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Maison Rustique

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  1. I made these discard Rosemary Olive Oil Crackers a couple of days ago. We had them yesterday. Everyone loved them. I sent to rest home with my sister because I can make more. I've always got discard to use and they are truly the easiest thing ever!
  2. Here in Kansas City where everything is up to date, this has been all the rage, though it has moved into the cocktail phase. Topping Bailey's Irish Cream, vodka or whiskey with it. I have not yet tried it, but did buy instant coffee for this purpose. By the time I feel like I'm ready for something like that, I don't want caffeine. Maybe I should have gotten decaf instant coffee.
  3. I made a sweet vanilla biscuit last night--did not really use a recipe, just winged it. Basically a sourdough biscuit with vanilla and a little sugar added. They were quite tasty. I also made these cookies. With the cinnamon sugar on them, they are like snickerdoodles. They were delicious. Sourdough Snickerdoodles
  4. I recently made a bread recipe with the opposite results! It was supposed to be bread dough and looked like that initially, but by the time it has gone through the second rise, it had turned into a batter. I hadn't added anything and can't for the life of me figure out what went wrong. It was a rainy day--can the humidity work its way in and turn dough to batter? Maybe gremlins were at work and they switched your batter with my dough!!
  5. I'm delighted to see this! I know next to nothing about Vietnamese food. We have a fairly new plaza that is filled with little restaurants. I've been dying to go, but was afraid I wouldn't know how to order. This will be a big help!
  6. Maison Rustique

    Dried Hominy

    I've been cooking that "famous" hominy for several years and have never had that issue. Have you moved recently to a place where your water might be harder? Have you tried dried beans recently to see if you might have the same issue with them?
  7. Our liquor department is in back of the store and is a part of the store--not separate. Probably varies according to state laws.
  8. I am not quitting, though I am also inundated. I often wish there was a Bean Club Lite version with half the amount we receive. Two people just can't eat that much.
  9. I enjoy a cup of herbal tea every evening before bed. I've always bought pre-made blends. Yogi has had a couple that were great. BUT, every time I find one I love, it seems to get discontinued. This thread has inspired me to try making my own blends. Thank you all for sharing what you make.
  10. Thanks to Frieda, I was able to find and try so many foods that I'd never even seen before. RIP 😢
  11. I'm so very sorry to hear this. He was such a vibrant, knowledgeable member here. Many condolences to all his family and friends.
  12. I've never had that happen. Maybe it is the beans you are buying? @rancho_gordo do you have any thoughts?
  13. I can't recall if mine is Braun or Cuisinart, but I've had it at least 30 years with nothing breaking. But, I also do not use it as much as you do.
  14. No glue traps and no poison. The problem with poison is that the mice will go out after consuming it and then be eaten by a predator--possibly your cat--who will then get terribly sick and also die. Snap traps seem horrible but that or live traps/re-locating are the safest, most humane way to go.
  15. I am new to clay cooking. I just got a Romertopf for Christmas and look forward to breaking it in soon. I am finding a wealth of information in the Cooking in Clay Facebook group founded by Steve Sando and Carolyn Tillie. If you aren't in that group, you may want to check it out. I hope I'm not breaking an eG rule by posting that.
  16. I have had both of those and they are wonderful. We had the Langres at Thanksgiving and it was delicious. I'd hoped to get another, but every single one they had when I went a week or so ago was already past the best by date. It was not going to last until we would eat it for the holidays. I hope they will have a new batch in next time.
  17. What a coincidence. I had just saved this recipe to try. Ponche Navideno
  18. Just reporting in. I didn't get my vinegars started as early as I wanted, but I did get them going. I tried some experiments - Vanilla with strawberries (using TJs freeze-dried strawberries) and vanilla with lavendar. Will be anxious to see how they turn out. Yesterday was our annual Christmas lunch party with a local hardcore food group. We do a gift exchange. My gift was a grinder filled with the Flower Pepper, a bottle of Vanilla Vinegar, a bottle of Lemon Rosemary Vinegar and a jar of Thai-spiced peanut butter that I bought on Amazon (iI popped up when I was looking for something else and I couldn't resist. We have our parties at a wonderful place in KC (Waldo Thai) and everyone in the group loves Thai food. At the last minute I made some of those super-simple Pretzel Turtles and put them in a little box to add to the gift. The recipient was so thrilled! She messaged me all night after she got home telling me how excited she is to try everything. Now, the bad part of this was that my sister and her husband were also at the luncheon. I hadn't told her about anything I'd made because she is getting all that stuff for Christmas, too. I was hoping it would be opened far enough from her that she wouldn't see, but it was right by her. She didn't say anything--pretty sure she figured it out. LOL.
  19. Mine did not have the cat or dog calendars--only the chocolate version. On the other hand, it was truffle heaven at TJ's when I went this week. I got truffle powder, truffle sauce and Black Truffle Alfredo Sauce. Also they had their holiday sets of honeys in really nice varieties.
  20. When is Aldi coming out with a knock-off version for half the price?
  21. I can remember some years back that Folger's made coffee bags like this. (I got a free sample.) It was Folger's coffee, so was exactly what you'd expect, but it made me wonder why more companies didn't make them. Yes, pricey, but no mess and no waste. We now have a Ninja that makes single cups (without pods), but for years, I'd throw out about 1/3 pot of coffee that we didn't finish.
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