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Chocolate babka made with butter in CT

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Chocolate babka made with butter in CT

Can I find chocolate babka made with butter not palm oil in CT anywhere but in the style on NYC babkas? Not liking the New York styles made with palm oil, it does not taste good. Thanks!

Chocolate babka made with butter not palm oil

Thanks, looks like I won't be finding one too soon if that place on the upper eat side only makes 6 per day!

Nov 23, 2014
javaandjazz in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

This tourist isn't going there anymore!

Nov 23, 2014
javaandjazz in Manhattan

Chocolate babka made with butter not palm oil

Is it me or does the New York chocolate babka made with palm oil not taste good. Maybe me taste is changing but when I was younger I used to enjoy the chocolate babka from Zabars but I don't like it anymore. Are there any places in the city to find one made with butter?

Nov 23, 2014
javaandjazz in Manhattan

What do New Yorker's think about Dean & DeLuca and other expensive gourmet shops?

I stopped in here yesterday after not going in for a few years. I used to love going in here whenever I did my food rounds in the city. Now I know why I don't go here anymore. I walked out without buying a thing because there comes a point when this place becomes a total rip off. $3.75 for one small donut, $34 for a small box of cookies from Germany? I don't think so. $25 for another small box. $15.00 for a chocolate babka and not even made with real butter but palm oil. What do you native New Yorkers think about places like this? Do you have other places to get "gourmet" food items or do you pay these prices? Is this a tourist spot?

Nov 23, 2014
javaandjazz in Manhattan

Does anyone have a pfeffernusse recipe using powdered anise?

Thanks

Nov 20, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking

Does anyone have a pfeffernusse recipe using powdered anise?

Thanks, it is star anise powder. I see most recipes use anise extract and I was looking how to substitute. Thanks.

Nov 19, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking

Graham flour in CT New Haven/Fairfield counties

I ordered from nuts.com yesterday and it arrived today. I've always had good service from them.

Does anyone have a pfeffernusse recipe using powdered anise?

I made pfeffernusse last christmas and thought this year I might try them using powdered anise(from Penzey's). Does anyone have a recipe? Thanks!

Nov 19, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking

Graham flour in CT New Haven/Fairfield counties

I ended up ordering from nuts.com

Graham flour in CT New Haven/Fairfield counties

I'm looking for graham flour in New Haven/Fairfield counties or the lower Naugatuck Valley. I've been looking in Ocean State Job Lot for Bob's Red Mill brand but haven't fouund any. Stop & Shop used to have it but they have gotten rid of many products. Thanks!

Inn, hotel, and B & B dining around the North Conway, NH area

Has anyone been to the Ledges dining room at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort? Or dining at the Notchland Inn?

Inn, hotel, and B & B dining around the North Conway, NH area

We will be staying at The Bernerhof in North Conway soon. This time around we would like to eat at inns, hotels, or B & B's. In the past we have dined at Christmas Farm Inn and 1785. Years ago we had breakfast at Snowvillage Inn(I think it's under new ownership since we have eaten here). How is the Palmer House Pub at The Inn at Crystal Lake in Eaton? What else do you all recommend in the area? Are any of the restaurants at the Omni Mount Washington worth it? Thanks!

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

$620 per night, a bit high for us. Thanks!

Do you prefer your pumpkin pie........

Do you prefer your pumpkin pie with evaporated milk or heavy cream? Does the heavy cream make it taste better or change the texture over evaporated milk?

Oct 09, 2014
javaandjazz in Home Cooking

Lunch in Sausalito

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Lunch in Sausalito

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Lunch in Sausalito

We are flying into San Francisco from CT and by the time we pick up the rental car and get situated before driving further north we thought we would stop for lunch in Sausalito. Can anyone recommend a place? Perhaps near the water? Thanks! Oh, it will be on a Saturday.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

We would like to dine and stay in the same place. Thanks! So far my friends are leaning towards the Griswold Inn.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

They seem to be closed, I just tried their online reservations.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Nice place but just a bit out of my price range! Thanks!

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

either they are closed or already booked solid for those days. Nothing available.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Just looked at their availability on those dates and there is nothing available. Thanks. It looks like a nice place too.

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

Saybrook Point may work. Thanks

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over in the Hudson Valley

For the past few years we have been going to the Inn at Woodstock Hill in eastern CT for NYE. We have a nice dinner there and then have a nice room to stay over and breakfast the next morning. This year we would like to expand our horizons to another place in the Hudson Valley. We like the smaller hotels or larger B & B's type places like Woodstock Hill that have a package of dinner and a room. Thanks!

Looking for New Years Eve dinner and stay over

For the past few years we have been going to the Inn at Woodstock Hill in eastern CT for NYE. We have a nice dinner there and then have a nice room to stay over and breakfast the next morning. This year we would like to expand our horizons to another place in CT, MA, or RI. We like the smaller hotels or larger B & B's type places like Woodstock Hill. Thanks!

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

Thanks everyone

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

Thanks. Boulevards is on my short list.

One nice dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on a thursday night

I think I might be looking for something with a bit of romance to it.