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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

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Thanks, coasts. I think Billy's it will be.
I would love to hear from others as, well. I hear Lloyd's carrot cake is very good, but it's not anywhere near me.
Thanks, again

Feb 26, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Need a carrot cake for husband's and daughter's joint birthday. Bonus points for Greenwich Village area, and extra bonus points for not-cloyingly sweet (or gritty) icing.
I would be willing to go out of the Village, but would prefer to keep it in Manhattan or nearby Brooklyn.
Thanks

Feb 25, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

What vegetable to serve with eggplant parm

Thank you all so much.
I did make the eggplant parmesan with spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic. I followed the advice of Ttrockwood and added capers to the spinach right when I plated it.(Should I have heated then briefly with the spinach and garlic?)
Dinner was delicious. I didn't even bother with a salad.
It was a very satisfying dinner, and fairly healthy, as well!!
Thanks!!!

Feb 11, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

What vegetable to serve with eggplant parm

Thanks, all. Fresh spinach, sauteed in olive oil and garlic sounds perfect.I had a brain freeze, and just couldn't think of anything!!

Feb 11, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

What vegetable to serve with eggplant parm

I am planning to make eggplant parmesan for dinner. I will also serve a salad, and would usually have some sort of pasta. However, I am trying to not have pasta in the evening (it makes me bloated and uncomfortable).
What other vegetable (other than the eggplant) can I serve?
Thanks

Feb 11, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Vegetarian-friendly Restaurant Week lunch

Thanks, Ttrockwood.

Feb 09, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Vegetarian-friendly Restaurant Week lunch

Any suggestions for restaurants that would be able to serve a vegetarian lunch during Restaurant Week? I know we could get a salad as one of the courses at most places, but where can the entree be veg-friendly? Pasta would be fine, as long as it doesn't have a meat sauce or any meat.
Thanks

Feb 08, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Restaurant Week,Winter 2014

I keep checking nycgo.com for information on the restaurants that will be participating this winter. All the info that I can get is that Restaurant week begins on Feb 17 and ends on March 7.
Am I missing something? February 17 is only 10 days away. When should the list of participating restaurants come out so that we can start making reservations?
Any help is appreciated!!

Feb 06, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

And I live in a NYC apartment, so a garbage disposal is as foreign a concept as is a 1920's house!!
Just to expand on the TJ's coffee... it is a bit weaker than I usually like, but it is fine. And the SMELL of the fresh grounds is heavenly!! I have not given-up on K-cups, but thought I'd try something new. Not that I will do it, but I bet I could return the TJ's coffee. I understand they take anything back that you don't like.

Jan 25, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

Just wanted to UPDATE my post.
Thank you, Antilope and Leepa, for your advice.
I did go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond (with my 20%off coupon!!) and bought the Cafe Cup refills.
This morning I used the refill cup with my freshly-ground TJ's Columbia Blend and it was fine. The refill cup is really easy-peasy to use and to clean, and now I can expand my coffee choices, and not be so dependent on K-cups.
Thanks, again.

Jan 25, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

Thanks, Leepa.
Do these just fit into the Keurig, like the Solofill and Ekobrew? Is the advantage that you have 4 cups, rather than just one?
I will certainly look into these tomorrow.

Jan 23, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

Got it!! I will go to Bed and Bath tomorrow and see if they have either the Solofill or the Ekobrew.
BTW... This whole "mission" started because we had Trader Joe's Columbian coffee at a friend's house this weekend, and loved it.Our friends used a French Press, but I figure I can try the coffee in the Keurig (and then maybe ditch the Keurig and get a French press!!)
Again, thank you so very much, Antilope for your truly helfpul responses, and for your patience.

Jan 23, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

Antilope,
You are incredible!!
Thank you so much for all the info and hints. This is so helpful. Do you recommend the Ekobrew, Solofill, or the Keuring My Cup (which came with the brewer)?
If the one that comes with the machine is not too hard to put in, of course I would prefer to use it and not buy another gadget that does the same job.
Cronker,
I thought the same thing. I was a bit reluctant to use the grinder that I have. However, I have only used it for flax seed, so it isn't smelly so I thought I could use it for coffee beans, as well.

Jan 23, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

Thanks so much for the helpful suggestion. Will do!!
I gather that you have used non-K-cups in a Keurig. Should I have the beans ground finely so they are looser, or do you think coarse would be better?

Jan 23, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Keurig and freshly ground coffee

I have been buying a variety if k-cups for my Keurig, since I got the machine about 4 years ago.
I have decided to try buying fresh coffee beans, and then having them ground at the store.
What grind(is that what it is called?) should I request for use in the Keuring. Should it be fine or coarse, or womething else?
Also, I do have a Capresso grinder which I use mainly for flax seeds, but I could actually use that. The Capresso is basically one grind (I think) so I'm not sure it will be the right "fine-ness" for the Keuring.
Thanks for any help/info.

Jan 23, 2014
bxgirl in General Topics

Flaky, buttery, croissant

WOW!!!
Thank you all so much (especially for the link to a previous thread on this topic)!!!
It looks like Clear Flour gets a lot of love here, and I'll have to try it.
Thanks, again.

Jan 03, 2014
bxgirl in Greater Boston Area

Flaky, buttery, croissant

I am in search of a great croissant in Boston/ Newton. I am from New York, and love the ones at Patisserie Claude in Greenwich Village, (if anyone is familiiar with that gem).
If you can recommend a place to get a wonderful, flaky, buttery, lick-your-fingers-to pick-up the flakes, croissant, I'd love to hear about it!!
Thanks

Jan 02, 2014
bxgirl in Greater Boston Area

Butternut squash stuffed shells?

Thank you all for the suggestions and positive replies.
I appreciate the feedback from cheesecake1that it really can work!!
Happy New Year to all. This site is the best!!!

Dec 30, 2013
bxgirl in Home Cooking