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dishwasher detergent

I also find the inside of my dishwasher seems cleaner with the Finish.

2 days ago
CanadaGirl in Cookware

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

Exactly what I was going to say. I found many places with individual toilet rooms for either gender and a common sink area, especially in older buildings. It was a bit uncomfortable to me, but as I thought about it, there was no real reason for it be be uncomfortable expect that it isn't how it is at home.

Apr 17, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food
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Making a sauce that call for 1T cream. What can I use instead?

That is clever. I've never thought of that!

Apr 17, 2014
CanadaGirl in Home Cooking

Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Maybe, but the OP mentioned good baguette in Montréal, so maybe the good bread extends a few hundred kilometres east to my city :)

Apr 17, 2014
CanadaGirl in Los Angeles Area

Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

I am not in your country, but I can find some great baguette in Halifax, Canada. Some decent ones at grocery stores, but some fantastic ones at bakeries.

Apr 15, 2014
CanadaGirl in Los Angeles Area

Do you ever contact the manufacturer?

Absolutely. If I purchase an item that is clearly suffering from a manufacturing problem, I let them know. The most recent example is some soup in the refrigerator case at Costco. This soup was ready to serve, just needed to be reheated. However, the potatoes were crunchy. Not just a little too firm for my taste, but raw in the middle. I let them know, and they sent me a Costco card. I wasn't looking for that (and, in fact, did tell the manufacturer that I had returned the item to Costco). I have always found to compensation to be more than my direct cost.

Apr 15, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

returning food to supermarket?

I absolutely have. There are two scenarios where I will return food:
1. It goes bad well before the expiration date.
2. In the case where there is a "like it or get your money back guarantee" and I don't like it.

Apr 06, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food
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Migraines: Coffee vs. Coke?

I am sure that there are migraine sufferers who can't tolerate coffee, but I have no problem with it. In fact, I actually have fewer migraines than I had before I was a regular coffee drinker. It might be causal, it might be coincidence, but coffee does me no migraine harm. All these differing triggers sure do make it difficult to solve the migraines. :(

Apr 06, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

I'm not disputing what your milk looks like, but it can't be homogenization problems if it's skim milk. If there's no fat IN the milk, there's no fat to separate out. Still weird though...

Apr 06, 2014
CanadaGirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

They've had the CJ brand wontons for a very long time, and I've only seen them fully cooked. I think they are excellent.

Mar 23, 2014
CanadaGirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

They were being sampled at my local Costco earlier this week. I bought the bag after sampling...

Mar 23, 2014
CanadaGirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bubba Pizza

I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but I can't recall ever seeing a donair pizza with garlic butter on the dough. But, given the garlic and fat in the meat, it would be pretty hard to tell. I have watched one be made before , and didn't notice any butter.

Mar 21, 2014
CanadaGirl in Atlantic Canada

I love to cook from scratch but every now and then I can't resist...(insert name of convenience food here)

Interesting. What does the box say there? Ours says "Kraft Dinner"

Feb 22, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

CHOW Reviews: SodaStream Source Soda Maker

So I did a bit of research into this new Keurig, as I was curious. It seems the investment community is not a fan - many have downgraded their opinion of Keurig's parent company as a result. It will be interesting to see how it plays out, but I think I will stay with my (beloved) SodaStream.

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in Cookware

Dried mushrooms? What's the point?

I've never seen a washable insert. Do you know the brand?

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

What Makes Customers Think its Okay to Stay Past Store Hours?

I wouldn't want the floor under my feet mopped. But, it is winter and I live in an area that requires salting - I wouldn't want to see the floor if it had gone all day without mopping either.

I'm with you on the rest though.

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

thoughts on the pampered chef

Yep :)

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in Cookware

CHOW Reviews: SodaStream Source Soda Maker

I've never heard of this. I wonder if the syrup in the pods could easily be opened if one wanted a flavour that is Keurig only without the Keurig machine.

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in Cookware

Your Favorite Newman's Own Products?

It hasn't been availbe in my area (Nova Scotia, Canada) for a couple of years. We never had the full selection of Newman's product anyway, just some if the dressings and sometimes the pasta sauce.

Feb 12, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

Your Favorite Newman's Own Products?

I love that dressing. Unfortunately, it is no longer available where I am :(

Feb 11, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

What Makes Customers Think its Okay to Stay Past Store Hours?

Or Canada. This would be illegal here too. .

Feb 11, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

I love to cook from scratch but every now and then I can't resist...(insert name of convenience food here)

What's Ro-tel? I've seen it mentioned before, but never asked.

Feb 11, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

In what section were the Sahale snacks? I love that stuff, but don't get it from the states often enough.

Feb 08, 2014
CanadaGirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

I love these. There are always a few bags in my deep-freeze.

Feb 08, 2014
CanadaGirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I love to cook from scratch but every now and then I can't resist...(insert name of convenience food here)

I think the best way to doctor up Kraft Dinner is with a big spoon of salsa. Yum.

Feb 08, 2014
CanadaGirl in General Topics
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We were kicked out of a restaurant because.....

Lots of restaurants in Halifax offer free refills on pop. And coffee. But certainly not all, and I'd put it at 50/50 if I had to guess.

Feb 07, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

Mandatory tab at a bar

I don't have a solution. But why do they want one tab? Bars are generally set up to handle a scenario just like you are describing. It sounds like how a regular evening would run...

Feb 05, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

thoughts on the pampered chef

I think most of it is overpriced, but I do have three items and I love them all:
1. Pizza cutter. It's super sharp and the wheel is big. I actually found it competitively priced.
2. Pizza stone. I bought it before they were available everywhere. I have others, but I prefer the PC one still.
3. This really skinny scraper spatula that is so useful. It fits into narrow-mouthed bottles that nothing else fits.

Feb 05, 2014
CanadaGirl in Cookware

Clean/wash up while cooking ?

I clean as I go, as much as possible. And I have a large kitchen, so it's not a matter of needing the space. It's just more pleasant to have a relatively clean space.

Feb 01, 2014
CanadaGirl in Not About Food

I hate Zip Locks - The disappearence of non-ziplock bags...

Dollar store? Is there a restaurant supply store near you?

Jan 26, 2014
CanadaGirl in Cookware