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Maison Rustique

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  1. 22 hours ago, ElsieD said:


    If you can catch it before the final rise, you should be able to take it out, shape it, replace it and let the machine carry on.  I have found that helps a bit.

    I always stop mine, take out the dough, remove the paddle and put the dough back in for baking. Much easier than digging out the paddle and leaving a big hole after it is baked.

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  2. I am not going to order any more meat/fish/perishable from Imperfect Foods. I had an issue with pork a time or two ago. Today (and it isn't warm--it is in the 30s), the meat and fish had defrosted. That is not surprising since they are no longer putting insulation in the boxes. They put those items in a paper bag with 1 ice pack. That is not enough to keep it frozen. They are taking it all off my bill, but now I've not got the stuff to cook with that I'd planned for the weekend. I need to decide if it is worth it to even continue at all with them.
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  3. I remember at some point seeing a post in a forum somewhere about someone who was looking for a lid for her "soup tureen" which she had posted a photo of with soup in it.  When many pointed out to her that it was not a tureen, but a chamber pot, she was horrified that she'd been putting it on her table to serve soup.

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  4. 1 hour ago, weinoo said:

    I really think Imperfect is more perfect that Misfits.


    Completely agree. I finalize my Imperfect order today for delivery Thursday/Friday. We have dreadful weather here in KC area so I am being mindful of that and not ordering anything that will suffer from freezing. I am learning that you have to keep weather in mind when you order.


    I have been getting Facebook ads for marketwagon.com and think I am going to give them a try in the next week or so. I really like the local provider aspect. I also have a milkman from a local dairy and can get some produce and meats through them. https://shattohomedelivery.com/ 


    It is wonderful to have all these choices during the pandemic and bad weather.

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  5. I'll have to get it from my PC to post, but came across a recipe in my old files last night for pork tenderloin roasted in rosemary and salt with fingerling potatoes. T sounded delicious. Will post it later.

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  6. I am so sorry to learn this. Many condolences to all her family and friends. She will be missed by all in the community.


    Passing along sad news is not pleasant or easy and we are grateful to you for letting us know, Smithy.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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