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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

This is the beauty of life :) Regardless how long you've been around, not a day goes by without a new discovery - we'll never know everything, do everything, read everything...

about 10 hours ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

My pleasure :)

about 10 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

Yes, both have pictures, well done and not a monster size that was a norm not so long ago. I also love Jerusalem by Ottoleghi - lots of pictures, great flavour combinations and very doable recipes.

Do you have Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan? I continue to cook from it and always enjoy the results. Lots of pictures too :)

about 13 hours ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

Love Russian Salad and very curious to see what goes into Parsi version.

about 14 hours ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

Delys, it is indexed on EYB - http://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/1... - all recipes and ingredients. My copy has finally arrived at my branch of the library and I plan to pick it up tonight. Let me know if I can look something up for you.

about 14 hours ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

There is also inter-library loan system - your library can request a book for you from another library. Worth checking into but U library idea is brilliant :)

about 16 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

The are a couple of new books that I am interested in:
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
A Change in Appetite by Diana Henry

Henry's previous book on preserving is very nice too. And May's upcoming COTM - My Bombay Kitchen - though not new is very appealing.

about 18 hours ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

I stopped by a store tonight and it wasn't on the shelves but they said it is available on-line. Maybe on-line store re-stocked since you checked :)

1 day ago
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Mother's Day Brunch for 11 - everything make-ahead

Roxlet made this cake and shared on "What are you Baking" thread - would be perfect for Mother's Day brunch:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9710...

1 day ago
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COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King

Delys, I have the book coming to me at the library but I am pretty sure I won't to buy it and was checking around. Chapters has it in stock: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/se...

Pretty sure they offer free shipping and the price is comparable to Amazon. I am planning to stop by a store tonight to see if they have it on the shelf and what is the price difference.

1 day ago
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Love your idea of crisping the lamb - thank you for sharing!

2 days ago
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frozen vegetable challenge

You could bake mixed veg in a white sauce - it will make very tasty side.

ETA: here is a recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/white-sauc...
I would lightly steam the veggies, pour sauce over and bake for 15-20 min.

2 days ago
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Oh, well, we all have different tastes which is a good thing :)

2 days ago
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Lamb sandwich from Nancy Silverton Sandwich book; see above my post for the recipe if you do not have the book.

Apr 21, 2014
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Cooking from Diana Henry's Books

This is a strange coincidence but I made this chicken too last week. I marinated a chicken breast because that what was in the fridge but couldn't cook it as planned and it sat in its marinade for a couple of days. I cooked it stove top in a ribbed cast iron griddle and it was very flavourful and tender. Didn't make cucumber and had rice noodles stir fried with vegetables and Asian inspired sauce as a side or rather a bed for the chicken. The breast was large and there is plenty left for an office lunch tomorrow.

Good solid recipe.

Apr 21, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

How different are baba ganoush and hummus recipes from the usual suspects? I'll stop by Chapters this week and have a look at the book. Sound interesting and I need diet changes big time!

Apr 20, 2014
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Apr 20, 2014
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Sounds good! Nothing better than NS sandwich, though - I roast lamb so that I can make the sandwich :) And I not big on sandwiches.

Apr 20, 2014
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

What an amazing dinner you are making! Lucky Mom :) If you have any lamb left over, consider making a sandwich from Nancy Silverton Sandwich book.

Apr 20, 2014
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Marlen soronsky's recipe for sweet potato/apricot casserole?

Here you go! Hope It is as good as you remember :)

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

1lb dried apricots 12 oz apricot nectar
1C water
4lb sweet potatoes
1/2 brown sugar
6T butter, melted
2T OJ
1T orange zest
1/2C pecans

Place apricots, nectar and water in a saucepan and let stand for 1 hour. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered until very tender, 40 min. Cool and drain reserving the liquid.
Scrub sweet potatoes and bake for 30-40 min at 400F until tender. Cool, peel and cut into lengthwise slices about 1/4" think.
Greased 2-quart shallow baking dish and layer sweet potatoes and apricots in alternating layers and sprinkle with brown sugar.
In a small bowl mix 1/2 reserved apricot liquid, melted butter, OJ and zest. Pour mixture over the layers.
Bake at 375F for 40min basting with liquid from the bottom of the dish. Place pecans on top and return to the oven for 5-10min until casserole is bubbling and the top is well glazed. Let stand for 10min and cut into squares.

Apr 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Just made Caitlin's slices again, this time with raspberry jam. Ate one still warm - heaven :) On Monday morning plan to attempt Nothing's hand pies- will report if I actually bake them.

Apr 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Yes, the short time sitting ensures crispy merengue.

Apr 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Very true... but since it is my grandchild who can't have both, gluten and diary, it is important to me to find a recipe that tastes good but does not have these ingredients.

Apr 19, 2014
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Menu Planning

I keep vermouth in the fridge for as long as the bottle lasts. Make martinis for people with it and no one ever complained. It is possible that my friends and I have very poor palate and therefore do not know better. I recently run out and just bought a new bottle; tastes the same to me as the old one did :)

Apr 18, 2014
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Menu Planning

You are not alone, LLM! I love to have a glass of wine somewhere in the kitchen as I cook. Usually use a glass and not the wine kind because it is steady and won't get knocked off too easy, and it looks handsome in a work-horse kind of way :)

Apr 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Thank you so much! I need to have it dairy free as well as GF so that everyone can enjoy. I do not have bread machine. Do you make it without the machine? Have you tried water instead of milk?

Apr 18, 2014
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COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes So Good You've Made Them at Least Three Times: Quick and Easy/Weeknight Edition

Didn't come back to report until now. I made stock by roasting the bones first as instructed by Barbara Lynch in Stir. Reduced and froze in small bags. Have not used yet - it is very game-e and smells delicious. I ended up confit-ing everything - legs, breasts and the meatiest part of the wing. I followed Stir's recipe for the seasoning mix and Zuni's instructions for the technique. I rinsed duck after seasoning for about 20 hours but it was still a wee bit salty. Still delicious! I had a leg, a breast and a wing; the rest is waiting its turn in the freezer out of fat. The fat I filtered and put in the fridge to use as needed. I also rendered as much fat as I could before starting the confit and ended up with enough fat to cover the pieces.

Apr 18, 2014
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Cooking from Diana Henry's Books

I have a few cookbooks on Kindle and find it impossible to use for anything but reading. Maybe it is me or my very old Kindle. Many people here said that using ebooks on iPad is very satisfying - I have been toying with an idea to buy an iPad but it will be awhile since there are a few other acquisitions in the queue. There are also travel plans competing for resources. And I am considering retirement, maybe not 100% but enough to give me freedom to do things that I want to do, and that will put a huge pressure on my limited resources! All to say that maybe e-cookbooks are not right for me at this time :)

Apr 17, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

Just think about the week after when you'll be down big time and stay the course.

I had one of these bad-bad days; didn't feel like cooking last night and took manicotti out of the freezer with tomato sauce that needed to be used and a few gratings of Parm. Was practically falling asleep in the afternoon - reviewing badly written reports didn't help either. Then had to do some shopping in the afternoon and bought salmon steak since I thought that I need some protein and no more carbs. It was delicious but so very fatty :(

I took a Paleo book out of the library and going to read it over this weekend along with another one on worm composting:)

Apr 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

I had days when whatever I touched turned to gross! Time to get out of the kitchen, go for a walk, plant some seeds, whatever :))

Apr 17, 2014
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