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"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

For clarification, Ms B is chief steward on the megayacht and works very hard seeing to the needs of the billionaire owner and his wife. Hard work yields great rewards.

This is a young lady who would have been happy with McD and Buffalo wings 3 years ago and now has developed a sophisticated palate and a fine nose for wine

Aug 30, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

We took the youngest off to college in NY today. To break the trip home we stopped and Mrs. B walked through a Marshall's to stretch her legs.

What does she come out with? 2 J Crew sweaters for herself. and she's pushing 60.

Aug 30, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

Dress code and standards for dining definitely fit in a NOT ABOUT FOOD thread............

Aug 30, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

EWS
My post says "one may well not be wearing hosiery with slip on shoes."

Socks are not required with loafers, but sandals are not acceptable footwear in the clubhouse

Aug 30, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

My 27 year old and her cronies wouldn't wear J Crew until age 25, felt they weren't old enough for the styles.

Now she lives in Gucci, Fendi, Chanel and Dior and lives on a Yacht in the south of France.

Aug 29, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

Steve.........
I live in Fairfield County the last 10 years but am from and belong to a club in New Haven County.

NO Brooks Brothers blazers, ancient J Press, the shirt is from Gant or Sero. Bass Penny Loafers, not Topsiders (this is a country club, not a marina) and of course a Rolex...the every day knock-a-round watch. The Patek is for dress occasions.

and if over 60 (as I am) the trousers are Chinos, not Khaki.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day...Tanqueray and Tonic, after Labor Day, a Highball or Whisky and soda

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

J Crew...for the under 45 crowd

Aug 29, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

"Country club casual" dress code. What is it?

Harters,

It also varies by where in the USA the country club is located.

My club in Connecticut requires men to wear jackets after 5 PM. It may be worn with an opened collar shirt and one may well not be wearing hosiery with slip on shoes.

My club in Florida is more relaxed, jackets are not required and seldom seen.

In neither club are shorts permitted in the dining room, but are acceptable in the grill room at lunch time.

Aug 29, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

Moshe Peking

six months after my post

Aug 28, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Moshe Peking

MartyB
they were still open three years ago when I posted.

Aug 28, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Aldi Vs. Costco

Most appears to be from the Hunt's Point Market, but I saw some cases marked from a well known produce distributor in New Haven. They do not source from local farmers as they are not set up to process or sell loose produce. Everything in our local Aldi's produce sections is packaged, bagged or banded

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

BBQ Fairfield

I've hot a lawn sign on my front yard.

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Aldi Vs. Costco

In our area Aldi has a central warehouse and the stores get a daily tractor trailer delivering merchandise (approx 6am)

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

Aldi Vs. Costco

It is common for the truck from the Aldi Distribution center to the stores to be a reefer; delivering goods that will not need to be refrigerated at store level.

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

Aldi Vs. Costco

The major supermarkets don't refrigerate berries, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, apples, peaches, plums, pears, grapes. They are out on display tables in approx 72 degree F airconditioned, 0r 68 degree F heated stores.

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

Aldi Vs. Costco

Back room storage varies by location. The Aldi I frequent the most gets a daily morning produce delivery and it all goes right on the sales floor. When an item is gone, no more til the next day. Never had a problem with not fresh produce.

Aug 25, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

Coke, soda, pop,.....????

Tonic Water is sweetened, and it does not have the same taste as club soda. When we were young Tonic Water was commonly called Quinine Water

One drinks Gin or Vodka and Tonic, but whisky with soda water (preferably from a siphon bottle)

Aug 24, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

Hill......
It's a matter or perspective.
You perceived that the OP was concerned about food safety.
Most of us who regularly post on the Kosher Board are used to dealing with making recipes with substitute ingredients (no milk, meat, lard, etc) and know that some of these adjusted concoctions may break down if not stored at a certain temperature or humidity.

