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About deangold

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  • Birthday 08/29/1957

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    Opera, Sondheim, wine
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    Annandale Adjacent

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  1. Toast thanks to Mrs DanielK with cream cheese, lox, capers, onion. Wow is that bread good!
  2. Softshells. Spot thinks we are cooking then to torture him. Pan sauteed dusted with flour & Grotto spice rub. Served with spaghetti w/homemade ramp butter & ramp pesto. Bread courtesy of DanielK's wife. Wine was Alcesti Bianco from Sicily. Nice, simple white to go with the spicy and rich crab. A higher quality wine would have been lost. Spot was so put off his food by our tormenting him that he finished all his pizza, ate all his evening chow, and told us he would see us at 3am.
  3. The strawberry shrubs are mostly done. I used different vinegar pairs for each. The white sugar was balsamic & champagne vinegar. The turbinado was with sherry & rice wine. The dark brown sugar has the least strawberry flavor and I vinegared it with Red Wine and Seasoned rce vinegar that you usually use for Japanese cooking. That came out interesting but I am not sure. The shrub extracted in the balsamico & red wine vinegar was with no sugar. I added all the rich brown sugar simple syrup I had. I forgot I used all the brown sugar, so I used some Lyle's Golden sugar and a littl
  4. I am sorry, but the current Post article to me seems to be the kind of exposure to the causal nature with which white people accept racist behavior. I had customers at the Grotto and Dino make comments about my staff based on race. They were kicked out or told off in no uncertain terms. I banned a regular customer from Dino over his unacceptable statements towards a team member of mine with visible challenges. It is unacceptable and you cannot accept it. Here was a quasi official affair and something unacceptable happened. When two BIPOC called out the woman in blackface, the hosts
  5. The lychee is a characteristic of the Musque clone. The use of certain yeasts can exacerbate it. I like it in low oak styles.
  6. I scored some soft shells live from Cold Country Salmon. I am making crab pats for a couple of Grotto customers to pick up tonight. Contactless pick up of course. So we decided to quality control the crabs as soon as we got them. We took two, I cleaned them {cutting the face off a live crabs always gives me the creeps} and coated them in a mix of flour & Grotto spice mix. I pan fried them in olive oil and they came out pretty deliscious. It was good to get back into cooking crabs as there are some adjustments I will make in how I handle them tonight. Very juicy, very heavy, lots
  7. Atwater bread homemade ramp butter, grated parm regginao, grotto spice rub, salt. Toasted until bubbly. Spot was angry at Kay because she respected him to wait until 15 minutes before his breakfast time to feed him. How unreasonable. I leave it to you to decide who I am referring to.
  8. Korean BBQ inspired dinner. Local pork belly unseasoned and done in the yaki niku grill. Roasted local veggies: purple cauliflower, kohlrabi, daikon, red radish, broccoli, carrots from Linda Vista, Barajas, Spring Valley. All seasoned with olive oil, grotto spice rub, S & P. Doenjang, gochujaru paste, salt & sesame oil. Japanese salt pickle with leaves {kohlrabi, radish and outer Chinese cabbage,} slicing cukes, soy, mirin and persimmon vinegar dressing. Baby new potatoes from Spring Valley. We wound up toasting them on the grill and making Ssam. Potatossam
  9. I used the one in the Cusinart recipe book with mods. It is based on using a 1.5 quart batch. start with the Mexican style chocolate recipe. increase the vanilla to 1 TBSP. If you can get the double fold vanilla, use 1-1/2 tsp vanilla and 1-1/2 tsp old grandad or some other budget priced GOOD bourbon. I used more pepper but it was Aleppo and I used over a tablespoon of mixed fresh ground spices: Allspice, clove, a little black pepper, a tiny bit of black cumin, Ceylon cinnamon, Aleppo flakes. I started with less and added moe to taste. This was added as I scalded the milk and let i
  10. It is hard to be the first one to speak out so I am glad you are not victim shaming. But he threw his employees under the bus as well as harassed them. This is beyond my comprehension on his part.
  11. Atwater bread with melted pecorino pepato Smith meadows egg scrambled w/grated parm. Not enough coffee. Spot ate his chow quietly. What wasn't quiet was his MEOWING! in our ears from 4 am till breakfast time of 6.30. We were petting him and scratching behind his ears but the little bastard wold hiss and then rub our hands for more.
  12. Just to report back for scientific purposes. Buffalo Trace is a warm, lighter bourbon. I look forward to mixing with it. High West Double Rye is a smokey big mouthful of spicy rye. Outstanding. Almost Islay scotch-like smoke. Redemption Rye is a more delicate, lighter style. Very tasty and quite a good buy at $33. {22 at Macarthurs. This is going to be my house mixing rye when I am out of Old Overholt.} Now that my palate was calibrated on rye, I went on to consider Templeton and Willet Family Reserve. again for science. The Templeton was light and sweet. While this ry
  13. Very carby as I was fighting off a severe low blood sugar attack. Snickers frozen bar, Cadbury candy bar, a couple of fried Indian snacks, and Gim Bap from H Mart. Plus some fried snacks from the India Bazaar flavored with lime and cardamom. All medicinal.
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