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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

I've been adding a sprinkle of additional salt and a drizzle of olive oil.

about 14 hours ago
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

I made them with sliced bananas incorporated into the pancake, drizzled with some of the (fabulous) Turkish honey.

Oct 15, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

NAY on this from me, too. It's bitter and nasty. Thinking about returning.

Oct 13, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

I bought it on Friday and the people at TJ's told me it was the first day on the shelf.

Oct 13, 2014
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Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

I will give a pass for Hidden Valley, esp if you have kids.

Oct 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

YAY to the toasted coconut pancake mix. It's JAW and bakes up fluffy sweet pancakes with a lot of coconut flavor. I kept thinking of Hawaii as I was making them...

Oct 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Yay on this too. I used it to make crispies - it was perfect!

Oct 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Yay - Turkish honey. It's a bit thinner and less viscous than the other honey I've had, but it has a terrific, complex flavor.

Meh to Nay - Lamb Kofta Meatballs (frozen). Weird texture, very strong gamy lamb taste. The sauce makes them edible, but only just.

Oct 08, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

I like the saffron hazelnut rosewater chicken from Ottolenghi, too. Jerusalem: The turkey zucchini burgers are a mainstay, and the pasta with yogurt and peas. And the Kofte, and the roasted cauliflower salad ...

Oct 06, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Here's the recipe - http://www.thedomesticfront.com/pappa...

Haven't made it in a while, but it's calling to me. Took my poblanos this week and made Chiles en Nogada this weekend instead - roasted poblanos stuffed with picadillo, topped with a walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Oct 06, 2014
Savour in Special Diets

pumpkin pie recipe

This is my absolutely favorite pumpkin pie recipe - it's a tad looser and creamier than the back of the can recipe (which, IMO, makes it better) and the spicing is spot-on. My aunt makes it for Thanksgiving every year.

http://www.thedomesticfront.com/perfe...

Oct 06, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Yay - the Pumpkin Ginger Mouthfuls. Too yay.

Oct 04, 2014
Savour in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Don't cut one until a week before Halloween. If you want to get another one just for decoration, probably 2-3 weeks depending on weather.

Sep 30, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Everything I've made has been great. Favorites are the cannoli cream, the basic fruit cobbler recipe, the fall fruit compote, blancmange, Indian pudding, gingerbread, apple cake, rice pie, lime chiffon pie, dried peach pie with custard and meringue, a great pecan pie recipe ...

So many I want to make, though - scrolling through Eat My Books, my eye was caught by Virginia blackberry roll, Danish apple and cookie crumb dessert, baked apples with macaroon souffle, Jefferson's tea cream, Frozen Scottish atholl brose, warm chocolate hazelnut pudding, Salzburger nockerl, and on and on and on.

I love the marginalia, and it somehow just hits exactly the right note of desserts I want to both cook and eat. I would say the weakest section is probably the cookies, but the cookies I've made have been very good - I just like my cookies to be slightly more decadent.

Sep 29, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

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

Do you have Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax? It's my all-time favorite home baking book. Peppered with bits of history as well as good, usable recipes.

Sep 29, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

My TJ's was sampling the pumpkin kringle on Saturday morning. I was actually intending to buy one, but I found the sample to be pretty meh. Pumpkin flavor muted. I'm a big fan of the almond kringle, and I like pumpkin things generally, but this was a pass for me.

Sep 29, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Yay in a My-waistline-wishes-I-never-tried-these way for the Iced Pumpkin mini scone cookies. Soft, with a deep spice flavor and a nice sweetness from the icing. WAy too moreish

Sep 26, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Try it on the rosemary raisin crackers.

Sep 26, 2014
Savour in Chains

If you could go to one restaurant on your birthday, what restaurant would it be ??????

My birthday is in a couple of weeks, and I'm thinking ink.

Sep 25, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

Red Medicine Announces It Will Close at the End of October

Having eaten at Red Medicine, I would disagree. The food was some of the most creative and interesting I've had in LA. Doesn't mean it was for everyone, but the chef, at least, was pretty dedicated to turning out great food.

Red Medicine Announces It Will Close at the End of October

Based on the message, it sounds like location was a big part of it. Commercial rents have been going up steeply from even a few years ago - if the building changed hands and the rent rose steeply, what was a moderately successful restaurant no longer becomes financially viable ...

Sep 25, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I have a great recipe for a pumpkin poblano chili cream sauce that in the past I've served with pasta, but I bet it would be good over chicken breasts or pork chops.

Sep 24, 2014
Savour in Special Diets
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

The toffee/almond is not a repurchase for me, the coconut caramel is only OK, but the chocolate/caramel/black sea salt is legitimately wonderful, though the caramel does run all over the place.

Sep 18, 2014
Savour in Chains

Apple-themed potluck

Chicken liver mousse is fantastic spread on apples.

Sep 15, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Come here. It's supposed to be 105 next Monday. (and I'm bitter about that)

Sep 11, 2014
Savour in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Yep - because of our family's schedule, there are nights when it's a choice between cooked from scratch dinner and earlier bedtime. I don't think I'm failing my children because I sometimes choose the latter. There's enough of a culture of healthy food and cooking in our home that I think they're going to be OK (and both my kids are healthy as horses)

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Mine either, LulusMom. He does other stuff around the house, but all of the meal planning and preparation and cleanup is on me.

Sep 10, 2014
Savour in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

There is also a lot of gray area between cooked from scratch and Burger King. Precooked sausages, frozen fish sticks, cheese quesadillas, canned soups - all are healthier and more economical than fast food, and just as easy.

Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

Yeah, this "break" was a good hour long.

Sep 09, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

Need seasonal side dish for a pot luck

I made a farro salad recently that was delicious - cooked the farro in chicken broth, added diced roasted delicata squash, caramelized onions, and toasted pine nuts. Squeezed lemon juice and added some olive oil. Served at room temp.

Sep 09, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking