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What happened?

What Orlando food bloggers do you recommend? I've been sort of following Tasty Chomps and Scott Joseph since I moved here, but if there are more I'd love to know.

Aug 15, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

St. Petersburg- casual lunch

I'm taking a day trip to St. Pete next week and will be near The Dali Museum and Fort De Soto. Any ideas for a casual and not expensive lunch? All cuisines are fine, I'm open to seafood (but not all who are coming with me are) so seafood restaurants would need a decent selection of other choices. Thanks!

Aug 08, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

Medivka (Ukrainian Honey Liqueur) Questions

This cookbook IS gold! It has an entire section on Borcht along with the line "contrary to popular belief, it is not just a hot beet soup. There is a borscht for every occasion and season." The recipe before the Medivka is Krupnyk, another vodka infusion with peppercorns,lemon,and cinnamon. The book says it's a lifesaver on a cold winter night.

Jul 29, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Spirits

Medivka (Ukrainian Honey Liqueur) Questions

I'm so happy it turned out! I had completely forgotten I started this thread and most of the replies came during a time I wasn't checking Chowhound regularly.

Jul 29, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Spirits

Seafood in Titusville

That sounds perfect! Didn't make it this time, but it is on the list for the next time I'm in the area.

Jul 15, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

Seafood in Titusville

Thanks! I can confirm that shrimp is a good choice. The two of us who had the rock shrimp were happier than the two who had fish. (I had never had rock shrimp, so it was a treat.)

Jul 05, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

Seafood in Titusville

We are at Canaveral National Seashore (Playalinda side). Is there anything we should steer clear of at Dixie?

Jul 05, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

Seafood in Titusville

Fellow chowhounds, my parents are visiting this weekend and one of their requests was for good seafood. (Casual, seafood shack style). Since we are visiting the beach tomorrow I thought that would be a good opportunity. My initial search of the boards gave me a link to this post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594370
Since it hasn't been updated since 2009, is Dixie Crossroads still a good option? If not any other recommendations?

Jul 04, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

Frittata keeps sticking to my cast iron-what am I doing wrong?

Thank you all! You have restored my faith that I can make this pan work for me!

Jun 09, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Cookware

Frittata keeps sticking to my cast iron-what am I doing wrong?

Should I try to salvage it with the kosher salt and oil without reseasoning or reseason it and then begin the new cleaning regime?

Jun 08, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Cookware

Frittata keeps sticking to my cast iron-what am I doing wrong?

I suspect I might be skimping on fat. I have a bacon frittata I've been meaning to try, maybe that will do the trick.

Jun 08, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Cookware

Frittata keeps sticking to my cast iron-what am I doing wrong?

So I just moved and unpacked all of my kitchen stuff. Staring me in the face was my beautiful Griswold cast iron that I'm going to have to reseason (again!) because of a failed frittata attempt. Should I give up trying to make them in cast iron and just switch to baking them in a casserole dish, or is there a secret to keeping them from sticking?

Jun 08, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Cookware

Need restaurant recommendation near Orlando airport hotel area?

When I stayed near the airport last year, I had wanted to try ZaZa's Cuban Diner on Curry Ford Rd. http://zazacubandiner.com/cuban-resta.... Things happened and I didn't get there, but it came highly recommended from locals and I think I read some positive reviews on Chowhound as well.

Apr 17, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

International/Ethnic Grocery Stores-Orlando

Haven't decided exactly where we will be, but looking at Winter Park,Oviedo, and Winter Springs. Your list is really exciting, I can't wait to go exploring. When we visited last year I actually walked by the German market in Sanford, but it was a Sunday morning and it was closed. It's definitely on my list to check out when we get there.

Apr 14, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

International/Ethnic Grocery Stores-Orlando

Thank You!

Apr 14, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

International/Ethnic Grocery Stores-Orlando

I will be moving to Orlando soon and am looking for international grocery stores. I found this list (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featur... ) from the Orlando Sentinel. It looks to be from 2006, can anyone tell me if this is still a fairly accurate list? If not what stores do you recommend. Thanks!

Apr 13, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida

I am a terrible cook!

I would love to know which Moosewood Recipes are still your favorites. I have many Moosewood cookbooks (both Mollie Katzen and Moosewood Collective) and can never decide which recipes to try.

