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Display Name: Lima
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If you serious enough about olive oils, then I would say that "supermarket is no place" to buy them. And if you want a good olive oil one has to add more money to the $ 8.99/liter as mentioned in the above-mentioned post.


Expert Tip: The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Buy at Trader Joe's
2/21/14 08:00 AM

Basically, the essential about coffee is really only if you're buying a variety of Arabica (an elegant bean that requires an altitude of 3,000 to 6,000 feet) or Robusta (a small round bean with less refined flavour that is grown at lower altitudes and therefore is more abundant and less expensive. To my mind, the rest is history.


What's Your Morning Coffee Ritual? And What Do You Want to Learn About Coffee?
2/18/14 02:07 PM

I have been doing this - preheating the cup - all year around for years!


My Winter Morning Coffee Ritual: Preheat the Mug to Keep Coffee Hot Tips from The Kitchn
2/10/14 03:17 PM

Jolly good show, Faith!


French Clay Cookware from Toast
1/16/14 08:11 AM

This is a damn good set given by a very generous person. Carry on and Happy Christmas!


Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Cast Iron Set in Flame Holiday Giveaway for The Kitchn
12/20/13 08:49 AM

Rye Manhattan is a damn good cocktail - summer or winter - but also Caipirinha is a great one. Cheers!


A Rye Manhattan: My Standard Winter Cocktail
12/15/13 10:47 AM

I use an Opinel pocketknife (3-inches blade) on my pockets 365 days. It is my kind of cheese and bread knife, among other things; however, please make sure to remove the knife from your pockets if visiting any Government office building, going to airport or any other Federal Government premises. I already lost one that was confiscated in one of those occasions.


Can You Help Me Find a Small, Inexpensive Knife to Keep at Work? Good Questions
12/12/13 02:02 PM

I'm superstition regarding giving either a knife or scarf to someone, however, if I give a good knife to someone, I ask for a coin quarter from that person without giving any explanation.


Is It Bad Luck to Give a Knife as a Gift?
12/10/13 02:55 PM

A small glass of tomato juice, high coffee and a good Panetonne cake.


What Is Your Traditional Christmas Morning Breakfast? Reader Survey
12/9/13 03:41 PM

Great list you posted and one of my favourite is the Rye & Ginger Hot Toddy. Cheers!


10 Hot & Boozy Drinks to Get Cozy With This Winter
12/2/13 01:34 PM

1. Using a good coffee, i.e., Arabica, and not buying the coffee at supermarkets or places like COSTCO.
2. Making use of the original French-press "Melior", or today its replacement named "Bodum".


How Do You Make Your Morning Coffee? Good Questions
10/30/13 09:14 AM

This is indeed a perfect tuna salad, however, instead of adding pickled relish, I'll rather use a good Dijon mustard (Amora).


Essential Recipe: The Perfect Tuna Salad Recipes from The Kitchn
9/19/13 09:32 AM

For me, canned salmon is something that I usually avoid, however, there is one brand that is not so bad, i.e., one Italian brand named "Rio Mare" that can be find in a good grocery store but not please, in places like Costco and others. To make a dish, to my mind just one - Stuffed Proven├žal Tomatoes.


7 Ways to Eat Canned Salmon for Dinner
9/16/13 09:13 AM

Brazilian "picadinho" and Spiced Honey Cake.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of September 14-15, 2013
9/15/13 11:10 AM

And one can always make stuffed Proven├žal tomatoes using either fresh or canned salmon, however, if using canned salmon I would suggest the Italian brand "Rio Mare" (look for them at a good grocery store).


7 Ways to Eat Canned Salmon for Dinner
9/11/13 08:24 AM

I recently discovered the "Kusmi" Tea brand ( found in France in 1919 by Russian expat) that unfortunately, it is not easy to find. If you manage to find it, try the ginger-lemon green tea. Wow!


What's Really in That Delicious Cup of Tea You're Sipping Right Now?
9/9/13 11:28 AM

Jolly good show for this post. I always use similar method when cooking pork chops and it never fails. Besides the herbs mentioned in your recipe, I use and abuse the use of Herbs of Provence. Cheers!


How To Cook Tender & Juicy Pork Chops in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/5/13 08:50 AM

Forget about those and get a six pack of Samuel Adams, or, a good pack of Irish beer.


Which Trader Joe's Beers Do You Recommend? Good Questions
9/4/13 10:14 AM

Field tomatoes with a good extra-virgin olive oil, fleur de sel, Tellichery pepper, Buratta cheese on top and a good fresh corn salad. Wow!


What Summer Foods Have You Obsessed?
8/21/13 05:42 PM

Cutting the summer tomatoes in thin slices, some fleur de sel, a good extra-virgin olive oil and topping up with basil chiffonade.


Why I Love Summer: Tomatoes
7/25/13 03:20 PM