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|Friday, April 27th, 2007|
Crossposted to foodfriendly polygreeks fringescience
Geia sas. I'm just taking a break for awhile. I've been working really hard to promote these four communities just about everywhere. Hopefully, we'll have some new members join. If you're new here, each of these communities have alot of posts from me. You might find some of these interesting, so check them out. The exceptions are Dolphinlist, where I haven't really posted anything and Fringe Science, which is pretty new and where I plan on starting a discussion very soon. Ok, off to relax and then maybe get back to posting. That, or I could eat some snacks while listening to Hal read about Greek divination. See, now the post relates to all the communities. rofl Sorry guys, I'm yawning here...
|Tuesday, April 24th, 2007|
Oh manges! Well, um, last week, I didn't have snacks, as you may remember. Today, I have pizza gold fish, extra cedar gold fish, coloured plain gold fish, pretzel gold fish, a large bag of lightly salted potato chips, a box of snickerdoodles, two boxes of chocolate and a box of frozen pretzels! Mom well, she kind of went a little nuts. So now that I have enough for the whole block,. Oh yeah! And now Mom just told me she'd share her Italian ices with me! And did I mention the two cups of iced cream in the freezer? The first is chocolate chip mint, and will probably go in my Dandy Blend and the second is vanilla with cherry, which Mom will probably eat. Damn! Maybe I'll finish this all by the time I become a Greek citizen, over ten years from now. As you can see, we don't exactly believe in dieting around here. Btw, the gold fish were in the normal sized boxes, not the huge ones. , laters, I'm still laughing!
|Friday, April 20th, 2007|
Best Nonalcoholic Drinks
What are the best nonalcoholic drinks that you've ever had? They could be something you bought or made. I love my Shop Rite iced tea, but probably the best drink I've ever had is diner coffee with iced cream and sometimes a mint pouch fromhttp://www.mintsnuff.com
It really makes all the difference in the world. The coffee has to be the right kind though, or it'll taste crappy. Some diners have it and some don't. We also have this water called Wussihikin (no clue how to spell it) that's Native American and it tastes like no other spring water I've ever had.
Opa! Let's have some fun! Now this is the kind of stuff I like!http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/snacks/
No nonsense here! Guys, if you find more stuff like this, please let me know. I'm obsessed with kitchen gadgits, especially the mechanical variety. I'm also still looking for organic snacks that are based on regular snacks with nothing taken out except the chemicals (and the cruelty and hormones if it's meat-based). They could be totally new ideas too, so long as they follow the guidelines below. I figured I'd give you all a chance to brainstorm.
1. Must not be reduced in fat or carbs, though may be reduced in salt.
2. Must be natural but not substitutes for regular snacks, ex, frozen yogurt for iced cream, fruits for chips, an all-vegitable snack. While cellery and carrots can be good, I'm not looking for any of that, though a dip is fine.
3. Greasy is good. Don't worry about collesteral here.
4. I'm not a candy person but I don't mind sugar, especially in baked goods.
5. Can be hot or cold.
6. Can be ready to eat or may need a little preparation.
7. Can be either commercially available or your own idea.
Ok, have fun. lol
|Wednesday, April 18th, 2007|
*Crossposted with modifications.*
Ώπα. Είμαι εδώ πάλι! I made dinner with Grandma and what a dinner it was! She made it just for me, but, uh, Miss Stickyfingers couldn't get her hands away! She made me an organic mushroom soup that was good, once I added seasoning. It was one of those frozen deals, and though the food was definitely real, it needed some flavours! I made it a bit too spicey, so I had some bread to fix that and all was well. Then, she put the manitaropita on the table and we both went absolutely nuts! Man oh man is that stuff delicious, and if I don't stop sneezing I'm gonna start shouting! Go away annoying cold! Δεν θέλω ένα κρυολόγημα! Uh, yeah. Like I was saying, it's basically mushroom and kefalogravieracheese in a white wine sauce wrapped neatly in phyllo dough triangles! So I was eating them "with gusto" as Grandma says, and she came over to the table. I asked her if she wanted one because it was really good and she said something like "well, it's good for you, I'll try a piece". Then, she bit into it and it became "I'll take four!" I was laughing so fucking hard! lol She did too! So between us, we finished nine of the 12 pieces. She made a delicious iced tea so we can have that tomorrow. We re'e'e'eally need to go to Kennleworth to pick up some more Greek stuff. They make the frozen things, like the one we had tonight, and my treasured galaktoboureko. Mmmm! Oh yes, life is sooo good! lol I love how my family says they don't eat Greek food and then gobble up everything that I make. Oh, and I got my Dandyblend the other day! It's sooo good, hot or cold. I love that stuff. Feels good to be able to have a coffee-like thing in the morning or whenever, since it has no caffeine.
|Sunday, April 15th, 2007|
I'm really in the mood for a snack but don't have anything. I ran out of potato chips and goldfish crackers (I would've gotten something organic, but ran into the usual problems) and my pretzels disappeared awhile ago, though I might still have some frozen ones. I'm not in the mood for sweets, though I'd take iced cream if I had it, especially Carvelle! I guess I could grab some kilbasi or spam or something. The spam would make a good snack. That's one of the very few American things that i really like. Damn! I just remembered that I have some Kalamata olives! Hmm, but no feta... And now I really want something with Tzatziki sauce! Um, I think I'd better go now before I get hungry for a meal! lol Update. I decided on the kilbasi and some provalone cheese.
