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Freezer door ajar

My comfort zone is fine, everything was still partially frozen. Probably because I keep it packed to the gills. But I know some people would have tossed it all, for no good reason.

about 13 hours ago
coll in General Topics
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Freezer door ajar

They do make open door alarms for restaurants, but what I do if I'm going away or whatever is lock the door with the key that came with the unit. Probably should do it as a rule.

My problem is that I overfill it at times, so I take most of the blame; except Hurricane Sandy, we were on a cruise and the power was off for three days according to neighbors. By the time I got back it was up and running and I never gave it a second thought! Still alive and kicking.

about 14 hours ago
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Where do Manhattanites eat in the Hamptons?

NY State is the board to check out! A Hamptons board would be sort of boring except for 13 weeks out of the year ;-)

You'll have A&P, Stop and Shop, Waldbaums, IGA and the other usuals, all located in several towns. There are PLENTY of regular people who live in the Hamptons ;-) Best bet, there is a big shopping center in Bridgehampton, just past where you are staying (5 minutes tops), which should take care of all your needs (even an Italian specialty shop), you will find a "super" King Kullen there. And a Citarella just across the street. You also have Wild by Nature if you want "health(ier) food", that's in Hampton Bays.

And if you're out there long enough, take a quick trip up to Riverhead, half hour max and you will find anything you might need (ie Walmart, Target, Costco etc). They don't roll up the carpet this time of year, luckily.

about 14 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Where do Manhattanites eat in the Hamptons?

OK not sure about "Manhattanites", but if you're going to drive a half hour to Westhampton, check out Tony's Fusion for Asian, Baby Moon for Italian, Funcho Fajita for Mexican, Goldbergs for deli or Pizzeria Brunetti for pizza. I'm sure some denizens of NYC have wandered into all these places at some point.

about 15 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Where do Manhattanites eat in the Hamptons?

Never fear, there is something for everyone. Especially this time of year! If you don't mind South American cuisine, check out the delis...the one in Watermill is great.

Hampton Bays is only 15 minutes away and they have lots of "workingman" places. Try Buckley's Inn Between (Irish pub) or Gators (steak house and more) for a satisfying meal with budget prices.

about 15 hours ago
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

That stinks! I always buy my avocados separately, the ones in the bag always seem so much smaller.

about 19 hours ago
coll in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I am so glad I learned here about Peruvian avocados not being good, I've been sticking with Mexican and am a happy camper now.

about 21 hours ago
coll in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

My favorite combo in home baked goods...almond paste AND almond extract. Judging by people's reactions, seems sort of universal, hard to go wrong!

about 21 hours ago
coll in Chains
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

That would be good news if it were true.

Last few years I've bought the Bailey's (or another Irish Cream?) pumpkin flavor and liked it better than regular.

about 21 hours ago
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

What's tedious is cleaning them of their seeds before cooking. Plan on a few hours at least...but the result is worth it. I get the best compliments from my rose hip syrup. Still have my eye out for beach plums, now that would be my ultimate thrill!

2 days ago
coll in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I've picked rose hips on the beaches here on Long Island, they're all over the place; but was just in Wyoming and found them growing in the meadows there too!

2 days ago
coll in Home Cooking

Narrowly averted checkout line scam?

Thanks for the warning. People are wacked.

Sep 19, 2014
coll in Not About Food

selling salsa

Your health department, or maybe a lawyer?

Sep 19, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

What is the real cream used in coffee?

When we lived upstate NY I saw it all the time too. Then again, it was a very dairy oriented county. Rare if ever here on Long Island.

Sep 19, 2014
coll in General Topics

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

Good one!

Sep 19, 2014
coll in Wine

Whither the Long Island Duckling?

Sep 19, 2014
coll in General Topics

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

I'm invited to a wedding next month, and was surpised to see they didn't even mention the food at all. Maybe it's a good thing?

Sep 18, 2014
coll in Not About Food

What is the real cream used in coffee?

Unless you whip it a bit first! Then it's a nice, decadent change of pace.

Sep 18, 2014
coll in General Topics

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Sort of OT but guess what I found today....your favorite: snack size Nutraegous at CVS. $2.50 per bag. I'm all stocked up, and hoping I don't eat them all before Oct 31!

Sep 17, 2014
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Decoding a Menu at Root & Bone

Thanks for posting, I used up my 10 free articles and couldn't get into it yesterday ;-) Even more interesting than I expected!

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

Where are our T-shirts?

Yay it just came! It's skintight (womens)and very nice. Thanks guys.

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Site Talk
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Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

A holy day of obligation! To stuff your face, that is.

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

There wasn't anything like that either, but maybe this year......

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

Our BJs had free turkeys if you bought a bunch of other junk like Kraft cheese and Pillsbury biscuits. I passed on that one!

None of the groceries had anything lower than a dollar a lb, I was surprised. Same deal with corned beef on St Paddys and ham on Easter, a slight reduction but they weren't giving it away for pennies. It's a whole new ball game.

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

The Riverhead Project closes its doors for now...

I will get to the pizzeria someday, almost made it with visitors last week but no dice. They wanted seafood (no surprise!)

Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

Last year there weren't any turkey sale prices, it was so weird. Hopefully this year will be better in that department.

Sep 17, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

The Riverhead Project closes its doors for now...

Where are our T-shirts?

I have a feeling that's what they are, but at least they followed through; if mine doesn't come tomorrow I will let you know. I have a thing for free Tshirts haha. Thanks for your thoughtfulness either way!!

Sep 16, 2014
coll in Site Talk

Where are our T-shirts?

If I don't get mine tomorrow, I do ;-)

Sep 16, 2014
coll in Site Talk

Where are our T-shirts?

Thanks so much for following up with me! We do live in a sort of rural place and our mailman has been known to mix up mail, or take the odd day off....I will let you know when it arrives which it probably will.

Proud to be a Chow (hound).

Sep 16, 2014
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