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Hudson Chocolate

I gave the eggs as an engagement present. Brides to be LOVED them. Not as crazy as some of his other flavors.

May 07, 2013
rockchick in General Topics

Hudson Chocolate

I have had the mountain range bar, the candied olives, the mix and macs box and a few bites of things at his store.

I would say shipping is expensive, yes, but the price point on the chocolate is so low for the quality that it is worth it. The chocolates themselves are works of art and taste pretty amazing to me. I would recommend any of the bars, the mix and macs and the chicharron. Oh! And the donut bar if it's in stock. I had a small slice and it was heaven.

May 06, 2013
rockchick in General Topics

Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie--Run, Don't Walk!

Just moved to Poughkeepsie a few months ago from Bklyn and was pleasantly shocked and super pleased about finding Hudson Chocolates (1/2 mile from my house!!!). They are like works of art and taste phenomenal. Even though his chocolates are out of this world, Chef Migoya is down to earth and very approachable.

Like them on Facebook (http://Facebook.com/hudsonchocolates) and be sure to check out their site and buy lots of chocolate! I got stuff for Easter and will be on it for Mother's Day. www.hudsonchocolates.com

Apr 08, 2013
rockchick in New York State (exc. NYC)

Homemade Tofurkey with Brown Rice Stuffing

I made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was VERY tasty. Not sure what happened with sanlynn36's version - I definitely upped the salt and spices in mine, which could explain it. I blended the first batch of tofu with the recipe's spices and then blended the second batch with spices as well before combining the two. I then tasted the mixture and added more salt. Since I couldn't find miso where my folk's lived, I just subbed some Teriyaki and kept tasting until the mixture tasted good to me.

I made everything the day before and assembled it Thanksgiving morning and baked it, using my own glaze mixture (threw some OJ, garlic, maple syrup, sage, thyme, salt and pepper and grated lemon peel in a food processor). We also served it with vegetarian nut gravy which was a rich counterpoint to the tofu.

Right out of the oven, it was good and the texture was OK, but it was even better the next day. I would say you could make this and bake most of it for an hour, put it in the refrigerator and then cook through the next day for another 15-20 minutes, adding more glaze. The tofu is moist enough that I think it could withstand this process.

Nov 29, 2010
rockchick in Recipes

Homemade Tofurkey with Brown Rice Stuffing

Whoops, didn't see your comment Christine. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a go.

Nov 07, 2010
rockchick in Recipes

Homemade Tofurkey with Brown Rice Stuffing

Very excited to try making this for Thanksgiving this year. One question, can you make any of it ahead of time? Precook it the day before and finish it up the day of?

Nov 07, 2010
rockchick in Recipes

Homemade Tofurkey with Brown Rice Stuffing

Can you make ahead of time and then heat up? Or just cook it for 60 minutes and finish the last 15 on Tofurkey Day?

Nov 03, 2010
rockchick in Recipes

Quebec City for 2 days (starting tomorrow) and we're vegetarians

Hi folks,

I've gone through the boards a bit and have fun a number of fine looking restaurants, but none with a vegetarian focus. Is there one (or more) restaurants that serve exceptional vegetable dishes? Or any great ethnic places that are vegetarian friendly? I actually eat fish, so am pretty happy anywhere, but my husband is a veggie...NOT a vegan. We love cheese, eggs and dairy in addition to great vegetables and grain dishes. We're from Brooklyn and would love to find some restaurants with a great vibe - not touristy. A variety of price points are welcome. It's our anniversary, so we'll splurge on one meal as well.

Cheers!
C

Oct 10, 2010
rockchick in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Post-Wedding Brunch

Hey chowhounds,

I am looking for a place to have brunch after my wedding for about 20-30 people. Everyone will be paying on their own and I'm looking for something not too pricey and a place that can accommodate everyone without having to shut down. I think this is impossible. Any thoughts welcome!

Sep 22, 2009
rockchick in Outer Boroughs

meal ideas for a hot summer

Take a look at Bittman's 101 salads and meals for summer. A lot of them you might have made before, but there is a ton of variety.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/din... - summer meals
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage... - summer salads

We've been doing a lot of sandwiches and veggie salads - green beans washed, slightly microwaved and then tossed with a creamy vinegarette has been a keeper.

Aug 04, 2009
rockchick in Home Cooking

What to do with leftover fleur de sel caramels?

I have about 15 pounds of wrapped salted caramels that I made last Friday to sell at the Flea. However, it didn't work out - too hot and the table share didn't work. Any ideas on what I should do with them? Ugh. After wrapping them all, I have no desire to ever make another one again. I even made vegan coconut ones! Any ideas would be appreciated.

Apr 27, 2009
rockchick in Home Cooking

Make Your Own Yogurt

I also got a Salton yogurt maker (incubator) and I find that maintaining the proper temperature gives me a better yogurt result. You can use low fat milk to make low fat yogurt - though the more fat your milk has, the richer your yogurt will be. I make yogurt all the time, and have a step by step, as well as a "greek-style" yogurt how to here: http://thirtyaweek.wordpress.com/2008...

Apr 10, 2009
rockchick in Features

Take Your Lunch to Work: Beans

Yes you can store beans in the fridge in their cooking liquid. You can also freeze them in small batches and thaw as needed. For all of the haters, this is an excellent idea on how to economize, utilize cheap protein and save money on lunches overall. Well done Chow!

Mar 25, 2009
rockchick in Features

Where can I find sweet rice flour?

