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Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

I saw that one but it isn't rated very well.

In any case, thanks for the suggestion.

about 18 hours ago
rainey in Home Cooking

Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

No doubt!

I can appreciate why they need to make it safe and shippable but more reason to find a recipe and make one myself from real ingredients.

I'll give the PBS version a try. Thanks.

about 18 hours ago
rainey in Home Cooking

Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

I just read an entry on the Huffington Post describing this as the best cake in the country. Could it be true?

Anyone know how to make one as I don't really expect to find myself in Pittsburg. Ever.

about 21 hours ago
rainey in Home Cooking

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Boy Howdy! were you right! I stopped there this afternoon on the way back from Blaine before traffic got nutz and while there was still some street parking.

Rivals the premier restaurant supply in Los Angeles! Seriously! I got a few things I wanted right away and I'll go back and look at ingredients when I remember to take my glasses with me. (What a putz I am!)

They had my favorite Cuispro measuring cups and Endurance measuring spoons. I was hoping to use the excuse of not having my own things to try one of the Kuhn Rikon springform pans (without the spring to secure the side that opens ) but I didn't see those. I also didn't see the KR ceramic blade peeler. Maybe they don't carry KR )but I can bring those 2 back with me anyway).

Anyway, a GREAT resource! ...and a great way for a fool/gadget whore to be parted from her money. =o

Mar 12, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Who couldn't enjoy being in YVR?! ...which is sorta the problem as it seems the whole world -- including Eastern Canada -- has moved here and driven rental prices skyward! Our housing allowance sounded sooooo good until I began looking at listings... =o

Mar 12, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

LOL! I'm especially looking forward to finding a parking spot there then. But it will have to wait a bit as the real estate search begins today.

Mar 12, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

I remembered Ming Wo from a decade ago and was pleased to see they're still in Cap Mall.

I already got a couple pieces of EH Flame stuff at a 20% discount. I LOVE that ceramic!

Will have to check out the Chinatown store as that's actually closer to where we are now. Thanks for that tip!

Mar 12, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

It was so beautiful today I finally walked down to Cookworks. Yes, I am a gadget whore!

I got a good deal on a Global utility knife and a sharpener for the characteristic Japanese edge. I haven't got such a thing for the Global knives I have in Los Angeles so I may have to go back and get oner to take back with me.

There was a lovely tea store right next to it. A nice bonus! Plus I think I worked off a TimBit or two. ; >

Mar 11, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Very promising leads. Thanks so much.

Mar 11, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

OMG! This morning I stopped at City Market on Lonsdale. They have out Whole Fooded Whole Foods!

They are not kidding about their "wall of cheese". http://www.loblaws.ca/en_CA/articles/... It's a gorgeous locker of anything you could want. There is an entire section of fresh wild mushrooms of various species. The pastry counter could make you feel like a kid at the candy store for the first time!

Mar 11, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Which do you prefer: a cupcake or a slice of layer cake?

When I have cake it's really bundt cake or coffee cake that I want but if I had to choose between layer cake and a cupcake I'd take layer cake every time.

They have a much more sensible ratio of cake to frosting and better distribution between the two as well. And, then, of course, with layer cake you have many choices for fillings in addition to the icing.

Mar 10, 2014
rainey in General Topics

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Yes, I'll have to come up to speed with my "U's" and "zeds". LOL

Mar 08, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Haven't been to the Public Markets yet but when I was driving down Lonsdale last night (w/out time to stop) I passed City Market (City Foods?). It's new to me and looked very appealing.

Mar 08, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Well, you could, of course, but I've been answering to Rainey for 60+ years so it might not get my attention. ; >

Mar 07, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Super! Thanks so much!

Mar 07, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Groceries aren't a problem for me. I'm driving my husband to work on the North Shore so I've been using markets over there. YAAAAAY!!!!! They have parking lots!!!!!!

I didn't know Thrifty Foods from my time here a decade ago but I've liked that. There's one on Marine very close to that great green grocer in Cap Mall. The bakery next door looks good too but I haven't tried out their bread yet.

There are two cookwares stores near me downtown -- Cookworks and Gourmet Warehouse. Can't wait to check them out but it's been so rainy and I don't know the public transit system yet so I've just had to cool my jets since I couldn't park anywhere near them.

Mar 07, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Look what else I found: http://vancouver.about.com/gi/o.htm?z...

I look forward to testing it on a nicer day. ; >

Mar 06, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Will check out TripAdvisor. Thanks for that info!

LOL about the synchronicity of my name and YVR's weather. It's short for Lorraine and I've used Rainey since I was a little kid growing up in New York state.

Mar 06, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Good tip! Thanks!

Mar 05, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Right now we're in the vicinity of the criminal courts building and the art museum downtown.

Mar 05, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Yes, than you, we're finally here and thrilled to be!

And,yes, so much has changed in 10 years that I feel very much like a tourist. ; >

We're staying in furnished living for the next month or so while we look for more permanent digs. It's in metro Vancouver not terribly far from Cookworks which I hope to get to tomorrow. ; > I'm working on figuring bus routes out to get there.

Thanks so much for the links!

Mar 05, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

Hi-

Just moved here on Mon evening. I am like a turtle on its back. What do I need to know? Where should I get started? Is there a good online resource for learning how the city works?

I guess it's worth knowing that I'm American so even ordinary things are new to me.

Mar 05, 2014
rainey in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Chipotle

josephini, we are soooooo on the same page!!!

Mar 03, 2014
rainey in Chains

The Island In Your Kitchen

Sounds something like mine.

I have one bank of cabinets/counter on the exterior wall and a second parallel one that ends in an open peninsula that divides the space from the family room. It works and feels great.

Feb 28, 2014
rainey in General Topics

Chipotle

The short version: flavor.

Really, you can put anything in a burrito. But it should be properly cooked with texture and flavor not lifeless strings of meat in a watery slurry. If it's good on its own, it will be good in a burrito. If it isn't worth eating neither will the burrito be.

Oh, and all the other stuff like salsa and guac is enhancement and should be used as an accent.

Feb 28, 2014
rainey in Chains
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The Island In Your Kitchen

Sounds about right to me.

For years I saw the pix in the mags and lusted for one. When we actually redesigned our kitchen about 6 years ago I thought it might be a possibility but, alas!, no dice. So I sat down and did some research -- some of which was monitoring my own movements while I worked -- and decided that a galley kitchen is still the most efficient work area.

I did design in a separate baking area at kneading/rolling height but, besides that, the ole' sink/fridge/oven triangle means nothing out of reach and nothing to have to move around!

Feb 27, 2014
rainey in General Topics

Chipotle

Hooray for people who like it but I take it they don't have any idea what good Mexican food is...

Feb 27, 2014
rainey in Chains

Chipotle

It was just different kinds of glop rolled together. Nothing had any flavor to speak of. Yuck!

A burrito can be a wonderful thing but the elements have to have flavor and texture of their own before they can create a thing worth having.

Feb 27, 2014
rainey in Chains
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Chipotle

OMG! I had my first Chipotle today -- a barbacoa burrito. Four bites (I thought I needed to give it a fair chance) and it was in the trash!

How have they stayed in business?

Feb 27, 2014
rainey in Chains
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The real Portland

Fabulous! Thanks so much! Keep 'em com in'!

Feb 26, 2014
rainey in Metro Portland