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Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

I decided not to ever patronize an Italian sub & pizza after they charged $.50 for hot peppers on an Italian sub. That is cheap and ignorant. And it changed hands since then. I told the man I was doing that too and he shrugged his shoulders. Oh Well, it wasn't the best one in town, was convenient then.

Mar 23, 2015
Nanzi in Not About Food

Corned beef... oven or stove?

I tried a back to back test of the 2 methods once. I preferred the stovetop method. I felt the oven roast was too salty. just my preference, and Hubby loved the salty oven roast. But they were both delicious, we love corned beef. I'm glad I did the test, now I know the difference, side by side on the plate!!

Mar 20, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Maine Lobster or Spiny Lobster?

Oh yes, Maine Lobster WITH all the Tomally(green stuff). It tastes like the essence of lobster flavor. I would never give up, willingly the great claw meat. If you have a little time, you can order a whole New England Lobster Bake. It comes in a big tin can which you add water to and cook on the top of the stove.. It has clams, mussels, new potatoes, sausage, and the specified # of lobsters. Is delivered to your door packed in dry ice. I have NEVER had lobsters that tasted fresher. All in one pack.

Mar 19, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

Cooler of beer as checked baggage

Go to the TSA site and send email. I did and got a prompt reply with an affirmative answer regarding a frozen cooked whole pulled pork roast. Didn't want that baby to get confiscated!!, or appropriated for a TSA's dinner!!

Mar 07, 2015
Nanzi in Not About Food

Blue crab blues

This sure sounds like it was Asian canned crab meat. Fresh Blue Claw is sweet, and firm and white, and isn't fishy smelling. And it is called blue CLAW crab. The claws are the only blue part. Hence the deception on the label.

Mar 07, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

Stuffed cabbage question

The one tip my Mother in Love taught me that I haven't see mentioned is to cut off as much of the heavy 'rib' from the cabbage leaves. It makes for much easier rolling.
Someone mentioned honey, just a little, MIL said brown sugar.
Just my 2 cents!

Mar 02, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Easy things to prep/eat while on crutches

When I had my first Knee replacement I had no problem preparing the food, the problem was getting it from the prep area to the table. This time Mar 9, it won't be a problem....we are retired, and hubby will be there.....as I will when he has his knee replaced the 30th of March. Then we will gimp together and exercise together all summer. Can't wait not to hurt with every step, and he the same!!

Feb 21, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics
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I left the potato soup out last night, is it still safe to eat?

I would eat it. But our house is like 65 degrees.
Have been doing this for years, no one ever ill.
YOUR CALL.

Feb 19, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

When did noodles become pasta?

We never called it pasta until we moved to Ocean County NJ, and were surrounded, literally, by Sicilians. and I learned great recipes from them. Pasta is ingrained in us now!!!

Feb 16, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

Move Over Kale: The Next Super Food is Okra!!

I'm in NO danger of this food fad. One of the 2 things I refuse to eat ever again. I'll just leave more for the rest of you, thank you.

Feb 11, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking
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what's Conpoy?

It has one - the heart at the bottom right of every post!! Seek and ye shall find!!

Feb 06, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

How Long to Cook Corn?

Also the shortest time from the stalk to the pot is very important. The natural sugars in sweet corn start to change to starches right away.

Feb 03, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

How Long to Cook Corn?

In 25 years removed from NJ to Delaware, we found the best sweet corn we've ever had. Grew our own tomatoes and the were never as good as Jerseys. Then we started buying seeds from the Jersey tomatoes we used to grow.
Voila!! Delicious tomatoes again. Rutgers, Brandywine, and BeefMaster were the varieties we loved and have again.

Feb 03, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

How Long to Cook Corn?

I same time and energy by steaming our corn. With one inch of water in bottom of pan, bring to boil, cover pot and time for 4 or 5 min. Corn is so fresh and sweet. Everyone tells us it is some of the best ever.

Feb 03, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

What I Want When I Go Out

I so agree about the noise. 2 restaurants we were fond of were so loud, no music, just voices, that you almost had to yell to be heard across the table. One was a very old tavern, but there has to be some way to soundproof.

Jan 30, 2015
Nanzi in Not About Food

Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

The kids had a pet rat that would bang the top of his cage(even with a brick on top) when I would serve green peas. He loved them.

Jan 30, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

My biggest waste savers are 1. Compost barrel for all non meat waste, and our garden is happy, & 2. I make damn sure we eat all leftovers. That was where my biggest waste was. Totally my fault.
Totally corrected.

Jan 30, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking
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superbowl meatball party

You could also add Swedish Meatballs in a cream sauce(don't forget the nutmeg) The cream sauce is wonderful.

