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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks, time to buy some bread flour! I usually let my dough age for a day at least and also freeze into balls, can't wait to give this one a test. Thanks.

Jul 23, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Going to an outdoor concert tomorrow night so made a double batch of Bittmans blondies with white and chocolate chips. I like to brown the butter as SK recommended. Also made CC cookie dough from CI recipe. I made some dough without chocolate as I'm avoiding it these days (migraines), I browned the butter for those as well. I would like to try the NYT recipie as someone mentioned, as I think CI ones are only best the first day to two baked.

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/1...

Jul 23, 2015
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Good Elephant open in Chester

Hi, thanks for the recommendation! I was actually hoping someone would chime in with some new places!

Good Elephant open in Chester

Hello, has anyone tried this place yet? We are looking for a good dinner in Chester and trying to decide. We usually go to River Tavern. So is L &E closed and only the bistro and Good Elephant now? I'm a little confused. Thanks.

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks, next year I have to remember to put some cherries in the dehydrator....

Jul 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Good to know, no chips to be found at the local grocery tonight...I get my KA at BJs, mostly because I can get a 10lb bag.

Jul 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Can you share you hand pie dough recipe? Ive done it with pie crust, they were so good but that was a labor of love!

Jul 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

I would like to add some fresh sours to my scones but worried the dought will get to wet...how did you do yours?

Jul 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Wow, can't believe I have never heard of these! I am going grocery shopping tomorrow night and just added these to my list!

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Beautiful! The bundt is not my friend......where do you find cherry filled chips? I don't think I've ever seen them.

Jul 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks!

Jul 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Yep, when I licked the batter (quality assurance), it was very rich, in a good swooning way:). Coworkers favorite are SK blueberry crumb bars and Ina's lemon cake so I'll be interested to see where this falls....

Jul 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Good to hear, this is my first time baking it.

Jul 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks, I have the cake and the pie, but not the bread....time to go shopping:). And my local library has it so I just put a hold on it!

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

A lot of unplanned baking this morning, much better than the other option of cleaning the house and it's pea soup outside so I'm staying in the AC! I make this baked oatmeal in small ramekins on a regular basis for breakfast, and freeze for weekday breakfasts. Today I made it with some leftover cherries, strawberry rhubarb compote and blueberries.

As I was doing salad / slaw prep I decided to grate the carrots and make carrot bread from JOC so now I have 2 breakfast options. I usually make them in small loaf pans and freeze as well. I bought some cinnamon chips from KA so added some of those as well, I could add those things to pretty much everything.....

Lastly will be SK blueberry boy bait. Went picking this weekend and tons of blueberries so thought I would give this one a try. This will be tonight's desert and the leftovers for coworkers. These I am also adding cinnamon chips too!

http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/desse...

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/0...

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Curious about the flax bread, could you share?

Jul 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

I like the apple pie granola. Key for me is to only flip it once or twice at most, and used a spatula so the chunks stay chunks. For apples, I have a dehydrator which makes great dried apples, peaches, etc....

Jul 18, 2015
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galleygirl's tart with sour cherries

Just wanted to bump this for those with a glut of sour cherries. I picked about 10lbs this year, most went into the freezer but some I kept out for this cake, which was delicious as always! I make 1 1/2 recipe for a 91/2 spring form pan. This year I also used 3/4 cup almond meal as a sub for some of the flour. Enjoy....

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Cakey and moist. After cooling I refrigerated them as I thought that would make them easier to cut in the morning, which it did.

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Finally tried this and it is very good! I was making it for myself for lunches so I just added the dressing in the morning each day as I packed my lunch. I used what I had for veggies, cabbage, carrots and cauliflower, I was hoping for cilantro at the farmers market but none yet. Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 10, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Btw Trishuntrapped, these brownies are really good! Brought them into work and they got rave reviews! They are really moist and loved addition of the cinnamon bits. Thanks!

Jul 10, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Last day of our mini vacation and apples to use up so I made Dories double apple bundt cake. I've made it once before and although the flavor was really god, the bundt was a disaster so I made it in 3 mini loaf pans. I find that subbing 3/4 flour for almond meal gives it a really nice flavor.

I also made this recipe from Trish that I have had for ages for apple brownies. I added some cinnamon chips as I had just gotten a bag from KA:) I forgot them when I was making the bread otherwise they would have gone in that as well!

Bread is for us, brownies are for work.

http://shaunasever.com/2010/10/dories...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8078...

