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Forum: Canning and Preserving 08-23-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,935
Posted By balibar
Hello, everybody. I made strawberry jam with a...

Hello, everybody. I made strawberry jam with a similar recipe, using that special sugar that is supposed to help it set better and lemon juice. But my jam is still runny. It's delicious and I suppose...
Forum: Canning and Preserving 06-09-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By balibar
Here is my recipe for strawberry jam. It's a...

Here is my recipe for strawberry jam. It's a little more fluid than most because I use a little less sugar and strawberries tend not to gel well, but my family doesn't mind. It does make for sticky...
Forum: Canning and Preserving 06-08-2005, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By balibar
Which probably explains why it tastes both sour...

Which probably explains why it tastes both sour and bitter. I don't suggest anybody try it, it's really foul.:sick:
As for the sage, you leeave it in for about 5 minutes. Two leaves for 6lbs are...
Forum: Canning and Preserving 06-07-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By balibar
Use only a little bit of sage (two leaves to...

Use only a little bit of sage (two leaves to 3kgs of strawberries) and be sure to remove it and the mint before potting. I find it sharpens the strawberry taste and makes the jam less cloyingly...
Forum: Canning and Preserving 06-07-2005, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By balibar
Can Someone Explain this?

Hello, everybody

I'm sure someone must have an explanation for this: I'm making strawberry jam and have been dutifully skimming the pink foamy stuff on top as the jam cooks. I always thought it...
Forum: New Member Introductions! 05-30-2005, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By balibar
That must be why I bought three small tins of...

That must be why I bought three small tins of cream of tartar when I was in the US some time ago (date still ok). The thing is, I don't think we use that stuff over here and I can't really remember...
Forum: New Member Introductions! 05-29-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By balibar
Thank you very much everybody, I'm glad to be...

Thank you very much everybody, I'm glad to be back and will post one of my own recipes soon (I certainly used enough of yours!). Right now, very busy painting kitchen and expecting new cabinets...
Forum: New Member Introductions! 05-25-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By balibar
Not new but away for a long time

Hello, this is Balibar from Brussels. I've been away for quite a while and am very happy to be visiting my favorite cooking website once more. I see there have been quite a lot of changes since I was...
Forum: Lamb 02-22-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,506
Posted By balibar
Yes, I know caster sugar. I was only pointing out...

Yes, I know caster sugar. I was only pointing out the exotic translation.
I use regular sea-salt La Baleine for cooking (fine and coarse) and prefer the greyish "sel de Guérande" for the table. The...
Forum: Lamb 02-22-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,506
Posted By balibar
Not that kind of rock salt! :lol: On the...

Not that kind of rock salt! :lol:
On the packet, the (scant) information in english says "rock salt", go figure. It's french salt anyway, so I guess that explains it.
I should have been suspicious...
Forum: Lamb 02-21-2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,506
Posted By balibar
I do this: mix olive oil, crushed garlic,...

I do this: mix olive oil, crushed garlic, mustard, rock salt, finely chopped herbs, a little honey and pepper in a bowl. Sread quite thickly over the leg of lamb. Refrigerate for a at least and hour...
Forum: Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 02-21-2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By balibar
The sweet ones you can use over ice-cream or you...

The sweet ones you can use over ice-cream or you can flavour custard or crème anglaise with the fruity ones. You can make a café glacé with the coffee liquor: mix some of that liquor with espresso....
Forum: Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 02-21-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By balibar
Thank you for your answers. I don't know...

Thank you for your answers.
I don't know Splenda. Is it anything like Canderel? I mean, a granulated sweetener that looks like caster sugar?
I've checked out their website last night and they have...
Forum: Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 02-20-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By balibar
ISO Sugarless recipes

Hello, everybody.

I haven't been around in a while but I see this website is doing better than ever.
Could somebody help me with this problem? We're having friends over for dinner and one of them...
Forum: Health, Nutrition and Special Diets 01-03-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,668
Posted By balibar
Congratulations, Kyles, you're on the right...

Congratulations, Kyles, you're on the right track. I've just started a diet myself (my husband's on it as well) because I put on quite a bit of weight due to problems with my back that turned me into...
Forum: Vegetables 12-29-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,273
Posted By balibar
Hello, everyone. I buy mushrooms regularly from...

Hello, everyone.
I buy mushrooms regularly from a real expert and here is the advice he's given me with excellent results:
- do not keep mushrooms in a paper bag because they will end up tasting...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-26-2004, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By balibar
Happy holidays to all. :D

Happy holidays to all. :D
Forum: Today's Menu 09-23-2004, 06:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,603
Posted By balibar
My grandfather used it for spaghetti sauce. It...

My grandfather used it for spaghetti sauce. It was really delicious but we were always a bit reluctant to eat it because he teased us saying it was monkey meat. I still make it from time to time....
Forum: Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison 06-16-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,884
Posted By balibar
Hello, Kitchenelf! I haven't been around for...

Hello, Kitchenelf! I haven't been around for quite a while and couldn't resist dropping you a line when I saw your name on this recipe.
I hope you and all the cheerful cooks on this website have...
Forum: Chicken, Turkey & other Fowl 03-03-2004, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,972
Posted By balibar
There's an easy way to check if your chicken is...

There's an easy way to check if your chicken is cooked through if you don't have a meat thermometer: use a chopstick to prick the meat in the crease between the thigh and the body of the chicken. For...
Forum: Sauces 02-22-2004, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,676
Posted By balibar
Kyles, you obviously know what to drink. I love...

Kyles, you obviously know what to drink. I love framboise. But my favourite beer of all is Kriek, the cherry beer, particularly the Saint Louis.
Anyway, you can use the same recipe to make cassis...
Forum: Sauces 02-22-2004, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,676
Posted By balibar
Sure, no problem. This is something that is...

Sure, no problem. This is something that is commonly made in the area where my family comes from. I only hope you can get the right kind of liquour to start with. And patience because that's the...
Forum: Sauces 02-21-2004, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,676
Posted By balibar
Carnivore, here's something I do quite frequently...

Carnivore, here's something I do quite frequently either with game or with beef: after you've removed the meat from the frying pan, pour out the excess fat, add a little water into the pan scraping...
Forum: Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 02-09-2004, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By balibar
Thank you for your suggestions. I'll probably try...

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll probably try them all because we really love wraps in this family. Someone called Chris very kindly did some research for me and referred me to a website where...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 02-09-2004, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,363
Posted By balibar
This computer will drive me mad! Sorry, dpinsent!...

This computer will drive me mad! Sorry, dpinsent! I wrote the entire thing out once and sent it, and then it didn't appear on screen. So I did again and, oops! like Britney, forgot one bit.
In...
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