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  1. 11 hours ago, scamhi said:

    turned our leftover frozen rosh hashanah brisket into mexican style brisket. Toasted 3 dried chilis ancho, mulato and guajillo. seeded and rehydrated them and pureed them.

    after a margarita we opened a Tempier rose.




     You always have the best wines and sake. 

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  2. One thing that always struck me about David was his references to his mother’s recipes. You could feel the love and appreciation for his mom through his words. I like to think they’re reunited again. 

    Every time I see this topic active my heart breaks a bit. 

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  3. I might have purchased a dove for six dollars back in the day. It was not a sober decision. It was the type of place where you pick out your poultry and they slaughter it for you but I just wanted a dove. I named it Dovely Lovely. They put it in a box with feed. I took it to a bar on a busy Friday night. It caused quite the distraction. 
       Even in my inebriated state, once we went back to my then boyfriends place and he tried to insist it could live in his garage I refused. I tried to let it go but it didn’t move very far.

    Definitely NOT my best decision or moment but yea, for a few hours I was the somewhat abashed owner of a dove. 

    My twenties are full of crazy stories.


    I have never eaten dove although yours look delicious Shelby. 


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  4. On 9/5/2021 at 2:25 PM, gfweb said:

    We used instacart during the height of pandemic fear (as opposed to the actual disease peak). I supposed if I was housebound instacart would be adequate, but otherwise no. The shoppers sub without asking or just plain misidentified  products.  (Crescent rolls are not biscuits).


    And they have a surcharge if the product is heavy. Like a big bottle of soda. 




    I’ve used Instacart for years. Once I get an alert the my shopper has started I am firm with the chat feature and clear about replacements I am willing to accept. I also tip over 20%. 

      The heavy bag fee sucks but that is a big reason that motivates me to use them. Obviously I am fairly lazy! 

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  5. 6 hours ago, shain said:



    Green/runner beans are really not high on either protein or carbs. And is quite light in my opinion.


    Pasta (or rice, wheat, etc.) with beans is indeed a complete protein.

    There are many pasta and legume dishes - some heavy (which can be a delight in winter), some light.

    Pasta e fagioli and pasta e ceci are often among the heavier.

    Ciceri e tria and fagioli e cozze are somewhere in the middle.

    And brown/navy beans with pesto sauce is quite common and fairly light. Same goes for pasta salads. Generally, chilled legumes with some bright acidity can be quite refreshing.

     Thanks for the information. I am not a big fan of beans and only like certain types. But I’m also not a huge fan of animal proteins in pasta. It just makes for a very heavy meal imo. 

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  6. Legit question— I know beans are a form of protein but they act as a carb to me. I can’t imagine eating pasta with beans. It seems like it would be a very heavy dish. Am I mistaken? 

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  7. 19 minutes ago, Norm Matthews said:

    I'd be glad to rent you a room or share left overs with you is if you were a neighbor. 

    Thanks! But unfortunately I live in Northern NJ. 

    My dinner tonight was shredded romaine lettuce with chicken, avocado, fresh corn, tomatoes and avocado. Essentially a chopped salad. 

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  8. 3 hours ago, Norm Matthews said:

    Couldn't find anything interesting to make so settled on meatloaf and potato pancakes.  Also had a pasta salad and baked beans.




    @Norm Matthews would you be interested in a daughter or a much younger wife? 😉 It all looks so good!! 

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  9. @Kim Shook I totally remember those turnovers! We’d have them for dessert in the 1980s and early 90s because my mom made two dinners most evenings due to my father’s poultry allergy. Can you tell me more about the roasted corn? 

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  10. On 8/26/2021 at 3:53 PM, Annie_H said:

    I'm a NewYorker, 25 years. if someone in 2018 said I will be ordering any produce on-line, I would say, did say, "you have two heads and I would rather eat glass".

    Fast forward. Fall 2019. I tried Misfits and a local grass fed meat supplier, WaldenFoods. Just looking for local and an easy straight from warehouse, non-grocery traditional shopping. Grocery shopping was becoming difficult. Especially winter months. NYC has had FreshDirect for 15 years. Lock down covid, no-go. Every delivery was overwhelmed. 

    Pre-covid we considered canceling both Misfits and Walden, but kept them. Good thing as both have been stellar in delivery. Especially Baldor that is wholesale to restaurants...they announced early lock-down, NYTimes, they would delivery to homes. They have been stellar in over-night delivery and great pricing. Though good pasta may be a case, lol. Ginger 5 pounds. But then did divide wholesale quantities eventually. 

    Our Fairway, (only NYorkers know them), went bankrupt Fall 2019 and closed our local ten minutes away...third generation maybe got greedy. 20 years too late to go cross country....way behind WholeFoods. Sourcing pick-up, delivery,...thankful so many had this established pre-covid. 


    They have Fairways in NJ. They’re all closed or are closing. They’ve never really been exclusive to NYC. 

    Also afaik the Union Square farmers market never really shut down. But I get avoiding it for safety reasons— I used to work around the corner and it was always a mad house. 

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  11. 5 hours ago, alwaysdrawing said:

    Made a knockoff version of spicy rigatoni from Carbone. 

    It’s a version of penne alla vodka served at Carbone in SoHo NY (and Hong Kong and Vegas). Basically a vodka sauce with San Marzano tomatoes and Calabrian pepper paste, combined with an onion soubise. 







    I think they serve the same dish at Parm as well. Looks great. 

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  12. 6 hours ago, scamhi said:

    tonight's dinner. Sauteéd shrimp, fresh steamed corn, local tomato, 1/2 avocado, 1/4" vidalia onion. 3/4 jalapeño chopped, small bit of cilantro chopped. olive oil , lime juice and a splash of sherry vinegar, salt.


    I would pay a lot of money for a dinner like that. 

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  13. 17 hours ago, liamsaunt said:

    Rice noodles with cabbage, cucumbers, assorted peppers, mint, cilantro, and Thai basil in a nuoc cham dressing with grilled chicken


    Do you need a sister wife? 😂

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