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Tim Tams in America

They seem to be a regular grocery item here in Jerusalem.
I've tried them and find them ok, nothing special.

2 days ago
almond tree in General Topics

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

I guess that recipe must be really yummy, because someone linked to it on this thread a week ago already :).

Jul 30, 2015
almond tree in Kosher
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your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

Here's another one. Slice thin:
2 raw beet
2 oranges
2 avocados
1/2 red onion
Mix. Serve chilled on romaine or raw spinach leaves with your favorite citrusy dressing.
Pretty colors!

Jul 30, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Your food world and computers

I look up restaurant menus on the Web to compare offerings and prices.
Like a previous poster, I use online recipes only as a jumping-off place, listening to my instincts and correcting when appropriate.

Jul 26, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Your food world and computers

Why deliberately wrong?
Is that a requirement for food bloggers, like being unable to refrain from saying "chop finely" (sic) or misusing "it's"?

Jul 26, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Pea soup

Yes, butter turns into little congealed blobs. OO doesn't, giving the chilled soup a pleasanter mouth feel.

Jul 24, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Looking for dairy-free entrees and sides

Or kosher recipes. Recipes containing meat or classified as pareve (neither meat nor milk, like many vegetable or fish preparations, for example) contain not a trace of dairy.
Good luck, and good health to your husband!

Jul 23, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

Yes, I'm talking about beets "slow roasted whole and in the skins."
Maybe American beets are sugarier than my local ones?

Jul 22, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

Perceptions in taste, not preferences

Just saw one on CH. Someone talked about beets glazed with the natural sugars they exude when roasted.
I like roasted beets as well as the next hound, but I've never noticed them giving off noticeable amounts of sugars.

Jul 21, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

August DOTM Nominations thread is AWOL!

Here's another thread that mysteriously disappeared today:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019...
The topic was "Summery pareve salads for Shabbat" on the Kosher board.

Jul 21, 2015
almond tree in Site Talk

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

It sounds yummy & easy to roast while you're baking challah or cake.

Jul 20, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

Not quite a salad, but a tray of cold soup "shots" is nice, either one variation or a selection.

Roast an eggplant till very soft while you're baking challah or cake for Shabbat. Serve room temp or cold, slit lengthwise and drizzled with tehina. Very simple but an attractive presentation.

In the same oven, roast a few beets. When cool, peel, slice and add slivered onion, lemon juice or wine vinegar, and salt.

Sliced raw beets are nice combined with avocado, orange and raw spinach -- great colors!

Jul 19, 2015
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

It's not a "paper," it's a reprint of a blog post by a woman who apparently makes a living teaching parents how to feed their kids.
Sorry, but she sounds she's making big deal over not much.
I gave my children nutritious snacks on demand, as well as offering them healthful, appealing meals. They have always enjoyed food and mealtime and are now slim and well-proportioned young adults.

Jul 16, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

I can see how it would be disappointing without real cream. Kind of like strawberry shortcake without real strawberries.
Next time you're in Jerusalem, try the version at either Lechem shel Tomer or Lechem v'Od ... or try both, just for scientific comparison purposes :)

Jul 15, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

Well, I was going to say millefeuilles, but I thought that was too much work.
What was the cream sub in the parve shortcake?

Jul 15, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

Strawberry shortcake

Jul 15, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Ideas/Recommendations for Lamb Shoulder

I chose this (thanks for the other suggestions, folks) and -- unusually for me -- followed the recipe to a T. At dinnertime I opened the foil and sank a knife into the lamb with trepidation.
It ended up meltingly tender. I could have cut it with a spoon.
Birthday boy and guests loved it.

Jul 14, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Ideas/Recommendations for Lamb Shoulder

I bought a 4-lb bone-in lamb shoulder for my son's birthday Tuesday. I'd like to roast it. Should I marinate it first? Serve it with a sauce?
My son said he doesn't want it to be too fruity. The preparation also needs to be kosher-friendly.
Thanks.

Jul 12, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Eating Alone

Here's a nice thread that deals with motivating yourself to cook & eat well when you're alone:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8132...
Good luck. It does get easier.

Jul 09, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

What are some ingredients you don't like to use?

Artificial vanilla -- gaaack! Ruins baked goods for me. If I don't have or can't afford real vanilla, I just leave it out.
Bananas, because they taste & smell rotten.
More than a hint of sweet ingredients (honey, fruit, etc) in a savory dish.

Jul 09, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

What Unusual or Uncommon Vegetables Do You Eat - And how do you prepare them?

Is kohlrabi considered unusual in the US?
I peel it and eat it raw -- it's crunchy & juicy, very refreshing on hot days. Tastes something like cabbage.
It can also be grated into salad or cut in chunks as a veg soup ingredient.

Jun 26, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

I've heard the no-beverage rule explained as "You might choke if you wash down a big hunk of food with a liquid."

Jun 25, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

The 30 BAD site, like so many internet sites, is not dispensing knowledge, but rather some weird kind of pseudo-science/make-believe.
I feed my 3-yr-old dog good-quality non-vegan dry food and she is thriving -- lots of energy, glossy coat, healthy teeth, no "doggy breath."
Good luck and enjoy your dog.

Jun 25, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Hot water urn recommendation

I thought that was Japanese ;-)

Jun 25, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

What does your vet recommend?

Jun 25, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Hot water urn recommendation

UPDATE: My Zakash urn just broke -- one of the plastic handles snapped after 9 months of once-a-week gentle use. It was within the one-year warranty period, so I tried to exchange it, only to find out that the warranty covers electrical components only.
I think this was my 6th Shabbat urn in the past 10 years! I'v tried both the pump and the faucet kind, with similar results.
Are they really that delicate?

Jun 25, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

The 30-day water fast (for dogs) one poster raved about, for starters.

Jun 21, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

My kids ate what the grownups ate, though sometimes I had second thoughts about this policy ... as when one of them developed an insatiable & expensive appetite for asparagus.
As young adults they are still appreciative & unfussy eaters.
The only hesitation ever shown toward a new food was by my oldest. When he was 2, I offered him a bite of my steak in a restaurant. He burst into tears & sobbed, "I DON'T want a snake!"

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

Thanks!

Jun 18, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Chicken help!

Lowbrow but tasty (& easy) -- Sloppy Joes made with minced cooked chicken instead of ground beef. My kids loved these when they were little.