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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

Lovely Seder menu :)

I have no place to go this year - was planning to go to NYC as usual but found out that my contract will be up on May 9th and decided to stay and get some urgent work done since I'll have all time in the world for a visit soon. I love Passover and have not missed many; it is kind of sad...

about 9 hours ago
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

Which Cardamom cake are you making, DK?

about 11 hours ago
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

Thank you for these details! I have some leg of lamb in the freezer and this gives me an idea what could be done with it :)

about 17 hours ago
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LEG OF LAMB - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for April 2014

This sounds absolutely delicious to me! Did you follow a recipe or just made it up? I think Ottolenghi has kibbeh recipe in one of his books.

about 21 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Interesting Sarah; my focaccia was not as good second time around either; and I didn't have a cold! I am planning to make it again. I think I get over confident at times and need to slow down and pay more attention to the recipe. I do not care for veg toppings but like rosemary and/or oregano and coarse salt; maybe garlic slices.

Apr 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Roxlet, the layout of your house sounds similar to my daughter's in NY which started as a hunting cabin back when and was built in 1930s into a house that is still standing and rather proud, I must say :) My space is the former cabin and there is a stairway off the kitchen that leads to two maid rooms and a bathroom. I considered putting my sewing room into one of the rooms as they are not used but it is not very convenient since I am only there occasionally.

Apr 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Candied ginger is easy to find. I usually buy in in the bulk store. She says you can make them without one or two gingers but I think that using all three is what makes these cookies extra special - your mother would love them (I hope!).

Will post about the pies - love the idea of shredding and squeezing the apples. I'll make 1/2 recipe unless you tell me that I can freeze half of the dough - does it freeze well?

Apr 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

The cookie recipe is on her web site: http://alicemedrich.com/recipe/my-gin... in case you are curious.

Thank you for your apple hand pies recipe! I will probably make them next weekend. My theatre group is coming over for tea next Monday and I think that hand pies and raspberry jam slices that Caitlin posted will be a nice treat. BTW, the jam slices became even tastier and somehow less sweet as the week progressed but remained deliciously tender and moist.

Apr 13, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Very nice hand pies and I would like your recipe too :)

Do you have Alice Medrich "Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy"? She has the best (imho) ginger cookie recipe. Perhaps looking at her flavour combination will help you tweak your gingerbread.

Apr 13, 2014
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

MY BOMBAY KITCHEN

Apr 12, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Incredible, so much work and patience but the result was over the top, no doubt :) Thank you for sharing!

Apr 12, 2014
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

Also interested and my library has the book! Just put a hold on it in case it is in the running. I want to look at it any way and Persian cuisine is something that I would like to explore.

Apr 12, 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

Thanks! I was reading Goose Fat & Garlic - amazingly engaging and I never cooked from it! It has a soup recipe. And came back to computer to check EYB :)

I'll report tomorrow on my duck adventure.

Apr 11, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

Congratulations Ziggylu! You are a true inspiration - thank you for sharing. It really helps to hear that others struggle too and overcome:)

Apr 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Very nice! Good looking beef bourguignon- which recipe did you use?

Apr 11, 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

DK, many thanks for such detailed instructions above for making confit - most kind! I bought two duck for about $25 which is an amazing price I must say. They are frozen which presents a bit of a problem because I want to freeze breasts - hope all will work well. They are defrosting and tomorrow I will follow your instructions for confit. I do not have any fresh herbs, will use dry instead. I wonder if I should render breasts for a bit and then freeze or just freeze as soon as I take ducks apart. How do you make duck stock? Just like chicken? How do you use it? I was thinking maybe I should reduce significantly and freeze the reduction to use for sauces and such. Any thoughts?

Apr 11, 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

What recipe are you using for confit, DK? All duck fat or a mixture? Wonder if one can use coconut oil - I have a huge jar of it purchased at Costco at the moment of weakness. There is very good sale on ducks this weekend and would be a perfect opportunity to buy 2-3 ducks, confit legs and freeze breasts. Wonder what would I do with carcasses? There probably will be plenty of fat to render, even enough for confit.

Apr 11, 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

I wish! I am in Canada and on the other coast; not even on the coast really - in Ottawa. Thank you for invitation - you know that I am just kidding, don't you? The dishes you cooked all sound great. Did you make duck confit from scratch? I am so tempted but somewhat timid to try.

Apr 11, 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

Is this a "yes" ? Beam me up, Scottie :)

Apr 11, 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

Exactly!

Apr 11, 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

I will, thank you for encouragement :)

Apr 11, 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

I would like to be adopted and eat at you house every day! I'll do dishes, promise :)

Apr 11, 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

I have to try this controversial sauce! One of these days...

Apr 11, 2014
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Cook on Sunday - eat all week?

Thank you! That's what I thought to begin with :)

Apr 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

Thank you very much! I just checked EYB and you posted a number of notes on the recipes. I should've checked first but didn't think about it. The bee hive looks amazing and does the soup that you'd make using garlic skins - very intrigued :)

Apr 11, 2014
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Cook on Sunday - eat all week?

What??? Chicken cooked to 85F will be just above room temperature and raw!

Apr 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? April 2014 edition!

DK, I have Cheesemonger's Kitchen and have not cook from it at all. Do you have favourites to recommend?

Apr 11, 2014
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Nominations for May 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

I get definitely get behind PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE. Made two simple dishes from it last weekend and WOW!

Apr 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Is this GF bread?! Recipe, please!

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

Oh, what a bummer! Very sorry, Berheenia. Maybe you could get a newer version of Kindle as a replacement - they seem to become more advanced in time. I have the original and really want an iPad in addition to Kindle. Love my Kindle because of its size and weight - it basically lives in my purse :)

Apr 10, 2014
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