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Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2015

I made six jars of peaches in spiced honey syrup. Thanks to those who helped me out with that recipe on this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019809 . The syrup is delightful. There was some extra and I put a dash in some seltzer water - very tasty! I think it might go nicely with tequila and seltzer water. ;-)

Jul 26, 2015
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Crunchy Pickle Tips?

I use Kirby cukes from the farmer too. I make sweet and spicy pickles which are kinda like bread & butter ones. First, I cut off the blossom end. Second, I do use Pickle Crisp from Ball. It does wonders. BUT, I do water bather canning (I've never tried refrigerator pickling). You'd have to read if the Pickle Crisp works in the refrigerator. I assume so but you never know. Good luck!

Jul 23, 2015
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Canning question - peaches

Thanks much! It'll be on my docket for this weekend then.

Jul 21, 2015
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Canning question - peaches

I'd like to try this recipe from Ball : http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipe... . (I'm not new to canning.) But I do not want to make quarts. Would this recipe be convertible to pints (or even half pints)? And if so, how should I just the boiling time? Thanks for any help.

Jul 21, 2015
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Sending to App Store again

Just happened again. From just clicking to go to home cooking board from my list. On iPad.

Jul 18, 2015
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Sending to App Store again

Okay, I will now that I'm on Chow again. But it I recall correctly, it was a different game each time.

Jul 14, 2015
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Sending to App Store again

This problem has surfaced once again. I've clicked on Home Cooking, Manhaatan, and a thread on the home page. All sent me to the App Store and within 5 minutes. Im on my iPad with whatever the most current version of iOS is. Please check your ads again. It's very annoying. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2015
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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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