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does anyone know what type of fruit this is?

Yeah but still...do this with the wrong stuff and you know....

about 3 hours ago
pinehurst in General Topics

does anyone know what type of fruit this is?

I agree. Granadilla...google granadilla flower images

about 3 hours ago
pinehurst in General Topics

does anyone know what type of fruit this is?

What state/country? And what possessed you to eat it?

about 3 hours ago
pinehurst in General Topics

Dessert Italian Style

Ripe summer peaches sliced into glasses of good red wine. Simple, my nonno's favorite, and seasonal.

about 3 hours ago
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

My Ben, a very senior Walker hound, LOVES these...and the ones wrapped in chicken jerky. Good one chococat!

Just a caveat...sweet potatoes can (like too much pumpkin) give smaller breeds diarrhea. If I had a dog <30lbs, I'd start with two chews, chilled, and work my way up.

about 4 hours ago
pinehurst in Not About Food

Chocolate: What do you look for?

If it's a gift, I like to purchase a small ballotin (as in 2-4 pieces) of really excellent hand-crafted dark chocolate truffles, or a few dark chocolate almond clusters. The quality of the drugstore boxes (Whitmans, Russell Stover) has plummeted a ton, and I'd rather give a small box than a pound of junk.

As for me...I buy solid bars. If I could find a 85-90% dark chocolate bar with nuts, I'd buy that, but they're hard to find.

Dark all the time. Milk and white just taste like sugar to me (that's just me, not a judgment on folks who like other chocolate types).

Dark (85-90%) chocolate tastes inherently slightly bitter and slightly salty to me, so no more salt is needed there. I imagine some of the more cloyingly sweet varieties would benefit from a kick of salt or chili.

Fun questions!

about 9 hours ago
pinehurst in General Topics

Does anyone remember a 70's recipe for veal scallopine that had green pepper strips, sherry and heinz chili sauce?

Peterbearmom,

I put your ingredient memories into allrecipes, and this is what I found. I imagine you could sub part of the tomato for chili sauce and as cgarner notes, it is described as sweet.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Veal-Sca...

about 12 hours ago
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Do fast food restaurants in your area sell bagged ice?

I've seen this at McDonalds and Dunkins as well (NH and MA)
ETA the price is exorbitant for the size you get. I've seen pricing from 1.50-2.99 for two pound bags; most supermarket pricing is .99 for five pounds, tops. But it's all about convenience, esp in the drive-thru windows.

about 14 hours ago
pinehurst in Chains

The Price Of Beer All Over The World

Interesting newish (and hopefully not redundant) article about pricing and consumption. Found the pricing bit most intriguing. We were in NH, and over the weekend ate at a restaurant that had beer priced from $2.00 domestic drafts to $8.50 microbrews....so I guess it's a bit of a moving target.

about 14 hours ago
pinehurst in Beer

Vodka is ‘the drink of the past’ in Eastern Europe

Reminds me of the episode of the Sopranos where the businessman convinced Artie Buco to invest in Armagnac as the new trend that was sweeping Europe.

In all seriousness, if it's so, it's interesting. I don't see that trend here, at least not among younger consumers, whose cocktail repertoire at the place we frequent runs from G&Ts to blueberry vodka and Sprite to SoCo and Cola. I'd be floored and quietly thrilled if someone ordered a Manhattan or a scotch and soda.

about 15 hours ago
pinehurst in Spirits

Bread suggestions for a diabetic

Just giving a shout-out to the Joseph's products. We love them.

about 15 hours ago
pinehurst in Special Diets
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Absolutely, and yet he keeps letting me cook ??! ha!

Yah, I'm with you on the baking chocolate I think. I don't use it in any real quantities, but I do always have "eating" dark chocolate around the house for dessert/a treat...and even that, I usually just serve as-is, couple of squares with coffee, etc.

about 15 hours ago
pinehurst in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Folks on this subthread...is there any reason to not eat baking chocolate (apart from taste/texture preferences?) I always wondered that.

The Cluizel Noir Infini intrigues me. The darkest chocolate I've had thus far is 90%, but I do love me some dark, dark chocolate. As my husband says...dark and bitter, like your soooouuullllll. :-)

about 17 hours ago
pinehurst in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Something with some nice mushrooms and a couple of yellow summer squashes that I *have* to do something with. We got a new grill basket at Big Lots and are loving it for veggies on the grill (easy to just flip over and cook evenly) but our estimate of how much it would hold was way, way off.

