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Food Talk

Hi Everyone,

Seems as though we always end up talking about food, cooking, drinks, etc., whenever we read Dottie's books, so here's a place to keep all those thoughts on one page.

Reply to this thread with your favorites, recipes (Twinksista? This means you, too!) and any links you might want to share.
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Re: Food Talk

LOL - Could it be because there's always mention of food throughout the books? :smileyvery-happy:

It's a great idea, and I'm looking adding some recipes!
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Re: Food Talk



LizzieAnn wrote:
LOL - Could it be because there's always mention of food throughout the books? :smileyvery-happy:

It's a great idea, and I'm looking adding some recipes!




OK - I quit smoking and hit that "personal summer" stage of life and make my living sitting on my fanny so therefore I am STARVING all the time and gaining weight anyway! I conclude therefore that writing about food causes weight gain. Talking about it is my cardio for the day. Whew! I feel thiner already!


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Baklava and Tzatziki sauce

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Since we're in the Greek mood...Here is my favorite Greek dessert: Take your pick!

http://web.foodnetwork.com/food/web/searchResults?searchString=Baklava&site=food&searchType=Recipe&g...

Also, Gyros, I'm crazy for...but I've never made them. But the sauce that goes on it is to die for...actually it's good just as a dressing on a salad. Pretty easy. Slice your meat (if you make it - lamb)and serve on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese.


Tzatziki Sauce:
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced

Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Message Edited by KathyS on 07-15-2007 10:24 PM
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Re: Food Talk



Stephanie wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Seems as though we always end up talking about food, cooking, drinks, etc., whenever we read Dottie's books, so here's a place to keep all those thoughts on one page.

Reply to this thread with your favorites, recipes (Twinksista? This means you, too!) and any links you might want to share.




Stephanie - do we know anyone at Good Morning AMerica? I heard over the weekend that they are filming in Charleston this Friday and are looking for authors who cook!


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Re: Food Talk

Dot,

I don't, but I think you should give them a call! That would be a hoot, and then we'd get to see you in action!
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I can see it now! The networks will be buzzing! The phones ringing off the hook! GET DOT FRANK HERE, NOW! WE WANT HER FOR A OUR NEW COOKING SHOW! Can't you picture this?! :smileyvery-happy:
p.s....do you think she'd do it? :smileywink:

Kathy S.

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Dot,

I don't, but I think you should give them a call! That would be a hoot, and then we'd get to see you in action!


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Re: Baklava and Tzatziki sauce



KathyS wrote:
Since we're in the Greek mood...Here is my favorite Greek dessert: Take your pick!

http://web.foodnetwork.com/food/web/searchResults?searchString=Baklava&site=food&searchType=Recipe&g...

Also, Gyros, I'm crazy for...but I've never made them. But the sauce that goes on it is to die for...actually it's good just as a dressing on a salad. Pretty easy. Slice your meat (if you make it - lamb)and serve on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese.


Tzatziki Sauce:
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced

Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Message Edited by KathyS on 07-15-2007 10:24 PM




Sounds good!
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Stephanie wrote:
Dot,

I don't, but I think you should give them a call! That would be a hoot, and then we'd get to see you in action!




Turns out it's CBS - but ya;ll should watch if you can because Charleston is so pretty.


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Re: Food Talk



dotfrank wrote:


Stephanie wrote:
Dot,

I don't, but I think you should give them a call! That would be a hoot, and then we'd get to see you in action!




Turns out it's CBS - but ya;ll should watch if you can because Charleston is so pretty.


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Re: Food Talk



Stephanie wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Seems as though we always end up talking about food, cooking, drinks, etc., whenever we read Dottie's books, so here's a place to keep all those thoughts on one page.

Reply to this thread with your favorites, recipes (Twinksista? This means you, too!) and any links you might want to share.




Well, Stephanie; what else is it when you have got the best reading n the world. What is next, F O O D !
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Re: Food Talk



dotfrank wrote:


Stephanie wrote:
Dot,

I don't, but I think you should give them a call! That would be a hoot, and then we'd get to see you in action!




Turns out it's CBS - but ya;ll should watch if you can because Charleston is so pretty.




