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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I do not know if it is still around, but Bendtsen's also made a good kringle. They would probably be too small though to supply a huge chain like Trader Joe's.

about 6 hours ago
Fowler in Chains

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

I always make the Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts for football parties and they are usually the first snack to disappear. Everyone seems to love them.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

Be sure to let us know what you decide making.

about 8 hours ago
Fowler in Home Cooking
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

That is great news. Which flavors? I wonder who actually bakes the kringle for Trader Joe's. It is somewhat of a dying art in the USA and something I miss.

about 9 hours ago
Fowler in Chains

Recipes Using Prepared Caramel Sauce

It would be ideal in a Vietnamese Clay Pot recipe. Basically, just sauteed chicken combined with chicken stock, dried red chiles, a little fish sauce, ginger and the caramel sauce then everything simmered in traditionally a clay pot but you could also do it in a Le Creuset French oven or something similar. Serve the chicken and sauce over rice and garnish with something like Vietnamese coriander or Thai basil.

Lucky you to have all of that wonderful caramel!

about 12 hours ago
Fowler in Home Cooking
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Recipes Using Prepared Caramel Sauce

Are you only looking for bakery ideas? I have a couple of good non-baked main course ideas if you are interested.

about 12 hours ago
Fowler in Home Cooking

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Yep, and as I mentioned that is partially because of the exchange rate between $CDN and $USA. Subsidies also play into the price of various items.

Does Canada have a sales tax on items purchased in grocery stores? In the USA you would not have to pay sales tax on most (not all) items sold in Trader Joe's.

1 day ago
Fowler in Chains

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Being Canadian might partially explain why you think it is expensive. $10 Canadian will only buy you about $9 USA worth of goods at Trader Joe's.

Sep 16, 2014
Fowler in Chains

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

A very good friend of mine lost his job yesterday so I invited him and his wife over for dinner tonight to get his mind off of things and hopefully cheer him up a bit. Simple comfort food seems the way to go.

Mesquite wood grilled pork chops topped with bacon jam
Roasted carrots with a honey, orange and cardamom glaze
Roasted garlic, buttermilk and pepper jack cheese mashed potatoes
Single-malt scotch for dessert

Sep 16, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Maybe some old NHL highlight videos on youtube would make him feel a little bit better?

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

I love the sound of that combination of flavors with the chicken. Thanks for posting about it.

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

That is great to hear. I just checked the USA Customs website and they still say it is prohibited. I am surprised they have not updated their site if the change was made in May. Enjoy all of your great food.

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

sedimental, did regulations recently change? We went to Tuscany this summer for a family reunion and were told it was illegal to bring back items like prosciutto and other various meats into the USA.

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Hi Berheenia, There are plenty of leftover brats for lunch today as well. It was nice to hear that your Patriots also won yesterday. We always appreciate it when we hear that one of the other NFC North teams loses.

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Thank you nothingswrong. I hope you conquer your illness so you can enjoy those ribs and fries. Keep up your great attitude.

Sep 15, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

We are going to the Packers v. Jets game today with some friends. It is one of the late afternoon games so WFD will be what we eat at the tailgate party. Our contributions are marinated lamb and vegetable shish kebabs to throw on the grill and a Greek-style pasta salad. Some of the other items people are bringing are BBQ baby back ribs, Caesar salad, summer sausage and aged cheddar cheese, smoked salmon, melon salad, beer brats and homemade apple pie. Oh yes, and lots of German beer.

It is going to seem very strange going to The Frozen Tundra wearing shorts but the weather is beautiful. Next week it will probably be snowing at Lambeau.

Bread- East Bay

Are you just visiting? I recall you saying on the Great Lakes portion of the board that you were living in Madison, WI.

Sep 13, 2014
Fowler in San Francisco Bay Area

When do you send back a steak for being under/over cooked?

LorenzoGA, you make a number of great points and I am not arguing with you, but I never immediately cut into a steak that is served to me even if the server asks me to do so. I have learned from working in restaurants that the time it takes for the steak to go from the grill to the customer is almost always not enough time to let the steak "rest" and redistribute the juices within the meat.

Sep 12, 2014
Fowler in General Topics

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Excellent news on the house! When are you hosting the first WFD pool party and BBQ? :-)

Sep 12, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I picked up a copy of The Banh Mi Handbook - Recipes for Crazy Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen. This looks like a true gem. If you like Banh Mi and want to make your own, this is a great resource.

Sep 12, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking
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Use red or white wine for braising veal stew Osso bucco-style?

It does not sound that crazy to me because *usually* white and red wines have different fruit flavor profiles. A white wine might add a note of peach to a dish, for example, while the addition of a red wine may contribute a black cherry note. It is not likely you would get both of those tastes if you added only a white or only a red wine to the dish.

Sep 12, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

>>>Yeah, who do they think they are, wanting labor laws followed and all?<<<

mcf, Which specific labor laws were violated at that store?

Sep 11, 2014
Fowler in Food Media & News

Grilled prosciutto wrapped Romaine - guidance please

Wow, great choice! I will watch for your reports on the SA part of the board. Have a wonderful time.

Sep 11, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

Grilled prosciutto wrapped Romaine - guidance please

Hi C, where are you off to? I really enjoyed your posts from one of the last times you went out of the country.

Sep 11, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking

When do you send back a steak for being under/over cooked?

No worries, LorenzoGA. I am not a foodie and the only way I knew of the term was because when I would be out of town and go out to dinner with local business associates in Philadelphia, they would be asked how they wanted their steak done and many would say they wanted their steak cooked "black and blue". I had to ask them what that meant. When I lived in New York I heard it there as well but not as often. I am glad I did not say it was a term used in *all* of the Northeast because that would be untrue.

Sep 11, 2014
Fowler in General Topics

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

And I would bet you took responsibility for your life and decided to work elsewhere because you did not like your job.

Sep 10, 2014
Fowler in Food Media & News

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

>>>Every once in a while the powerless take back what is theirs<<<

We must have read a different article than the one Jr. posted. I did not see anywhere that the employees purchased the Chipotle store, someone then took it away from them and therefore those employees that do not own the store are entitled to taking back "what is theirs".

Sep 10, 2014
Fowler in Food Media & News

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Wow, that model looks great and I can only imagine what your better one will look like. If you ever need a ski buddy and someone that will cook and clean up, just let me know. I will even bring a case of Leinie's with me.

When do you send back a steak for being under/over cooked?

LorenzoGA, black and blue is a common term on the northern East Coast of the USA. It typically indicates a steak seared to black on the outside but still rare on the inside.

Sep 10, 2014
Fowler in General Topics

Thursday lunch in Milwaukee

Closed in Elk Grove? That is where nsxtasy said it is now located.

Sep 10, 2014
Fowler in Great Lakes

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Hang in there, juliejulez. I think a number of us go through that cooking un-mojo feeling together in WFD but we always seem to get each other back into the groove.

Sep 10, 2014
Fowler in Home Cooking
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