I just made some homemade red bean paste and would love to make the rice balls to put them in. Any ideas on where I can find sweet rice flour? Yes, I know "Chinatown", but it would be really helpful to know of a specific place as I only have a limited window to go down there and get stuff. Thanks for any help!

Jan 26, 2009
rockchick in Manhattan

Home Made Christmas Gifts

Apple butter made after apple picking, peppermint bark, <a href=http://thirtyaweek.wordpress.com/2008... caramels, infused vodka, biscotti and gingerbread</a>.

Dec 19, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Extra-Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Great article in Saveur's latest breakfast issue re: fluffy omelets, I'm sure it would work with scrambled eggs. <a href=http://www.saveur.com/article/Cooking... House uses a milkshake mixer</a> to mix up the eggs to make em fluffy - <a href=http://thirtyaweek.wordpress.com&gt;I...> use my stand mixer, but same results. Give it a shot!

Oct 23, 2008
rockchick in Features

Trying to recreate vegan treat from Birdbath Bakery, NYC

Thanks todao! Not vegan, but a strong contender. I'm going to give a bunch of suggestions a shot this weekend.

Aug 27, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Birdbath Bakery Hack?

Hey brownie - I found this recipe (http://glutenfreebay.blogspot.com/200...) and think it could be similar... I just don't know how they got the awesome sesame crust on the original!

Aug 26, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Birdbath Bakery Hack?

I found this recipe (http://glutenfreebay.blogspot.com/200...) and think it could be similar... I just don't know how they got the awesome sesame crust on the original!

Aug 26, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Birdbath Bakery Hack?

HELP! Trying to recreate vegan treat from Birdbath Bakery, NYC

Anyone have any ideas on how to recreate Birdbath's vegan banana-sesame-agave cake? I had it the other day and it was so good. Crunchy texture on the outside from a coating of sesame seeds and nice and moist on the inside with the banana. A nice sesame/banana flavor throughout. I was thinking this would make a great breakfast food.

Here is a link to a picture of the original: http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/2008/v...

Any ideas would be appreciated! I got some bananas at home.

Aug 26, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Trying to recreate vegan treat from Birdbath Bakery, NYC

Anyone have any ideas on how to recreate Birdbath's vegan banana-sesame-agave cake? I had it the other day and it was so good. Crunchy texture on the outside from a coating of sesame seeds and nice and moist on the inside with the banana. A nice sesame/banana flavor throughout. I was thinking this would make a great breakfast food.

Here is a link to a picture of the original: http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/2008/v...

Any ideas would be appreciated! I got some bananas at home.

Aug 26, 2008
rockchick in Home Cooking

Worker Elf for company party

Cool! Thanks a lot. That might be perfect. I think everyone just wants to NOT have it in the office (like it's been done every year in the past).

Nov 20, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan

Worker Elf for company party

Yup. They designated me the party planner cause no one else wants to do it. I'm not sure of the budget yet, but if I could get some creative juices going on places to go, that would be great.

1. Party is for about 25-30 people for a non-profit, so I'm sure the budget will not be huge. Will find that out by next week. We're a diverse bunch, on the young side, so a bit divey is not a problem (but we love our food)
2. Looking for a bar to bring our own food at with a private area - open bar option in the price would be great.
3. Other option: we could also go for a 3 course dinner type thing or just cocktails and hors d'oeuvres too.
4. Our offices are at 7th ave and 28th street, so in the area/chelsea would be fine, but would be willing to travel a bit for something good.

Any thoughts or opinions would be great! I tried searching the boards, but people posting similar queries have far larger budgets than I do.

Cheers,
C

Nov 20, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan

Really nice cocktails in Alphabet City/LES

Thanks! We ended up going to Bemelmans the next night because his folks were in town, but will definitely check out the Lobby Bar - although grub street has a hilarious snarky bit about how they are charging $2 for ice.

Nov 01, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan

Really nice cocktails in Alphabet City/LES

PDT might be cool. Death & Co. is toooooooo much. Although I like skulls. Thanks.

Oct 29, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan

Really nice cocktails in Alphabet City/LES

Hi all,

I'm taking my boy for his birthday tonight and was thinking of getting a fancy cocktail or too. Employees Only is too far west from the restaurant. I've heard good things about Tailor, but I was wondering if there was anything good a bit under the radar.

Cheers,
Christina

Oct 29, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan

Raw Deal

Oh, I love rosemary triscuits. I'm just saying I like good raw food as well (and "normal" food like cheese, icecream, etc.). The way the article was written it did not seem like you tried any of the new Roxanne products. Just playing devil's advocate. Thanks for clarifying.

Oct 29, 2007
rockchick in Features

Raw Deal

Oh, I love rosemary triscuits. I'm just saying I like good raw food as well (and "normal" food like cheese, icecream, etc.). The way the article was written it did not seem like you tried any of the new Roxanne products. Just playing devil's advocate.

Oct 29, 2007
rockchick in Features

Raw Deal

The last paragraph is rather harsh considering the writer hasn't tried any of the stuff that's being rolled out (and this is from someone who loves her icecream) I have eaten some pretty amazing raw food - when done right, it's pretty neat. Seems like Triscuits are a safe bet instead of something new.

Oct 25, 2007
rockchick in Features

Breakfast meeting near MSG

Does anyone know of a good place for a nice, sit down breakfast meeting near MSG or 27th Street and 7th avenue? It needs to be a wee bit fancy/nice - not a typical coffee shop.

Thanks!

Sep 16, 2007
rockchick in Manhattan