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Christmas dinner - Not Turkey...

Tourtière is traditional for Christmas Eve. We will have already had the pleasure!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking
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Christmas dinner - Not Turkey...

Thanks Sparky! but just did a Feijoada last week for the same peeps!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Christmas dinner - Not Turkey...

Thanks sueatmo!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Christmas dinner - Not Turkey...

Hey, I am looking for ideas for Christmas dinner this year which is not Turkey. I'm Turkeyed out. In the past I have done a Beef Wellington, Cassoulet, Turducken.... Hoping to do something different this year. Any Ideas?!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Christmas Dinner Idea's not Turkey [continue at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/995381]

Something at home dinner for 8. Open to also bringing something in.
Home Cooking...... will do!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Christmas Dinner Idea's not Turkey [continue at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/995381]

Hey, I am looking for ideas for Christmas dinner this year which is not Turkey. I'm Turkeyed out. In the past I have done a Beef Wellington, Cassoulet, Turducken.... Hoping to do something different this year. Any Ideas?!

Nov 11, 2014
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Verbena Leaves...

Thanks CaptCrunch! FYI, my favorite cereal although I could never pin point what the flavor of it is....Peanut Butterish but not really.

Verbena Leaves...

The recipe calls for fresh verbena leaves....

Verbena Leaves...

Anyone know in Montreal where to buy Verbena Leaves?

Tacky Caban Sucre

Many years ago I went to a Caban Sucre and we had a great time! It was quite tacky and featured a dance floor. When we finished our dinner (it was a Saturday night), there was dancing with some women wearing evening gowns (I guess it was a big night out for some). There was also a small booth set up selling light sticks and small toys for the kids. The problem is I can not remember where this Caban Sucre was :-(. There were picnic style table plastic linens and a liter of whole milk on each table. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
Or perhaps someone can suggest another Caban Sucre of the same esprit!?

FRESH HERBS IN WINTER

Hello, I wanted to do a tarragon salad for Christmas. I require a large amount of the fresh herb. I do not want to resort in buying 15 packets of the supermarket stuff. Does anyone know where I can buy the "bunches" of herbs here in Montreal. In the summer there is a guy in Jean-Talon but in the winter i'm not sure where to go.

Japanese Manderines MTL

I'm originally from the West and growing up around this time of year, Japanese mandarins were everywhere!
Here in Montreal, I have never seen them. I have seen the Chinese mandarins but they do not have the same taste and have too many seeds. Also the Moroccan clementines are too sweet and the skin is too tight.

Anybody know where I can find Japanese Mandarins here in Montreal ?

Dry Mac and Cheese - help

No Over cooking, even before I put it in the oven, all the liquid was absorbed..... Any how, I think I just created a new recipe.....
I baked it off for 1/2 the time and added cream. Now, I'll just grill the top.
Cross my fingers....

Sep 23, 2012
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

Dry Mac and Cheese - help

Alright, so this is not the first time this has happened and it baffles me...

I make the bachamel and add the cooked noodles always making sure to add lots of creamy liquid ratio to mac BUT when it comes out of the oven, all the creamy liquid has been absorbed and the mac is dry.

Any hints?

Sep 23, 2012
TguyMTL in Home Cooking

RAW food fete - Montreal

Thanks Max! Some of them I know but i'll check out the balance while at the market this morning.

RAW food fete - Montreal

I'm hosting a RAW dinner party. I'm looking for suggestions of where to buy the BEST quality fish and meat to prepare raw - civiche, sushi, tartars, carpaccio etc. Let me know all your thoughts!

where to find JAPANESE mandarin oranges

Hello, I am originally from the West and this time of year there are always Japanese Mandarin oranges available at all the supermarkets. Here in Montreal, I have only seen clementines from Morocco, Spain etc. but they do not at all have the same taste. Anyone ever come across the Japanese variety?

Where to Buy Corned Beef - Brisket

Is corned beef the same as smoked meat? Where can I buy a seasoned vacuum packed brisket for corned beef ?

Buy fresh octopus - Montreal

I would like to marinate and grill an octopus Greek style. Anyone recommend a good place to buy an octopus here in Montreal?

French Bistro Montreal ....

I am looking for suggestions for a great French restaurant in Montreal. But here is the thing.... We are entertaining friends from Australia and and from my experience traditional French fare may not quite be their thing - I know your asking, than why take them to a French restaurant? Because they asked... forgetting that last time they refused to eat the following: fois gras, organ meats of any sort, wild hen, boar, horse - we went to the Petite Conti.

I really thought Chez L'epicier would be nice but last time we went it was PACKED with tourists and the service was not so great. Open to your suggestions.

QUEBEC CITY - RESTO RECOMMENDATIONS

Hello,

I am in QC for work and was hoping for recommendations. In Mtl, I eat out at upscale comfort food places like Tuck Shop, Greasy Spoon. Anything along those lines in Quebec City?