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

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

about 9 hours ago
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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...

about 9 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015!

Thanks!

about 20 hours ago
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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.....

2 days ago
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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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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Can you tell me how you do this? All I can visualize is my dough sticking onto the grates and never coming off......thanks.

Jul 01, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (July 2015) Voting

Thanks for posting this months thread. If corn doesn't make it this month, I will vote for it in August when it's at the local farm stand:)

Jun 28, 2015
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TARTS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015)

Finally used my mini tart pans...strawberries are in season so a strawberry tart with graham cracker crust. When I made it in the large tart pan it seemed more like a strawberry pie, so here is a picture of both.

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Thanks!

Jun 22, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I think they look very artistic and creative! What recipe do you use?

Jun 21, 2015
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Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

It does get to be a firm solid, easiest to serve on the first night, on subsequent nights I put it on the counter after dinner and ready to eat fairly soon. I will have to check out the other ones you posted, I like the idea of no machine, and I always have those ingredients on hand! Thanks.

Jun 21, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Your welcome! I know cutting in butter is easy, but anything that let's me use melted butter is on the top of the pile:)

Jun 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Also kept with the strawberry theme and made my first ever strawberry pie for dessert. I bought a flat of strawberries this week, and already have 3 batches of jam, so this was where the rest ended up. This was really easy. I used the recipe from JOC, with a graham cracker crust which I loved. I think it looks a bit gloopy, but it tastes much better!

Oh, and we were on the road with this one so ignore the top of the Tupperware as a plate, and cheese slicer as my server:)

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

See up thread, I've made it with peaches and blueberries.

Jun 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Had some cream left to use and didn't feel like dealing with scones, so I found this scuffin recipie I had cut out awhile back, and I loved it because it uses melted butter instead of cutting it in! They turned out really nice, a bit dry, but I like them that way and I think they are supposed to mimic a scone anyway....the recipie is for 12 but I make 10, also I used all cream with no problem. Filled with homemade strawberry jam. I would definitely made them again!

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10...

Jun 20, 2015
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Coming to East Hampton CT

Looks like Lucky Goat is open, but I haven't been able to get there. Anyone stopped in yet?

Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

1st batch of Ferber strawberry jam done, 2nd batch tonight. I love this recipe as it can be broken up into multiple days. Hoping to buy another flat this week for freezing. Strawberry is mine and the dogs favorite jam:)

Jun 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Yep, love this recipe!

Jun 16, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Thank you, it was really good, didn't miss the strawberries.....now I just have to work on the tapioca issue, a little to gelled for my liking....I need to try some other options..

Jun 10, 2015
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Rhubarb is in Season

Simple rhubarb pie from JOC with a vodka crust. Will be Served with vanilla ice cream.....

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I made a rhubarb pie for company from JOC. never made straight rhubarb but that's what DH requested. I used the vodka crust and for some reason when I made it it seemed wetter then usual so I was a bit worried, but when I rolled it out it rolled beautifully...go figure....

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

I've made sherbet twice this spring, first batch peach then blueberry. I don't have the recipe in front of me, but basically you peel and slice peaches, freeze till medium hard, then into the blender with sweetened condensed milk, I think I used about 1/3rd of a can, but it's the kind of thing you can eyeball and taste as you go. Stored it in the freezer for a while before serving. Peach was my favorite so far. To use in future days I put it in the fridge or on the counter for a bit to defrost and scoop. Very easy and very good!

Jun 08, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

It was pretty good, better the first time I made it, but not sure why....I added some quince to my butter which definitely changes it a bit, so I'm not sure what needs to be tweaked....it does look like caramel, so now I'm craving something caramely.....

Jun 01, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

That looks delicious, and easy, and I have sleeves of saltines to be used. Thanks!

Jun 01, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

I had a lot of apple butter to use up and since it's feeling like fall around here, I went with this apple stack cake. It really is best if it sits for a day or two.

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

I just saw the sign this past Sunday but wasn't able to stop as we were on our way to the lobster shack:)

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

Yes, Becketts is right next to the old Cider Mill, they are a vet as well. In the spring look for the hand painted "asparagus" sign by the main road. You drive all the way in to the vet office and there is an honor box. They have a CSA so not sure how they sell all the other veggies during the summer. I am going to try and find out when CSA days are and drop in then to see what they will sell. Last year on their website they showed some beautiful romanesco, impossible to find around here!

I have never stopped in Grams, didn't even know that was their name, I will have to give it a try as well.

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

Hey, Ive been wanting to check out this farm, were you there for the asparagus festival? I still haven't had any this season, get to Becketts if you are an asparagus fan!

What's the best plain oil for popping corn?

I bought some truffle salt at TJ this Christmas for a very reasonable price (don't remember exactly) but it is seasonal so keep an eye out next year, and it lasts for a very long time as you don't need much.

Thanks for the tip on the peanut oil, I will try this!

May 13, 2015
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