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During a recent visit to the Prudential location I stood in line for about 10 minutes at an "express" checkout line to buy ONE lemon. Despite the "15 items or less signage" everyone in line in front of me had full carts and the cashier didn't care to enforce it. One more reason not to shop there.

Aug 18, 2014
jules127 in Greater Boston Area

Users of GE Profile Double Oven Range

Funny you say that pamf. The appliance repairman came again earlier this week and replaced our ignitor (though for $350). The problem is that it the oven was working when he came over (my oven only seems to fail when I have committed to bringing a baked dish somewhere!) so I am not sure if that was it? He suggested that it could be the board with the controls on the front (I have minimal technical knowledge and can't remember what it is called). But it is reassuring that it worked for you!

Apr 25, 2014
jules127 in Cookware

Users of GE Profile Double Oven Range

Great to know, thanks! Actually, maybe I could pick your brain a little more? How do you like the Smartoven? I am currently debating between a BlueStar 30" RNB and a Breville Smartoven or the GE Profile double oven range. I have a GE Profile 30" gas range that is probably around 15 years old and the oven is failing (meaning every time I commit to bringing a baked dish somewhere it won't heat up!!). I currently don't have ventilation to the outside but we're working on that (and it is a large task due to the configuration of our home). I have been eying the BlueStar for years, but I have also been dreaming of a second oven. I do a lot of baking and frequently have dessert in the oven while trying to also make dinner, etc. For the Smartoven I envision cooking cakes, pies and breads. Have you been happy with the Smartoven? It seems to get great reviews.

Apr 24, 2014
jules127 in Cookware

Users of GE Profile Double Oven Range

I am wondering if you ever ended up purchasing this range or if anyone else can chime in with their experiences?

Apr 23, 2014
jules127 in Cookware

Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #7 - 11/13/13 (Spoilers)

Did anyone catch how Carlos was making the cake portion of the tiramisu in the microwave?

Nov 14, 2013
jules127 in Food Media & News

What are you baking these days? June 2013 edition (thru June 26th)

I am making a rhubarb pie tonight with a butter/coconut oil pie crust I prepped last night. I was planning on using tapioca, did you use the recommended tapioca to fruit ratio?

Jun 04, 2013
jules127 in Home Cooking

New to eating veggie - need hearty dinner ideas

I absolutely love these quinoa patties topped with an eggplant or mushroom ragu or even just stuffed into a sandwich http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Semolina gnocchi are delicious as well topped with the same as above or with tomato sauce. http://leitesculinaria.com/70863/reci...
I don’t particularly care for meat substitutes or dishes that are supposed to take like their meat counterparts but I love these snobby joes from ppk http://www.theppk.com/2009/11/snobby-...
You can make lots of different risottos, I actually really like making beet risotto with hulless barley these days.
Do you like ethnic foods? If you like Indian food, paneer makes a dish hearty. Also there are a variety of curries that you can use chick peas or red beans.
Eggplant stacks or rollatini are delicious and hearty as well.

Jun 04, 2013
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

What are you baking these days? April 2013 edition... [old]

I made pistachio poundcakes over the weekend and gave one away as an Easter gift to my mom. I made some excellent raspberry cream scones this week and making JT chocolate chip cookies tonight. I may want to do a trial run on the FC lemon layer cake recipe that was recommended in another thread for an upcoming bday.

Apr 04, 2013
jules127 in Home Cooking

Best Vegetarian Chili Recipes?

This is now my favorite, and it makes a ton!! I love the smokiness flavor to it. http://leitesculinaria.com/77118/reci...

Mar 22, 2013
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quinoa as a side dish, not a salad

I use it like I do rice. Sometimes I will sautee onions, carrots, celery and then add quinoa and stock or sometimes I will make coconut quinoa by subbing light coconut milk for water. I also love quinoa cakes made from a mixture of cooked quinoa, raw eggs, cheese, onion, garlic and panko which is then formed into patties and pan fried.

Feb 21, 2013
jules127 in Home Cooking

Overnight oats/quinoa

I always do this for steel cut oats. Quinoa cooks so quickly I don't bother, but then again I don't typically eat it for breakfast. For the oats, bring water to a bowl, add the oats and cook for one minute. Cover. I refrigerate mine, I typically make enough for a couple of days.

