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Is it the picture or are they darker color than normal? The last time I had oysters they were not that dark in color.
The picture is pretty true to color. They're luscious, Uncle-A.
 

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The picture is pretty true to color. They're luscious, Uncle-A.
I don't question the taste I was just curious about the color. I think the last ones I had were blue point oysters and I guess they were just lighter in color.
 
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House guests were coming and I decided to make a NYT recipe for sesame noodles. It turned out to be disappointing. But there were some nice side-effects, since it motivated me to visit one of Portland's Asian markets. That was a happy experience. One of the things I picked up there (because the recipe called for "chili crunch") is seen in the photo below. On second tasting, I really like it. But seriously, someone upstairs was looking out for me when I decided to pick this jar off the shelf and not the nearly identical-looking one labeled "spicy." Pfffff. Signed, Lightweight
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House guests were coming and I decided to make a NYT recipe for sesame noodles. It turned out to be disappointing. But there were some nice side-effects, since it motivated me to visit one of Portland's Asian markets. That was a happy experience. One of the things I picked up there (because the recipe called for "chili crunch") is seen in the photo below. On second tasting, I really like it. But seriously, someone upstairs was looking out for me when I decided to pick this jar off the shelf and not the nearly identical-looking one labeled "spicy." Pfffff. Signed, Lightweight
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If you are interested in that line of stuff. The Lao Gan Ma (LGM) brand is very reliable. Less trendy but much cheaper.
 
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If you are interested in that line of stuff. The Lao Gan Ma (LGM) brand is very reliable. Less trendy but much cheaper.
Funny you should say that! First the Momofuku WAS quite expensive for what it is. You are spot on there. They had another brand - can't remember which - that I looked at. It had a lot more extraneous ingredients so I passed it over. But I will look agan in thirty or forty years when I've finished off this jar.

Meanwhile I did get the Lian How sesame paste. How did I do there?
 
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They are OK. You do know the cold sesame noodle sauce is mostly peanut butter, eh.
It can be. I don't like the sweet supermarket peanut butter. I didn't have any pb in the house so I went with this. It was different but good as far as it went. The dish had other issues.
 

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My wife isn't a big burger fan. Too heavy, too big. This summer though, I stumbled across a smash burger video. I'd had a few at Five Guys, but never really thought about it as something to make at home. So I tried it, and my wife now has me make them every couple of weeks, and especially if we have visitors. A messy process, so I do it outside. These are Oklahoma onion burgers, which is basically a smash burger with a sh!t ton of very thinly sliced onion smashed into it.

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My wife isn't a big burger fan. Too heavy, too big. This summer though, I stumbled across a smash burger video. I'd had a few at Five Guys, but never really thought about it as something to make at home. So I tried it, and my wife now has me make them every couple of weeks, and especially if we have visitors. A messy process, so I do it outside. These are Oklahoma onion burgers, which is basically a smash burger with a sh!t ton of very thinly sliced onion smashed into it.

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PBR is a nice retro touch! That and Yuengling are my current go to cheapo beers. I went to grad school at Wisconsin so I drank many of those local brands that are made there.

The Lookout Tavern at Killington makes a good smash burger.
 

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It can be. I don't like the sweet supermarket peanut butter. I didn't have any pb in the house so I went with this. It was different but good as far as it went. The dish had other issues.

Straight sesame paste can be brutal.

As an alternative to store bought PB. You can get shelled raw peanuts with skin from Asian markets. Roast and grind your own. Those peanuts are great as a snack plain roasted. Much cleaner tasting than store bought roasted/fried peanuts.
 

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Tonight's summer dinner from the garden. Stuffed small peppers grown in our garden With our own kale and our own peaches salad, and our corn. Peppers are petit marseillais pepper, Jimmy Nardello pepper, and King of the North Bells quartered. Stuffed with gruyere cheese, onions, panko bread crumbs, egg, and locally produced Italian sweet sausage. Perfect for a late summer meal.

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Trader Joe's has knockoff Momofuku noodles and chili crunch. I haven't tried the Momofuku original chili crunch but I found the TJ version icky and inedible due to crunch and heat factors.
 

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Les Petits Farcis

Tonight's summer dinner from the garden. Stuffed small peppers grown in our garden With our own kale and our own peaches salad, and our corn. Peppers are petit marseillais pepper, Jimmy Nardello pepper, and King of the North Bells quartered. Stuffed with gruyere cheese, onions, panko bread crumbs, egg, and locally produced Italian sweet sausage. Perfect for a late summer meal.

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Truly garden to table dining, looks good.
 

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Trader Joe's has knockoff Momofuku noodles and chili crunch. I haven't tried the Momofuku original chili crunch but I found the TJ version icky and inedible due to crunch and heat factors.

Should do your own with fresh ingredients. The local Asian store or Weee carries all that stuff. Much fresher and cleaner tasting.
 

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I have family visiting from NC and we went to the city today. I thought it would be nice to show them one of the icons of eateries.
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Corned Beef on Rye with Mustard is a classic NYC deli sandwich.
 

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