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My Chowhound Wedding

The word elegant comes to mind. Beautiful pairings and presentation.

Jul 28, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Suburbia is my where my humble abode is, the city has better libraries.

Jul 28, 2014
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Recommendations for a great steak in St. Jerome Qc

We quite liked Steak Etc. the first time we went to it. The service is good. I did not like it as much the second time around in terms of food. I would give them another try however.

Jul 28, 2014
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What's your best yard sale or thrift store cookware find?

Well I got a great set of dishes on Saturday, green transfer ware, for a mere three dollars. I quite like them.

Jul 27, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

My library only has donated books and they never purchase anything on trend.

Jul 26, 2014
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Traditional Quebec recipes

What is also interesting about French Canadian cooking is the regional dishes and plates that vary in preparation across this big province. My MIL family was from the Granby area and she certainly had some dishes that I have never seen. One of them a concoction with iceberg lettuce, green peas, and tomatoes. She claimed it was a recipe that her Mom used to make.(Not my most favorite recipe of hers) As mentioned she made a white bean soup and many types of ragouts.
As well I find that most French Canadians practice conviviality and our exceptional hosts and cooks

Jul 25, 2014
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Traditional Quebec recipes

I will keep a lookout for them. IGA usually carries different brands although so many grocers carry mostly CLIC brand lentils and beans of late.

Jul 25, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I would like to order the new Dorie Greenspan book, available on preorder, Baking Chez Moi.

Jul 25, 2014
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Traditional Quebec recipes

My MIL used to make two types, a traditional one and one with a white bean, it was very good,

Jul 24, 2014
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where to purchase almond paste (not marzipan) in Montreal?

You might find this at Vienna Pastry in Pointe Claire and maybe at Akahavan in NDG.

Jul 24, 2014
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Traditional Quebec recipes

Thank you for posting these. My husband is French Canadian and food certainly was a celebration of life and family. I have been wanting to make a good pea soup.

Jul 23, 2014
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Nutella from Italy

The President's Choice hazelnut spread is not as good as Nutella, IMHO.

Jul 22, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

and they say beauty is really on the inside!

Jul 21, 2014
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Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

Yes it is.

Jul 21, 2014
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Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

I know that had the Du Barry chocolate and I think I saw some Callebaut. They also carry a prepackaged icing sugar in a plastic bag.

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Looks like a high end patisserie cake. Very nice.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I meant banana bread, which was spongy. I used Red Fife flour and it was heavy. I did a second loaf using less, adding spelt bran flakes and it was quite good.

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Oh I so need to read it after my first loaf of b bread was spongy.

Jul 18, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I have got to get a cherry pitter as the cherries are so good right now and jam would be nice!

Jul 18, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Thank you Herby, I have seen it in the Globe and love her recipes that is why I would like to get one of her books.

Jul 18, 2014
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Food mill for raspberry jam recipe: necessary?

It is my favorite jam. I am horrible at jam making so I purchase good quality jam. Wish that I could make it, always too runny.

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

I did a walk about last night, restraining myself. They have a really good organic tea by Organic Farm, orange, lemon, morning breakfast tea, so good. It is a good store for bakers for sure.

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

They had it at the Bulk Barn to my surprise.

Jul 17, 2014
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Food mill for raspberry jam recipe: necessary?

That is a good alternative to the food mill. Raspberries are in season aren't they!

Jul 17, 2014
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Food mill for raspberry jam recipe: necessary?

Some people have aversion to the seeds due to medical issues so removing the seeds does make for a better jam. It is quite difficult to find a jam without the seeds. I did pick up a really nice food mill at a church tag sale, reserving it for an occasion when I will make jam.

Jul 17, 2014
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Red Fife Flour

I recently discovered this flour and am experimenting with it. Has anyone given it a try?
http://fieldstoneorganics.ca/products...

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

I have a standard low fat banana bread that I have been making for years. I am now experimenting with it as my sister has asked me to make her a high fiber loaf. I discovered a flour that I have never heard of before, Red Fife flour and gave it a try last night. I used 80% of Red Fife and regular unbleached flour for the rest. The banana bread came out too wet so I have given it another try today. I used 30% Red Fife, 10% spelt bran, and balance unbleached white. It made a great loaf. I have never heard of this flour before and will be trying it out again.
http://fieldstoneorganics.ca/products...

Jul 17, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Sounds delicious!

Jul 17, 2014
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In desperate need of ideas on what to cook my Mother-in-law for dinner!

How about a breaded veal or chicken cutlet served with a tomato basil pasta? You could keep the pasta portion to a small nest with a nice cutlet.

Jul 16, 2014
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Nutella from Italy

I have been looking at various hazelnut spreads but always buy the Nutella from Italy. I have contacted the company to be informed of where certain types of bottles are sourced from. I am sure the President's Choice is good. I have been buying numerous products by them, will have to give the spread a try, I just ran out this morning.

Jul 16, 2014
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