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  1. Past hour
  2. Well, if that's the case, no one should feel like they were missing out on anything. And don't feel so bad that I wasn't able to get more. I did go to another TJ's store. They had received 9 cases of the wine on Friday night and it was all gone by mid-day on Saturday, although I did see a case behind the counter with a note that said, "Save for Customer." The staff at the 2nd store raved about it, too. Along the lines of different tastes, I had a miss with these Raspberry Stars. $4.99 for the box. It wasn't apparent to me from looking into the box that these are sandwich cookies so I was surprised when I got them home and opened the box. Also, I was expecting a thinner, firmer shortbread but these are just thick, soft and so tender. You can't break a piece off, they just smush into crumbs. I had my doubts about them back at the store, but the gal who pointed them out couldn't stop raving about them so I decided to give them a try. A different young woman at the checkout told me they were the best cookies and she was in love with them. The flyer suggested dipping them into melted chocolate. I'm afraid that would just be a waste of chocolate.
  3. heidih

    Dinner 2019

    We have a local Ikebana master. https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/ikebana-flower-arranging/2020-01-21/
  4. robirdstx

    Lunch 2019

    Pork Fried Rice
  5. We use fusilli. And the good news I think (fingers crossed) I've cracked that thing. The reason for pasta being too dry to most tastes was because it was par-boiled not enough. When I decided to ask our manufacturer to extend the amount of time it stays in water (from 30 sec to 2.5 / 3 / 4 min) it went out just fine. I mean I almost broke down and cry today (we've spent pretty much time trying to understand what the heck was going on)
  6. First time making no knead bread in the CSO. Baked on Bread setting at 450F for 30 minutes, after 30 minute proof on Steam setting at 100F. Crumb shot!
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  8. FWIW I was in a TJ's earlier this week and, while I was checking out, heard two clerks discussing a cabernet that they'd found very disappointing. Based on what they said about it ($20 price for $100 wine! and "let it breathe at least a half hour" I think they were discussing this one. I'll be interested to see what the rest of you say about it. My TJ's loot is already stowed, so I have no photos. I stocked up on my favorite grilled and marinated artichokes; sun-dried tomatoes in oil; aioli mustard, a bunch of pastas. If anything unusual pops up as I unpack it, I'll post a photo and information about it.
  9. Yesterday I went on the maiden voyage with my new Joule SV. Her’s my setup. I poached my Jumbo eggs at 167F for 13 minutes. That was either not enough time or too low a temp. The whites were not cohesive enough for my tastes. Today I have a small piece of brisket (maybe <2 lbs. or so) in the tank. Set for 24 to 36 hours. Can/t wait to see how it goes...I want the meat for sandwiches.
  10. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    Food goes beyond satisfying the palate. Thanks for sharing. dcarch
  11. mm84321

    Dinner 2019

    Thank you! I was there for 4 weeks, traveling from Tokyo to the southern region of Kyushu. Very happy to say I will return at the end of January to do some cooking/baking and give cooking lessons in a small village just outside of Nagasaki.
  12. mm84321

    Dinner 2019

    yes! This is exactly what I love about Japanese culture and style as expressed in plated food. Rooted in the ancient flower arrangement tradition of Ikebana, which exemplifies a “Zen” minimalism that does away with all that is not essential. Coupled with masterful technique (of which the Japanese are unrivaled) this artistic style produces the most visually stunning and pleasurable to eat food I have ever experienced.
  13. KennethT

    Dinner 2019

    What a great looking trip! How long was it?
  14. Nomiku just posted on their Facebook page that they're suspending operations effective immediately.
  15. heidih

    Dinner 2019

    Yes as noted - spectacular. And the thoughtful plating looks like it enhances rather being "for effect".
  16. one thing actually many things eG'ers know how to put the "' stuff "' thought its paces then on decides
  17. The 3 pan combo was not discounted on Black Friday. Nice that they are including it in the discount price now.
  18. Portability and flexibility. Having a cooking surface where you want it. It's made, I believe, for the Japanese style of table cooking. Shabu shabu, takoyaki, grilling your veg and meats at the table as you eat the meal. The pics were of the two of us eating at the patio table as the seafood cooked, just transferring it to our plates as we wanted. I've eaten that way at my Asian friends houses, they had similar dedicated electric shabu and grilling appliances, but I never thought to do it at home until I saw the A4. It's easy to clean, but it is another appliance for sure. And I am a sucker for induction, for some reason. No difference than a non-stick pan on the stove in cooking style, except the stove can be on the dining table with A4.
  19. mm84321

    Dinner 2019

    Thanks guys! Glad I could share it. 🙂
  20. Okanagancook

    Dinner 2019

    I'm speechless.
  21. kayb

    Dinner 2019

    Stunning.
  22. rotuts

    Dinner 2019

    @mm84321 Im a bit short of breath congratulations for your palate ! Ill review a bit more tomorrow possibly only 2 - 3 frames at a time ! good eating it looks like so enjoy
  23. mm84321

    Dinner 2019

    Japan- my favorite place to eat on earth!
  24. I suspect it's the portability, combined with the new-toy factor, but I too would like to know whether it's better than cooking with a pan. Easier cleanup, perhaps? As I write this there's a 30% discount on the A4 and the pans, for the next 48 (and counting down) hours, using the code CHRISTMAS, so it's especially tempting. That said, I would like to know the answer to lindag's question!
  25. It appears that the 3-pan combo (6-hole, octopus ball and deep pan) is also eligible for that 30% discount. Right now I'm looking at the A4 and that 3-pan combo, with free shipping, for $236.60 because of the discount. Tempting, indeed.
  26. Oooohhhhh. Would you post the recipe for that, please, @shain?
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