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Rich Simple Syrup

This simple syrup worked fine for me. I added 1 1/2 cups of it to 2 cups of 160 proof vodka that had 14 large basil leaves steeped in it for one week. Basil Digestif. Absolutely incredible. Head and shoulders above Limoncello. Peppery with a waft of basil. Wow!

Aug 20, 2009
CelticWarrior in Recipes

GastroPub and the Super Bowl

Looking for a good place to watch the Super Bowl and get some good bar food at the same time. Somewhere in the vicinity of the Kimberly Hotel.

Jan 22, 2009
CelticWarrior in Manhattan

Super Bowl Near The Kimberly Hotel?

Looking for the best place near the Kimberly to watch the Super Bowl and have some GastroPub food. Any unique "shouldn't miss" venues near there as well?

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Kimberly Hotel
145 E 50th St, New York, NY

Jan 20, 2009
CelticWarrior in Manhattan

Best way to store cheese?

For optimal storage, keep your cheeses wrapped in the paper or packaging in which they were delivered. Our paper is specially designed to allow the cheeses to breathe and retain moisture.

The best place to store your cheese is in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder or wine cabinet, otherwise in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator.

Try to consume your cheeses within days of receiving them so that you can enjoy them at peak flavor, particularly the softer types. If properly stored, most cheeses will last several weeks. As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, fresher types.

Rewrap left over cheese in the paper or packaging it came in and store as aforementioned.

If you have thrown away your paper or packaging or if it has been torn, follow these guidelines:
- Bloomy rind cheeses, tommes and cheeses with harder and drier rinds, wrap only the cut surface in light weight plastic, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
- Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in foil.
- Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper or grease proof paper.
- Small cheeses, a goat's milk crottin, for example, should also be wrapped in wax paper or grease proof paper.
- Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.

Dec 29, 2008
CelticWarrior in Cheese