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What do Digestives Biscuits taste like?

What do they taste like? Delicious!!
They are perfectly crisp, a little sweet, a little salty. Some like hob nobs have oats and are more textured. They definitely do not have that molasses flavor some graham crackers have, are more like animal cookies. Would make a delicous s'more!

Feb 25, 2015
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Sicilian pizza in Stamford

I really like Renapoli in Old Greenwich. They make a sicilian style but I have never tried it. Considering how good the other styles are it is probably worth trying!

recs for teas/juices/soups/drinks/other foods that act as decongestants

Try drinking apple cider vinegar, mix a tablespoon or so with water, or make a shrub type drink with juice and water.

Best Colada (cuban coffee) in Miami Beach area?

Apparently one used to be able to buy these anywhere around Miami Beach, but now they are much harder to find. Where can I get a good colada in the area?

Moldy pasta sauce, help

Thanks all, I like to think I know a lot about food and food safety but I did not realize that once opened a jar of pasta sauce will really only last a week in the fridge. Salsa, jelly, ketchup etc can last months so I suppose that's where my misconception came from.
I will have to portion out and freeze.

Jan 15, 2015
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Moldy pasta sauce, help

Everytime I leave an opened jar of pasta sauce in the fridge for more than a couple weeks it gets a big chunk of mold on top. It has happened with various brands and with the jar stored in different locations in the fridge, on the door and on the shelf.
I either pour it from the jar into a cold pan so no steam gets in or use a clean spoon and always screw the lid back on tight. Does anyone else have this problem? What am I doing wrong? This doesn't happen with any other product in my fridge.

Jan 15, 2015
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Barcelona

I don't think so, but obviously with different chefs and managers at each things will be different. The bartenders at the Greenwich location are much better too, more professional and knowledgeable.

Barcelona

I have eaten recently at Greenwich and Stamford, and a while ago in South Norwalk. I think the food at the one in Greenwich is better, I also enjoy the atmosphere more. I also like how the bar space in Greenwich is larger and not enclosed.

First food thought this morning

My first thought was a reminder to myself that today was a complimentary Thanksgiving lunch at the office (with fried turkeys!) and therefore to have a light breakfast, I ate a grapefruit after hitting the gym!

Nov 24, 2014
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Graham flour in CT New Haven/Fairfield counties

Thanks for replying to your post. I have come across a few recipes that call for it and it sounds tastier than regular flours! Had only not found it at Stop&Shop and Whole Foods in Greenwich but didn't realize it was not so readily available.

looking for a diff. stuffing recipe

Greek style stuffing is great, and very different from traditional bread stuffing.
Versions I have had are similar to this recipe, adding the raisins is a must! http://www.cooks.com/recipe/rb0hy51s/...

Oct 28, 2014
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Working in Greenwich - Nearby lunch options for take-out/delivery

I have been wanting to try Los Gemelos, will have to get there soon.
I feel like I need a shower after a Layla's session!
If we are getting lunch delivered, some decent choices that you didn't mention are Kira Sushi, Pasta Vera (good salads and paninis), City Limits Diner.
Tarry Market makes great sandwiches with fresh roasted meat.

Herbes de Provence - uses

Aside from adding it to roasted chicken or veggies, I like to make herbes de provence butter. Just add the herbs to melted butter, then pour that over popcorn, or saute veggies in it. Just recently I sauteed corn and already baked butternut squash, was delicious!

Oct 07, 2014
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USA Yogurt Recommendations

Try Wallaby, I find the texture and flavor similar to the Yeo Valley yogurt I frequently ate on a recent visit to the UK.

Sep 04, 2014
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"Cute" inexpensive lunch spot in Southern Fairfield county?

I really like Capriccio, many options on the lighter side, and great outdoor seating.
Le Pain Quotidien is nice, one on Greenwich Ave, one at Harbor Pt...although they have it in NYC.
Meli Melo on Greenwich Ave.

PALOMA, Stamford, CT great restaurant!!

