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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
LNG212 in Home Cooking

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
LNG212 in General Topics
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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
LNG212 in Not About Food

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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Serious Eats Pan Pizza Recipe

I saw that on serious eats and gave it a whirl. Well, that's not accurate - I had some leftover dough and other ingredients so I gave the *technique* a whirl. It's really does work great. I let the dough come to temp in an oiled cast iron and it filled nicely to the edges. I lifted it to release air as suggested. I used more sauce than I usually would and fresh mozzarella. I probably should have been sure to go all the way to the edges in all the spots because those pieces were definitely delicious with the charred cheese bits in the edges. And I did the sprinkle of parm after it came out. Nice - I'd not done that before.

The crust got beautiful color on the bottom and it was just as described - crunchy bottom, airy middle, small layer of soft/wet-ish under the sauce. And it came out of the pan all on its own. Slid right out - no need to even cut it in the pan (mine was small enough).

I found that it really needed a drizzle of olive oil on top when it came out too. But that could just be me. :-) overall, it was tasty and so easy to do. I'd certainly do it again.

Feb 10, 2015
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Bustan UWS

We enjoy the food there as well. Their freekah (sp?) is amazingly delicious. They also have a lovely back garden / outdoor space when the weather is nice.

Feb 09, 2015
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need a meat substitute,but not beans or lentils

What kind of recipe are you doing? Sometimes a good "meaty" mushroom like portobello will work.

Jan 30, 2015
LNG212 in General Topics

Good brunch for group near Central Park 102nd Street transverse?

The Ellington on 106 and Amsterdam might work for you. I'm not sure if they take reservations. They have some interesting tap selections. I like the eggs florentine a lot. (Note I've only been there twice.)

Jan 20, 2015
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Harlem NYC Restaurants

Second Zoma - it's delicious. Further up is Abyssinia (135?) but I haven't been yet so can't compare to Zoma, which is my favorite.

Jan 09, 2015
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Vegan caramels

I wanted to report back that I finally made these coconut caramels. The directions are screwy so for anyone using the recipe, use your regular caramel directions/process. But the final results are amazing. These are truly delicious!!

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

So glad it worked out! Thanks for reporting back. Hope your day was a lot of fun.

Dec 24, 2014
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Vegan caramels

Thanks, yes I know about sugar. These actually aren't for a vegan but for someone who can't have milk/cream. But good to keep in mind for the future. I'm hoping these come out as good as the regular ones I made. Thanks.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Getting the meatballs with the egg on top is always good and I've had some of their seasonal vegetable sides that I've enjoyed. Also, don't miss the ice cream sandwiches - choose your cookie flavor and ice cream flavor. I'm partial to the mint ice cream.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Even my husband (a child at heart haha) likes the ordering system at the meatball shop - he asked to keep the special meatball shop marker after he finished marking up his menu. :-)

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Vegan caramels

Here's the recipe:
Www.saveur.com/article/recipes/coconut-milk-caramels

Vegan caramels

Does anyone have any experience making vegan caramels? I've nade regular caramels for my friends but I have one friend with a dairy allergy. I found this recipe for coco-mels since she does like coconut milk. But just looking to see if anyone has made them or something like them - are they tasty?? Thanks.

Sorry - can't seem to paste the link. I'll do so in a reply.

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Vegetarian & Vegan