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  2. heidih

    Joe Beef, and getting sober

    Yup In a similar vein Michael Solomonov of Zahav (James Beard "America's Most Outstanding Restaurant 2019") in a Roads & Kingdoms interview https://roadsandkingdoms.com/2019/making-hummus-winning-awards-michael-solomonov/
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  4. Okanagancook

    Dinner 2019

    I just hope Moe does the dishes.😍 46 years, so 1973? We are 1974, may 24 Friends here in the Okanagan are 1974....married "between apples and pear picking"...former tree fruit farms.....= August Not many of us folks around Your chicken looks yummy as usual with the nice vermicelli Tonight with brother "Kootnaycook" I am smoking some Costco Pork ribs in the Bradley....I don't use this machine much and want to get more familiar with it. I will post later. But right now we are enjoying a fabulous Chardonnay, Attack, from Checkmate Winery down near Oliver, BC. Not cheap but stunning,,,,,,and delaying dinner, i might add.
  5. Duvel

    Breakfast 2019

    Soylent Green ... tastes a bit like beans, though.
  6. @gfron1 Maybe you mentioned this earlier but my mind leapt to you when I saw this blurb about Sean Brock: " In late 2019/early 2020, he will open a two-story restaurant in East Nashville, Tennessee centered around Appalachian cuisine. "
  7. Good article in the New Yorker.
  8. Ann_T

    Dinner 2019

    @JoNorvelleWalker, we worked that out 46 years ago. He is just happy to have a salad whenever I want to make him one. Tonight's dinner. I asked Moe earlier today what he would like for dinner and the answer was Chicken Piccata. So that is what we had. With a side of pasta Aglio E Olio. I always make it with green peppercorns because I don't like capers.
  9. The hubby is already into the caramel corn.
  10. I have one of these. I bought it, according to Amazon, on September 27, 2007. It still works fine, and is accurate. The display has gotten hard to read, there's some thing in between layers of hte display. I also have a little scale by american weigh scales. 1Kg by 0.1 g. It sucks. switch doesn't work right, the tare switch sticks, and it's generally chinese crap. Amusingly, for a while after I I bought it, Amazon was convinced I needed very small zip lock bags.
  11. robirdstx

    Dinner 2019

    Spicy Pork Tenderloin and Vegetable Stir Fry
  12. I think finding the antique machines might be the hardest part. This guy has several and makes nice videos. I suppose the key is cooling the candy just the right amount.
  13. jimb0

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I wonder, if the glutathione is denatured by simple heat, whether one might also quick toast the instant milk powder to achieve the same or similar results.
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    Gardening: (2016– )

    First strawberry.
  15. One from my BookBub email today: Sort of in the vein of Taste of Home... "Fix-It and Enjoy-It: All-Purpose, Welcome-Home Recipes" Kindle Edition $1.99US No list of recipes, but use the "Look Inside" features to see some recipes from the cookbook. Also the Amazon info page for this book has 6 recipes from the cookbook. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary. Edited to add another cookbook: "The New Persian Kitchen" Kindle Edition $2.99US Sort of Kindle Single-ish with only 75 recipes. There are two recipes from the cookbook on the Amazon info page for this cookbook.
  16. JeanneCake

    flavored cocoa butter colors

    See if AUI will give you a sample of one. My rep has been generous with samples when I've asked so if you strike with yours, I can ask mine.....
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  18. pastrygirl

    flavored cocoa butter colors

    I don't know. It would have to be pretty intense to get flavor from a thin layer of decoration. On one hand, freeze dried fruit can pack a punch, on the other, they can't be adding so much that the product is too thick. They're selling it as cocoa butter, not couverture so I'd expect it to be very fluid. The PCB Creations site also shows it mixed with I'm guessing white chocolate in various dosages. Here is their brochure https://www.calameo.com/books/005802807fd1cdaab6c9b
  19. Darienne

    Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    Our local bulk food store, The Main Ingredient, carries ginger bits and I quite like them. I could ask about their provenance if you like. And where Ken, the store owner, gets them.
  20. I love ginger snaps. I just got my last order of ginger bits from Penzey's via my niece in Syracuse. Last because she and her husband are moving back to Canada in June and I doubt I will pay the shipping charges to get more. Anyone know of a good Canadian source for the bits?
  21. keychris

    flavored cocoa butter colors

    how much do you need to add to taste it? there's literally like 0.1g of cocoa butter on the outside of a bonbon, so how much flavouring does PCB have to add to that to get it to a level you can actively taste? I just feel that the amount you need to add so that you can taste it effectively is rendering it to "not cocoa butter" in my head.
  22. pastrygirl

    flavored cocoa butter colors

    Yes, they contain freeze dried fruit powder, some have sugar and milk. Ingredients are listed on AUI's site, here's the strawberry I'm not sure about the pectin claim either, I thought you needed water for pectin to have effect. But why not add flavor? Why settle for just pretty when you can have pretty and delicious?
  23. Minus 11.0 C, which required another spoon. I'm sure it's phycological but if one sprinkles a few pistachios on top it looks and tastes like pistachio. I noticed in The Perfect Scoop, David Lebovitz roasts all his nuts except pistachio, because roasting causes the green color to turn brown.
  24. ditto. that machinery is just amazing.
  25. Isabelle Prescott

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    They talk about professional bakers using the "high heat dry" milk. Well, I like the taste of home made bread much better that what the professional bakers make.
  26. Isabelle Prescott

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I'm going to do an experiment and make the same recipe with instant powdered milk and the same recipe with instant powdered dry milk that has been reconstituted and heated per The Fresh Loaf to see if it makes any difference. (Sometimes we complicate bread baking to a point of being ridiculous.🌭)
  27. keychris

    flavored cocoa butter colors

    I hate how they market this stuff. "Richer in pectin and natural fruit sugars, blah blah is less brittle". Yes, that's because you've added fruit powder to the cocoa butter. It's not pure cocoa butter any more. "No added colours" ... wtf? cocoa butter isn't red and orange and black naturally, so clearly there ARE added colours. What they mean is something like "no added things that you might perceive as nasty like titanium dioxide, don't worry it's all fruit based" I don't see the point of flavouring the cocoa butter, to me cocoa butter is purely decoration, not flavour.
  28. JoNorvelleWalker

    Kitchen Scale Recommendations, 2011–

    Update: YaeCCC responded promptly. This scale comes in three models, the difference being the maximum weight: 200 g, 300 g, or 500 g. I have the 500 g. As it turns out the calibration instructions provided are for the 200 g model, using the 200 g weight included in the box. There is no way any customer would guess how to calibrate the 500 g scale, but it was not difficult once I knew how. Why YaeCCC doesn't mention the procedure is a mystery.* Calibration also requires additional weights** not included with the scale. So not only are calibration instructions not provided, nor are the means to do so. I can only suppose they get a lot of tech support questions and returns. Calibration is at five points: 100 g, 200 g, 300 g, 400 g, and 500 g. As I said, not difficult. After a quick run through my 100 g weight measured 100.001 g. The scale runs on batteries or AC. Blessedly it does not auto turn off. The weighing platform is removable. The readings don't drift around. The scale has leveling feet and a built in bubble level. As scales go, I like it. I'm tempted to buy a higher range scale of the same type. Amazon has them up to 30 kg (though only 0.1 g resolution). *the amazon product description has been updated to include the calibration instructions! **which fortunately I have.
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