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  Topic: it's fruitcake weather!

Replies: 3
Views: 7205

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:45 pm   Subject: Fruitcake weather!
Monkey, that photo essay was adorable.
I just received 4 in the mail yesterday from my mother in Louisiana. Short days, long's fruitcake weather. Mother does not have a tried and true rec ...
  Topic: Most useless or least used kitchen gadget

Replies: 48
Views: 76776

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:24 am   Subject: Re: Most useless or least used kitchen gadget
Definitely the garlic press-extruder thingie. Such a disappointing purchase. A knife is so much better. And why is it still in the kitchen drawer? Oh, probably because I hope even useless items will b ...
  Topic: Favorite Cheese

Replies: 95
Views: 101197

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:40 am   Subject: cheese is a beautiful thing
Humbolt Fog -- can't get it here in western Michigan. Must rely on occasional trips to Ann Arbor. Love it.
Pt. Reyes Blue -- delicate and ultra creamy.
Zingerman's fresh chevre -- white and fluffy, ...
  Topic: Paris Restaurants: Cassoulet and some nice prix fixe ideas?

Replies: 12
Views: 24212

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:48 am   Subject: Re: Paris Restaurants
1. Echo Thoumieux.
Each time we are in Paris, my vegetarian husband throws caution to the wind and orders cassoulet at Thoumieux. He likes theirs best.
2. If this is duck, I must be in Paris.
I hav ...
  Topic: Favorite Cheese

Replies: 95
Views: 101197

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:41 am   Subject: My favorite cheese
Cheese is a living thing. It connects us with the earth in a unique way. If one really carefully tastes the strong cheeses -- the Limbergers and the Livarots -- you can discern the grass, the grain, t ...
  Topic: Farmers' Markets & Slow Food Movement

Replies: 76
Views: 94120

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:26 am   Subject: Markets, Farms and Restaurants
Had to chime in on the subject of farming. This is my absolute favorite time of year and living in Southwest Michigan there is a bounty of fruit and vegetables to be enjoyed. Last week, I came home wi ...
  Topic: Savory Chocolate Dishes

Replies: 13
Views: 17605

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:35 am   Subject: chocolate in chili
The whole chocolate-chili thing is very Mexican mole. About 10 years ago, I concocted a chili recipe for a chili contest at the office. It was marvelous, but I couldn't replicate it to save my life! O ...
  Topic: The Long Lost Tarte aux Pistaches

Replies: 23
Views: 40834

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:02 am   Subject: pistachio paste
My guess is that pistachio paste is similar to almond paste and that means it contains sugar.
I'm glad this discussion came up because it reminds me of a yummy dessert I had at a Lenotre bakery one ...
  Topic: Ice Cream

Replies: 45
Views: 51154

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 12:51 pm   Subject: Sour Cream ice cream
A few years ago, I tried a Gourmet magazine recipe for sour cream ice cream. Tangy and rich, it made for a perfect July dessert when partnered with fresh peach cobbler.

Sour Cream Ice Cream
from G ...
  Topic: Fruits and Cheese

Replies: 17
Views: 32573

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:25 pm   Subject: Mother's fig preserves
Like so many things my mother makes, she never measures. What I can tell you is that she uses whole figs. She puts them in a big pot and covers them with sugar and adds a small slice of lemon. (Too mu ...
  Topic: Fruits and Cheese

Replies: 17
Views: 32573

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:38 am   Subject: Re: Fruits and Cheese
1. Fresh figs and fresh chevre, maybe drizzled with a big of honey.
2. Even better is my mother's homemade fig preserves (whole figs in the most delicious syrup) with either a young or aged chevre. U ...
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