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    I actually have recipes that call for dried lemon...

    I actually have recipes that call for dried lemon or orange peel, so I try to keep some in a plastic bag in the pantry (from organic fruit). Dried peel has a stronger, more concentrated flavor,...
  3. Thread: I'm back.

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    So glad he was able to reach you! We've had...

    So glad he was able to reach you! We've had friends who've had open-heart surgery and they came through beautifully. Thoughts and prayers are with you meantime!
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    I'm especially happy to hear about your mom's...

    I'm especially happy to hear about your mom's reaction; I know that sometimes your family didn't seem as supportive as you would have liked. That was just the icing on the cake.

    Interesting that...
  5. Funny Take on the Williams-Sonoma Catalogue

    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-2014-haters-guide-to-t…

    Despite that, it's real eye candy and I love to thumb through it. I've even (gasp!) bought stuff!
  6. I have a pretty, thin plastic sheet that I use...

    I have a pretty, thin plastic sheet that I use for prepping materials; it's great to cut onions or garlic or anything else needing dicing or mincing, because then you can just curve up the sides and...
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    I can't believe that Scotland was two years ago!...

    I can't believe that Scotland was two years ago! But what a set of accomplishments; I too hope that your family is as awed by all of your honors as they should be. What an impressive achievement. So,...
  8. I like the Better Than Bouillon organic range....

    I like the Better Than Bouillon organic range. Their vegetable broth is really good too and adds a lot of flavor to whatever I use it in. Cook's Illustrated liked that brand, too. Their low salt...
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    Beth, some of the self-published books on other...

    Beth, some of the self-published books on other topics - fiction as well - are awful, too. People don't seem to understand how important proper editing is, and I've read a few that were excellent...
  10. I agree with Beth and Ana, not because of...

    I agree with Beth and Ana, not because of allergies but just because you want each dish to offer fresh tastes without a lot of repetition. It all sounds yummy, though!

    For Thanksgiving we had both...
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    We have a GE Profile double wall oven which we...

    We have a GE Profile double wall oven which we purchased several years ago after doing some research. It works beautifully and we're very happy with it. I rarely use the second oven but we've always...
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    As long as the material exposed is food-safe I am...

    As long as the material exposed is food-safe I am going to keep it. I wanted to see whether anyone had a different take on it, though.

    The tile floor came out of the battle unscathed. That's my...
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    That really is pretty, Charley! Vicci, our...

    That really is pretty, Charley! Vicci, our hummingbirds stay around for part of October but then they fly off to warmer areas.
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    Chipped Chantal

    I sent this message to Chantal:


    I got an email back almost immediately from a support person saying


    So I sent her a photo of the inside and outside. She wrote back, "The chip looks clean,...
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    We have used Adventure Travel and found that...

    We have used Adventure Travel and found that their prices are as cheap as any of the web trip sites like Expedia. It's also nice to have someone else set up travel insurance, which we bought for the...
  19. One of my favorite little kitchen tools is a...

    One of my favorite little kitchen tools is a small silicon scraper from Sur la Table. I bought it after seeing them use one in a cooking class, and it's so handy. It does a wonderful job of scraping...
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    Thanks, people! I will try again when the...

    Thanks, people! I will try again when the three-baguette pan I ordered arrives. I had to use a two-baguette pan and a long clay cooker this time. I'll let you know how it works out. I just noticed...
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    Charley, the yeast was fine a couple of weeks ago...

    Charley, the yeast was fine a couple of weeks ago when we tried making bread with a poolish at that time. Mkc, I use Fleischmann's Instant Dry Yeast and keep it in a container (from KA) in the...
  22. Thread: Crêpes...

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    Thanks, Andy! And Vicci, I suspect you still are!

    Thanks, Andy! And Vicci, I suspect you still are!
  23. Thread: Poolish?

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    Thanks for the feedback! My kitchen is usually in...

    Thanks for the feedback! My kitchen is usually in the mid-to-upper 60's in cool weather, so that might have done it. But shouldn't the added yeast in the next stage have helped get things going...
  24. Thread: Crêpes...

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    How did you get them and from whom? I hope your...

    How did you get them and from whom? I hope your first-born son is at least going to a good home!:p
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    I tried making baguettes with the poolish, using...

    I tried making baguettes with the poolish, using measurements in grams for the flour and water. The poolish never did become domed, even after almost 24 hours - maybe my kitchen is too cool. But it...
  26. Thread: Crêpes...

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    Thanks! That looks great!

    Thanks! That looks great!
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    That's all I could figure out. And the spreaders...

    That's all I could figure out. And the spreaders help get the batter evenly distributed across the surface of the pan.
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    This is just a flat pan with low sides; I didn't...

    This is just a flat pan with low sides; I didn't think that my iron pans would work as well.
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    I basically want a good recipe for the crêpes...

    I basically want a good recipe for the crêpes themselves, because there are lots of ideas for filling them, both sweet and savory ingredients.
  30. Thread: Crêpes...

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    Crêpes...

    Any T&T recipes for crêpes? I just bought a crêpe pan at Sur la Table, along with the wooden spreaders. I did see one recipe that looked good but I'm wondering whether anyone here makes them and has...
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