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Pureeing Potato soups- funny texture

Good point!

Jan 30, 2014
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking

Pureeing Potato soups- funny texture

Usually 2 large potatoes to about 4 c broth (I never follow a recipe for soup). I cook them until fork tender, 15-20 min. Perhaps I just over cooked them the last few times.

Jan 30, 2014
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking
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Pureeing Potato soups- funny texture

The potatoes are always fresh. I usually use garlic and leeks and usually use red potatoes as I always have them on hand.

I'll try a combo or them. The soup is always silky smooth when I eat it out so I was trying to replicate that.

Jan 30, 2014
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking

Pureeing Potato soups- funny texture

I have a love for potato soups but everytime I puree them with an immersion blender the texture of the soup is mealy. Am I over boiling the potato, using the wrong type of potato, or using the wrong tool? I don't own a blender and really love the easy one pot whizzing of my stick blender. Thanks!

Jan 30, 2014
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking

Four days in Englewood

Pho Thai Lao kitchen in Maywood. Skip the appetizers (except the lao crepe, which is awesome) and enjoy the main dishes and the kanoo krok dessert. Also, Mantra (indian) on rt 4 in paramus does a yummy brunch on sundays. Samdan in cresskkill has pretty good turkish/medit. food.

Oct 05, 2012
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Pho Thai Lao in Maywood Thoughts

Tommy, I totally agree with you! I find the food here very fresh, flavorful, and authentic? There curry is like no other ... Oh I could go on and on

Sep 11, 2012
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Pho Thai Lao in Maywood Thoughts

I love the lao dishes. I also really like the curry and noodle dishes. I have been told that they are authentically thai by my thai friends. I hope you have all tried the papaya salad! It's delish!

Aug 22, 2012
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Canning barbecue sauce questions

Thanks everyone. It seems I should invest in a pressure canner. I have been jamming for years with no issue but this would be my first departure from that. Pressure canners have always made me a bit nervous though.

Jun 26, 2012
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking

Canning barbecue sauce questions

I am looking to make some large quantities of BBQ sauce to can but I'm not sure if the jars would have to be processed in a pressure canner or hot water bath. I do three diff types, tomato based, mustard based, and bourbon. Does any one have experience with canning BBQ sauce. I'd prefer to use my own recipe and not one made specifically for canning.

Jun 24, 2012
foodaholic8 in Home Cooking

Pho Thai Lao in Maywood Thoughts

I love the food here. I go back almost once a week. It really is like you are eating in a thai mother's kitchen. There really is a thai mother in the kitchen and everyone is really very friendly. The food is fresh and made as you order it. Perhaps give it a try and see what you think.

Nov 23, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Maywood

There is an awesome new thai place on Maywood ave called Pho Thai Lao kitchen. It's like delicious home cooked thai food. Please give it a try!!

Nov 23, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Chinese, Thai, Indian in/near Maywood NJ

I can say I am a fan of Pho Thai Lao in Maywood! I still prefer Pimaan a bit more but the food is great, very well priced, and the servers are super friendly. Now if they would get some massuman curry I would be in heaven.

Just mind the spice level! A three is pretty spicy!

Oct 29, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Wedding Venues in Northern NJ or Rockland county with great food

It was my brother's wedding and the food was AWESOME although the cocktail hour food was better than dinner!!! The venetian was very attentive to every detail and even let guests etc take home uneaten desserts. My brother lucked out with an open date so they really got a good deal... the amount of food was ridiculous

Jul 06, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Chinese, Thai, Indian in/near Maywood NJ

Pad Thai, massuman Curry, thom yum soup, green curry. Pretty much basic thai that should be great all the time. I find it lacking in flavor and at times greasy. Just goes to show you everyone has their taste. I feel that they have really americanized their food.

Mar 20, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Inexpensive lunch in Bergen/Passaic area

Pollos Mario in Hackensack. $10 and you get a whole chicken and side. YUM

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Pollos Mario
63 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Mar 20, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Chinese, Thai, Indian in/near Maywood NJ

Well it has been a while and I have tried wondee's three times. I still think it's passable at best. I keep driving to Pimaan in emerson when I need thai. As for the suggestion of panda on essex st thanks! It's decent take out.

