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Freezing Rugelach?

I'm going to set 12 aside and do a test. Thanks!

Dec 14, 2007
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Freezing Rugelach?

Wow, 40 batches.
I'm finding that making 1 is a workout with the rolling and turning of the very cold dough. I'm only going to freeze them (post-baking) for 4 or 5 days in an airtight container. I think this is better than just putting them in the fridge.

Dec 14, 2007
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Best congnac for around $40?

I know that doesn't leave much, but that is my sad/sorry price range.
Any advice would be great.

Dec 14, 2007
favolaus in Spirits

Freezing Rugelach?

Excellent news!
Thanks!

Dec 14, 2007
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Freezing Rugelach?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how well would you say Rugelach freezes?
Thanks!

Dec 14, 2007
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30 bucks for a rabbit?

They say the dont carry them because they are all raised with antibiotics.
I tried there first, actually.

Nov 28, 2007
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Bon Vivant Companion?

Thank you! I finally found a reprinted copy of it on amazon.japan. I'll be waiting another month until it arrives.

Thanks again!

Nov 27, 2007
favolaus in Spirits

30 bucks for a rabbit?

I was robbed, right? I need a better source than Gelsons. West side if possible.
Thanks!

Nov 27, 2007
favolaus in Los Angeles Area

Bon Vivant Companion?

Does anyone know a website that I might be able to look at or download this book?

Thanks!

Nov 03, 2007
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Best Kitchen Supply on the West side?

Or, really anywhere in LA. I can't seem to find a good one.

thanks!

Oct 23, 2007
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Ideas for a 1 dish hangover cure breakfast?

Quiche? Strata? Friend is having a big birthday and I want to bring her something she can just thrown in the oven the next morning. No effort, hangover friendly.

Thanks!
Carrie

Sep 21, 2007
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banh mi on the west side?

What/where is SGV in the OC? I just moved here from the east coast last winter.

Thanks for the sandwich info too. I can sort of improvise a banh mi if I need to, but it isn't the same.

Sep 19, 2007
favolaus in Los Angeles Area

banh mi on the west side?

Anyone know where I could find a good banh mi in Santa Monica, Venice, Marina or culver city? I could really use one right about now.

Thanks!
Caroline

Sep 19, 2007
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Lunch in Santa Monica

I second the counter. Amazing burgers.

Sep 18, 2007
favolaus in Los Angeles Area

Freezing Smoked Salmon [moved from Home Cooking]

Is it possible to do without ruining the texture? I have somehow managed to have 2 unopened 1.5 lb. packages of smoked salmon that will almost certianly not be consumed before exp. date.

Thanks!

Mar 28, 2007
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hijiki and other Japanese groceries on the West Side

Anyone have a favorite Japanese Grocery store on the West side?

Thanks!

Mar 24, 2007
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Black Rice.

I'm pretty sure it is Chinese. Thanks a bunch.

Feb 26, 2007
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Black Rice.

I'd like to cook up the black rice I have, but am not sure how. I've read that I need to soak it overnight, and I've also read various cooking times. Anyone have any solid advice?

Also, can I use it inplace of wildrice?

Thanks!
Caroline

Feb 26, 2007
favolaus in Home Cooking

Salmon recipes needed!

This is my very favorite thing to do with salmon. It is from the Aquavit cookbook.

Gravlax
2.5-3 lb. filet if salmon w/ skin on one side- as fresh as possible
1/2 c. salt
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. white pepper
large amount of fresh dill chopped

wash and pat dry fish. Mix together salt, sugar and pepper. sprinkle skin side of fish with mixture. Place fish in large glass dish and pour the rest of the salt/sugar mixture over the fish, covering it. Then, spinkle mixture with an even coat of chopped dill. Cover and leave in a cool place for 6 hr. After 6 hrs. cover well and leave in fridge for 36 hrs. After 36 hrs., scrape off mixture and dill, slice up and serve.

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Feb 26, 2007
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Bacon Brownie?

I just checked out the bacon unwrapped one and it doesn't seem right to me either. I think that I'm going to try to make as version of them by replacing some or all of the butter or oil with bacon fat. I'll get back and tell you how it went.

Feb 24, 2007
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Interesting Smoothie Ideas?

bananas, dates, cashews milk, sugar or maple syrup.

Feb 23, 2007
favolaus in Home Cooking

guinness marmite?

So, where would I be most likely to find it in LA? On the west side, pref.
Thanks!

Feb 22, 2007
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guinness marmite?

I know that. There is a guinness marmite for St. Paddys day this year.

Feb 22, 2007
favolaus in Los Angeles Area

Is Canola oil the Devil?

oven cleaner works on everything as a last resort.

Feb 21, 2007
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guinness marmite?

Any idea where I could find this on the west side? I'm new to this city and I've not got a clue where to start looking.

Thanks!

Feb 21, 2007
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Good Butcher in Venice or Santa Monica?

A mexican butcher would be perfect. I am not looking for anything fancy and I'm pretty good at recognizing cuts of meat. I used to mainly get my meat from either Central American or Chinese places in Brooklyn because what they had was more 'interesting.' If you could list a few good mexican, Chinese or Halal places that would be great.
Thanks!

Feb 19, 2007
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Best LA Area Burgers?

Tommy's. I just moved here from Brooklyn and the Tommy burger scared me at first. but now we are very very close. Still, it is more of a special occasion burger for me.

My regular favorite is and will always be In and Out.
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Feb 19, 2007
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Any trusted frozen yogurt recipes to offer?

I like this one. It also makes a great sandwich with lemon cookies.

Lavander Frozen Yogurt
Makes 1 quart

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 Tbsp lavender buds
1 1/4 cups Greek Yogurt
1 1/4 cups creme fraiche
Juice of 2 limes

Combine the sugar, water, and lavender buds in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer the syrup for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When the syrup is cool, strain and discard the lavender.

Combine the yogurt and creme fraiche or sour cream in a large bowl. Whisk in the lavender syrup and lime juice. Chill the mixture for 1 hour, then churn in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturer's instructions.

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Feb 19, 2007
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Good Butcher in Venice or Santa Monica?

I'm Looking for a good butcher in Venice or Santa Monica. I would like to find someplace I can buy things like beef cheeks and sweetbreads.

Thanks!
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Feb 19, 2007
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Tamarind Paste vs. Concentrate

Using half the amount of concentrate is a good plan. Using concentrat just cuts time, so you don't have to soak and strain the tamarind in blocks. Some concentrate is pretty bad though, so if you find one you like, stick with that brand.

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Feb 18, 2007
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