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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition [Through July 26, 2014]

Sounds delicious gaffk. Last night my friend had a craving for cherries so we went to Wegman's. It was a beautiful night and people were enjoying the outdoor eating area with beers and such.
It had been so hot that I hadn't eaten much and when that Wegman's air hit me my hunger spiked. I wanted to eat right then but the food bar was closed. I had had a lobster roll at the pub there last fall and went hunting for another one in the prepared refrigerated foods. No luck but I came upon a container of lobster salad that looked delectable. I hunted down some split top hot dog rolls and a couple packs of mayo.
We ended up eating outside and it was peaceful and relaxing. I was able to assemble the lobster roll that I craved and the lobster salad was almost all lobster but still moist. I ended up not using the extra mayo. My friend ate cherries and red bananas (I stole a few cherries) and I washed my lobster roll down with a green glory juice from the chilled juice bar. Now I want more lobster salad!

Jul 23, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Christina I don't toast the bread but that is my family tradition, for other hounds there is no reason not to if so inclined. Both my grandmothers made this for breakfast in the summer but now this works better as a dinner dish for me.
How I ended up lying down on the couch groaning as a kid was that after the fried tomato slices were gone I would have a helping or three of just bread and gravy.
Breakfast today was TJs almond croissants and cantalope slices. The dough really rose nicely, the croissants were huge. Dinner was medium rare grilled ribeye steak on my little Smokey Joe charcoal weber and grilled zucchini planks, corn on the cob and mashed organic red skin poatoes rich with butter.

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

After this last winter I was starting to have mixed feelings about living in the suburbs of Philly until this place opened about a week ago. http://www.frankenfieldfarmmarket.com/ Shopping for food there could not be more relaxing and simple. Now this is my summer place.
You pull into the gravel driveway to absolute silence. No canned music, no dodging the carts of other shoppers. No credit cards accepted. In fact most of the time you are completely alone. Just you and the jewels of summer waiting to be selected at leisure. They only accept cash and there is not a soul there to collect it, just a money box. The honor system still exists in my neck of the woods.
Every once in awhile another car comes rushing up the driveway and usually it is a lone woman looking harried and purposeful as they grab a few things and dash off grimly. I feel lucky that I have engineered some time to savor this shopping experience. Once in awhile a giant dog named hunter comes to greet me. There are flowers that you can cut yourself.
The other night I made my favorite dinner, fried tomatoes from that farm with milk gravy over thick slices of TJs texas toast bread. This is the only thing I overate when I was a child and the first dish I learned to make. I used my secret family tech, a half a teaspoon or so of catsup added to the gravy. Heavenly.

Jul 19, 2014
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Where to find an inspired slice of pie?

I got some apple pie with crumb topping at http://jessesbarbecue.com/ last fall that was just like homemade apple pies from my childhood. Maybe it was the apples from their own farm or that the pie wasn't too sweet so the tartness of the apples came through but eating that pie felt like an ambush in a good way.
The next time I went I bought some of the apples and was inspired to make my own pie. Best pie I ever made.Can't wait til the apples reappear this fall.
They are closed til tues but they understand pie. For example the slices of the peach in the peach pie are succulent and have some resistance to them when you bite into them. Not a trace of mushiness. I never expected to find great pie at a barbecue place. Come on tuesday!

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Awesome gaffk. It is the honor system at Frankenfield so cash only. They used to also accept checks. Not sure if they still do. Be sure to say hi to Hunter the big friendly dog for me if you go.
Had an early dinner of just a big sandwich and chips on TJs texas toast bread. The thick slices of tomatoes from Frankenfield on the sandwich almost brought tears of joy. Went to Wegman's after with my friend for some guac and frozen fruit for smoothies. We continued down the frozen aisle as we were heading to the check out when I realized I was doomed. Muggy July and frozen treats to walk past. A container of Haagen Daz pistachio gelato jumped into my cart. Very refreshing.

