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  Topic: Secret recipes: why?
bluedog

Replies: 18
Views: 29106

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:37 pm   Subject: Secret recipes: why?
I have to say I am confused by this topic as well. I am flattered when people want to recreate my food! I have two friends that won't share recipes and it really irks me, mostly b/c they freely ACCE ...
  Topic: Mad about Macaroons!
bluedog

Replies: 20
Views: 33230

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:23 pm   Subject: Mad about Macaroons!
Minty, that is it exactly. There are some really terrible comercial versions out there in the states; dense, chewy too sweet and sticky. but good bakery or homemade are quite good. (david, try clo ...
  Topic: Mad about Macaroons!
bluedog

Replies: 20
Views: 33230

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:39 pm   Subject: Mad about Macaroons!
Jen, I think you are confusing a macaron with a macaroon. The number of O's matters! A macaroon is the coconut delight, and a macaron is a french pastry sort of meringue w/ almond and a ganach filli ...
  Topic: Seattle in June!!!
bluedog

Replies: 34
Views: 68140

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:01 pm   Subject: Seattle in June!!!
Erin - Welcome home! I have been off the boards for awhile do to uninteresting work reasons, so I hadn't heard you were back in the NW. I know this must please you, as last I heard you thought it wo ...
  Topic: Pears!
bluedog

Replies: 15
Views: 19362

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:04 pm   Subject: Pears!
Make a pear crisp (my preference - with oat and pecan topping), and you can freeze it prior to baking - then next time you need a quick dessert for guests - pop it in the oven! my mom does this with h ...
  Topic: A Question of Manners ?
bluedog

Replies: 46
Views: 62642

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:39 pm   Subject: A Question of Manners ?
Griffin, just saw the resurgance of this thread so had to answer - black and about 3 1/2". it was cocktails! can just imagine said swagger Smile
  Topic: Stinky, smelly gift
bluedog

Replies: 13
Views: 14964

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:40 pm   Subject: Stinky, smelly gift
GP - ood comparison with the fish sauce. The smell is overwhelming. The first time i used it i thought i had ruined my meal, and then it mellows, marries, and melds with the other flavors and the re ...
  Topic: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
bluedog

Replies: 17
Views: 23428

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:49 am   Subject: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
Quick update - My mother-in-law gave us a gift certificate for Campagne, a fancy french restaurant here in Seattle. I had never even mentioned the place, so she (well, prob my father -in-law) researc ...
  Topic: How do you make hazelnut foam?
bluedog

Replies: 7
Views: 13249

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:58 pm   Subject: How do you make hazelnut foam?
I wouldn't know quite what to put in it for liquid, but the foaming is a result of one of these, which use a nitrogen charge to whip cream and more:

http://www.isinorthamerica.com/consumer/c_cream. ...
  Topic: A Question of Manners ?
bluedog

Replies: 46
Views: 62642

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: A Question of Manners ?
I have to contradict the shoe rule - a la Carrie Bradshaw - my shoes are part of my outfit! I too, have a no shoes poilicy at home, for residents and perhaps for casual, frequenting guests, but for a ...
  Topic: The C&Z Questionnaire!
bluedog

Replies: 41
Views: 47921

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:30 am   Subject: The C&Z Questionnaire!
Erin, gp and bainst: you can now have Beecher's World's Best Mac and Cheese shipped from Pike Place Market right to your oven!!

http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/shop_macncheese.html
  Topic: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
bluedog

Replies: 17
Views: 23428

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:19 pm   Subject: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
I agree it depends on the giver/receiver. I feel it is a bit of a cop out, but do gift cards for my 'tween nieces who live 2500 miles away. It makes them happy, and that is the point of gift giving, ...
  Topic: Split Pea Soup and Welsh Rarebit
bluedog

Replies: 9
Views: 11455

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:26 pm   Subject: Split Pea Soup and Welsh Rarebit
Rainey, would you be able to share your recipe? I have one, but it isn't as good as my grandmother Gweyndolyn's. I have been known to succumb to Stouffer's - I am so ashamed.

My recipe separates ...
  Topic: Global Warming and Eating Red Meat
bluedog

Replies: 22
Views: 24099

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:41 pm   Subject: Global Warming and Eating Red Meat
I will have to track down the actual article, but I read an interesting piece on how giving up a certain type of food, or eating locally istn't as simple as it sounds. For example, eating lamb from A ...
  Topic: Safe and Sound
bluedog

Replies: 34
Views: 38952

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:00 am   Subject: Safe and Sound
I have not forgotten you either, dear Tamar, as the local rep of C &Z, I owe you dinner out on the town! But sigh, it has been a busy month for me as well, disasters at work, turning 40 and geari ...
 
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