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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2008, 08:26:18 PM »
I have seen cats catch and kill mouses and squirrels, but I have never seen them eat them.

I think the reaction to many small things, like mouses and squirrels, is nervous system, and maybe if they were starving, they would eat the mouses. But I've never seen that. They will eat bird, though.

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2008, 09:52:39 PM »
One thing that is NOT good in tins: canned ham.  YUCK.

(Not the spam-type stuff - and actual canned ham.  I have no idea how you are to cook it, but it was pretty inedible heated in the oven.)

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2008, 07:02:51 AM »
Hmmn. Are you talking about those sort-of triangular-shaped tins, Gigi? (Rounded corners, but three-sided?) I used to quite like those, although I never cooked them: I just opened and sliced and served as cold cuts. It has been a while since I bought one, and in my memory the widely available ones are Maple Leaf, so I don't think I'm going there for a while.

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2008, 08:49:23 AM »
Here are some rather fancy tins from a little bistro in Verdun - they actually tin some of their own dishes!

Obviously too pricy for everyday staples, but actually I don't find the prices out of line for the type of product, and like that they are local. If ever I'm in Verdun I'll pick up a tin of the pot-au-feu with red deer. Sounds like a nice comfort on a foul winter day, that. http://www.lenakedlunch.com/eng/shop.html

Not to non-MontréalaisEs - Verdun is southwesterly; me (Jean-Talon Market area), northeastery. But I do sometimes have cause to go there, and this place is very close to a métro station.
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2008, 09:54:11 AM »
sparqui - go look!  The chef has recreated in minute details, and with some Canadian ingredients, 'Le festin de Babette'!!

En anglais, Babette's Feast.

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2008, 04:01:32 PM »
I don't know whether baconnaise - and baconnaise lite (!!!!!)  :shock:  :shock:  :shock: can be considered something ok in a jar (no tin), but I simply had to post this somewhere.

Moreover, it is vegetarian - and kosher :mrgreen:

http://lagourmandemodeste.wordpress.com ... -le-bacon/
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2008, 01:28:39 PM »
:rotfl:  Next time I'm in the US, I'll keep an eye open for that product.  As long as it doesn't contain GMO canola oil, it would make me happy.  Imagine it slathered on toasted tomato sandwiches.  Yum!

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2008, 03:14:32 PM »
You could of course opt for a slice of artesanal back bacon from the Byward Market, though I guess that wouldn't have the fake-food factor.

The tins of fattening-up catfood (a/d) cost $2,49 each. Cripes, it would be cheaper to feed him human pâté.
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2008, 05:21:38 PM »
Quote from: lagatta
You could of course opt for a slice of artesanal back bacon from the Byward Market, though I guess that wouldn't have the fake-food factor. ...
Nor the clean-up of the greasy mess.  Once in awhile I indulge my taste buds with a few smoked turkey kielbasa slices from the Sausage Kitchen.

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2009, 10:37:46 PM »
I see I'd already mentioned the jarred Turkish (and Balkan) vegetable spreads, avjar and pindjur. Had some pindjur tonight - it is almost like a fine-cut ratatouille though more peppers. Ingredients: peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggplants, sunflower oil, salt, sugar (there is not a lot of salt or of sugar) hot peppers/chillis, parsley, vinegar, garlic. It is nice on bread or as a dip.
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2009, 11:32:26 PM »
I love the organic soups from Wolfgang Puck.
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2009, 06:57:43 AM »
Where do you find them, Antonia?

Amy's organic lentil soup is most tasty, if a bit mushy. (Here I am, giving other people my lentil soup/stew recipe and then eating out of a tin m'self.) For some reason Mr Case, which doesn't actually stock that much decent food apart from tinned fish, sells cases of Amy's, so when I ordered mass quantities of kitty litter and nibbles last time, I also got a carton of Amy's as winter emergency back-up. It's really great with some chopped fresh tomato added.

I know Pindjur as the people who make my favourite red pepper preserve, moderately spiced, much better on burgers than the standard red relish.

Real soup is wonderful, but it takes some planning.

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2009, 07:26:32 AM »
Real soup takes planning, yes, but also one must do something with all that soup!  I have found some great Ziploc twist-cap plastic containers for storing/freezing soups and stews.  I'm planning to have more of Skdadl's Lentil Soup/Stew this weekend.  YUM!
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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2009, 07:33:23 AM »
Hi, steffie. The secret ingredient is what makes that soup, eh?  ;)

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Re: Food that is ok in tins
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2009, 07:34:09 AM »
Bacon?
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