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Odd Lasagna Question About Acidity

Kaleokahu, do you reheat your leftover lasagna or do you eat it cold? I was wondering if perhaps reheating could cause some reaction with the sauce/cheese mixture that makes it more acidic.

Not to digress, but you'll get a chuckle out of this.
I was online today and heard a noise from the kitchen that sounded like a big empty plastic take-out container being dropped from a height of say eight feet or so. I went to investigate and found nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing on the floor. My next guess was that something had exploded in one of the cabinets, so I immediately went to the cabinet with the two *ancient* cans of tomato paste I own. I opened the cabinet and found that my stack of tea boxes was knocked over from some type of disturbance. Upon closer examination, it wasn't the tomato paste that had exploded at all, but the can of Dole crushed PINEAPPLE had exploded instead. Long story short, clean up was minimal, and I discarded the tomato paste and the crushed pineapple -- avoiding any future scares. I really wasn't expecting the pineapple to do that.

1 day ago
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Odd Lasagna Question About Acidity

The tomato paste is your culprit for sure. Your likely better off cooking down your San Marzanos and omitting the paste entirely.

Also, be reminded that your ricotta has lactic acid.
Maybe something to consider: citric acid + malic acid + lactic acid.
Maybe those acids ferment when leftover.

Aug 24, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

METS/LaGuardia

Your best bet would be to drive slightly outside your said comfort zone and venture into Astoria. I hope somebody can chime in with recent/good recommendations.

Aug 24, 2015
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

WF Pineapple upside down cake

Aug 23, 2015
Cheese Boy in Chains
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Jalapeno

Look on youtube for instructional videos.
Check on how to make Chiles en Vinagre/Jalapenos en Escabeche. HTH.

Favorite dishes in which olive oil shines?

Don't cook the EVOO and it will shine brightest.

Salads of *any* kind is probably your best bet.

Jul 28, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Italian couple doing AirBNB in Brooklyn (Bed Stuy) what are some great suggestions?

Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, Nathan's, and LIC Smorgasburg would be decent choices.

Jul 24, 2015
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Substitute for cilantro?

CURLY parsley washed with your favorite dish detergent.
It's as close as your gonna get to the real deal.

Texture of entenmanns cakes?

Most of those pound cakes don't taste like pound cakes at all.
They taste like SuperMoist Betty Crocker boxed cake mixes. Google that.

Unbelievable !!

It would have been better if the man was only *one* stool away.

Jul 15, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Those bread twist ties that are colored

I suppose plastic bread clips follow the same color scheme. Right?

Jul 15, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Club Car Closes in Mamaroneck, Modern Restaurant to take over in Sept...

Wow, two very different styles trying to come together. We shall see.

Good brunches/dinners near Downtown Brooklyn

+1 for the Chicken Fried Poutine from Mile End (Poutine Week is ending real soon).

Jul 15, 2015
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

cinnamon raisin bread ends--ideas for how to use?

Top with ricotta or cream cheese and honey.

Jul 14, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

red cabbage

Add shredded green cabbage and carrots and make slaw.

Jul 14, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

TOO MANY FIGS!

Dry the figs, then make fig biscuits galore and freeze those with much success.

Jul 13, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Ricotta and cottage cheese free lasagna?

Fill your lasagna like you'd fill your quesadillas and you should be good to go.

Jul 10, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

What are some ingredients you don't like to use?

The smell of french fries and warm ketchup while at the beach is unbeatable.

Jul 08, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

One more question about my tomatoes - last one- I promise!

Your plant(s) look really healthy. Bravo.

Use the patio heater, and fasten to that.

If you need more height, take another tomato cage and place it upside down (tied snug) to the cage already there. Use wire fasteners or nylon ties to secure them both together. (It might look weird at first, but once the plants grow in, nobody will even notice).

Jul 06, 2015
Cheese Boy in Gardening

Seems like I am always buying ______________ when I grocery shop

I like the way that sounds ... 'FREE MANGOES'.

Jun 22, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Seems like I am always buying ______________ when I grocery shop

Lately, it's been mangoes.
Every single time.

Jun 20, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

So do you eat that last slice of pizza or not ?

Usually it's "How about we split this ...".

Jun 18, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

I'm blocking for the name of a dessert

Jun 18, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

favorite pizza, northern westchester?

Is Frankie & Augie'Z pizza in JV any good? ... http://www.frankieandaugiez.com/

Puddin shots for adults

Try Chocolate pudding and ...

Crème de Menthe
Kahlúa
Frangelico
99 Bananas Liqueur
Baileys Irish Cream

Jun 17, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Places to get a Good deal for Rib Eye in Westchester?

FAIRWAY, over by the prime meats case.

Haggle the guys a bit and tell them you're experimenting. You never know.

The restaurant salad

Since bagged salads can be very unappealing, maybe next time opt for the soup.
If the soup then resembles the canned variety, then it's definitely time for you to move on. Just get on your bike and GO.

Jun 12, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Thieving Birds....

Blue jays will leave your tomatoes alone if you put out whole peanuts (in the shell) for them to eat. They'll be so busy shelling the peanuts that they could really care less about your tomatoes. There is one caveat though. You might create a squirrel problem for yourself.

Jun 10, 2015
Cheese Boy in Gardening

Italian Long Hot Peppers?

Cook your peppers in the oven. Coat them with some oil (of your choice) and then salt them with some coarse sea salt when done. Easy peasy. If you want to fry them on the stovetop, be prepared to deal with spatter. Either way, cook them whole (uncut).

Long hots taste especially great *whole* in sandwiches, but I've seen people chop them up and include them with sliced boiled potatoes, fried calamari, and even meat dishes.

Jun 10, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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purple skin garlic...

IIRC, this garlic is also referred to as Red garlic.

Jun 09, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics