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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - April 2013 [OLD]

The Goya brand is on a very regular rotation in our house. Love this stuff so much that I couldn't even bring myself to try the TJ brand!!

Apr 09, 2013
LAWoman in Chains

Your favorite food memoir?

Maybe I missed it in the growing list but if not, can't believe there's no mention of Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey. Not only is it one of my favorite food memoirs, it's one of my favorite books, period.

Sep 17, 2012
LAWoman in Food Media & News

New on site: Chowhound dropdown!

When I jump on Chowhound, I'm here to see unread posts for a small selection of favorite boards. The dropdown would be SO much more useful if I could choose my saved boards and then go to the dropdown menu and ONLY see unread posts for those boards.

Jun 15, 2012
LAWoman in Site Talk

Discontinued at Trader Joe's - January thru June 2012 [OLD]

A cashier at the Arlington Heights store in IL said the frozen mango chunks will be back shortly.

Jun 13, 2012
LAWoman in Chains

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - 2nd quarter 2012 [OLD]

Got em at the Arlington Hts IL store last week. They are pretty darn good but not quite as good as I'd hoped. I'd actually be happier if the portion size was smaller and there were more per box.

May 22, 2012
LAWoman in Chains

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - 2nd quarter 2012 [OLD]

I have seen these all over recently -- east coast, west coast but NOT in the midwest where I want them. Arrrghhh!

May 17, 2012
LAWoman in Chains

Thank you, CH!

This board is an awesome and most welcome addition! Best change I've seen to Chowhound in a long time!!

Apr 19, 2012
LAWoman in Vegetarian & Vegan

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - 1st quarter 2012 [old]

Unless you've tried the chiles before and liked them, I'd avoid or get a different brand. I tried the TJ's variety and thought they were vile (although I'd just come back from NM so maybe my expectations were too high).

Mar 27, 2012
LAWoman in Chains

New Posts feature non functioning

Still not working as of Tuesday 5:15 CDT.

Without this feature, I find myself not really having much motivation to visit CH. Funny, but I haven't missed it much.

Mar 20, 2012
LAWoman in Site Talk

What feature would you like to see on Chowhound?

Have asked before but will make my plea again.

When I check in to read unread posts each day, I only want to read unread posts from certain boards. Instead of having to go back to the full list of boards each time, why can't I specify a list of my selected boards? I originally rejoiced when the "Saved Boards" feature was introduced but that was short lived upon finding that opening any of the boards on my saved list opens the full board, rather than unread posts only. Why can't this be an option within Saved Boards???

Jan 31, 2012
LAWoman in Site Talk

Discontinued at Trader Joe's (started 6/19/2011) [old]

just saw both of these items over the weekend in my northwest suburban Chicago TJs

Oct 24, 2011
LAWoman in Chains

Add-ins for northern style cornbread/corn muffins

Dried, tart cherries

Oct 21, 2011
LAWoman in Home Cooking

Unread posts

There are about 10-12 boards that I follow religiously and only visit others if I'm traveling, etc. What I'd LOVE is the ability to limit the unread posts area to just those 10-12 boards that I always read. It seems like this should be doable but I've tried and never seem to come up w/a way to make it happen.

Oct 18, 2011
LAWoman in Site Talk

thin crust pizza near Arlington Heights/Palatine

Another option would be Armand's in downtown Arlington Heights. Be sure to ask for extremely thin and extremely well done if you like it super thin and crispy.

Aug 09, 2011
LAWoman in Chicago Area

Starbucks Iced Tea

This link is no longer active. Can you please provide more information about what the product was?

Jul 20, 2011
LAWoman in Chains

Childhood favorite sandwich

honey, fluffernutter and butter on white bread

Mar 14, 2011
LAWoman in General Topics

what to look for in a rice cooker?

Could you post your polenta method w/amts please?

Mar 07, 2011
LAWoman in Cookware

Vegetarian Christmas


The mushroom bread pudding sounds great -- do you have a recipe.


Nov 01, 2010
LAWoman in Home Cooking

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

I feel your pain. Just opened my last precious, hoarded jar of tomato chutney.

Jul 15, 2010
LAWoman in Chains

polenta tips


Could you comment on how long you cook in the crock pot and whether on high or low heat?

I've wanted to try polenta this way for a long time.


Jun 28, 2010
LAWoman in Home Cooking

Cheap Eats in the downtown area?

Cafecito - Incredibly tasty pressed sandwiches and sides as well as delicious cookies.

26 E Congress Pkwy Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60605

Jun 07, 2010
LAWoman in Chicago Area

Breakfast near Moscone West?

If you can do a late breakfast, Samovar Tea Lounge in Yerba Buena Gardens

Samovar Tea Lounge
730 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Father's Day Brunch near La Jolla


Jun 01, 2010
LAWoman in San Diego

Lunch before Alcatraz Tour

Hog Island in the Ferry Building. One of the greatest, most decadent grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever eaten.


Apr 08, 2010
LAWoman in Chicago Area

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Any idea how the ratatouille compares to the Eggplant Caponata? I had high hopes for the caponata but just didn't care for it.

I'm still grieving for the now retired tomato chutney!

Mar 30, 2010
LAWoman in Chains

Need Rec for Business Dinner near Marriott (4th St)

I would skip First Crush. So many better options in the area.

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Starter box discontinued (at least here in IL). I am completely bummed.

Feb 22, 2010
LAWoman in Chains

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

Add tomato chutney to the casualty list. I can't imagine what I'm going to do w/o this stuff.

Jan 11, 2010
LAWoman in Chains

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in San Francisco

Saha is a great choices for veggies and meat eaters.