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    USMB TOP CHEF

    Some great recipes have been posted all over the board from the Coffee Shop to political threads to international threads to one in a religion thread. With the holidays coming up, this seemed like a good time to initiate a central location to trade recipes, discuss methods and handling of various foods, use of various spices and seasonings, and our culinary expertise (or lack thereof) in general.

    So I hope lots of folks will check in and help us out here. I love to cook, I think I'm pretty good at it, but I'm always looking for new ideas, techniques, and recipes.
     
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    My first question to the culinary experts here. The last time she was home, my daughter was going to prepare a special dish and bought me a nice, heavy duty garlic press that she needed for it. She never did get around to preparing the dish, however, and now I have this great garlic press. All my recipes call for minced or chopped garlic.

    What do you primarily use a garlic press for?
     
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    i am a firm believer in kiss....*keep it simple stupid*

    you dont need to use 15 ingredients to have a good meal....i will however be putting herbs in under the turkey breast skin.....perhaps with thin slices of lemon....it looks impressive for the most part...i will be using a clay cooker for the turkey breast....

    i add pineapple to the sweet potato casserole....cook the sweet potatoes slowly in the oven....that gives them a great flavor...

    and my secret ...dried ramps....

    i try to dry ramps ever year...last year i was neglectful but lucky to have enough to maybe get thru the winter...a little goes a long way

    i use only raw milk and farm fresh eggs....
     
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    garlic presses are just nasty ...too hard to clean....i dont like to use one....i am a garlic smasher
     
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    Okay what are dried ramps?

    And alas, raw milk and farm fresh eggs are pretty hard to come by in Albuquerque, New Mexico. :)

    I agree using simpler ingredients but more care to the method of cooking generally produces the best results. For me anyway.

    Still I do like to experiment so am game for new ideas.
     
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    ramps.....wild leeks?

    Ramps and Wild Leeks - Recipes and Facts

    we have huge festivals based on ramps....you dont wanna eat them alone.....a lot of people go ramp hunting....i refuse to do that...i go ramp digging....i know where ramps are...which surprises everyone for some reason.....
     
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    Okay, I have one vote for putting my brand new garlic press in my next garage sale. Anybody else have some thoughts on that. It is such an impressive appliance, I'm just itching to use it. :)
     
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    Ah, okay, we do have wild onion that grow in these parts but you have to pretty well get out of the city to find them.
     
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    cleaning the garlic press, just soak in hot water while you cook the rest of the meal and use the sprayer ( if you have one on your sink) on it.

    They work fine.

    I smash and dice garlic by hand but I worked in a resturant as a teen and learned how to chop shit with ease way back then.
     

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