jayhay

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  1. September 2003 for me. I first heard about eGullet when our local paper ran Fat Guy's column's about his eating trip across Canada. We were planning our first trip to the Atlantic provinces at the time, so we used many of excellent his recommendations. The Vancouver forum was very lively in the old days, but is pretty much dead now. Too bad, it was a great group.
  2. I thought I was the only one whose feelings are hurt if my contribution isn't eaten. I now make sure my husband knows it's his duty to take a huge portion of my dish. Lately I've been taking crostini, topped with herb cheese, & either smoked salmon, cold roast beef or ham. I don't have to worry, as they are always very popular.
  3. I have a GIANT bag on my counter! Go to Costco, snacks aisle. The one in Richmond or Grandview Hwy should have it. Thank you for the info, I'll give them a try!
  4. I'm trying to track down a snack food called JOHN WM. MACEY'S CHEESE CRISPS. Any idea where they're available in the Vancouver or Vancouver Island area?
  5. And here I was envious of Americans being able to buy puff pastry that just needed to be unfolded. Here in Canada, the brand you usually see in the grocery store is sold in a solid block & you roll it to size. Sounds like that's the way to go.
  6. Thanks for writing this up Kim, brings back a lot of memories. In 1983 when we travelled to England for the first time, I picked up a copy of the latest GOURMET magazine at the airport. Those were the days when they published detailed travel articles, & to my surprise this particular issue featured small English villages. I already had with me a copy of the since defunct CUISINE magazine containing an article & maps of southern England to use a guide, so between the two, we searched out places we'd never have found on our own. The Red Lion Pub was one of many on the list, & I remember we enjoyed our pub lunch there. Our driving experiences were very similar to Mr. Kim's!
  7. I just want to say I'm really enjoying reading this Jerry. Love your style!
  8. Worst cooking show ever

    "Throwdown with Bobby Flay"....I agree! The whole idea is terrible, & Bobby is full of himself - smirking & puffed up when the crowd realize there is a "star" in the crowd. I recall one show in particular, where he was trying to come up with better food than a food cart was serving. No expense was spared on Bobby's part, so there was no way he could have sold the item for the $5 or so that the vendor was charging. How fair is that? It's just a mean-spirited show in my opinion. The food channel isn't worth watching anymore, I still like PBS. Love Lidia Bastianich , especially when she cooks with her grandchildren.
  9. Ooops, you're right - I do mean under cabinet, not under counter. Thank you for your advice. I read that Black & Decker had their UC coffee makers recalled. Hopefully they have a newer model.
  10. I'm looking to free up counter space in my kitchen. Does anyone have recommendations for space-maker under counter coffee makers or toaster ovens?
  11. In the Vancouver area or on Vancouver Island, does anyone know where to buy an under- the -counter mounted coffee pot & also toaster oven?
  12. Ann, Moe is one lucky guy. Judging by all the cooking you do for him, he must weigh 350+...well worth it I'm sure!
  13. packaged smoked salmon

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I still haven't had the chance to open the salmon & use it, so I'll refreeze & see what happens with the texture.
  14. packaged smoked salmon

    Last weekend I defrosted an 85 gram package of thinly sliced, smoked salmon lox , (processed in Canada...reading off the pkg.) but ending up not using it. It came in a shrink-wrapped, well sealed package, so I'm wondering if I can still use it, or should I toss it. It does say on the package to use it within 3 days after opening, but I haven't opened it yet, only defrosted. What would you do?
  15. Thanks for doing this Grace, looking forward to seeing what you'll be cooking this week. Do you have a particular cuisine you come back to most often for your spicy fix? Where do you usually find your recipes, from the cookbooks you said you love to read, or online? I usually go online for recipes, when I'm ready to cook, even though I love reading cookbooks! I think it has something to do with the rating system websites such as Epicurious offer.