A Good Indoor Grill or Something
*Crossposted to foodfriendly
Does anyone know a good alternative to the George Forman grills? we have a few of them lying around, but I don't want to use anything that drains the fat content of the food I cook. Any suggestions? Thanks.
|Wednesday, April 11th, 2007|
Greek Herbal Goodness
I wrote this for my PolyGreeks community while on the subject of coffee, but couldn't help thinking of pawpower4me
and her wonderful tea entries. I talked about my coffee switch and recommended thecoffeefool.com to them, and then had this to say.
"Of course, if you hate coffee altogether, you can always go to http://www.greekolivewarehouse
and get yourself some Greek mountain tea. If you've never had it before, it's different from any tea you've ever had, and that includes loose teas like chamamile! This stuff comes in a bag and is still attached to the sticks! You have to pull it off. But oh that taste. It's difficult to describe, but it hits the spot every time. Anyway, while there, check out the oregano in bunches! I converted strictly to Greek oregano ages ago, but it was the kind in the shaker. Well, this one friend brought me some dried oregano, and Mom and I went completely nuts! You might want to consider this as a serious offering to the gods, that's how incredibly good this stuff is. From the moment you open the bag, the scent attacks your nostrals and begs you to find something that needs oregano! now! and use it! lol Well, after a full day of Greek lesson yesterday and not much sleep, I'm ready for a nap." PS. Since I know someone will be asking me, I'll try that description again. The tea has a very distinct oder when it's being cooked and is very mild in taste but with a flavour unlike any other tea that I've ever tried. It goes wonderfully with Cretan honey (or any other natural variety I suppose). I'm not sure if it has any medicinal properties, but it's grown in the wild and can be found on Mt. Olumpos. Ok, bed now.
the 'shrooms of doom
They aren't really doom-worthy, I just call them that. I made them for dinner last Saturday, or was it Sunday-- anyway, my family loves them, so here is the recipe. Once again, sorry but I don't measure things exactly, I am a pinch of this and a dab of that kind of cook.
first take about 15 mushrooms, and pull the stems out. You can use the stems on steaks or in burgers, or just do like I do and feed them to the dogs, rofl.
One container of onion and herb cream cheese, and about 1/2-ish cup of grated parmason cheese. (put the canned kind away, and get the real stuff!
I stuff the mushrooms with the creamcheese and then sprinkle on the parmason. You can then rap the mushrooms in bacon that has been cooked about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way.
Hold the bacon on the mushroom with a toothpick.
Cook at like 450 for around 15 minutes or however long it takes for them to get that golden brown thing goin on.
eat them and saver! Current Mood: crazy
I know that I did not make this to be a dieting community, and I usually avoid substitutes for things, which reminds me that I still have to call the raw milk place! But anyway, as much as I adore coffee, I don't like the effects of caffeine on me, the most serious being that I can't sleep whenever I drink coffee at night. (Greek excluded for some reason). I also don't like the damned headaches that I sometimes get if I don't have my coffee or the occasional shakes that I get when I do. So I'm putting my sacred Nescafe on the shelf for awhile and getting something else. I've tried it before and it's really good. It has all of the energy benefits of coffee without the unwanted crap. it's all natural and instant. It's called Dandy Blend and it can be found here.http://www.dandyblend.com
Now does that mean I won't grab a coffee at the diner every once in awhile, or that I'll start going on and on to people about how they shouldn't drink it? No way! I smoke very little (maybe one or two cigs in a day, sometimes with days and weeks between), but I still enjoy tobacco and I'm still a smoker's rights advocate, so I'm not turning anticoffee any time soon. But man those frappes are gonna taste weird. Ok, I'm really hungry, so I'm off to grab an organic chicken dinner.
|Tuesday, April 10th, 2007|
Hello Out There in LJ Community Land
Ok, this is being crossposted to polygreeks foodfriendly
When I created these communities, I invisioned places where we all could talk, share ideas, and in some cases, debate. What's happening here is that I'm posting and either getting few or no comments and no one else is posting. I don't know much about math, but this = bad. So let's try to get some discussion going on the topics relevant to the three communities. Also, feel free to pass info on any or all of them to those who may be interested or to join yourself. I'm sure we have alot to say. We just have to start saying it!
