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Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

There's one in Laurel and one in ... Germantown? Somewhere around there, I think.

about 3 hours ago
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Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

Do you ever go to any of the Dutch markets in the area?

I haven't been to Let's Meat--but I go to Cheesetique next door all the time. I'll have to check that out.

about 6 hours ago
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Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

I LOVE getting fresh ginger from the farmers market.

about 6 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I tried a new brownie recipe today. This one called for ground hazelnuts instead of flour, and I subbed ground almonds instead. They're very rich and chocolatey ... yum.

Saveur's new look

Interesting. I rarely make any of their recipes either, though it's usually an interesting read. This year, after getting Saveur for ages, I let my subscription go. I also see many of the recipes and articles in emails and on FB (or feel like I do), so I don't feel like I'm missing too much.

Looking for "Nutrageous" snack size candy bars in NoVa….

Are you still looking Alkapal?

I found these at the CVS on the corner of Bradley and Arlington Road in Bethesda (the 24-hour one).

What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Is that the one with all the dried fruit in it?

I love just reading that cookbook.

Oct 13, 2014
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

This happens in my office on a regular basis. All kinds of food gets devoured, at all hours of the day, but half (or quarter!) doughnuts just sit there.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Oh yum!

Oct 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

That looks yummy!

Oct 09, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

No, mine was round, like a big ring (but the middle baked together, lol.)

I posted a picture of it here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9263...

And the recipe is here:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

Oct 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

This recipe is very similar to KAF's version of a kringle, and that was fabulous.

Oct 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Yum!

Oct 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

I'm so happy that it's cooler! I've missed baking (without melting, that is.)

Yesterday I made KAF's apple cider caramels. They're very easy ... and very good. I went for the less salty route, with just a sprinkle of pink sea salt on top, and was very happy with the appley-buttery-slightly salty combination.

I also made oatmeal "creme" pies, which I guess are a take-off on Little Debbies, though I've never had them. They were good, not great, IMO. The cookies are very soft.

Oct 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Wow, that all sounds delicious!

I love what you did with the filo ... I'm going to have to try that. (And yes, totally counts ... )

Sep 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Lovely! I made a similar quiche yesterday--but with bacon added and milk instead of cream. I always prebake the shell, though--the bottom wasn't soggy?

Sep 29, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Thanks! I used the recipe from "97 Tenement" but with a few changes.

http://forward.com/articles/128061/re...?

I used AP flour, less sugar (and some of that was honey), and half the amount of salt. Also, I made it into three loaves instead of two, and I double-glazed the loaves using a whole egg and water (which was more b/c I wasn't paying attention to the recipe saying an egg yolk vs. whole egg.)

Sep 28, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Wow!

Sep 27, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Thank you!

Sep 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Today was a challah day, plus I made an apple/pear/cran crisp.

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I have that problem too, rstuart. Somehow I think I'll find the space, though ...

Sep 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Oh man, I shouldn't have seen that pan! Too pretty!

Sep 22, 2014
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Useless clutter?

Funny -- since I posted the above, the blender has been given away (and replaced with a Vitamix) and my food processor was given away as well. The V slicer has been sitting out since its last use--I was thinking I might use it more if it were out--but now I think I'm just going to move it along. The stand mixer isn't going anywhere. :)

Sep 22, 2014
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Cranberry Recipe for Thanksgiving

This is one I've been making for years. This recipe is for three bags of cranberries, since we like it so much and want extras.

Cranberry-Orange Sauce
2 c brown sugar (plus more for adjusting)
3 c water
1 c freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 oranges)
zest of the oranges
3 12 oz bags of cranberries
1 Tbs or so freshly grated ginger

Wash cranberries and check them for stems and/or mushy berries. Combine brown sugar, water, orange juice, and zest in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. When boiling, add the cranberries and return to a boil; they will start to pop open. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10-15 min., til they start to thicken. Carefully test sauce for sweet/tartness and add more sugar as necessary (depending on how you like it). Let cool completely and then refrigerate.

Sep 22, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

I agree ... but I like things like that. :)

Sep 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Sorry, I misread that last night. Do you ever can (jar?) your applesauce?

Sep 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

I don't have a formal recipe. I wash and quarter the apples and put them in a large, heavy pot with a little water (maybe half an inch?). Let the apples come to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and let them cook til soft. Put them through a food mill (which will reduce the skin and seeds and mush it all up), add sugar to taste (I use brown sugar sometimes), and lemon juice to brighten the flavor (I've been using lime juice lately, but that's just me.)

Sep 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

Thanks!

Sep 15, 2014
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Apple-themed potluck

I had a yummy tapas dish last week that included shaved apples and fennel, sliced manchego, toasted walnuts, and a light sherry vinaigrette.

Mini potato latkes with fresh applesauce?

Sep 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

It's been a while since I've posted here, but it's finally cooler now and I can start thinking about baking again! :)

Today I made chewy, fudgy brownies with a whipped dark chocolate ganache.

The cake below is a birthday cake I made for myself. My sister did make me a cake for the actual day, but I was asked (nicely) if I would make a cake for a dinner party last night. It's a chocolate mousse cake, based on a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, with Grand Marnier cream and raspberries.