Vermont trip report

Yep, they were fresh, but I used to work at a local cider mill that did donuts so I am a bit biased. I also like them rolled in cinnamon sugar which they don't do....

I try to take notes along the way as it's much easier writing a report when I get back and have that vacation hangover:) glad you enjoyed, I am so grateful to all the local hounds!

Vermont trip report

Sorry if this is a bit long....

Started the weekend at Pangaea in Bennington. A really tasty Amuse bouche of sausage and roasted cheese; next an app of goat cheese flan , toasted raisin bread and roasted pistachios, which sounded so much better than it was....next a really nice bonus salad with dinner that was not mentioned on the menu or by our server, salad wrapped in noodle paper with sesame noodles; dinner of halibut on mashed, nothing special...overall a nice meal with good service.

Next day Zoe's in Manchester for lunch after a bit of shopping. Cool place, we split a really good turkey sandwich, on homemade oatmeal bread and homemade chips. DH had amish chicken noodle soup which was very good. I wish I had this place in my neighborhood!

Leunig in Burlington for dinner. DH had apps for dinner of calamari, peppered saalami and one more I can't recall. I had the Salmon with rhubarb ginger glaze which came with fried rice and Brussel slaw. My dinner was really tasty, just wish it had been a bit hotter. DH had ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert and they were a bit light handed on the sauce....Overall a really nice restaurant and dinner, great window seats for people watching.

El Cortijo Taqueria for a snack of Nachos which were very good, and not loaded down like you typically get. I would have liked to try more of this place but not enough time....if you get there, do check out the bathrooms...

Farmhouse for dinner. DH was pleased with the tap selection as someone else had previously mentioned. Both of us got burgers which were a bit small but good. Fries were really good. They messed up our order a bit on the burgers which was a bit annoying since our waiter wasn't writing anything down. We sort of got it fixed, then realized when i was done that I also didn't get my pickled onions... Ok place, nothing special.

Next night we came back to Farmhouse just for the beer and sat in the beer garden before heading out for dinner at their sister restaurant Pascolo. Nice outdoor seating and good service. I had the Fennel sausage and pasta which was really good. DH had spaghetti and meatballs and said if he lived near this place he would be eating here frequently.

Breakfast 2 mornings at Feldman's bagels. Really good salt bagels which I can't find many places and DH really liked the smoked salmon. Also really cheap day old bagels for 2.00 @ 1/2 dozen.

Lunch at the Trapp family lodge on the patio. We both had really good salads, one of duck confit and one Caesar with a generous portion of salmon.

A stop at the Cider mill to sample the cider, very good, and a cider donut which was good, but nothing that wowed me...

Lastly a touristy stop at the Ben and Jerry's factory and were treated to the sample of the day of salted caramel blondie, very good! And I learned that VT creemies are equivelant to our soft serves....and our tour guide gets 3 pints of ice cream a day!

Also food related,but not much eating, a stop at King Arthur in Norwich to browse...only ended up buying some white chocolate and 2 bags of cinnamon chips:). Oh, and some homemade graham crackers which were really good.

After we had lunch at a noodle place in Hanover, which we should have skipped....

Thanks for all the previous recommendations and tips! Hounds always have such great info and feedback, it makes planning the food part of the trip so fun! Now if we could only get some of your beers at home.....

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

Thanks,I have some tahini that I need to put to use!

Jul 05, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

PYO starts next weekend on the sours and I think they will be $5.00/lb this year...

Jul 05, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks!

Jul 04, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

I like them as is as well, but nobody else so I get them all to myself! Might put some in the dehydrator this year, but as I recall they take a really long time. What book is the cake in? I looked in the ones I have but no luck.....

Jul 03, 2015
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VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

I agree, I've started to keep cabbage around as well and use it to make my salads. I like that I can dress my salads in the morning and still crisp at lunch time. I always end up tossing iceberg halfs. I chop 1/2 a head at once and it stores well in a Tupperware. The rest I wrap in Syrian wrap or a ziplock with no storage issues. Looking forward to hearing the months "recipes".

Jul 01, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Yikes, 17 quarts, lucky you! Did you pit them all? Hoping to pick sours next weekend, lots will be frozen for pie, and I've had good luck with Julia's clarfouti so that may be on the menu as well. Funny, I am still rationing some of last years as well. I will have to check out that MH cake. What else do you do with 17 quarts?

Jul 01, 2015
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