I know, I have been and its a beautiful city.
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Re: Food Talk/ u go girl

Speaking of food, I would like to brag on someone in here and hope she doesn't mind. Miss Cindersue lives up Chicago way and works for a historical society, which is cool enough but, I try to donate to that historical society a little when I can and so I get their newsletter of events and things. Welllll, I just got one today and read about a Pie Baking Contest they had in her home town. And guess who won the Celebrity Judge Choice Award- judged by the Mayor, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Director of same and an officer of the police dept??? drumroll please....for her Blackberry Sour Cream pie, Miss Cindersue! WELL DONE! :smileywink: Congrats there girl. I am sure we can all appreciate a good pie. :smileyhappy:
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Congrats, Cindersue!

Well done! Does this mean we get the pie recipe? Please, please, please??? I love blueberry pie!
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Re: Congrats, Cindersue!

Kathy,

I'm sorry, I just can't resist ...

I'm betting you could sub in blueberries, but Cindersue's is a blackberry pie. Your blueberry loving tastebuds are fogging up your glasses! :smileyvery-happy:

Cindersue: Congratulations! That's way cool. I always wanted to enter a cooking/baking contest, but I've never had the nerve.

I'll second Kathy's request, can we have the recipe, or is it a secret, because it's a prize winner?
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Re: Congrats, Cindersue!

Oops! Sorry, Cindersue for the blunder! It's been so darn hot here, my glasses do get fogged up, or maybe I drooled on them before I put them on! I love any kind of berry pie, and blackberry is right up there with blueberry. Er...maybe it's just pie in general I like? Or food.....?

Kathy S.

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Kathy,

I'm sorry, I just can't resist ...

I'm betting you could sub in blueberries, but Cindersue's is a blackberry pie. Your blueberry loving tastebuds are fogging up your glasses! :smileyvery-happy:

Cindersue: Congratulations! That's way cool. I always wanted to enter a cooking/baking contest, but I've never had the nerve.

I'll second Kathy's request, can we have the recipe, or is it a secret, because it's a prize winner?


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Re: Food Talk/ u go girl

Want my blackberry sour cream pie recipe? LOL For a small donation to the historical society I'll be glad to give it to you. ROFL JK :smileyvery-happy:

It's an old family recipe ... not! :smileywink: I had to bake a couple of pies for our pie event, and I had not a clue what to bake. (I wasn't even at the event.) I was at my physical therapist (for rotator cuff treatment) and I said, I need to bake two pies, it has to be quick and simple. What should I do? :smileyindifferent: She said, well, my favorite is blackberry sour cream. She printed a recipe off the internet and said, this is close to what my mom makes. So, I made them (also caught an error in the recipe, said flour when should have been sugar), and I won! LOL Now you know my secret! I will send it tomorrow as I'm upstairs and it's down. Thanks for the applause! hehehe :smileywink:
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Re: Congrats, Cindersue!



KathyS wrote:
Well done! Does this mean we get the pie recipe? Please, please, please??? I love blueberry pie!




Blueberry anything is my favorite, too Kathy! :smileywink:
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Re: Food Talk/ u go girl


cindersue wrote:
Want my blackberry sour cream pie recipe? LOL For a small donation to the historical society I'll be glad to give it to you. ROFL JK :smileyvery-happy:

It's an old family recipe ... not! :smileywink: I had to bake a couple of pies for our pie event, and I had not a clue what to bake. (I wasn't even at the event.) I was at my physical therapist (for rotator cuff treatment) and I said, I need to bake two pies, it has to be quick and simple. What should I do? :smileyindifferent: She said, well, my favorite is blackberry sour cream. She printed a recipe off the internet and said, this is close to what my mom makes. So, I made them (also caught an error in the recipe, said flour when should have been sugar), and I won! LOL Now you know my secret! I will send it tomorrow as I'm upstairs and it's down. Thanks for the applause! hehehe :smileywink:




Cindersue that terrific! Congratulations! Does your PT know that you won with her recipe yet? :smileyhappy:
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Re: Food Talk/ u go girl

Cindersue that terrific! Congratulations! Does your PT know that you won with her recipe yet? :smileyhappy:




ROFL, yes she does. My last appt. was the following Tuesday. I brought her a blackberry sour cream pie. I said, Natalie, we won! :smileyvery-happy: While I was finishing up, she gave me a slice of the pie, my very first piece! hehehe :smileyvery-happy:
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