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There's still Big Nick's (Too, I think) on 71st (or 70th?), near Columbus.

Oct 29, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That sounds lovely. I love blackberries too but I hadn't frozen any this time. How difficult is it to make syrup? Do you strain it?

Oct 24, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I decided to empty out the fruit in the freezer that I bought when it was beautifully in season - blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. So I made Very Berry Jam - 9 half-pints. It's delicious!

Oct 24, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Interesting. Thanks for the info. We have one farmer at our market (comes from upstate NY) who has them every fall. He charges 2$/lb. he usually has them for a few weeks, maybe a month, before they're gone again.

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Until being here on Chowhound, I'd never thought that quince were hard to find. We get them every fall in the farmers market. Now I read about people not finding them. Growing your own sounds cool!

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I too end up with a lot - this made 8 1/2pint jars. But I give them away for the holidays. I have a friend who is obsessed with quince and manchego. She'll get two jars. ;-)

Oct 23, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Made a batch of quince preserves today. It's a lovely pink color.

Oct 22, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking
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Quince jelly?

Ditto here in NYC. I just bought some - they are in the farmers markets now. And if you can't find the jelly you're lookjng for, definitely consider making it.

Oct 17, 2014
LNG212 in General Topics

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Here's a pic.

Sep 26, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Okay tried that recipe today. I used Devoe pears which I'd not tried before. A delicious pear on it's own. Honey sweet and fine grained. This jam is really wonderful - full of pear flavor. I like the look of it too with the tiny specks if vanilla bean.

Sep 26, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Ratatouille

Not as a dish on it's own, but I just had a wonderful brunch dish at Nice Matin that incorporated ratatouille. It was poached egg Proven├žal (iirc) and consisted of a puff pastry square, ratatouille, poached egg, with a tomato cream sauce on top. It was delicious.

Sep 24, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan
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Ad takes over screen

Aw crap. Thanks for the info and link. It's just getting more and more difficult to go on this site with my phone. I'll just wait for the odd occasion when I'm on my home computer. (Sigh)

Sep 20, 2014
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Ad takes over screen

A new ad takes over the entirety if my phone screen. Pressing the "x" does not close it. I had to go off CH and then return. It's obnoxious. Screen shot attached.

Sep 20, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I'm going to try pear jam too. Someone posted this recipe for Pear-Vanilla based on Food In Jars. It sounds simple and lovely. I'll post back after I've tried it.
http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.co...

Sep 18, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Oh yes it could definitely go on meat. We tried it on grilled cheese (gruyere) and it was fantastic. I think it might be too spicy for breakfast toast but my husband thinks it's perfect for that. To each his own. :-)

Sep 17, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Where is the text box?

Just went to reply I the same Jamming thread. This is what it looked like - no reply box visible so I scrolled down to find it.

Sep 16, 2014
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Where is the text box?

I haven't posted today except this. Yesterday was on the Jamming etc 2014 thread. It's a really long thread. Could that be the problem? I'll try to get a pic of it if it happens again. Thanks.

Sep 15, 2014
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Where is the text box?

On my phone (iPhone), when I hit reply the text box doesn't appear. What I've discovered is that I have to scroll all the way down to find it. So for some reason when I hit reply the system is jumping me up to the top while the reply-box remains down at the bottom of the thread.

Can this be fixed? Thanks.

Sep 14, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Oh good you found a recipe! I've not done any fruit butters. I've done a lot with peaches this year. They were great here. I guess now it's time to move on to apples and pears. Fall is here, right?

The sweet and spicy pickles are really good - I've used this recipe before. It has some thinly sliced red onion in it too. We discovered it's absolutely fabulous on grilled cheese. :-)

Sep 14, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Yesterday was a cold rainy day. So what's a person to do? Make pickles! Four pints and nine half-pints of Sweet & Spicy Pickles.

Sep 14, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Where to buy harissa?

Kalustyans has both spice mixes as well as several jars/pastes. http://www.kalustyans.com/searchcatal...

Sep 09, 2014
LNG212 in General Topics

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Just made the Peach Sriracha again only a bit less spicy this time. Quite delicious.

Peaches are really good here so I made two other recipes: Honey Peach Jam (a low sugar one using Pomona pectin) and Peach with Amaretto Jam (I think it's a little too amaretto-y but still tasty).

Sep 08, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Amaranth. Ever cook it?

I haven't made this recipe in some time but both my husband and I loved it. Now you've got me thinking I need to make it again! :-)

Here's the link: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe...

Sep 06, 2014
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New Chow.com Homepage

Also just noticed this and not sure it's a bug. On the list if topics on, say, the manhattan board - the last column on the right shows the "1m" or whatever for when last replied like usual. But now underneath the topic title it also says "1m" or whatever but in blue. I don't recall that before. And why the redundancy? Wasn't the blue part the OP's name before? Thanks for any clarification.

Sep 04, 2014
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Ad taking up screen

Same problem on iPhone. This wasn't the issue for me originally (just the size was) but now the ad is obscuring the "chow" menu and everything else up there.

Thanks for looking into it.

Sep 04, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

New Chow.com Homepage

On my phone the little "my" button has disappeared. I don't want to have to go through a series of menu clicks just to get to the list of my boards. Is this a bug, or is this the way it's supposed to be? Thanks.

Sep 04, 2014
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Ad taking up screen

First, it isn't just a "large" ad. It's also smaller ads with lots of empty space (attaching another screen shot). So that response doesn't make sense to me.

Second, why does it not surprise me at all that Chow doesn't care that the ad takes up the entire screen of the phone, given the recent ad-heavy/favoring changes? If I can't see the thread titles or read anything without scrolling (after all the jumpiness, mind you) an entire page down, then I'll skip reading on my phone, which is too bad since I'm not on my regular computer all the time.

Sep 02, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Ad taking up screen

It's on every board / screen this morning. Is anyone going to address this?

Sep 02, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Finally got to the Ball recipe for Peach Sriracha Jam from the Can It Forward Day. It's delicious! And quite spicy too. Made the batch twice for six jars .

Ad taking up screen

New ads are now taking up more than half the screen in my phone. Can this pleased be fixed? Thank you.

Screen shot attached.

Aug 30, 2014
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