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  2. I've been using my Salton Electronic Kitchen Scale (my model no longer available) since 2006. It cost $60 tjen and was well worth it. I use it every day (no exaggeration) and I think I've only had to change the battery once, maybe twice. Bought it from KAF. It's similar to this one. Kitchen scales have become a whole lot cheaper since then.
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  4. Such a lovely bowl! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend!
  5. Maison Rustique

    A food processor that isn't ugly to look at

    Sadly, no repair cafes anywhere near my area.
  6. a tip from my grandfather: plant tomatoes in the poorest part of the plot - a soil that's too good results in a lot of stem/leaves, not so many tomatoes.... sometimes people get fertilizer happy and have huge plants but less harvest.
  7. https://repaircafe.org/en/ https://zerowastecanada.ca/share-the-repair-the-repair-cafe-movement/ ETA: The latter link is Canadian, but provides a good backgrounder. If you look at the main site, you'll see that there are Repair Cafes in over half of the US states (just barely, I'll grant you, at 26 to date, but still...).
  8. chromedome

    Culinary Creations

    I've made the sandwich bread from the ATK book for my daughter and my SIL's mother, who both considered it to be the best GF bread they've tried so far. The very nice celiac staffer at my local Bulk Barn also considers it to be one of her two go-to cookbooks. Bear with me a moment while I scroll through my phone to find the other... Ah, here we are. Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking, by Kelli and Peter Bronski. She speaks very highly of that one, though I haven't seen or tried any recipes from it so YMMV.
  9. DanM

    Wine pairing help

    I found a lamb shoulder on the cheap and the market is brimming with fresh apricots from the Mediterranean coast. I found a recipe from River Cottage Fruit for slow roast lamb shoulder with spiced apricot sauce. The ingredients are listed below. I assume I should have this with a red wine, but what type? Since I live in Switzerland on the French border, I have easy access to Swiss and French wines. Other countries are as rare as a dog that speaks Norwegian. Any advice will be appreciated. Ingredients 1 shoulder of mature lamb, or mutton or hogget, on the bone A little olive oil, to trickle 2 tsp fennel seeds 3 tsp coriander seeds 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half 10 cardamom pods 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 star anise 2 tsp dried chilli flakes 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 10–12 apricots, halved and stoned 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Mint leaves, to finish (optional) Many Thanks!
  10. sartoric

    Dinner 2019

    We got back from Japan last week and I’m trying to keep it alive, what an amazing country, go if you can. There’s a few more details over on the Japan dining page. Here’s a simple bowl of noodles with vegetables. Then I lapsed, comfort food beckoned, chicken with fenugreek, dal, rice and chapatti. In the country place, chicken and sage sausages with roasted vegetables. That’s a brazier for warmth in the background, brrr, it’s cold. Tamil eggplant and chickpea curry with dal, cucumber raita, rice and paratha.
  11. Duvel

    Dinner 2019

    Landed very late on Sunday night at Kuerle, Xinjiang province, in the very northwest of China. After spending the whole day in three consecutive flights I was just thirsty ... Found a small nondescript place with lamb skewers, braised egg plant and smacked cucumber. Peanuts and local wheat beer as well. The crisped up lamb fat with chili & cumin was fantastic ...
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I had a plan but dinner didn't happen. A can of soup was opened.
  13. shain

    Dinner 2019

    They'll still be OK for cooking, but won't be crisp for eating straight.
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    Kitchen Scale Recommendations, 2011–

    I must learn to curb my enthusiasm. I like everything about the YaeCCC scale except that I can't get it to calibrate. I wrote YaeCCC for help. It may just be I don't understand the instructions. None of the mostly positive reviews on amazon mentioned a problem with calibration. It does seem to be linear and it doesn't drift. After the scale warmed up two different 200 g weights from two different companies measured 200.076 g.
  15. Okanagancook

    Dinner 2019

    Tonight was a stuffed turkey thigh from Emiril's New New Orleans cookbook. Delicious although a bit salty because we substituted canned baby clams for fresh oysters in the stuffing. Grits and green beans, bacon and kale to go with.
  16. And some photos from the last day of the workshop. Today’s lunch Thrilled to use Melissa Coppel’s custom blended dark chocolate for my chocolate hazelnut nougat. Thanks to Melissa for everything she contributed to the conference! Dipped in this pretty bowl that another potter was inspired to make after hearing about @patris‘s amazing chocolate bowls. Chocolates made from the thermoformed moulds. And some general photos of yummyness...
  17. Looking forward to seeing you again next year - there is room for chocolate and hard candy in one guys world!
  18. Breakfast at Comet Coffee. This place was recommended by @gfron1 and a number of us stopped in to enjoy their offerings. I’m going to try and stop by tomorrow before my flight home. Wonderful food and delightful employees. This morning mushroom & spinach quiche and a build-your-own cafe au lait.
  19. Welcome, Verlene! I'm looking forward to hearing more about you!
  20. Today’s hard candy demo & conference participation. @DayGameCandy was a great instructor and wonderful addition to our workshop.
  21. @gfweb the students and faculty were welcoming and very helpful. The facility and equipment were great. The food was an odd disconnect, not quite sure why that was the case.
  22. Looks pretty sad for a cul. Program.
  23. I use a cheap escali that I picked up somewhere. It’s a horse. Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale (11 lb/ 5 kg Capacity) (0.05 oz/ 1 g Increment)
  24. JoNorvelleWalker

    Kitchen Scale Recommendations, 2011–

    Digital scales have never been kind to me. My thirty some year analog scale keeps on working and I've yet to change the batteries. I use it a multiple times a week. But when I went to using modernist ingredients I needed something that would measure smaller quantities. The first digital scale I got didn't work. Amazon took it back. My second try was an AWS. Flimsy little thing but it did the job. Then the on/off switch became erratic. A few months ago I ordered a Modernist Pantry branded scale, primarily to spend enough to get free shipping on their little powders. That scale was a dud, but Modernist Pantry replaced it. The replacement worked well. For the first two times I used it. It did not work when I was making ice cream two days ago. Thankfully after some button mashing I managed to get the AWS to turn on long enough to weigh the things I needed. But there was no joy. Sad fact of life, I cannot afford a $2000 scale. However I found this on amazon for less than $100 (OK, $99.99). One day delivery. It came tonight. Without letting the scale warm up or stabilize I threw a 200 g weight on the pan and it registered 200.066 g. I may have low standards but I found that impressive.
  25. Okanagancook

    Dinner 2019

    Great bday meal. Up thread we did a bday meal in our mom’s memory who passed in 2005 which is very similar to yours. The potatoes look really nice and crisp.
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