I might just end up sautéing them with something. The humidity is coming back, so I'm getting lazy.

about 17 hours ago
pinehurst in Special Diets

The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

Thanks for comparing it to panforte. Yeah, it's a lot like that....said no one, ever.

1 day ago
pinehurst in Features
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Bread suggestions for a diabetic

The neighbor will probably have to determine what works best for him. Oopsy bread can be used, esp as a substitute for rolls (recipes available online). We use lo carb tortillas in our house, no matter what meal (with scrambled eggs or with sautéed steak and veggies). Also, my husband tolerates thin slices of pumpernickel and rye breads on occasion (not sure why this is, which is why your neighbor will need to experiment).

Also, and forgive the sidetrack, lots of things can serve as tasty bread substitutes. We have tuna salad in avocado halves, or in peppers or tomatoes in lieu of two slices of bread. Lots more veggies accompany our morning scrambled eggs, etc.

1 day ago
pinehurst in Special Diets

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Imagine me recommending this comment, 'cause I am, just not with a blue heart.

1 day ago
pinehurst in Greater Boston Area

Alternative to Market Basket for cheap lobsters

Lobster right off the boats at the Yankee Fisherman's cooperative in Seabrook NH (by the Hampton Bridge) was running from 5.75/lb for 1.25 lb lobsters up to I think 7.50 for 2+ pounders. Great quality.

Of course, that's if the drive up north isn't prohibitive.

1 day ago
pinehurst in Greater Boston Area

50 Comfort Foods for 50 States

An egg cream. NY style pizza....both are comfort foods I think of before wings, but those are good too.

Not for NY really but how can water ice not show up?

Jul 30, 2014
pinehurst in General Topics

Back on the diabetic diet - have to be really strict for now

Hard boiled eggs might fit the bill. H has a small, insulated lunch bag that he used for golf...picture a small cube that would (ironically ;) ) hold a six pack perfectly. A cold bottle of water, maybe a hard boiled egg or two. Cheese cubes (H likes a mix of romano and cheddar), pepper strips, tuna stuffed olives, and celery strips satisfy H's salt craving and his need to crunch, and they're healthier for him than his former love, pretzels.

As mcf wrote, yes to almonds. PB on a lo carb pita is easy to eat/hold. And we also do small Tupperware containers of rolled salami, ham, turkey breast, roast beef, etc.

GOOD LUCK...my H's first sign of BG in the 400's was a stroke, so I'm glad your H had a milder "wake up" call.

Jul 29, 2014
pinehurst in Special Diets

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day

Hot dogs were my family's supper every Saturday night during my youth...to me they still make for a great casual supper!

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in General Topics
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Eating flowers

Bloodboy, got to be careful with the day lilies. They have a laxative effect.

Nasturtiums are also good if you can find them; peppery and delicious.

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Home Cooking

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

The only other thing that comes to mind would be (for the vodka) jello shots....which isn't my cup of tea (mixing metaphors) and probably isn't yours.

It's good for cleaning sinks, though, the vodka is...

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Traditional Quebec recipes

If they throw me moules along with the cod (and rocks) from Percé, I'll be happy!

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Traditional Quebec recipes

Oh I know...they've been free range for a while now! :-)
Just saying that when you think Quebec food, cod doesn't necessarily come to mind.

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Dinner with kids near opera house

What do your kids like to eat, and what's your budget?
Also, will you be walking, driving, or taking the T to the Opera House?

My first suggestion would be to soak up Chinatown, but I don't know your kids as well as you do! :-)

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Greater Boston Area

Traditional Quebec recipes

not a criticism, because I love old cookbooks, but the recipes are more Anglo than Quebecois, I think?

I could be wrong...I only looked up to the fish section.

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Home Cooking

Why coconut oil?

Hi tcamp,

I believe that it's considered paleo because it's a dairy-free oil (unlike butter).

I can't speak to its nutritional superiority, but I do find that it imparts a definite "taste" (not bad, just coconutty) when I cook with it. I usually have four oils in my pantry--butter, olive oil, grapeseed, and coconut, depending on what I'm doing, I switch 'em up.

My go-to's are the oo and the butter.

Should you incorporate coconut oil? Why not try it? It's not good for everything (IMO)...for example, doesn't stand up to high heat, and for some, the taste is offputting. But try it!

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Special Diets

Easy question: Any good *dinner* buffets in Boston area?

Slightly longer than an hour (maybe 75 min) but is the Nordic Lodge still open in RI?

Not extraordinary, but not Indian, and def. dinner.

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Greater Boston Area

Low Carb Vegetarians, what's on your plate?

Good job, Zackly!

Jul 23, 2014
pinehurst in Special Diets
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