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Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

This was great. I didn't have bacon but I did have bacon grease saved in a cup in the fridge. I loved the mint and peas. We adored how light this tasted. We cooked it for our 4th of July picnic and it's already gotten a lot of compliments this morning!!

Jul 03, 2011
brownOwl in Recipes

Taro Chips

does it's really really taste like a potato? or is it just similar like how a sweet potato is starchy like a potato but doesn't really taste like a russet, for example?

Jun 06, 2011
brownOwl in Recipes

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Peaches to Poutine: Here is an excerpt from a website that discusses flax as an egg replacer. I have used it in recipes many times (I always just follow the instructions on my Bob's Red Mill bag of ground flax) with successful results.

"How to replace eggs using flax seed meal?
For each egg to be replaced, blend in a blender/food processor 1 tablespoon flax seed with 3 tablespoons water until the mixture is thick and creamy. Update: I have a book “Sinfully Vegan” by Lois Dieterly, she has mentioned the ratio as 1 teaspoon of flax seed powder and 1/4 cup of water for every egg to be replaced. I did try her Vegan Brownies with that ratio and it came out very good. “The Joy of Vegan Baking” suggests to whisk 1 tablespoon flax seed powder and 3 tablespoons water."

From the following site:

I know that each time I've blended and measured an egg it was about 1/4 cup. So if you use banana, flax or etc... you might want to put a bit of extra moisture in whatever recipe you do end up using if you want it to be a very moist result. :) Happy cooking!

May 03, 2011
brownOwl in Recipes

Which chocolate is best for baking?

Regarding the Baker's chocolate as a doorstop... I actually just read in an interesting article (Link: ) about which bittersweet chocolate was best for baking. They also rated best for eating.

Bakers and Nestle Chocolatier won (Nestle 1st and Bakers 2nd) the baked-in brownie recipe! I was pleasantly surprised as I would not have expected that at all. Lindt actually won out in the tasting contest. Again, a surprise. Sweet Earth did best overall.

I think when baking it is important to keep in mind that chocolate needs to be formulated for baking to achieve best results. Any chocolate you love the taste of purely on that premise alone would probably work best for a recipe with no baking involved.

Feb 25, 2011
brownOwl in Home Cooking