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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)

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
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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
LNG212 in Site Talk

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
LNG212 in Site Talk

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
LNG212 in Home Cooking
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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
LNG212 in Site Talk

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
LNG212 in Site Talk
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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
LNG212 in Site Talk

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