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  1. You betcha! 😁 First up, though, I want to try tempering chocolate, possibly tomorrow. I have dark, milk and white on hand.
  2. @CanadianHomeChef No, not yet. I got the dark chocolate a couple of days ago but then I decided I may as well try the milk and white chocolate while I was at it. Theee two I bought today. The three require tempering at different temperatures. I expect I may do some tinkering tomorrow. I will be posting my results here, for sure.
  3. @CanadianHomeChef You are fearless. Should work though.
  4. ElsieD

    Iron Chef Canada

    Starting Wednesday, Food Nerwork Canada will start airing Iron Chef Canada. I thought I would start a thread on it in case anyone is interested.
  5. ElsieD

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Something called English Cottage Pie from the cookbook Cooking Light Global Kitchen.
  6. I just remembered that America's Test Kitchen had a segment on Millionaire's shortbread. This is available on-line for those interested. Their caramel layer consists of: 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white corn syrup 8 T unsalted butter, cut in small pieces 1/2 t salt 1/2 cup whipping cream. This was cooked over medium heat to between 236 and 239F, stirring 9nce in a while. I have never been able to make this successfully and plan on giving this recipe a shot one day.
  7. Had my first perfectly poached egg this morning, cooked at 183F for exactly 5 minutes. Runny yolk, set but soft white. Nice to know that I can duplicate this with ease.
  8. ElsieD


    So is Canada. I've never seen so much pumpkin stuff.
  9. ElsieD

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @JoNorvelleWalker Ooooh, that looks good!
  10. I bought some chocolate the other day that I am going to temper in the control freak. I'll report back.
  11. ElsieD

    Instant Pot Cooking Blender

    Another review. https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/instant-pot-blender-review-article?mbid=nl_1012018_weekly_WellEquipped
  12. Me neither. I like walls around my mess.
  13. ElsieD

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thai red curry beef over rice.
  14. We went through this also. The end result was well worth it. Our kitchen was completely gutted and I still have this image of one of our cats, sitting there, peering in and looking from side to side as if to say "where did the kitchen go"?
  15. @boilsover Re: your no. 5. Do you live in a hot climate?