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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Kirkland minced California garlic. Pan frying it does not burn off the "Ascorbic Acid". Do I need to rinse it before use?

Mar 15, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Shanghai shen jian bao/mantou (上海生煎饅頭) recipe [Moved from China & Southeast Asia Board]

I tried that in Shanghai a few years ago. Have you tired pan firing xiao long bao then add 1/4" of boiling water to the frying pan to finish the cooking?

Mar 15, 2015
smfan in Home Cooking

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

New Product: Peugeot Zephri Electric Pepper Mill $49.99. I bought the Zeli last month for $75 from Amazon and love it.

ISO of lemon coconut cake for parents 50th anniversary

I taste the cake again today. The texture is lighter than a pound cake with the shredded coconut. I forgot to finely chop the coconut. Still nice.

Feb 11, 2015
smfan in Home Cooking

ISO of lemon coconut cake for parents 50th anniversary

Hello Roxlet, I used Extra Large Eggs and Yolks. It smelled "eggy" but I couldn't taste the egg in the cake. The top is very crunchy. Do I need to cut the top off? Do you use a food processor to chop up the store bought shredded coconut? Thanks.

Feb 10, 2015
smfan in Home Cooking

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Warden has Stirling unsalted butter.

Feb 03, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Billy Bishop SB coffee beans and Kirkland frozen farmed atlantic salmon are on sale. 7 seas alder smoked wild sockeye salmon 450g for $16 processed in Canada. Romaine hearts are in stock. But no spinach or arugula.

Feb 03, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Rio tuna from Italy is on sale this week

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Thanks jayt. I saw Northumberland and Meadowvale salted butter at Billy Bishop.

Feb 02, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Thank you Nevy. How do you cook it?

Feb 02, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Trying to eat more fish. Would like to hear your recommendations. Frozen, fresh, or canned from Costco. Thank you.

Feb 01, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Billy bishop has organic arugula & kale by earth greens.
Warden has organic baby spinach. Both branches have no Romaine lettuce. It has been like that for last 2 weeks. Does anyone know why?

Jan 26, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Skotidakis organic 2% vanilla greek yogurt 3x500g $10. Ingredients: Organic partly skimmed milk, organic cane sugar, natural vanilla flavour, and active bacterial cultures. Taste pretty good.

Jan 22, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

On the WS website, Komin dutch oven has a "silicon coating" . When I checked it out at WS, the bottom looked like bare cast iron but the wall did have irregular "shine". The instruction that came with it did not say anything about seasoning. It was on clearance for CAD75.

Jan 20, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Thanks Ray. Didn't see this at Crate & Barrel last week. I will try to get some cast iron cookware from Japan. This brand looks promising.
www.yanagi-support.jp/catalog/06.html

Jan 19, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Kitchen steals and deals for Ontario

All Clad d5 3qt sauteuse $180 (may have additional 25% off) at WS Yorkdale.

Jan 15, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Thanks BG

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Yes I also need iron in my diet. Lodge or Komi bare cast iron should be my first choice.

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

I want something that is pretty to look at, not nonstick, and multifunctional. I have been using a SS pot to cook pretty much everything including searing steaks. But I have work related joint problems so weight is a major issue for me.

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Thanks Chem. Can I sear steak using ECI? Not nonstick, so can't fry rice in it?

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Thanks BG. I don't think I can safely remove the full pot from my oven. This will be for stove top use only.

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Le Creuset 4 1/4 Q chef's oven at Williams Sonoma

Want to get a cast iron cookware. Tried lifting Staub, Lodge, and Le Creuset. This is the only size I can lift comfortably in store. The dimension is 10.5" diameter, 4" high, 6 lb 1oz. It is also on sale for CAD140. Should I buy it or forget about cooking with cast iron? Thanks for your input.

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Cookware

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

Me Va Me is opening at York Mills and UpJohn

Jan 14, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 - Grocery store finds (Ontario)

Yuzu from Japan?

Jan 13, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me choose a rice cooker

I have the 10 cup Zojirushi IH rice cooker for the two of us. It was CAD300 about 6 years ago. The price has come down a lot. The japanese cup size is smaller than the regular cup size. I usually make 6 cups of rice and have leftover for 3 meals. 30 mins to cook white rice. 3 hours to cook gaba brown rice.

Jan 13, 2015
smfan in Cookware

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Hemp Heart and Pomegranate juice are on sale at Billy Bishop.

Jan 12, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Thanks

Jan 06, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Hi Nevy, for kouign amann which recipe do you use?

Jan 06, 2015
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best salads, 2014 edition

What kind of mushrooms do you use?

Oct 07, 2014
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What else can I do with Steel Cut Oats?

Thanks for the idea

Oct 07, 2014
smfan in Home Cooking