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10 day trip to NYC, input requested!

Just a point of clarification / correction re the Mets ballpark. Yes, you can bring in food. They will "search" your bag (for contraband like alcohol) but it's totally acceptable to bring food. Each person can also bring a (20-ounce or less I think) bottle of water. You can always check the Mets website under security if you have questions. You cannot bring outside food or beverages to the Cyclones. Enjoy whatever you do.

Aug 20, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

We've always stuck with the small plates, hummus, and sides (frikeeh is really delicious). So I can't speak to the dinner plates. And we like lingering over bottle(s) of wine in the garden. ;-) Enjoy if you go.

Aug 13, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Fun but nice UWS restaurant for group of 5

I think Bustan is pretty wonderful. They have a very nice rear garden. I'm not sure you can reserve the garden, but it never hurts to ask. Do make a reservation as they are always crowded.

Aug 13, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Odd formatting

This morning I'm getting odd formatting where I can only see (mostly) the titles of threads and not the number of replies or time of last reply. But oddly enough this seems to happen only on Home Cooking. Other boards are fine.

I'm attaching two pix - one showing the normal view I see on most boards and the other showing the weird Home Cooking one.

Is this a change or a bug?
Thanks.

Aug 11, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

So glad to hear it came out so tasty. I'm definitely a fan of Pickle Crisp too.

Aug 07, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Okay those are great ideas. Thanks! I usually give away my jams and pickles during the holidays and for more unusual items I like to have a few usage suggestions too. If I give this recipe a go, I'll post it here. Peaches are in season here now and I've had some really tasty ones.

Aug 05, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Has anyone made pickled peaches? I got a recipe that sounds tasty but I'm not sure what I'd do with them after I've made it. Thanks for your thoughts.

Aug 04, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Who has Blueberry Ice Cream?

Ronnybrook can often also be found at Whole Foods. But call first to check what flavors they currently stock. And they are also at the W97th St green market on Fridays.

Aug 02, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

What happened to "reply to OP" button?

I mean the one at the bottom of the page. If I open a thread, read the entire discussion (this is what a good Chowhound does, right, read it all first before replying?), I am at the bottom of the page. My only option is to reply to the person who last replied or to hit "back to the top". Am I missing something? I want to read the discussion and then decide to "reply to the original poster" from the bottom of the page. Thanks.

Jul 30, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Mobile text size with new format

Exactly. I'm getting that too where some post titles are normal sized and some are tiny. In addition, within a thread I'm also seeing some replies in normal font and some really tiny. (And no, it's not just "old" ones that are tiny and "new" ones that are regular.)

Jul 29, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Mobile text size with new format

The shading with correct size, yes. But if you notice in the first picture all fonts are super tiny. That's what people are noticing and asking to be fixed. Sometimes I'm getting the correct font (2nd pic) and sometimes I'm getting the very-difficult-to-read font (1st pic). Seemingly with no rhyme or reason.

Jul 29, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Mobile text size with new format

Just did it again and seems to go back and forth. So I'll put 2 pix here to show the difference.

Jul 29, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Mobile text size with new format

Yes just happened again. I have ios 7.1.2 on my phone. Trying to link pic here.

Jul 29, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Horrible iPhone presentation

You know, since most people these days use their phones, that really doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Jul 28, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk
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Horrible iPhone presentation

In addition, I noticed on another Site Talk thread that people are talking about an "i" next to board name as the new location of stickies. On my iPhone, I see no such "i" anywhere.

Jul 27, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Horrible iPhone presentation

i agree. If the idea behind this (horrid) new design was to attract "millenials" as someone on another thread suggested, then they've done a piss poor job of it. Make sure the damn thing works for mobile users. But they haven't bothered to fix any of the problems that people have pointed out to them (ad nauseum) for months on iphones and other devices.

Jul 27, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk
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Introducing New Conversation Types

In addition, why would you spend time and money on this awful rollout but you still can't seem to fix the jumping screen loading problem?

Jul 25, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

I don't know if it's that the new format is simply that bad or that it happens to be worse in my phone. What a horrid visual! And seriously we're supposed to vote on people's answers? What happened to friendly conversation?! I'm not a tween. I don't vote that someone else's answer sucks and I don't heart things.

Jul 25, 2014
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mujadara (lentils and rice) recipe

I've made this recipe and it was quite delicious.
http://food52.com/recipes/8565-mujadd...

Jul 24, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Sour/Tart Cherries - where to find them in Manhattan

Locust Grove farm had them last week (97th St green market). But they said that or this week would be the end of them. They said they had a bad season (they're upstate). I don't know about other farmers.

Jul 24, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Thanks! I do like to use the Pomona and have it on hand.

Jul 17, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Glad to know the pickle crisp worked on the veggies. I hope it works on the rest too.

Could you post your sour cherry recipe? Thanks!

Jul 17, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Caribbean Cookbook

I like the Naparima Girls Trinidad cookbook. But it's only Trini, not "Caribbean".

The advice about going to the library is a great idea! You could look at books from all different cuisines from the Caribbean.

Jul 16, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Yay. Thanks.

Jul 15, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Oh thank you all! Sometimes I think I don't know what I'm doing with my phone. I'm glad it's not me. :-)

And thanks to the team for checking it out!

Jul 15, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Not sure it's just me or my phone. On the iphone I can see the main list of active discussions (the Chowhound button) and I can click on a thread from there and see all the replies, etc. But then when I click the board name to go to a specific board, like Manhattan or Site Talk, all I get is a blank page. I tried clicking from the main Chowhound active discussion page and I tried clicking from the My Boards list and I've tried clicking from the "return to Manhattan" when I successfully read a thread. All to no avail.

I went on my home computer to see if it was affected. But no. Seems fine.

Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks much.

Jul 15, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

What's the best recipe off a supermarket item label you have made recently?

Oatmeal Scotchies! One of my favorite cookies. The recipe is on the bag of Nestle butterscotch chips. So nice for those of us who hate raisins in our oatmeal cookies. :-)

Jul 06, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I think most "refrigerator jam" lasts a couple of weeks. Maybe someone else can say whether you could freeze it (I've never tried that). Good luck!

Jul 03, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Ad floating over text on iPhone

Thank you.

Jul 02, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Ad floating over text on iPhone

It's back again today after a long absence. I had hoped you fixed things. :-(

Jul 01, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk