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Display Name: jsombat
Member Since: 7/19/11

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Ha! Nuts.com's shipping on the east coast is insanely fast. In NYC it's there the day after you purchase, even if you order in the afternoon. I don't know how they do it. They have good stuff. I also second Fairway.


Where Should I Buy Dried Fruits and Nuts? Good Questions
6/6/14 04:49 PM

Good, Georgia is way better, the Baskerville was so light.

I'd open up the line-spacing a little to get the Georgia to breathe a bit better, but the redesign looks great, and will get there!


Font Change! Baskerville is out for text, Georgia is in... May 2014 Relaunch
5/9/14 06:09 PM

Absolute peppar makes a great dirty martini. Just embrace the savory.


Make Your Cheap Rum Taste Heavenly with Just 3 Ingredients Tips from The Kitchn
2/25/14 10:37 AM

You can also add a small handful to a fruit smoothie, it blends right in, and helps thicken it.


What Can I Make With Instant Oats? (Besides Instant Oatmeal!) Good Questions
12/16/13 05:28 PM

I might try this recipe with greek yogurt instead of cream cheese to try to make it a little less guilt-inducing... hopefully if it stays cold, the consistency won't be too thin.


5-Minute Recipe: Candy Crunch Dip Recipes from The Kitchn
10/31/13 03:32 PM

Superstition by Stevie Wonder and/or Jackson 5 I Want You Back. Funky songs to keep you moving!


What's Your Kitchen Cleaning Jam Song? Reader Intelligence Request
10/3/13 02:41 PM

A bagel spread always works well, because each person can make their own bagel however they like it. Put out bagels, cream cheese, lox, onion, tomato and do hot baked eggs and cheese so people can do egg sandwiches on a bagel too.


Help Me Find the Best Crowd-Pleasing Brunch Recipes! Good Questions
8/19/13 03:57 PM

It's a masters project~ they only exist as prototypes, relax!


Strangely Beautiful: Bioplastic Disposable Tableware That Look Like Vegetables
8/9/13 09:49 PM

Calzones are easy on the grill!
I also have a gas-grill rotisserie, I'm not sure what brand, but it was purchased at home depot and it was either the only one they had in the store, or the cheapest if they had more than one, can't remember. It has a motor that plugs into an outlet to spin it. We've done chicken, duck and pork roasts on the rotisserie. It's easy.


What Are Some Creative Meals Cooked Entirely on the Grill? Good Questions
8/8/13 04:37 PM

I would say use them to infuse tequila, but I am concerned about lending a bitter flavor too. (esp. the membranes). Worth a try though, since spicy pepper tequila is so good in margaritas or bloody marias.


What Can I Do with Leftover JalapeƱo Seeds and Membranes? Good Questions
7/22/13 04:14 PM

I just bought iceberg lettuce for the first time in years, and was really pleasantly surprised by how much I've enjoyed it. It's so crunchy and light without that bitterness that romaine hearts can have.


Do You Eat Iceberg Lettuce? Reader Survey
7/17/13 10:25 AM

I recently made myself an afternoon treat with salted, smoked almonds, chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream and couldn't believe how perfectly the almonds went with the ice cream. They were too salty to eat more than a few plain, but the cream toned the salt down and the smoke flavor was awesome. I highly recommend it, and will be serving it at my next get-together for sure. So easy and impressive!


Dress Up Your Ice Cream! 30 Sundae Toppings That Go Way Beyond Sprinkles
5/16/13 01:05 PM

I would attach one of those hinged shelf tabletops to that flat side, so they could put it up for a little more room when they wanted to cut lemons or mix a drink. And then they could put it back down to lie flat against the cart when not in use.


For Happy Hour: A Make-It-Work Bar Cart
4/19/13 09:20 AM

I go to a restaurant that serves them with flavored salts on the side for dipping. They use green tea salt, hickory, and yuzu salts-- you could just do smoked salt at home.


Help Me Make Restaurant-Style Shishito Peppers! Good Questions
3/19/13 09:43 AM

Also Campbells chicken noodle plus saltines and hot tea. If I had a sore throat, my mother would make me gargle with salt water, which I hated SO MUCH that I resorted to keeping my sore throat a secret in order to avoid it. Now 20 years later I'll gargle because it does work, but it took me a long time to get over the trauma!


What's Your Sick Day Dish?
3/13/13 02:43 PM

I highly recommend bbq chicken pizza-- bbq sauce, some sauteed red onion rings, grilled chicken (or usually leftover rotisserie...) and cheddar. It's such a great combo!


What Can I Do with Leftover BBQ Sauce? Good Questions
3/12/13 05:39 PM

You can order affordable dried mission figs on nuts.com. I haven't had these, but I've always had good luck with their products in general. They also have unbelievably fast shipping to the east coast. http://www.nuts.com/driedfruit/figs/
I love that hamantaschen idea too, @truepeacenik.


Quick Recipe: Mission Fig Jam Recipes from The Kitchn
2/21/13 07:53 PM

It's great as a lightly dressed salad, with good canned tuna in oil on top. I had that for dinner last night, just arugula, a drizzle of vinegar, cracked pepper and tuna, and it was so good.


10 Reasons Why I Always Have a Bag of Arugula in the Refrigerator Ingredient Spotlight
9/11/12 11:47 AM

I have a black one in my bathroom, and its fine, but I really like that red one, and hadn't ever seen it before.


Modern Classics: The Componibili
9/7/12 10:31 AM

Yum, sounds great, and I sure wouldn't have thought of this on my own!


Quick, Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe: The Vinho Verde & Gin SpinThe 10-Minute Happy Hour
8/17/12 12:27 PM