Aug 23, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher
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Aldi Vs. Costco

I make at least one Aldi run each week:
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Not from Concentrate 59 ounce OJ--wife and daughter like it better than the name brands and its' $1.99
1/2 gallon skim milk $1.99. Costco only has gallons and they'd go bad before we'd use it
Berries--cheapest in the area, Costco packs too many for us
Bananas 44 cents per pound
20-25# Butterball Frozen turkey @1.19lb to make for the dogs (most places in the area are in the $2.49 range)
Carrots
Celery

Costco, less than once a month lately
Kirkland twin pak smoked Salmon
Kirkland imitation Vitamin Water (wife likes it best)

and if I no longer purchased my eyeglasses at Costco, I'd drop my membership. Hat it since 1993, and use Costco less and less each year. Even their gasoline isn't less than the other area discount stations.

Aug 22, 2015
bagelman01 in Chains

Restaurant staff self-grooming

John that story is older than you are. I heard it more than 55 years ago and it was old then. It wasn't always a spoon, but a serving tongs

Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

QC, I may have left the baking business back then, but still bake regularly at home.
I can't speak for Earth Balance, as we use Mother's or Fleischmann's in the house.
You recipe is different from the OP in that Lukfam is adding soy milk to her frosting and that additional moisture will quicken degredation of the frosting. Not sure where Lukfam is, but with the high heat and humidity in NY area this week, including rain today why take a chance.

Aug 21, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

Refrigerate them. I don't agree with the other responses.

You state it is an uncooked frosting. Have you ever put a tub of pareve margarine on the table for a meal and by the mid-point of breakfast/brunch you notice water beading up on top?
Pareve margarine will break down/separate at ordinary 70 degree F room temp.

It's 35 years since I left the baking business, but we kept all pareve iced items in refrigerator showcases to avoid the water separation.

Aug 20, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Ever tip the bagger who helps you out to your car?

Where I live in Connecticut baggers never leave their position at the end of the conveyor belt. I usually have to rebag my order because they don't do a good job (mixing perishables and non-perishables). I often beg them NOT to bag.

We have other homes in Massachusetts and Florida.
In Florida, the baggers at Publix take your order to the car. Tipping is forbidden.
In Massachusetts, the baggers at Market Basket offer assistance to the car, and often load heavy items for you. I typically tip $2-5.

Aug 20, 2015
bagelman01 in Not About Food

Does one RSVP to a Save the Date?

Like the invitations says:
RSVP
Remember, send Vedding present.............

BBQ Fairfield

I have to take youngest to college in NY in the morning, but Mrs. B and I hope to be there in the afternoon (we live one town away). Know many of the participants and the chief organizer. I believe TamarW is judging again this year.

This event is a huge hit with the non-Jewish community as well and raises a great amount of money for worth causes

https://www.facebook.com/SNEKBBQ?fref=nf

Aug 17, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher
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Does one RSVP to a Save the Date?

Those invitations mailed after you said you were unable to attend were NOT invitations to the event, they were Invitations for a gift.

Birdsboro chicken franks

Emptor-Beware
How appropriate
Birdsboro is Mehadrin Kosher Poultry
Hit with Civil penalties this year for not paying poultry farmers on time for the birds
OSHA Violations cited
Long list of problems with this company

Aug 16, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

August: Around The Corner; Yom Tov Where Are You From And What Do Make That Is Regional?

Most of my recipes are simply family favorites, but as it is the end of the summer here in New England, I'll be making dishes with the final crop sweet corn and the early fall apples, pies, tarts, in the stuffing.

You mentioned lamb. The spring born lambs and calves were just the right age to have the shochet go with me to the farm last week and shect, There will be a number of veal and lamb dishes including a crown roast of lamb with a roasted cornbread stuffing in the center.

Here's a picture of the Frenched Crown Roast before stuffing and roasting

Lots of September birthdays in the family and nephew has requested cold applewood smoked duck breast with an apple chutney for 2nd day lunch on RH.

Aug 14, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher

Deli Roll Questions

The knishes freeze well after baking. The dough gets brittle if frozen raw.
I would make sure that cabbage and or sauerkraut if used is well drained if you plan to freeze as the moisture could create ice crystals.

I don't freeze potato knishes (50% or more potato content in the filling)as I find they dehydrate and shrink away from the dough causing the dough to break apart when reheating.

Aug 10, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher
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Deli Roll Questions

Anytime you have a dough recipe using water that seems a little heavy, try cutting the fats by 10%, adding an extra egg white to the mix and substitute club soda for the water.....any or all may help your recipe

Aug 10, 2015
bagelman01 in Kosher