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  Topic: Mario Batali & America's Second Harvest ...
kjgibson

Replies: 1
Views: 5005

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:21 pm   Subject: Mario Batali & America's Second Harvest ...
Can't vouch for the cookbook but it raises money for America's Second Harvest and Mario Batali wears such cute shoes :-)

The Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook
Mario along with celebrity entertainin ...
  Topic: Sending a bottle of champagne to friends visiting Paris
kjgibson

Replies: 3
Views: 8639

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:33 am   Subject: Sending a bottle of champagne to friends visiting Paris
I cannot vouch for them but this website says it ship free worldwide: http://www.finestwine.com.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Karen
  Topic: Plastic Wrap in the Oven?
kjgibson

Replies: 15
Views: 22703

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:31 pm   Subject: Plastic Wrap in the Oven?
I wish I could remember where I saw that flour and water paste idea. I've looked a little and didn't find it. More research!

I remember seeing the flour & water dough trick too ... years ago. ...
  Topic: Conversion table for baking pan sizes
kjgibson

Replies: 6
Views: 17522

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:37 pm   Subject: Conversion table for baking pan sizes
That's one to be clipped, laminated and taped inside the cabinet door! Thanks!

I used to write the volume of my pans on the bottom in "permanent" marker ... it kept washing off so I gave up :-)
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  Topic: anyone ever heard of this?
kjgibson

Replies: 11
Views: 15621

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:05 am   Subject: anyone ever heard of this?
Glad you enjoyed it! It spoke to me too ... if you want to read the whole essay, it is at: very, very lucky to have been close to my gramps and I treasure the memorabilia he left me. It includes a 40- ...
  Topic: anyone ever heard of this?
kjgibson

Replies: 11
Views: 15621

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:38 pm   Subject: Re: anyone ever heard of this?
Not till now -- but I found a couple of references. One was on rootsweb and the other on RecipeZaar at Home, Home With a Range, in a set of essays called Luzerne County Memories. (I gather that Luzern ...
  Topic: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
kjgibson

Replies: 16
Views: 23268

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:59 am   Subject: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
I'd go to any decent kitchen store, like a Williams-Sonoma, to get an oven thermometer.

BUT -- it will give the temperature in the spot where you place it, so to get a sense of your oven, you migh ...
  Topic: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
kjgibson

Replies: 16
Views: 23268

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:02 am   Subject: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
Actually, it's the one recommended by Cook's Illustrated / America's Test Kitchen. My aging eyes find the big readout worth every cent! But I think you can get it for less than suggested retail by ...
  Topic: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
kjgibson

Replies: 16
Views: 23268

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:38 pm   Subject: Roast chicken (Le Poulet de Muriel)
Ditto the need for a thermometer. I highly recommend the [url=http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/tpen_home.html]therma-pen. It's pricy but very easy to use and to read. It's got a good r ...
  Topic: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
kjgibson

Replies: 17
Views: 23430

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:51 am   Subject: In Defense of "Impersonal" Gifts
I have for years had mixed feelings about gift cards. We send them but I usually feel a bit of a slacker for it.

Our nieces live on the opposite coast from us -- we are in California, they are in ...
  Topic: Hot hot chocolate recipes
kjgibson

Replies: 18
Views: 35865

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:59 pm   Subject: Hot hot chocolate recipes
do you think it matters if you use whole milk compared to reduced fat or even skim? :P

Yes, it does. Whole milk has more body then reduced fat and skim milks. The resulting hot chocolate will tas ...
  Topic: A little mood music for the holidays ...
kjgibson

Replies: 1
Views: 5735

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:30 am   Subject: A little mood music for the holidays ...
Not exactly a food topic, but it is that time of year. Hopefully this will make you smile even if you don't celebrate Christmas at your home or its not the happiest of holidays.

[url=http://badabo ...
  Topic: I <3 this!
kjgibson

Replies: 15
Views: 22700

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:20 pm   Subject: I <3 this!
Oooh! I get it! Took me a while but I get it!

If you turn the symbol on its side, with the 3 on top, it looks like a little heart :-)

Feeling old, and not too bright,
Karen
  Topic: Glucose Cake??
kjgibson

Replies: 10
Views: 10570

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:49 pm   Subject: Glucose Cake??
Lyle's is boiled down from cane juices. <snip> for some reason, so do places that sell supplies for making beer.

Home brewers are wont to add *anything* to beer wort, especially if it is di ...
  Topic: Turkey brining question
kjgibson

Replies: 10
Views: 11180

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:02 am   Subject: Turkey brining question
The emphasis on kosher salt is ususally because of the differences in the size of the salt crystals and hence how the salts measure. Per Cooks Illustrated, 1 cup of Diamond brand kosher salt weighs 5. ...
 
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