Editors' Picks -- Week 52

June 17, 2010

Lacto-Fermented Pickles with Garlic Scapes Shish Taouk with Toum (Garlic Sauce)

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  • 3. Three selections from Rick's Picks' line of delicious pickled goods


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AntoniaJames June 18, 2010
Those Grilled Double-Cut Lamb Chops, Garlic Herb Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes look out of this world. My boys are both home for the summer, and I'm still contemplating a "big" weekend meal, so if no one else wants these, I'd love to try them. ;o)
TheWimpyVegetarian June 18, 2010
If y'all are holding back on the grilled pluots, you can use plums just as well in the recipe....
vrunka June 18, 2010
I'd like to test the grilled meyer lemon pizza -- sounds delish!
Food52 June 18, 2010
To everyone offering to do a second test: thank you, thank you, thank you! We will give new folks till 5pm ET to call them and otherwise they're all yours.
fiveandspice June 18, 2010
I can do the grilled haddock too, if no one else wants it.
drbabs June 18, 2010
If no one else wants it, I'll take the grilled lemon cake with strawberries and lemon thyme cream.
Kitchen B. June 20, 2010
Thanks drbabs!
Food52 June 18, 2010
UPDATE: The following recipes are still available for testing: Grilled Pluots over Lemon-Thyme Shortcakes with a Honey-Thyme Caramel Sauce; Grilled Meyer Lemon Pizza with Chicken, Goat Cheese and Thyme; Grilled Lemon cake with strawberries and lemon thyme cream; Grilled Haddock Stuffed with Lemon and Herbs; Lobster in Distress with Lemon and Thyme; Grilled Double-Cut Lamb Chops, Garlic Herb Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes; and Cucumber, Dandelion and Barley Salad with Ume Shiso Dressing

WinnieAb June 18, 2010
I'll take the Cucumber, Dandelion and Barley Salad, too, if that's ok with you...
AntoniaJames June 18, 2010
I'd be thrilled to make the Grilled Meyer Lemon Pizza with Chicken, Goat Cheese and Thyme. Thank you! ;o)
cheese1227 June 21, 2010
I can take on Grilled Haddock Stuffed with Lemon and Herbs
cheese1227 June 21, 2010
Oops, I now see that someone else picked that up already!
sshumans June 18, 2010
Peaches-n-Herb recipe please.
MrsWheelbarrow June 17, 2010
Anything left?
WinnieAb June 17, 2010
I think my pickles might still be up for grabs. No pressure...
MrsWheelbarrow June 17, 2010
Fantastic! Pickling cukes are looking great at the farmers markets. I'll take Lacto Fermented Pickles.
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
I also plan to make these, too, and will leave comments. Already have the cukes, but have been tied up in meetings all week, out of the office, driving more hours in the day than I'd like, etc., so these are on the agenda for Saturday, if I can't make them tomorrow. So looking forward to making, and eating, them!! ;o)
drbabs June 17, 2010
Winnie, I also plan to make them, but I want to wait till we have really good cucumbers.
WinnieAb June 17, 2010
MrsW: They take a few days of sitting on the counter in the jar to be ready, so for testing purposes, I'd get them started tomorrow, if possible.

And thanks AJ and drbabs for trying them, too, whenever it may be ;)
pauljoseph June 17, 2010
Try A pachadi
Pachadi is a south-indian raita with coconut and green chillies
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
I will very happily try the cucumber mint ice cream! Lucky me!! Thank you. ;o)
Lizthechef June 17, 2010
Lucky you, indeed - looks good and I'm wondering which of the suggestions you will adopt in your version..
drbabs June 17, 2010
Oh--thanks! Have fun, and I do hope you like it!
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
Ahhh, when doing my laps this evening, I came up with several wicked new ways to use this ice cream . . . . I plan to try it without the white chocolate, whose cloying sweetness ruins (to my mind) anything you put it in. So, I'll make the basic recipe .. . but what happens next, well, you'll just have to wait until next week to find out. ;o)
drbabs June 17, 2010
Looking forward to it!
EmilyNunn June 17, 2010
fish in grape leaves from Clintonhillbilly, for me. So many amazing recipes this week!
fiveandspice June 17, 2010
I'd love to try the grilled grape leaves with lemony chevre, please.
dymnyno June 17, 2010
I would like to try the stuffed grape leaves with lemony feta...I have plenty of tender young grape leaves.
Jennifer A. June 17, 2010
I would love to test the spicy cucumber quick pickles
annalea June 17, 2010
I will test Felly's Favorite Panzanella with Burrata - I need to take a dish to a birthday bbq this weekend and this sounds perfect. Thanks!
sticksnscones June 17, 2010
I'll take the cucumber watermelon salsa!
gabrielaskitchen June 17, 2010
Cucumber agua fresca....(agua frescas always!)
Lizthechef June 17, 2010
Screaming Viking - how can I resist? Think I'm ready for one of these right now...
Amber O. June 17, 2010
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Feta Dressing on Grilled Thyme Bread sounds like a perfect recipe for me to test!
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
I will very happily try the Cucumber Pachadi, please!! Thank you. ;o)
Food52 June 17, 2010
Darn, WinnieAb beat you to the punch -- anything else you'd like to test?
AntoniaJames June 17, 2010
Okay, no worries. In a comment above, I selected the cucumber mint ice cream. I plan to make the Pachadi anyway -- always looking for new condiments with Indian spices, given how often we eat spiced dal and similar scrumptious dishes around here -- so I'll comment on it, too! ;o)
Food52 June 18, 2010