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  • MichelleMichelle California
    Freddy said:
    @Chinaski I had not heard of it, but I'll be damned if I didn't end up having it for dinner at my best friend's last night. They were going off about this feta block pasta recipe they saw on Tik Tok. It wasn't very good to be honest. Not terrible, but way over hyped. Main problem was it was too acidic, and I'm not sure what you could do about that since there isn't an easy way to introduce carrots.
    Couldn't you pre-cook the carrots and stir them in?  
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Freddy said:
    @Chinaski I had not heard of it, but I'll be damned if I didn't end up having it for dinner at my best friend's last night. They were going off about this feta block pasta recipe they saw on Tik Tok. It wasn't very good to be honest. Not terrible, but way over hyped. Main problem was it was too acidic, and I'm not sure what you could do about that since there isn't an easy way to introduce carrots.
    really good to know @Freddy. i plan to add spinach, and a protein that could maybe balance out the flavors like pancetta or crumbled italian sausage (i think the fennel would be a nice pair). we shall see.
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Chinaski said:
    Freddy said:
    @Chinaski I had not heard of it, but I'll be damned if I didn't end up having it for dinner at my best friend's last night. They were going off about this feta block pasta recipe they saw on Tik Tok. It wasn't very good to be honest. Not terrible, but way over hyped. Main problem was it was too acidic, and I'm not sure what you could do about that since there isn't an easy way to introduce carrots.
    really good to know @Freddy. i plan to add spinach, and a protein that could maybe balance out the flavors like pancetta or crumbled italian sausage (i think the fennel would be a nice pair). we shall see.
    That sounds soooo good.  Bacon would also be an incredible addition to this dish.
    Chinaski
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited March 15
    @Michelle Not sure. From my understanding you use raw carrots specifically to draw in the acidity as it cooks. With most red sauces you discard the carrots. I love stewed carrots, so I just eat mine as an appetizer. Ha ha.

    @Chinaski The version I had did have pancetta. It helped a little, but still didn't balance it out like I thought it would.


    ChinaskiMichelle
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Chinaski said:
    Freddy said:
    @Chinaski I had not heard of it, but I'll be damned if I didn't end up having it for dinner at my best friend's last night. They were going off about this feta block pasta recipe they saw on Tik Tok. It wasn't very good to be honest. Not terrible, but way over hyped. Main problem was it was too acidic, and I'm not sure what you could do about that since there isn't an easy way to introduce carrots.
    really good to know @Freddy. i plan to add spinach, and a protein that could maybe balance out the flavors like pancetta or crumbled italian sausage (i think the fennel would be a nice pair). we shall see.
    You read my mind. Pancetta would be amazing with this. I also was thinking spinach and maybe mushrooms. But that could be too much. 
    ChinaskiMichelle
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    @Freddy - what kind of pasta noodles did your friend use? not that that would make it less acidic obviously, but i'm just curious. i'm going with orecchiette aka 'little ears pasta'.
    Michelle
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Chinaski said:
    @Freddy - what kind of pasta noodles did your friend use? not that that would make it less acidic obviously, but i'm just curious. i'm going with orecchiette aka 'little ears pasta'.
    Bowtie/Farfalle. That was the best part. It had great texture and consistency. Just weird flavor.
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Freddy said:
    Chinaski said:
    @Freddy - what kind of pasta noodles did your friend use? not that that would make it less acidic obviously, but i'm just curious. i'm going with orecchiette aka 'little ears pasta'.
    Bowtie/Farfalle. That was the best part. It had great texture and consistency. Just weird flavor.
    Did they maybe overdo it on the tomatoes?
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Michelle said:
    Freddy said:
    Chinaski said:
    @Freddy - what kind of pasta noodles did your friend use? not that that would make it less acidic obviously, but i'm just curious. i'm going with orecchiette aka 'little ears pasta'.
    Bowtie/Farfalle. That was the best part. It had great texture and consistency. Just weird flavor.
    Did they maybe overdo it on the tomatoes?
    @freddy just wanted soup :D
    cdriveMichelle
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Got some old world food. 3 stages of tear down: 


    Michelle
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    edited March 16
    Okay, the Pineapple on Pizza debate has long divided this forum. Whether you are on the right side or you think it's bad, I think that we can all agree that the author is correct here and THESE people need to be removed from polite society. https://rare.us/rare-humor/peeps-on-pizza-peepza/
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    As an Italian I am deeply offended. Can I get them cancelled?
    MurderbearKela15
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Peeps are trash on their own! that's just wrong smh.
    MurderbearMichelle
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Murderbear Well, I don’t even know what it is because they won’t even let me look at it. So their xenophobia makes me hate them regardless! 


