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Homemade chicken soup question

I always use raw chicken - and only bottoms and necks. I usually throw in a piece or two of meat - short ribs, usually. And while the chicken from the soup may not be to the liking of most foodies, I have customers for it at home (especially during these subzero days and nights those of us in the Northeast are suffering with!)

Feb 21, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Passover Quinoa Flour

so cool!

Feb 17, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Where can I get frozen raccoons?

Try Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY....

Feb 12, 2015
ahuva in Los Angeles Area

looking for mini chocolate liquor bottles

Try Top's on Avenue U in Brooklyn?

Feb 11, 2015
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Great Food @ Badly Planned Event: Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) 2015

Had a great time although I concur with Adina - a lot of people but not a lot of room. A lot of jostling for the beef cheek tacos, the lamb bacon from wandering que, the gnocchi from Chagall was very nice. Don't hate me but I also loved the kugel from Pomegranate - they do the heimishe very nicely (although I could've done without the gala shots).

Feb 09, 2015
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I eat it my way

I like eating my main together with my salad. I always ask the waiters to bring the salad together with the main.

Is there a one-dish meal that you can't live without?

With the cold winter winds blowing outside, and a forecast of more snow, I'd have to go with my chicken soup, full of meat and chicken and vegetables, or my spaghetti and meatballs/bolognese (I guess, technically, two dishes?). Maybe my beef stew - also, full of carrots and other yummy veg.

Feb 04, 2015
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Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

no, I've been to both and I like both - i'm just partial to kings highway glatt. he also makes great egg rolls and great shawarma.

Feb 01, 2015
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Super Bowl 2015

the hated pats might've won but at least my food was a raving success! We had candied bacon, mini pretzel-hot dogs, shawarma with toppings, French fries and onion rings, avocado egg rolls and vegetable spring rolls, and, of course, wings (wouldn't be a super bowl without 'em!). At half time I made a big batch of popcorn and put out some homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookie squares. There was also the regular array of chips, dips (hummus, guacamole, salsa, etc.), sodas, and beers. It was a great party!

Feb 01, 2015
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Is it okay to...

when in doubt...do without! imho - definitely gauche.

Feb 01, 2015
ahuva in Not About Food
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Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

they have good stuff, but you can also try Simon's butcher shop (I forget the actual name) on the corner of East second or third and Kings Highway (I think it's officially called Kings Highway Meats or Glatt or something). He has really good meats and prepared foods - Sephardi and non-Sephardi. try his chicken nuggets with rice krispies - my kids love them!

Jan 31, 2015
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Oh my!!! Blizzard coming....what to do....

no generator...will be restocking the kitchen with milk, frozen pizza, bread, and chocolate chips (will need to entertain the kids during the anticipated snow days - chocolate chip cookies anyone?)

Jan 25, 2015
ahuva in General Topics

potato kuggel

I've always only used potatoes, eggs, oil, onions, and hot water (it makes it lighter) in the kugel - never any flour or any other fillers you mentioned.

Jan 21, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

need a kosher restaurant on long island not five towns for business dinner

I love colbeh.

Jan 11, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

I want to make a pie from scratch. I've never done pie crust, and I really want to this year.

Jan 08, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

When I was a kid I always envisioned adulthood as one big coffee orgy. My mother drinks coffee, but I wasn't allowed to try it until I "got older". Well, once I was older I tried it. I tried it again and again. I tried it with milk and I tried it without milk. I tried it with sugar and I tried it without sugar. I tried it flavored and I tried it plain. And then I gave up. I love the way that coffee smells. I love coffee ice cream. I love coffee cake. But I don't like coffee. And d'ya want to hear something funny? My husband doesn't like coffee either. We are probably the only household in America without a coffee machine. We buy instant coffee for when we have guests. we have a hot water urn and we let them make it themselves. I'm not sure we always have both caffeinated and decaf. Or milk or cream.

Grilled/cooked avocados?

I made a grilled 'guacamole' but I served it right after they were grilled - I have heard that avocados can go bitter when cooked but so far I haven't had that experience.

Jan 08, 2015
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Most Essential Tools for Home Cooks

thermapen? is that a fancy name for a meat thermometer? because I definitely agree - meat thermometer is a must have. a good skillet. I love my kitchen aid mixer, Cuisinart food processor - don't know how i'd be able to bake up breads or puree/grate without them. love my cheap immersion blender - especially now that it's thirteen degrees outside (soups on!). and my crockpot - I could write odes to the crockpot. Adam Sachs' list is nice but far from the essentials. serrated knife I agree with. the rest would make my top twenty or so, maybe - but not top five.

Jan 07, 2015
ahuva in Cookware

Party sides and nibbles--hot and bored!

roasted chickpeas? marinated mushrooms? mini pizzas?

Jan 07, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

What to do with Frozen Carrots?

I throw them into my chicken soups, stock pots, beef stews, and pot roasts.

Simple Good Things

Duncan Hines brownie mix, slightly underbaked and fresh out of the oven (gooey center intact) and vanilla ice cream. Same goes for homemade warm chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream. Tomato rice soup (even canned isn't too bad) and a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. fresh hot popcorn, a diet coke, and a good movie.

Jan 06, 2015
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What's for Dinner #342- The Return of the Polar Vortex Edition! [through Jan. 10, 2015]

spaghetti and meatballs. lamb stew with lots of new potatoes and baby carrots. Pot roast.

What do you put in your chicken stock to make the most flavorful soup?

I always add in beef bones - neck or knee - and sometimes beef short ribs ("flanken"). Sometimes turkey necks or wings. I also cook my chicken soup forever (easily 5-7 hours) to ensure a fully developed, more robust flavor.

Never thought of adding apple cider vinegar. Will have to try that next time...

Jan 03, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Tell me about your first time making something

I remember when I discovered the glory that is my backyard barbecue grill. I'd been using it for a while, but for the basics - hot dogs, burgers, chicken cutlets. But then one day I decided to expand my horizon. I started with beer can chicken, moved on to slow smoked briskets and marinated roasts, baby back ribs and braised sausages. I haven't been able to stop since! I love the way that I can vary my repertoire without having to heat up my kitchen. I love the way that I impress my husband and his friends with my tequila marinated steaks, brined birds, and smoked ribs. The dudes are impressed, my kitchen is clean, and my kids think that I rock.

Baby got bbq!

Dec 31, 2014
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Jewish Christmas

I've been saying this for years now - I remember going to see the second of the Lord of the Rings movies on Christmas, figuring it'd be a somewhat empty(ish) theater and I'd be able to get prime seats. The theater was packed! And not with only fellow members of the tribe -

Dec 25, 2014
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What is your favorite one dish meal?

I'd go with the braised short ribs, or a pot roast with veggies (carrots, pearl onions, potatoes). Maybe braised lamb shanks?

Dec 24, 2014
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Jewish Christmas

"Jewish Christmas" - catching a movie with some friends and going out for pizza

Dec 23, 2014
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KD Chicken @ Sizzle

great menu ideas for zos Chanukah!

Dec 20, 2014
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strep throat foods....please help

chicken soup, chicken soup, chicken soup!

Dec 18, 2014
ahuva in General Topics

non traditional latkes

I did a carrot-scallion latke. I'm planning on trying a guacamole version (potatoes and avocadoes - but I'm going to leave out the black beans!). I really like Epicurious's potato with porcini mushrooms version.

I'm also a big believer in trial and error in the kitchen. I've done sweet noodle kugel latkes and stuffing latkes. this year I'm trying a wild rice and mushrooms version.

Dec 17, 2014
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