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Faith and Flower - anybody want to go?

Where are they???

1 day ago
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Good Indian in north/central OC?

Good places for Indian food in the area?

2 days ago
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

How to keep leftover raw onion from smelling inside fridge

I use slide-lock bags which seem a bit thicker than some and have never had a scent problem.

Apr 14, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics

How can I intensify the lemon flavor in a dish without added so much lemon juice that the dish seems watered down?

Grated lemon rind, just the yellow part, not the white which can be bitter.

Apr 13, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

I think nutritional status is a big factor in how much one can healthfully drink, and I think most chowhounders know what that entails.
Milk thistle / silymarin can also help protect liver function.

Apr 12, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics

DTW. Dead chef estate sales

Ebay.....I bought a bunch of All Clad there!

Apr 07, 2014
OCEllen in Great Lakes

I overcooked my cherry jam

Then your sugar proportion was too high for the sweetness of the cherries, I'd guess.

Apr 06, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking

I overcooked my cherry jam

Goodness! How long did you cook it? Shouldn't take more than about 15 - 20 mins.
Serve it with cheese, or, as was suggested, top a cheesecake.

Apr 06, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking

Whole Foods Market Sesame Bars

Honey sesame sticks?

Apr 03, 2014
OCEllen in Chains

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Two small glasses of white wine and two of red every evening. I'm 5'4 and weigh about 106. Liver tests normal.
I think there is a genetic component involved in how much one can safely drink.

Apr 03, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics

Attire at Playground.....?

I thought it was a relaxed place? ;)

Mar 31, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Attire at Playground.....?

Thanks!

Mar 31, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Attire at Playground.....?

At Playground and Chapter One, hubby asks if casual is okay, ie. jeans?

Mar 31, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Pink Peppercorns

Schinus molle, California pepper tree berries are much safer, have never had, or had anyone else, have a reaction to them.

Mar 25, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking

Good and interesting duck preps. in OC?

A favorite food. Big b'day coming and I don't want to cook ;)

Mar 21, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Ways and Means?

Bumping....any recent visitors?

Mar 20, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Are we supposed to be tipping much less than I thought in California?

25 -35% period.

Mar 14, 2014
OCEllen in Not About Food

Who still drinks soda?

One small bottle of mexican coke in glass with sugar not hfcs, in the morning. Reeds Extra Ginger Brew mixed half and half with pomegranate juice.

Mar 14, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics

Actually organic at Farmers Markets ???

Yes, many good organic venders actually wash their produce well before bringing it to market, thus NO dirt or bugs!

Mar 09, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

The Wine Industry Thinks It's Getting Us Drunk Too Quickly

Hmmmmm....

Mar 02, 2014
OCEllen in Wine

Orange County suggestion please, 1 night only?

Gabbi's mexican in downtown Orange just south of the plaza. Super food, nice unique space, great service, reasonable.

Mar 01, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Frank Bruni / A taste you just hate?

Mint...MINT! Any variety or form.

Feb 28, 2014
OCEllen in Food Media & News

Trader Joes... Please, just ring up my groceries.

May we all learn from her....

Feb 26, 2014
OCEllen in Chains
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Milk alternatives for coffee and cooking

I really do like and use coconut milk. I'm also lactose intolerant.

Feb 16, 2014
OCEllen in Special Diets
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What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

Anywhere south, in OC?

Feb 15, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in Orange (city) OC Weekly article

Feb 14, 2014
OCEllen in Los Angeles Area

Stella Trattoria Traverse City MI

Perhaps the happiness of people enjoying a good meal there will exorcise the place....

Feb 09, 2014
OCEllen in Great Lakes

Bunny for Beginners?

Bunny Marengo!

Feb 04, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking

Can you supply a non-fat or low-fat sauce for Eggs Benedict?

Fat feeds the brain......

Jan 22, 2014
OCEllen in Home Cooking
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Should I eat this?

Use 'em!

Jan 16, 2014
OCEllen in General Topics