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Faves to buy at King Arthur Flour - Wish List

thanks! I'm adding the almond paste, the black cocoa, and the Fior di Sicilia to my Wish List now.

2 days ago
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Faves to buy at King Arthur Flour - Wish List

The $3.95 shipping deal ends tonight at midnight at King Arthur Flour. I have Espresso Powder and Ascorbic Acid on my Wish List.

What are your favorite items? Do you have a Wish List?
Do Cake Strips keep your cakes from doming?

2 days ago
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

When you need a sweet treat that's quick and easy:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle
preheat oven 375°F
2 cups/10 oz. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 sticks/8 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 Tbl. vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper
- my oven bakes hot so I preheat it to 350°F on convection
Combine the flour and salt, whisk together to combine.
In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy; add vanilla extract.
Stir in flour; add mini chocolate chips.
Divide dough in half. Roll on the parchment paper to 1/2" thickness.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack.
When completely cooled, break apart and store airtight.
I love this crispy crunch!

Dec 15, 2014
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French Fries: SFBA Dish of the Month December 2014

Crisp, thin, and hot - good fries with the Fish 'n Chips at the museum's cafe at the Legion of Honor today.
While viewing the Houghton Hall exhibit, enjoy the Brit menu with a full tea service or a simple fish 'n chips.

Where to pre-order Osechi for Japanese New Year?

Never mind, I called Delica and the person who answered the phone didn't know Osechi or any special dishes for New Year's.

The first year, Delica opened at the Ferry Building, we enjoyed a bountiful spread of New Year's dishes. No more.

Dec 09, 2014
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Where to pre-order Osechi for Japanese New Year?

Nijiya Market
1737 Post St.
San Francisco
TEL- (415) 563-1901
Mon~Sun 10:00am-8:00pm
http://www.nijiya.com/

Dec 09, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to pre-order Osechi for Japanese New Year?

call: 415.834.0344
to ask Delica if they are doing Osechi
http://www.delicasf.com/

Dec 09, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

How to make thin soup with strong mushroom flavor?

Grind dried porcini mushrooms to a powder in your food processor and add it to your mushroom broth before serving for more flavor

or, try the powdered dried shiitake mushrooms.

http://www.chow.com/recipes/30304-eas...

http://seattletimes.com/html/foodwine...

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

lol, smaller is better for a one bite cookie... no snowfall of powdered sugar on a black sweater!

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

the pecan version is my fave; but I had walnuts in the pantry... next, batch will be pecans - I promise!

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Snowballs are baked - now, it's beginning to feel like Christmas.

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

thank you, Caitlin. I can bake this today ;^)

Dec 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Please share your favorite fruitcake recipe...I am preheating the oven.
Meanwhile, cherry ripple bars, Meyer Lemon bars, and two sugar cookies are baked today. The little teapot is ready for icing.

Source for rosewater?

I've found it at Bi-Rite in San Francisco. I added it to the batter for madeleines - a little goes a long way, it's intense.

Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

Same time next year; stress-free and a pleasure - 3 pm.
We down-sized to four and kept it simple; neighbors brought ceviche, smoked salmon dip and crackers, cornbread oyster dressing, and Brussels sprouts. We did the 14-lb kosher turkey on the Weber grill in 2 hours, sweet potato bisque, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin cheesecake, set the table with flowers, poured the wine. I wouldn't change anything.

Dec 02, 2014
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Where are you buying your turkey?

Our 14 lb. TJ's Kosher turkey went on the Weber grill for 2 hours and was perfectly done, moist and succulent - easy peasy.
I, too, searched for the missing giblets and removed the pin feathers with a tweezer!

Dec 02, 2014
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Have I ruined this chicken?

After you rinsed the bird and continued with the dry brine, what was the final result?

Nov 30, 2014
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Holiday Baking supplies

In Santa Rosa, I'll shop at Nancy's Fancy's
http://www.nancysfancys.com/

Daly City: Sugar 'n Spice
http://www.allyourbakingneeds.com/

Nov 30, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

$1 oysters

Nov 29, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Holiday Baking supplies

Just in time for holiday baking…
http://www.bakingarts.net
18 E. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo

I wonder if they have leaf lard.

Nov 29, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

First food thought this morning

Done with the food coma, I need clean and pristine. Sushi would hit the mark, thanks for the nudge.

Nov 29, 2014
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Have I ruined this chicken?

Your bird is fine. Baking soda is often a component to velvet Chinese chicken. Don't worry.

Nov 29, 2014
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First food thought this morning

I had 4 turkey necks for broth for the gravy and now the turkey carcass is simmering.
First this morning: last bites of the cornbread oyster dressing!

Nov 29, 2014
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First food thought this morning

I just had good crisp French fries at HRD on 3rd Street... what home fries are you thinking for delivery?
HRD opens at 10 am. Closed until Monday.
http://hrdcoffeeshop.com/

You're in Manhattan; I'm here in San Francisco.
I don't have fave home fries here.

Nov 29, 2014
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Pie for breakfast!

With, of course, cheddar cheese.

Would you say your Thanksgiving this year is going to be a big deal . Or your just going to make it simple ?

SIMPLE.
Neighbors are bringing ceviche, smoked salmon dip with crackers, Brussels sprouts, Oyster cornbread dressing. Wine.

We did 14 lb. turkey on the Weber Grill, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato bisque, pumpkin cheesecake, butter pecan ice cream, coffee. more wine.
Easy Peasy
No stress.

Nov 28, 2014
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First food thought this morning

After T-Day: Oyster Dressing with poached eggs for brekkie.
Strange craving: popcorn

Nov 28, 2014
Cynsa in General Topics

Da Bird 2014

Gimme the bird! Post your pix of the holiday bird for us to admire, please.

Nov 28, 2014
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looking for a candy recipe?

The coffee crunch topping for this cake is a treat.
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

Nov 28, 2014
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Best New Thanksgiving Dish

Fennel Apple salad with a honey apple cider vinaigrette
and
Sweet Potato Bisque with shallots, garlic, celery, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, light cream...and, white pepper.

Nov 27, 2014
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