My next goal is pizza and bagels :x

Mar 20, 2011
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

best supermarket meat dept. in Bergen County

It doesn't have to be food related. We have a jewelry store and we got a restaurant depot card with the ein.

Dec 24, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Chinese, Thai, Indian in/near Maywood NJ

I love Pimaan. It is my fave thai place. I was just hoping for a 10 min ride to a new joint. Have you guys tried Rocca in Glen Rock for a somewhat upscale dinner? It is pretty good (stay away from the typical chicken parm etc and you will be impressed).

Dec 19, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Hudson house in Nyack, NY

I have been to Velo and it is great. I did go to the Hudson House last night and I have to say it was better than I remember. Everything was delicious (I haven't had perfectly cooked scallops in ages) and service was immpeccable! Dessert was the clincher. My only complaint was that it was very noisy but, we expected this on a Saturday night. Next time we will head there on a weekend.

Dec 19, 2010
foodaholic8 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Food in Bergen Co, NJ

Bailys BBQ is awesome!!! I love their corn souffle!

Rocca in Glen Rock is another favorite for italian

Dec 18, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Maywood

I moved to maywood recently and have been trying various food places nearby. If you want pizza avoid the downtown pizza shops (Mario's is ok for food). Also, the bakery is not so great. The crumb cake I recently bought was stale. The peruvian chicken place is very good though!

Dec 17, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Chinese, Thai, Indian in/near Maywood NJ

Guys I'm very sad about the Food in this area :(

I even tried Wondee's in Hackensack and it was nothing worth repeating.... I feel like I have moved into a blah food zone

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Wondee Cafe
296 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Dec 17, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Wedding Venues in Northern NJ or Rockland county with great food

Well Everyone thanks for the input! The wedding is going to be at the Venetian as they gave a fantastic deal! I hope the food is as good as I've heard!

Dec 17, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Hudson house in Nyack, NY

Has anyone been here recently? I haven't found any recent reviews/posts and I wanted to go here for a special dinner. Any thoughts?

Dec 16, 2010
foodaholic8 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Best Produce in Bergen County

Bumping up- Abma's farm is awesome though a bit pricey. They grow much of the produce in season. Also check out Demarest farm in season. Fairway market in fort lee (not part of the chain) also has great produce

Aug 23, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Where to buy Servil Blanc wine in Bergen County

There is a wine shop in Tappan NY (on the nj border) called Grape D'vine. He has a great selection and fair prices. If he doesn't have what you are looking for he does try to get it for you. Perhaps give him a try?

Aug 23, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Wedding Venues in Northern NJ or Rockland county with great food

Yes I meant to say Rockleigh :) Thanks.

Has anyone been to heard of il Tulipano?

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Tulipano Restaurant
1131 State Highway 23 N, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Aug 23, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Wedding Venues in Northern NJ or Rockland county with great food

Thanks everyone- I will pass these along to my brother. I will also add rockland cc to the list on your recs although I have been there in the past and have been underwhelmed by the food.

Aug 21, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Wedding Venues in Northern NJ or Rockland county with great food

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for some Ideas for wedding venues in Northern NJ or Rockland County, NY. So far I keep getting recommendations for the Brownstone based on food quality but I was not impressed with the facility itself.

Requirments:
room for 250 people
REALLY good food
Would love to keep it around 130pp with everything included (this is why I am still considering the brownstone) but it's ok if the avg. price is higher.
It doesn't have to be a typical "hall" I'm open to unique locations as well.

Thanks in advance!

Aug 17, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey

Rec for dinner in Bergen County?

If you like fish I would suggest Varka's in Ramsey. It is a greek style fish house and the food is great! It is a little pricey but worth it! I would go on a weds night as weekends are BUSY (it has become a popular place)

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Varka
30 North Spruce Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446

Jun 18, 2010
foodaholic8 in New Jersey