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April 30, 2020

Whatcha making?

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

I know we’re supposed to be supporting local restaurants during this time but with all the time on my hands I just can’t bring myself to buy prepared food when I have a perfectly good kitchen and enough supplies to make our own meals.   I think during this whole shelter-in-place we’ve gotten pizza at Star once.  They have a really well design pick up system by the way for anyone who is interested.

I’ve not made any bread yet and definitely none of the sourdough variety.  I have made pizza though and if you’re looking for a good pan pizza type recipe, might I suggest this one?  The big bonus is that it will season your cast iron pan as well.  I have made cinnamon rolls as well but those I just stuck in the freezer for later.

I’ve been researching a lot of recipes on line including ones to make my own dumpling wrappers, udon noodles, and hamburger buns.  Yes, it’s all very carb heavy because, let’s face it, carbs are comforting.

So what have you all been making to get you through the corona season?

Ooh, I made this as well which was delicious with ice cream.



  1. I have plenty of time to cook. It’s about supporting certain local businesses so they will make it through this. Like Pappo and the Scolari’s restaurants.

    Comment by Djs — April 30, 2020 @ 6:07 am

  2. Comment by bayporter — April 30, 2020 @ 7:07 am

  3. Here’s a great recipe for avocado toast. I’ve been making it for breakfast with scrambled eggs and a cup of ginger tea.

    Comment by Karen Bey — April 30, 2020 @ 7:26 am

  4. If you are looking for a hardy, core warming soup, West African Peanut Soup does the trick!

    Comment by Jeff Cambra — April 30, 2020 @ 7:58 am

  5. I have been using this in the evenings, and it really helps me relax, 2 shots Jack Daniels, 3/4 shot Averna, dash of bitters, shake in ice and poor into any glass handy. especially since the last election.

    Comment by trumpisnotmypresident — April 30, 2020 @ 10:01 am

    • That recipe still works even if you substitute for, or eliminate altogether, ingredients 2, 3 and 4

      Comment by MP — April 30, 2020 @ 10:18 am

      • Works even better if you upgrade the whiskey

        Comment by dave — April 30, 2020 @ 12:09 pm

        • Dave, as I have always said you are the smartest guy I know. just kidding. please give me three nice smooth whiskeys that are not outrageously expensive. MP, your right I don’t usually make Manhattans, I was just showing off.

          Comment by trumpisnotmypresident — April 30, 2020 @ 4:28 pm

        • Best lower price bourbon is Evan Williams Bonded. It has a white label instead of the main brand’s black label. It’s good enough to sip neat and cheap enough to cook with. $15-17

          If you like the slightly smoky quality of Jack, George Dickel is Tennessee also and really good stuff at similar price point. $16-18

          Buffalo Trace is good too, a bit sweeter than the others. $20 ish, price varies a lot

          Comment by dave — April 30, 2020 @ 7:49 pm

  6. Dumpling wrappers take some dexterity, especially if going for quantity and speed. I’ve failed even with a master teacher. I can pound garlic for the sauce though.

    Made dolma from grapevine leaves, mint and lemon on hand. Not bad.

    Comment by MP — April 30, 2020 @ 12:11 pm

  7. How about some delicious bat soup?

    Place the bats (still alive) in a large kettle and add water to cover, ginger, onion, garlic and salt.
    Bring to a boil and cook for 60 minutes.
    Strain broth into a second kettle.
    Take the bats, skin them and discard the skin.
    Remove meat from the bones and return meat, and any of the viscera you fancy, to the broth.
    Serve liberally sprinkled with scallions and further seasoned with soy sauce and/or coconut cream.
    Makes 4 servings.

    Warning: not approved by US Surgeon General

    Comment by Lockedbutnotdown — April 30, 2020 @ 12:27 pm

  8. We all gonna be porkers when this is over …

    Comment by Hey You! — April 30, 2020 @ 1:02 pm

  9. Hi — If you would like to support our local restaurants and help feed the frontline staff at Alameda Hospital, CASA has created a signup list. The restaurants and the hospital staff have been very appreciative.

    Comment by Ruth Abbe — April 30, 2020 @ 10:39 pm

  10. Dave. thanks I’ll try them, I do like sweet for sippin.

    Comment by trumpisnotmypresident — May 1, 2020 @ 8:24 am

    • If sweet is your thing, Buffalo has a toffee/caramel character to it that you may like a lot.

      Comment by dave — May 1, 2020 @ 2:56 pm

  11. Hey Kidz, Look at all of the Fun Things the Dear Leader of California Has Permitted!
    May 3, 2020 RobertBaiting The Left Wuhan Flu 21 Comments
    In an act of magnificent benevolence, his Holiness, California Leader Governor Gavin Newsom, has permitted the great unwashed plebs of the his state to now freely do all of these fun activities:

    Among other things, you can:

    Play badminton (but only one person on each side of the net)
    Play catch with a baseball or software (but not a football)
    Go hiking (but keep your distance from everyone else)
    Ride a horse
    Take your camera outside and … wait for it …capture photos
    Go rock climbing
    Play table tennis (but only one person on either side of the table)
    Wash your car
    Watch a sunrise or sunset
    As appreciation for sure.

    Comment by Jack — May 4, 2020 @ 9:20 am

  12. Badminton and ping pong are good games, but Alameda is often breezy if playing outdoors. One person per side is good for social distancing and avoiding same-team racket injuries. Baseball vs football: weird, and no Kevin Mitchell-style catch, or is that OK? Only time I’ve a horse in Alameda is on July 4. What about H-O-R-S-E?

    Comment by MP — May 4, 2020 @ 10:08 am

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