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One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite songwriters. Thank you for this.

about 18 hours ago
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

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about 21 hours ago
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Guidance for a Peach / Blueberry Crisp - Thickener?

I've never worked with coconut flour (and sadly don't have any in the house). May I ask what you use it for, in general?

1 day ago
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Guidance for a Peach / Blueberry Crisp - Thickener?

I definitely have all-purpose flour and Wondra flour, too. Don't think I have arrowroot.

1 day ago
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Guidance for a Peach / Blueberry Crisp - Thickener?

I happened upon a bag of frozen sliced peaches in the freezer, and a bag of frozen blueberries, too, and have decided to make a peach & blueberry crisp for Christmas dinner dessert. Because, you know, doesn't that just scream winter holidays to you? (Just kidding: it's actually being made at the request of a guest, who was excited when they heard I had the frozen fruits, which had been fresh picked and frozen right away.)

Anyway, I really want to avoid going back to the grocery store, but will if I need to. It turns out that I have neither cornstarch or tapioca in the pantry. I'm guessing that some sort of thickener is going to be needed, especially as the peaches were absurdly juicy when frozen, and I'm guessing are going to end-up even more so once thawed.

So...do I need to go back to the store?

1 day ago
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

What's On the Menu for Christmas?

Sorry about the brunch in place of dinner change in plans. That bites.

Have you made vegan cinnamon rolls or sticky buns? My step-mother, who's an accomplished baker, has started making them for my vegan brother-in-law. She's tweaked a basic sweet dough recipe, uses Earth balance, and ... heck, this recipe looks close (though she doesn't include raisins and prefers pecans or almonds): http://www.veganbaking.net/recipes/pa...

That soup sounds lovely. As does gingerbread with glogg :)

Dec 22, 2014
ElsieDee in Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegan and traveling in Korea

An interesting blog about living as a vegan in Seoul - might be worth exploring the site and possibly contacting the author:
http://aliensdayout.com/

An article on eating gluten-free in Korea:
http://seoulistmag.com/eating_gluten_...

Dec 22, 2014
ElsieDee in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Online Resource - VegGuide.org

I picked-up a handy little booklet at a vegetarian and vegan market over the weekend. It's a listing of restaurants / markets / farmer's market stands / food trucks, etc. in the Los Angeles area, all with plentiful V & V offerings.

In looking at the booklet, I came across a reference to the VegGuide.org website, which has a fairly impressive listing of such places throughout the world. Might be helpful for travelers.
http://www.vegguide.org/

Vegetarian Gravy, No Mushrooms

That looks perfect, Patricium, thank you. I usually make a steeped broth that starts with basic vegetable broth and then I toss in vegetable trimmings and sage, thyme, and rosemary. Would this steeped broth work, or would it be overkill? (I want a gravy that's full of flavor.)

I do have some Better-than-Boullion stock base, but it's the mushroom one *sigh*. (One of our guests is highly mushroom adverse; I need to find out if it's a flavor thing or a texture thing.)

Dec 22, 2014
ElsieDee in Vegetarian & Vegan

What's On the Menu for Christmas?

For those who celebrate Christmas, I'm curious as to what will be served and if you have any vegetarian / vegan food traditions.

At this point I think we're looking at a rehash of the Thanksgiving menu, as I'm feeling uninspired. (Field Roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, something with sweet potatoes, stuffing, sauteed spinach with garlic, dinner rolls - dessert will be pecan and apple pies.)

Dec 21, 2014
ElsieDee in Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegetarian Gravy, No Mushrooms

The mushroom gravy I made for Thanksgiving, thanks to the guidance provided by JennyMoon was delicious.

Now I have another gravy challenge: I need some assistance with creating a rich gravy (will be served with mashed potatoes and one of the Field Roasts, I think) that does not contain mushrooms.

Guide me, please!

Dec 21, 2014
ElsieDee in Vegetarian & Vegan

Cassels Hamburgers Opening!

Thank you for the recipe: looks rather straight-forward, and I very much like that!

