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Pie Crust Problem

I don't have a hand pastry mixer, nor my neighbor who's my backup, so that was out.

Here's the Meyer Lemon Shaker tart report: Delicious - I gave it a B+

I added maybe 1/2 of the water it called for from the 2/3 C and just eyeballed it adding bit by bit. The crust was really nice.

Mar 13, 2009
5 and Dime Eater in Home Cooking

Pie Crust Problem

I went with this recipe because it doesn't require shortening which I don't need to buy for when I make a pie every 36 years.

For those following along at home, I just made a new batch with cold (not frozen) butter, cold water with one ice cube in it, and the flour. I pulsed carefully and didn't let the butter get quite pea-sized as requested and added the water carefully. I did not use all 2/3 C and eyeballed the consistency. This batch has butter chunks I can see and is crumbly so I'm optimistic. It's currently resting in the fridge.

Thanks everyone, you've been very good pie guides.

Mar 11, 2009
5 and Dime Eater in Home Cooking

Pie Crust Problem

1 cup + 5tbsp butter
2/3 C water
3 C flour

But I'll start over once I buy more flour. Thanks for the tip ...

Mar 11, 2009
5 and Dime Eater in Home Cooking

Pie Crust Problem

Did I mention that this is my first crust ever? Using the Tartine cookbook all-butter flaky pie crust has left me confused and worried. The dough came out of the food processor very sticky and seemingly over worked. I see no butter bits in the dough and it's very hard in the fridge right now after being left overnight.

Should I start over?
Did I over blend and really need to go easy on that pulse button?

Please help Chowhound, you are my only hope!

Mar 11, 2009
5 and Dime Eater in Home Cooking

New mobile device site - I'd like to love it, but I don't

Is everyone on this thread on an iPhone? I don't see a mention of other devices.

Dec 10, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

New mobile device site - I'd like to love it, but I don't

... looking into it (per TH board) ...

Dec 10, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Just stumbled upon your iPhone optimized site

I'll look into allowing users to choose versus the user agent redirects that are in use.

Dec 10, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

New mobile device site - I'd like to love it, but I don't

Thanks everyone for your feedback. These are totally warranted and understandable complaints. For now, the mobile site is in BETA to reflect it's limited functionality.

We have a long list of features we want to add for phase 2 which include, primary, login ability so that you can post, save, and customize the boards and save recipes, etc. We see mobile interaction with the site the most essential element. That being said, we wanted to launch something that would allow users access to all the rich content behind the articles, recipes, restaurants, and Chowhound boards. So, that's what is included in the Beta launch.

Thanks for using the mobile site and have hope that in the coming months we will be making it as useful as the website.

emily (of CHOW)

Dec 09, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Just stumbled upon your iPhone optimized site

Thanks fmed. It's live, but the "beta" indicates that we're not completed adding functionality. As you can see, there's no ability to post to the boards from the mobile site, nor integration with myCHOW - clearly features necessary for a full-blooded version of the site.

We'll be working on these additions (and more!) in the upcoming weeks and months.

Thanks,
emily (of CHOW.com)

Dec 08, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Cambodian Restaurant in Fort Greene

adding link

Advice on Indian: Marigold? Veerasway? Bhabi's?

adding links

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Vermilion
10 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Bhabi's Kitchen
6352 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Marigold Indian Restaurant
4832 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Veerasway
844 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Khan's BBQ Restaurant
2401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Usmania Fine Dining
2244 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Chopal Kabab & Steak
2240 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Ghareeb Nawaz Restaurant
2032 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Hyderabad House
2225 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Nov 21, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Chicago Area

Why do We Even Use Cranberry Sauce at Thanksgiving?

My guess is that its native: http://www.cranberries.org/cranberrie...

Would you try a cranberry chutney? I make this in addition to the regular sauce which is really easy to make fresh, no cans.

This chutney looks pretty good: http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/11...

Don't Fear the Tofurky

I posted a CHOW Pick about the Celebration Roast last year: http://www.chow.com/pick/4397

It was a big hit and I'm bringing two this year.

Nov 17, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Features

Vegetarian Potstickers

Hmm, they certainly won't deliver to me in SF. But I'll keep them in mind, thanks!

Vegetarian Potstickers

Finding places that have veggie pot stickers - either Chinese or Gyoza - is always a challenge. Firecracker used to have a good version with lots of ginger. A few nights ago I hit up Chef Jia's for some great, really greasy versions stuffed with green and other mystery ingredients.

What are some other SF-local places that carry vegetarian potstickers?

New French Bistro on Noe in Duboce Triangle....

link

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L'Ardoise
151 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10 Exotic Sweeteners

You can read about agave nectar here: http://www.chow.com/stories/10112

Oct 14, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Features

Happy Hour Update - SF

This would make a great CHOW List - http://www.chow.com/lists

Feed to Bloglines Error?????

It must be a specific Bloglines issue - the feed is performing correctly - http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/2/rss

Jacquilynne's suggestion is a good one. Bloglines might be caching the feed or otherwise choked on it causing it to permanently fail.

-emily (of CHOW)

Oct 10, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Feed to Bloglines Error?????

Lovely then. Also, we're going to pull the sticky posts out of those feeds.

Oct 09, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

cannot edit

There is indeed a time limit on post editing. You can email moderators@chowhound.com about the post removal.

Oct 09, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Feed to Bloglines Error?????

What's the feed URL you are using? This: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ChowLosAn...

Or something else?

Oct 09, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Looking For Online Food Gift Suggestions

I just got my brother the Bacon of the Month club from the Pig Next Door - http://thepignextdoor.com/ after a lengthy and frantic search for a BOTMC that didn't have insane shipping charges. They were my choice because they offer an Heirloom option which features: "The animals are raised by small farms that practice sustainable methods and treat their pigs humanely, and by farmers who are motivated by flavor, not by profit."

Price being a factor, I didn't roll with the Heirloom option but I did manage to get 6 months of product for under $300 which seemed to be the rate everyone else offers. Remains to be seen how it turns out.

can't reply!

Ruth - I can't recreate the problem you are seeing with replying - can you logout and login again and see if that does it? Or even remove your Chow cookie?

Oct 06, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Can't edit, either

testing reply - editing

Oct 06, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Best bar food, Mission/Noe/Bernal

I think you are on the right track. Luna Park, The Liberties, and Beretta (my favorite of this list) would be perfect to sit at the bar and drink/snack. Range might fit the bill for a special occasion with this configuration.

We don't really have that many bars with food establishments, most are restuaranty. Actually, last night I was at Mars which IS a bar with food, but it was crowded in a hellacious way.

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Range
842 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Luna Park
694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Beretta
1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Liberties Irish Bar & Restaurant - closing
998 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Mars Bar & Restaurant
798 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Marzipan Caramel Apples with Sesame and Almond

cimui - you push the stick throught the other, bottom end. filling goes into the top.

Oct 01, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Recipes

La Ciccia's cena di porco

linking

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La Ciccia
291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Ever-shrinking reply-box text

test for small box

Sep 30, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Site Talk

Fresh minty basil

If you drink, this would be amazing with a hint of mint - http://www.chow.com/recipes/13435

It's my new favorite drink.

Sep 29, 2008
5 and Dime Eater in Home Cooking