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  1. Well many thanks, I will pm you shortly! I am making a fairly traditional rich (light) fruitcake with a few small changes: Fruits include: dried apricots, pineapple, mango, papaya, cranberries, cherries, pears, prunes and dates. sultanas, golden raisins, currants real fantastic peels/citron (cedro) from Sicily Well toasted walnuts-medium ground (not chunky) last 70-80% chocolate chunks (heresy I know-but trust me it's great!) I m making two batches one with nutmeg and mace only, the other with the full dark spice load. Half the batch I am soaking in bourbon and the other in brandy or dark rum (still undecided) anyone want to add an opinion? I really love the cake base I am using. It takes light brown sugar and honey, gobs of butter and many many eggs. I'm licking my chops thinking about it. The angelica, I want to use in the cake, but really it depends of quality and flavour. If it is not great, I may use it decoratively.
  2. I want t use the candied angelica in shhh (fruitcake). This is in the place of horrible glace cherries. If I have time i will be making my own candied orange and lemon peel. However I will be in Sicily in October and may find lovely candied fruit there....hmmmm
  3. Hi all, I have been searching high and low and cannot find any for sale. Too late to grow and preserve my own. help
  4. so much good info so little time! Here's the Itinerary so far: Thursday, Camarillo-let the girls play the new 'game' the women folk head off to some outlet centre(not sure why) please read my final sentence. Friday-the Getty Centre and I'm thinking lunch there looks too beautiful (maybe a persian dinner) Saturday breakfast -Esotouric tour of Pasadena! Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles (my dream) Sunday Melrose, Robertson Blvd., farmer's market + el cholo tamales, beard papa, ativan! Monday-tylenol and a stretcher! I've already ordered 4 pairs of shoes, lots of linen clothes and SIX bottles of bourbon to be delivered to my niece in Camarillo!
  5. watch-out LA we's a-comin'!!! thanks so much for all the tips..we are going to be very busy indeed!
  6. Well hello VG! thanks for the shopping tips-myself i would rather walk, people watch and visit the beach-but man y thanks for the tips. do tell me more about la haunts please!! oh and, we've never been before. my one niece lives in camarillo she "writes game software" i think- but as with many geeks she doesn't get about much. oh and i am obsessed with bourbon-any good places to buy also welcome.
  7. wow! chez cherie and kim cooper! ooooh esotouric tours also sound great! hmmm perhaps when the girlies are shopping!
  8. Hello everyone! My niece was recently diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease-she is 18. Anyway we are trying to do some fun stuff with her while she is able. I know she wants to go to the Getty museum in LA. Also she would love to witness a taping of Ellen DeGeneres. So here's the request: A reasonable safe and modestly priced hotel-close to "famous" shopping I think she wants the Kitson boutique?? We are three adult women ages 45-60 and three young women ages 18-26 Also we are thinking Persian food...but we are adventurous eaters who would gladly snaffle back fish tacos and chicken & waffles. House of Pies perhaps, in and out burger!! hahahahaha I really am having trouble understanding "safe" 'hoods in LA (ok aside from SC LA). We arrive the 23 and leave on the 29 any help tips advice greatly appreciated. ps: she can still walk and see but can no longer hear
  9. in the name of all that's good and holy! This is i am afraid a top contender for the uneffingbelievable food related posts of all time. i bow to your greatness! twinkie sausage breakfast OMG
  10. Bernaise

    Tim Hortons

    i don't drink coffee. but i am always thankful for the super hot extra large tea with milk no extra charge! and the clean toilet when i have desperately needed one. plus once i had a tasty chocolatey doughnut with mint frosting yummy! i was hungry. oh and come to think about it i have had too many wheat and carrot muffins until one day i decided to see how virtuous i was and checked the nutritional facts! i think that the very healthy sounding wheat and carrot muffin has more calories and fat than an egg, cheese and sausage mcmuffin with extra cheese, buttered muffin and two hash browns. i wept. and an iced cap goes down silky... hey i guess i am a TH fan after all!! imagine that! hahhahahhaa ok but not that muffin of the devil!
  11. juicy wedges of tortiere with siracha & ketchup combo. And then two small chicken pot pies. And right now I am fantasizing about those little mini quiches lorraine and extra cheesy. i'd settle for a dinner plate sized quiche however!
  12. can anyone post some pics of canneles caneles cannelles(sp) they sound abit like popovers or yorkshire puds -but sweet.
  13. salty unsweetened peanut butter with orange marmalade. you must however, smear the marmalade side-with cold unsalted butter.
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