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Apr 14, 2009 10:41 AM

Karl S, kattyeyes, jfood and MMRuth were at my house yesterday and Will Owen will be here tonight :)

Yesterday for breakfast I fixed scrambled eggs the way Karl S touts. For lunch we had kattyeyes Reuben soup leftovers. Last night's dinner was jfood's short ribs and MMRuth's arugula salad. And I'm fixing a Will Owen pork shoulder recipe today. Tomorrow will probably be jfood's goat cheese ravioli (already in the freezer).

I feel like I know these people and other Chowhounds though we may never have a face-to-face. When I go to a cookbook these days, it's frequently Hazan's Classics because so many CHs love her (I do too). I tend to be a recipe follower and so this suits me to a T. I just thought I'd mention this because I'm sure there are plenty of like-minded 'hounds out there. It's a real community, isn't it? Kinda like having all your next door neighbors being really good cooks. Thanks to all of you and have a great day.

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  1. Hey -- I didn't get my invitation! : )

    Yes, this is a wonderful community and I feel like I have many fun and knowledgeable (and sometimes quirky) friends here!

    1. Sounds wonderful.
      Could you possibly put the links to these recipes up, so we can all check them out? Is any of them in the "Recipes" section of the site? I am especially interested in the ravioli and the arugula sald.

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      1. re: bxgirl

        MMRuth's salad is SO simple: arugula, good olive oil, lemon juice, shaved Parm, salt and pepper.

        jfood's goat cheese ravioli:
        Scroll down a bit cause I still haven't gotten the bit about copying a link and having it take you straight to the desired part :


        Kattyeye's Reuben Soup:

        Will Owen's pork roast:
        I've done this with every size from 4 to 8 #'s.

        Karl S (and others) scrambled eggs:

        And, no, I'm not a shill for any of them --- although I certainly could be :


        Oops, forgot jfood's short rib recipe:

        1. re: c oliver

          Those are some of my favorite Chowhounds too! It is funny how you feel like after reading posts for several years you get to "know" people. I bet it was a day of feasting.


          1. re: c oliver

            Thanks so much for the links. Now I'm gonna get busy!!!

            1. re: c oliver

              I looked at the scrambled egg post and really didn't see Karl's scrambled egg technique. I tried searching for it and found a very old thread where he used a double boiler. Is that it? The search isn't working very well, and I could only get one page of results, so . . .

              1. re: danhole

                I just re-read the thread and Karl S weighs in so you kinda have to read all of it and then see his comments. Two of the important parts for me is that the eggs are beaten very lightly, not the heavy beating I'd always done. It doesn't become a homogenous solution (pretty stupid way to describe but....). And then that it cooks reall y slowly. It takes quite a while to scramble eggs like this. I just keep pulling the mixture in towards the center. It IS kinda custardy (just the only words I can think of). But, hey, there's no law that you have to do it this way :)

                1. re: c oliver

                  C - I stumbled upon Karl S.'s technique in this thread. He uses a fork. Look at it:


                  1. re: danhole

                    Right. A fork for the mixing versus a whisk and then just lightly. And then a spatula for the cooking. I realized recently that the thread you link to is actually the one where I got most the technique. Thanks for putting it in as I got lazy :)

          2. Well, it was very nice to visit with you and Mr. O even if it was only in a soup crock! ;) When I grow up, I'd like to live in a real Chowhound neighborhood where we have progressive dinners walking house to house. Wouldn't it be grand? Won't you be my neighbor?

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            1. re: kattyeyes

              I'd LOVE to be your neighbor. Wouldn't we have fun???

              1. re: c oliver

                For sure! And we wouldn't have to worried about designated drivers, we could just "stagger home safely!" which is what we used to say to old friends when we lived in adjoining hi-rises. ;)

            2. Glad to have been there - and I don't have to add the calories to my food diary!

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              1. re: Karl S

                And none of those pesky thank-you notes!

                1. re: c oliver

                  Btw, those scrambled eggs are the next best thing to a souffle for supper...

                  1. re: Karl S

                    Dang, I'd forgotten about the souffle. Our older daughter is going to be here for a couple of days. Maybe you'll be coming BACK to our house this week! Now if I can just figure out how to turn that tomato sauce into soup :)

              2. Jfood is glad to make others' lives a little better in these crazy days. Having a great dinner with family and friends is second best to a big hug from them. Sharing the recipes that have brought smiles to Jfood's table with others who appreciate the little things in life makes jfood's day a little better.

                Jfood is happy you tried and liked some of his dishes and thanks for the kudos.

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                1. re: jfood

                  It's the sharing, isn't it, that just enhances the whole experience? All the best, c