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Help! How do I opt out of Beta

I am on a computer, not a tablet. On the lower right hand corner of the screen, there is a flag that says: "BETA FEEDBACK"> It is red. Click on this, and you will se an option to opt out. good luck!

Aug 20, 2015
macca in Site Talk

Help! How do I opt out of Beta

Never mind!! figured it out!

Aug 20, 2015
macca in Site Talk
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Help! How do I opt out of Beta

I think I must have hit the Beta Opt in button. How to I get out of it, and back to the old format. Thanks

Aug 20, 2015
macca in Site Talk

Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

No problem, and I am a peach snob. Not to day they cant be good here ( I am buying them at the market this week), but I LOVE the ones I get on vacation. My cousin from Ohio vacations with us, and she calls herself a corn snob. If the corn is good (to her!) she can eat at least three pieces at a sitting. While we were on vacation, we got some corn from the local farm stand- my cousin only ate one piece, while the rest of us raved how great the corn was. To each his own, I guess. I think there is lots of good produce to be found here- I love the Farmers markets in the summer, and also loke wilsons, vermeil and russos

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area

Wild blueberries - at Star Market!

I had a blueberry pie made with the wild blueberries a few weeks ago (from Farmland in Wakefield). Tried to get another one last weekend, and they were all gone. I think this week I will call and see if I can order one.

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area

Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

I think that is what is at the market. They were small and tasty!

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area
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Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

Didn't know that is what they were called,but I will buy two boxes this week! This year, my friends blackberry bush exploded with fruit. Blueberries and raspberries, not so much. Neighbors across the street had a blackberry bush ( looked more like a tree!), and ripped it out! Could never understand why.

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area

Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

Wow- not sure where that came from! I never slammed our area, or our produce, or anything else. I simply LOVE peaches, and my yearly visit to NC satisfies my love of them. I eat them all week, and take some home to eat, bake with and can. I am happy, but it seems you certainly are not! Relax.

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area
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Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

Gio- you are right- the plums were tiny- but good! I also like the Soluna gardens stand. Got some salts there- merlot and lemon. The merlot is great when grilling steaks, and the lemon is great on chicken, along with the lemon thyme from my garden!

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area
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Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

Thanks! So happy to hear I will be able to get good peaches at the Melrose Farmers Market. I should not be surprised, as almost everything I have gotten there this year has been good. My garden tomatoes are still not red yet (except for the cherry tomatoes), so I have had to buy them from the market. Will be having a tomato, cuke, and "spiralized" zucchini for lunch today!

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area
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Best Year EVAR for MA Melons and Peaches

Thanks for the post! I admit, I am a total peach snob! I vacation every year in NC ( Outer Banks), at the peak of peach season. After the beach, the peaches are my favorite part of vacation! The night before we come home, I hit the local farmers stand in Corolla and stock up on peaches. I never buy them here! I did get a delicious cantaloupe at the farmers market a few weeks ago- even my 2 yo nephew told me how good it was! And last week I bought plums- they were only about the size of golf balls, but were so good. They had lots of peaches (white and yellow) at the market last week. I think I will live dangerously and but some this Thursday!

Aug 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area

Whole Foods on the receiving end of some more mockery

I do shop their sales. Last week I got some deveined shrimp for $6.98 per pound, and picked up some rib eye for $7.99 lb.

Aug 06, 2015
macca in Food Media & News

Best and worst on the Outer Banks

Cosmos pizza in the corolla light shopping area. they do not deliver anymore, but it is the best pizza in the area. Nice place to eat in, or pick up to eat at your rental. Harris teeter is more upscale than food lion, and the meat choices are better. There is a fish market and a butcher in the food lion plaza, and Seaside Market, across from food lion ( corner on albacore and rte 12) is our go to place for fruit and vegetables. They also make their own fudge, which is delicious. For a casual restaurant, our group liked corolla cantina. open for breakfast, too. enjoy!

Jul 27, 2015
macca in Southeast

Best place in Boston for lobster roll?

Also a Turners in Melrose

May 18, 2015
macca in Greater Boston Area

Hot Dogs... Grilled, Boiled, Steamed... or really?... Microwaved?