Jan 29, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Chiles Relleno - I can and have made them, but they are too much trouble, and we have a decent Mexican restaurant nearby.

Anyone use Netflix?

We love Netflix. Watch it some, most nights. We also just subscribed to Prime(amazon). We love the freedom from commercials, and the content we can choose. We are especially enjoying the British WW2 and earlier whodoneits. The costuming is beautiful, the old homes so regal and majestic, The old cars are amazing, and the language isn't foul. Yup, we're old, in our early 70's, but not prudes!! Try it. Prime has a 1 month trial before they bill you, Netflix probably has too. Our son showed us on our TV that is smarter than we are.

Jan 19, 2015
Nanzi in Food Media & News

My grandmothers roast beef and her gravy

My Mother in Love made a potroast that had the richest gravy I've ever had. She floured the roast and browned it in bacon grease, just enough for flavor. While it was browning she added sliced carrots and onions, then dehydrated soup greens. When almost done browning, she added about a cup of water, and let that boil down with the veggies & meat. When all that was very well browned, she added water and let it simmer for several hours, at least 3 maybe 4. Removed the meat, strained the liquid then thickened it. If you didn't thicken it, it might be the gravy you are looking for. I've never tasted better roast. It was not pink in the middle, was well done and falling apart. She preferred a rump roast, or a sirloin tip roast.
If this isn't what you're looking for, maybe part of it may help with getting what you are after. She was Hungarian and German though, not a Brit. LOL

Jan 13, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Favorite sushi fillings?

I love raw salmon in most any roll, but when they ad mango to a roll it gives it a unique flavor I go crazy over. I have no idea if this is really a Japanese combination, but it is my favorite. We have also make negimaki at home and thought it tasted just like the restaurant version. It is really quite easy.
The first time I did it, all I had in the house was Steak-Ums, so I used that. Quite tasty, if rather junky, Hahaha. But the next times I used flank steak.

Jan 13, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking
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Pork leg - how long to roast?

Forerunner, Skcup said eating @11 - you're recommending 10 - 12 hours, I see that as putting it in before bed @ 11 pm not 7 or 8 am? Am I off here?

Jan 11, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking

Nasty water in good restaurants

After having had well water at both of our homes the last 49 years, and filtered for the past 25 years, I agree about the chlorine taste. I buy bottled water when we go to our condo. I cannot abide the chlorine taste. And I've gotten nasty water in restaurants too. I completely agree restaurants of good quality should serve filtered water. I never buy bottled water unless on vacation. I have enough problems keeping hydrated without the water being evil tasting.

Jan 10, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics
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What is your favourite thing to do with a chuck steak?

Pot Roast, the flavor is outstanding.

Jan 08, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking
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'Cheese' from the table at pizza places

The last cheese we got for Italian food tasted chalky. Worse than the green can. I checked the ingredients and it had cellulose in it. I then checked the other "shakey" cheeses at the grocery, all but the 4C's brand had it. And it was slivered and powdered, and tasted good. Is anyone else as frustrated with trying to keep our foods at our tables healthy??
It seems nearly everywhere I look, there is garbage of one kind or another in our foods.

Jan 08, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

As an off shoot from Whole Chickens Disappearing.....

Where are the turkey thighs that used to be around?? There are plenty of Turkey breasts, but some of us prefer the thighs. I see then in NONE of the basic groceries we frequent. Where are they going? What are they being used for that they are not also for sale? I see wings, and legs too.

Jan 06, 2015
Nanzi in General Topics

Ok, I'm confused, Make up your minds!!

I've been seeing posts on FB about how bad Ramen is for you, blah, blah, blah, and then today on Yahoo there was an article about how versatile it is and that it is going to be the next big rage in restaurants.
First how is it different from pasta, save shape?
Second who decides what is the next big food???

Jan 06, 2015
Nanzi in Food Media & News

Accommodating a Party Guest-What is Reasonable?

After reading all the comments & suggestions, I will probably come across as a cretin. The guest has been told of this before, but continues to exhibit the same behavior. I would not put myself in the position of having to, or having someone else, play parent to this person. Nice parties are too much work to let one guests compulsive behavior dictate to the rest of my guests, and to me when I will be busy being a hostess to all, not a warden to one. People know when they are out of line, unless they were raised on Mars, and for this person to act dumb when confronted is just a continuation of unacceptable behavior.

Jan 03, 2015
Nanzi in Not About Food

Freezing individual lasagne or ziti portions

Food saver kept ours as fresh as the day I cooked it. Cut into portions, freeze, then bag.

Jan 03, 2015
Nanzi in Home Cooking