Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Egg Substitute: A Staple In My Refrigerator
I often cook with Publix's egg substitute, EggStirs. The lower cholesterol is the main reason. I find that, particularly when adulterated with veggies, cheese, or meats (even a peach), the final product turns out beautifully. By themselves, they are still good though the difference in taste between the substitute and the eggs is more evident. To me, real eggs taste saltier and, when cooked alone, they scramble better.
In my frittatas, I most often use the substitute with great success. The key is to cook the "frit"very slowly. I prepare it on the stove first and then sprinkle cheese on top before broiling until the top is lightly browned. I nearly always season with my mix of salt-free/low salt Cajun seasoning and Crystal Hot Sauce.
Another plus to the substitute is that, in recipes calling for an egg or two, it is easier to just pour into a measuring cup and add to the mix. 1/4 cup = one egg. No dealing with shells and washing an extra bowl and wisk.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Based on a news report in today's Gainesville Sun, Stonewood Grill has closed suddenly. The Sun reported that there was a dispute over rent that had gone unpaid and that restaurant equipment was seen being removed from the restaurant on Sunday.
I have long enjoyed their food, particularly in their early days in Gainesville. They sought to be innovative at using fresh, local ingredients in creative ways and we had a number of interesting dishes there. For awhile, they even produced a magazine about their wares that was outstanding. The room itself was embracing and sophisticated with dark, warm words with stone accents.
I hope some restauranteur with same dedication takes over this building soon. I am sad to see Stonewood Grill go.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
WORD ON THE STREET: WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER TO BE DEMOLISHED AND REBUILT WITH PUBLIX AND CVS AS ANCHOR STORES
Staff have indicated that theWestgate Shopping Center will be demolished in February, 2014 and completely rebuilt by football season, 2014. Publix will be expanded to match their standard size and lay out (maybe with some twists). CVS is said to to be moving to a free-standing building to be built on the site of the present Checkers presently located on the southeast corner of University Avenue and 34th Street.
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