What happened?

Hi All! I am an Ohio chowhound who will likely be relocating to Orlando within the next few months. I do hope that more chowhounds resume posting to the Florida board because I count on Chowhound to help me out on my food journeys and I'm excited to explore a new area. For my part, if I do end up in Orlando I will do my part to post anything interesting that I find.

Mar 09, 2015
justlauralibrarian in Florida
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Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in VA next week

I LOVE Route 11 Potato Chips! I always get a bag of the Route 11 Crab Chips and a bag of the UTZ crab chips when I'm in the mid-Atlantic area.I'm lucky because there is a store close to me in Ohio that sells Route 11 chips, think I might need to pick some up for the Super Bowl this weekend.

What do with Slovene Smoked Sausages? Soup Recipes?

This recipe is happening the next time I have three day weekend. Thank you so much for sharing! (And it gives me an excuse to go to Penzey's.)

What do with Slovene Smoked Sausages? Soup Recipes?

Thanks! Those are pretty much the ingredients that I was thinking about using so that soup makes perfect sense to me.

What do with Slovene Smoked Sausages? Soup Recipes?

I have some smoked Slovene sausages in my freezer that came from a local shop. I want to turn it into some sort of authentic Eastern European stew, but my online searches have left me empty handed. Any chowhound ideas? (The sausages are smoked, were called Slovenes, and are about half the size of a normal link of sausage)

Does my oven have a problem or is it me?

Hi Foster, Unfortunately I still have no answer. I have an oven thermometer and have had to basically learn by doing how to set the thermometer. I honestly think the stove is on it's last legs and I will have to replace it soon. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Dec 01, 2014
justlauralibrarian in Cookware

Food or food related magazines?

I have a bit of an obsession with food magazines and it's hard for me to leave the grocery store without one. The ones that I find consistently deliver good content are Saveur, Fine Cooking, and Louisiana Cookin'. (I think my grocery store stopped carrying that one so I may have to get a subscription.) I had a gift subscription to Garden & Gun a few years back, I loved it and still pick it up at the store occasionally. I really want a subscription to Lucky Peach, but it's a little expensive for me. (Totally worth it if I could afford it.) Eating Well and Vegetarian Times I pick up occasionally if something strikes my fancy. I also pick up Cooking Light and Southern Living occasionally. (Especially November and December).

Food or food related magazines?

I also miss Everyday Food. I still use my back issues, and have considered scouring ebay to see if I can find more of them. I have so many cookbooks and cooking magazines, but I've realized that I really need simple recipes for the weekdays and EF was perfect for that.

pumpkin pie recipe

This has been my go to recipe for the past 5 or so years. I love it because it uses regular milk and only uses cinnamon for the spice. Finding real maple syrup is essential to the recipe. Also, I keep wanting to try it with a bourbon whipped cream. (Although that would make it a little less kid-friendly)

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pies/maple-...

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

Thanks again to everyone for your suggestions! I had a great time in Greensboro and can't wait to explore it again. I'm attaching a picture of my goods after our first trip to the store.

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

I went crazy! I was actually able to find most of the things on the list. I got my Duke's Mayo, some Boar and Castle sauce, some Boar and Castle flavored popcorn, biscuit flour (I could only find White Lily), Blenheim's Ginger Ale, Pimento cheese from Musten and Crutchfield (Which was used for grilled pimento cheese sandwiches), texas pete, Scott's BBQ sauce, some sausage from Giacomo's. (We also had stuffed bread there and it was awesome. I was sad that I couldn't take home some of the frozen items.) Grits and Buckwheat flour from the store at the Guilford Mill, and some Apple Brandy. I also picked up a bottle of Crystal hot sauce, because that's my favorite for jambalaya and gumbo and is super hard to find up here.

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

I LOVE Moravian Cookies. I actually have relatives in Winston-Salem and growing up we would stop for a day on our way to Florida with my grandparents. We were usually there just long enough to get some Krispy-Kreme donuts (Warm from the oven, of course) and eat at K&W Cafeteria. The past two times I've visited as an adult, there have been blizzards that shut down the city, so I haven't been able to do much shopping. I made up for it this time though!

Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in VA next week

I won't be able to make any of the farmer's markets, as we are only in town Thursday & Friday, but I will definitely try to check out those stores!