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ISO orange flower water & rose water

bitsubeats Mar 11, 2008 02:35 PM

I'm looking for both ingredients for cocktails in the columbia/baltimore area. I guess I could find them in a middle eastern store, but I have no clue where those are either. Thanks so much (:

I actually live in Odenton...so anywhere near here would be better, but of course I'm willing to drive anywhere close by

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    lrebetsky0423 RE: bitsubeats Mar 11, 2008 02:48 PM

    I'd imagine that they would have them at Whole Foods. You might try David's Natural Market as well.

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      jkosnett RE: bitsubeats Mar 11, 2008 03:23 PM

      They have it at Yekta, a Middle Eastern store on Rockville Pike in Rockville if you are headed that way for some other reason. We bought the orange water last weekend..

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        bitsubeats RE: jkosnett Mar 11, 2008 08:26 PM

        I will be twds rockville this weekend so that sounds like a great suggestion. maybe I can pick up some middle eastern ingredients.....do they prepare anything delicious over there by any chance?

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          jkosnett RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 09:23 AM

          yes, they also have a cafe adjacent to the store. It is located on the east side of the Pike around the corner from the frontage road in a strip that also includes Joe's Noodle House. It is slightly north of Congressional Plaza and sort of opposite from Staples and Petco.

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        HilkaryIC RE: bitsubeats Mar 11, 2008 07:16 PM

        wegmans for sure

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          bitsubeats RE: HilkaryIC Mar 11, 2008 08:25 PM

          both? or just one of them?

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            Roland Parker RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 05:38 AM

            Wegmans had both the last I went to the store, which was last Thursday. You'll find them in the sugar/flour/spice aisle.

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          DCDOLL RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 05:51 AM

          i just saw both of those at a little eat in/carry out place i love called Cedars Cafe in the Rolling Valley shopping center...which unfortunately is in Springfield VA...but if you are ever around there, stop for lunch/dinner and shop to your heart's content!

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            treetop tom RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 06:33 AM

            Two good Howard County Mediterranean markets where I have seen both are:

            Sizar’s Supermarket
            6955 Oakland Mills Rd Ste A
            Columbia, MD 21045

            Caspian Supermarket
            9191-B Baltimore National Pike
            Ellicott City, MD 21042

            Caspian Market is a little hard to find – it is behind the Burger King in the same strip as the golf store and Flags Etc.

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              lrebetsky0423 RE: treetop tom Mar 12, 2008 07:51 AM

              Do Sizar's and Caspian's carry pre-made tatziki sauce? Do they have a pre-made foods section?

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                treetop tom RE: lrebetsky0423 Mar 12, 2008 10:08 AM

                I'm not sure on the Tzatziki - I have always made mine fresh. Caspian has several coolers in the back with yogurt drinks and other dairy products, so its worth a shot. The owners of Caspian have been trying to add pre-made foods but have too small a clientele at this point to make it worth their while on any large scale. The store is bright, orderly and clean. Give them a call - they are extremely nice and helpful. Sizar's is darker and more jumbled. I don't go there as much since I can find most of the stuff I need at Caspian right here in town.

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              violette o RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 08:13 AM

              I've seen rose water at Whole Foods in the spice aisle, but not orange flower water.

              1. bitsubeats RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 08:17 AM

                all these suggestions are fantastic, but I think I'll check out treetop tom's suggestions. I wanted to go to wegman's but dammit its way too far away. I'll just have to wait till they build their location in Columbia.

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                  jkosnett RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 09:25 AM

                  last sunday we went to Wegmans to get lamb shanks and they didn't have any. I was totally shocked, I mean they have quail and pheasant for crying out loud but no lamb shanks. Only time they've ever failed me, but it happens...

                2. bitsubeats RE: bitsubeats Mar 12, 2008 08:18 AM

                  also....how about peychaud's bitters? anyone seen those anywhere?

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                    dc_eater RE: bitsubeats Mar 15, 2008 01:58 PM

                    I bought a bottle of peychaud's a couple of years ago (still using it) but I cannot remember whether it was from Chevy Chase Wines or Calvert Woodley, both in upper NW DC. Here are the phone #s in case you want to call them. Chevy Chase Wines: (202) 363-4000; Calvert Woodley: (202) 966-4400.

                    I obtained bottles of orange flower water and rose water from Couscous Cafe in DC at 20th Street NW between L & M, but that is probably too far into the city.

                    I would be very interested in the cocktail recipe(s) if you have a chance to post them.

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                    bugmenot RE: bitsubeats Feb 12, 2009 07:06 AM

                    Anywhere in Baltimore City?

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