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  1. Lasagna Wars

    If you don't want to make your own pasta, some stores carry the premade fresh lasagne sheets. They measure about 9 X 10 inches and make for nicer layers than the narrower dry ones and I think they taste better. Are you making a classic Bolognese style sauce? You could roast fresh tomatoes for the sauce. I like to steam-roast them, sometimes I use a sweet tomato, like a Campari. Marcella Hazan has a few lasagne recipes.
  2. It certainly gets lots of good reviews. Digging through the Q & A's, I found an answer from the seller stating "The interior dimensions on our oven are 12.83in L,10.90in W, 8.89in H. " But it's hard to determine how high the lowest rack position is. I would guess the the three different rack positions are about 2 inches apart, so the lowest rack position might give 6 inches or so clearance? Several users of the Cuisinart Convection Steam oven have commented that it makes excellent toast, I'd agree with them. But it's a bit pricey.
  3. I'd love to see a side by side, especially given the price difference between the two! Doesn't the ThermoMix cost three or four times as much?
  4. I'll wish you luck, also! Let us know how it goes!
  5. Has this one been on sale before? Ruth Reichl's My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life for $1.99 for US Prime members.
  6. Fruit

    I'm not sure how many North Americans are familiar with them, either. They may be unusual to some people here, also. Our CSA farmer likes to try different things. Emphasis on "north" americans, ha. They may be much more common in southern parts of N America.
  7. Fruit

    They can be pretty tasty. We get them in our local CSA farm share, some of which is pictured here. I don't think they are hard to grow. You can see them in lower right in this image. I think we get them once or twice a year.
  8. I have a few of her Indian cookbooks. Never looked at this one before and not sure why, but I own it now! Thanks, @chefmd.
  9. That would be this Instant Pot version, I believe.
  10. Pressure Cooking Today sent me an email saying that Amazon has the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 on sale tomorrow: Amazon 1-Day Deal Monday, October 2, 2017 as of 12:01 PST Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart $69.99 Save $29.00 or, 30% Limited to: 5 Per Person or, While Quantities Last
  11. I saw this earlier and it seemed to have online availability but then it showed out of stock. They usually do free shipping over $75 so it might be worth checking back later for anyone wanting one in Canada.
  12. Yes, how is Chum? Is she helping out with things? As the cats are, I assume? I love reading your blogs - or your posts in general. You have a knack for description and always make us feel warm and welcome! I also love how you draw on so many things - your own garden, local fishing and hunting, online resources(!) and bring them together to make such interesting meals.
  13. There is a local farm here that makes salt but it's sea salt. You can let it sit for a few days so the suspended particles sink and then strain the clean water above through a fine sieve or cloth. That's all I've got. But I could put you in touch with the local salt-maker. I've never made it myself. I LOVE Lexi. More Lexi. What does Lexi eat?
  14. I use my smartphone for many of these things also, but somehow I just don't think of it as a kitchen product. It certainly is a helper though!
  15. There is an Android version, but it's getting pretty mixed reviews. I don't think I'll bother installing it right now. The number of 1 and 2 star reviews are almost the same as the number of 5 star reviews. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instantpot.app&hl=en#details-reviews @Anna N, have you used the Apple version? Would you recommend it?