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the Mason jars that Sarabeth's jams are packaged in....

Grey and GH---Thanks for your great suggestions. I'll contact Sarabeth's directly.

Jul 30, 2014
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the Mason jars that Sarabeth's jams are packaged in....

Can they be used for canning? They are labeled "Mason" and they have 1/2 cup markings on the side...... But I don't want to get them mixed in with my "real" canning jars if I can't use them for canning.

Thanks.

Jul 29, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Best Ground Sausage in Minneapolis?

Widmer's in St. Paul has wonderful hot Italian sausage.

Jul 28, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

cutting board made of Corian

Great idea to use it as a serving piece/cheese board. It's a really pretty grey color so most cheeses would look great on it.

Thanks, guys.

Jul 20, 2014
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cutting board made of Corian

YOU GUYS RULE! Thanks very much for your responses. I will keep it, but use it only as a base for hot appliances.
Thanks!

Jul 20, 2014
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cutting board made of Corian

When we redid our kitchen eons ago, we put in Corian countertops. The company that installed the countertops gave us a cutting board made of Corian. I've never used it, thinking that it would not be good for my knives. But maybe it wouldn't hurt the knives. Does anyone know?

Thanks!

Jul 19, 2014
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Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

Thanks, Kaleo, for the tip on the VB outlet. I have it bookmarked.

Ruthie---I had to look up Steelite! Are you referring to the white serving pieces that look classic and durable? I also learned that Bloomingdales carries their own brand (Hudson Park) and I may get some of their less expensive serving pieces which look very similar in color/finish to the Villeroy Boch Anmut.

Lagatta--Thanks for the vote of confidence on the relatively small space for food (because of the larger rims). And I really like the Anmut bowls too, especially the rice bowl which I think will be very useful for the kinds of food I cook.

Jul 07, 2014
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Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

Everyone,
Thanks for these very helpful responses. Now I just have to watch for sales and pull the trigger.
Thanks again.

Jul 06, 2014
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Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

Oh my! Acapulco really is dreadful......

Jul 05, 2014
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Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

Foisgras, Ruthie, and Duffy--Thanks for your responses. Yesterday I think I might have found the pattern of my dreams---It's Villeroy Boch's Anmut:
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/pr...

I would get only dinner plates, salad plates, mugs, and rice bowls. At some point I would probably cave in and also get the rimmed soup bowls and the small fruit/sauce dishes.

My only concern is that the largish rims on the plates leave only a smallish un-rimmed area in the center of the plate for food. But I really want to serve smaller portions so this may not be a problem.

Comments, anyone? This is a BIG decision...

Thanks.

Jul 05, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

Just wondering in anyone has Wedgewood Night and Day and if you like it. I find it really appealing, but I wonder if very plain white china would remain more appealing over the years.

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/pr...

Jul 04, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Need a restaurant for Monday, June 30

We made a reservation for 112 Eatery, but I was so totally exhausted by the end of the day I knew I would not be able to walk there or stay awake past 8 pm. So we cancelled that reservation and I had a large glass of wine at home and then some take out Italian food. I was in bed and sound asleep by 8 pm!
But thanks to your great suggestions, we will be celebrating soon at 112 Eatery. I was also very interested in the menu offerings at Zentral and Haute Dish, so we will try to visit those places as well.
Thanks, 'hounds, for the great suggestions.

Jul 02, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Great info, Dobs! Thank you very much. I had no idea Pullivuyt USA is based in MN! And I will be scouring the Tuesday Mornings :0)

Good luck with the fixer upper!

Jun 30, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Roxlet,

Thank you very much! Extremely helpful. I think I am willing to live with more breakage/chipping in return for more delicate plates.

What? No coffee with dessert? How can this be? Is it about not wanting caffeine after dinner? (We serve decaf at night.) Is wanting coffee with sweets a Midwestern thing? (I'm a Minnesotan.)

Jun 29, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Hi Roxlet,

Again, thank you for your gracious response. By mix and match, I mean, for example, serving dessert on a Revol plate with coffee in a Puillivuyt mug.

And I do think I am perhaps being a little too oc! But these responses are reassuring, and I do appreciate them.

