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Tomatoes 2014

They're beautiful. I bet they taste great.

2 days ago
rasputina in Gardening

Tomatoes 2014

My sugar snap peas are still in the inches category. :(

on the other hand I picked the first of my red okra today. It was really slow to sprout, we planted from seed, but it finally took off about a month ago. I've got a bunch more that will be ready to pick in the next day or so.

2 days ago
rasputina in Gardening

Canning/Pickling/Preserving/Smoking

I'd be thrilled if OTM threads moved to their own board, that way it would be so much easier to find them. I read those threads regularly and I often have to go searching for them.

2 days ago
rasputina in Site Talk
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Oh I did buy the Junior's Cheesecake Cook Book and made the fabulous cappuccino cheesecake recipe last week.

Jul 20, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Friday, our Texas Costco had wild caught sockeye salmon in the butcher case.

Jul 20, 2014
rasputina in Chains

CHOW Reviews: Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker

I'm just grateful to see a product review for something to cook grains and even more so when it includes the statement " A lot of us are trying to eat more grains".

Jul 19, 2014
rasputina in Cookware

What would you offer on these Cast Iron frying pans?

That's a small logo, which is from their later years around the 1940s-1950s.

Jul 19, 2014
rasputina in Cookware

Cookbook help!

I'd try posting over in the vegetarian and vegan board. Not that you won't get responses here.

Jul 19, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

I'm in Texas and we get snow, and not just rarely.

Jul 19, 2014
rasputina in General Topics

What would you offer on these Cast Iron frying pans?

I have no idea from just that picture I'd want to see the makers marks.

Jul 19, 2014
rasputina in Cookware

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Thanks for posting that, it's good to know especially if you're using an efficient mixer.

Jul 18, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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Mango lassi

2 parts yogurt
1 part mango
1/2 part ice

I just put the cardamom on top

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

The section in the back gives recipes for those layered cheesecakes with cake. The carrot cake one looks incredible. Two layers of carrot cake, a layer of cheesecake and cream cheese frosting between and on top. There is also a chocolate one, strawberry shortcake, Boston cream pie and a few others. I've always wanted to know how to do those, so I can't wait to try one out.

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Junior's Cheescake cook book

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I made Junior's Cappuccino Cheesecake recipe complete with the sponge cake crust and it came out fabulous. The only change was I used orange extract instead of lemon in the crust because apparently I didn't have any lemon and I wasn't driving 10 miles to the store for it.

It was a lot of steps (especially with their crust recipe) but their filling method was worth it and from now on I'm going to use their mixing method of starting with 8oz of cream cheese with the sugar and once that is thoroughly mixed add each additional 8oz mixing between until it's all incorporated.

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Ok, not happy with that bagel dough recipe. I'm not sure why I keep trying new ones. I ended up using the Artisan in 5 recipe and it just did not have the right texture for bagels. I think it's too high hydration for correct bagels. Back to my normal recipes.

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

Fermented Foods!

Come post on this site talk thread requesting a food preserving forum

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/982302

Jul 17, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

No cheesecake :(

Jul 16, 2014
rasputina in General Topics

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I flipped through it last night and I really like this cookbook. First it's full of beautiful pictures, it's set up monthly with information about what's happening with bee hives that month and it features a specific honey in most of those recipes. The recipes themselves are seasonally focused also. It's written by one of the daughters of the original owners of the Blueberry Hill Inn in Vermont. It's also interspersed with facts about bee's.

Jul 16, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I've got bagel dough in the fridge, I'm making bagels and bagel dogs tomorrow.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking
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DORFER'S VIENNA CHEESECAKE!!!

Ok old thread, but did you ever try it at an hour and 15 minutes at 250? The Barefoot Contessa recipe I've made a few times bakes at 450 for 15 minutes and then an hour and 15 minutes at 225, then leave it in the oven with the door cracked but the oven off for another 30 minutes.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

Celiacs, Sacraments, and High Holy Days?

Or the same as was the norm prior to Vatican II in the western church.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in General Topics

Ranking of the Best State's in which to Eat

I take it this is supposed to be humorous. eh

Ok the comments on the article are funny though lol

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Food Media & News

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I bought The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper's Kitchen by Laurey Masterton and Baking with Cookie Molds: Secrets and Recipes for Making Amazing Handcrafted Cookies for Your Christmas, Holiday, Wedding, Party, Swap, Exchange, or Everyday Treat by Anne L. Watson, Aaron Shepard

I'm so tempted to buy that Junior's cheesecake cookbook, I've been making a lot of cheesecakes this summer and I've love to try their sponge cake crust version

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Thanks for posting

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

I'm not objecting. Just pointing it out.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Home Cooking

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I agree, I think Emma could win too. They seem to like her and compliment her food. I'd give her show a chance. I like that she seems to be about fresh healthy food without making it diet food.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I was actually surprised that they skipped the stuck up model type when casting this season.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

It didn't matter to me which of them went home, they both are going, it's just a matter of time. I was sort of wishing they'd just sent both of them home this week.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Food Media & News
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Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

So I turn on the TV today and it happens to be on cooking channel and Nigella is on describing her black risotto and then what does she say but the word viscous ( referring to the squid ink). I immediately think back to Giada complaining that "no one knows what viscous means" to Emma on Sundays episode.

Which reminds of the time Tyler Florence complained in a past season about a contestant boiling the marinade to use as a sauce, saying "you're just going to make someone sick". Except I've seen him do the exact same thing on Tyler's Ultimate.

Jul 15, 2014
rasputina in Food Media & News
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