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Hot water urn recommendation

Wow, the Zojirushi products look really nice. Interesting that a Japanese company will be closed for Pesach.

1 day ago
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Passover finger foods

Just had another idea. When my kids were little and constantly hungry between meals, I used to give them room temperature baked potatoes as a Pesach snack.
Maybe you could make a more elegant -- but filling -- version by baking fingerling potatoes. Serve with individual paper cups of sour cream and onion dip.

1 day ago
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Hot water urn recommendation

Is it Zakash? I have one & I'm happy with it.

1 day ago
almond tree in Kosher

Passover finger foods

What about using the kebab idea but with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes? Could be baked, grilled or raw, depending on your family preference.

Mar 23, 2015
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Heaviness of a second seder

Charming!
Do these stay crisp for a few days? If I were to make them (won't be this year), I'd want to prepare enough for at least a couple of meals.

Mar 22, 2015
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Non-Seder Passover Recipes/Ideas

Gladly.

3 cans tuna, drained
3 eggs
1 medium-large onion, chopped fine
1 carrot, chopped fine
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
salt & pepper to taste

Mix well. Pour into a greased baking pan (you can spread ketchup over the top at this stage, if you like) and bake at medium for about 30-40 minutes, until firm in center.

Mar 16, 2015
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Peanut Butter and. . .

Just had a moment of panic when I realized I couldn't find my recipe. (Haven't used it in a while.) Then I remember I got it from CH in the 1st place.http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8499...
Thanks CH.

Mar 13, 2015
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Peanut Butter and. . .

Ever tried that recipe where you mix pb with ground pretzel crumbs, shape into balls & cover with chocolate? Addictive!

Gluten-Free Matzoh for Passover Sedar

Maybe you could contact the company that makes the matzoh meal & ask if they also make whole ones? As far as making matzoh from the meal, I suggest that you ask a rabbi whether eating this would be acceptable for the mitzvah.
Good luck.
PS I tasted one brand of the GF KfP oat matzoh last year and it was horrible -- very very bitter.

Mar 11, 2015
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Do You Bother With Q&A Posts?

Is this my dirty little secret or has anyone else noticed that you can upvote as many answers as you want with this type of post?

Mar 05, 2015
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Peanut butter plus....

Not exactly a favorite, but a colleague brought homemade PBJ hamantaschen to work the other day.

Mar 04, 2015
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How to remove flour tortillas from package without tearing them?

John E, you are correct. I did indeed try taking the tortillas out of the package before separating them. I was able to get hold of an edge, but they stuck together in the middle, causing the tearing.
Your roll-up method worked.
You win the prize -- a free quesadilla if you're ever in Jerusalem.

Mar 01, 2015
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How to remove flour tortillas from package without tearing them?

I just tried this tip and it works brilliantly! Thank you.

Feb 26, 2015
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How to remove flour tortillas from package without tearing them?

I just bought a package of white flour tortillas -- my first experience with them. They stick together and then tear when I try to remove them.
Any suggestions, please?

Feb 26, 2015
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Kosher restaurant, take-out & Shabbat in Jacksonville FL?

Jacksonville update: I managed just fine foodwise, although there are currently no kosher restaurants. I brought frozen sliced good bakery bread and 3 kinds of hard cheese with me. Was able to supplement with things like humus, lox, and Mediterranean brand prepared bean salads from the Beaches area Publix ... as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, of course.
Went over to the Jewish neighborhood and bought pizza from the takeout operation at the Etz Chaim synagogue. http://www.tomatocrush.com/home.html. It was $14 for a large pie -- crisp, fresh, tasty and very filling for 2 people.
This past Shabbat I attended a Shabbaton at Etz Chaim. Lovely warm people and communal-style meals.
Now I'm headed back to the land of falafel and shawarma.

Feb 24, 2015
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Is it okay to...

As a teenager, I brought some of my own food into a restaurant ... in Canada. I've never forgotten how the waitress explained to me, very kindly but firmly, that they couldn't allow outside food because it would jeopardize their license with the Board of Health.

Feb 08, 2015
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Hounds, help us decide

If you want to really parse the sentence, "innocent," "slain," and "played" are also potentially questionable.
I repeat, let's just stick to food.

Feb 03, 2015
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Kosher restaurant, take-out & Shabbat in Jacksonville FL?

Thanks! Do those supermarkets have any ready-to-eat kosher foods like rotisserie chickens?

Feb 02, 2015
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Hounds, help us decide

Or we could stick to discussing food.

Feb 01, 2015
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chicken on a budget

Chicken in Spiced Tomato Sauce
A flavorful Middle Eastern-style dish, adapted from Faye Levy's recipe in the Jerusalem Post many years ago. I have made it many times, and everyone enjoys it, including my picky kids. The chicken comes out really moist because of the sauce.
2 tsp. olive oil
2 large onions, sliced thin
6 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
dash black pepper
800 gram (about 25 oz) can diced tomatoes, with their juice
1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken pieces
1 290 gram (about 10 oz) can chickpeas, drained (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley, optional
In a large roasting pan, mix well oil, onions, garlic and spices. Bake for 5-10 min at medium heat. (This makes your kitchen smell great!) Add chicken and tomatoes & mix well. Bake 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally. If it starts getting dry, add a little water. Can be refrigerated for a couple of days or frozen & reheated. Add the chickpeas and/or coriander, if desired, shortly before serving.
Serve with rice.
NOTE: To make this a one-dish supper, you can add leftover cooked vegetables, such as green beans or zucchini, to the sauce.

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Jan 31, 2015
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Question about wontons for Chinese Hot Pot

The traditional way to prepare kreplach, which are similar to wonton, is to precook before adding to your soup. I prepare them in quantity, cook until they float to the top of the liquid, freeze in batches and then put them in chicken soup. The taste and texture are fine.
So if you are worried about food safety issues related to adding them raw to the hot pot, I think you'll be fine precooking the wonton.

Jan 31, 2015
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Hounds, help us decide

Agree with your post in general.
In response to "I'd hate to see Chowhound become that sort of focus every time a tragedy happens," I personally would hate it even more if CH became that sort of focus SOME times a tragedy happens. The idea of members deciding which tragedies are worth mentioning and which can be ignored is disturbing.

Looking for advice for guest with crohns

A pareve cholent would be welcome in cold weather and wouldn't involve flour, sugar or nuts.

Jan 28, 2015
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potato kuggel

"the usual creamy goodness that kugel is supposed to be"
Yes!!! I forgot to mention that IMO, the more eggs the better.
Enjoy your kugel and stay warm.

Jan 26, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Philly

Do you know if there's anything kosher at the Philly airport?

Jan 25, 2015
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potato kuggel

Well, maybe you could try a smaller pan. If you don't add any baking soda or powder, your mixture will not rise much as it bakes -- unlike, say, a cake -- so you can heap it pretty close (about 1/2 - 1 inch) to the top edge of your pan.
Aside from that I agree with previous posters about not using fillers but adding plenty of black pepper. And bake until it's really good and dark brown on the outside.
Good luck.

Jan 21, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

potato kuggel

Do you mean thin like watery or not very high in the pan?

Jan 21, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

jerusalem, israel

I just phoned them & they confirmed that they have switched to meat.

Have you ever reinvented the wheel?

I thought I was the ultimate foodie when I added an overripe persimmon to my gazpacho mix. Googled it afterwards ... yeah, already a thing (but it sure tasted good).

Jan 15, 2015
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First time posters

Maybe we should have 2 different terms for posters -- thread-starters & thread-commenters??
Hang around NAF for a while & you may start thinking that Dear Abby refers her in-box overflow to CH.

Jan 15, 2015
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