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Nyleve Baar

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  1. My thought too. It seems a shame to drown it in a stronger flavour but not sure it has enough oomph to stand up on its own.
  2. When life gives you crabapples...and you don't want to make jelly...you make crabapple vodka! Basically just cut crabapples in half and steeped in vodka - probably nearly a month now. It smells delicious. Almost spicy - which is weird because the only thing in it is crabapples and vodka. I'd love some ideas for cocktails for next week's Canadian Thanksgiving. People?
  3. I have a friend who used to make something she called Chokecherry Cordial, which was basically a syrup you could add to sparkling water or whatever. Non-alcoholic. It is delicious. I have no idea how she made it but I"m sure recipes exist.
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    Bosch stovetop issue

    It looks like I have the exact same - or very similar - stove. That happens to me occasionally when I boil over or somehow spill something. Not sure where the stuff collects, but it causes that endless clicking. My solution is usually to light the burner manually, as Shelby suggests, and let it burn off. Sometimes it seems to be water that has gotten in somewhere it doesn't belong. The flame dries the burner out and the clicking stops. Hope that works for you.
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    Saving cooking mistakes

    Save the sauce too. If the only problem is that it's too salty, that's so easily fixed by balancing it out with unsalted ingredients. I hate throwing out food. Hate hate hate. I mean ok fine, if it's really terrible in some way - spoiled, rancid, bad-tasting - fine throw it away. But I love taking something that didn't work out well in its original form and turning it into something entirely different and edible (or even delicious). So here's my suggestion. Rather than turning your freezer into a morgue, as Anna N describes it, why don't you re-purpose everything NOW, and freeze the new thing. I do find that stuff I put in the freezer that isn't quite edible usually gets ignored forever. But a finished soup or casserole or whatever is always welcome on those crappy days when you don't want to cook.
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    Saving cooking mistakes

    Mash them up and use the crumbled meat sparingly in lasagna or some other concoction. If they're sufficiently diluted by other ingredients it should be fine.
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    Cuisinart DLC-8 bowls

    Sorry - turns out your parts are exactly the same as mine so even if I do have a bowl that would fit your machine, I'll be keeping it until I inevitably need it. If I were you I would look on Ebay. I've found parts for my Cuisinart on there - sometimes just what I need; sometimes with extra bits I don't need. But still worth it if you're looking for any replacement parts. Sorry for the false alarm. I thought maybe it might be a slightly different model.
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    Cuisinart DLC-8 bowls

    What exactly is the part number on the bowl that is broken? Usually it's embossed in the plastic somewhere. I am a collector of all old cuisinart parts so I may have a bowl that would fit. I know it doesn't fit my old cuisinart so I have no use for it. Would be happy to pass along for the cost of postage. I recently found another whole machine - almost exactly the same as mine, Japanese made - at the dump. It went into my basement Cuisinart Museum for future use, if ever necessary.
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    Ramps: The Topic

    No photo but risotto with ramps, fiddleheads, dried porcini (which I picked) and a few eager-beaver asparagus from my garden. The season has begun. Looked for morels this morning but nothing.
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    Ramps: The Topic

    I started a few small patches on my property, using ramps I dug up from my main picking spot. They're going to take a lifetime to get to the point where it's possible to harvest from that area, but I'm happy to have them growing in my woods. My grandchildren can pick them. Or their children.
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    Ramps: The Topic

    Looks like risotto tomorrow.
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    Spice Storage Ideas

    This works really well for me. I have one shallow drawer dedicated to spices. But I should clear out the one below it - currently filled with my music CDs which I never listen to - and put all my salts and whatnot in there in a similar way. Very easy to find and use everything. I mean, of course, this requires a drawer. Which may or may not be available.
  13. $4.99 at Value Village yesterday. With my 30% Tuesday seniors discount it was under $4.00 including tax. This is one of the smaller ones - maybe 10" diameter. I also have a bigger yellow one that I picked up at our local dump for free several years ago.
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    Thanksgiving cocktails

    A couple of years ago my son made Dark and Stormy cocktails pre-thanksgiving-dinner with lovely fresh apple cider and Jamaican ginger beer. I haven't had one since but now I want one. Seems the right thing for the time of year.
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    Costco meat quality decline?

    True true true.