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    1. Duck eggs

      I bought a dozen duck eggs from the farmers market this week, hoping to add some pizazz to any dishes with egg this week. Was wondering if anyone had recommendations for dishes where duck eggs...

      I bought a dozen duck eggs from the farmers market this week, hoping to add some pizazz to any dishes with egg this week. Was wondering if anyone had recommendations for dishes where duck eggs really shine or take it up a notch? Scrambled eggs will be on the menu this weekend. I have heard baking with these eggs is recommended as they have more yolk and are richer.

      12 votes
    2. What would you do with 30+ kg of fresh tomatoes, and counting?

      So the garden plot has succeeded beyond my wildest expectations, and I can't give away enough tomatoes, tomatillos, and hot peppers. I'm averse to the risks and expense of home canning, but...

      So the garden plot has succeeded beyond my wildest expectations, and I can't give away enough tomatoes, tomatillos, and hot peppers.

      I'm averse to the risks and expense of home canning, but otherwise open to suggestions. There's a wide variety of heirloom cherry (if you can get seeds for "Brad's Atomic Grape", they taste amazing), Roma, and beefsteak types.

      Tomatillos are getting roasted and made into salsa verde for freezing.

      I'm going to make freezer salsa rojo, but any other suggestions or favorite recipes are welcome. [I do have a dehydrator, but that seems like cheating.]

      15 votes
    3. Food in New Orleans?

      Hey All - Spending the month of July in New Orleans and it just occurred to me I could get some great rec's here. Anyone have any suggestions for places to eat/drink that aren't the usually...

      Hey All - Spending the month of July in New Orleans and it just occurred to me I could get some great rec's here. Anyone have any suggestions for places to eat/drink that aren't the usually touristy spots? We aren't afraid of spice, and love baked treats as well. Would welcome any recommendations. Thanks!

      10 votes
    4. What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat?

      Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan...

      Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan stuff becoming more popular, food companies are all trying to make the taste and mouthfeel imitate meat. Nice for a meat lover turning vegan, not so much for someone who never liked meat to begin with.

      I've tried tofu and soya chunks, but they both had the aforementioned problem. Coarse soybean meal is the only very high protein (>50%) thing I can handle, as when cooked it closely resembles one of the few meat products I used to eat without a problem: ground beef/meat.

      Are there any foods that are of softer consistency? Something similar to beans, cheese, or fish, perhaps.

      I should mention that I live in Europe, so any US specific brands/chains may or may not be available here.

      14 votes