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Reply #50 on: December 23, 2013, 02:07:13 PM
I'm a big fan of pomegranate syrup that you can get from middle eastern grocery stores. It's basically concentrated pomegranate juice, so it saves a lot of boiling and stirring time. Also mix 1-1 with simple syrup and you have the best grenadine ever.

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Reply #51 on: December 24, 2013, 12:45:39 AM
Simmering a pomegranate sauce for thirty minutes makes your house smell like amazing for like two days. Added bonus.


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Reply #52 on: December 24, 2013, 01:21:04 AM
I'm a big fan of pomegranate syrup that you can get from middle eastern grocery stores. It's basically concentrated pomegranate juice, so it saves a lot of boiling and stirring time. Also mix 1-1 with simple syrup and you have the best grenadine ever.

Wait, where do you find it in Atlanta? I went looking for some once, but the only ME grocery store in Athens didn't stock any (and was ALSO extremely sketchy, which means last time I went there, a random creepy man followed me all the way to my car screaming at me for reasons only known to him).

Simmering a pomegranate sauce for thirty minutes makes your house smell like amazing for like two days. Added bonus.

It'll be dueling with the mulled wine to set the tone for the evening! :D

What are you guys cooking for the holidays, if you celebrate?

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Reply #53 on: December 24, 2013, 03:16:54 AM
I'm a big fan of pomegranate syrup that you can get from middle eastern grocery stores. It's basically concentrated pomegranate juice, so it saves a lot of boiling and stirring time. Also mix 1-1 with simple syrup and you have the best grenadine ever.

Wait, where do you find it in Atlanta? I went looking for some once, but the only ME grocery store in Athens didn't stock any (and was ALSO extremely sketchy, which means last time I went there, a random creepy man followed me all the way to my car screaming at me for reasons only known to him).


I can point to at least three non-sketch ME grocery stores within a 20 minute drive of my house. You could have nice things if you lived in a civilized portion of the state.

Two of the three also serve amazing food, and the third is immediately next door to the restaurant. Next time you escape from Mos Eisley, we'll have to visit one.

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Reply #54 on: December 24, 2013, 05:08:25 PM
I can point to at least three non-sketch ME grocery stores within a 20 minute drive of my house. You could have nice things if you lived in a civilized portion of the state.

Two of the three also serve amazing food, and the third is immediately next door to the restaurant. Next time you escape from Mos Eisley, we'll have to visit one.

Dude. Stop hogging all the ME grocery stores! I'll trade you our football team. I hear you don't have that kind of thing up in ATL.

But barring that, yeah, we could probably be lured from Mos Eisley for pomegranate syrup sometime. :p

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Reply #55 on: December 24, 2013, 06:25:33 PM

Dude. Stop hogging all the ME grocery stores! I'll trade you our football team. I hear you don't have that kind of thing up in ATL.


Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see?

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Reply #56 on: January 03, 2014, 03:58:24 AM
December is chocolate making month. Made 2500 pieces this year (truffles, fudge centres, mints, nut clusters, etc.)  Still handing out boxes to friends and family.



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Reply #57 on: January 03, 2014, 05:55:33 PM
December is chocolate making month. Made 2500 pieces this year (truffles, fudge centres, mints, nut clusters, etc.)  Still handing out boxes to friends and family.

So, where's the sign up list? :D



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Reply #58 on: January 10, 2014, 06:34:26 AM
December is chocolate making month. Made 2500 pieces this year (truffles, fudge centres, mints, nut clusters, etc.)  Still handing out boxes to friends and family.

So, where's the sign up list? :D

LOL! My distribution list is over 70 people at the moment, plus about 8 larger assortments going to holiday gatherings I attend. I just can't handle any more people on the list! ;)



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Reply #59 on: January 10, 2014, 12:51:56 PM
December is chocolate making month. Made 2500 pieces this year (truffles, fudge centres, mints, nut clusters, etc.)  Still handing out boxes to friends and family.

So, where's the sign up list? :D

LOL! My distribution list is over 70 people at the moment, plus about 8 larger assortments going to holiday gatherings I attend. I just can't handle any more people on the list! ;)

But if you follow the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas isn't over until the 6th of  January, look at all that extra time you have to get it done j/k


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Reply #60 on: January 13, 2014, 05:21:12 AM
December is chocolate making month. Made 2500 pieces this year (truffles, fudge centres, mints, nut clusters, etc.)  Still handing out boxes to friends and family.

