The Food Thread part 2

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It is currently fig season here in Australia, so there is no shortage of one of my favourite fruits. Each year I tell myself that I am going to make something marvelous with these figs - maybe fig friands, a batch of fig jam, or perhaps french toast with caramelised figs - but then I just end up eating them all in their most natural form.

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It is currently fig season here in Australia, so there is no shortage of one of my favourite fruits. Each year I tell myself that I am going to make something marvelous with these figs - maybe fig friands, a batch of fig jam, or perhaps french toast with caramelised figs - but then I just end up eating them all in their most natural form.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31/q72/s720x720/1614383_408832395927479_171091822_o.jpg
Oh, those are the type of figs we grew in our back yard growing up in Texas, it's too cold to grow them here. :frown: It never failed that every fig I was watching, waiting for it to be perfectly ripe and luscious, the morning I went to pick it, a bird had already ripped into it.
 
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It's almost St. Patrick's day here in the US. I just pulled out the Irish Soda Bread out of the oven.

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Having people over for corned beef and cabbage (and a game of Clue). It's not strictly traditional Irish, but then again, I'm not Irish! :)

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That looks yummy, Zz!

Reminds me of something my hubby made for me the other day:

http://assets.kitchendaily.com/styles/large/s3/purewow-whole-roasted-cauliflower.jpg [Broken]

Nope, it's not a brain :biggrin:, it's a whole roasted cauliflower. It was delicious!

Recipe here:

http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/spicy-whole-roasted-cauliflower
 
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That looks yummy, Zz!

Reminds me of something my hubby made for me the other day:

http://assets.kitchendaily.com/styles/large/s3/purewow-whole-roasted-cauliflower.jpg [Broken]

Nope, it's not a brain :biggrin:, it's a whole roasted cauliflower. It was delicious!

Recipe here:

http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/spicy-whole-roasted-cauliflower
That looks great!!

I cut the cauliflower or broccoli up into flat florets and bake at 400F until brown and crispy on both sides. AWESOME!!!
 
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That looks yummy, Zz!

Reminds me of something my hubby made for me the other day:

http://assets.kitchendaily.com/styles/large/s3/purewow-whole-roasted-cauliflower.jpg [Broken]

Nope, it's not a brain :biggrin:, it's a whole roasted cauliflower. It was delicious!

Recipe here:

http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/spicy-whole-roasted-cauliflower
I'm definitely going to be growing cauliflower this summer now. :!!)
 
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That looks yummy lisab:!!)
 
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That looks yummy, Zz!

Reminds me of something my hubby made for me the other day:

http://assets.kitchendaily.com/styles/large/s3/purewow-whole-roasted-cauliflower.jpg [Broken]

Nope, it's not a brain :biggrin:, it's a whole roasted cauliflower. It was delicious!

Recipe here:

http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/spicy-whole-roasted-cauliflower
I actually have had that. I don't know if your hubby drizzled it with olive oil. The one I had had that, and also a generous sprinkling of parmigiano reggiano.

Good idea. I think I need to do the roasted cauliflower at my next dinner party.

Zz.
 
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Woke up today and felt like doing breakfast. Fava beans with pita bread. A scent from the middle east. :!!)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/199/xkb2.jpg [Broken]

Edit: this is not the traditional way to do it, I like to add veggies to it. :p
 
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Woke up today and felt like doing breakfast. Fava beans with pita bread. A scent from the middle east. :!!)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/199/xkb2.jpg [Broken]

Edit: this is not the traditional way to do it, I like to add veggies to it. :p
Fava beans? I thought they only went with liver. :tongue:

To my knowledge, I've never eaten a Fava bean.
I'll have to find some.

I just bought my first batch of store bought kale the other day, steamed it, poured some olive oil over it, and sprinkled a few grains of sea salt.

It was like eating, um, home cooked nirvana. :!!)

ps. Someone just told me Fava beans are similar to Chickpeas. Is this true?
 
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Fava beans? I thought they only went with liver. :tongue:

To my knowledge, I've never eaten a Fava bean.
I'll have to find some.

I just bought my first batch of store bought kale the other day, steamed it, poured some olive oil over it, and sprinkled a few grains of sea salt.

It was like eating, um, home cooked nirvana. :!!)

ps. Someone just told me Fava beans are similar to Chickpeas. Is this true?
Nooooooooo! They are totally different.

chickpea_beans.jpg

This is chickpeas [also known as garbanzo, or Hummus]. Hummus is usually served as an appitizer, a snack, sometimes for breakfast. Moroccans add it cleverly to their couscous dishes.


Foul.jpg

This one here is Fava beans [known as foul in Arabic:biggrin:]. The traditional way to cook it is to keep it simple with cumin. Google for foul recipes if you wish, there are plenty of them.
 
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My mother bought fava beans at an import store when I was younger, they reminded her of being in France, I was not impressed, just a bean.
 
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Hmm, didn't know it's popular in France.
 
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They are, but since she grew up in Algeria, maybe that's were she remembered them from.
 
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Looks delicious, drizzle!
 
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I'm definitely going to be growing cauliflower this summer now. :!!)
If you grow it, you won't believe how delicious it is, it tastes like butter.
 
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If you grow it, you won't believe how delicious it is, it tastes like butter.
Oh. I've grown it plenty of times and you are correct. I haven't baked it however.

edit: as soon as I get a new photo hosting account, I'll post a pic of 6 chicks I got today. One looks like a Rogertoo.
 
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Oh. I've grown it plenty of times and you are correct. I haven't baked it however.

edit: as soon as I get a new photo hosting account, I'll post a pic of 6 chicks I got today. One looks like a Rogertoo.
Rogertoo? In the food thread? :frown:

I give you one Omfraction for that..... :grumpy:
 
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My mother bought fava beans at an import store when I was younger, they reminded her of being in France, I was not impressed, just a bean.
bolding mine

:cry:

I love beans.
 
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Rogertoo? In the food thread? :frown:

I give you one Omfraction for that..... :grumpy:
Well, Roger-one was food for a critter. Does that count?
 
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Well, Roger-one was food for a critter. Does that count?
Ok. Omfraction retracted....

ps. I just steamed the last of my kale, half an onion, and a nice juicy, um, "descendent of the dinosaurs" thigh.

pps. If I get fat, I'm blaming it all on whoever it was that posted that image of roasted cauliflower. grrrr.... I can see the Imgur images in my head: "Here's Jabba the N-Om, N-Om, N-Om, chomping on his 18th head of roasted C-flower today....."
 
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My mother bought fava beans at an import store when I was younger, they reminded her of being in France, I was not impressed, just a bean.
We call them garden beans, I don't think it's just a bean.. Fava beans must be pealed to remove their tough shell. A job I hate. They can be eaten with the rubbery membrane, but that's not so appealing.

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Woke up today and felt like doing breakfast. Fava beans with pita bread. A scent from the middle east. :!!)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/199/xkb2.jpg [Broken]

Edit: this is not the traditional way to do it, I like to add veggies to it. :p
Why are your beans brown :yuck: Surely not the way I know them.
 
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Cause they were dried first?

Besides, they are tasty, why are you judging on the color?... Racist. :biggrin: :tongue:
 
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Cause they were dried first?

Besides, they are tasty, why are you judging on the color?... Racist. :biggrin: :tongue:
Call me racist, but I don't eat fava beans unless they look like this. You don't know what you're missing out on! One you go green, you'll never eat another color bean :biggrin:
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