    Murderbear
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    @Dee it's basically this garbage. barf!

    Peeps Pizza Is an Easter Food Tradition Gone Horribly Wrong - Eater
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chinaski WTF is even happening here - are those Peeps? 
    Kela15
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    @Chinaski WTF is even happening here - are those Peeps? 
    sadly, yes. :|
    Kela15
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    Yes. It's a........sigh......Peepza. THEIR WORDS NOT MINE!
    ChinaskicdriveDeeMichelle
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Freddy said:
    @Chinaski I had not heard of it, but I'll be damned if I didn't end up having it for dinner at my best friend's last night. They were going off about this feta block pasta recipe they saw on Tik Tok. It wasn't very good to be honest. Not terrible, but way over hyped. Main problem was it was too acidic, and I'm not sure what you could do about that since there isn't an easy way to introduce carrots.
    alright, i made this tonight and here's my take. it was pretty good, and easy. first off, i didn't think it was too acidic at all. however i didn't use as many tomatoes as the video (i went 10-12 oz over 21oz). i mixed in crumbled italian sausage which was a nice protein balance and pairing. i also added some of the pasta water to help thicken the sauce and bind the noodles together. i never thought of feta as a cheese to cook in this way (usually served cold with salads) and it melted better than i expected, but that feta tang just popped a little too much and was a bit overpowering imo. would i make this again? probably not, but i'm glad i tried it.
    Freddy
  • Even Kenji Lopez Alt made the tomato feta pasta (and he nerds out on the reasons he thinks it's a good recipe) .... I might need to try it out.



  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    MrX said:
    Even Kenji Lopez Alt made the tomato feta pasta (and he nerds out on the reasons he thinks it's a good recipe) .... I might need to try it out.



    haha i watched that this afternoon! he hella nerds out on explaining cherry tomatoes. then again he always nerds out when he talks about tomatoes. :D
    MrX
  • Chinaski said:
    MrX said:
    Even Kenji Lopez Alt made the tomato feta pasta (and he nerds out on the reasons he thinks it's a good recipe) .... I might need to try it out.



    haha i watched that this afternoon! he hella nerds out on explaining cherry tomatoes. then again he always nerds out when he talks about tomatoes. :D

    Haha for sure - read his BLT manifesto if you never have (and make a BLT once it's tomato season!):



    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    MrX said:
    Chinaski said:
    MrX said:
    Even Kenji Lopez Alt made the tomato feta pasta (and he nerds out on the reasons he thinks it's a good recipe) .... I might need to try it out.



    haha i watched that this afternoon! he hella nerds out on explaining cherry tomatoes. then again he always nerds out when he talks about tomatoes. :D

    Haha for sure - read his BLT manifesto if you never have (and make a BLT once it's tomato season!):



    i haven't read but def plan to. i mean cause after all.. "A BLT is not a bacon sandwich. It is a tomato sandwich.."
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS EXISTED!?!?!


    ChinaskicalebthrowerMichelle
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Evergood pineapple sausage, heated and sliced, tossed into green salad mix with some bbq sauce as the condiment rather than any sort of dressing.  It's. so. good.
    cdrive
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    MrX said:
    Fried chicken sandwiches. Marinated the chicken in pickle juice before frying. Nom nom.




    Freddy brought this up today during Working Wednesdays and I totally forgot you dropped this genius method on us earlier in the year! Gotta try it!

    MichelleFreddy
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited June 10
    I’ve started making pickles since my wife has been growing cucumbers.  Here is batch #1 from last month, batch #2 done today on 6/9 (nice), and this crazy Total Recall Kuato cucumber!  :D






    DeeChinaskiMichelleFreddy
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    cdrive said:
    I’ve started making pickles since my wife has been growing cucumbers.  Here is batch #1 from last month, batch #2 done today on 6/9 (nice), and this crazy Total Recall Kuato cucumber!  :D






    Oh damn! I've been noodling with the idea of making pickles for a while now, but I wasn't sure where to start. Are they awesome?
    cdriveFreddy
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @cdrive My daughter would be jealous - she’s pickle-crazy. 
    cdriveFreddy
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    @Dee The kids are alright.  Good for her, man we love some pickles in this house.

    @Garthgou81 do it! They are indeed awesome. My family are big into pickles (Texas Germans) and I got high praise on my 1st batch.  But they eventually became too tangy so I adjusted adding more water. Hopefully batch 2 will be even better.  It’s easy to get started - here is the recipe I’m using: https://www.themediterraneandish.com/quick-pickled-cucumber-recipe/

    The author notes she likes hers with more zang so if it’s a bit too much go 1:1 vinegar to water which is what I’m doing on this next batch.
    Dee
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