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    Columbus, OH; Dallas sometimes

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  1. dcandohio

    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Chicken tostadas with sharp cheddar cheese, tomatoes, homemade pickled red jalapenos and lettuce.
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    New Orleans, LA

    From Schaefer and Rucish on Lake Avenue in Bucktown.
  3. dcandohio

    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    I am taking a shift of care duty for my elderly and fragile parents. Surprisingly, tonight they wanted chicken quesadillas. I was assembling the ingredients on the round tortillas before putting them in the skillet, when my mom crowded the galley kitchen with her walker, looked at them, and said, "I thought they were supposed to be triangular." After I cooked them and cut them into wedges and served them on her plate, she said, "See! I told you they were supposed to be triangular." Yeah. Ok.
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    I use Uber and Lyft frequently. If I am going to drink, I don't drive. There are destinations here in Fort Lauderdale where parking is so expensive and such a pain that using rideshare is easier. Finally, an Uber to and from the airport is cheaper than the cheapest airport parking if I am going to be gone more than three days. I have noticed that Uber is getting more expensive and service is getting worse.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    A lamb shoulder steak marinated in red wine and garlic, pan seared. Roasted potatoes, red and yellow peppers, and green olives. I wanted to eat early to try to re-establish a routine I keep losing, and then my neighbor called and said "come down for a drink." Two drinks later I began my meal two hours later than anticipated. Life is good.
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    Chicago, IL

    I'm in the Second City now for a quick weekend which includes a matinee of Hamilton. Both Revival Food Hall and French Market food hall are delightful. Great spaces, lots of choices. Check hours because I don't think either opens on Sunday. Revival isn't open on Saturdays, either.
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    Lunch - The Mid-Day, Polyphonic Food Blog

    We had lunch on the beach yesterday while watching the Fort Lauderdale air show. Mini bell peppers halved and stuffed with a salad of diced tomatoes, diced carrots, chopped olives, salami and Parmesan in a garlic vinaigrette. Deviled eggs St. Andre cheese and crackers Peaches
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    I love it on salads. Good on hummus, too. Hope you like it!
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    In the interest of full disclosure, I feel compelled to report that tonight for dinner I had popcorn. At least it was not the microwave variety.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Indian inspired dinner: Early yesterday morning I marinated pork loin chops tandoori style (yogurt, ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, curry powder, vindaloo seasoning, cayenne). At the hair salon afterward, I read about one pan meals. Inspiration! So last evening, I put the marinated chops on a sheet pan with yellow squash and kale, which is what I had in the refrigerator. I tossed the vegetables in olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Also, I squeezed lemon over the chops. I cooked everything at 450 for about 12 minutes and served the vegetables over rice with coriander chutney. The kale got kind of crispy and it reminded me of the Palak chaat at Rasika (a bit of a stretch - but now I want to experiment with kale chips using Indian seasoning). The chops were juicy with a credible Tandoori flavor. A surprisingly easy and satisfying Indian inspired meal that was really healthy.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Grilled hot Italian sausages on toasted rolls with grilled onions. Potato salad dressed with olive oil, white wine vinegar, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Marinated cucumbers.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    The rain stopped in time for me to grill out for my best friend's birthday dinner. We started with tatziki and carrots for dipping. I made a salad of kale and arugula with blueberries and sliced almonds and a blackberry vinaigrette. I seared fillets on a cast iron skillet and accompanied them with an artichoke casserole. Dessert was Keylime pie from Publix.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    I used my homemade chicken stock to make a pot of Portuguese Caldo Verde, or kale and potato soup. I did not think I would be able to find linguiça here in the culinary desert of Fort Lauderdale, so I used a little bit of really good bacon instead. It is a very simple soup except for the labor of finely shredding all of the kale, which has to be done with a sharp knife. I used to spend time in Portugal, and the soup brings me right back.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Last night I finally took all of the hoarded frozen chicken bones and added them to the carcass of a grocery store rotisserie chicken, and made stock. So now I have to decide what happens next, and I'm thinking about a chicken chili.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    A riff on Thai larb salad and cold sesame noodles: "coodles" (cucumber ribbons created with the Vegetti) and shredded roasted chicken topped with sliced red jalapeños, cilantro and chopped peanuts. The dressing consisted of ginger garlic paste, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, sesame oil, hot chili oil, peanut butter and salt. The dressing needed the funk of fish sauce, which I thought I had, but I did not. It was pretty tasty and the cucumber noodles kept it quite light. I am going to remember this when the Florida summer heat becomes too oppressive for real cooking.