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Bumping so more people will see this.

Dec 21, 2014
ElsieDee in General Topics

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Bumping.

Dec 20, 2014
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Bumping right along.

Dec 20, 2014
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

This contradicts Pat's comments. He stated that CH had decided to "reserve" making a sticky note about the changes unless a change affected all users. So: do you have the ability to notify all users through a sticky note or banner, or not?

Edited to add: Here's a link to Pat's comments, upthread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9993...

Dec 20, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Unfortunately, TPTB have now removed the post.

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Why is standard User Interface behavior (grey = disabled) ignored in the pagination widget?

Yet another imponderable.

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Cassels Hamburgers Opening!

Would someone who ate at the original Cassels please share what was so great about the potato salad?

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

My pleasure!

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Yep. Will do.

Edited: It's done - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999540

(This is what I've been posting on the various boards.)

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Nothing collapses as read. Boo.

Janet, here's a version of what some people have been cross-posting - hope it helps!

ICYMI: Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

On the 17th, CH rolled out a new way of viewing the boards, called “Pagination.” This has caused confusion among some Hounds, who are having trouble with the new interface. You can read more about that on this thread on the Site Talk Board:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999315

If you’d like to revert back to the way the boards used to appear, this thread, also on the Site Talk Board, outlines how to do so on a laptop/desktop and from a mobile device:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999461

You may need to log off and log back in for the change in settings to take effect.

Thanks to EM23 for the post on changing the settings on lap/desktops and to Frizzle for explaining how to make the changes from a mobile device.

[Disclaimer: this is not an “official” announcement from CH – but several of us are attempting to disseminate the information in the absence of anything official from The Powers That Be.]

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

I just posted on seven boards that I regularly read (Vegetarian & Vegan, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Metro Portland, Las Vegas, Florida, and California).

First Unread click throws to bottom of thread first, THEN scrolls back up

It's still happening to me, on a laptop, with the Firefox browser. (I am running AdBlock Plus, though, which might be causing an issue.)

(Edited to Add: this was happening prior to the "Pagination" roll out. I can't honestly say if it's worse now.)

Dec 19, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Thank you!

Dec 18, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I think gaffk probably meant DeborahL, who's a part of the CH/Chow/CBS staff, debbiel.

Dec 18, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk
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Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Melanie, would you post this on the LA Board? I can't copy / paste from my phone.

Dec 18, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

Thank you, Frizzle - I was attempting to figure that our yesterday and ended-up stumped.

Dec 18, 2014
ElsieDee in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Pat, does the statement that "we made the announcement here to reserve site-wide, pinned announcements for feature additions or changes that affect all users" mean that not all users are affected by these changes?

Who, exactly, do you mean by "engaged users"? People who are registered with the site?

It reads to me - and please correct me if I'm wrong - that the people most affected by the change are your core "community" (yeah, that word again). We're the ones who are engaged. We're giving you the traffic that gives you the ad revenue. We're giving you the content that drives the search engine results and brings more traffic to the site.

Basically, it sounds like you decided that your "engaged users" aren't important enough to merit to a site-wide, pinned announcement (you're reserving that for god knows what, apparently).

Thanks for telling us how we're really viewed. Nice to know where we stand.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

So here's what TPTB said when they locked the aforementioned thread:

"Hi Breadcrumbs, we really do appreciate your feedback, both on our message last week and on the new pagination option.

We definitely do hear your frustration on this loud and clear and we apologize for the brief disruption in the site experience it caused. We made sure that the profile setting would be available from the start and we're glad to see many of you are opting to maintain it as your default.

We are not planning any further changes at the moment, but we'll continue to communicate to anyone who is confused or frustrated how to update their settings appropriately. At this point, we don't need multiple new threads on the same topic, so I'm going to lock this and point everyone to the ongoing feedback thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9993..."

I'm fairly certain that the OP wasn't even read. It was skimmed, they saw it made reference to this debacle, and they locked it.

It's the same way they've responded to others: they're not actually hearing us. They're grabbing bits and pieces and running with them.