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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

Dec 17, 2014
LNG212 in Vegetarian & Vegan

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

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Interesting. I'm vegetarian and I thought the veg meatballs at Meatball Shop were better than the eggplant meatballs at Polpette. I like the atmosphere better at Polpette but for kids the volume and pace of Meatball Shop probably work better (my opinion of course, and as one w/o kids).

Dec 16, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

I'll second Jacob's Pickles and Kefi. I love Bustan but it might not suit the "conservative" older diner. I'll add - and highly recommend- The Meatball Shop (UWS) , though they don't take reservations. Have fun!

Dec 16, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Moving to 129th and Lenox-and I'm vegetarian...

My friend just moved up there too. I haven't tried too much there yet. I'm veg too and want to go try Abyssinia which looks delicious. Ethiopian on 135, I think. Good luck and I hope you get more suggestions as I'll be watching this thread too. :-)

Dec 14, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan
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cheesecake

I prefer S&S. You can sometimes find them frozen which would then defrost on your trip and sounds perfect. I sometimes travel up to their location in the Bronx but they can also be found (usually) at Zabars.

Dec 12, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Latin American Desserts?

Tres leeches cake? Alfajores (not sure I'm spelling that right)? For the former, Cafe Frida in 98th used to be great but they are sadly gone. For the latter, I only had them once at a street fair. Sorry not more helpful.

Dec 04, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

hopefully a different tipping post- recommended tip on split check

This happened to us recently too. A friend and I had dinner and split the check as usual. When we were signing the cc slip we both noticed that the "suggestions" seemed off / high. It took us a minute to figure out that those numbers were for the entire bill not our halves. We assumed it was something in the cc process computing system. But we had never noticed that before either and we split checks all the time. So I'm not sure if it's new, just the system that particular place was using, or our own lack of being observant. :-)

ETA: I'm in NYC.

Dec 01, 2014
LNG212 in Not About Food

Heirloom apples, NYC?

Locust Grove has had Newton Pippins at the W97th St market too (Fridays). They also have other unusual varieties like Black Twig (one of my favorites).

Good luck.

Nov 18, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

This came out great! Thanks for the recipe. It tastes so good. Can't wait for DH to try it.

Nov 05, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Wow that sounds really great! I've been looking for something else to try this year and I think this is it. Thank you.

Nov 02, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That looks terrific! Would you mind posting a recipe for the pear jalape├▒o? Thanks. It sounds delicious.

Nov 01, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking
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Diners

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
LNG212 in Site Talk

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