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Why I love our Asian grocery stores

When I am visiting Northern NJ I go to both stores-
Mitsuwa is much more expensive but there are things you cannot find anywhere else.

Han Ah Reum is the best. Some of the meats are cheaper. Some cuts of meat for Korean dishes are easier to find here.

about 12 hours ago
jpr54_1 in General Topics

Banana BREAD failure :-)

the problem I think is the use of whole wheat flour.

about 14 hours ago
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking
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tea with cheese

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/4/14...

what is your favorite pairing?

my favorite is a first flush Darjeeling and a triple cream cheese.
I am looking forward to ordering my FF Darjeelings and pairing them.

about 21 hours ago
jpr54_1 in Cheese

basil from the supermarket

I buy them at either Whole foods or Fresh Market with good results. I replant them in pots and fertilize.

I also have an aerogarden and grow different types of basil from seeds with great results.

about 21 hours ago
jpr54_1 in Gardening

Tea Discussions

miniature space is all the rage in Japan
these are addictive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufwdr...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqHSc...

1 day ago
jpr54_1 in General Topics

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy.

no- I am going to grill them outside
not of course the mini ones

2 days ago
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy.

it's been warm down here in the Sunshine State.
I am going to make hamburgers, coleslaw, potato salad-
and salad.

I wasn't sure what I was going to make for dinner and then I saw this-
http://www.eater.com/2015/4/15/842473...

Tea Discussions

I have been looking for 2015 First Flush Darjeeling teas and have visited 2 sites for teas
www.goldentipstea.com
www.teabox.com

and site for discussion of tea
www.steepster.com

2 days ago
jpr54_1 in General Topics

(Roasted)/Beet Kvass

what is SCOBY?

Apr 18, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

COOKING CLASS IDEAS - help?!?

shrimp only need 1 hour-
you can make salad, etc while they are marinating

Apr 18, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

COOKING CLASS IDEAS - help?!?

how to bbq-
the weather has been warm enough.

florida fish/shellfish-cerviche

Apr 18, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

Stop The Pyrex/Glassware Shenanigans (Extreme temperature change issues)

Pyrex and other glassware
I have several pieces dating back to '69 when I got married.
I have never had a problem with my corning ware or pyrex pieces.
I guess I might have been lucky but they are my favorites.
I still have a few of my original engagemment and wedding gifts

Apr 16, 2015
jpr54_1 in Cookware

Interesting Spice Blend

what other blends have you made?

Apr 16, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

2015 First Flush Darjeeling

I want to purchase this years First Flush Darjeeling-
any suggestions
I was happy with my purchase from http://silvertipstea.com/fusionecomme... this past year.
I also purchase sample sizes of Darjeeling from Upton-they are not usually the most flavorful.

Apr 15, 2015
jpr54_1 in General Topics

Sardines in cans

the above is an old thread
but check out http://mouth-full-of-sardines.blogspo... for more recent suggestions

Apr 15, 2015
jpr54_1 in General Topics

May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

question-are blue hearts being counted for nominations?

Apr 15, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I know you are far from helpless and hopeless. Things will get better

Apr 14, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

The Cheshire Cat, Paramus

there was also the Moonraker on Rt.4

Apr 13, 2015
jpr54_1 in New Jersey

The Cheshire Cat, Paramus

yes-the last chance saloon

Apr 13, 2015
jpr54_1 in New Jersey

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

there are several varieties and many vibrant colors-
one of my favorite edible flowers

Apr 12, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking
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May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

SAVEUR: THE NEW CLASSICS COOKBOOK

Apr 11, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

60th Birthday BBQ Menu Planning

tabouli or tabbouleh with quinoa
tzatziki

seltzer/club soda with lemon/limes - splash of wine

Apr 11, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker?

I have 2 lamb shanks in the slow cooker now-
I used fresh grape tomatoes, a small can of whole tomatoes, vegetable broth and cabernet

Apr 11, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

I hate organ meat

my mom(let her rest in peace) made sweetbreads and beef liver fried with onions every month or so. I didn't much like them.
but chopped calves or chicken liver with onions,schmaltz, and chopped hard boiled eggs were delicious.

I also enjoy making petcha- jellied calves feet-It is an acquired taste but delicious with lots of garlic and fresh lemon juice or vinegar.

Then there is chicken soup with chicken feet and the chicken innards-heart,neck,liver, etc.

I also think there is a difference in taste of pork offal

I also enjoy pickling veal tongue and having a sandwich on rye with mustard and coleslaw.

Apr 09, 2015
jpr54_1 in General Topics

May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

CHEF INTERRUPTED by Melissa Clark

THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: RECIPES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND BY Cathy Erway

Apr 09, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

Looking for fresh mint leaves

Fresh Market/Whole Foods also frequently carries small herb plants.
you might also want to check out markets in area including Epicure http://www.epicuremarket.com/ or farmers markets.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I am making grilled steak for dinner with sides of avocado/cucumber salad and tabbouleh quinoa tonight
dessert-sliced mango
shiraz

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2015/0...

http://honestcooking.com/tabbouleh-qu...

I made them this morning and tasted them-flavorful and different

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

tonight's dinner is going to be meatballs and spaghetti(squash) with tomato sauce-coleslaw,cucumber salad,and dried fruit compote.

tomorrow, I am thinking of making lamb shanks. Any suggestions

Reusing old spice containers

check out this great shop https://www.atthemeadow.com/

Apr 07, 2015
jpr54_1 in Home Cooking

please help to update our family sedar recipes

what were the vegetables youused?

Apr 07, 2015
jpr54_1 in Kosher