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Orange juice concentrate

I am planning to make a citric salmon dish which calls for "6 ounces of orange juice concentrate, thawed".
I wonder if I can use regular orange juice instead, and, if I can, do I need to alter the amount?
Thanks

2 minutes ago
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Help with restaurant name, PLEASE

Thank you, thank you!!
I am pretty certain it was Christine's. It was on First Avenue, and if I recall correctly, they opened a second restaurant on 2nd Avenue in the twenties (maybe 25 or 26 St.
The reason this all came up was that I was at Acme (in Greenpoint) geting lox on Friday, and it brought me back to the cheap, filling platters we used to get at Christine's.
thanks again to all of you!!

about 7 hours ago
bxgirl in Manhattan

Help with restaurant name, PLEASE

Thanks for the reply, but that's not the one we are thinking of.
I think it was just one word, but I could be wrong.

about 17 hours ago
bxgirl in Manhattan

Help with restaurant name, PLEASE

In the late '80s and into the 90's, there was a Polish restaurant on
First Avenue around 11 or 12 Street, east side of the street.
It was not Theresa's (which came later) and not Veselka (which is closer to 8th Street).
Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant? Hubby and I are having senior moments!!!
Thanks

about 17 hours ago
bxgirl in Manhattan

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ttrockwood,
You always come through!! I guess pure pumpkin is pureed or at least smooth?
Thanks so much for responding!!

Dec 01, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

I looked at the recipe, and it calls for "1/2 cup of pure pumpkin".
What does that mean? Should it be pureed pumpkin?
The recipe does not indicate that you have to blend or otherwise emulsify the ingredients, and if it is pieces of pumpkin, I'd think you would need to smooth it out.
That's why I'm thinking it's pureed pumpkin.
Thanks for any clarification, since you already made this.
And by the way, your drink looks fabulous!!!

Nov 29, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

used cookbooks and Sichuan in chinatown

Just wanted to mention that Bonnie Slotnick has lost her lease, and she will be closing her shop.
I live near the shop, and it has been around for quite a few years.
Sorry she is being forced to leave our neighborhood.

Nov 25, 2014
bxgirl in Manhattan

Silpat for spiced nuts?

Just wanted to update.. I made the almonds this morning and I did line the baking pan with parchment.Worked wonderfully!!
Thanks for all your help, and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nov 25, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Silpat for spiced nuts?

Thanks,all.
I guess the silpat was not a good idea!!
I will, however, put parchment paper on the baking sheet, as foxspirit suggested. Great idea, fox.

Nov 24, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Silpat for spiced nuts?

I am planning to make spiced almonds for Thanksgiving.
Would it work/make sense to put the almonds on a Silpat over the baking sheet? Would using the Silpat affect the result?
Thanks

Nov 24, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Mushroom Barley soup?

YUP!! That's what I have.

Oct 29, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Mushroom Barley soup?

Alkapal,
You have been so helpful. Thanks so much.
The second recipe you linked looks perfect. I actually have 2 bags of TJ's dried mushrooms, so I will use both. I will leave out the meat, as I want to try to keeep the soup vegetarian.
Also, I don't know where you live, but I picked-up the porcini boullion cubes at Fairway (NYC) a while ago. The brand is Star, and everything on the box is written in Italian.
Thanks again

Oct 29, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Mushroom Barley soup?

Thanks for all the good advice.
I will rinse them, reconstitute,chop, strain the water in which they soaked, and save it for the soup.
I still need to know how much liquid I should add if the bag contains just under 1 ounce of dried mushrooms.
And, Alkapal, no, I am not using cream in the soup. I actually have porcini mushroom boullion cubes (which I bought since daughter is a vegetarian) and they should be perfect for this soup.Yes?

Oct 29, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

Mushroom Barley soup?

I just bought the dried mushroom medley at Trader Joe's. I plan to make mushroom barley soup. Do I need to first reconstitute the mushrooms?
Also, the bag contains almost 1 oz. of dried (0.88oz). Is that enough for 2 quarts of water? Do I need less water?
Any help/suggestions will be appreciated,
Thanks

Oct 28, 2014
bxgirl in Home Cooking

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