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Patisserie Didier Dumas in Nyack

My most favorite item, (I don't know what it's called) but it's 2 very crisp pastries shaped like a fan with raspberry jam filling. They are SO good. I also like their macarons, much less costly than those in NYC. The only thing I wasn't thrilled with are the crepes. They were too heavy for me. I like mine thin. It could have been the batter,or the person preparing, not sure.

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I'm not sure, it was flat, and it had a end that was pointed. More fat would have been much better, I think this one was too lean.

Mar 17, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I wrapped the whole piece in foil tightly. Baked for about 40 more min at 350, and it came out fine. I like my corned beef a bit more on the fatty side, and this was tender, but could have used a bit more fat. Thanks for all of the advice.

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking
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Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

ok, I will try the baking method, but wouldn't slicing in and baking dry it out? I've seen some folks put a blend of mustard any other ingredients on theirs when baking. Any thoughts?

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I boiled a corned beef according to the package directions. Had to stop into the 2nd hour. It needed 30 min more. Now I have a tough piece of meat that I need to serve tonight. Can I just heat up for the additional 30 min lost last night? Should I bake it? Anyway to get it to be more tender?

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Underwhelming Coq Au Vin

I made this the other day in a Dutch oven. I used bits from the William Sonoma recipe, and Julia Childs. It was really good! So tasty and rich. When I glance at your recipe I see it has no cognac, and no bacon. Try these recipes out the next time, you won't be disappointed.

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Patisserie Didier Dumas in Nyack

Agree great bakery. Glad to hear they've reopened.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

I haven't been there yet, but I heard good things about Giostra (Italian)in Tappan.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

We went to Aqua Terra for Mother's Day one year. I'll have to give it another try. I always forget about it.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002...
DVine I really like it here. It's close to home, and when I get off the bus from NYC, it's right there which makes it super convenient. The only drawback for me is that it is pricey to go there all the time.

Good brunch in Nyack area

D'Vine Bar in Sparkill is now open for brunch. I have only been there for dinner and apps. It's a bit pricey but their food is great!

D'Vine Bar Sparkill

The other day I was there for a cocktail and an appetizer, just killing time at the bus stop. I had the greatest fried Brussel sprouts. They were crispy, dry, but in a good way, with a coating of parm, and rosemary. So tasty!

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

I went for it and really love it. I'm going to have to stock up with a few. Bought a jar of bread and butter pickles, doctored it up with some fresh hot pepper slices, and a few grinds of the ghost pepper mill. Really tasty!

Feb 04, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Vincent's Clam Bar Mott st nyc

Sounds like they are worth the trip. Are any of these places near or easy to get to from lower Rockland Co? Which is the closest?

Feb 02, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

I read in one of the articles, that's where the son lives.

Feb 01, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

The way I look at it, it's got the right name, if the food is good, using the same preparations, which it should, it will draw folks. The name will bring them in. Lot's of folks would drive just like you.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

Anyone know when they'll open the Norwood location? Seems like I've been waiting forever.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

I buy the salmon pieces, it's about 3.00 less and pretty tasty.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

YAY - I finally bought the ghost pepper mill. It's much more spicy than red pepper flakes. I now add it to anything I would add the old red pepper flakes to. I add both. The ghost pepper is pretty hot, I accidentally sniffed when I was grinding it the other day. What a mistake! The only thing I don't care for much is the smokey flavor. I would like it better if there was a non smoked version.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in Chains
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Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I posted on a restaurant near where I live on the NY State Board, I find the traffic is really low for anything Rockland Co. related. I think people don't post because there are not very many CH members actively reading the board. Also I don't eat out nearly as much as I used to and when I do go out to eat, it's always the same places near home or work, which I can only write so much about.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Hosting curious visitors from Germany-- need special dinner ideas

For a main or side dish Macaroni and Cheese.

Jan 24, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking
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Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I see this on the New York State Board. I've been around CH since 1999 and it's not the same, there is still good information to be found, just not at much discussion about local establishments. Over the years the boards have become more of a place for people posting questions rather than contributing new places or dishes to try.

D'Vine Bar Sparkill

Had a really great meal with friends here. Started with a pizza with arugula, grape, shaved cheese , had Catalan shrimp, nice garlicky sauce with a bit of citrus, the shrimp were cooked perfectly, I've had these elsewhere as it one of my favorite dishes, and was really pleased with the fineness of the shrimp. The Greek pizza was very flavorful. I'd like a bit more lamb sausage on it, would definitely get it again. Fish of the night was also perfectly cooked. The bartender was so knowledgable. He knew exactly what I was looking for to go with my meal. Reservations are a must unless you like to do what we do, go on the early side and sit at the bar.

Ghost Pepper Wings at Popeyes

On the other hand they appear to be so mild the kids can do the same!

Jan 17, 2015
michele cindy in Chains
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Ghost Pepper Wings at Popeyes

I went, but they were sold out. Ordered the regular spicy wings, but they were super bland.

Jan 15, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Ghost Pepper Wings at Popeyes

Wondering if anyone has tried the Ghost Pepper Wings at Popeye's. I'm planning to, but would like some comments on the spicing.

Jan 08, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Dinner Party Additions & a Roast

I'm going to have to save this for a future party. The list has expanded to 36+! Going to cook margarita marinated chicken fajitas. Serve those with little tortillas, and the rest of the stuff you usually get with fajitas. I can grill them on the grill, and free up the oven! Thanks for all of the great suggestions.

Dec 26, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics

Dinner Party Additions & a Roast

Thanks -How many lbs?

Dec 26, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics

Dinner Party Additions & a Roast

My Dh decided to have a NYE Dinner party. It's grown to 23 friends! For the main buffet courses I'm cooking roasted vegetable lasagna, spinach pie, and I'd like to make some kind of a roast, aside. From pork, what else is big enough to make, and under 40.00? How many lbs? Not everyone eats meat but I want to be sure there is enough for all. Anything else missing? I'm making a 2 different salads too.

Dec 26, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics

What is your favorite tomato/marinara sauce in a jar?

Watch for sales. I just bought 4 bottles at shop rite on sale 3.99 each. I'd never buy it at full price. Victorria brand is good too. I usually look at the ingredients, if it has what I make in my own sauce I buy it.

Dec 14, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics