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Flagging a food quest

This was one about finding a restaurant in a certain geographical area. I think the name quest makes the board confusing.

about 7 hours ago
melpy in Site Talk

Best Italian Restaurant in North End

Not really red sauce but a great enoteca with delicious Italian food is Carmen Trattoria. Make a reservation there are not many seats.

about 7 hours ago
melpy in Greater Boston Area

Going to be in Baltimore for two days.

I would drive 15 minutes and go to Gunnings or G and M. Get the broiled crabcakes.

about 7 hours ago
melpy in Washington DC & Baltimore

Egg entrees for egg haters?

Latkes with applesauce

about 7 hours ago
melpy in Home Cooking

Going to be in Baltimore for two days.

Seriously best cannoli on East Coast. Buy the shells and cream and fill yourself at home if you are traveling and can transport. They travel really well that way.

1 day ago
melpy in Washington DC & Baltimore

Flagging a food quest

Tried to flag a food quest because I believe it was on the wrong board but the only option that came up was to remove post from site. The off topic and other options were not available. When I came to site talk I tried the same thing but all the options were there. What gives? Can we only suggest the deletion but not movement of Food Quests?

1 day ago
melpy in Site Talk

super budget meals

Pretty much everyone except the OP is talking PP.
I agree these are not what the OP wasa asking.

1 day ago
melpy in Home Cooking

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

Sounds like the woman was rude.

1 day ago
melpy in Not About Food

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

If it requires reheating forget it. Sometimes I will take it out and let it come slowly to room temperature.

1 day ago
melpy in Not About Food

General Tso's Chicken

I like this one by Martha stewart:
http://www.marthastewart.com/314942/l...

It has the flavor but doesn't deep fry or use a heavy breading.

1 day ago
melpy in Home Cooking

Peter Luger in Brooklyn

It is not a romantic quiet dinner for two atmosphere. The early or late dinner doesn't really matter and they are all about keeping things moving. Agree on all points people have made. It was good I liked the experience but I probably won't go back. The bacon was a high point. Dessert was pretty much a waste of time. Find something else fun or special to to for that since you have an early meal.

Apr 13, 2014
melpy in Outer Boroughs

Recent cooking fails?

I went back to my files to see what I had made over the years:

Lighter General Tso's Chicken
Chorizo Stuffed Mini Sweet peppers
Sparkling Strawberry cocktail
Miso glazed cod
Pork Bulgogi

were several that I can find at the moment that were pretty good. The first one especially we have made on multiple ocassions.

Apr 10, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Supermarket pricing.......can someone explain this to me?

Wow! The lowest they ever go here is 1.99 per lb. I think.

There might be a lower price if you buy 10 lbs worth.

Apr 10, 2014
melpy in General Topics

What else can I do with kale and swiss chard?

Use the greens like spinach in lasagne or stuffed shells. Ricotta sauce of some kind and cheese really mask all the healthy.

Apr 09, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

Yes! This is always better with time to sit, same with shrimp scampi.

Apr 09, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Easy Vegan Snacks

Peas make a great dip with pesto type ingredients. Obviously no cheese but the nuts, oil and basil. You can puree as smooth or coarse as youl like.

Roasted red peppers are also really tasty as a dip. A silky tofu can really cut the biterness so it isn't all pepper.

Apr 08, 2014
melpy in Vegetarian & Vegan

Food Franchises That Don't Suck

We get the bowl and veggies and three of the salsas. No one ever denies us a request and the meat portion is large. Way bigger than a 4oz portion. If you are not getting enough food or too many carbs, your location must have some strange regulations in place.

I'm not saying that his other options aren't goo too but I find a lot of enjoyment out of the freshness of the food there.

Apr 08, 2014
melpy in Chains

Food Franchises That Don't Suck

I think they have it in Texas. We didn't get to try it when we were there over the weekend though.

We did try Whataburger and Jack in the Box but they were nothing to write home about.

Apr 08, 2014
melpy in Chains

Table salt or kosher salt?

I have four salts inthe house. Table I bought in my first apartment for baking and still haven't used it all up. Kosher which I use most of the time and I bought. Two were gifts, some pink salt from Hawaii and some trapiani large course salt. All four have a different taste and the table is the one I like the least.

Apr 08, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Cooking time concept eludes me. Please help one more time

If I have no concept of how long i will be testing every five minutes. Plus there is no way to plan what time I want to eat or when to cook everything else. Yes I am going use the thermometer to be sure it is done the way I want but I am not going to check every minute to see this.

Apr 07, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Maybe once a week. Usually beer or wine with dinner. One beer, and a glass or half a bottle of wine depending. I can go months without it though. Drink more withy family and less with my husband. I don't ever drink alone. I don't usually drink at lunch time. I do like Bloody Mary at brunch.

Apr 06, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Cooking for a picky eater...

So what is your point here?

Apr 05, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

9 People Who Will Throw A Wrench In Your Dinner Party

Said every complainer ever on CH.

Apr 05, 2014
melpy in Food Media & News

Menu Planning

I just tried freezing and using wine cubes this week and it was great.

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking
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Cooking for a picky eater...

That I would be miffed at husband if he made that comparison because te flavors are very different and I found cauliflower to be very offensive in flavor until the last sixth months. The texture isn't even similar just the appearance. It would have ruined my broccoli for sure.

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Cooking for a picky eater...

Cauliflower is not white broccoli...

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Cooking for a picky eater...

Haha we call it sexy time too!

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Quintessential Dining Spots for a First-Timer in Manhattan

Reviews about decor and other non chow restaurant gripes.

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Manhattan
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Not Being Able to Reply More than Once

Yes, I was the first poster to being it up and it is still happening sporadically. I can't figure out what the common denominator is when it happens either.

Apr 04, 2014
melpy in Site Talk

April Foods Day Pranks

Sounds like when my parents told my sister that fried eggplant rounds were chicken cutlets. She was only 2 or 3 and it wasn't a prank and she loved it until I spilled the beans.

Apr 03, 2014
melpy in General Topics