|Friday, April 6th, 2007|
I've been meaning to post here for awhile, but kept putting it off for one reason or another. Anyway, I had the most delicious steak the other day. It was made with something called Ken's Greek Seakhouse or something to that effect. Ken's was the brand, I know that much. Now they may not sound authentic, but the tase was wonderful. The steak itself was free range and everyone, including my mother, noticed the difference. It was top round and my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I had something else, but it was too long ago for me to remember. See why it's important to post? I've also decided to get some more Twinings tea, preferably Earl or Lady Grey, since I'm in the mood for those. Remember when I showed youhttp://www.mightyleaf.com
Well, there's a coffee equivalent. Fortuniately, the prices are much better. But the quality is absolutely amazing.http://www.thecoffeefool.com
I've bought several of their brands and I adored them! This weekend, I've got loads of cooking to do. It's strange, because I'm not Christian and have no reason to celebrate Easter, and my family kind of does their own thing as far as religion. But Mom had the crazy idea that we should all cook something special. So I'm making my Hirines Brizoles (Greek pork chops), my korambiethes (Greek butter cookies) which Mom bought professional cookie sheets for since she loves them so much and my Greek tomatoe sauce with minced meat and olive oil. You can find all of these recipes back in the entries, and since there aren't that many, they shouldn't be too difficult to find. Anyway, I wanted to try some Koulourakia (Traditional Easter cookies) because i've never made them, but ah well. Mom's making a salad, which I won't be eating, since I'm not a salad person (not the way she makes it anyway) and joanie's making her lazania which I might taste. So, that's about it. More updates soon.
|Wednesday, February 21st, 2007|
Greek Independence Day Recipe Contest
So now I'm just relaxing, drinking a cup of coffee and thinking of my favourite time of the year, which is just around the corner. It seems like February always drags and that by the end, I'm always thinking of Greek Independence Day on the 25th of March. I'm starting to count down the days, even though I'll officially be doing so in four days. So I get really excited. This year I'm going all out! I'm putting my three by five foot Greek flag out in the front, where, hopefully, it'll stay until the weather gets cold again. I'm gonna play a patriotic tape that I'm in the process of making, play bouzouki, read history and drink either my nonalcoholic wine or my nonalcoholic champagne! But best of all, I'm gonna cook! And it's gonna be something absolutely delicious and mouthwatering to honour Ellada. So here's a contest I have in mind for my readers here. I challenge you to come up with a recipe for the occasion. It could be anything, from a simple snack to a sweet desert to a full meal. I'm really looking for original creative ideas. They don't have to be of Greek origin (as long as they're not Turkish) though if you have a traditional recipe, feel free to share it. Just let us know that this is what it is. For your own recipes, the rule is simple. It must be something that uses the white and blue colours. I was thinking perhaps cake or something with blueberries and cream (which would be white), and MOm thought of lamb tied with white and blue ribbons! lol It's a bit of a stretch, but it could work. As always, don't worry about fat content etc. Just go ahead and enjoy yourself with this one. I certainly will. I'll keep (and post) all of your recipes, but the one that I judge to be the best will be the one I actually use for my Independence Day celebration.
|Saturday, February 17th, 2007|
recipe for breakfast hotdish
I wanted to share the recipe that I just made. It is my favorite (or one of my favorites) cold weather dishes. It is soooo good
2 portabello mushrooms, chopped into nice size chunks
1 can olives chopped
1 small onion chopped
one half bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup garlic, diced.
2 links pre-cooked italian saucage chopped (I like the green onion and garlic kind)
1lb tenessee pride loose saucage made into little balls about the size of a cherry tomato
3 lbs shredded hash browns thaughed
1 pkg cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
in 6 qt crock pot lay down a pound of the hash browns. Then do a layer with the ground saucage and the one of the sliced pre-cooked saucages. Cover with another layer of hash browns. Then do a layer of onion, pepper, mushroom and olive, and put little dabs of cream cheese throughout. Then cover with another layer of hash browns. Then do another layer with cream cheese dabs, the other saucage link, and more veggies, as well as the garlic.
