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Big birthday picnic in the park - what did I get myself into?

Understood, and, thanks!

Jun 21, 2013
LoDega in Home Cooking

Big birthday picnic in the park - what did I get myself into?

Wow! That's very, very cool.

May 31, 2013
LoDega in Home Cooking

Big birthday picnic in the park - what did I get myself into?

Thanks! I'm planning on taking on probably too much of it on my own, but I certainly will have help.

May 30, 2013
LoDega in Home Cooking

Big birthday picnic in the park - what did I get myself into?

No meat due to guests. No mayo due to, well, squeamishness on my part. I figure we can do without it.

Looking for lunch. Sadly no grill. So sad!

May 30, 2013
LoDega in Home Cooking

Big birthday picnic in the park - what did I get myself into?

My daughter's 1st birthday party will be at the end of June, in a local park, and it looks like 50-60 family members and friends will be showing up. Hooray! Now, what do I feed them? And how?

My thoughts are: no mayo, no meat. Otherwise, pretty much everything is game. There will be watermelon, cake, iced tea, strawberry lemonade, and water for sure. The rest is pretty much up in the air.

Do you have any great salads for feeding a crowd on a (potentially) hot summer day?

May 30, 2013
LoDega in Home Cooking

Boring hamburgers into exciting _________?

Last night we made some uninspired burgers and there are two left. I thought maybe they'd make OK Sloppy Joe's, or turn into chili, or maybe tacos... but maybe there's something better to be done. Or some suggestions on how to do any of the above. What do you think? Worse comes to worst, we'll just have boring hamburgers again and be done with it. Whatchoo got?

Mar 29, 2012
LoDega in Home Cooking

Ideas for using duck prosciutto?

I have a Macaroni & Cheese cookbook with a recipe for M&C with duck prosciutto. I've never found the ingredient, so I haven't tried it out, but that would be the first thing on my mind if I encountered the stuff!

Feb 09, 2012
LoDega in Home Cooking

Fantastic Poblano Peppers....Recipes Other Than Chile Rellenos???

I'm glad you love it! The one time I have had this dish, I found it too sweet. But I should try again!

Feb 02, 2012
LoDega in Home Cooking

Fantastic Poblano Peppers....Recipes Other Than Chile Rellenos???

http://www.themijachronicles.com/2010...

This is a thorough and excellent explanation of the dish.

Jan 30, 2012
LoDega in Home Cooking

Happy Robbins? Happy Robin's?

Thank you so much, ren hoek! I'm glad I checked back. Those sound like terrific places, and I wish I'd been to both.

Jul 06, 2009
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

Must Haves for Newly Kosher Kitchen

Thanks, everyone! I do love cooking, and this is all good advice.

Mar 24, 2009
LoDega in Cookware

Must Haves for Newly Kosher Kitchen

Hi there. I'm getting married in August and my fiance wants to keep a kosher house. He doesn't cook much, so it doesn't represent much of a transition for him. I cook a lot, however, and the prospect is daunting to me. Happily, we're probably about to be given a lot of kitchen stuff in the immediate future...

In any case, I'm trying to figure out what I should be looking for, in order to keep an organized and efficient kitchen-space, while at the same time respecting the needs of kashrut. I also want to be considerate in our registry and not look like we're out of control registry maniacs.

So, if you were building a kitchen arsenal from scratch, given these parameters, what would you not want to live without?

Mar 17, 2009
LoDega in Cookware

Stuffed red cabbage- am I insane?

Thanks so much! As it turns out, we ended up with a radicchio instead this week, but I will do this next time a red cabbage graces my fridge.

Nov 21, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Stuffed red cabbage- am I insane?

lucyis: Un-stuffed sounds like the way to go. Do you have a specific recipe for the meatballs and sauce? This is my first attempt at the dish (stuffed or otherwise.) Thanks!

Nov 19, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Stuffed red cabbage- am I insane?

