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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Tom NJ » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:41 am

Jenise wrote:No. Went to the doctor yesterday; they think it's pneumonia. :(


Oh no! Jeez, I hope you pull out of it quickly. Keep us updated, and feel better!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jeff Grossman » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:32 pm

Barb Downunder wrote:
Jeff Grossman wrote:No culinary gifts this year. Nicest gift is a beautiful wooden cribbage board.


Haven’t played cribbage for a while but a beautiful board would really be an added enjoyment. Do you play much? Cribbage that is LOL


Lately, Pumpkin and I have been playing a lot of dominoes, especially the "Mexican Train" variant.

I like card games -- cribbage, casino, pinochle, bridge -- but we don't play cards very much. Pumpkin prefers backgammon and hearts (which needs four so he plays against the computer).
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:11 pm

Barb, thanks, I'll live. Apparently the x-ray came back negative so it's not pneumonia after all, but it almost might as well be. Been a dreary Christmas!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:35 pm

Finally got to open Xmas presents last night!

My food-related gifts were: two new French silpats (my old ones had got a bit sliced up--I'd have never replaced them but hey, now I have perfect ones), Global fish bone tweezers (I just wish I had more fish to pick), a Global knife sharpener (hand-held, AND it's a water system, very cool), and a book about African culinaria that hasn't arrived yet.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Jenise wrote:and a book about African culinaria that hasn't arrived yet.



Aha - hippo terrine to look forward to? Good gnus for sure!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Bill Spohn wrote: hippo terrine


If I told you I'd even considered such a thing, I'd be lion to you.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:32 pm

Your pun is irrelephant! :mrgreen:
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:21 pm

Irrelephant? You're a cheetah, making up new words. I'm impala'd!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:45 pm

That's a croc!

I am shocked by your hippo-cracy!

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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Well if I Ken, ya can too.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm

Puns, eh? You know that toucan play at that game...?
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 pm

Let's have some appreciation here! I thought 'Ken,ya' was a genius geographical pun. In fact, I waited all morning to springbok that one on you.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:28 pm

Not sure you are koala-fied to offer humour at this level!

But maybe I'm wrong - wouldn't want to be a hippo-crite!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:11 am

Get a ruminant, you two!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:41 pm

Koala? Wall, A-by! You've moved continents on me, sir, for which you'll 'roo the day!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:14 pm

How emu-sing!
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:58 pm

Glad you got a chukar out of it. :)
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:17 pm

Know what you call a baby kangaroo? A pouch potato.

Anyway - we should get back to Christmas acquisitions relating to food. We can even extend that to Yuel Gruel - did anyone make anything interesting for the holidays? Any foie gras stuffed geese, or.......
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:22 pm

I did not. Had plans to do a prime rib and Bordeauxs but ended up with chicken soup and water, such was my health on that day.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:34 pm

We did a veggie dinner - an aubergine charlottes with cumin, served with split cherry tomatoes dressed with a coriander, evoo and crema di balsamico dressing, and then a mixed mushroom quiche. I'd certainly repeat the aubergine recipe!
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by Jenise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:42 pm

Ah, that means Chick was over! Tell me more about the aubergine madeleine. I love using eggplant in molds, etc, and in fact plan to do an intriguing Boulud recipe here soon wherein a moussaka is reborn as a 'cake', to use his word, where the long eggplant slices line a bowl-like round mold and it's stuffed with the other usual ingredients. We need to do a winter terrine event.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:56 pm

Jenise wrote:We need to do a winter terrine event.


:shock: Interesting thought!

The aubergine dish was slices of eggplant oiled and roasted until soft, scraped into a bowl with fresh roasted cumin seeds ground up with some eggs (to set it) then assembled with a length of thin sliced roast eggplant laid in a mold (I used our small Staub cocottes instead of ramekins), and filled half with the cumin egg eggplant mix, then a layer of chevre cheese, then top up with the mix and fold the ends of the long strip of eggplant over on top (those slices retained the skin, but it is tender enough for eating).

Bake em, cool em, eat em. They were excellent. And would work well with anything from an austere Sancerre to a richer chard.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Jenise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:15 pm

Sounds utterly fantastic.
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Re: What Did You Get For the Holidays

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Jenise wrote:Sounds utterly fantastic.



Here you go (I corrected madeines to charlottes)

https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/auber ... lad/10331/
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