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Anna N

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  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Yet another iteration of a roasted pork sandwich. This time broccoli rabe (blanched and sautéed with garlic and hot pepper flakes), shaved pork roast and gruyere on a lightly toasted multigrain bun.
  2. Help with savory palmiers

    Teo, I have recently tested my oven temperature and it was spot on. But I have great faith in you and your advice so I could see no harm in checking it again. It does indeed get to be spot on but not when it is supposedly preheated! It takes much longer than that to reach its set temperature. So apparently part of the problem at least is that my oven needs time to reach the appropriate temperature for baking the palmiers. I have spent a good part of today researching recipes and watching YouTube videos and there is no real reason why mine should not work out perfectly. Tomorrow when it is time to put them in the oven I will wait until the thermometer tells me that it has actually reached temperature and I believe I will have much greater success. Thank you for your insight.
  3. Help with savory palmiers

    The oven temperature is correct. I will try a couple with the convection fan going and see if that improves the situation. Thank you. Here is the recipe I followed minus the horseradish. I suspect I rolled them much too tightly!
  4. Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

    I was hoping to find tomatoes at a reasonable price at the supermarket but unless I was prepared to buy a whole bushel they remained an expensive proposition. Still hoping because I would love to make some more of that sauce.
  5. Help with savory palmiers

    Thank you and perhaps next time that will be ideal but right now I'm trying to rescue the two rolls that I do have.
  6. I was hoping to amuse my daughter and her friends with some savory palmiers. I assembled them yesterday and they have been in the refrigerator overnight. I used store-bought puff pastry and the filling is caramelized onion, bacon and a combination of cheddar and Gruyere. I carefully cooked and drained the onion and the bacon. As you can see from the photo, I hope, there has been no expansion of the puff pastry into the usual elephant ear form that I'm accustomed to seeing when I make sweet palmiers. They were baked at 425°F for 12 mins with the tray being given a 180° turn the six minute mark. There are two rolls of these still in my refrigerator. Is there anything I can do to improve the situation? Thanks.
  7. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    I thought I would combine breakfast and quality control this morning. I assembled some savory palmiers for my daughter and her friends to enjoy as an appetizer. Caramelized onions, bacon, Gruyere and cheddar. They failed the quality control check and I will be posting in the Pastry & Baking Section to see if they can be "saved". Here. Edited to add the link
  8. Exactly the day I want to stay far far away from any of them.
  9. This one seems to be rather shallow to suggest it as a gratin or casserole of any kind. It almost seems like a sizzle platter.
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Pork tartine with lingonberry sauce. Still just a pork sandwich but probably prettier than yesterday. They each have their place.
  11. Today Kerry and I found our way to Royal Pho in Ancaster after some serious retail therapy in our favorite store HomeSense. Our drinks did not make it into the photograph. Kerry had tea and I had iced coffee with condensed milk. Crispy calamari. This was amazing stuff and I wished that I could send some over to @rotuts! Kerry's meal was a grilled pork chop with chicken and fried egg. I had vermicelli noodles with grilled pork, chicken and a spring roll. Soup and dipping sauces.
  12. Online source for freekeh?

    No. I'm sorry I'm not familiar with the brands but I do know that Amazon has got the best customer service going so if you were not satisfied you could return it with no problem. But someone else might be able to recommend one of the brands I see there so I would sit tight for now and give people a chance to see that you're looking for an answer. @andiesenji will almost certainly know where to obtain it!
  13. Online source for freekeh?

    It seems to be readily available on Amazon.com from various sources.
  14. This is enameled cast iron I found in a thrift store. It has no markings on it other than a tiny label saying "made in Japan". Any guesses as to its purpose?
  15. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Don't feel too bad. Most days I forget I have it too!
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