Jul 15, 2014
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Mazia - new Korean proletarian food in North Wales

Thanks for posting this. I was there tonight trying to get a take out menu. None yet but I do want to try this place

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

That sucks that you lost power gaffk. Sounds like you rallied. I think we are practically neighbors. Did you go to the North Wales Whole Paycheck? I was eyeing the peach pies there but managed to resist.
Frankenfield opened on saturday https://www.facebook.com/pages/Franke... so I drove over there today between thunderstorms and scored corn, tomatoes, zucchini and green peppers. I think of corn as the main dish this time of year when it's fresh and local, so just had corn with kerrygold butter and pulled pork sandwiches. I had some ben and jerrys tiramisu ice cream that I thought was only okay. That was before I tried some in my iced coffee. Dangerously yummy that way.

Jul 14, 2014
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Wegmans going downhill

There are two Wegmans near me and the older one does seem more upscale. I miss the hot entrees with sides you could get to eat at the food court or take home. You can still get them cold and I suppose you could microwave them in store but it's not the same.
I really liked the coffee bar at the new wegmans. A few times when the place first opened my friends and I hit the pub and then relaxed with coffee after. The coffee bar used to be open til ten pm on fri and saturdays. then they cut the hours til nine but good luck getting coffee at ten of nine. Other nights it used to be nine and they dialed it back til eight. Wouldn't surprise me if everything got rolled back yet another hour.
I like the food bars but they keep taking them down earlier and earlier. And my friend John said they continued to remove food from the tray he was serving himself from. He said it was like fighting for his food.
The pub does some annoying things as well. For example I got the crab cakes appetizer, and the cakes were great but sauce was squirted all over them and I would have liked the option to have the sauce on the side.
Even in the first month the new place opened I almost got a curry sauce shower because the food bar attendant tugged on a lid or something too hard and yellow sauce sprayed the air. Luckily I have good reflexes. The newer Wegmans is in Montgomeryville and the older one is in Warrington Pa.

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

A fellow hound tipped us off that Whole Paycheck had cherries for 1.99 a pound friday only. They were tasty and we regretted only buying four pounds or so. I had a tournament so I just ate mine out of hand for quick energy.
But while we were there I nabbed some premade guac and pico de gallo and also refried beans from the steam table. It was going to be a quick meal when we got home but WF was outta bakery bagels so we shot over to TJs for some. Then my friend got really hungry and the friday traffic was scary so we decided to just buy some tortilla chips and a cold drink (carrot juice) and had a picnic in a little grassy area behind TJs and waited out the crazy full moon traffic. It was so relaxing.
Tonight I fried up some of the handmade TJs tortillas and we had tacos with the leftover guac and pico and some kirkland pulled pork. With a coupla ears each of corn from Maryland it was a feast. I was surprised at how good the corn was considering I got it friday at WF.
Later we will have some cherry rhubarb pie from TJs. Tomorrow I am hoping for local corn.

Jul 13, 2014
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Brews for Books

Anyone going this year? Not sure if I am or not. But Jesse's will be there with brisket and chicken

Jul 13, 2014
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Lancaster corn at Merrymead

Don't think so. Neither is Frankenfield. His website says in about a week. Was tasty and fresh though.

Jul 10, 2014
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Lancaster corn at Merrymead

Munch munch munch. /happy sigh

Jul 09, 2014
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WashPost declares end of gluten-free fad

thanks for this AdinaA. I know I wanted to go to Legal Seafood a few years ago just so my friend could have gluten free dinner rolls with his meal. They were yummy.

Jul 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #310 - The Yankee Doodle Dandy 4th of July Edition! [through July 6, 2014]

Heh gaffk I went to Skippack and Merrymead today! Skippack is a lovely town to walk around. And the Italian Deli has Kenny the cat but we grabbed some take out from the black dog and stopped on the way home for corn and some on sale bedding plants, but of course we looked at the animals first. Corn was tasty.
The corn was the first of the season for us and I served it with charcoal grilled hamburgers. I'm slow grilling some zucchini and tomatoes on the dying coals for later in the week.