So, where's the sign up list? :D

LOL! My distribution list is over 70 people at the moment, plus about 8 larger assortments going to holiday gatherings I attend. I just can't handle any more people on the list! ;)

But if you follow the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas isn't over until the 6th of  January, look at all that extra time you have to get it done j/k

Or, if you are Eastern Orthodox (my background), Christmas Day is on Jan 7th, so even more time. Still, I have to stop at some point or I will never have a life... ;)



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Reply #61 on: January 13, 2014, 07:27:24 AM
taken out for a birthday dinner 20 oz Porterhouse at Lonestar.  Not sure what I will cook on Monday for my actual birthday, I think we have some crab legs in the freezer, and I don't mean that fake stuff.


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Reply #62 on: October 23, 2016, 03:59:12 PM
I'm roasting some butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, onions and sweet potatoes for a yummy fall soup today and I thought of this thread...

Anyone else cooking today?



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Reply #63 on: October 24, 2016, 03:24:54 AM
I'm roasting some butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, onions and sweet potatoes for a yummy fall soup today and I thought of this thread...

Anyone else cooking today?

I made a giant pot of Portuguese Kale Soup, and I also made apple dumplings.

Was a good day.

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Reply #64 on: October 27, 2016, 09:59:02 PM
I'm roasting some butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, onions and sweet potatoes for a yummy fall soup today and I thought of this thread...

Anyone else cooking today?

I made a giant pot of Portuguese Kale Soup, and I also made apple dumplings.

Was a good day.

Mmmm Caldo Verde is my favourite soup!

I baked on Sunday. Beet coffee cake. I use this recipe (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/), but I substitute beets for the zucchini. Surprisingly, the cake turns out brown, NOT red, though the batter is hot pink before it bakes. The cake has a hint of that earthy beet flavour, but not overpowering. Overall, very good!



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Reply #65 on: October 28, 2016, 07:08:56 AM
I'm roasting some butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, onions and sweet potatoes for a yummy fall soup today and I thought of this thread...

Anyone else cooking today?

I made a giant pot of Portuguese Kale Soup, and I also made apple dumplings.

Was a good day.

Mmmm Caldo Verde is my favourite soup!

I baked on Sunday. Beet coffee cake. I use this recipe (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/), but I substitute beets for the zucchini. Surprisingly, the cake turns out brown, NOT red, though the batter is hot pink before it bakes. The cake has a hint of that earthy beet flavour, but not overpowering. Overall, very good!

I made a big batch of chili on Monday: Sauteed onion, garlic, sweet peppers, seared some stew beef, then threw it all in the slow cooker with chili powder, roasted paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and formerly-frozen roasted hot peppers from Trader Joe's, left it on high for about 9 hours until the meat was tender. Served with dollops of plain yogurt (in lieu of sour cream). My go-to cold-weather favorite.



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Reply #66 on: October 28, 2016, 11:11:22 AM
I baked on Sunday. Beet coffee cake. I use this recipe (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/), but I substitute beets for the zucchini. Surprisingly, the cake turns out brown, NOT red, though the batter is hot pink before it bakes. The cake has a hint of that earthy beet flavour, but not overpowering. Overall, very good!

Interesting!  We've grown beets before, but I don't care for them that much. I bet I would like this though!



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Reply #67 on: October 30, 2016, 06:16:16 PM
Sunday over.

Homemade pancakes for breakfast, baked spaghetti squash for lunch, home made pizza for dinner. Oh yeah, we also carved pumpkins and roasted the seeds.



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Reply #68 on: October 30, 2016, 09:32:04 PM
Chicken soup. Also a big salad for my lunches this week.

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Reply #69 on: December 31, 2017, 07:04:23 AM
This year's chocolate making month (ChocMaMo?) is finally done, with over 3000 chocolates completed and more than half handed out. Phew, now I can relax.
Here's a picture of some of my truffles for you to enjoy.
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Reply #70 on: January 01, 2018, 11:03:16 PM
3,000? I dunno but that sounds like A LOT to me!! You deserve a medal or something.

(They look gorgeous, BTW)


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Reply #71 on: January 03, 2018, 03:13:00 PM
3,000? I dunno but that sounds like A LOT to me!! You deserve a medal or something.

(They look gorgeous, BTW)

LOL! Yes, that is a lot. That's why it takes a whole month to make that many. I don't know about a medal, but I certainly deserve the accolades I get from my friends and neighbours, who are the happy recipients of these.  ;D

And thanks for the compliment.