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Fresh fish bones in Toronto

Haven't thought about there, but that's a good idea too. Thanks so much MissBingBing!

Dec 29, 2012
cocoa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh fish bones in Toronto

Asagirl, thanks very much for the link and the tips on fish bones! I'll try there.

Dec 29, 2012
cocoa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh fish bones in Toronto

Does anyone know where I can get large quantity (5 lbs +) of fresh fish bones in Toronto for fish stock??

Dec 28, 2012
cocoa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A new twist on Nobu Miso Black Cod!

Charles, thanks so much for the tip!! I'll try it for sure!! LOVE miso black cod.....

Oct 15, 2011
cocoa in Home Cooking

OMAKASE

Sushi Kaji is the absolute best!! Yes, it's pretty pricy, but wow!! You will be stuffed, and visually stimulated!! Every dish is a work of art.... There is another one at Newmarket called Sushi Ya. Quality is pretty good also, the price is much less, but the quantity is also much less compared to Sushi Kaji.

Jan 20, 2007
cocoa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Interesting things to do with ground pork?

Sometimes I mix ground pork with a bit of tofu (soft or even firm ones will do), add some seasoning, then shape them up into patties, and fry them up. It's really delicious, and it's a good way to sneak in tofu without really tasting it. But make sure you don't add too much tofu, otherwise, the meat patties will not hold the shape.

Jan 20, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Seasoning for Lamp Chops

wow!! So many combinations!! I can't wait to try...ALL of them, as lamb is my absolute favourite as well. thank you so much!!

Jan 20, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Seasoning for Lamp Chops

Thanks julietg, that's an excellent guide. I've already bookmarked it for future reference...

Jan 20, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Seasoning for Lamp Chops

Thank you so much for all the ideas and suggestions from everyone. Really appreciate it.

But I have a question for julietg: when I put it in the oven, what temperature should I use?? and for how long??

And another question for bigmackdaddy: what is "cream sherry"?? Is it similar to the sherry wine??

Jan 19, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Seasoning for Lamp Chops

Can anyone recommend some seasonings for lamb chops? I'm not too crazy about cumin or mint. I tried just using rosemary and really loved it. But was looking for new ideas or new spices to use on lamb chops.

Jan 18, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

How do I change my E-mail address?

Great. You're very welcome.

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Site Talk

How do I change my E-mail address?

Try going into your my CHOW, then you should see your name on the page on the left hand side. Beside your name, you should see a link for "edit settings". Click that, and you should be able to change your email address there. good luck.

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Site Talk

Mango in a fruit smoothie trouble

Try with more ice first, otherwise, it'd be better using frozen mangoes. It works much better. Good luck

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Mango in a fruit smoothie trouble

A similar thing happened to me too, but I'm not quite sure if we're talking about the same thing. I had used mango (fresh, at room temperature) and just blend it with cold water. Within 5 to 10 minutes, the consistency changed and the mango puree separates and floats on top. I had to stir it again and gulp it down really fast before it did that again. Is that what you are referring to when you said it turned "slimy"?? I think it has to do with the density of the mango and water. If you use frozen mango and/or more ice cubes, your smoothy becomes much thicker, and the consistency won't change as quickly. But given time (like overnight - if you want to experiment), your frozen smoothie will still separate and consistency will still change. It just takes much longer because it's thicker & more dense. So if you want to make smoothie with fresh mango, just try using more ice cubes. Hope that helps.

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Cholestrol lowering recipes

I also heard Bran is good for lowering cholesterol. Try Bran flakes cereal, or Bran Buds which doesn't get soggy. At the beginning it's quite hard to eat, especially if you have a sweet tooth, like me. But I tried mixing Bran buds or Bran flakes with sweater cereal, and then slowly decrease the proportion of the sweater cereal, and it'll become easier.

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Clean up tips/secrets?

I also clean as I cook. I always keep a wet towel by the sink, and wipe as I cook. When I'm waiting for something to boil or simmer, I use that time to load the dish washer and tidy up the kitchen. I also use saran wrap "seal" the gap between the stove top and my counter top (depending on your counter top material, some may not work). That way, I never get any food particles or oil splatter stuck between the hard-to-reach areas in between the stove and cabinet. When I do the final cleanup, just toss the wrap.

Jan 04, 2007
cocoa in Not About Food

Coconut Oil - A Great Alternative to Butter and Shortening for Pie Crusts

Thank you so much. I'll try that.

Jan 03, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking

Coconut Oil - A Great Alternative to Butter and Shortening for Pie Crusts

Can anyone tell me if I use coconut oil instead of butter to make pie crust, what's the substitution ratio?

Jan 03, 2007
cocoa in Home Cooking