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  1. Robert, you aren't the only Wegman Groupie. Wegmans was my favourite grocery store when we lived in Dunkirk, NY for a couple of years. I was about 50 miles from Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA and a little less from Jamestown, NY so I had lots of options. I would drive to one of these places at least twice a week just to shop at Wegmans. Tried to kill a a few birds with one stone and hit Preimer Liquors when in Buffalo and have lunch at a favourite Indian Restaurant. Ann
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    Roast Pork

    You could poke a hole down the middle and stuff with prunes and apricots and marniate for a few hours in a mixture of white wine, sage, thyme, minced garlic, salt, pepper. Brown the roast and some carrots and onions, deglaze the pan with reserved marinade add a litte beef or chicken broth to the pan, cover and braise in the oven. When cooked, transfer the meat to an oven proof pan and brush pork with dijon mustard and brown sugar and return to a 450°F oven until the coating is bubbly and crisp. Strain the pan juices, skim off the fat and make a sauce. Ann
  3. What a feast. Everything looks sooo good. When I die I'm coming back Italian. Ann PS. I'd like to know what is in the ravioli filling too.
  4. MamaC thanks for posting your recipe for Cozonac. The recipe I used for the Croissants is Julie Child's recipe. It is in her Baking with Julia Cook book. And it is posted on a number of websites like this one.. I used the other half of the recipe to make Chocolate Croissants today. It was worth making this recipe to just to have these.
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    My favourite is Rhubarb Pie or Rhubarb Crisp. But I'm a purist. I like it on its own without other fruits mixed in.
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    Le Creuset

    Has anyone else bought any of the Mario Batali line of cast iron pots? I was in the market recently for a new roasting pan. After doing a little homework and finding some good reviews, I bought Batali's roaster and the Dutch Oven. I've used them both a number of times now and I'm very happy with them. One of the deciding factors was that these are safe in the oven at 500°F. They are very heavy. The roasting pan weights just under 12 pounds.
  7. Not exactly dessert, but I made Croissants today using Julia Child's recipe. I love to bake but I've never made Croissants before. Shaped and Rising Inside
  8. I love eggplant but for some reason I don't cook it very often. Last week I made a eggplant lasagna. Basically a traditional style lasagna with layers of breaded eggplant between a top and bottom layer of noodles. It's wonderful grilled as part of an Antipasto Plate Or as an appetizer/first course in puff pastry. Individual Eggplant Lasagna
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    thawing bread

    I'm not an expert, but I bake bread, Italian and/or French, every week and freeze it. I wrap the loaves in paper towels before putting them into freezer bags and haven't had a problem with the crust becoming soft or soggy. Ann
  10. Thanks Ling. We moved from Vancouver back over to the Island in December and I haven't been posting here much. I've missed reading about your eating escapades. I thought of you recently when I made a Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding. I'm trying to get caught up on all the wonderful pictures here and on the Dinner thread. Mama C, This is the pastry recipe that I use for most pies/tarts. Very easy to work with and you can use it for both savory or sweet pies. Ann Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table Pastry Butter & Lard Pastry 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt
  11. Wow is right. Mama C, your pastries look soooo good. Alinka, thank you for posting the link to your cookies. I wasn't going to ask you for that too. I picked up some rhubarb at the farmers market yesterday and made a rhubarb pie. Ann
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    Apple Cake

    My favoruite apple cake is from the cookbook 'Savoring Italy' by Michele Scicolone. Very moist and buttery. Apple Cake - Torta Di Mele Al Burro Ann
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    Dinner! 2005

    I haven't been reading or posting for the last 6 weeks or so as we were in the process of moving. I haven't had time to look at all of the dinner posts that I missed but I'm trying to catch up. I've looked a many of the pictures and there are some amazing meals. Alinka, I'm drooling over those cookies. Megan your latkas look so good. Wonderful picture too. And Shalmanese, I love your stirfry with sesame seeds. I don't usually cook Chinese food, but tonight I made Lemon Chicken. And now that we are settled in and all the boxes have been emptied I've started baking bread again. My
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    Dinner! 2005

    Wonderful Pictures. My husband would love those Scallops and the tuna and white beans are calling to me. Susan thanks for the link to the pasta cookoff. Great thread. Haven't done a lot of cooking in the last couple of weeks. Last nights dinner was lamb shanks with braised baby artichokes and baby lima beans. I started the beans earlier in the day and then finished them off with the lamb. Not very colourful but tasted good.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Shouldn't open this thread on an empty stomach or at least not until I have been to the market and picked up things for dinner. Now I want ribs, gazpacho, lamb, , salmon, flounder....etc... Haven't done much cooking the last few nights as we have had ball games to go to. Sunday night I made Mexican. Chicken Tostadas. Made two salsas one with tomatoes blackened on the grill and one with just fresh tomatoes. And we had Sangria to drink with it.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Percy that Tuna looks amazing. Ann
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    Dinner! 2005

    Wow, such wonderful meals. Alinka great sandwich and what a wonderful picture too. This thread is responsible for many cravings. I would love a hamburger. And you should be proud of that picture Grub. We had an easy pasta dish last night. Clams steamed with garlic, onions, white wine, chicken broth, chopped tomatoes and lots of fresh basil. Served over Linguine.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Wow some amazing looking dinners, Patrick's Lamb, Susan's crab feast, Foodman's Chicken Rollades, Grubs Pork Vindaloo & Aloo Gobi (Love curry), oh and Bill's Salmon. Everything looks wonderful. I made Chicken Pot Pie yesterday. Used frozen puff pastry this time instead of the herb (thyme) crust that I usually make. I had enough filling and pastry to make one large and four small.
  19. My family loves salads but I have never been a big fan of them. So I don't make them nearly as often as they would like me too. Here are a few that I have made in the past. Salad Niciose Seafood Salad Tomato and Feta Pan Seared Foie Gras with Pears
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    Dinner! 2005

    Megan your bread pudding looks so good. Bread and Butter Pudding is a favourite dessert of mine. I serve it with a caramel sauce or a lemon sauce. I grilled some baby back ribs Greek style last night and served a Tomato and Feta Salad on the side.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Easy dinner last night. We had to leave early to watch a Ball Game so I just put together an antipasto plate of melon wrapped in Italian proscuitto drizzled with a little olive oil ,fresh ground black pepper, kalamata olives and gorgonzola cheese.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Haven't made chicken wings in a while. Need to add them to the menu soon. Those look wonderful. We had a Herbed Rack of Pork for dinner. Fresh shelled peas, roasted butternut squash and mashed potatoes.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Grilled Rack of Lamb with an herb sauce and sides of mashed potatoes, green beans and grilled tomatoes.
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    Dinner! 2005

    Thanks Toliver, I did go ahead and post the recipe on Recipe Gullet. Ann
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