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Need potluck dish using Parmigiano-Reggiano

I would make meatballs and include the cheese in them. Lasagna is often layered with the cheese as well.

about 22 hours ago
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Cook on Sunday - eat all week?

Perhaps a cookbook called The Big Cook by Deanna Siemens, Lorelei Thomas, Joanne Smith might be of interest. The concept cook many meals in advance, can have friends participate and your freezer is always full.

Apr 10, 2014
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Malt Vinegar or . . . .

You could also add some apple juice to your white vinegar. What did you end up doing?

Apr 10, 2014
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Looking for Lorina Lemonade in Montreal

It is relatively easy to make your own lemonade. Lemons, cut into rounds, cover with sugar, let sit for a few hours, mash with a potato masher, add water and strain. The oil from the lemon rind adds a wonderful perfume to the mix. Just thought I would post if you are interested or do not find Lorina Lemonade.

Apr 10, 2014
Ruthie789 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Bagged Tea Brands?

I find the Yorkshire tea very tannic.

Apr 10, 2014
Ruthie789 in General Topics

Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

As promised the link for the lemon angel hair lemon infused pasta. The recipe that I had used basil and butter but am sure this one will be equally as good.

http://www.oprah.com/food/Lemon-Infused-Angel-Hair-Pasta
http://www.oprah.com/own-cristinas-bi...

Apr 09, 2014
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Salvaging my quiche recipe, help!

Gruyere has a sweet nutty taste and adds a rich texture to the quiche.

Apr 09, 2014
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Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

I love the Angela Hair Pasta with a lemon butter sauce from Christina F. Big Bowl of Love, will try to find link for you.

Apr 09, 2014
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Salvaging my quiche recipe, help!

I use Gruyere cheese which most Quiche Lorraine recipes call for. It is different from Swiss as per link below:
http://gourmet.lovetoknow.com/What_Ch...

Apr 09, 2014
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Malt Vinegar or . . . .

I find malt vinegar not as tart as other vinegars. I would cut the white vinegar with some water, or add a little sugar to it.

Apr 08, 2014
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Restaurant Items Available in Supermarkets

I bought the Joe Beef Salt, it smells medicinal but tasted good.

Apr 07, 2014
Ruthie789 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Items Available in Supermarkets

Joe Beef Salt, Moishe's Dill Pickles, Schwartz's smoked meat, are just three of the items that I found at my local grocery store. It is an interesting trend, what restaurant brands have you found on our local shelves and have you tried them?

Apr 06, 2014
Ruthie789 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

No shame in using Ghiradelli, they make really good brownies. I have brought to work and coworkers ask me to pick up a box for them, now that spells success.

Apr 05, 2014
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Repurposing Brownies-Help!

How about cutting out some bite size portions, put in a fancy parfait glass or ice cream glass, add some ice cream and hot chocolate sauce to the mix, a cherry on top perhaps?

Apr 02, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

You are welcome. My bubble was burst when I saw this program. I now drink organic tea but wonder about the testing for this type of tea as well. I would suspect that US results would be similar. The steeping process also causes the pesticides to be leached out. I still drink tea and love it.

Apr 02, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

Of late I have been drinking Organic Gardens Orange Tea. Link below:
http://www.ceylonorganics.com/Tea%20P...

Apr 01, 2014
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Cooking When You are Poor

As opposed to canned goods, much less salt.

Apr 01, 2014
Ruthie789 in General Topics

Cooking When You are Poor

Check the flyers for sales,plan your meals and purchase according to a list. Planning is the key, it will make the difference in saving money and also purchasing items that you like as opposed to impulse shopping. Everything is so expensive, these days, even a loaf of bread.

Apr 01, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

I like the Paris Earl Gray a lot too!

Apr 01, 2014
Ruthie789 in General Topics

Best Bagged Tea Brands?

Marketplace is a show like 60 minutes and they tested some well known teas that had a high pesticide content. Apparently the tea leaves are sprayed with a pesticide to prevent deterioration. See two links below:
http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2012-2013/up-in-the-air
http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/fu...

Apr 01, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

I shop at a little store in Montreal that sells British products. I also purchase a tea that is low in caffeine but not completely decaffeinated called, Organic Garden teas, organic and low in caffeine. Yes for the Barry's Tea decaf.
http://barrystea.ie/our-tea/Decaf.htm

Apr 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Popovers and yorkshire pudding apparently.

Apr 01, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

I love tea. I have tried many of the brands mentioned in this link. Recently a Canadian consumer show called Marketplace did a feature on pesticides in tea. I now drink organic teas but am not convinced they are any better. Has anyone heard of the pesticide problem in tea?

Mar 31, 2014
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Food for non Patients during hospital stay

Fresh fruit salad, muffins, cheese, yogurts.

Mar 31, 2014
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Your favorite (non-smelly) one pot/one dish recipes?

Homemade bread might be an alternative to appeal to potential home owners.

Mar 31, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Will do, It has some great pictures, history and recipes. I am not at all comfortable with this type of cooking and do not like garlic very much. In Montreal Lebanese fast foods are all over the place and I find the food heavy and garlic laden. I think this author branches out to various types of Arabic foods.

Mar 31, 2014
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Your favorite (non-smelly) one pot/one dish recipes?

Chicken pot pie.

Mar 30, 2014
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Hot Cross Buns

They have some good baked goods in this store, and groceries from around the world, good meat and seafood.

Mar 30, 2014
Ruthie789 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hot Cross Buns

The Chocolune in Ste. Rose Laval used to make good ones.

Mar 30, 2014
Ruthie789 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pot roasting

I will have to try one again,thank you for posting.

Mar 30, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking