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Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

Yup. Just made Blueberry Lime Jam with it today. Love that you can do lower sugar items.

Jun 24, 2015
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Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

Yesterday and today, I made small batches of Strawberry Honey Jam and Berries & Honey Jam (a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries). Both used Pomona pectin. They are delicious and look lovely in the jars.

Jun 17, 2015
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what to bring from Zabar's

I don't know how it would be transported, but Zabar's does carry S&S Cheesecake, in my opinion the best NY cheesecake.

Jun 14, 2015
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Al Fresco dining on Upper West Side close to Delacorte Theater

Tons of places on Columbus and Amsterdam have sidewalk dining, as others have said. One place with a nice back garden is Bustan on Amsterdam.

Jun 14, 2015
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Angeleno moving to NYC looking for help!

Zoma is much much better than Awash. Just FYI ... And Abyssinia isn't bad either. I prefer both to Awash.

Jun 14, 2015
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Angeleno moving to NYC looking for help!

Yes and on the outer borough board a while back there was a thread for eating along the 7 line. That was a fun one.

Jun 12, 2015
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Great Indian Restaurant in Manhattan?

No, sorry. My issue was always the opposite: I just wanted good Indian food in my nabe w/o having to go downtown. :-)

Jun 06, 2015
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Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

I did pickled asparagus last weekend. It looks good in the jars. I'm doing strawberry margarita jam this weekend now that local strawberries are here. Yum so excited.

Jun 05, 2015
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Great Indian Restaurant in Manhattan?

Have you been to the (new-ish) Awadh? And if so, do you still prefer Indus Valley? I haven't been to Indus Valley in a couple of years (did always like it a lot) but have been to Awadh twice in the last six months and loved it.

Jun 04, 2015
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What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Wow that is a fantastic idea. So summery and versatile. Thanks for sharing.

May 27, 2015
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Upper West Side for a midweek dinner?

Agree very much with Cotta Osteria, Tolani, Malecon (though it's got a lot less atmosphere than the others) and Jacob's Pickles. I'd also add Elizabeth's Neighborhood Table (Columbus and 93rd) and Buceo (95th between Amsterdam and Broadway).

May 27, 2015
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What to do with a ton of peach jam?

It was part of the Can It Forward Day last year. I think this is the correct link:
http://www.freshpreserving.com/conten...

I trust the recipe because it was from Ball. It is quite spicy, just to warn you. My husband even likes it on toast but I thought it was better with other things like inside a grilled cheese sandwich or as a glaze. Good luck!

May 24, 2015
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What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Yes, pork. I canned peach-sriracha jam last summer and my friend used it on roast pork. Others used it on grilled chicken.

May 20, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

My brother and SIL were really creative too. They made roses by carving strawberries and had them in bouquets. They made caterpillars from grapes on skewers. They made mushrooms out of both hard boiled eggs and mozzarella balls topped with a tomato cap, with dots of truffle mayo on top. It was all adorable. They decorated the whole house and the yard. They put white and half-painted-red roses on all their bushes along with card sentries. My niece was dressed as Alice and had a ball. It's a great theme to do for a party. Thanks again for all the ideas.

Apr 27, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

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Alice in Wonderland theme

Thanks to everyone for all the good suggestions. My brother and sister in law were so creative. And they really liked the things that I brought. I made the mini heart tarts but since my niece can't have tomato I made some with mustard and ham (for pink) and some with goat cheese and roasted red pepper (for red). I also made the deck of cards sandwiches. I'm going to try to attach photos.
Thanks again!

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Thanks.

Apr 20, 2015
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Just using my phone again now and it's still happening.

Apr 18, 2015
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I haven't been using my phone much for CH today. I don't get it on my iPad. If I see it on my iPhone again, I'll post. Thanks.

Apr 15, 2015
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Well, it hasn't been fixed. I hope they get to it soon.

Apr 15, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

I like that idea. Is Branson's pickle a special kind of pickle or relish? My grocery has a small English section I can check out. It has a very good cheese monger so I'm sure I will find something there. Thanks.

Apr 04, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

I so want to do that at the party! Just for a laugh. But I guess it'll depend on who is seated next to me. ;-)

Apr 03, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

Thanks, all. These are great ideas. I might have to do some little drinks too since you've all got me thinking. :-)

Apr 03, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

What a cool link! Thanks. The tarts look great and so do the little eggs with caps to look like mushrooms.

Apr 03, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland theme

My niece's birthday party is an Alice in Wonderland theme. I've been asked to bring a dish. Presumably something savory since there will be birthday cake. I figure I'll do something with mushrooms. But what? Any clever thoughts out there, fellow CHers? Mushroom or otherwise. General ideas and recipe suggestions all welcome. (Oh - it's to be something vegetarian, eggs and dairy okay.)
Thanks!

Apr 03, 2015
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crawfish boil

I haven't been to Delta Grill in years either. But they usually have a stand at the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival where they have a crawfish boil bucket thing on offer. I've never tried it though.

Apr 02, 2015
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Peeps!!!!!!!

My sister and her friends have found the most outstanding use for peeps. Each year they do this. Always a surprise. Sometimes picked up by local news media.

Forget toilet paper - Seattle house was Peeped - KING5.com
www.king5.com/story/news/2014/07/31/1...
Apr 24, 2011 - Forget toilet paper - Seattle house was Peeped. ... the cover of darkness Friday to cover another friend's lawn with hundreds of Easter Peeps.

Mar 24, 2015
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pre-wedding taste tests - how does it work?

Wow, it is an old thread! Glad to answer. We were married at Moran's in Chelsea (Tenth Ave and 19th St). It's 18 yrs ago now, though we do continue to go there for dinner every few months. I'm not sure if they do things the same way, but I'd hazard a guess that they do since they were successful at it. Good luck if you are looking at wedding/party venues.

Mar 12, 2015
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Tapas or other shared small plates on the UWS

Maybe try the lounge at Cafe Tallulah.

Mar 05, 2015
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How does Fairway coffee compare?

As far as I know, Fairway roasts for all it's city stores out in Red Hook. They used to roast up at Harlem but I don't know if they do that anymore (Brooklyn has a lot of space I guess). They do move a lot of product which is good because it means a lot of turnover. We buy Sumatra from them and I've not noticed a difference (buying from UWS location).

Feb 28, 2015
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