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Accused of shoplifting!

You think ESL because of "we"? That makes perfect sense, as it's not HIS cart, it belongs to the store, so he is speaking for the "organization" so to speak. It would be weird if he said "I'd like my cart back". Or is the idiom odd to you? Sounds like standard informal English to me.

Amazing and fairly easy appetizer to bring to xmas eve?

Shrimp in wonton baskets with wasabi avocado cream. These are *always* a huge hit. Very easy to make.

Lightly brush wonton wrappers with oil, put into mini cupcake pan to make baskets, bake at 375 for about 7 minutes until golden. Cool.

Mash avocado with lime juice and wasabi powder to taste. Cook shrimp and toss with lime juice.

To assemble, put a dollop of the avocado mousse in the cup, top with a shrimp.

Dec 23, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

A & S Fine Foods in Croton

They've moved out of their shop in northern Croton; have they reopened elsewhere?

Ad Takes Over Entire Page, Hijacks Chowhound

I saw something like that on my phone yesterday. I just gave up and quit. I could not get away from it.

Dec 23, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

The Taste, episode 3, Happy Holidays -- Spoilers

I happened to catch Marcus on Ming Tsai's show on PBS and I'm pretty sure he was wearing that same multi-colored checkered shirt. (I actually kind of like the shirt, but I think maybe he also paired it with a bow tie on "The Taste"?).

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it really is his own shirt.

Dec 22, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Westchester Wish-list

They no longer have a website, much less online ordering, now!

Westchester Wish-list

For the last twenty years our whole family has been getting our hair cut two doors from La Monica Salumeria and I have NEVER seen this place. We'll have to check it out this week!

Suggestion for TPTB... Community Calender...

I agree with greygarious, that it's not different enough from site talk to be a more noticed feature.

Dec 22, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads (Part 2)

Even more important than the inconvenience to us here, who don't like the chow search, is the fact that fewer new folks will find the site now.

Dec 22, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk
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Google search only indexes first page in this new pagination scheme

I think this is an important enough issue to get a title that calls it out. Melanie writes in detail about her experiments here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9998...

She writes "I've tried to find key words in posts that appear in a thread's other pages. Google doesn't pick up those threads in results."

This *significantly" reduces the likelihood that new users will find the content here.

Dec 22, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

Yes, that is a HUGE problem.

Dec 22, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads (Part 2)

This is very serious. Certainly I know that when I google search on a food topic, whether it be restaurants, or cooking, or ingredients, Chowhound boards are often very prominent in my search, for good reason. Now the bulk of all the content created will be invisible to the wider world, and there will be far fewer new visitors to the site.

Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

My idea of "mess" is that new users will never realize that this site can be a conversation. Because of the lack of "read-collapse" by default. This makes it a "reading" site, not a conversation site. To me, that *is* a mess. They don't think so, I acknowledged that.

New Profile Setting: Collapse Previously Read Comments (also defaults to "See All" page)

I'm already planning to make those!

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Why It's Impossible To Have A Christmas Party In 2014. This Is Gold.

strangely I don't recall hearting it, but it shows that way. Strange.

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

They absolutely do not acknowledge that it is at all a mess. Working as designed.

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #9 – 12/17/14 (spoilers)

I recently rewatched the "missing pea puree" episode. Now *that* led to some discussion!

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #9 – 12/17/14 (spoilers)

I think the veggies served as a dam. It was pretty.

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

blood oranges- westchester?

saw them in Turcos yesterday for $1 a piece

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I for one am tired of seeing the revolting combination of green peppers, pineapple, and pecans every time I come to this thread :)

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Why It's Impossible To Have A Christmas Party In 2014. This Is Gold.

Yeah, so sad to realize gays might bring significant others, vegetarians might want food they can eat... sure was better in the old days.

Bolognese pork alternative

I honestly can't tell you! I just know I like the meatloaf mix, but maybe it's just the pork!

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Brand of this dinner plate?

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Cookware

Subs for sour cream?

I think the touch of vinegar in cases like this can be important, as often the sour cream is reacting with the leavening agent.

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking
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Bolognese pork alternative

I make Hazan's using meatloaf mix and love it that way. Perhaps you could use a mixture of beef and veal. (I assume your guests are ok with meat and dairy together?)

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Challah baking questions

I also made that recipe (but didn't take a pic!). My first Challah and we loved it. The orange and fennel was really terrific.

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Petition for a Safe To Eat? board.

Huh? It looks to me like the OP is not new, and is a regular contributor to the community

http://www.chow.com/profile/18488

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Why It's Impossible To Have A Christmas Party In 2014. This Is Gold.

Oh the infamous war on Christmas.

Not in the least amusing.

What is the "See All" button supposed to do for those of us in the Anti-Pagination camp?

Backwards UI design, as I remarked.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9994...

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk
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Why are my read discussion threads on the boards not being marked in grey/as read?

Yes the site has changed. Yes the way it works "a hassle" to put it lightly. And yes, you can fix it. Here's the quick answer: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9994...

Go get yourself a cup of coffee for a rather long discussion:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9993...

Dec 21, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk
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