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The Trouble with Truffles...

One dish only? There are 4, but they are small. They are jarred, so neither, I guess.

Dec 21, 2012
sillysully in Home Cooking

The Trouble with Truffles...

We have a jar of black summer truffles (20 g). How should I store them once opened and how long will they last?

Dec 21, 2012
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Jarred black summer truffle storage

Bought a jar (20 g) of whole black summer truffles from Tartufi di Fassia, Tuber aestivum. There is a little liquid in the bottom of the jar. Question that I haven't seen answered in my research - how to store them once opened? Do I need to use them up quickly?

Dec 20, 2012
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Still Hungry ... Late Night ... How about an Fried Egg Sandwich?

Succumbed to pressure and just made one - first, but not last, time with mayo!

Dec 15, 2011
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Gravy Help!

Thanks! I tasted it I think I'll be okay if I don't deglaze. I'll just make the roux in a separate pan along w/browned onions and add the drippings and broth that I added since I noticed it was dried out. Ughhh!

Nov 24, 2011
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Gravy Help!

Roasting pan dried out! Now bottom is kind of blackened. I added more broth... What should I do about trying to make gravy with drippings? And my turkey stock that I had frozen tasted freezer burned so I tossed it :(

Nov 24, 2011
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What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

Thanks! Going to order now so I can get going on this!! And the bacon jam which sounds insanely good!

Nov 11, 2011
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What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

Thanks! Swingtop or cork for liquer?

Nov 11, 2011
sillysully in Home Cooking

What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

Stupid question, but where do you get your bottles to gift them in?

Nov 11, 2011
sillysully in Home Cooking

What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

Whaaaat? Sounds insane! Recipe, please!

Nov 11, 2011
sillysully in Home Cooking

What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

Such thoughtful gifts! Might steal this idea!!

Nov 11, 2011
sillysully in Home Cooking

Pre-Thanksgiving appetizer, maybe with cranberry?

Try phyllo cups with brie and cranberry. Trader Joe's makes something similar, but easy enough to do homemade.

Nov 09, 2011
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Some Thanksgiving Turkey Suggestions Needed..........

I have wet-brined, dry-brined, had fresh turkeys, frozen turkeys, cooked upside down, covered with cheesecloth, covered with bacon, etc.... Family favorite is always cheap frozen with herbed butter under the skin, s&p on top. This year I am trying a Kosher turkey per friend's suggestion; heard it's juicier/moister.

Nov 09, 2011
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Autumn Dinner party

Wow - the wrapped apples sound amazing. May try for Thanksgiving if my group stays small!

Nov 09, 2011
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Autumn Dinner party

Assume you're cooking and serving... Then I would go with pork tenderloin! Easy to cook for a large group. This is my go to recipe but I use shallots as suggested and really don't spend a lot of time getting a crust on the loin http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Serve with risotto for starter or butternut squash soup (easier) and roasted root veggies inc. red potatoes for the side. Apple tart or something light would be delish for dessert.

Nov 09, 2011
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Business Dinner in South Beach

Looking for a steakhouse alternative for group of 8 men. Already having one meal at Scarpetta. Thought of Casa Tua - but is it more a couples type place? Also considered Joe's Stone Crab. Would like great food, service and atmosphere that can handle group of guys. Also need to consider driving distance b/c not renting cars. Walking distance would be great, but other than Fontainbleu, where they're staying, couldn't find anything myself that fit the bill. Casa Tua looks to be an easy cab ride, but not sure. Thanks.

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Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Casa Tua
1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

South Beach Cafe
121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Nov 09, 2011
sillysully in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

I-89 and I-91 in Vermont. Anything good close to the highway?

You have to make time for Simon Pearce in Queeche. Great restaurant overlooking the falls, food is incredible and not pricey for what you get, plus you can see glass blowing by some amazing artisans!

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Simon Pearce Restaurant
1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, VT 05059

Jun 15, 2011
sillysully in Northern New England

North of Boston, please help: clean, child-free restaurant?

How about Gibbett Hill Grill in Groton? Haven't been myself, but have heard great things.

Jun 08, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Bachelorette party and bar crawl for a foodie

Gaslight followed by Beehive? That's what I'm considering for our party.

Apr 08, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

Eastern Standard looks like a contender because of the patio. Thoughts?

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Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Mar 30, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

Personally, I would love Upstairs but don't think hubby would. Thanks for the suggestion, tho!

Mar 30, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

Darryl's looks fun! Will check into it. Thanks!

Mar 30, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

Thanks for all the input! Also now considering places with a patio since I'm looking at June - Dante and Gaslight were suggested. While neither have live music, since it will hopefully be nice we can walk elsewhere for dancing. Just not confident getting in someplace later with a crowd that large. Thoughts???

Definitely don't want heavy metal, but other than that, we're pretty flexible with music tastes.

Mar 30, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

How about Beehive, Church or West Side Lounge? Any feedback on food and ambiance for a group? Thanks!

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West Side Lounge
1680 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mar 30, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Fun Restaurant for 50th Birthday - party of 25

Looking in Boston/Cambridge. Would like a place with live music and/or dancing. Prefer room to be somewhat sectioned off during meal - even if just a curtain. Thought of Beehive, but doesn't get great food reviews.... Other suggestions? Price range very flexible.

Mar 29, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Mardis Gras 2011 -- What's Up?

Can I make the meat pies ahead and reheat on a grill? We're BBQing while skiing with a Mardi Gras them!

Mar 03, 2011
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Just for fun - most overpriced drinks in Boston?

$17 for a champagne cocktail at Drink! RUFKM???

Jan 19, 2011
sillysully in Greater Boston Area

Recco. for nice red to age a few years

Thanks for the suggestions! Going to pick up a few for myself, too :)

Dec 16, 2010
sillysully in Wine

Help with Pairing

Can you tell me where you got your recipes - they sound delicious!!!

Dec 13, 2010
sillysully in Wine

Recco. for nice red to age a few years

Want to buy a nice bottle of red for nephew ($50 range) that will do well with aging for a few years. He's 19 but does imbibe with the family at gatherings and does enjoy beefy reds - cab's usually. Hoping he'll put it in 'rents wine fridge till he turns 21 :) We usually drink Lancaster, Turnbull, Whitehall but wanted to deviate a little for him. Also, in case it makes a difference as far as availability, we live in MA. THX

Dec 13, 2010
sillysully in Wine