Oh, wow! I'm definitely trying this.

Nov 19, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Stuffed red cabbage- am I insane?

Thanks so much, everyone!

Nov 19, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Stuffed red cabbage- am I insane?

I have a red cabbage on the way and a hankering for old world fare. Would it be wrong, bad, and less than tasty to make an Eastern-European-style stuffed cabbage with a red head?

Nov 18, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Stalking Ho Fun in Queens

Thanks, lwong! I live west of there, so I guess I walked the wrong way. None of the smaller shops seem to have Ho Fun in obvious places. Next time I will ask.

Nov 18, 2008
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

Stalking Ho Fun in Queens

I hope that title doesn't get me pitched from here; I'm only looking for noodles! I have two gorgeous bunches of Chinese broccoli (Gail Lan, Guy Lon, Kai Lan, what have you) from my CSA, a terrific Pad See Ew recipe (www.thaitable.com/Thai/recipes/Pad_Se...)
AND NO NOODLES.

Two trips today (11am and 4pm) to Pacific Supermarket on 75th and Broadway (my usual Ho Fun purveyor) yielded nothing.

"Later," I was told the first time.

"We're all out," the second.

Where else can I find my wide, flat, rice noodles? I'm hungry!

Nov 14, 2008
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

Guacamole Timetable

Thanks again!

I ended up making it flawlessly green, and it's great (although runnier than I'd like.) I'm going back for another plateful soon.

Oct 24, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Which cheese for pulled pork quesadilla

Seconding Oaxaca. It melts very nicely (better, IMHO than Jack) and tastes great.

Oct 23, 2008
LoDega in Cheese

Guacamole Timetable

Awesomely fast reply, thank you. Since we're talking about layers... do you have a preferred order? I think guacamole on the bottom is a smart move to avoid discoloration, but what ends up on top?

Oct 23, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Guacamole Timetable

If I make a 7-layer dip tonight, will my green guac be brown yuck by lunchtime tomorrow?

Oct 23, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Muffins/Bread

I had terrific luck with this recipe from Epicurious:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

It's not green at all, but definitely more on the bread side of cake, if that makes any sense. Not overpoweringly sweet, and very moist. I was going to make cupcakes, but got lazy and made two small breads instead.

Sep 15, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

ratatouille --

A terrific crepe place here in New York serves their ratatouille under a goat cheese potato cake and with a poached egg on top. I pared that down a bit to roasted potato slices/wedges, a poached egg, and dollops of goat cheese here and there. It's a very satisfying single bowl meal.

Sep 15, 2008
LoDega in Home Cooking

Happy Robbins? Happy Robin's?

Thanks so much for the backround, bobbyrab! I haven't been able to find anything about this place, and your info is great. I really appreciate it.

Dec 28, 2007
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

Happy Robbins? Happy Robin's?

I've been talking to a coworker about a place he loved as a kid in Bayside, Queens, called Happy Robbins (or Happy Robin's, Happy Robbins', or some other variation) but I haven't been able to find any further information about it. Does anyone remember HR (and what it was actually called) and can you tell me about it?

Thanks!

Dec 19, 2007
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

What is the best tacos in queens? [Moved from The Best board]

The taco truck at 40th st and Queens blvd is my vote. Or one of them anyway. There's something special about these particular tacos. I'd pretty much never order pollo at any of the other trucks, but his is FLAVORFUL! Wow! Maybe I'll stop by tonight!

Nov 09, 2007
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

Chicken and Waffles in Brooklyn?

Little House on Clinton (150 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn) had excellent chicken & waffles when I was there a few months ago. It's small and doesn't look like much, but I cleaned my plate and almost ate it.

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Little House
150 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Nov 09, 2007
LoDega in Outer Boroughs

leftover brisket bolognese, with no one to stop me

Graaggh... sorry. I just got drool all over my keyboard.

Sep 20, 2007
LoDega in Home Cooking