Jan 28, 2013
jules127 in Home Cooking

Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #9 - 01/02/13 (Spoilers)

Where did she buy the scallops, was it WF? With all the product placement they usually show them jumping in the car (from the sponsor du jour) and making it a point to also show where they are shopping. I didn't notice this time, but also wasn't looking.

Jan 03, 2013
jules127 in Food Media & News

Need recipe and instructions for Chocolate Babka

I use this recipe and get rave reviews. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... I do add some cinnamon to the chocolate/sugar step. I also add a streusel topping to mine made of powdered sugar, flour and butter before baking!

Dec 26, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Gougeres - Reheating?

Success!! So glad I took the advice here, I froze them and baked as needed with no deterioration in quality. Thanks everyone!

Dec 26, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Gougeres - Reheating?

Me neither, but according to Dorie Greenspan they can...

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/...

Dec 19, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Gougeres - Reheating?

For some reason I thought the dough didn't hold? I could easily make the dough, load it into a piping bag and bake them fresh.

Dec 19, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

a basic cookie recipe?

These are great for cookie cutters http://www.fancyflours.com/product/no...

Dec 18, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2012 [OLD]

I made the epicurious recipe recently (and thought I posted here but can't find it?). It was excellent, so good that I am making loaves to give away this holiday season.

Dec 18, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Gougeres - Reheating?

Which would be preferable, make them the day before, freeze them then reheat or make them several hours beforehand then reheat from room temp?

Dec 18, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? November 2012, part deux [OLD]

Chocolate babka. This was my first time making it, and while my loaves turned out beautifully I am I little intimidated to convert the recipe to make mini loaves. Maybe you all could help, I am hoping to give them away to family members this holiday season, but how do you adjust baking time/tell doneness on a yeast bread like this? Instead of 2 large loaf pans, could I use 6 minis? http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #5 - 12/05/12 (Spoilers)

Yeah!! Thanks John!!

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Non-Cheese-y Holiday Appetizers

I realized I had the same issue recently and revisited my recipes. I forgot how much I loved these seared tuna skewers with wasabi mayo. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

I make these shrimp cakes into minis and they are another one of my favorites. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

I used to make a crostini with filet of beef and horseradish sauce as well when aiming for heavier apps.

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #5 - 12/05/12 (Spoilers)

Does anyone with Comcast know where I can find Last Chance Kitchen OnDemand? I was able to find it easily last season, but not this time.

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #2 - 11/14/12 (Spoilers)

Ugh, bringing back the vets a la Survivor is foolish (the same goes for the TC version of Redemption Island from the previous season). If they want to bring them back why can't it be during All Stars?

Nov 15, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Best Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe

I made indian spiced red lentil burgers the other day and I really enjoyed them. Cooked red lentils, seasoned heavily with garam masala, cumin, onions and cilantro, fried then served on naan with a dollop of greek yogurt.

http://www.crumbblog.com/2012/03/indi...

Nov 05, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

V&V What's for dinner?

I made the swiss chard and white bean pot pie from the Smitten Kitchen the other day. It was excellent. I added black olives and sun dried tomatoes, and used kale in place of the chard, and it was delicious.

Oct 31, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

What are you baking these days? October 2012, part deux [old]

I made the salted caramel ding dong cake from this months Bon Appetit and it was excellent, from the cake to the ganache.

Oct 31, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Ideas, recipes & hints to make the day perfect

A few years ago I did a trial run of the meal a few weeks ahead of time so that I could finalize my recipes for the actual day. I cooked it on a Sunday with the football game on, and we had a friend over to help taste test. His wife had recently given birth to their second child and I sent him home with the works and they were so grateful to have a prepared meal in the fridge to eat for days. It might have been a bit overboard to have a trial run, but it helped me to solidify my menu and to reassure me a bit too for the actual holiday.

Oct 23, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Why do no national burger chains have veggie burgers?

I used to order a "vegetable whopper" all the time when I was in college! It was always in the drive-thru but I did usually get a long pause after I ordered. It is so strange, it tasted exactly the same as the whopper with beef but obviously without the texture there from the beef patty.

Oct 17, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

V&V What's for dinner?

Parisienne gnocchi with sauteed vegetables. Which reminds me I would like to make semolina gnocchi with eggplant ragu if eggplants are still around at my farmers market later this week. I also like to make quinoa patties to have with eggplant or mushroom ragu.

Also in the pipeline for the next week is a chickpea and sweet potato curry and a root vegetable shepherds pie.

Oct 15, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan