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Wild about Gazpacho -- Comment Appears 5 Times

I rated & commented on a gazpacho recipe on Chow. It appeared as 5 discrete posts, starting with a 2-star rating, all the way up to 5 stars. My verbal remark was the 5th "comment."
Could only get part of the fun into a screenshot.

May 22, 2015
almond tree in Site Talk

Gazpacho

Easy and good

May 22, 2015
almond tree in Recipes

My jaw is wired shut!

Sounds like a recipe my son and I will both enjoy :)

May 21, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

My jaw is wired shut!

Thanks for the reply. Will try this.

May 21, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

My jaw is wired shut!

Glad you're all better.
No Whole Foods or Trader Joes within a few thousand miles (we live in Israel).
Were you able to eat anything with melted cheese? I was thinking about making a potato-cheese soup or mac'n'cheese but am afraid it will be too gooey to get through the wires.

May 21, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

My jaw is wired shut!

My (young adult) son's jaw has just been wired shut for the 2nd time in 2 months. He's kind of tired of milkshakes and smoothies and wants more savory stuff.
I'm looking for nitty-gritty practical cooking tips. "Just blend everything" doesn't always work out. Tiny bits of fiber or seeds get stuck in the wires. Adding enough liquid to make food easy to drink tends to overly dilute flavor. (We keep kosher so can't put chicken broth in, say, blended cream soup.) Wondering whether, if I blend mac'n'cheese, the gooey cheese will stick in the wires.
I also don't have huge amounts of time to invest in cooking, blending, straining, etc.
So far, blended split pea or lentil soup has worked out the best.
Any more ideas, please?
TIA

May 21, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Both the blogs you suggested look interesting, but I especially like the "sous chef" and crumb catcher on cookieandkate.

May 13, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

So Confused

First of all, welcome to Chowhound.
Your first post was made in Q & A format, which is supposed to be for people who just want a quick answer to a simple question. If you'd like to engage more, click on Discussion format (under where it says "Chowhound Commmunity") the next time you put up a new post.

May 13, 2015
almond tree in Site Talk

How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Yes, I do that often, but would also like a quick way to find kosher dairy recipes that I don't have to alter ... or a recipe website that others have had good experiences with.

May 11, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Joy of Kosher appeared in the results when I googled "kosher cream ..." but all the recipes seemed to be pareve.
But I must confess, though, that because I'm so busy during the week, I have a habit of starting my Shabbos cooking around noon on Friday AND I get all ambitious, wanting to try new things.
Tends to dull the old Google search skills, I guess.

May 10, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

That sounds interesting. I'm usually hesitant to buy cookbooks because I end up using just a few recipes, but this one sounds worthwhile.

May 10, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Well, yeah. But that's not what I was asking.

May 10, 2015
almond tree in Kosher
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Decided to go dairy this past Friday night. I wanted to start with cream of mushroom soup, based on guess what? *Cream*.
1st google result was tons of recipes that included cream ... & chicken stock.
2nd result (when I searched "kosher cream of mushroom) was lots of pareve soups.
3rd ("vegetarian" c of m) - vegan.
4th ("dairy") - NON-dairy.
Finally I gave up & just improvised my own version. And very tasty it was. Wish there were leftovers I could have for lunch today, but it was gobbled up.
But I'm wondering - with Shavuos coming up, do any of you have tried & true online sources for kosher dairy recipes - or ideas for improving my search process?

May 09, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

Well, I guess I'm a big baby ... or maybe because I just had a birthday & am still in celebrating mood ... but I would like some acknowledgement.
If you're up for the extra work, separate cakes in different flavors would be nice, as well as providing a choice of tastes for the guests.

Avocado seed find!

Glad you are ok

May 05, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

First kosher in Dumbo

I thought it might be in Disneyland. Early in the morning here :)

May 05, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Avocado seed find!

Attribution, please.

May 05, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking
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is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

Whatever it means, it must be pretty stinking amazing.

Eeek! Mouse-proofing my pantry?

I tried this in my kitchen. It was expensive and a lot of work. Although it made the room smell nice, it did not deter the mice in the slightest.

May 03, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Kosher Passion Fruit Wine

I had some of this on Shabbat as a l'chaim between courses: http://www.kosherwine.com/morad-danue...
My neighbors had picked it up at the winery on the way back to Jerusalem from Tsfat.
Very nice -- light and tangy, with a clean, pure passion fruit flavor.

May 03, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

Just as long as you don't say tumor-ick.

air travel with sushi

Meat is specifically not allowed by Customs.

Apr 25, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

air travel with sushi

Why not just put it in your checked bag -- properly packaged, of course?

Apr 23, 2015
almond tree in General Topics

Jerusalem: best hotel breakfast, best vegetarian /dairy meals

And for snacks, pastries, bread and great coffee, there's Lechem shel Tomer, a Jerusalem bakery with several branches in Rechavia, Old Katamon, Talpiot and Arnona. They each have a tiny but charming seating area.
Geveret Borekas in the shuk has very good borekas with a wide variety of fillings, either dairy or pareve (& the price is right). Two big tables outside. I like the iced passion fruit drink.

Baby chowhound

Take a photo when you offer your daughter her first bit of solid food. I did this with my oldest son and the look of consternation on his face is priceless.

Jerusalem: best hotel breakfast, best vegetarian /dairy meals

Soyo is fairly small -- might be best to reserve if you plan to go. I ate there once and was underwhelmed with my crepe, which was dry and hard. That was last summer, though. Maybe things have improved since.
I also ate at Ness a few months ago when it was its former, smaller incarnation. My quiche was dry and the mushrooms were hard. (Seems to be a theme, doesn't it?)
The main dairy restaurant at the Israel Museum is under the same management as Ticho House and is a pleasant child-friendly spot for a simple lunch or dinner. food is pretty good. You don't have to pay admission to the museum to get into the restaurant, although the kids would probably enjoy the children's wing and the outdoor exhibits.

Hot water urn recommendation

I've had several pump urns and found that they die pretty quickly.

Apr 20, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

Random People Who Rate...

Another solution would be to accept ratings only together with a review.
And, ideally, ban all reviews that say, "I haven't tried this yet, but it looks yummy!" ... but now we're talking about a perfect world ...

Manischewitz, Lieber's, etc. How do they do it?

I think Gefen KlP tomato sauce is pretty good compared to Hunt's. (I traditionally make stuffed peppers with tom sauce as one Pesach meal, by request.)

Apr 16, 2015
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Apr 16, 2015
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