow ...Are Ya Former PGH ???
    I live now and grew up in Western Penna. ... yer Speakin' my (our) Language, Brother....
    GREAT FOOD !!!
    and YES. No Legend(s) ... You Got IT !!!
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    I STILL LIVE HERE ! Here I Am
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    For me.. I keep it simple ..... Still... Ham. Onions and Peppers and Onions in my iron skillet with some butter... Yum !!
    Sausage Gravy and Biscuits ... YUM !!!
    Some of them other resipies... Tooo Fanciful to me ... Even if they look/sound Good
     
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    @Addi Ras kind mod sir, we need a yummie rating in the Cantina...or at least a smiley.
    And a devil one to. :D

    @Ruralfarmboy all that sounds....yummie.
     
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    Breakfast this morn...
    Fried up bacon and onions in Iron skillet, boiled up grits with butter, dash or two of salt, several dashes black pepper and Lots of garlic.
    Ripped up the bacon an' added to my grits.
    Garlic toast buttered.
    Cup black coffee

    Gone.
     
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    Every Sunday morn, I make my lunch for the week (simpler that'a way). Pull one outta the refrigerator, put in lunch box and off to work.

    This week lunch'll be rice, browned ground beef, baked beans with lots'a gralic, peppers and onions.
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    That sound s also soooo good! The true essence of what Pizza is! I personally would just add some drops of good olive oil with a bit of garlic flavor on top when out of the oven.

    Damn, I just got a plain bun/role this morning with a slice of each cheese, tomato and cucumber from the wending machine down the hall. Your breakfast sounds zillions times better. Now I’m really starting to get hungry.
     
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    I used to cook and bake a lot, but since I've been a bachelor again, I either don't have time, or I end up throwing a bunch of stuff away. I do cook every once in a while. Tonight Catfish, Collards and Cornbread. Yeeee haaaaw.

    First the Catfish. I blended cornmeal with some Jamaican Jerk seasoning. It has a real good spiciness to it. Dip the catfish in water, then toss it in the cornmeal mix, then fry it. Simple, and quick.

    Collards are just plain old collards. If your kids dont like them pour some pickle juice on it. They love it.

    The cornbread is made as a dessert of sorts. You take Virginia apple slices, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and a little pure maple syrup and water. Put it all in a bowl, stir it up and let it sit for an hour. Then you take the slices, and add them to the batter. You can pour some of the liquid in there too.

    I can't for the life of me understand why some people don't like catfish. That's a terrible way to live.
     

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    I dont like catfish :oops:...or river fish in general...

    Except these made like this:
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    I think its name in englush is carp and it is made so that it is split in half, cleaned, seasoned then stuck onto branches made from acaccia, hawthorn or hazel tree and grilled over fire made from ash wood.

    Yummie!
     
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    Hah – and I thought I would be the only one. For me, most freshwater fish and shrimps have a flavor to them that I don’t like very much, a bit musty and earthy. That can become bit of an issue when visiting Vietnam, as a polity guest I so far refrained myself from turning down the plenty offered freshwater kind those guys are so fond of.

    Interestingly, salmon and trout are not a problem, but that’s maybe because they live part time in salt water. Especially when it’s prepared that way:
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    today I had tuna salad with some rhy bread...nothing special
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    It must be Fish day at the Cantina as tonight Iam having a Swordfish steak with new potatoes & a homegrown Tomato Salad
     
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    Oh & this is my crazy tomato plant

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    Now when your got this in May from my local garden centre it was on about 5cm high & as it was a cherry tomato plant I thought it would remain fairly small & I would get a couple of bunches of tomatoes which would be nice.
    Instead it gone completely nuts & I have about 80 Fracking tomatoes ripening which although I do like tomatoes & these taste fantastic s way more then I can eat.
    So Iam looking for some suggestions on what to do with all these tomatoes.
     
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    ...feelin' like pasta and sauce... maybe ...?
     
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