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How to preserve Meyer Lemons

This question comes up every December. I make Meyer lemon marmalade. This recipe is delicious. I just ordered some lemons so I can make large batches to give to family members who have been clambering loudly for more marmalade.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

8 minutes ago
smtucker in Home Cooking

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 9-12

As Caitlin notes, the site has changed once again. For whatever reason, the powers that be think that we all look at the SiteTalk board and only announce changes there.

12 minutes ago
smtucker in Home Cooking
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In the spirit of the season... hidden chow tips

How did I not know about this shop? I see an added stop when we head to Wilson Farms!

about 4 hours ago
smtucker in Greater Boston Area

Safari and the New Build

This morning the CSS finally populated and I am getting "normal" chow pages in Safari without any emptying of cache. So all is good!

about 7 hours ago
smtucker in Site Talk

best bagel in boston?

Bruegger's doesn't make the bagels throughout the day anymore?

about 19 hours ago
smtucker in Greater Boston Area

Safari and the New Build

Yes. Clearing my cache might work, but my cache has stuff that I need. I love chowhound, but maybe not enough to affect client work.

about 24 hours ago
smtucker in Site Talk
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How to present deviled quail eggs?

I wonder if rock salt would work, like they do for oysters, or hay which would have a nice grassy smell as well. I do hope you will take a picture. Peeling those little suckers is going to take some patience!

2 days ago
smtucker in Home Cooking

Safari and the New Build

To start with, I am amazed that any web developer would roll out such a larger iteration during the heart of the day. But that aside, I have had to install a new browser to post.

Mac, Mavericks, latest Safari [updated yesterday] and the boards are not useable. Can't start a Discussion, CSS doesn't render correctly at all, and navigating to read a post is hit or miss.

Here is a screen shot of what this page looks like in Safari. [And I even restarted my browser before taking this shot.]

I am using Firefox to post.

2 days ago
smtucker in Site Talk
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Faves to buy at King Arthur Flour - Wish List

For baking sheets locally, have you been to Globe? I bought the nicest sheet pans ever there, and they were very reasonable. They have since moved to Watertown.
http://www.globefoodservice.com

Are you interested in any clay baker, or just one for making bread?

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in General Topics

Divinity

You have a whole community rooting for you and your Divinity! Please let us know how this year's adventure turns out.

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Faves to buy at King Arthur Flour - Wish List

I added a bread pan to my list, along with some fancy sugars for cookies we are making with some young children from the neighborhood. Short list this time since there was a free shipping opportunity just weeks ago. Then I stocked up on all my common flours.

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in General Topics

Divinity

Do you use the paddle or the whisk for this? Maybe you need to adjust the height of the bowl? I certainly had to on my 6 qt to get the ingredients at the bottom of the bowl to incorporate properly. I found instructions for this on a website that I didn't bookmark.

Is it possible that each batch was made from the same box of eggs and that the eggs were too old to whip properly?

I am grasping at straws here, obviously, since I am not a candy maker. Nor was my grandmother, or great-grandmother.

As a last resort, your daughter has the old mixer..... maybe you could borrow it to make these family favorites?

p.s. here is the video that I found helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNwhr...

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Is my Christmas Eve menu too orange?

I have narrowed my choices down to these four. I will make the final decision based on what the rest of the menu looks like. For example, if I do stuffed mushrooms, I won't do a mushroom pate, etc.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/po...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/hea...
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/0...
http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/waln...

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Divinity

Sorry that no one has helped.

Maybe they are like me and have no idea what a Divinity that you make in a mixer is? It might help if you told us what constituted the disaster. How did you know that this was a failure?

Dec 17, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Voting thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

I happen to have both books in the house. I own one; and the other one is on loan. I need to find a moment to snuggle up with both of them.

Great job again qianning!

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 15-18

Clearly, I should have gotten off my rump to look at the Title page!

Dec 16, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Is my Christmas Eve menu too orange?

How about an Belgian Endive and Radicchio salad with pears and apples, with a few pomegranates or dried cranberries? If you grill the two greens it is even better. This is on my menu this year along with a vegetable "paté."

Dec 16, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 15-18

Who are you married to? I thought New York Times Essentials was an edited volume and Hesser served as the editor, not author.

Dec 16, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 15-18

Well, you don't do pork, of which bacon is a sub-set so not a surprise to anyone on this board.

Dec 16, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 15-18

Is everyone else imagining LuLusMom's head exploding as she fully grasps the full meaning of LNightshade's stated dislikes of both friend chicken AND Champagne?

Christmas Dinner: in charge of turkey and ham and mashed potato -- but traveling 5 hours to get there, arriving just 2 hours before scheduled dinner time

I have to admit, I don't understand this arrangement at all. Seems like dinner is being set up to fail on some level. The person who doesn't travel and owns the oven should be doing the large proteins, and everyone else can bring desserts, appetizers, and sides, plus the wine, cider, soup.

This isn't helpful, I realize, but I can't image how you are going to enjoy a hot turkey under these conditions.

If this is a nonnegotiable arrangement, could you bring a turkey that you have smoked which I think tastes better than a roasted bird closer to room temperature?

Enough televised cooking competitions!

Or History on the history channel, or a Biography on the biography channel.

Dec 15, 2014
smtucker in Food Media & News

Tamales without the work?

Costco tamales is also a regional variation.

Dec 15, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Another dan dan noodle question

I like her recipe in Every Grain of Rice a bit more. Found it online....
http://chilliandmint.com/tag/every-gr...

Dec 14, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Octopus dishes

Great question.... the grilled octopus at Desfina Restaurant. Don't get there often since I find the entrees uninspired.

Dec 13, 2014
smtucker in Greater Boston Area

Restaurants that once had the love that may deserve a revisit?

How was the pizza on a Friday? Which one did you get?

Dec 13, 2014
smtucker in Greater Boston Area

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Nice idea. I own both and everything I have made out of flour has been excellent. For some reason, Flour too hasn't been taken off the shelf. Advantage here is a nice combination of savory and sweet.

Dec 11, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

What is TGC?

Dec 11, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month January 2015

Ooooohhhhhh,,,, I wish I was going to have more time in January. This is a cuisine I have been dying to investigate more thoroughly.

Dec 11, 2014
smtucker in Home Cooking

"Bully Beef & Biscuits" - a new book about food during the First World War

Interesting release date! Patriot's Day was the day that started the American Revolution.

Have three people I would love to give this to as a Christmas present. They will have to wait.

Dec 11, 2014
smtucker in Food Media & News