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Maison Rustique

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  1. 16 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

    Mine haven't shipped yet but I know what's in the box, thanks to the Facebook group.  

    As much as the FOMO kills me, I think I'm going to downsize to the bean club-lite.

    I made that painful decision last year and as envious as I get when I see what I'm missing, I don't regret it. My pantry was overflowing.

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  2. I think I forgot to post about it a few weeks ago, but I got a loaf of the Organic Super Bread. It is full of nuts and seeds and also has grated dried apple, carrots and even a bit of banana. You don't really taste the fruit, but it gives it a slight sweetness. I was iffy when I got it then. Had a sandwich on it, which was a terrible idea. But toasted with butter, it is really nice. So nice, that I bought another loaf yesterday. 🙂


    Organic Super Bread

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  3. I also got a couple of the St. Albans cheeses for $4.99 here in Kansas City. My only complaint is that they are so small. I easily could have eaten the entire thing, but stopped myself. I had it with the Rosemary Sfogliette. Delicious! I'd have gotten more because they did not have many, but the expire date was very soon. I hope it will be back.


    My store also had the figs that looked beautiful, but I knew I could not use them this week, so passed on them. 


    I did pick up a new spice blend that I haven't seen before -- Ajika Georgian Seasoning. Ajika I have not tried it yet.

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  4. On 8/13/2021 at 8:27 PM, liuzhou said:

    🤣It's quite popular here. This brand in particular.




    It is imported from Australia.


    I can see this, too. But don't eat it. It's soap.





    Not to de-rail, but I started laughing when I saw this. Way back when after she graduated from college, my stepdaughter took a job teaching English in Japan as so many young people were doing then. She didn't speak a word of Japanese. Not long after she'd been there, she called. She related that grocery shopping was a challenge because she was never sure if she was buying something to cook and eat or something to put into the toilet for 1,000 blue flushes. That's all I could think of when I saw your post/photos! 🤣


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  5. So very sorry to hear this. Many condolences to all her family and friends. I hope she is soaring with the birds she loved to watch and watching over all her loved ones.

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  6. 22 hours ago, Porthos said:


    Ground Beef and Onions in White Sauce over a Baked Potato or Noodles

    We had this sometimes growing up. Mom called it hamburger gravy. Usually served over white bread or biscuits. I never thought about it, but probably something she made when money and time were tight.

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  7. 14 hours ago, rotuts said:

    @David Ross


    You bet !  I remember 


    came w carrot sticks , cut exactly like the celery :


    pretty fancy place.  and black pitted olives ,


    canned , probably from California 


    just awful ,  had a characteristic metalic flavor !


    We had this at many big dinners at my Mom & Dad's, too. The best part for the kids were the olives--you could put them on your fingers!

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  8. I fell into the celebrity chef trap and bought a set of cookware by Wolfgang Puck that was on sale at Costco. It is horrible. Nothing is airtight. The lids are not airtight. Definitely was not worth the price, even though it was cheap. Never again.

  9. 18 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:


     I think they used to have a full range of cake flavors but now only a yellow cake mix. My mom always kept some of the Jiffy cake mixes on hand exactly because they only made one layer.  It was perfect for this type of 11" flan/tart pan (eG-friendly Amazon.com link) with a fairly deep indent for the filling of your choice.  Mom generally used a layer of pudding, topped with fruit and edged with whipped cream. Fresh fruit ruled in the summer but a chocolate cake could be topped chocolate pudding and cherry pie filling, spice cake with banana pudding and banana slices.  It was her signature pot-luck contribution and always well received.  I shared a photo of her in her 90's making one of these creations over in this post on Cake Memories.


    Thank you for sharing that. I love the photos of your Mom!

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  10. There are cookie mixes, various muffin mixes, cake mixes, etc. I haven't looked on the website to see if they still make all of them. This cookbooklet was published in 2004, I think.

    Jiffy cook Book.jpg

    Jiffy history.jpg

    Jiffy recipes.jpg

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  11. I found my Jiffy cook booklet. I remember now being amazed at how many different types of mix they make that I have never seen. I'd guess they can be ordered online, but haven't checked. I'll post some of the more "interesting" recipes when I get upstairs to the pC.


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