Friday Follies

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 9:50am

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today?

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter?

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:25am

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today?  Nope, I never dress according to awareness or holiday themes.

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?  I do not like perfume at all.  I use scented lotion.

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter?  If the bagel is fresh and untoasted, cream cheese, but only a little.  I cannot stand how most places put a ton of cream cheese on and I end up scraping the majority of it off.  If I'm toasting a bagel, then butter.  I don't like warm cream cheese.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:26am

So I guess you aren't aware that NYC and Long Island do not have the same water source?  So it can't be the water that makes them different.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:27am

<<Ah, I have a broader view of the situation, so therefore I disagree.  :)

Broader? How so? >>

As in less narrow.  Really, why does my disagreement on this subject matter?  I mean other than you need to get in the last word....cue post:     :)


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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:28am

Well, I have lived in New York and I do not agree with you.  I've had bad bagels in NY, just as I have all over the country.  While I do agree that many places cannot make a bagel like a bagel shop in NY, I have found one in my current town that makes fabulous bagels that are no different than the ones I used to eat in NY.

Pizza is another but it has nothing to do with the water and everything to do with how they prepare the crust, what kind and how much cheese, etc.  It also depends on what kind you like (pizza in NY is very different from what you find in Italy, except in Naples).   If I'm going for a traditional Neapolitan style pizza, I prefer the very thin crust NY style pizza like Ray's, which can be difficult to find, but there are several here in my town that are the same as what can be found in NY.  It took trying many different places to find the type of crust I like, but even my friends who are native NYers disagree about what constitutes good pizza.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:29am

So I guess you aren't aware that NYC and Long Island do not have the same water source?  So it can't be the water that makes them different.

It is a variety of things but water IS one of the main reasons. While it is not the same source, it is still the same hard water. Other places have soft water. So it does make a difference.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:29am

merella wrote:
<p>Well, I <em>have</em> lived in New York and I do not agree with you.  I've had bad bagels in NY, just as I have all over the country.  While I do agree that many places cannot make a bagel like a bagel shop in NY, I have found one in my current town that makes fabulous bagels that are no different than the ones I used to eat in NY.</p><p>Pizza is another but it has nothing to do with the water and everything to do with how they prepare the crust, what kind and how much cheese, etc.  It also depends on what kind you like (pizza in NY is very different from what you find in Italy, except in Naples).   If I'm going for a traditional Neopolitan style pizza, I prefer the very thin crust NY style pizza like Ray's, which can be difficult to find, but there are several here in my town that are the same as what can be found in NY.  It took trying many different places to find the type of crust I like, but even my friends who are native NYers disagree about what constitutes good pizza. </p>

Totally agree, I think it takes trial, error and of course having an open mind to finding good places for certain foods. I remember my first pizza in Italy, ahh...memories.  

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:30am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Wow spring... One side cream cheese and the other side butter? I never heard of that.

The cutting edge of bagel eating!  :)

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:31am

<<I would rather get them from a bagel store when they are fresh Laughing>>

OH, and still warm.  Yum.  Although other was not an option, I prefer peanut butter on my bagels sometimes, depending on the flavor of bagel of course.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:31am
jamblessedthree wrote:
Wow spring... One side cream cheese and the other side butter? I never heard of that.

The cutting edge of bagel eating!  :)

I actually got that from a good friend in high school, 25 years ago Surprised lol

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:33am

<<I would rather get them from a bagel store when they are fresh Laughing>>

OH, and still warm.  Yum.  Although other was not an option, I prefer peanut butter on my bagels sometimes, depending on the flavor of bagel of course.

Yum, warm :)
PB sounds good too. Try not to have too many bagels as too much carbs but I can see that being yummy too.
Had an everything bagel today but love the French Toast one (with the powder sugar on top) with butter. Asiago Cheese too yum Laughing

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