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Does anyone else HATE Costco's milk containers?

I agree, we don't buy our milk there anymore for this very reason.

Apr 19, 2013
Sugarsnappedpea in Chains

Nile restaurant red lentil soup

I haven't eaten at the Nile but have made and eaten this soup. The yellow color comes from red lentils.
1cup red lentils
8cups water
2medium onions diced
1cup celery 1cup diced carrot ( not authentic)
2tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
Serve with lemon squeezed over each serving

Rinse and sort lentils
Put lentils in large saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer.

Sauté onions and carrots, add to lentils and cook until tender It should look like a yellow pea soup when it is done.

Each family in the ME cooks recipes that have been handed down through generations. The food expected to taste like it always has few creative deviations are allowed . It is possible that your lentil soup has garlic and cumin, my hubby's family does not make it that way. I did add a little ground white pepper for a little heat, no garlic though.

Apr 16, 2013
Sugarsnappedpea in Home Cooking

Middle Eastern / Asian etc, etc, etc

How about trying Bridgeview for Palestinian or Lebanese food, Al Bawadi was reviewed on "CheckPlease" some time back, also try The Nile. If you are going to Noon o Kebab which is Persian, cross the street to Nazareth Sweets . If in Bridgeview try al Basha sweets next to The Nile.

Apr 15, 2013
Sugarsnappedpea in Chicago Area

Dacor, BlueStar, Thermador. Please Help! Overwhelmed by information overload.

I have read hundreds of posts on this site, researched each vendor, visited stores, created spreadsheets, worked the compare functions on websites but can't make a decision on choice of range.

Needs to 30"
I am a serious home cook, use the range every day
Worry bout setting the house on fire with the BS
Concerned about poor service so would like to purchase from an excellent appliance store that services, installs etc all products they sell we have in the area. They have a great selection but no CC, Ilve, Verona, five star or American range. The have separate Wolf and Viking boutiques, same issue with the wolf as the BS.

Apr 15, 2013
Sugarsnappedpea in Cookware

Your favorite Le Creuset color

I live near the outlet and have been able to take advantage of the clearance pricing. My favorite color was a limited production now discontinued color from Macy's I call Martha Stewart blue. I bought one piece and spent a whole summer without success to buy more. I have the mixy- matchy add on colors of Caribbean, a discontinued yellow, kiwi and dune.

Apr 15, 2013
Sugarsnappedpea in Cookware