I ate here Saturday night, it was very busy. (Sign of the Whale rooftop bar was also packed!)
Drinks were good, food was okay. Service was terrible. There were extended periods of time where our server was nowhere to be found, drinks took 25 mins to come out and we still had not placed our order by then. Food also took a very long time to arrive. For every food item or cocktail we asked about, the server simply said it was phenomenal, the best, amazing... not very helpful when looking for suggestions! Once the food arrived, I found flavors to be rather plain and uninspired.
Will give a second try since the atmosphere was fun and setting was nice.

What food do you wash that you're sure no one else does?

I think I wash everything but bananas. I do wash onions and garlic cloves.
Any skin or peel that will be sliced thru, transferring whatever is on the outside to the inside should be washed.
I also rinse frozen fruit.

Aug 14, 2014
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Does Excellent Canned Whipped Cream Exist?

I recently had Cabot brand whipped cream, its fairly natural and I thought it was delicious. I got it at Whole Food, I'm in CT.

Aug 05, 2014
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PRETZEL BUNS AND/OR BREAD -- STAMFORD, GREENWICH

Whole Foods in Greenwich sells a pretzel bread at their bakery and a line of packaged pretzel rolls.

What Can I Make with Honey Roasted Peanuts?

I would try making peanut flour out of them, then use that in baking.

Jul 31, 2014
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What to do with leftover green beans.

I love stewed green beans, I usually start with fresh but probably does not make a difference if pre-cooked.
Just saute onion in oil, add canned tomatoes, then green beans and sliced zucchini, potatoes if you have. Add water just to barely cover. Boil then simmer until veggies are tender.

Jul 24, 2014
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Restaurant week dispute

Obviously, the reservation was made in order to cash in on the restaurant week deal and your group may have gone elsewhere if it weren't restaurant week. But, you do not have to participate! The restaurant loves getting you in the door then enticing you with more appealing options from the regular (more expensive) menu.
Also, women tend to like the smaller portions associated with restaurant week, as it is sometimes just the right amount of food for us. So let her do her thing and you do yours!

Love my new immersion blender

I bought a Cuisinart Stick blender, it only has one attachment. I wonder if I can buy a whisking attachment for it.

Jul 10, 2014
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Love my new immersion blender

Yes, I am definitely looking forward to make a cold pea soup and gazpacho!

Jul 07, 2014
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Love my new immersion blender

I just purchased an immersion blender and love it! It works very efficiently and clean up is so easy! So far have been making fruit smoothies and plan to try soup. What do you use yours for? Any favorite recipes?

Jul 07, 2014
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You may laugh at me, but please stop long enough to answer my question

I always get new or clean the utensils if they have touched raw meat, I think it is a great practice. Another thing I don't like is when people handle the raw meat then touch the salt/pepper grinder and seasonings. If you use them on your prepared meal later you are contaminating your hands.

Jul 07, 2014
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Eats near Greenwich?

Tarry Lodge is one of my favorites. You can do a full meal or sit at the bar and just have pizza, atmosphere is classy yet casual. Also you can go around the corner to Tarry Market and pick up snacks for later. The Kneaded Bread Bakery next door is also delicious.
I also like Barcelona, it has a lively crowd later in the evening.
L'Escale is great for lunch on a nice day, beautiful views, but can get pricey for dinner. For a much more casual outdoor lunch I like Cappriccio in Stamford.

What am I doing wrong with my brownie recipes?

The recipe on the back of the Ghirardelli chocolate baking bar for fudgy brownies never fails me, the recipe is here: http://www.ghirardelli.com/recipes-ti...

Jun 24, 2014
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Best Bar to watch the World Cup

I live in southern CT but think it would be fun to watch some of the World Cup games on a Saturday in Manhattan. Any suggestions? Any outdoor venues that would be showing the games?

Jun 03, 2014
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How do you use up your leftover vegetables?

Depends on what they are. If raw zucchini, eggplant, peppers, etc I will make a baked ratatouille. If root vegetable or greens I will make an asian flavored soup. If vegetables were previously steamed I will add to salads.

May 06, 2014
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