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  Topic: ice cream/sorbet tips

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:28 pm   Subject: ice cream/sorbet tips
I adore my little Cuisinart ice cream machine. It and my stick blender are an unstoppable duo of ice cream-makin' gadgetry. I've recently done a delightfully pink strawberry sour cream batch, and the ...
  Topic: DEC. '08 DISCUSSION: Best Gift Ideas For The Food Enthusiast

Replies: 38
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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:24 pm   Subject: experiments...
I love to experiment, but, being a single girl, I can't always handle all of the results. I love pomegranate molasses (for the uninitiated, it's just the juice concentrated until syrupy--I buy mine at ...
  Topic: my newest kitchen friend :-)..microplane

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:49 pm   Subject: couldn't live without it...
I got my first microplane about 2 years ago, in a minor bit of retail therapy at Crate and Barrel. The ease of zesting even soft meyer lemons absolutely converted me. I *had* to get my mom one, and no ...
  Topic: AUGUST '08 DISCUSSION: Recipe Deal Breakers

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:05 am   Subject: Danger!!!
I'm afraid of anything that sizzles too vigorously. This includes deep frying, and the kind of oven roasting that pops and splats loudly in the oven or smokes a little. I'm just fine doing high heat a ...
  Topic: Grilling Veggies

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:10 am   Subject: Grilling Veggies
Heck yeah! Smile

Grate some garlic into olive oil, and rub on sliced zucchini (I usually slice it lengthwise, ~1/4" thick so you can handle it with tongs and not have it fall through the grill). Sprin ...
  Topic: olives

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Views: 24865

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:00 am   Subject: olives
I generally find green olives a bit too salty for my taste, and kalamatas a bit bitter--though I confess I haven't really experimented with either. I probably ought to try them again one of these days ...
  Topic: Pizza recipes

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: hooray for pizza!
Hmm, I haven't made pizza in *forever( (it isn't terribly convenient for a singleton).

Are you looking for more traditional fare, or are you an anything-goes California-style pizza eater? (I'm fro ...
  Topic: BonBon Bars

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Views: 16557

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:39 am   Subject: Best Easter basker ever!
I ordered some BonBonBars for my mom for Valentine's Day (sweet, selfless daughter that I am... ok, I probably would have gotten some for myself if I wasn't a poor grad student living 1000mi away). Bu ...
  Topic: Garlic Press?

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:05 pm   Subject: Garlic Press?
My Dad always used to buy garlic presses (not that he ever used them--he doesn't cook and doesn't understand that kitchen clutter is a pain). I never really liked them. Maybe it was that they were che ...
  Topic: Peach and Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Replies: 11
Views: 20095

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:15 am   Subject: frozen goodness...
I grew up with an ice cream maker (electric, but requiring ice and salt), so I *had* to get one when I moved out on my own--and the freezer bowl makes it really easy. I recently reclaimed it from my s ...
  Topic: Peach and Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Replies: 11
Views: 20095

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:20 am   Subject: base recipe from trial and error...
I've been enjoying my ice cream maker this summer as well. My base recipe is to puree fruit, add ~1/3c splenda (I'm diabetic), often ~2T lemon juice (or lime juice, or balsamic vinegar), perhaps ~2T-1 ...
  Topic: Ratatouille

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:53 pm   Subject: Haven't seen the movie yet, but...
I just made Clotilde's ratatouille over the weekend, and absolutely adore the leftovers (particularly delightful for the summer heat this week). I'll have to try increasing the temp next time, though, ...
  Topic: Very Chocolate Cookies, US edition p.229-232

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PostForum: The Chocolate & Zucchini Cookbook   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:53 am   Subject: nibby goodness...
Yeah, Whole Foods here in the west always has bulk cocoa nibs in tubs, sort of hidden near cheeses and such. They're Scharffen Berger, $16/lb, and the tubs are ~4oz (though I have seen an 8oz tub, and ...
  Topic: Cucumber Lemonade

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Views: 9816

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:43 pm   Subject: Cucumber Lemonade
That sounds like agua fresca, a very refreshing Mexican beverage and what made me realize that canteloupe and cucumber are disturbingly similar. As I recall, it involves pureeing your fruit (canteloup ...
  Topic: Herbal jungle...

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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:49 am   Subject: Herbal jungle...
My herb "garden" (a load of pots on my apartment step) is happily expanding, and I have a few questions for the experts here:

Mint. I now have spearmint (relatively mild), but have always been a bi ...
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