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  1. If you like eggnog, try Puerto Rico’s version, coquito.
  2. Sorry about your figs. Were they on the counter or in the fridge? I picked up a large container of figs from Trader Joe’s and was keeping them on the counter and enjoying them as they ripened. One morning I found four fuzzy figs that had to be thrown away. I examined the rest carefully, they were fine, and put them in the fridge. So far, no more figs lost to mold.
  3. @saf would you mind sharing your clafoutis recipe?
  4. Next time you are in St. Louis I recommend Comet Coffee (http://cometcoffeestl.com) for coffee and pastries. For dinner I recommend Bulrush (http://bulrushstl.com).
  5. It all depends on the fruit you are preserving, for the peach recipes you don’t have to create your own apple pectin. Perhaps strawberries have enough natural pectin too? Will check the book when I get home.
  6. I haven’t tried Ferber’s strawberry jam recipes but I have made a few of her peach jams and really like them. Do you have her book, “Mes Confitures: The Jams and Jellies of Christine Ferber”?
  7. @zgast thank you! What great choices! Just looked at Gadaleto’s takeout menu and it sounds like a great option. Mercato looks good too but I’ll save that for another trip. Yes, I’m looking forward to seeing the tulips and other spring blooms!
  8. Thank you all very much for your suggestions!
  9. @zgast thank you so much for the recommendations. No need for upscale on this trip but maybe for another trip. What do you recommend if we continue towards West Chester? Google was recommending taking Route 1 for the last bit of the drive and I was going to go that way but nice to know that a you recommend it too!
  10. Planning a day trip to Longwood Gardens. Any recommendations for lunch or dinner along the way or in Kennet Square? Looking for outdoor dining or take away options.
  11. @saf the dinners sound good. Where did you find ramps?
  12. Whole Foods also has the harbison. It was also one of the sale cheeses during the WF 2020 12 days of cheese. Delicious cheese.
  13. Great! You could use up the rest of your left over frozen bread cubes and make sweet and/or savory bread pudding.
  14. Yes, I saw those! Thank you for mentioning it.
  15. I’m making holiday treats to give to our neighbors and will be making spritz cookies, chocolate chip cookies, caramilized peanuts (per the David Lebovitz recipe), and cinnamon marshmallows. I’m thinking about dipping some of the marshmallows in dark chocolate.
  16. curls

    Delivered Treats

    Zingermans has nice gift baskets & boxes and they ship. If you want to send a nice tin or box of pecans, I highly recommend Pearson Farm in Georgia. Just ordered and received a variety of pecan products from them and the quality of all of it is excellent (taste & packaging).
  17. @Pat if you have an ice cream maker you could make eggnog ice cream. Just think of your eggnog as a custard ice cream base and pour your eggnog into your ice cream maker. The cookies sound good too.
  18. I buy from Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville. Great coffee beans, freshly roasted. They ship. http://www.centralcoffeeroasters.com
  19. Pulled a homemade sourdough waffle out of the freezer to enjoy with sautéed bananas & pecans, Vermont Creamery cultured butter, and maple syrup. If any of you are making sourdough, I highly recommend King Arthur Baking’s sourdough waffle recipe https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/classic-sourdough-waffles-or-pancakes-recipe.
  20. David Lebovitz’s jam tart is an excellent use for excess jam. https://www.davidlebovitz.com/jam-tart/
  21. Last night, grilled hamburgers, grilled shishito peppers. Wegmans white cake with chocolate frosting for dessert.
  22. Not sure where the nicest place to stay is but the Dunes Manor Hotel and Inn on the Ocean (an oceanfront B&B) are nice places. I’m not sure that luxury hotels exist in Ocean City. Given the current situation, it might be best to look for the nicest rental condo or house.
  23. @curiouskitkatt so sorry to read this. My condolences to you and your family.
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