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Do you call hazelnuts filberts?

We're from South Texas via England and we've always called them filberts.

Dec 07, 2010
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kitchen towels

Flour sack towels are great, but my all time favorite is cotton baby diapers. Sew a loop at the corner and they are perfect. They're very cheap, sturdy, widely available and absorb everything.

May 07, 2010
shelbyeileen in Cookware

More than one pepper grinder?

We don't have those grinders, but I do keep one for white and one for black pepper. I like having the choice and prefer the white while my husband likes the black...Definitely get two. It's far better than using either preground. :)

May 07, 2010
shelbyeileen in Cookware

French-German Border Recs?

My daughter and I are heading to the French - German border this fall and are wondering if anyone has any recommendations for us. It doesn't need to be outrageously priced, but definitely good food. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Aug 14, 2009
shelbyeileen in France

Finger Cookie Molds - Where to Buy?

Well, this is a stab in the dark, but I know that there will be a Chowhound out there to help me! I want to get a cookie mold to send to a friend. We both enjoy the pink biscuits/cookies/'champagne' fingers that are sold all over Epernay, France. I found a recipe for them and in it is says that you can pipe the dough onto parchment paper or put it in molds. Well, my friend would appreciate the mold...Anyone have any ideas where I can get one?
Thanks!

Jul 19, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

Champagne Finger Mold

Does anyone know where I can order one of these? I don't want to pipe out individual cookies. I want the typical bar of 5-6 shaped fingers to all be connected evenly...Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

May 03, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe?

Does anyone have one that they can share? Am looking for something fool(me)proof....Thanks!

Apr 17, 2009
shelbyeileen in Home Cooking

Sint Christoffel Brewery, Leiden

Thanks for the rec!

Apr 17, 2009
shelbyeileen in Beer

Pampered Chef pizza stone

I thought that the PC stone was ceramic...

Apr 16, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

Sint Christoffel Brewery, Leiden

Has anyone been to this brewery? Any thoughts or recommendations on their beer? Thanks!

Apr 16, 2009
shelbyeileen in Beer

What to do with marzipan?

Yes Yes for the croissants!!

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in Home Cooking

German Cookware?

Politeness - We're in Germany now and I'd like to take something German home with us when our stay is over. Everywhere I've lived in the world I've brought home native cookware with me. It's a bulky collection...
:)

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

German Cookware?

Does anyone have any suggestions for quality cookware that is made in Germany?

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

Wooden spoon

We use wooden spoons for everything in my house and my mother and her mother did the same. I just wash them with hot soapy water and have never had any problems.

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in Cookware

Bruges Belgium Restaurants

This isn't quite on topic, but if you are going to be in Bruges the first weekend in May the Chocolate Fest will be going on...

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in International Archive

Noordwijk An Zee Dining Tips?

Thanks for all of the info everyone. Am super excited to see the flower parade and now to eat as well! :)

Apr 13, 2009
shelbyeileen in International Archive

Noordwijk An Zee Dining Tips?

Thanks. But, we'll be there for the flower parade in about 2 weeks. Any good places in Den Haag that you can recommend?

Apr 10, 2009
shelbyeileen in International Archive

Belgian Beer Recs?

My husband is a Belgian beer lover. His fav is Orval and in second place is Leffe Blonde. Does anyone have any recommendations for any other Belgian (or Dutch/French/German) beers that are somewhat like these two? They don't have to be imported into the States (although that is a plus for the future) as we are in Germany now. We're able to go and find them here now, but just need to know what to go and find. Thanks for any recs!

Apr 08, 2009
shelbyeileen in Beer

Chow Kids. Are you raising one?

It is great to see so many kids being raised as CHOW kids! Yay! We are trying too. While my husband from Jersey likes to corrupt with pep. pizza and french fries, we try and keep her on a varied diet. Her favorites right now are spinach or basil pesto (since birth this has been a fav), homemade wholegrain pretzels, raw veggies, any kind of medium to mild hot pepper sauce, beans, & ham hocks (boiled or roasted). We're in the middle the countryside in Germany, so our choices are somewhat limited, but at 3 she is still a happy and somewhat adventurous eater :)

Apr 08, 2009
shelbyeileen in Not About Food

German Red Wine?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good German Red Wine? Something beyond the regular Dornfelder?

Apr 08, 2009
shelbyeileen in Wine

Noordwijk An Zee Dining Tips?

We're going on holiday to Noordwijk An Zee. Does any one have any suggestions for not-to-miss dining experiences? Thanks!

Apr 08, 2009
shelbyeileen in International Archive

Eating Potatoes Raw

I eat them raw and have my entire life. My grandmother and I would snack on raw potatoes together from as far back as I can remember.

Aug 04, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

MEATBALL SUBS

I made 144 1" meatballs for a buffet this weekend and used 4-28 oz cans of tomato sauce, 1 cup of red wine & the assorted spices and seasonings of choice. We had plenty of sauce for the meatballs and they easily could've been put on bread for a sub, which is what we're doing with the leftovers this week. Hope that this gives you a starting point. Have fun simmering :)

Aug 04, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kid Party - Any Suggestions For Snacks?

great idea!

Jul 31, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kid Party - Any Suggestions For Snacks?

That's for sure! :)

Jul 29, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kid Party - Any Suggestions For Snacks?

Thanks for all of the ideas! I think that we're going with mini meatballs, veggies with dip, fruit, zucchini mini muffins, rice krispy treats (I know, but the big kids like them) and of course cake.

Jul 18, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kid Party - Any Suggestions For Snacks?

She's going to be two, but the kids coming to the party are between 2 & 5.

Jul 11, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Kid Party - Any Suggestions For Snacks?

Am throwing a brithday bash for my little one in a few weeks and am trying to think of somewhat healthy treats to serve along with the cake. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Jul 10, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Topics

Rapid City SD Recs?

Anyone have any places to recommend in Rapid City or Western South Dakota/Eastern Wyoming?
Thanks!

Feb 11, 2008
shelbyeileen in General Midwest Archive

Habanero Nightmare

You're not alone. I've done this too with Scotch Bonnet peppers. I ended up soaking my burning hands in cold water, but they still throbbed all night.

Feb 11, 2008
shelbyeileen in Not About Food