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Made amazing brown stock---now how to show it off?

Added to the list! Thank you!

Nov 15, 2009
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Made amazing brown stock---now how to show it off?

I made that last month (it was VERY much worth it) but you've reminded me of Smitten Kitchen Deb's mushroom bourguignon. I printed that out ages ago and now would be the perfect time!

http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/mus...

Nov 15, 2009
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Made amazing brown stock---now how to show it off?

Excellent! Thanks!

Nov 11, 2009
sarasparagus in Home Cooking

Made amazing brown stock---now how to show it off?

Do you mean to use it to make a jus? That could be really tasty.

Nov 10, 2009
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Made amazing brown stock---now how to show it off?

I spent a week tracking down ingredients and then making the classic brown stock from Jacques Pépin's Complete Techniques (for a city that's all about beef, I had a hard time finding veal bones in Omaha).

I already made scalloped potatoes that used stock instead of cream and they were incredibly meaty and full-bodied.

Risotto is next on the list.

What other recipes will showcase the stock? (I do not want to do consommé!)

Nov 10, 2009
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Drip or Percolator?

I love my Technivorm!

Fill it with filtered water, some fresh-ground beans (I have a KitchenAid burr grinder -- great for drip coffee & press pot grinds) and watch the coffee goodness come out. We use a SwissGold filter instead of paper; the metal filter allows more oils to flow through. And the thermal carafe means no more baked coffee.

We bought ours from Sweet Maria's:

www.sweetmarias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml

They have a great explanation at that link and a tip sheet to get the best coffee out of your Technivorm:

www.sweetmarias.com/Tip-Sheets_PDF_fi...

Nov 15, 2008
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Online recipes/websites you trust

I tend to frequent food blogs instead; once you find someone who shares your taste, you can trust almost anything they make.

When I'm looking for a specific recipe, I often check http://foodblogsearch.com/ .

Oct 11, 2008
sarasparagus in Home Cooking

Cooking Wine

Another option is to purchase half bottles of wine.

Sep 16, 2008
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What to do with candied ginger

I've diced candied ginger and mixed the pieces into muffin batter and pancakes--sprinkle them into the batter after you've poured the pancake on the pan.

You can also infuse vodka. Squeeze half a cup of chopped candied ginger into a bottle of vodka let it sit in the freezer for a few days.

Aug 04, 2008
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