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Feb 14th, 2008, 05:52 AM
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Bloom, be sure and butter that bread before you throw it.
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Feb 14th, 2008, 05:53 AM
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Yes, please do try to come and join in....I do not want to take ANY t- shirts back home!

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Feb 16th, 2008, 05:55 AM
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I hope you can make room for the Bloom...

cause I'll be there too.

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Feb 16th, 2008, 06:53 AM
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There's ALWAYS room for Bloom!
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Feb 16th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Well, let me be the first to say that we had a wonderful lunch with Dukey! "Lunch With Dukey"...hmmm, I think that's going to be the title of my first novel!

The day wasn't too embarassingly cold and there was bright blue sky and lots of sun and the market district was lively as always, so I could feel relatively proud of my city. The party consisted of moi, my SO, Bloom, kodi, LJ, SallyCanuck and the very charming visitor, Dukey. I'd met both kodi and SallyCanuck before but it was nice to put some familiar names to unfamiliar faces.

There was lots of lively conversation and lots of laughs -- much like the Fodor's forums, in fact, except that there was no bashing. Oh well. Maybe next time. Generous Dukey brought us all gifts of beautiful Washington DC t-shirts and little tins of 'embarassmints'. I'll leave it to someone else to explain that.

Dukey, as far as I'm concerned you're welcome here anytime, either as a visitor or permanently! And kodi, if you change your name can I suggest sugarpie?

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Feb 16th, 2008, 04:51 PM
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.......and a good time was had by all!!!
Yes, it was a very good lunch.

Dukey, thanks again. The t shirts are super. And the mints... well, I can't wait to show my friends!!

HAHA.. too funny goddess. I suppose I suit sugarpie!!
Just to explain, I went out to feed the parking meter and when I returned I ordered dessert. NO one told me I was the only one to order dessert. Yes, it was sugar pie ,and it was SOOO good.

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Feb 16th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Aren't Fodor's GTG's fun! I am glad that you all had a chance to meet Dukey..maybe we can get him out to SF one of these days. And "sugarpie"..love your new nick, lol.

But what is a sugarpie? My mother use to take left over uncooked pie dough and make triangles out of it with sugar sprinkled on the dough before it was folded into triangles and than more sugar was sprinkled on top and than baked of course..but I think sugarpie is something else?
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Feb 17th, 2008, 05:52 AM
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It's a Quebecois dish.

Bloom explained sugar pie like this. Take a pie shell (I'm not sure whether it should be baked or unbaked). Fill it with brown sugar, pour enough cream down the side till it rises to the top of the sugar. Put a big dollop of butter on top and bake. Bloom said it wasn't as sweet as you'd imagine and I tasted about half a teaspoon of kodi's and she's right. It's VERY rich, though. Kodi's had a top crust as well.

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Feb 17th, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Goddess, I'm impressed that you remembered the recipe! I would have screwed it up.
Love, it was so good.
With my sweet tooth, I think I DO suit sugar pie!!
But I'm back on track today.. no more desserts... til I get to Florida next week. I have to splurge on vacations!
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Feb 17th, 2008, 07:11 AM
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Meeting fellow Fodorites* and enjoying great food and convo = a most delightful GTG Thanks Sally and Goddess for organizing it.

Kodi, don't feel bad about being the only one that ordered dessert- what do you think my 2nd glass of wine was?

Goddess, good memory- that's exactly how my mom and Mere-Mere made Tarte au Sucre. They served it warm with whipped cream and oh la la, tres delicieux. (No wonder Kodi wouldn't share hers.)

JUST KIDDING!

Bloom

*Thanks to Goddess, I now know how to pronounce this: FO'do rites.
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Feb 17th, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Thank you goddesstogo, it sounds good! Quite different than I imagined. For shame Kodi, lol.
Bloom, here at our GTG's in California I think it is safe to say we all have a second glass of wine!

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Feb 18th, 2008, 01:27 PM
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Getting BACK home today was "ahlf the fun" what with an almost three-hour delay leaving YYZ and then another couple hours delay trying to escape from Philadelphia..but it was definitely worth it!!!

Thanks to each and every one of you for the great get-together as it made the entire trip so very worthwhile ane memorable.

Hopefully we'll see each other sometime soon and, of course, if anyone is ever in the DC area do let me know.

Cheers

XXXX,

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Feb 18th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Dukey, I'm glad to hear you made it home safely. Three hours delay out of Toronto? You must be very tired.

Thanks again for the terrific t shirt. It's already packed in my bag to go to Florida next week.
It was so good to meet you.
Lunch was fun.
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Feb 18th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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Hey, Dukey, welcome home -- your's, that is.

It was so good to meet you and a great excuse to meet a few other Fodorite's as well.

SO and I love our t-shirts and we cracked his nephew up last night with the embarrassmints.

We hope to see you in Toronto again soon (fall is nice) and will definitely let you know when we're in DC again.
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Feb 19th, 2008, 05:26 AM
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Lunch on Sat was fun!

So...I like to bake and thought I'd try that sugar pie recipe posted here because it was so EASY....did look through a couple of cook books without success first ... anyway, the birds will perhaps enjoy what I made - brown sugar and cream with a "dollop" (what is a dollop??) of butter in a pie shell did not resemble what Kodi had for dessert -I did taste some of it but it was hideously sweet and sticky requiring instant tooth brushing.

Found a recipe for it by googling (Tarte au Sucre) which includes 3 extra ingredients and might try it again once I can forget the taste of the first one.
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Feb 19th, 2008, 07:14 AM
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Here are two recipes I found online that are similar to what my family made:

Tarte au Sucre
"A traditional French-Canadian pie. For sweet tooths only!"

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
(I would add that 'dollop' of butter)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
2. Mix brown sugar, cream, and flour together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Pour the filling into unbaked pie crust
3. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Tarte Au Sucre Jaune

Ingredients:
1 cup Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Cream
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Uncooked Pie Crust

Preparation:
Mix the brown sugar, flour, butter and cream. Pour the mixture into an uncooked pie crust, covering the top with woven strips of pastry dough, if desired.
Bake at 400F for about 30 minutes.

My family would make these pies when there was any leftover pie crust after making a bunch of tourtieres. My mom often eliminated the flour, but it does give it the thicker texture that Kodi's pie had.

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Feb 19th, 2008, 08:02 AM
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Thanks Bloom - the one I found has a cup of maple syrup, brown sugar, 1/4 cup of cream, flour, butter and an egg.
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Feb 19th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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A little bird told me you were flying north Dukey. I'm glad that your impromptu meeting was a success. Too bad about the long flight home but I'm glad you felt that your trip was more than worth it.
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Feb 19th, 2008, 09:35 AM
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(I'll bet that's the same bird that gorged on Sally's hideously sweet Tarte au Sucre.)

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Feb 20th, 2008, 06:26 AM
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Just echoing others with my round of applause for this terrific GTG. Thanks to Dukey for "t"s and mints-thanks to Goddess and SallyC. for organizing. Look forward to seeing you all again in August (or anytime in between that we can enliven the visits of FellowFodorites to our Fair City...this is a good deal all round!)
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