Grilled ( almost blackened), always on a top slice roll ( we have to bring our own rolls with us every year when we vacation on the Outer Banks!) topped with Howards piccalilli and whole grain mustard.

Apr 23, 2015
macca in General Topics

Potato Question

And really windy! Thanks

Apr 04, 2015
macca in General Topics

Potato Question

Guess it is outside they go! My house temp is set at 61 degrees

Apr 04, 2015
macca in General Topics

Potato Question

I have 20 pounds if small white and red potatoes. I have boiled them til just cooked. They are cooled and dry. I am making home fries with them in the morning, but there is no way they will fit in the fridge with all the other stuff in there! Can I leave them out til tomorrow? If not, I guess I can wrap them tight to keep the critters away, and put them on the deck. TIA.

Apr 04, 2015
macca in General Topics

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

It is aggravating. I have always thought that the 12 items or less line should have the register programmed to except only 12 items or less.

Melting snowbanks reveal mass destruction

I think the berry plants are almost like weeds- I know my brother had raspberry plants that took over his yard- we took a cutting, and ours fared well. Will have to ask him how his handled this winter!

Apr 03, 2015
macca in Gardening

Melting snowbanks reveal mass destruction

Boston area, too. We have small shrubs around the house- lots of them destroyed. Our rose bush, blueberry and raspberry plants look like they survived, though. And our daffodils have popped up behind a big snow pile. Don't think anything can kill daffodils or crocus plants!

Apr 03, 2015
macca in Gardening

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Some places will help! At my local Shaws I have seen elderly people have their groceries wheeled out and loaded in their cars. And Wilson Farms in Lexington will do it, too- especially near Holidays- I think they want to keep the lot clear of carts. I was at Christmas Tree shop last week, and had a boxed table, two chairs an lots of bags, and at least three employees offered to help me! Chivalry is not dead!!

Mar 19, 2015
macca in Not About Food
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No cheap corned beef this year?

Sounds good! Our family vacations together every year at a beach house in NC. One of my SIL's buys a huge corned beef and makes corned beef hash for breakfast. Served topped with fried egg. So good- and we are on vacation, after all!

Mar 11, 2015
macca in General Topics
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No cheap corned beef this year?

Local supermarket has point cut on sale this week for $1.97. But-I passed. I prefer the grey corned beef. Ordered it from local butcher shop- along with corned spare ribs. Not sure how much they will be, but I know they will be pricey. But- don't care, as I only serve the grey corned beef this time of year. All other times, I go with the red, as that is all that is available year round.

Mar 11, 2015
macca in General Topics

Irish Soda Bread recipe that isn't too dry?

Similar to what I made this weekend- but I made the bread in muffin tins, and used craisins instead of raisins. Really good, and froze them. No waste!

Mar 02, 2015
macca in Home Cooking

Pat peeves as a guest at a dinner party?

I am almost never cold. Live in the Boston area, and set my thermostat at 60. Warm enough for me! But- am having a crowd over this evening, and I did turn it up to 68, as I don't think everyone likes it set that low!

Jan 17, 2015
macca in Not About Food
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Best and worst on the Outer Banks

Thanks- got pizza there one time. Not good! Did not contact the owners/management as we were staying in 4 wheel drive area and leaving the next morning. We stick with Cosmos
now!

Jan 14, 2015
macca in Southeast

Best and worst on the Outer Banks

How were these restaurants chosen? The pizza at Tomato Patch in Corolla is dreadful. I do admit the Outer Banks does not have the best pizza in general, but it is a go to choice for a delivery option at check in or check out days. I would certainly put Cosmos ahead of Tomato Patch. Cant comment on a lot of the other choices, but there are certainly better choices for pizza ( and BBQ and Seafood) in Corolla!

Jan 14, 2015
macca in Southeast

Nuts with drinks

My mom used to make candied nuts. She used egg whites, beaten until meringue stage, melted butter, sugar and spices, then baked. They were delicious.

Jan 12, 2015
macca in Home Cooking

Need help Please- Mincemeat cake

Thanks so much! Will just use the butter, and not adjust the recipe! It is an odd recipe- no eggs, but lots of water. Thanks! My brother will be happily surprised ( hopefully it will taste like my Mom's!).

Dec 20, 2014
macca in Home Cooking
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