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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2014) Nominations

L.Nightshade May 20, 2014 05:51 PM

Time is certainly flying by…
So here we are, ready to nominate June's Home Cooking Dish of the Month.

May's dish is galette, and there are some beauties posted here:

Now it's time to take a break from making galettes and think about what you'd like to make in June. You can take a look at all the prior Dish of the Month threads here:
And you are welcome to contribute to these threads at any time.

What do you want to cook in June? Remember that a dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation.

Nominations will be open until May 26th at 10pm Pacific time (1 am on May 27th Eastern time, and 5 am May 27 GMT). Please nominate your dish using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (If you discuss the dish elsewhere in the thread, please type it in lower case. This makes it easier to count the dishes in caps, without counting extra nominations for one person.)

You may nominate more than one dish. And if someone else nominates a dish that you wish to support, just reply and type the name of the dish in all caps. The dishes with the most nominations will move on to the voting round, where each person only gets one vote.

If you haven't joined us before, feel free to jump in!

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  1. alliegator RE: L.Nightshade May 21, 2014 01:02 PM

    Not sure what the technical definition is exactly. But June brings a juicy abundance, and it's a great snack or light lunch on a hot day :)

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      MidwesternerTT RE: alliegator May 26, 2014 11:43 AM


    2. LindaWhit RE: L.Nightshade May 21, 2014 01:33 PM

      Gonna try this again so I can join in the reindeer games. :-)


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        linguafood RE: LindaWhit May 22, 2014 04:26 AM

        Ditto. Really, any ASPARAGUS prep (salads, steamed or roasted or grilled with sauce or without) would be a-ok with me. Doesn't get more seasonal than that.

        1. re: linguafood
          GretchenS RE: linguafood May 22, 2014 01:52 PM

          Except won't it be mostly over by then? Depends on the region I guess but I don't think the local stuff here has much longer.

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            linguafood RE: GretchenS May 22, 2014 01:54 PM

            Ah, good point. Here in Germany (where I currently am), the season is over June 24, which would cover most of the month.

            But I don't know what it's like in the various US regions.

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              nothingswrong RE: linguafood May 22, 2014 06:45 PM

              It will be good here in SoCal for another month or so.

              I agree with ASPARAGUS, but think it should be any preparation.

              1. re: nothingswrong
                L.Nightshade RE: nothingswrong May 22, 2014 08:27 PM

                OK folks, looks like I need to reiterate the guidelines...

                While asparagus, any preparation, sounds like a great idea for a thread on the Home Cooking board for this time of year, this is the DISH of the month. To make it a dish, we need some idea, however vague, of an ingredient and a method of preparation. Asparagus is an ingredient. It could be a soup, a galette, a salad, a stir fry, a pickle, etc. etc.

                We can move ahead with with sauced asparagus, for those of you that are putting that dish forward. Those that are just saying asparagus need to declare a dish or join up with the sauce people.

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                  nothingswrong RE: L.Nightshade May 23, 2014 10:42 AM

                  Sorry! I'll join the bandwagon then.

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          nothingswrong RE: LindaWhit May 23, 2014 10:42 AM


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            MidwesternerTT RE: LindaWhit May 25, 2014 06:38 PM


          2. jpr54_1 RE: L.Nightshade May 22, 2014 03:38 AM

            in Jewish cooking- a kind of sweet or savory pudding of noodles or potatoes

            1. herby RE: L.Nightshade May 22, 2014 11:43 AM

              What about PAELLA in June? Could be made in doors and out, with seafood or chicken or sausages or all of the above. It is a one pot dish that is great for entertaining and will make nice leftovers for the next day. I love making it in the summer and contemplating buying a paella pan.

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                BigSal RE: herby May 22, 2014 04:11 PM

                Great idea! PAELLA

              2. GretchenS RE: L.Nightshade May 22, 2014 01:51 PM

                gonna try PICKLED SEASONAL VEGETABLES again

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                  L.Nightshade RE: GretchenS May 23, 2014 09:50 AM

                  PICKLED SEASONAL VEGETABLES. I think this could be quite fun!

                  1. re: L.Nightshade
                    GretchenS RE: L.Nightshade May 23, 2014 12:31 PM

                    Have you seen the pickle recipes in the current Fine Cooking? They really piqued my interest!

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                      SarahCW RE: L.Nightshade May 24, 2014 10:15 AM

                      PICKLED SEASONAL VEGETABLES I've been wanting to try my hand at this, so I'm game! I also just got a book about pickling veggies, so I should be able to find something to try!

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                        jpr54_1 RE: SarahCW May 24, 2014 11:45 AM

                        what is the title of the cookbook?

                  2. jpr54_1 RE: L.Nightshade May 23, 2014 04:31 AM


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                      ecclescake RE: jpr54_1 May 26, 2014 02:00 AM


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                        jpr54_1 RE: ecclescake May 26, 2014 05:56 AM

                        there are so many vegetables to choose from
                        onions, daikon radishes, cucumbers,peppers, jalapeno chiles, tomatoes, garlic the list goes on and on.
                        pickled vegetables are my favorite things to prepare

                      2. re: jpr54_1
                        mcsheridan RE: jpr54_1 May 26, 2014 11:50 AM

                        PICKLED SEASONAL VEGETABLES

                      3. Berheenia RE: L.Nightshade May 23, 2014 06:38 AM

                        GRILLED VEGETABLES

                        This could address the asparagus issue too.

                        1. boyzoma RE: L.Nightshade May 23, 2014 11:45 AM

                          PASTA SALAD

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                            Berheenia RE: boyzoma May 24, 2014 08:11 AM

                            I agree but there is already a current and active thread on Home Cooking for Pasta Salads that has me drooling on the keyboard. I can't wait until June!

                          2. MidwesternerTT RE: L.Nightshade May 25, 2014 06:38 PM

                            RHUBARB BAKED DESSERTS

                            My first-harvest from the backyard patch will happen this week - at last.

                            1. SwitchingGenres RE: L.Nightshade May 25, 2014 07:13 PM

                              I love the PAELLA idea. Any excuse to buy a paella pan.

                              1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 25, 2014 09:52 PM

                                Approximately 24 hours left until nominations close; get your ideas and preferences in now while you can!

                                1. MidwesternerTT RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2014 11:43 AM

                                  ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

                                  1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2014 10:02 PM

                                    Nominations are now closed.
                                    The voting thread will go up tomorrow, I'll post a link here when it's up.
                                    Thanks everyone!

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                                    1. re: L.Nightshade
                                      L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 27, 2014 09:40 AM

                                      The voting thread for June is now up here:

                                    2. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade Jun 20, 2014 12:13 PM

                                      The nomination thread for July's Dish of the Month is now up here:

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