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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

Hong Kong - Xiao Long Bao

Shan Tong broth is very important in XLB.

Oct 06, 2014
smfan in China & Southeast Asia

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

Warden Location: Carnation hot chocolate 50 packets $6.89. Carnation hot chocolate 5 simply ingredients for $8.99. Sealest butter $2.85. Kirkland peaches & cream whole kernel corn 12 cans $5.99. Lysol toilet cleaner and disinfectant wipes are also on sale. Some sales are until Oct 9.

Oct 06, 2014
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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ISO 5kg box of steel-cut oats @ Costco in GTA

The Billy Bishop has Bob's Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats QUICK COOKING for $10 for 3kg in a plastic bag. Same isle for instant oatmeal. Found it today.

Sep 27, 2014
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Your favourite and least favourite cinnamon buns

Off topic. Cinnabon now has Cinnamon Bread available at Metro and Price Chopper. Anyone tried?

Sep 27, 2014
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hit and miss experiences at 'another' Congee place - Mr. Congee, Richmond Hill

I go to the original Mr. Congee cuz I don't get any MSG after taste at all. The dishes I find OK are stir fired beef noodles and roast pork/duck combo rice with garlicky deep fried tofu at tea time.

Sep 27, 2014
smfan in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hong Kong - Xiao Long Bao

Thanks Klyeoh.

Sep 25, 2014
smfan in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong - Xiao Long Bao

I love the shengjianbaos at Liu Yuan Pavillion. Tried Nanxiang steamed buns when it first opened in Causeway Bay. It's just OK back then.
I am looking for XLB that tastes like the originals at Nanxiang XLB in Shanghai.

Sep 23, 2014
smfan in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong - Xiao Long Bao

The last time I had xiao long bao in Hong Kong was May 2013 at the "Old Shanghai" North Point branch. I used to love theirs. But they changed their recipe and trying to clone the ones at Ding Tai Fung. I personally don't like XLB at Ding Tai Fung. Any suggestions?

Sep 22, 2014
smfan in China & Southeast Asia

Flour by Joanne Chang

Did you bake the macaroons for 20-25mins?

Sep 20, 2014
smfan in Home Cooking

Flour by Joanne Chang

Chang has a variation of the Toll House CCC using bread flour in the book. Have you tried?

Sep 20, 2014
smfan in Home Cooking

Flour by Joanne Chang

Thanks

Sep 20, 2014
smfan in Home Cooking