Jul 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #310 - The Yankee Doodle Dandy 4th of July Edition! [through July 6, 2014]

gaffk, it really was a perfect day in our neck of the woods today. I think tomorrow will be a sequel. Picked a bunch of black raspberries for breakfast, it's been a really good year for them. Did some gardening and then a family member had a craving for the best bagels around these parts so we ended up at Pumperniks.
We really just came for the bagels but somehow I found myself in the dining room enjoying a chocolate egg creme and a rare roast beef special. While we were there the place filled up with early dinner customers.
We quested on to TJs for some organic strawberries and are having strawberry smoothies and bagels with creme cheese.
What little town did you end up at? I'm intrigued.

Jul 05, 2014
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Duck Deli gone

Thanks! Been to owowcow once and it was sublime. But my friend always gets the naked waffle at Waffles and Sweets and they are addicting. Plus Doylestown is so pleasant to walk around.

Jul 01, 2014
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Duck Deli gone

Dang. Thanks for the update. Been to Waffles and Sweets yet cw?

Jul 01, 2014
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Duck Deli gone

Saw a new sign at the Duck Deli on 202 in New Britain but couldn't quite catch the name without risking life and limb. What gives?

Jun 30, 2014
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City Restaurant in Fairview Village

That really sucked for Benny. And we hounds too. Have you tried Jesse's yet CP?

Jun 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #309 - the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Edition [through June 30, 2014]

Thanks! I keep wanting to give her treats.

Jun 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #309 - the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Edition [through June 30, 2014]

Sorry to hear about the cat. It was nice of you to help. Not much appetite either at my house. My beloved rabbit died. She was over twelve and quite the chowhound. Not sure of her age as she was a rescue. Picked at an archer farms balsamic glaze and brie frozen pizza that I got on sale last month. My convection oven did a very good job on it.
At least the rain tonight will help my black raspberry patch.

Jun 25, 2014
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Steak in Montgomery County

Would love to hear how your dinner was localgal. This hound is salivating thinking about a good steak dinner.

Jun 24, 2014
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Outdoor dining

Cats always make outdoor dining better. There is Kenny at the Skippack Italian deli to keep you company while you sit outside and eat a deli sandwich and killer potato salad.

Jun 24, 2014
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quick question: is it forbidden to make a reference to a locked thread?

Happened to me I think, my comments and even worse the comments of some awesome hounds were also deleted and was just wondering if I broke a rule or the summer interns were just being over-zealous or something? I got no email notifying me of deleted comments.

Jun 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #307 - the Sum-Sum-Summertime! Edition [through June 22, 2014]

Glad you saw them and sorry this happened. The potato salad, which I had never tried startled me because it was ridiculously fresh and almost exactly the way I make it. Rich with finely chopped eggs.
Unfortunately for my friend I forgot that I love the combo of baked beans and potato salad and he ordered the baked beans not me. Good thing he shares nicely. I had some grilled zucchini slices as trade bait.

Jun 20, 2014
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Need a great strawberry shortcake recipe

The shortcake recipe on the bisquick box is good. I make one big cake rather than the six little ones the recipe calls for. Yummy.

Jun 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #307 - the Sum-Sum-Summertime! Edition [through June 22, 2014]

I ended up getting my way and going to the mennonite barbecue. I really should get the burnt ends, my friend John got them one time and kindly shared a little piece. Very fine. But I got addicted to the way Jesse does wings. He smokes them and then fries them so they are crispy. This has ruined me for all other wings.
I got the peach pie again and goodness does someone know how to bake. The peaches were juicy yet not mushy. I posted a link but my posts seemed to have vanished. Are links to restaurant websites a no no?

Jun 20, 2014
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Assi Plaza On Fire

Thanks cw. Now if only yaki bon would reappear inside assi.

Jun 18, 2014
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Assi Plaza On Fire

Made a fast visit on the way to the dog park today. I didn't have much time but I was hoping to get some korean fried chicken wings. Could not find them. Do they still have those wings somewhere in the supermarket?

Jun 16, 2014
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Assi Plaza On Fire

Oh good Thanks for the heads up Karen

Jun 01, 2014
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