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What to do with preserved lemon?

Fairway had preserved lemons in the olive and pickle section and they looked so delicious I bought one. And now I have no clue what to do wth it. Any recipe ideas? I prefer something with chicken or fish/shrimp

Jan 12, 2013
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Cranberry Beans

My husband brought home gorgeous fresh cranberry beans from the farmers market. I have no clue how to cook them. Ideas please! tia

Oct 02, 2010
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Lobster for dinner

Craving a lobster for dinner. Any suggestions in Queens or Brooklyn. I want a straight up steamed or broiled. want to be able to select the size. thanks

Mar 06, 2010
nycgirl in Outer Boroughs

recipe help - pasta with cabbage & bacon/ham

I recently saw a recipe online for pasta with ham or bacon (not sure which). You added a egg at the end to make it like a carbonara. for the life of me I cant remember where I saw the recipe and I am dying to make it. Anyone else see this recipe? Please please please direct me to it. I have been searching all of my usual food sites to no avail.

Mar 22, 2009
nycgirl in Home Cooking

COLD SERVED PARTY SNACKS

I am really surprised that no one has mentioned edamame yet

May 03, 2007
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Weevils in my lentils!!

let us know what you decide so we can determine whether or not to ever eat at your house :)

Apr 27, 2007
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Chili Cook Off Help

My office has an annual chili cook off for Cinco De Mayo and I am entering with Rachel Ray's Buffalo Chicken chili. Any ideas on a good side to make with this? I was thinking about some type of corn muffin or cornmeal crackers. Thanks in advance for your help!

Apr 27, 2007
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Recipe substitutions - share yours

Please share with me your most or least successful recipes substitutions either done on purpose or in a cooking emergency.

Today I planned to make cornbread and realized that I bought the wrong mix. I did not have regular cornmeal to make a recipe from scratch but I did have a box of fish fry mix with cornmeal as the main ingredient. I wound up with a highly seasoned (a bit on the salty side) but basically edible "corn bread"

Feb 19, 2007
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Carrot Cake Substitutions - your opinion please

My mother has a tried and true carrot cake recipe that we have both made for years. It is very simple and delicious.

I have an open bag of grated coconut that I am trying to use up and I was thinking of substituting some of the carrots with coconut. The recipe calls for 3 cups grated carrots - I was going to switch out 1/2 - 1 cup and cut down slightly on the sugar as the coconut is sweetened.

What do you think?

Jan 08, 2007
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Vegan/Wheat(gluten)Free Thanksgiving main course

I would roast butternut squash or a pumpkin and fill with a stuffing made of quinoa, dried fruits and nuts

Nov 10, 2006
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Pot Luck Help - any ideas?

I'm looking for a recipe for cold appetizer for a pot luck. I'd like something without meat or poultry. Seafood is fine.

Thanks!

Nov 07, 2006
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Living in Newark, DE.

I am a born and bred NY'er and an ex-Blue Hen (went to U of D in the early 90's). While it in no way compares to NYC it has some decent places to eat and isnt far from Baltimore or Philly or even NYC when you are in need of a serioud foodie fix. I always loved Alison's (an all you can eat salad bar) as well as Capriotti's for subs. There was a really good restaurant near the Wilmington Campus (Christine's maybe?) and a few goos places in Kennet Square, PA which is pretty close. I heard that Ryan Phillipe is opening a place in Wilmingtonm and you can't beat Klondike Kate's or the Deer Park for nachos

Oct 07, 2006
nycgirl in Mid-Atlantic

Subs, Rt. 40 West of Atlantic City or Delaware

Capriotti's in Newark, Delaware (go blue hens!!) for the BEST turkey subs around. White House in Atlantic City for Classic italian subs.

Oct 07, 2006
nycgirl in Mid-Atlantic

How much cheese do I need?

thanks for this great resource but it doesn't say how much to get per person

Oct 06, 2006
nycgirl in Cheese

How much cheese do I need?

12 people - just a wine and cheese reception. How many total pounds do I need? Should I estimate 1/4 pound total per person?

Oct 06, 2006
nycgirl in Cheese

Assembling a cheese plate

I am doing a presentation for 12 people and we are serving regional cheeses to coordinate with destinations being presented. I know I've seen before a recommendation on how much cheese per person to order but I can't seem to find it now. I think it might have been 1/4 pound (total, not of each cheese)

That would be 3 pounds total - does that sound about right?

Oct 06, 2006
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Italian restaurant to meet up between Astoria & Battery Park

Bellavia (not sure this is the exact spelling). It is in Long Island City

Oct 05, 2006
nycgirl in Manhattan

A Craving For Each Season?

warm weather - watermelon. have it every night in the summer
cool weather - soup. Once the temp drops below 50 all I want is soup or stew

Oct 05, 2006
nycgirl in General Topics

Banff and Lake Louise [Moved from Canada board]

Walliser Stube at the Fairmont Lake Louise is excellent. The Railroad Restuarant (can't thinkl of the "official" name) in Lake Louise is quite good as well

Sep 25, 2006
nycgirl in Prairie Provinces

LOBSTER in nyc - big tasty ones

Francisco's Centro Vasco on 23rd. They had a 12 piunder one night I was there but they consistantly have 3 plus on the menu

Sep 25, 2006
nycgirl in Manhattan

Non-Meat recipes for 5 spice powder

I have a jar of 5 spice powder but have no idea what to do with it. I eat seafood but not meat. Any ideas?

Sep 25, 2006
nycgirl in Home Cooking

Pork Chop Peking Style

try Joe's Shanghai in Flushing

Sep 05, 2006
nycgirl in Outer Boroughs

Easy recipe for turbot

I am having my in-laws over for dinner. I am making chicken for them and for my husband but I do not eat chicken. I purchased a turbot filet and I'd like a suggestion for an easy preparation since I am already cooking 2 dishes.

Thanks!

Sep 05, 2006
nycgirl in Home Cooking