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  1. Host's note: this topic is continued from Instant Pot. Multi-function cooker (Part 4). I have a question. I am cooking for a large group who are attending our second fund raising dinner for our Syrian refugee family who need a car. My plan is to cook the plain rice pasta style then toss in a little butter and refrigerate for a day. On the day of the dinner the rice will go in two instapots on the warm setting to heat up. How long do you think it will take to reheat a full instapot of rice? Thanking you in advance.
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    Lunch 2019

    Saw an individual duck leg at the store this morning. Into the CSO at 375f for 25 min after a rub with soy sauce and sesame oil. In my earnest attempt to empty a freezer, I retrieved some mandarin pancakes. Assembly was with hoisin sauce and green onion shreds. This was accompanied by a salad and a cup of gazpacho which was also from the freezer. The soup is pretty good considering it is a raw soup. Two more pancakes for tomorrow.😀
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    Dinner 2019

    Nice looking meals everyone. All very inspiring. Grits and Mushroom Sugo topped with a poached egg from Gjelina cookbook. First picture is my grits and sugo and the second picture is the finished dish from the book because I forgot to take a picture of my final dish. This was really good. I had some dried wild mushrooms, dried Shiitake and dried porcini mushrooms which I added to some fresh button mushrooms. These are nicely browned then cooked with onions, garlic, tomato paste, thyme, bay, white wine and stock.
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    Lunch 2019

    Thank you @Duvel. My stove is not totally level so the batter was thicker on one side. Probably a coin or two under one side of the pan could fix this problem. I really like them and will be a good addition to my Dim Sum repertoire.
  5. I just finished reading the first round judgements. Interesting to see what people value in a cookbook. The more background provided about a recipe the more inviting I find it and that seems to be what most of these judges were looking for also.
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    Dinner 2019

    I have seen sardines with a Chili ...I don’t like tuna so maybe why I haven’t seen it.
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    Food recalls

    Not really a recall but perhaps should be. I stopped buying Asian shrimp a couple of years ago. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/shrimp-antibiotics-resistance-amr-marketplace-1.5055101
  8. @Shelby how many ‘righties’ and how many ‘lefties’? Or does it matter?🤪 Seriously, I need to find a bag of feet to enhance my stocks...not easy to find in little old Penticton. On the subject of gelatinous additions to stock, does anyone use packaged powdered gelatine ?
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    Bonacini's Italy

    I think I watched his series on GustoTV I like watching his technique.
  10. Thanks! Good to know. my back up arrived just now. i will put it through a few paces later. i guess I will then drain ALL the reservoirs and stash downstairs until it is required.
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    Kindness and Salt

    I believe it is one of the books in Food52 Piglet competition.
  12. Canadian Tire doesn't carry them anymore!
  13. Our house is an R2000 home which is basically an airtight house. If we have a fire in the wood burning fireplace and I want to use the stove fan, I have to turn on a specially installed fan that brings air in from outside.
  14. No is was their NN-ST775S with the cyclonic inverter. Purchased on sale at Canadian Tire just about two years ago. I really liked it
  15. What's a home without a steam boy in every room?! Canadian Tire used to have them and they would go on sale at around $199 but they aren't carrying them anymore which is why I just went ahead and ordered one through Amazon and it's weird because they have three models for sale: 300NC is $381.25 300N1C is $199.00 300C is $305 The one I currently have (for about 3 years I think) is a 300C No idea what the differences are amongst the models.
  16. I just ordered my back up from Amazon.ca, $199.00 Cnd with free shipping. Seeing my 2 year old Panasonic microwave just died and the thought that it is likely discontinued made me pull the trigger. Thanks everyone.
  17. YES 👎🏿 About four cms today but by noon it had warmed up and the melt is now on with temps forecast to go to 15 C on the weekend.
  18. I threw the dish and the little plastic lid into a zip lock bag and tossed it in the garbage. I don't think that smell will come out.
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    Dinner 2019

    Thanks. I use Elaine Lemm's Yorkshire Pud recipe. I make the batter the night before. I use a popover pan rather than a muffin tin. Basically it's equal parts by volume eggs, milk and flour. Whisked together; rested for at least 30 minutes but the longer the better. Baked at 450F for 20 minutes.
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    Dinner 2019

    Sous vide Bistecka; Yorkshire puds (5 inches tall); Air Fryer Onion rings and a salad not show. Burn beans....not served (see the "I will never again.....thread for details on the beans).
  21. I will never again use my Microwave's 'Keep Warm" feature......It burnt my beautiful green beans and bacon dish that was intended for dinner (the bowl WAS full to the brim but incinerated beans take up way less space)....The machine is outside in the snow and the whole house still smells like burn food. Funny thing was we didn't smell the beans until I opened the microwave door and a cloud of smoke came pouring out. I had noticed the microwave heating too much on the 'defrost' cycle so that was a sign that there was something a miss. No longer under warranty. Maybe it's time for a second CSO and no microwave. We'll try without it to see how we get on.
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    The Air Fryer topic

    After watching U-Tube Chef John make crispy onion rings I tried them in the air fryer. I did try some fried in fat. Those are the two at the top of the tray. Of course they were the best but the air fryer onion rings are pretty good for about 10% of the fat. My batter did not get as thick as Chef John's so I added a little more cornstarch and instant mashed potatoes. My panko crumbs weren't fine enough to really stick to the rings...I had to crush them in my mortar and pestle. I sprayed them with Pam on both sides before putting them in the fryer for a total of 6 minutes, turned at half time. We're going to have a few on top of our Bistecka tonight. '
  23. I love this little machine. This morning I reheated a couple of slices of pizza: Super Steam at 400F for 5 minutes; switch to Convection Bake 450F for 4 to 5 minutes depending on your topping. Perfectly reheated and still crispy.
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    Breakfast 2019

    Aren't they wonderful. If you haven't been to AnnT's website...it is worth the time. So many excellent looking recipes and information....down the rabbit h......
  25. @blue_dolphin. Lovely looking dish and I love that they are baked...I bet they would be great in the air fryer too. @heidih I agree totally that avocados are mostly about their texture versus flavour...well, at least for the avocados we get up here in the Great White North that have been shipped many kilometres from south of here.