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ElsieD

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  1. We are going to Newfoundland in August for two weeks. We start in St. John's and leave from Deer Lake. We will be traveling along the coast covering most of the island. Does anyone have any suggestion on where to eat? I'm looking for anything from casual to fine dining. I know The Inn on Fogo Island has a great restaurant but that is all I know.
  2. When I was in my teens I worked at whatever summer jobs I could get. This included picking strawberries, beans, and in the fall, apples , hoeing tobacco plants in the fields and working the tobacco harvest. I started when I was 13. I did not lack a work ethic. One summer I decided to fit in a couple of days of picking raspberries. I lasted the morning. The raspberry place was about 2 1/2 miles from my house and I walked there and back. Even I could see it just wasn't worth the effort for what I was getting paid. I figure it must take 4 or 5 wild blueberries, volume wise to equal 1 raspberry. No wonder they charge what they do. I don't begrudge them a penny.
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    Shrimp and Grits

    @Okanagancook Thanks again. Was the rice worth the price when shipping is factored in? I have an order from filled in but I don't know if I am going to place an order. The popping corn and the pencil cob I find particularly intriguing.
  4. ElsieD

    Shrimp and Grits

    Now that I see your list I could swear I have seen it somewhere before along with a comment on shipping costs. For the life of me, I can't find it. Pencil Cob Grits sound interesting.
  5. Did you or I eat in any of the places mentioned?
  6. Host's note: this topic was split from the topic Baking Bread from Scratch in France. Allrighty then, I thought I would give this a go. This is what it looks like and I will cover this with a paper towel and see what happens. It is in a west facing window. Not sure what to do with it exactly if it works, but I will deal with that when (if) the time comes.
  7. ElsieD

    Shrimp and Grits

    I just looked on their web site. What kind did you get?
  8. https://anovaculinary.com/introducing-the-anova-precision-cooker-stand/ Just ordered one of these. Not sure if this is the right place for this.
  9. Sorry, that was badly worded. I didn't look for them at Costco, just the mangos. I noticed the 50% off sticker which made me think Loblaws or Independent which I did look at and also Metro. I agree that homemade is probably better but I find it handy to have a premade something or other on hand when you just want something quick.
  10. @Anna N Bought some of those mangos at Costco yesterday and just had one. They are very good. I also looked for the Libertè flan but could not find them. Are they worth looking for?
  11. ElsieD

    Shrimp and Grits

    Yes to sift first or just chuck the lot in there?
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    Shrimp and Grits

    I just checked my Vitamix and it would seem I have the dry grains top. It holds 32 ounces. Are you suggesting we sift à la @chromedome and then blitz the large pieces or throw it all in there?
  13. @rotuts Interesting article. Thanks for the link.
  14. Love lovage. I had it growing in my back yard, back in the day when I had a back yard.
  15. ElsieD

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I did them in the Breville Smart Oven, air dryer setting 400F on the Breville supplied air fryer rack. They took about 15 minutes. These potatoes were labeled "plank cut".
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thank you, but I can't take credit for them. They were frozen fries, Alexia brand. They do bake up nice and crispy.
  17. They were started rib down, but basted and turned a couple of times. They came out of the oven rib down but it looks like I turned the ones on the right over before I took the picture. Given the exposed bones on the ones on the right, one could think the meat would fall off the bone but they were done the way we like them, with a slight tug to get them off the bone. It is indeed an awesome machine, and I have only used it a handful of times so far. I'm looking forward to baking some bread in it.
  18. I really like them fried in butter with brown sugar added to the pan as they are frying.
  19. A woman of great taste and superior intelligence.
  20. Using @Okanagancook 's excellent template, today I cooked baby back ribs in the CSO. I wondered about the length of time, 2 hours posted for the cook and after some discussion with Okanagan cook, decided to put them in 2 hours before planned dinner time and monitor them. The question really was whether the time quoted was for side ribs or baby backs. We tend to eat around 7:30 so they went in at 5:30, bake steam 300. I was also making raspberry sorbet so asked john to bring in the ice cream machine and plug it in. A while later I went to get the ice cream bowl out of it and horrors! He had unplugged the CSO to plug in the ice cream machine. I have no idea how long it was off. I put it back on left it for a while then tested a piece of the meat (that would be the missing piece in the picture, sacrificed on the altar of quality control) and discovered it was done. The rest of the meal wasn't. The salad was quick enough to throw together, but the sweet potato fries needed to be baked. In they went to the BSO Air and I put the ribs on the CSO warm setting. My best guess is that they were on bake steam for an hour. Pictures below, after marinating, after the cook and plated. The recipe came from the NY Times cooking site and is called Chinese Style BBQ ribs. The ribs were delicious, nice and moist and tender. Should have gotten a CSO long ago.
  21. ElsieD

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Pork back ribs, coleslaw type salad, sweet potato fries.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I too am a member of the non GBP club. Love all the rest.
  23. Those look amazing. Were there 8 mangos in the box? (Going to costco tomorrow.) Do you store them in the fridge?
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