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In Topic: The New MoMA

08 December 2019 - 10:02 PM

We've been there twice since it's re-opened, including today. Lots of new nooks where you find unexpected surprises. I've got to say, their kids programing continues to impress. Considerably better than the Met. (and it's free! plus they give you a pass for a return visit)

In Topic: Cookies

06 December 2019 - 01:48 AM

Sure.    My m-i-l's persimmon cookies:


Cream together 1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup persimmon pulp  


Add 2 cups sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves

Combine well


Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 cup raisin.   


Drop by tablespoon; Bake 15 - 18 minutes at 375F.    These were baked for 15 minutes.    Longer if you want a crisp cookie.   We like chewy.

Thank you! Do you think it creaming the butter, sugar, eggs, pulp in the food processor would work? I'm too lazy to pull out my mixer.

In Topic: Cookies

05 December 2019 - 02:36 AM

Voyager, would you share the cookie recipe please? I made persimmon bread and have puree remaining (plus two very ripe persimmons sitting in a bowl)

In Topic: Thanksgiving 2019

03 December 2019 - 02:01 AM

We don't like turkey either. We had an American/Persian meal. Started with whisky sours, She Wolf's excellent sprouted rye,two cheeses--a Lancashire bomb and an aged French goat--and Iranian pistachios. American sides were bourbon yams and a steamed cauliflower and broccoli salad with lemon basil vinaigrette. Fantastic Persian main--lamb and celery and parsley leaf stew with dried limes, rice with spectaculr tah dig. Various wines. Dessert was pumpkin pie,cranberry cobbler, more whisky.

You can never have enough whisky.

In Topic: Thanksgiving 2019

03 December 2019 - 02:01 AM


It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who isn't crazy about turkey. I told Blovie that next time I'm making a goose.


My mother isn't either.  She admitted it when she decided to switch from turkey to brisket for Passover, and I think she wouldn't have made one for Thanksgiving if she thought there wouldn't be an outcry.


However, Mom finally decided that cooking dinner and hosting tons of people was too much, so duties were transferred to my cousin in SE Pennsylvania.  We brought boxes of See's candies, but that morning as we were wandering through the local Wegman's we decided to also get a small cheese platter (with Marcona almonds) for the pre-dinner nibbles.  It sure was nice to not be in a kosher household; there was sausage in the stuffing and lots of butter in the Brussel sprouts and the sweet potato casserole.


There was sausage in my stuffing. Veal sausage.