Then crack the 6 eggs on top making sure to not put them all in the same place. Cover the whole thing with the two cups of cheese and set the crock pot to high. cook for 6-8 hours checking frequently towardthe end. Serve either in a bowl or on top of toasted bagels. Current Mood: full
|Sunday, February 11th, 2007|
Finally! Someone Agrees
I just found this article and think that everyone should read it.http://byunews.byu.edu/archive05-Nov-intuitive.aspx
Steven Hawks is now one of my heroes! I love his ideas. To me, they're common sense. But I guess it took a doctor to get the point across. Hopefully, people will listen to him and stop being so ridiculous. Well, that's idealistic, so I guess the best I can hope for is that he makes more converts and that they start speaking out against the insanity that has taken over the world. I donno, all of this guilt over eating etc is so foreign to me. When I'm hungry I eat. When I'm not I don't. I've never eaten strictly for emotion's sake or anything. But I'll also admit that I've never really been into food. As a child, I was on sustical because I didn't want to eat, but it had nothing to do with weight. I just didn't like how it took forever and I wasn't a food person. Now, while I still dislike restaurants that take forever, it's usually because I want to get right to the food! lol My relationship with food is much better and I've learned not only to enjoy all sorts of things, but I've fallen in love with cooking as well! So are you an intuitive eater? After reading this article, do you intend on becoming one? Of course, those who can't eat certain things for medical reasons are different, so I'll modify it for you. Will you now eat the things that you can without feeling guilty? Also, is intuitive eating a part of Greek culture as well or have they fallen victim to the fat-negative and dieting stereotypes that plague America? Keep in mind here that I'm not suggesting people eat completely ridiculous amounts of food every day (a gallon of iced cream, three huge bags of chips/crisps etc), unless they just don't care and are aware of the risks, but they should be able to eat when and what they choose. That's the whole purpose behind me starting foodfriendly
Ok, off to have a chai latte and a sherbert vanilla iced cream mix, full-fat of course. If anyone can come up with other antidieting links, please post them.
Update. I've decided to add a few butter cookies *the store-bought kind* to the desert menu. It'll take awhile for the sherbert to defrost anyway. lol
|Wednesday, February 7th, 2007|
Two Recipes and Some Randomness
The other day, I wanted to make a steak. Everyone in my family uses the A1 Steak Sauce, but there's just something bout it that I don't like. While I love the smokey part, I don't care for the flavour of the sauce. So I started looking for either Greek recipes or Outback Steakhouse ones, since I love that place! But we didn't have all of the ingredients for the latter and the former were almost impossible to find. Luckily, Mom found our Greek marinade. It comes from a company called Evia Star and is a rub for fish, chicken, steak, pork etc, and it tastes wonderful! We added the marinade, and cooked the steak on the grill until it was medium rare, and it came out wonderfully! Even Mom liked it, though she only had a piece. Lately, I've fallen in love with this Chai Latte mix from Trader Joes. it is sooo good! All you do is add boiling water and a scoop of the stuff and opa! You've got yourself a paradise of flavour. Speaking of which, I haven't done these yet, but here are two recipes that I really want to try. The spelling is really off on the first one, but it's not my recipe.( Greek Butter Cookies (Kourambiethes)Collapse )
Here's the second one. As soon as I get my lazy ass up to call the people for the raw milk and get my cream, I should be able to do it! For raw milk info go here.http://www.realmilk.com( Greek Mashed PotatoesCollapse )
As you can see, that makes alot! So if anyone can please help turn it into normal measurements, that would be helpful. Ok, that's it for now I think. Off to have some camamile tea, the real thing not the bags.
Geia sas. Well, I've been promising and promising, and so here is the recipe for those famous French fries that Mom and I created one day. This one's all from scratch, and by that I mean that we used no other recipe for our inspiration. Also, as before, we never really measured it out, though Mom says that these measurements will do the trick. Cook and enjoy.( Greek FriesCollapse )
|Thursday, January 25th, 2007|
Do you enjoy a food that when you tell people about it, they say "what?" It doesn't have to be anything obscure, just something that most people don't understand. I like my hot dogs very burnt and crispy and my French fries very greasy, not so that they're floating in oil, but so that they're definitely coated with it. When I tell people about it most think it's disgusting. Mom even takes my fries out first, because she uses a paper towel for hers, which reduces the amount of grease, and of course, we leave my hot dogs on the grill longer so that they'll cook more. Oh, and another thing I do with hot dogs is cook them in oil (olive of course) when they're not on the grill. Very weird, but I love them that way. So what's your "weird" food?
Some Helpful Sites
I know we're not a dieting community, but that doesn't mean we can't eat full-fat organic stuff, drink nonalcoholic wine or good coffee, or smoke additive-free cigarettes. So in that spirit, here are( A Few Sites For You to EnjoyCollapse )
I was really hesitant about adding the smoking sites, since they don't directly relate to food, but since I know some of us like cigarettes with our coffee, I figured I'd provide that info too.
|Wednesday, January 24th, 2007|
What's your favourite snack? Mine is a toss-up between pretzels (both hard and soft) and crisps (potato chips). I also adore gold fish crackers, chips (french fries), and just pigging out on cold cuts like hard salami and cheese. But I guess it would be pretzels, since that's what I usually reach for when I want a late night or afternoon snack.