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Quick!! Help Needed

WOW!! Thank you both for your instantaneous replies, and for giving me the hoped-for response!!
I'm good to go.
Will get back in a few hours with the result.

Oct 18, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Quick!! Help Needed

Can I substitute tomato sauce for canned tomatoes? I am making Joan Nathan's brisket, and just realized I don't have any canned tomatoes? If so, do I need to adjust anything else?
Thanks

Oct 18, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Ninth Avenue International Food Market

Thanks for the responses.
I think I will take a walk up there and check it out,
I didn't want to bother if I learned the place was dirty or the spices not fresh.
I will report back,after I go,
Thanks, again.

Oct 02, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Ninth Avenue International Food Market

I checked the past threads, and the last mention of this place was in 2012.
Has anyone been there recently?
I usually get my spices at Sahadi's or from Penzey's but was wondering if this place is any good.
Is the store clean? Are the spices/products fresh and reliable?
Any thoughts from recent visitors would be appreciated.
Thanks

Oct 01, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch

UPDATE
UPDATE
Thanks for the recs and the links to previous discussions.
The couple with whom we were having brunch decided to pick the place.
We ended up at Cafe Un,Deux,Trois and it was fine.
Those of us who had crepes were very pleased, and the only semi-disappointment was the Croque Monsieur. Desserts were very good
The place was lively, waiter was very attentive, and it was an easy walk to our theater on 48 Street.

Sep 07, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch

Need a reasonable ($40pp, not including drinks) place for pre-theater brunch on Sunday. The theater is on 48th Street, but we are quite happy to walk a bit.
Any recent thoughts on Eatery?I searched, and the reviews on Eatery are several years old.
Any other recs would be appreciated.
Thanks

Sep 03, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Non-stick muffin tins

I have Wilton non-stick mini-muffin tins. I usually don't grease them when I am making mini-muffins, but just out of curiosity, would it damage them if I did grease them?
I seem to remember hearing years ago, that non-stick should not be greased. Is that accurate?
Thanks

Aug 03, 2014
bxgirl in Cookware

"The Best Chinese Orange Chicken"

Thanks, blue room. Very helpful. Will follow your instructions.
bxgirl

Aug 01, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

"The Best Chinese Orange Chicken"

I am wondering if this recipe can be made, and would be equally tasty, without deep frying the chicken? Any thoughts as to how I can adapt it?
I never really deep fry, and to use a quart of oil, and then dispose of it, just seems wasteful.
Thanks

Jul 31, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Making shortbread cookies

I would love to try Ina Garten's shortbread cookie recipe.
Basically, it's butter,sugar, flour, vanilla, salt. She uses a stand mixer to combine the ingredients.
I do not have a stand mixer, and was wondering if I can use my Cuisinart processor? Would the texture of the dough be different? Are there any accommodations I should make?
I do have a hand mixer ,but I don't think it would be powerful enough, although perhaps it would be.
Thanks for any help.

Jul 14, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Barrow Street area suggestions

We will be seeing Buyer and Cellar on Barrow Street (W. Village, near 7th Ave)
Would love to grab a light bite pre-show, around 5:30-6:00 (show is at 7:30)
Any suggestions for that area would be great. We'd like to keep it around $30 -40 per person, Nothing spicy and no sushi.
Thanks

Jun 26, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

How much lox?

Oh my goodness...I can't believe you said that.
When I was young, my mother always told me and my sisters that we should NEVER take the last piece of anything, or we would be old maids!!
Needless to say, we were all married and had children, so I guess it's because we never took the last piece!!

Jun 09, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

How much lox?

UPDATE
I bought 2 pounds of lox and 1/2 pound of Acme pastrami lox and 3/4 baked salmon.
We also had bagels. eggs, and a variety or cream cheeses. As it turned out, only 6 of the 11 ate lox and there was MAYBE 1/4 pound leftover. Someone who said she usually eats "only 1 or 2 slices" ate at least 4 or 5!!
It was delicious (I served it with cut-up lemon and red onion)and every was happy.
Thanks for all the suggestions, and, I agree, one can never have "too much" lox!!!

How much lox?

I am planning to make a trip to Acme Smoked Fish on Friday. I need to buy lox for 10 people. I'll also be serving eggs, baked salmon, bagels and a variety of cream cheese. How much lox should I get? Would 11/2 - 2 pounds be enough?
Thanks

Jun 03, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Where to find barberries and pomegranate molasses?

Thanks, all, for the recommendations.
I will probably try Dual again, as it is closest to me. I have never been a fan of Kalustyan's but it is a possibilty to consider. I always love going to Sahadi's, so that would be on my list. too.
Thanks, Erica, for the details about where in Kalustyan's to find the barberries, and how much they cost. Very helpful

May 10, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Spices to accompany gift of Ottolenghi books?

