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Those people at Starbucks who tie up the milk counter fine tuning their drink

I *may* have said something once to a sip stir sugar culprit about finishing the coffee before they got it just right. ;)

Aug 25, 2015
jujuthomas in Chains

Anyone know why soy yogurt is disappearing?

How big a batch of soy yogurt do you make at a time? i don't eat a lot of yogurt and would hate to waste it, but it sounds more economical than buying the single serving containers!

Aug 24, 2015
jujuthomas in General Topics

Anyone know why soy yogurt is disappearing?

Silk is offering soy yogurt now, it's very tasty. It comes in 3 flavors so far, peach mango, strawberry and blueberry. I've gotten it at whole foods and wegmans here in the philadelphia area. it's not as sweet as Whole Soy. It's a very nice addition to my morning smoothies.

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in General Topics

disappearing posts?

that's the one, where did it go?

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in Site Talk

Does It Bother You to Be Photographed While Eating?

My husband's signature is to flip off whoever is taking his photo... usually pretty subtly. it's kind of like where's waldo... where's Chris' finger? lol

Does It Bother You to Be Photographed While Eating?

I have a cousin who is so addicted to taking pictures I was surprised her kid's first word wasn't "cheese"... andyes she documents every moment of family gatherings and yes I hate pictures taken while I eat and YES I finally un-followed her on facebook before I said bad things. ;)

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Liver on a BBQ

so far only chicken livers... I'm the only one who eats liver in my house, so DH puts a little piece of foil on the grill with the liver on it, and smokes it for about 30 minutes. delish!

disappearing posts?

The one I'm looking for I replied to on Friday.

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in Site Talk

disappearing posts?

Nope, there was another, longer one. May have been a trip report? it was older also.

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in Site Talk

disappearing posts?

there was a thread on the Latin American and Caribbean board about dining in St Lucia, to which someone posted a link about a new cooking school. I replied to it last week. When I looked for that message today, it is gone from my profile and from the board - what gives? there was a lot of good information in that thread

Aug 19, 2015
jujuthomas in Site Talk

Culinary adventures in St. Lucia

oh thanks so much for posting this! We are going "home" in October with friends. I would LOVE to take cooking classes there. :)

Saturday Night in Ambler (Gypsy Blu / Lucky Well)

Thanks. we ended up going to them in DE, had a great meal at Blue Crab Grill which was surprisingly empty for a Saturday evening... I plan to try Gypsy Blu sometime soon!

Aug 03, 2015
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Saturday Night in Ambler (Gypsy Blu / Lucky Well)

Did you find Gypsy Blu to be very loud? We are having dinner Saturday with the in laws and would prefer someplace relatively quiet.

Jul 30, 2015
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

but there's a difference between taking her seriously and sexually harassing her...

Any other Country Crock users hate the new one? Any recs for an alternative?

We were using I can't believe it's not butter until recently, it reminded me of country crock in flavor. Now we use Land o Lakes Light butter with canola oil. I think the flavor's really good.

I haven't tried earth spectrum. my mother uses smart balance and I think it's disgusting.

Jul 22, 2015
jujuthomas in General Topics

Looking for a non-dairy substitute for buttermilk

Thanks! I didn't know if the recipe would work with soy milk... nothing more disappointing than making a family favorite with substitutions only to have it fall flat!

Jul 15, 2015
jujuthomas in Special Diets

Unbelievable !!

and this is one of the reasons I no longer go to bars! ;)

Jul 15, 2015
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Looking for a non-dairy substitute for buttermilk

My mother has a fan-ding-dang-tastic family recipe for chocolate cake that calls for about a cup of buttermilk. does anyone know of a reliable baking substitute for the buttermilk? I'd love to be able to eat this cake sometimes without the dairy allergy kicking in.

Jul 15, 2015
jujuthomas in Special Diets

Unbelievable !!

this. it had no relevance to the story, the OP could have just stated that there was a "guy" sitting down the bar instead of calling out a physical attribute.

on to the original topic, when we lived in VA, if the restaurant had a bar area smoking was allowed in that area, but not in the restaurant area.

Jul 15, 2015
jujuthomas in Not About Food

HOT coffee maker recommendations, please....

how hot should coffee be at brewing FrankT? I'm honestly curious, not being a smarty pants.

I have no complaints regarding the temperature level of the coffee from the Zojirushi, and have found that it is still pleasantly hot a couple hours after brewing.

Jul 14, 2015
jujuthomas in Cookware

L'Angolo (Blue Bell)

We've lived in blue bell for 10 years now. I think four or five restaurants have failed in that space in those years. perhaps we will see something...ummm... NOT Italian??? It seems that most of those failed restaurants were Italian of one iteration or another, IIRC.

Jul 14, 2015
jujuthomas in Philadelphia
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L'Angolo (Blue Bell)

well, it lasted 3 years... i drove by yesterday and the sign is gone, the landscaping torn up and the parking lot roped off. I wonder why it's so difficult to keep a restaurant going on that corner! There was a sign out front about Ristorante Castello, but I didn't get to read the whole thing.

Jul 14, 2015
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

7 Summer Slow Cooker Risottos

where's the recipe for the squash and saffron risotto pictured at the beginning of the article??? The cauliflower pea one looks amazing but I want squash and saffron too!

Jun 30, 2015
jujuthomas in Features

Saturday Night in Ambler (Gypsy Blu / Lucky Well)

I'm a fan of the Lucky Well, can't wait to try Gypsy Blu!

Jun 29, 2015
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Subway made 2 mistakes that are destroying its business

Gosh I remember my brother in law arguing with a Subway server to get his sandwich cut "normally" instead of the V cut. I think that was one of my first Subway experiences.

Jun 18, 2015
jujuthomas in Chains
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What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

Hey CP, work's been busy with new (good) responsibilities so I've been lurking when I could but not finding a lot of time.

Jun 17, 2015
jujuthomas in Not About Food

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

while not as entertaining as all the critter stories, I have had an epic flood... woke up one morning to hear water running and found a COLD puddle on the kitchen floor. Opened the freezer door and it was like a cartoon wave of freezing water rushing out! the solenoid valve had broken in the ice maker and had been filling for goodness knows how many hours!
what.a.mess.

Wegman's Faux Pas [Moved from Boston]

so... is picking bunches of grapes that are not browning from several bags and putting them all in one bag gross? because at our market that's the only way I'm going to get a decent bag of grapes.

Jun 07, 2015
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Nzingas Cafe... don't bother

thanks for the tip! I'm so used to posting in the Philadelphia board, it didn't occur to me!
we had a GREAT brunch today at Brigs in Durham, it's one of our favorites since they moved there.

May 25, 2015
jujuthomas in Southeast

Nzingas Cafe... don't bother

My best friend is new to Durham and my hubs and I are hoping to move down soon so we're exploring restaurants in the area... I flew in Friday morning and we were looking for brunch. We looked at Nzinga's cafe's website online and it looked pretty promising. lots of interesting pancake varieties and typical southern breakfast foods. Bad sign, we should have walked back out... 11:30 on Friday morning and the place was practically empty. I ordered a pretty basic brunch, eggs over easy, turkey sausage, grits and a biscuit. My friend ordered their white mushroom omelet. My meal was SO BAD... eggs over hard, microwaved biscuit, bland grits and I'm pretty sure brown and serve sausage. my friend said hers was "ok" but she didn't finish.
it was inexpensive, about 16 for both... but um... not going back for sure.

May 24, 2015
jujuthomas in Southeast