Doubledareya Profile - (10578580)

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Home Town: Tillamook, Oregon, USA
Living In: Netarts, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books
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Friends in My Kitchen
Me in my kitchen (September 2007)
Me In My Kitchen (September 2007)
About this Cook
I live in the Pacific Northwest, right on Netarts Bay in Tillamook County, Oregon. I am single and I like to play around in the kitchen. I dirty up far more pots, pans and utensils than necessary when cooking, but I have fun! I like to cook and eat the numerous varieties of fresh fish that we have here. My mother was from the South (west Tennessee) and I love southern cooking. I also like cajun cooking and low-country cuisine which is associated with the Charleston, SC area. I love Charleston and can't wait until my next visit there. Great city, great people and fantastic food!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook the things that I like to eat. This would include grilled fish, smoked salmon hash, ginger beef, collard greens, cornbread, crab chowder, asparagus casserole, spinach and cheese souffle, and bread pudding. If something has red onion or cabbage in it, I will definitely try to come up with some reason or excuse to make that because I simply love those two things! Basically, I try to cook and eat things from the Four Major Food Groups: Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol and Grease.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am of Danish descent; my grandfather came here from Denmark in the very early 1900s. From that side of the family we always had, without fail, oyster stew on Christmas eve and red cabbage on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Thanks to my mother's heritage came the tradition of having black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Last fall I started the soon-to-be revered tradition of serving baba ganoush every September 16th. Hey...SOMEBODY has got to start those time-honored traditions at some point in time, right?
My cooking triumphs
I am still waiting for that to happen
My cooking tragedies
I'll never tell!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Baked Salmon II
Recently a friend gave me a beautiful, fresh-caught center-cut steak from a salmon (Chinook) that he caught here. Ordinarily, I (like many people) like to tweak the posted recipes a little. But I saw no reason whatsoever to do so in this case. The salmon came out fantastic and I am going to make it again and again. As far as I am concerned, anyone who alters this recipe in any way is guilty of culinary malpractice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2013
Kettle Corn
My favorite way of eating this fantastic popcorn is to drizzle a little EVBO (extra-virgin bacon oil; aka bacon grease!) over it instead of butter after it's done. This is far too good for any king who ever lived! Bacon grease is far better than butter for certain things and this is one of them. One of these days I am going to pop the corn in EVBO instead of vegetable oil and see what happens. My guess is that the corn might burn. But I am going to try it sometime anyway. No guts, no glory!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2012
Refreshing Cucumber Salad
Simple elegance. I have been making this salad often since first reading about it here. I am making it right now, in fact. I usually add a little (about a Tablespoon) of sour cream to the mayonnaise. I's fun to make because it gives me a chance to use my mandolin!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2012
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