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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

YES. I was also there this spring visiting friends, and did not have one bad meal. Or even one "so-so" meal.

about 19 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I was in Cambodia and Vietnam this spring.. I LOVED the food! except for the crickets: I couldn't bring myself to eat them..

about 19 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

That is so sweet of you to bake for his new friends and roommates! I remember when I went to university in another province (where I knew no-one), my mother came with me to help me settle in, take me shopping for hangers and shampoo and that kind of thing. The first day, she took me grocery shopping and to Wal-Mart, and when I asked where she wanted to go to dinner, she rather abruptly told me that she had decided to go home ( 2 days early), and she was gone! I was dumb-founded (and annoyed that I'd have to buy my own dinner ;). She later admitted that she was so upset about having to say good-bye, she just bolted!
And she never did send me any baking!

about 19 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

A fabulous-looking cake for a fabulous dame! The dinner sounds great too...

about 20 hours ago
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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

This would be very dangerous for me.. cakes are one thing that I find it very easy to overdo, and I always regret it later (or, my gut regrets it for me!). I just spent ages looking at the picture, and trying to figure out which I would have tried first (was leaning towards the dacquoise)

Aug 19, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

You are not the only one!

Aug 19, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Those are some good deals!

Aug 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Smitten Kitchen has a variation of this recipe that I love.. made with cherries instead. She used parchment paper to line the pan!

Aug 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

30 eggs!! I am so impressed... that is quite a feat (and a lot of butter!)

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Despite all of my rhapsodizing about fruit.. I made brewers blondies from the first Baked cookbook! I wanted to make it to "use up" some malt balls I had: of course, the Ovaltine that I had to buy to make the blondies cost more than the chocolate hadd.. I am sure that you will all understand this "baker's logic".
Very yummy..

Aug 16, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I have never heard of ground cherries! I had to google them.. I have seen them before, but only as garnish on desserts at fancy restaurants..

Aug 15, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

The Kitchn had "tomato week" all of this week: I have only scanned it, but it looks like they had some recommendations on tomatoes and canning..

Aug 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

I'm looking forward to doing some baking in the latter part of the month (how can we be half-way through August already??). I was away at music festivals/ a family wedding in my hometown, so there was no baking beyond muffins and scones for breakfast.
I've got my book club and a work potluck coming up.. the peaches here are beautiful, so I was considering a peach bundt cake? And I ran across a blueberry cream cheese type bar early in the summer, printed out the recipe.. and now can't find it (!!).

Aug 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

That is exactly what I thought! Hard to bake when you can't eat anything :(

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

agree with both Roxlet and nothingswrong.. to me, "boring" and "cheesecake" don't belong together!

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

!! I'll say! I just followed the link.. that is quite the logistical feat!

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

It looked very, very labour intensive!

Aug 04, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Yes, I had to hand carry them to my mother in Ottawa, so she could make peach and sour cherry jam. She couldn't find them anyway, although I am sure that they are available..

Aug 04, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Ruthie, nothing sets better than currants! They are full of pectin.. my jams with currants don't move, even when you hold the jar upside down!

Aug 04, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Wow.. 45 minutes is a long time: you'd for sure have to top up the water level..

Aug 01, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Ooh, that sounds good! Yes, I pitch the jams that haven't set as "sauce for ice cream or yogurt!". Don't know why this one didn't set though: Used commercial liquid pectin, which usually always works. I aam out of town right now, will see if they are set when I get back!!

Aug 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Wow, that layer cake looks fantastic! I think that I had something similar in Singapore a few months ago..

Aug 01, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Absolutely! Cherries make great jam.
Of course.. mine hasn't set yet!

Jul 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

Just made the sour cherry and white chocolate crumb cake that I posted about earlier in the month.. and it's pretty darn good!

Jul 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

I love arepas.. so impressed that you actually made them!

Jul 29, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

And plum-cherry tonight.. sweet cherries are bigger and easier to pit. They make a bigger mess though!

Jul 29, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

Oh no! I really rely on the Toronto Public Library.. so many great resources!

Jul 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

Yes.. I am going to order it from the library first, but Dorie is very popular with Torontonians!

Jul 26, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I spent 45 minutes last night pitting enough sour cherries (what a PITA!!) for jam.. ended up with 5 jars. Tastes pretty good! It's a lower sugar recipe, uses Pomona pectin..

Jul 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

I wish very much that I was at that birthday party.. because that cake sounds great!

Jul 25, 2014
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