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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Nova Scotia, east coast of Canada

Lobster
Donairs
Fried Clams
Scallops
Northumberland lamb
Mussels
Musquodoboit Valley beef
Honeycrisp apples
Bacon jam

Jul 13, 2014
spazita in General Topics
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using a cake mix

Ok. So here's the thing. What happens if I use 3 whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites in a Betty Crocker white cake mix?

Mar 26, 2014
spazita in Home Cooking

If you opened a restaurant, what would you call it ?

Sam and Ella's Seafood Palace.

Jan 16, 2014
spazita in Not About Food

How to clean up a cast iron roaster

It is raw cast iron, not enamelled. If you google "kitchenaid cast iron roaster" it will bring up a pic. Look under the Canadian Tire link. I tried to post the pic, but not successful. And I don't have a self-cleaning oven (Gasp!)
Thanks
Taz

Dec 15, 2013
spazita in Cookware

How to clean up a cast iron roaster

Hi Chow-peeps,

I was just given a really nice Kitchenaid cast iron roaster. It hasn't been used in a long time, and it has that sticky, smelly left on grease that's really hard to get off. What is the best way to get this gunk off? Thanks!

Taz

Dec 14, 2013
spazita in Cookware

Cooking a pork cottage roll

Hi Chowpeeps!

Anyone know if this should be soaked or bolied to remove excess salt before cooking with veggies? Thanks!

Taz

Feb 24, 2013
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Help with mayonnaise!!!

Yep, the EVOO was too strong. Guess I'll just turn it into Caesar dressing and make a new mayo. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions!!

Nov 10, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Help with mayonnaise!!!

No, it hasn't split, it's just very runny. No,never made it before. I used 1 cup oil to 2 egg yolks.

Nov 10, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Help with mayonnaise!!!

Hi there! I just tried to make a batch of mayo. I used EVOO and it has too strong a taste (almost a "muddy" taste) and it will not thicken up. Any suggestions on how to save this? Thanks all!

Taz

Nov 10, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly
Hi Hounds!

I've got a big bag of whole mixed chilis in my freezer, about 6-8 cups worth. Anyone got a good recipe for pepper jelly? Can I process them as is, or do they have to be de-seeded?

Thanks all!

Taz

Oct 01, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Hot Pepper Jelly

Hi Hounds!

I've got a big bag of whole mixed chilis in my freezer, about 6-8 cups worth. Anyone got a good recipe for pepper jelly? Can I process them as is, or do they have to be de-seeded?

Thanks all!

Taz

Sep 09, 2012
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Gallant's Canteen at Hubbards Beach

Does anyone even know the place I'm talking about?

Jun 26, 2012
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Gallant's Canteen at Hubbards Beach

Hey there Chowhounds!

Anyone know if this place is open yet for the season? Craving their fish 'n chips!!

Jun 09, 2012
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Uses for fig jam

Put layers of buttered filo in mini muffin cups, add chevre and fig jam, bake until golden. Mmmmmm!

May 13, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Caesar salad, a perfect storm is brewing.

Croutons! Try this! Olive oil, a dollop of butter, worcestershire, and crushed garlic. Nuke until the butter melts and you can smell the Worst. Toss with cubes of day-old French or Italian bread (something with substance, not crappy kleenex ben's bread!) and smoosh with your hands until the flavoured oil/butter mixture is infused into the bread. Bake until crisp. This will give you yummy flavoured croutons that are crisp and light, and not hard to bite into as are most croutons. Seriously! Try it!!

Mar 31, 2012
spazita in Home Cooking

Costco food finds - 1st quarter 2012 [old]

It that like rapini?

Mar 17, 2012
spazita in Chains

coeur de lion cheese

Unfortunately, this link does not work. Anybody else?

Dec 18, 2011
spazita in Cheese

coeur de lion cheese

Hi people. What can someone tell me about this cheese? The label says Coeur de Lion Le Coutances du Cotentin. Has a rind like brie, creamy, almost runny, double-cream. Got it Costco, and it is delicious! 200 gr for 1.99. Good deal?

Dec 17, 2011
spazita in Cheese

coeur de lion cheese

Hi people. What can someone tell me about this cheese? The label says Coeur de Lion Le Coutances du Cotentin. Has a rind like brie, creamy, almost runny, double-cream. Got it Costco, and it is delicious! 200 gr for 1.99. Good deal?

taz

Dec 17, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

As You Like It Sandwich Bar, Hollis St.

Anybody know?

Oct 19, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

As You Like It Sandwich Bar, Hollis St.

Anybody know the hours for this place? Thanks!!

Taz

Oct 18, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Pancakes and waffles - how do you top them?

My Dad was brought up in England. He used to sprinle his pancakes with sugar, and then squeeze lemon juice over them. My Mom was from Yarmouth, NS, and was appalled. She preferred molasses. Dad thought that was disgusting lol! Now he eats waffles with maple syrup and lemon juice on top!

Oct 14, 2011
spazita in General Topics

Largemount of roasted red peppers- what to do?

Don't hang onto them too long. They spoil very quickly, as I found out recently...the hard way. Must be because the roasting raises the sugar content.

Oct 10, 2011
spazita in Home Cooking

Jazzing up Beef Stew

After it's thickened, stir in a tablespoon or so of Dijon. Really perks up the flavour!

Taz

Oct 04, 2011
spazita in Home Cooking

Fish and chips

He apparently goes to Mid-October. I've gotta get back there for one more feed! And, according to other sources out there, the tartar sauce is Kraft, but Kraft never tasted like that to me lol!

Oct 03, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

A failed experiment. What's yours?

Haha! A good friend of mine who used to work in a food research facility discovered her love of kale late last year. She put it in soup, stew, lasagne, everywhere. A few months ago, her allergies started to act up, and her husband said "PLEASE tell me you're allergic to kale!", with a very hopeful look on his face. Sadly for him, it wasn't the kale lol!

Sep 29, 2011
spazita in Home Cooking

Fish and chips

I hesitate to post this, as I don't want to ruin this experience LOL! But I MUST share with all other CHers out there that the best F&C we have found is at Hubbards camp ground., OH MY! So fresh, not greasy, real chips, and the best (homemade) tartar sauce EVER! I never used tartar sauce before (YUCK) but this is really good!

Taz

Sep 19, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

Do you get obsessed with certain foods?

I am 50+ years old and JUST discovered rapini this year!! All that rapini I missed out on... can't get enough of the stuff. Tossed it in EVOO and garlic and roasted it...YUM! Also garlic scapes, too bad they're only here for a short time.

Aug 26, 2011
spazita in General Topics

Seasonings question

Mid-eastern Mediterranean Foods on Agricola Street will have what you are looking for. It's right on the corner of North and Agricola, across from Gus's Pub. Great store!!

Aug 11, 2011
spazita in Atlantic Canada

scapes

OK, got a big mess of garlic scapes here. Now what the heck do I do with them?

Taz

Jul 10, 2011
spazita in Home Cooking