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Miso sticky toffee pudding?

I just read the NYT Op-Ed piece "When a Food Writer Can't Taste." It moved me, especially as I, too, am recovering from a brain injury after being hit by a car that ran a light. I was intrigued when she mentioned making miso sticky toffee pudding. Does anyone have a recipe? I have googled to no avail.

Jan 11, 2014
timothina in Home Cooking

Saturday dinner in Leesburg

After all the effort you guys put in, we got a call saying she was actually in Sterling! We ended up going to "A Taste of Burma," but if we are in Leesburg, we will definitely check out Mama Lucci or La Chosita. They sound delicious.

Thank you for all the advice. I am hoping to make it out there one day, so it will not go to waste.

Saturday dinner in Leesburg

We don't need fancy. This sounds good. I'll ask my husband to run this past her. Thank you.

Saturday dinner in Leesburg

Thanks for the recommendation. While there is only one vegetarian entree, there are vegetarian appetizers, soups, and salads. I think it would work. Again, thanks.

Saturday dinner in Leesburg

My husband and I are meeting his former boss, who is in Leesburg over the weekend. She is an adventurous vegetarian. Dinner doesn't need to be fancy, but I would prefer if the place were not too loud. Any suggestions? I have never been to Leesburg before.

Jerusalem artichoke ice cream

Thank you (belatedly) for your response. There are some really great ideas in there. I am interested in trying to make a sweet frozen yogurt. If I succeed, I will let you know.

Jun 10, 2013
timothina in Home Cooking

Frugal, Tasty Recipes for Families on Public Assistance

In the winter, squash is really cheap. I roast an acorn squash, cut in half. I then crack an egg in the middle, and put in back in the oven until the whites are cooked. Great.

Also, spaghetti squash with tomato sauce.

Long, thin roasted squashes are great stuffed with leftover grain/bean mixtures.

Orangette has a fantastic braised green cabbage. Put on some parmesan and an egg!

Lastly, radish greens are also edible. Eat the radish, and then sautee those greens (after careful washing) with chiles, garlic, and raisins.

Also, pasta with (frozen) peas, green onions, mint, and chile is fantastic.

I find growing herbs in a window makes more for cheaper and tastier meals. If this helps, I'll post more.

Jun 10, 2013
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lucuma powder/frozen yogurt

The other day, I saw lucuma powder for sale at the grocery store. My honeymoon was in Peru, and my husband and I loved lucuma ice cream and pudding. Does anyone have any recipes for lucuma frozen yogurt or pudding?
Thank you in advance.

Jun 10, 2013
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Jerusalem artichoke ice cream

I keep reading about Jerusalem artichoke ice cream (at Noma, etc). Since I grow Jerusalem artichokes and I have an ice cream maker, I would love to try to make some. Anyone already do this at home?

Apr 05, 2013
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jerusalem artichoke pickles

Hi. Does any one out there have a recipe for jerusalem artichoke pickles that is safe to can? We just dug up pounds and pounds of the stuff, and we thought they would make good holiday presents.
Thank you!

Dec 12, 2012
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canning kumquats?

Awesome! Sounds great.

Feb 23, 2012
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canning kumquats?

Anyone have a good recipe for either canning kumquats in syrup or canning kumquat marmalade? My mother's birthday is coming up and she loves kumquats, so I would like to be able to can and ship her some.

Feb 23, 2012
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2 and 1/2 hour layover at Union Station

Hi. I have 2 1/2 hours between my trains this Sunday. I was wondering if I could still buy groceries at St. Lawrence market at 4 on a Sunday, when the antiques market is on. Also, are there any good food trucks around Union between 4 and 6 on Sundays?

Blue Chair Jam Cookbook and River Cottage Preserves book = unsafe?

I just got Gloria Nicol's new book "100 jams, jellies, preserves, and pickles." I can usually figure out what North Americans would do with these recipes, but one has me stumped. She has a pear and chocolate jam that looks delicious, but I cannot find any usda info on canning safely with chocolate. Any ideas?

Oct 15, 2011
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canning whole poached pears

I saw that the USDA has instructions on how to can halved pears. Can you can whole pears which you have cored? Can you leave the stem on?

Oct 01, 2011
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crazy carrot shapes--butterflies, etc

They had carrots in sizzling rice soup and in chow fun. I found them charming.

Sep 05, 2011
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crazy carrot shapes--butterflies, etc

I went out to eat the other night at Asia City in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and every time there was a carrot slice in my dish, it was in the shape of a different animal--rabbit, butterfly, snail, bat, etc. The carvings were beautiful! Any idea if there is a machine that does this?

Sep 05, 2011
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canning applesauce with peels

Thank you. I had been checking the USDA recommendations:
http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_02/a... ,
which did not have lemon and did not explain why you had to peel the apples. You have been very helpful.

Sep 05, 2011
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canning applesauce with peels

In applesauce recipes, they do not recommend adding lemon juice or citric acid, but they also recommend peeling the apples.

Sep 05, 2011
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canning applesauce with peels

Hi. I love making applesauce with peels--I cook the apples with the skins on and puree them with an immersion blender. Would this be safe to water-bath can? All the recipes I have seen mention peeling the apples. Would it be safe to can in a pressure canner?

Sep 04, 2011
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checking dial guages on pressure canners in Canada

Hi. Every resource I have read says to use an extensions service, but what do you do if you are in Canada? I am living in Kingston, Ontario and I would love to know where to go.

Sep 01, 2011
timothina in Cookware

complete book of pickling

Thank you! I will reread the recipes; I thought they had added ingredients, but that just might be a faulty memory.

Aug 25, 2011
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complete book of pickling

I just bought this book and was very excited to make a lot of the recipes. When I read it more closely, there were lots of tomato sauce recipes, to be processed using the water-bath method. I thought this was a hazard. Can someone familiar with the book and current practice weigh in?

Aug 24, 2011
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what are you canning this year?

I could not find the recipe for Peaches in ear grey tea. Could you include a link? It sounds delicious!

Aug 08, 2011
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dried cucumber and squash

I read Mark Kurlansky's "Food of a Younger Land," and it mentioned that in the southwest in the 30s, people cooked a lot with dried cucumbers and pumpkins. Anyone know what they did with them?

Aug 08, 2011
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pickled spruce tips

I moved to Canada last year, and since moving here, I noticed pickled spruce tips for sale. Does anyone have a recipe for canning pickled spruce/fir tips, processed using the boiling water method? Also, does anyone know when spruce/fir tips are ready to be picked in southern Ontario?

Apr 02, 2011
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snow apples/ fameuse near watertown?

Is there anywhere to buy snow apples(also called fameuses) or cox's orange pippins near watertown?

snow apples/ fameuse near Kingston?

I would love to buy some snow apples(also called fameuse) or cox's orange pippins. The apples I bought at the Kingston farmer's market that were supposed to be cox's orange pippins were fakes. Anyone know of a place to get these types within an hour of Kingston?