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Maison Rustique

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  1. 2 hours ago, rotuts said:

    no fan of I.G. here


    passed on reading the Rx.


    I would like to point out , she is not a Felon.


    as far as I can tell.


    but she has an awful lot of " Very Dear Friends "


    I , on the other hand , provide for a Cat.


    he does sometimes bite.   


    I always know where he stands .


    You mean I'm not the only one here who doesn't own an Ina cookbook? 😆 

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  2. I wanted to report that the avocados I got in my last Imperfect order were fantastic! I always seem to get bad avocados here in the midwest, but these were perfect in every way on the inside. The skin had blemishes, but who cares!


    Also, I felt I was taking a chance on them because they were so cheap, but I got some of the boneless, skinless chicken breast chunks. At $2.99 for 14 oz., I felt like I couldn't go wrong. They arrived frozen and I put them promptly into the freezer. I used them yesterday in a chicken potpie. My husband had no idea, but said it was some of the best chicken he's had. I was very pleased. In the package, there were 2 pieces that were very close to breast half size and a few smaller pieces. 


    I ordered a second time from Misfits and was just as unhappy as I had been the first time. The radishes were so soft they were unusable. A rotten lemon and eggplant that was nearly gone, too. I am cancelling them and will continue with Imperfect as I need them. I am so overstocked right now that I just skipped this week's shipment.

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  3. 20 hours ago, Shelby said:

    Yeah, they are BIG (the sprouts) but they look nice and fresh. 


    I've gotten it from Misfits, too.  I'll post a picture of it next weekend--it's not paper, but it's some kind of mushed together fabric...almost like the lint that comes out of my dryer lol.


    I wondered about the weight too...but dang it couldn't have added that much to put those in....  and if it did, they could have used a much smaller box....


    I dunno.  Out here we can just throw cardboard in our burn pile and get rid of it, but I imagine it's much harder for folks in the city and in apartments.


    That mushed together stuff (I think their website says it is a recycled paper product.) is good for insulating bins to make outdoor shelters for feral cats. I have a couple of people who have asked for mine.

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  4. I have been getting Bon Appetit because it was ridiculously cheap, but I've become very disinterested in it. I just don't find much of interest in it any more. Maybe I'm too old and not urban enough to be their audience. 


    I have been having a great time going through the thousands of recipes I ripped out and clipped from magazines and newspapers over the past 40 years or so. It certainly makes food and food magazine trends apparent. And also shows how my own cooking and food preferences have changed over the years.

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  5. 4 hours ago, BetD said:

    There are reasons to be tempted... the ease, the fun of unpacking the goodies... but I fear that in Minnesota winter, much would be frozen and ruined in the delivery process. In the summer, my CSA provides for my needs, but I never get the winter share and I tire very quickly of squash and roots in excess.

    Yes, that was an issue with my first order. I am giving it a second chance and hope I chose things that will not be so vulnerable to the cold. And I hope the shipping is a bit better (not having to sit on the truck so long) now that Christmas is past.

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

    Thank you.

    As so often happens with such things (according to Pooh) the anticipation is everything:


    “... although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were....”


    What was I expecting? Haute cuisine?



    If you've ever had an MRE, you know there isn't much you can to make them better. I reckon powdered catsup and Tabasco sauce are about as good as it  gets. 😆

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  7. I subbed kale for the usual greens in my black eyed peas this year. Couldn't easily find mustard or collard greens and had kale. I'm sure we will survive. 


    Edited. I forgot to say that I signed up for both Misfits and Imperfect at the same time. There are good things and bad things about both. Still evaluating, but will probably cancel Misfits and go with Imperfect as a fill in for stuff I can't get at Aldi or the grocer where I do curbside pick up. A big issue for me has been that in the deliveries I have gotten so far, on the days of delivery, things have gotten too cold from the weather. It doesn't sit on my porch--it is from the time spent on the delivery trucks. Frozen tomatoes, lettuce, etc. are not a good thing.

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  8. 18 hours ago, ElsieD said:

    We haven't been ordering from  Chinese restaurants mainly because we don't know of any decent ones.  We do have a Korean restaurant that makes top-notch Korean food and we do order from him.

    We also do not have a decent Chinese restaurant, but we do have locally-owned Thai and Indian places that we patronize. There are also some newer Vietnamese places that we want to try soon.

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  9. I have a much earlier version of this Braun immersion blender with food processor attachments. I'm not sure I've dragged out my Cuisinart in the 25 or so years that I've had this. I also have a heavy duty blender and hand mixer. I find these serves most of my needs. I also have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer that almost never gets used. Many of you cook a lot more and have different needs than I do, so might not work for you, but I find appliances that combine tasks are space-saving in my small kitchen with limited storage.

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  10. 18 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

    Yesterday was the Grand Opening for the Aldi store in my neighborhood


    I drove by the morning and saw that the parking lot was mostly empty so I decided to stop in. 

    No crowds!



    I was apparently in some kind of porky mood as aside from some bananas that missed the photo, this is what I ended up with:



    It's about 2 miles away, so within walking distance as long as I don't buy too much stuff. 


    Also, they had these whole frozen ducks for $2.49/lb.  I was kind of put off by the "seasoned with approx 12 percent of water, salt and sodium phosphate."  Has anyone tried one?

    Good choices! My favorite cookies. 🙂 I got one of the frozen ducks last year and it was very good. Last time I was at my Aldi, they also had roasted frozen duck halves at a pretty good price. If I had room in my freezer, I'd have gotten a couple of them to keep on hand for making salads or "instant" cassoulet.

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