#EdenCooks - Thursday, March 10th at 8pm EST

Alys Alys
Welcome to the first meeting of Eden Cooks!

There’s been a lot of interest in the community about having a Community Club for those of us who love to cook or just want to get better at it.

This club is for any members of the members of the Eden community who are interested in learning more about cooking. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of confusing cooking terms and important techniques. There will be a featured recipe each meeting, with pictures taken as I prepare it for you. I will cover some ingredient substitutions to make each recipe covered more friendly to people with dietary restrictions.

A $25 gift card will be awarded during the meeting for the winner of a contest where you guess the lesser known kitchen implement from a series of photos that I take.

This month the featured recipe will be a roasted squash soup, and I’ll be covering all sorts of creative ways to puree a soup like this one, even if your kitchen does not have the latest in kitchen gadgetry.

The meeting will take place here on the forum at 8 pm EST on Thursday, March 10th. I hope to see you here!

I will be available through private messages on Eden, or through my email: alys (dot) alcyone (at) gmail (dot) com for questions as to techniques you want to see covered during the next meeting, or suggestions for recipes you would like to see made in a future meeting.
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namelesschaos namelesschaos
This is a great idea, I'm not a good cook but I still interest in this to see if may be I'll learn something and become a bit better.
02/25/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
Can't wait
02/25/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm so looking forward to this!

I'm a foodie.
02/25/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
Yes, I was hoping that someone was going to step up and run with this idea. I can't wait. I cook all the time for my brood but I can always learn more.
02/25/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
It's always nice to see a student doing something super awesome.

*wipes tears from cheeks* They grow up so fast! *sniffle*
02/25/2011
Sammi Sammi
I can't wait to learn how to make squash soup! Soups are one thing I'm not very good at making.
02/25/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
It's always nice to see a student doing something super awesome.

*wipes tears from cheeks* They grow up so fast! *sniffle*
Aw, I just try and make you proud
02/25/2011
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
oh this sounds like a great club. I need to learn how to cook healthy stuff and stop making sandwiches. See you on you on the 10th
02/26/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
This is a great idea! I hope to be able to contribute, I like to think I'm a good hand in the kitchen... Being a chef and all!
02/28/2011
Serenesub Serenesub
So glad I seen this post. I love to cook. I have family members pestering me all the time to make stuff for them, learning more can only be fun.
02/28/2011
Airplane Airplane
I'm really looking forward to this club, it sounds like a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to the first meeting.
02/28/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by MeliPixie
This is a great idea! I hope to be able to contribute, I like to think I'm a good hand in the kitchen... Being a chef and all!
I would love to collaborate on a recipe to present here in a meeting in the future, and I will appreciate any and all input on how this goes!
02/28/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Quote:
Originally posted by Alys
I would love to collaborate on a recipe to present here in a meeting in the future, and I will appreciate any and all input on how this goes!
Absolutely! ^_^
02/28/2011
VenusianThunder VenusianThunder
Love this idea!! I absolutely love to cook and am always looking for new ideas.
02/28/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
Oh I hope I can make this meeting!! I LOVE COOKING!! I have some great recipes of my own to share too!
02/28/2011
ellejay ellejay
I love this idea! I never know what to cook or how to cook it, so it would be awesome to learn a thing or two from Eden.
02/28/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
I love to cook!!!!! I love to bake too!!!
02/28/2011
Splendwhore Splendwhore
Lovely idea! I'll definitely be lurking around for this meeting. ^_^
02/28/2011
Alys Alys
Are you coming to the first ever meeting of Eden Cooks? Comment here on the club thread about your favorite meal for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Eden Fantasys.


*One post per person per day on the club thread will be entered into the contest, winner chosen with through a random number generator. Contest starts March 3rd and ends Wednesday March 9th at 11:59pm
03/03/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
It sound great. As I can't usually attend evening meetings, will we be able to guess the implement if not online during the actual meeting? I have about every weird kitchen implement made. It is similar to collecting sex toys.

"WTF is that?"
03/03/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Are you talking the favorite meal we've ever eaten, the favorite meal we usually eat, or the favorite meal we make?
03/03/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Are you talking the favorite meal we've ever eaten, the favorite meal we usually eat, or the favorite meal we make?
Any of the three! You can do one per day, so all three!
03/03/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It sound great. As I can't usually attend evening meetings, will we be able to guess the implement if not online during the actual meeting? I have about every weird kitchen implement made. It is similar to collecting sex toys.

"WTF is that?"
I'm going to do the implement-guessing contest during the meeting this first time, but I will keep it a possibility for next time to do it as a separate thread in the run-up to the meeting. I may consult you for more odd kitchen tools
03/03/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
In that case, my favorite meal I make is one of the few everyone in the family loves gnocchi with parma rosa sauce. Usually, the dinners I make have something in them that one of the kids doesn't like, and they get grumpy about it, but they both beg for me to make gnocchi. Although it's time-consuming, I grow the potatoes myself and make the gnocchi by hand, but it is so worth it. The gnocchi tastes so much better because of the heirloom potatoes. I make the parma rosa from scratch as well.
03/03/2011
KnK KnK
So glad that this got started. I hope to join the club once I get a little more time. This semester has been hellish thus far. I hate not being able to be as active on EF
03/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
One of my favorite meals to make is a chicken pasta that is "Greek" inspired. I say "Greek" inspired instead of Greek because no one in my house likes olives so there are no Kalamata olives or sundried tomatoes (which, personally, I LOVE) in it. Or any other really "Greek" ingredients.

But basically, I marinade some chicken in olive oil, garlic, and Greek seasoning that you can buy in the store. Then I cube it, saute it, and mix it with farfalle noodles (bowtie), spinach, feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts. The feta and the pine nuts MAKE the meal!
03/03/2011
Alys Alys
*bump* Tell me your fav meal to get entered to win a $25 gift card (see above for details)
03/03/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Alys
Are you coming to the first ever meeting of Eden Cooks? Comment here on the club thread about your favorite meal for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Eden Fantasys.


*One post per person per day on the club thread will be entered into ... More
NOM! Really? Just one? Hmmm.. Turkey dinner with all the fixins. Or my moms Tortiere. I cannot possibly choose just one of those
03/04/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
My favorite bought meal would have to be chinese - Mongolian Lamb!!!
03/04/2011
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