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tofu shelf life once opened?

Thanks. I threw it out. Smelled a tad sour. Could have been in my head but I didn't want to chance it with kids in the house.

Dec 26, 2013
amyk00025 in Vegetarian & Vegan

tofu shelf life once opened?

I am an inexperienced tofu eater. I opened a package of firm tofu monday, and put it between 2 plates to press it. I was planning to eat it that night but we ended up going out. Tuesday's dinner has to be something else, so my question is... can I stir fry that tofu (that has been refrigerated) on Wednesday night?

Dec 23, 2013
amyk00025 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

We loved it! I made it to my taste, then added some extra coconut milk in my 3 year old's bowl to tame down the level of spice for him.

Nov 26, 2012
amyk00025 in Recipes

Moose in Colorado

You could try buckhorn exchange.

Jul 18, 2012
amyk00025 in Mountain States

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

Awesome! Thanks, I'll get that book and read that forum. Lower counter in one area may be good for kids helping and when they get older, making their own snacks/breakfast!

Jun 23, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

Thanks shiny! Drawers for lower cabinets sounds like a wonderful idea. Our fridge has a big freezer drawer at the bottom of it, so I can imagine that it is useful for cabinets too. Great idea on the drain in the back of the sink, seems like all sinks should be designed like that. I'll have to do my homework on the countertops... I'm a germaphobe!

Jun 23, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

Storage, yes good point. I have way too much out on my counters now.

Jun 23, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

Will definitely do this!

Jun 23, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

Thank you kaleokahu! Great ideas. I will do some searching for bin style cabinets. We will probably not have room for the stillroom but that does give me an idea to somehow separate the coffee/espresso station from the rest of the areas. And the spice rack... Oh my yes that is an excellent idea. Right now I keep birthday candles, liqueur, water bottles and spices in the same cabinet!

Jun 23, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

Favorite Kitchen Fixtures and Features, etc.

We are re-doing our kitchen and I'm on the hunt for cool kitchen designs/features. We have enough budget for some high end features. I'd love to hear of anything people have done in their kitchen that made cooking easier or more fun, or just things that are cool to have.

I have an espresso machine and I plan on getting a knock box in the counter. I also thought about knife slots, but I read on this board about them and I'm not convinced it will be a great idea. Links to websites you love with kitchen ideas would be awesome as well. Thanks very much!

Jun 22, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

24 hours in Manchester NH

Thanks so much guys! Looks like I may be going back to Manchester a couple more times this year. So I'll try the others suggestions too. I have to say, Republic was AMAZING. I was completely impressed with the food and service. I picked up takeout from Delux and the items I ordered were a little more greasy than I usually prefer. Maybe it was what I ordered, but even the dinner rolls seemed to be oiled up. I also found a pit in one of the dates in my salad. grrrr.

best grind & brew coffee maker???

If you like espresso, look into breville's barista express. I love it.

Apr 27, 2012
amyk00025 in Cookware

NEW TO DENVER AREA - NEED UPSCALE REC

I guess it depends on your own personal style. I always am a fan of good design, simple, good ingredients. I hate pretentiousness and so I stay away from certain restaurants in town that attract that type. I thought of another one you might want to look up Hungryinny: http://beatriceandwoodsley.com/. This place is in an active and vibrant area of Broadway and the windows are tinted yellow. Can't miss it.

Apr 25, 2012
amyk00025 in Mountain States

NEW TO DENVER AREA - NEED UPSCALE REC

Try The Kitchen http://thekitchencommunity.com/ for a down-to-earth upscale experience. They just opened a downtown Denver location. Or, my favorite, Salt in Boulder. http://www.saltboulderbistro.com/ It's worth the drive. Website doesn't do it justice. I have been more than impressed with each dish I've had there. You could also try Cafe Bar. http://www.cafebarcolorado.com/

Apr 24, 2012
amyk00025 in Mountain States

24 hours in Manchester NH

What is a rep?

24 hours in Manchester NH

Thanks!!

24 hours in Manchester NH

Thank you so much! I had actually bookmarked Republic Cafe already, so I'll definitely hit that one. I think I'll stop eating now, so I'm hungry enough for 3 big meals on Thursday!

Downtown Denver -- 60th birthday brews and great food

Try the new Denver Beer Company, just North of downtown (easily walkable). They don't serve food, but I hear the food trucks congregate outside. It was started by a Wynkoop brewer. And if you walk a little further north across I-25, you would most certainly like Ale House at Amados, a Breckenridge Brewery venture. It's quite popular with locals, so get there early for best rooftop patio spots. Enjoy! There are so many great breweries here!

Apr 21, 2012
amyk00025 in Mountain States

Anniversary Dinner in Denver

If you can, I would venture away from 16th Street mall due to the large 16-18 year old up-to-no-good population. Go South on Broadway (via car or bus) and left on Alameda to Cafe/Bar. It's a new place that is getting very popular with the neighbors who know about it. http://www.cafebarcolorado.com/

Apr 21, 2012
amyk00025 in Mountain States

24 hours in Manchester NH

I'm riding along with my husband on his business trip to Manchester next week. I plan to eat 3 meals on my own on Thursday. Can anyone recommend your favorite coffee shop, lunch and dinner spots? A few parameters: I'm a coffee snob, so I'd love to find a place that takes espresso seriously. The more local, the better. I'm not very fond of greasy or exceptionally unhealthy food. I love clam chowder. Does this sound like hypocritical nonsense or what! :) Thanks for your help! Amy

Big Food Chains Get Into the Truck Biz

Funny that we've come full circle in our use of the word "mobile."

Mar 21, 2011
amyk00025 in Features

Natural Peanut Butter Naturally Bad, Says Cook's Illustrated

This discussion would not be complete without mentioning how GREAT Justin's Nut Butters are. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/. I don't know if it's sold outside of Colorado, but the peanut butter doesn't seem to separate, even though peanuts are the only ingredients. And for some reason it tastes way better than any other single ingredient peanut butter I've had. Sounds like that Seinfeld episode about the fat free yogurt, huh? :)

Feb 23, 2011
amyk00025 in Features

Popcorn Balls for the Holidays

anyone know the best way to store these? I have them in ziplock bags on the counter. Just worry they might get chewey.

Dec 05, 2010
amyk00025 in Features

corn soup

Sounds like someone's talking robot hacked into their chow account and posted this recipe.

Aug 31, 2010
amyk00025 in Recipes

Avoid Farmers' Market Faux Pas

Seems like many commenters have lost sight of the fact that these farmers work very hard to grow and harvest their produce. In the case of corn, the farmer you see behind the table may very well have been up at 4am picking it. I always grant them as much respect as I can. It's not a glamorous profession and these people are not millionaires. Just remember that the next time you man-handle someone's tomatoes or peel the husk back on 15 ears of corn and throw them back. I don't care if you ARE buying a dozen ears. It doesn't give you the right to ruin 10 and leave them behind. Ok, sorry. That one is my pet peeve. Let's all show a little appreciation for the people who are bringing us local, slow food. If you can't do that, then move on along and do your shopping someplace (I'll refrain from naming names) that trucks its produce in from 2,000 miles away, 6 weeks before its ripe.

Aug 25, 2010
amyk00025 in Features

Canned Beer That's Actually Good

Wish there would have been a mention of Wynkoop Brewing Company here in Denver. They are now selling 2 of their beers in cans. Rail Yard and Silverback -- both delicious! http://www.wynkoop.com/about-us/lates...

Jun 28, 2010
amyk00025 in Features

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... SUPERCOOK!

wow! This is blowing my mind.

Jun 19, 2010
amyk00025 in Features