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    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    Talk about a timely thread! I was all set last night but didn't feel like standing over the stove for 15 minutes stirring. With all these tips, it...
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    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    I buy unbleached for the same reasons. I just finished my first batch of insanely wonderful chocolate chip pecan cookies and no-one complained that...
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    12-09-2014, 06:03 PM
    patt replied to a thread Tuesday Fun - in Other stuff
    Wonderful. I do need to remember not to read the comments below these things, though. There are some incredibly short-sighted, annoying people out...
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    12-07-2014, 04:08 PM
    patt replied to a thread I'm back. in Other stuff
    Oh Joyce! I was wondering where you were and planned on PMing you today. So glad that you are on the road to recovery and mending. Stay away from all...
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    12-06-2014, 07:57 AM
    patt replied to a thread What's cooking? in Great Food
    It's that time of year. A friend gave me six HUGE Meyer lemons and I'll be making lemon curd for holiday gifts. I might even make a lemon chicken...
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    12-05-2014, 06:51 AM
    patt replied to a thread What's cooking? in Great Food
    Last night, I cubed and peeled a smallish butternut squash, tossed it with olive oil and roasted it. I defrosted a pre-roasted pork shoulder, about a...
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    12-02-2014, 08:30 AM
    patt replied to a thread Tuesday Fun - in Other stuff
    Thank you, that was a delightful mash-up. Patt
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    12-02-2014, 07:21 AM
    patt replied to a thread Poolish? in Great Food
    I pulled out The Village Baker and checked his recipe for a baguette made with a poolish. I've made this quite successfully and reading the other...
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    12-01-2014, 07:34 AM
    patt replied to a thread Thanksgiving hits? in Great Food
    This sounds good, though I believe I'll use butternut squash. I just don't care for carrots. Thanks for sharing.
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    11-30-2014, 03:28 PM
    patt replied to a thread Pureed soups in Great Food
    I was reading the Cilantrophobia thread and came across THIS SOUP It might not work for the kid who doesn't want "green" but it sure sounds tasty.
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    11-30-2014, 03:24 PM
    patt replied to a thread Pureed soups in Great Food
    I use potatoes as a base for many chowders- just cook one russet down in some kind of broth until it falls apart then puree it. Unless I'm getting...
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    11-29-2014, 04:52 PM
    patt replied to a thread Poolish? in Great Food
    THe Village Baker by Joe Ortiz has a wonderful collection of recipes that start with a poolish or a biga. He also does a great job explaining the...
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    11-29-2014, 04:47 PM
    patt replied to a thread Golden Syrup in Great Food
    When I was in Vancouver last, DH had French Toast stuffed with preserves and covered in Golden Syrup.
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    11-29-2014, 01:46 PM
    Our 7' artificial tree will go up next weekend. I put the wreathes up yesterday and will set a few of the shelf ornaments up during the week. I...
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    11-29-2014, 01:39 PM
    patt replied to a thread Thanksgiving hits? in Great Food
    Although everything came out very well this year, the two hits for me were the Bulgur Wheat Pull Apart Rolls and Marcus Samuelson's Spiced Apple...
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    11-28-2014, 11:24 AM
    patt replied to a thread What happened??? in Great Food
    Yeah, for all times for the BB to go blank, this blackout really sucked.
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A writer, a partner to my beloved husband, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born near the wild Pacific and carrying the tang of saltwater forever. Immersed but seldom submerged by the current that is Life.
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nearly Austin, TX
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My dogs, my cats, gardens with fruit and flower, birds, laughter, the fruits of the earth
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writer, teller of tales, tall and otherwise

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