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Nuria -yes, you guessed right! I bought these just...

2008-03-24T08:12:00.000-07:00

Nuria -yes, you guessed right! I bought these just for my blog. ;) They had so many nice colors I got one of each (and matching plates).



The destiny of the octopus was very imaginative, H...

2008-03-24T07:55:00.000-07:00

The destiny of the octopus was very imaginative, Heather! I would have never came up with such mixture of ingredients.
Are these ikea plates? This week I plan to go there and SPEND some money he, he!



I think that's in the dictionary - "chayote = litt...

2008-03-22T20:51:00.000-07:00

I think that's in the dictionary - "chayote = little fuckers". Brought a tear to my eye.

And heather, right on. I learned that if octopus is frozen, yes you boil for an hour. It's actually supposed to be more tender if it's been frozen.

One of my fave cooking pics is when I cooked some octo-pussy: http://www.weareneverfull.com/somethings-fishy-round-here-livornese-fish-stew-il-cacciucco-alla-livornese/

Opening a can is probably cheaper and quicker. This still is a really interesting dish w/ interesting flavors!

amy



I must admit i'm a chayote virgin.Looks inviting -...

2008-03-22T07:30:00.000-07:00

I must admit i'm a chayote virgin.
Looks inviting - might have to do with the shape of it. Reminds me sumethin' though. Can't quite put the finger on it.

:-)



That dish looks great! I've never heard of chayote...

2008-03-22T01:00:00.000-07:00

That dish looks great! I've never heard of chayote, but I want a forkfull of this!



Jenn - You too, thanks! Jube - I made the header m...

2008-03-21T17:11:00.000-07:00

Jenn - You too, thanks!

Jube - I made the header myself. I even scanned handmade paper! I am going to tweak it bit, though.



Nice new header. Only thing missing is a coat of ...

2008-03-21T16:48:00.000-07:00

Nice new header. Only thing missing is a coat of arms.



That looks absolutely fresh and delcious! A nice c...

2008-03-21T12:53:00.000-07:00

That looks absolutely fresh and delcious! A nice clean taste! Yummy!
Have a great weekend, Heather!



Judy - The tinned octopus is not only work-free, i...

2008-03-21T09:32:00.000-07:00

Judy - The tinned octopus is not only work-free, it's delicious!

Peter - No problem.

Emiline - If you haven't already, try to the chayote raw - it's really nice. I already have other ideas.

Toni - That is the VERY reason I have stopped asking! :P

Jen - I think this would be really good with olive oil-packed tuna, too.

Petah - Sometimes I think I try too hard to be creative, but sometimes it works. :)

Michelle - Yay! Orzo buddies! "Cucurbit" sounds like a Muppets character to me.

Catherine - It doesn't taste weird together, I promise! Re: Robbins, you're way too kind.

Valli - Thanks! The Meyer lemons were a bit of an afterthought because they looked nice in the store.

Cynthia - Haha! New veg keeps things interesting, dunnit?

Ben - If had grown up eating chayotes they would've been overcooked, I'm sure. I didn't realize they were in your mole de olla!

Pix - You might find it at an Indian grocery. It's a fun vegetable!



Never heard of a chayote before-will have to searc...

2008-03-21T02:19:00.000-07:00

Never heard of a chayote before-will have to search for it. I haven't had orzo in years and you convinced me I need to buy some. Lovely recipe.



I used to hate chayotes when I was a kid. I don't ...

2008-03-20T19:04:00.000-07:00

I used to hate chayotes when I was a kid. I don't mind them now. I used one for my mole de olla and I might make a chayote soufflé here in a while.
I must admit that it looks really good with octopus.



Hey, no need to be embarrassed, I only found out a...

2008-03-20T18:27:00.000-07:00

Hey, no need to be embarrassed, I only found out about kholrabi 2 weeks ago.



Nice twist Heather, love the meyer lemon vinaigret...

2008-03-20T15:16:00.000-07:00

Nice twist Heather, love the meyer lemon vinaigrette as well:D



WTF?? Chayote! Octopus! Garbanzos! Never in a m...

2008-03-20T14:56:00.000-07:00

WTF?? Chayote! Octopus! Garbanzos! Never in a million years would I think of this combo. I'd still be in the store, fondling the chayote, wondering if Del Taco was still open.
You have a mind right out of a Tom Robbins novel, Heather. I love it.



i just had orzo for lunch today! we are total BFFs...

2008-03-20T14:37:00.000-07:00

i just had orzo for lunch today! we are total BFFs.

cucurbit always sounds like it should be a derogatory word to me. you fucking cucurbit.



Like Emiline, I'm amazed by your combination of in...

2008-03-20T13:34:00.000-07:00

Like Emiline, I'm amazed by your combination of ingredients. Quite a risk taker (and I suppose thats what its all about sometimes). Another fascinating and interesting recipe Heather.



I'm one of those weird, non-octopus people. I thin...

2008-03-20T13:11:00.000-07:00

I'm one of those weird, non-octopus people. I think it's the only thing that lives in the ocean that I don't like.

Love chayote, though, and especially like the way they look.



That's so funny! When I go to Vietnamese supermar...

2008-03-20T12:34:00.000-07:00

That's so funny! When I go to Vietnamese supermarkets, I buy all kinds of weird veggies. I used to ask them, "What do you do with this?" But the answer was always the same. "You put it in rice. You put it in soup." It finally dawned on me that rice and soup were the mainstays of the average Vietnamese diet. Duh!

I stumbled on chayote pretty much the same way. Don't remember what I did with it, but this dish is over-the-top with octopus! Love it!



I was reading the title of this post, and I was th...

2008-03-20T12:27:00.000-07:00

I was reading the title of this post, and I was thinking, where does she come up with this stuff, and how does her mind work?
You explained it to me well.

I actually tried chayote a few years ago, but I didn't think it was that great. But that was years ago, so I probably would like it now. I was thinking it was used in Mexican cooking, so that's interesting that it's used in the Caribbean area.
This sounds great. I need to make the meyer lemon vinaigrette.



Thanks for your prompt reply, ma'am.Also, what's w...

2008-03-20T11:49:00.000-07:00

Thanks for your prompt reply, ma'am.

Also, what's with the terra cotta army uncannyness?



That is to cool. I do the same thing at the farme...

2008-03-20T11:21:00.000-07:00

That is to cool. I do the same thing at the farmer's market. Every week I try and grab something that I have never used before! Also I just left a comment on Peter M's blog about getting over my fear of cooking octopus and squid! I guess the tinned ones don't need cooking at all!



Courtney - You'd like it because or in spite of th...

2008-03-20T11:17:00.000-07:00

Courtney - You'd like it because or in spite of the fact that it looks like a butt? XD hahaha!

Peter the Greek - I opened two tins of Spanish octopus and drained them. It was incredibly tender! I would probably simmer them for an hour with some herbs if I had used frozen, or just made ceviche with the lemon juice if they were fresh.



Okay so you know I dig octopus but how did you coo...

2008-03-20T11:10:00.000-07:00

Okay so you know I dig octopus but how did you cook it?

You're the 2nd person this week to use chayote...catch the buzz!



Another Octopus recipe! Yum.That Chayote looks lik...

2008-03-20T10:57:00.000-07:00

Another Octopus recipe! Yum.That Chayote looks like a butt BTW. Ive never tried it, but sure I would like it.