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  1. My favorite source is Beanilla. Great quality and great customer service. I've ordered their vanilla beans, and they were outstanding.


    I've ordered Arizona Mexican vanilla extract from Amazon, and it was good, but I don't think Amazon offers it anymore. However, you can order directly from Arizona's site:


    I love Penzey's double Madagascar vanilla extract.

  2. That looks delicious. What size loaf pan do you use? Care to share your tweaks?

    I use a 9x5 loaf pan. Here are my tweaks in parentheses that I posted on another forum in 2008. They're basically up to date, except I don't fold over the whole batter, just the very top layer slightly. I also dust the pan with flour after buttering.


  3. Tonight was penne with sauteed garlic, red bell peppers, and mushrooms in a white wine sauce. Served with Parmigiano Reggiano, and lots of white wine! Roasted cauliflower on the side.


  4. Salmon filets with a sauce/glaze of lemon juice, dry white wine, olive oil, Dijon mustard, chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Served with basmati rice and steamed broccoli.

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  5. This web site has it.(click)

    You might be able to email them (search for their web site) and ask them where you can find it locally. They should be able to tell you.

    Don't search for it on Amazon unless you want a heart attack when you see the price/bag. :shock:

    Thanks - that's the link I posted also, but they said "This product is stocked seasonally." I'll have to contact them and find out what the story is.

    OMG - you weren't kidding about Amazon. Insane prices! This looks pretty reasonable for 12 bags, but that same company charges $10.00 if you only buy 1 bag!


  6. Tonight is rainbow trout fillets with caramelized scallions in extra virgin olive oil and dry white wine. Served with basmati rice, and steamed asparagus.

    Deep dark devil's food cake with dark chocolate ganache for dessert.

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