I feel like lately, I’ve made a few things that have called for dashi. It can be hard to find, so I was super excited when Food52 posted a recipe, and now I can make my own!
2. Wine in Cans
Would you drink wine from a can? I certainly would… Don’t judge me for that. Plus, this Underwood Pinot Noir is one of my favorite budget wines of the moment. Plus it’s made in Oregon. Oregon Pinot Noir – does it get better than that? Yes. In a can.
3. Fire Cider
This fire cider recipe is very intriguing to me… I don’t always feel like folk remedies work, but this one seems like it has EVERYTHING you’re usually told to eat when you’re sick or getting sick. Also, the idea of adding a couple dashes to a cocktail seems pretty interesting too. I’ll be keeping this around for cold season.
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I often have the problem (no, seriously) of transporting my baked goods – finding a tupperware that things fit in or a box or holding a hot pan/dish on my lap in the car. I am asking for a PieBox for my next birthday for SURE. (Also, there’s a CakeBox, if that’s more your style.)
This edition of weekend finds is full of seriously useful articles and tips. Not just fun restaurants to try, but things that are actually good to know. Also, the polar vortex has hit Portland. Let’s get to it.
I don’t know that I’ve ever sent back a dish at a restaurant. Members of my family, who will go unnamed, definitely have. I honestly don’t know if I could have the gumption to do it! But now that I work at a restaurant, I realize how often it happens, simply via miscommunications and misunderstandings. Let me tell you, your server will be way nicer, and is way more likely to comp you a dessert or something, if you are kind about sending a dish back.
I have long been looking for a good resource for Indian food. I’ve been hurt (only emotionally) by internet recipes many times in my search for a Murgh Makhani recipe that mildly resembles the heaven that Swagat makes (if you haven’t been, I recommend it). Not only does this Butter Chicken recipe look good, but a lot of her recipes look good. Maybe it’s time for another try?
5. What wine to bring to a dinner party when you have no idea what’s for dinner
This is a serious issue. Very serious. Everyone experiences it. You’re going over to a friend’s house for dinner, you ask what you can bring, and they say, “Oh, just bring a bottle of wine!” And then you want to text or call and say “What are we having?” “Red or white?” “Do you like Riesling? Dry or sweet?” But then you’re pestering them while they’re slaving away making you dinner. I don’t know that I would ever bring sparkling wine over for dinner, unless it’s a special occasion, but I love these recommendations for what wines go with most things. And as far as lighter reds go, this Underwood Pinot Noir from Union Wine Co. in Oregon is one of my (very affordable) favorites right now.