Great idea.
I did just that!!. Thanks for the suggestion. We'll see what my fellow NYers suggest.

May 10, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Where to find barberries and pomegranate molasses?

I started a thread in Home Cooking. I want to gift my sister a copy of an Ottolenghi book (probably will be Jerusalem) and some spices that she'd need for the recipes.
I can easily get za'atar, cardamom, sumac, but where should I look for pomegrante molasses and barberries (for the lamb dish)?
I was actually down at Dual Specialty this morning, but did not realize they open at 11:00. I was there about 10:50 and thought it was closed for good . UGH!!
thanks for help in the search for pomegranate molasses and barberreis.

May 10, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Spices to accompany gift of Ottolenghi books?

My sister's birthday is coming up, and she has been talking about cooking from Ottolenghi books. I do not own the books, but would like to order spices from Penzey's to give her along with one of his books.(Which do you recommend, Ottolenghi or Jerusalem?). I'd like to order the spices ASAP, and then just pick up the book at a local bookstore.
So, which spices would be useful to have when cooking from Ottolenghi books?
Thanks

May 09, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Broadway Panhandler knife sharpening

Thanks, everyone.
I was there and back in about 25 minutes. Knives sharpened, no problem, and very pleasant service.
For what it is worth... I was there at 10:50, or so, and waited on the street for the shop to open. Obviously, I was the first one there, so that may have affected the speed with which I was in and out

Apr 12, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Broadway Panhandler knife sharpening

I would love some other thoughts on Broadway Panhandler for knife sharpening, as I am getting a little uneasy (too good to be true?).
So, if you have any experience getting knives sharpened there please let me know (both positive and negative).
Jewelin's response was positive, but I wonder if anyone else has had expeience with them.
Thanks

Apr 11, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Easy-peasy candied nuts?

WOW!! Thanks so much, Shrinkwrap. Those links and recipes are fabulous.

Apr 11, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Broadway Panhandler knife sharpening

Thanks, jewelin. That makes it easy for me!!

Apr 09, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Broadway Panhandler knife sharpening

This weekend (April 10,11), Broadway Panhandler will be sharpening 3 knives for $12.00 with proceeds going to City Harvest.
I have brought my knives to Westpfal in the past, and have been satisfied, except that I had to leave the knives and pick-up several days later.
Has anyone had knives sharpened at Broadway Panhandler? Is the service any good?
I know that there was also a woman at Chelsea Market on Saturday. Is she still there?
Broadway Panhandler sounds tempting since it is in my neighborhood, and I won't have to leave the knives. However, I don't want the knives ruined by poor sharpening.
Thanks for any help

Apr 09, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Easy-peasy candied nuts?

Thanks, all, for the wonderful recipes. It seems like MidwesternerTT's recipe gets some extra love, so I think I'll go with that one for now.
I am saving the other recipes/links just in case!!

Apr 09, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Easy-peasy candied nuts?

I would like to make candied walnuts (or pecans) to put in a salad.
I don't have a candy thermometer, so any directions that require a candy thermometer are not for me.
If anyone has a simple, yummy recipe, I would really appreciate it.
For some reason, the thought of making candied nuts seems daunting to me (afraid the nuts will clump and won't be able to separate, afraid I'll burn the syrup and make the nuts inedible etc.etc)so simple, no-fail is what I'm looking for.
Thanks.

Apr 08, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I really appreciate this.
If spring ever arrives here in NYC, I will venture forth and explore Greeenpoint. I actually did wander areound Manhattan Avenue the last time I went to Acme.
Now I have another area to explore.
Thanks so much, Pooki

Feb 27, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Pooki,
I need to get a sense of where these places are in relation to Acme Smoked fish.
I am not really familiar with that area of Brooklyn, so will have to look at a map and see.
If you are familiar with that area, is Acme within walking distance of Ovenly and Paulie Gees?
Thanks

Feb 27, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Monica,
Thanks so much for the link. It looks absolutely doable, and 700 reviews, most of them raves.
I will try it.

Feb 27, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Thanks for all the suggestions!!
I am intrigued by the suggestion of Ovenly, and might trek over there after I go to Acme fish, one of these Fridays.
Amy's is certainly close eough that I can drop-in any day.
I was informed last night that one of the birthday celebrants would prefer cupcakes to a traditional cake, so that it shall be.
Thanks, all, for the great recommendations, and I will certainly try them out at leisure, without the pressure of geetting it done ASAP!!

Feb 27, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Well, I'd love to get your recipe, then.
Could you share it?
Thanks,bxgirl

Feb 26, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan