Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TMI Tuesday - 11/21

What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin'?

In the United States Thanksgiving is this week, so a lot of folks will be cooking up a storm in preparation. Of course we are Canadian and have already had our Thanksgiving celebration last month, but many other holidays will occur over the next month around the world, including Christmas and everyone seems to celebrate with food, hence, the TMI Tuesday theme…Cooking.

1. Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s?
I'm not a big fan of ice cream. On the rare occasion that I have a half-scoop, it'd be vanilla. I don't really care about the brand - I don't really eat enough of it to have any kind of opinion on what kind might taste best.

2. What is always in your refrigerator?
Lots of things! Butter, yeast, lots of fresh vegetables, milk, eggs and condiments galore to name but a few.

3. What’s your worst kitchen disaster?
I've been in the kitchen as long as I can remember, so even marrying at a young age, I was already an accomplished cook and baker. The only disaster I can think of involves me asking someone to stir while I went to do something else. Big (and costly) mistake! They stirred alright, but ignored (and neglected to advise me of) everything else that was going on and their inattention destroyed my fairly new stove! Sigh...we all know how much someone who loves to cook just hates getting a new stove...... :D

4. Favorite kitchen gadget?
I love kitchen gadgets and I have a tool for everything....separate citrus squeezers for oranges, lemons and limes, garlic presses, nutmeg graters, strawberry hullers, cherry pitters, cookie dough scoops so that all my cookies are a uniform size, special double-ended grapefruit knives (one end to scoop/cut the grapefruit out of the skin and the other to segment it), apple corers, wavy knives for slicing crudité, 8 different whisks, butter spreaders, very sharp good quality knives.....you get the idea. How could I possibly choose a favourite?

5. What was your last meal? Did you like it?
The last meal I cooked was a rich, hearty beef stew. It was a cold day and the hot stew really hit the spot, served with crusty French bread.

6. What’s your favorite cookie?
I really love peanut butter cookies. They are my absolute favourite, but I also like shortbread cookies quite a bit. Shortbread cookies are my Everest - it's the one cookie I've never been able to master, despite numerous attempts. I mean, how hard can it be? There are only 4 ingredients at most! So although I make all kinds of intricate cookies - checkerboards, ones with swirls, etc. - I have yet to make a shortbread cookie that meets my own expectations.

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  1. 2. My fridge is usually pretty sparce. I shop about every two days because I buy a lot of fresh foods.

    3. Oooh...I think you planned it all.

    4. Oh dear heavens! You sound like KinkyGent. He's a gadget guy in the kitchen and with techy stuff.

    6. Oh YES! I love shortbread. KG makes one with whole wheat flour that is just divine.

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  2. MMMMmmm beef stew is the best! :)