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greenpoint recs

Thanks for the recommendations! These are all great. I'm excited for her to discover some new places.

And, just to be clear, I love those Polish places, but it's not her thing. She thinks she's moving to the land of heavy Polish food and I'm eager to show her that that's not true. But I plan on hitting up some of those spots myself!

about 14 hours ago
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

greenpoint recs

I didn't find any recent threads for Greenpoint. What's good out there that is also toddler friendly? A friend is getting ready to move there with her wee one, after a divorce, and I'd love to have some fun spots to take her and help her get settled into a new life. I don't think she's too excited about the authentic Polish places, but most types of cuisine are welcome, probably around the $20/entree range. Thanks!

Does anyone remember La Focacceria on 1st Avenue?

I used to get vested with just cheese, too! I was a kid when I frequented the place with family, and I really wish that I could have tasted the food as an adult. I'll look for the place you mentioned next time in the area!

Sep 07, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Pink Peppercorns

I just made a salad of nectarines, cucumber, mint and pink peppercorns, with a simple drizzle of OO and balsamic. Delightful!

Aug 23, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

Orange Flower Water and Rose Water-How do you like to cook with these?

Ashta is an absolutely heavenly Lebanese dessert (actually I think it's a filling for other desserts, but I've only had it on its own at a Lebanese restaurant in LA) that uses both orange water and rose water. Here's a recipe:

http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/v...

Aug 23, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

Oh my gosh, thrilling! Thanks for letting me know!

Aug 23, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

Il Bucolic Alimentari- perfect!

Aug 22, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

That's a great spot, though I'm definitely looking for an egg sandwich. Thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 22, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

If Doma was still around, that would have been perfect.

Aug 22, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

solo casual breakfast soho, village, nolita

I'm looking for a casual place to have a good breakfast alone. The type of place where you can sit with the paper, have a great egg sandwich and coffee and not feel bothered. Cozy but neither pretentious nor nondescript. Should be in a ten block radius from bleecker and laguardia.

Aug 22, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

What's your favorite Little Wisco restaurant?

I've never been to any of the Little Wisco spots and am thinking of taking a friend (if I can get us a reservation) to one this Friday night. Which are the best of them?

Aug 19, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Yes! It was a hit! I made a delicious pulled pork, simple pan seared fish, beans from scratch, quinoa with herbs and garlic, pico de gallo, guacamole, plain avocado and tomato for non-onion eaters, corn/tomato/jalapeño succotash, Asian pickles, pickled jalapeño, kale/mango/jicama/cucumber/avocado/hearts of Palm salad, with lots of different hot sauces,fresh cilantro, cheese and crema. Everybody raved and went back for thirds. The only thing that I wished was better was the tortillas. I didn't have time to hunt down really good ones, so I had to go with some generic and too dense super market tortillas. But nobody seemed to mind and we had a great time. Loved this thread in preparing for the party!

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Ha!

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

where can i buy shishito peppers?

They didn't have them at Union Sq WF.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

Good lord, that looks good.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

I think it was Lani's at the Jackson Heights market where I got them last week. Do they offer a lot of varieties of greens? No pesticides? Run by Asian people? That's my favorite farm stand at the Jax H market for sure. Lovely produce and people.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

Thanks for the suggestions. Sunrise Mart seems like it should be my first trip.
I don't know about their season, but I'm totally obsessed at the moment. I'm thinking putting seared shishitos out with martinis for an easy cocktail party.

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

I bought some shishito peepers at the greenmarket last Sunday and put them in a breakfast burrito. Oh my lord, that was good. Now I want them every day and don't want to wait until next Sunday to get them. Any ideas about where they're sold regularly?

Aug 05, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

best fresh corn and flour tortillas in Jackson Heights?

Thank you!

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Hm… well I already got the 4 1/2 lb bone-in shoulder. I've got it marinating in that delicious smelling paste for tomorrow. The original recipe says to cook it for 3 hours in a 350 degree oven. That seems like a high heat to me, no?

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Me too regarding the onions! Hard to do without them!

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thanks for all the suggestions! I love the conversation this started!

I'm going with a sort fusion taco bar. I'm making this pulled pork recipe:

http://relish.com/recipes/garlic-pork...

Fillings:
-black beans
-guac (plus some plain avocado slices for the non-onion eaters
)-salsa
-spicy asian pickles
-some sort of quinoa salad, undecided on recipe
-queso
-cilantro

Salad:
-kale, mango, jicama, avocado, cucumber with lime dressing

A guest is bringing dessert, but I'll also have some watermelon slices.

If you have a brilliant addition; let me know!

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Thank you! I think I'm going to make this, though I've managed to juggle my schedule and will be hone to cook it in the oven if that's a better method.

Jul 31, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

Thanks! I'm not as experienced a cook, so I associate garlic and onion really differently. I'm concerned that the sweetness from the onion will be missed. But I'll give it a try. I'd rather not go for the crock pot, but I'll be away all day and the crock pot seems like it's a safer bet unattended.

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

best fresh corn and flour tortillas in Jackson Heights?

Any suggestions for excellent fresh tortillas in Jackson Heights or near by?

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Outer Boroughs

need a crock pot roast recipe (beef or pork) with no onion

I'm making dinner for several people with all sorts of food allergies and have decided on doing a taco bar. (Thanks to a suggestion in an earlier thread!) I want to do some kind of slow cooked meat- either a pulled pork or a beef pot roast- in a crock pot. The only thing is that I have to avoid onions. Seeing as onions are in just about every recipe I've looked at, I'm nervous to omit them. I have to say, I find not cooking with onions to be the hardest work around. They 're what make things taste good! Any thoughts?

Jul 29, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thanks, I'll check it out. Though I'm definitely doing all the cooking for this one.

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Wish I could, but I live in NYC. No BBQ capabilities!

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Thank you all for your suggestions and sympathies!

I'm really liking the taco idea. That affords me the ability to make all kinds of interesting choices, mixing ethnic influences, that nobody is locked into. That's a real contender!

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

I'm having a small dinner party for a group of people who have some overlapping but different needs and preferences. 8 people total. One is a dairy and gluten free pescatarian, one is allergic to onions and dairy, one eats everything but fish (just doesn't like it), one is allergic to shellfish. I want the meal to be summery, but feel special for a party. I don't feel that every dish has to be consumed by every person if I have three or four dishes. Any ideas are appreciated!

Jul 28, 2014
luckiestduck in Home Cooking