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Crocheting and food

a-freaking-dorable! I recently started crocheting, haven't gotten yet into anything that needs to be shaped - so far just afghans, scarves... etc.

Aug 27, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Commercial Spice Rubs

We got a sample pack of Dizzy Pig rubs - we haven't tried them all yet but have really enjoyed the "Shaking the tree" rub on fish.
we tried one of the others on pulled pork - decided we like our usual rub better.

preparing for a real dietary challenge

Good news... I had a consult with the Orthodontist last week and everything has moved as needed with braces! No surgery!!! thanks so much all for your helpful comments, I hope someone else will find them useful. :)

Any Update on Zina's in Ambler?

A post on the Ambler 19002 facebook page indicates a restaurant called Ambler FeedStore will be taking over the Zina's space. When I drove by this week there appeared to be lights on inside, but no signs outside or indication that it will be opening soon. amblerfeedstore.com

Aug 22, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

I started watching the finale, then remembered how boring they are so I switched the channel figuring I'd just watch the last 5 minutes. Needless to say I got distracted... so.
hm.
durn.
not that I was really rooting for anyone, but in light of the posts below... which indicate some really disgusting behavior... um. durn. ;)

Aug 14, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Food Network Star - 8/4

yeah, I'm not really excited to watch any of their shows, and didn't bother to go online and vote.

when does top chef start? sigh

Aug 06, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Why don't I see Golden TileFish in stores?

Nothing this week at my Asian market, but I'll keep my eyes out for it there. :)

Wondering, are there other fishes that are similar in taste and texture? I don't recall ever seeing any type of tilefish for sale in the markets I frequent.

Aug 05, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Why don't I see Golden TileFish in stores?

I hadn't thought to look at the Asian market Steve! We have a very nice one nearby, with a huge fish counter.

Jul 30, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Why don't I see Golden TileFish in stores?

We've been getting (OMG Fabulous) golden tilefish from a fishmonger who comes to our Saturday morning farmers market. I'd never heard of this fish before a few weeks ago. I've done some research on it and it appears that it's a recovering fishery but one that is fished year round - is that why I haven't seen it in stores or is it sold under another name? Have you purchased this fish before? We're paying $22/lb which is $$ but so worth it. it's so good.

Jul 30, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

Noooo... why would they send Loreal home and keep Sarah? ok. I really know why but darn. I do NOT like Sarah. I thought Lenny really put himself back in the running this week, and Luca def wins the "most improved" prize!

montgomery county - changes in restaurant ownership

definitely under new ownership... we were there last night, and there are subtle changes - images of the previous owners are gone, different types of specials on the board, the food is just as good.
As we thought back on it last evening, each of us realized that the last time we saw Ray and Vivian they were a little emotional, and hugged us as we left. Ray thanked me for being such a loyal customer... it was just a little weird at the time.
We have had some issues with carry out as i mentioned, but our friends have not had that problem. I think DH needs to adjust his expectations - we will order thai if he wants super spicy - and not ask for extra hot from East. Hopefully things will continue smoothly for the new owners!

Jul 25, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Simple Way to Flavor Brown Rice

I was going to suggest cooking it with some bouillon in the water - but maybe that's not available in Thailand. nice flavorful broth would be good.

Jul 23, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

we had a robo-call from Wegmans that peaches or nectarines we purchased "since June 1" may be tainted.

Jul 23, 2014
jujuthomas in Chains

Blueberry Buckle

gosh i haven't made blueberry buckle in years - i wonder if that recipe would work with a non-dairy substitute. I'll have to experiment!

Jul 21, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking
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Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

well, that was... awkward...
Garden of the Gods could have been a great concept for Emma's team, unfortunately it didn't seem like they discussed it much beyond that idea.

Jul 21, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

we are rooting for Scott - we hoped that it would be Melanie in the final with him because we thought she'd crumble under the pressure. Jason is more of a contender.

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I didn't catch what went in the jar, I was distracted.

Jul 15, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

i thought her commercial was one of the more successful ones. Not saying it was great - they were generally pretty bad!

Jul 15, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

anyone else still watching? I did not watch the "last chance" episodes so didn't know who would be returning. Luca seems to have improved his food description skills, good for him.
The elimination challenge was painful to watch at times - with Emma and Sara just wishing someone would come taste their food - I think it was time for Chris to leave. His skills had not improved and I can't remember that they've been wowed by any of his food.
Do you think Lenny will take it? Would you watch a show about making elevated cowboy food? Personally, I wanted to reach through the tv and grab one of those lamb sliders last night! YUM.

Jul 14, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I've had chicken, pork, lamb and venison spiedies. I have some cubed goat meat in the freezer - now I'm thinking about goat spiedies! ;)

Jul 13, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

wow, 3 days? what type of meat? we generally do chicken but have had wonderful venison spiedies - I can see venison taking a longer marinade.

I really should try some of the marinade recipes out there, but the bottled is so good and so easy. :)

Jul 13, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

cut the meat into bite size chunks, marinate at least 6 hours, usually overnight.

Jul 13, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

from the Twin Tiers of NY, spiedies. Thank goodness Wegmans carries the marinade so I can make them here in Philly. :)

Jul 13, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Anyone been to Maple Acres this summer?

I stopped going 2 (?) years ago when I found their corn at whole foods for a better price than at the farm.

Jul 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

we recently discovered fried pickles and love them - these are breaded and fried slices of dill pickles - similar to yours?

Jul 09, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Instant Breakfast Cereal

baked oatmeal is a great option - hot or cold, many flavor possibilities. DH likes it for a grab and go breakfast.

Jul 09, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

by weight with leftovers would be a better deal for me as well. I can't remember the last time, however, that I actually went to a buffet. :)

I take that back - sometimes when I visit my family in Binghamton NY we visit an AYCE Chinese buffet. I make one trip for little tastes, then go back for anything I want more of.

Jul 09, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

There are diff styles of bread pudding? off to the google. :)

Jul 08, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I just can't understand the popularity of scrapple. I think it's a texture thing for me...

Jul 08, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Potato Salad - What Lurks

IMO green peas and carrots do not belong in potato salad... my best friend once made a very disturbingly crunchy potato salad with large chunks of uncooked carrot, peas and some weird tart pickles from Ohio that she grew up eating. one of the few times i didn't finish my serving of potato salad.
I can't imagine apples - that flavor combination definitely does not compute!

Jul 08, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics