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13 minutes ago, BeeZee said:

Rice cake (Lundberg's, the only kind that actually have some flavor other than styrofoam) spread with thin layer of raspberry preserves and topped with labneh - very enjoyable (to me) mix of sweet and tangy. Probably would be good on a graham cracker for a cheesecake vibe. I really enjoyed the container of labneh I purchased at TJ's, but with it having a short shelf life (4 days after opening) and the fact that I'm the only one eating it...not sure if I will buy it often. I don't like feeling obligated to eat something 4 days in a row.

Wow for a cultured yogurt product that seems oddly short shelf lfe.

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19 minutes ago, heidih said:

Wow for a cultured yogurt product that seems oddly short shelf lfe.

 

I've never tried TJ's labneh, but I'm with Heidi: that seems awfully short. The labneh I buy at a Middle Eastern market is comparable to sour cream or yogurt in my experience.

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I was surprised to see that as well, the "best by" date was 2/1 (purchased 1/22) and the container said "use within 4 days of opening". At day number 4 there was a little whey separated out, but otherwise no discernable change to flavor. With the poor shelf life of a lot of perishables from TJ's I was reluctant to risk it. Whenever I get back to Whole Foods I'll see what they have.

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15 hours ago, BeeZee said:

I was surprised to see that as well, the "best by" date was 2/1 (purchased 1/22) and the container said "use within 4 days of opening". At day number 4 there was a little whey separated out, but otherwise no discernable change to flavor. With the poor shelf life of a lot of perishables from TJ's I was reluctant to risk it. Whenever I get back to Whole Foods I'll see what they have.

 

Trust your nose. Labneh should last a couple of weeks if kept clean (i.e. clean utensils). Those instructions are often too strict. I've even had pickles and preserves with similar "use by" times, quite silly.

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35 minutes ago, weinoo said:

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Leftover pork chop (which did not get eaten the night I made it, due to two pizzas) turned into a quick Thai red curry. Actually - practically as good as any Thai takeout.

no Thai basil? I'm sure it was just because you didn't have it available, but it would have knocked it out of the park!  What brand red curry paste did you use?

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1 hour ago, KennethT said:

no Thai basil? I'm sure it was just because you didn't have it available, but it would have knocked it out of the park!  What brand red curry paste did you use?

 

Exactly - I didn't have any!  This was made with Thai Kitchen's.  I also have on hand the Maesri brand, which I'll try next. I try and punch them up with lots of garlic/ginger, and more heat to taste. (I haven't been to Ken Hing in a few weeks to resupply; I need to get over there).

 

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

 

Exactly - I didn't have any!  This was made with Thai Kitchen's.  I also have on hand the Maesri brand, which I'll try next. I try and punch them up with lots of garlic/ginger, and more heat to taste. (I haven't been to Ken Hing in a few weeks to resupply; I need to get over there).

 

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I don't think you'd need to add anything to the Maesri brand except a little shrimp paste. That stuff requires no punching.  I still haven't made it to Ken Hing... but if they happen to have the Nittiya brand of curry paste (it's refrigerated), it's probably the best I've had outside of Thailand...  The Thai store on Mosco St. used to carry it (I haven't been there in about a year) but when they did, they sold out quickly.

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