So----- it seems to me that a big plus of buying Revol/Apilco/Puillivuyt is that you would be able to find almost anything you could possibly want/need from the THREE different brands and they all look just fine used together. That is a big plus in my book.

And I am very interested in the Revol because of your description of it as more delicate. I HATE heavy plates.

Jun 29, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Roxlet---Thank you again! And now another question---is the color of the Revol similar enough to Apilco/Pullivuyt that you can mix and match?

Jun 29, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Where do you purchase Revol in the states?

Roxlet and LYC---THANK YOU!

Jun 28, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Roxlet and Lyc---Thank you VERY much.

May I ask if you are both satisfied with your Apilco/Pullivuyt dinnerware?

Thanks.

Jun 28, 2014
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Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

bumping this up----does anyone know?
thanks!

Jun 28, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Need a restaurant for Monday, June 30

Thanks very much for these suggestions, everyone. I appreciate it.

Jun 27, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Apilco and Pullivuyt in San Francisco?

Hi SF 'hounds,
What store(s) in SF carry Apilco and Pullivuyt dinnerware?
Thanks.

Jun 26, 2014
soccermom13 in San Francisco Bay Area

Cysna is a genius :0)

Hey Cysna---
We will be in San Francisco for our yearly 4th of July mini-vac. Any more "food neighborhood walks" you can suggest?
Thanks!

Jun 26, 2014
soccermom13 in San Francisco Bay Area

Need a restaurant for Monday, June 30

On Monday, June 30, if all goes well, I will finish a 15 month project. DH and I will go out to eat and I plan to have TWO (not just one :0) drinks. Can you suggest a resto or two? My criteria:
** in city of Mpls downtown or warehouse district/loop, but not too close to the Twins game (they play at 7:10 pm)
**excellent drinks
**I'll be in a non-cutting edge, non-trendy food mood and more in a delicious, comfort food mood. Steak would work, but other foods could work too.
**Prices should not be too high.
**I like almost everything (except not Sushi)
**the 123 Eatery menu looked good, but it looks like they only serve wine

Thanks for any and all suggestions you have.

Jun 26, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

That is a great idea, Marisco, but I don't own any yet. I am hoping that perhaps a Chowhounder or two out there has used them together (or specifically chosen NOT to use them together) and can share with me his/her reasons for doing do.
Thanks.

Jun 26, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar?

Is the color of Apilco and Pullivuyt similar enough that I could use mugs from one and dinner plates from the other without it appearing that they are different brands? I love Apilco Tuileries, but not the mugs in that pattern. And there are some Pullivuyt mugs I really like.

Thanks!

Jun 25, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Looking for delicious, inexpensive food within a 1-2 mile radius of Surdyks

That's what I was afraid of, Meljohns: "There aren't a lot of really good places that are cheap downtown, especially ones open after 2."

Question for Anne in Mpls--what's good to order at Holy Land?

Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. I really appreciate them.

Jun 18, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for delicious, inexpensive food within a 1-2 mile radius of Surdyks

Great suggestions, guys, and I have noted them all. Not many are from the downtown area of Mpls. Are there not very many good, cheap eateries in downtown Mpls?

Thank you, 'hounds!

Jun 17, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for delicious, inexpensive food within a 1-2 mile radius of Surdyks

Thanks very much, Jordan. Anything in downtown Mpls that comes to mind?

Jun 16, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for delicious, inexpensive food within a 1-2 mile radius of Surdyks

We just moved to Mpls after living in St. Paul forever. DH and I have a list of St. Paul-Mpls restaurants where we feel we get good food for a very reasonable price. Some examples:

**Quang on Eat Street
**Cafe Latte
**D'Amico pizza
**Several Asian restos along University Avenue
**Tea House
**La Colonia on Central
**Fasika

We'd like to find similar places that are within walking distance of our new digs by Surdyks. We are great walkers and have no problem heading across the river into downtown MInneapolis---but we just don't know what's there that's cheap and good. And there are probably some great options on our side of the river too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Jun 15, 2014
soccermom13 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

I love Cook's Country (at least I think it's CC; might be Cook's Illustrated) Texas Sheet Cake. Super easy to make, serves an army, and it's delicious.

I'll send up prayers for good weather! Have fun.

Jun 02, 2014
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