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Martinis? Is it just me...

And put it near (but not touching) the bottle of dry vermouth.

about 3 hours ago
sr44 in Spirits

Driving [Niagara Falls, NY to Lake George]

Which lake? You'll pass quite a few.

A standard recommendation is Dinosaur Barbecue in Syracuse. The Syracuse location is always busy, so a late lunch is highly recommended, unless you're there for an early dinner. There's also a branch in Troy.

http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/bbq-sy...

There's also Elderberry Pond between Auburn and Skaneateles.

http://www.elderberrypond.com/id2.html

I don't know how your tastes lie, but here are two opposites.

about 7 hours ago
sr44 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Greek Restaurant in Fayetteville Mall.

King David's? I've only been in the Marshall St. one so I can't speak to the barrels.

1 day ago
sr44 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Food Processors and the D word.

I've found the french fry blade for my Cuisinart CFP-5A is a pretty good precursor to a dice.

Jul 28, 2014
sr44 in Cookware

What would you do with 1 lb. of ground pork?

Not tahini, the sesame seeds aren't toasted. A Chinese toasted sesame paste would be better.

Mar 07, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

OK.... ok .. i'm giving it up, my secret way to cook polenta that is so easy you will do it again and again

It's the volcanic plops of hot polenta that make it difficult for me.

Mar 07, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

question for european visitors... what surprised you the most about american restaurant culture

Although for me it was Latin. The structures taught me a lot about how syntax works.

Mar 06, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

Help! I'm allergic to meat and love bacon!

And be very careful how much liquid smoke you add to anything. A drop can be too much, depending on volume of food being seasoned and overall seasoning.

Mar 06, 2014
sr44 in General Topics
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Bouncing page/automatically refreshing

I closed out of Safari and only just came back. I really don't think there has been much improvement.

Mar 05, 2014
sr44 in Site Talk

Bouncing page/automatically refreshing

I didn't think there was an Adblock for iPad, but there is! However, it doesn't seem to be blocking ads. Maybe it's less bouncy, but they're still there.

Mar 05, 2014
sr44 in Site Talk

Bouncing page/automatically refreshing

I have the same problems with my iPad 2, except going to the bottom of the page when refreshing.

Mar 05, 2014
sr44 in Site Talk

Need advice and suggestions on baking bread

And check YouTube.

Mar 04, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

Need advice and suggestions on baking bread

You don't need the sugar. There's plenty of white stuff in the recipe to feed the yeast.

Mar 04, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking
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Follow-up to the thread on catering to in-laws' Midwestern tastes (boy, did I open a can of worms!!!)

Thank you. It's really helpful to have more of the back story. I can see you are working with a difficult situation.

Mar 04, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food
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Best ingredient guide cookbook?

I think this is something you need to create. Books are a point in time. Online would be better than print since it's subject to frequent change. A lot of bits and pieces are around, but not a big organizer.

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

And a great grandmother.

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

How did _you_ learn to navigate the food minefield?

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

And no grandparents involved in the decision-making

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

Well, it would be nice. Who are adults here? Any change is on their plates. Actually, the one I feel most sorry for is the MIL who stands between the great grandmother and the OP.

And we don't actually know what the birthday boy wants, only what his mother is expecting he will want.

I managed to unhinge my grandmother by coming to the dinner table barefoot. Of course, she didn't let me know, but put my mother through the wringer later. And then, in the era of barely cooked vegetables (she grew up with boiling spinach for an hour), I served her basically raw green beans.

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

Do the grandparents (and great grandparents) have to be labelled "selfish and entitled" because they are severely challenged by unfamiliar situations? We all have zones of comfort and discomfort, beets, Brussels sprouts and chicken feet to name a few food-specific ones.

Mar 03, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food
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Best Technique cookbook

Don't forget there are zillions of videos on YouTube that can be very helpful.

Mar 02, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking
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Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

Precisely why the OP should consider all parties involved. It's hard to believe you will ever have this problem yourself, but the OP might think about how she wants to be treated when she is old and what sort of an example she's setting for her son.

Mar 02, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food
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How do you make skirt steaks tender?

Especially against the grain.

Mar 02, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

Catering to relatives who don't want "exotic" food

Except the OP noted that chicken on a skewer unhinged one family member.

Mar 02, 2014
sr44 in Not About Food

March 2014 Cookbook of the Month - Stir: Mixing it up in the Italian Tradition: From the Sea (175-204), Chicken, Duck, Goose (205-232), Beef, Pork and Lamb (233-260)

Panko is/are Japanese breadcrumbs. They are neutral in taste, but become very crunchy when fried.

Mar 01, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

Are there such things as greengrocers, butcher shops and fish shops in the States?

Massachusetts and New York too.

Mar 01, 2014
sr44 in General Topics
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best butternut squash lasagna recipe

Feb 28, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

Can polenta be made in advance?

The oven method is good here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4822...

Feb 28, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking
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Salt Potatoes

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Feb 27, 2014
sr44 in Home Cooking

electric crepe maker

And an electric crepe maker is a one trick pony. Do you have the space for one? (You may.)

Feb 18, 2014
sr44 in Cookware