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  1. Yes. Neither worked. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I'll just call them tomorrow.
  2. I am going to try to find some Cowgirl Creamy cottage cheese. The locator function on their website wasn't helpful.
  3. I don't like cottage cheese on its own, but it's delicious mixed with a little sour cream (the way my parents did it*) or yogurt (Greek or otherwise), some fresh fruit, and a little granola or other crunchy item. It also could be good with chopped fresh vegetables and the appropriate seasoning. *When I started doing this, I had to fight past the feeling that I was turning into my father. Which wouldn't have been such a bad thing, but still.
  4. Discuss (from The Atlantic)
  5. Your second question has very complicated answers, not to mention the moderators probably wouldn't allow them anyway. For the first question, there still are some good city-based sites, but again, they're subject to the winds of change. For Chicago, there's LTH. For DC, there's Don Rockwell (a former eG'er). For Las Vegas, there's John Curtas's blog.
  6. I wonder if you can make foraged donuts out of cattail flour and maple or sorghum syrup.
  7. Whoa! Please tell us more. And thanks for resurrecting this thread.
  8. Here's a BBC article about pokeweed. Will it be finding its way onto your menu?
  9. Alex

    St.Patrick and his Corned Beef

    Breaking Cat News chimes in about corned beef.
  10. Alex

    I need a toaster

    Could you be more specific about "not a million bucks?" Wirecutter liked the Breville BTA720XL, but it's expensive for a toaster ($79.90), unless you don't mind "major cosmetic damages but still usable," which is $44.77 from Amazon. For a cheaper toaster, they liked Cuisinart ($31 at Amazon). Do you live near a Goodwill or similar resale shop? Regular toasters are frequent visitors. For $5 or so, it's worth the gamble. In fact, if you bring some bread with you, they should let you try it out before you buy. And with luck, you might find a very cool vintage Sunbeam.
  11. As Heidi said, nothing is non-negotiable. That said, I'd have a few qualms about being without an exhaust fan that vents to the outside -- like this one:
  12. I had to grin when I read this. I recently starting making a couple of cocktails that just wouldn't be the same in something other than a coupe. After my typical relentless research, I wound up with the prosaic but very practical 5.5 oz Luminarc, from BB&B. It survives our dishwasher very nicely and is the perfect size for my current (and probably future) favorite, a Corpse Reviver #2.
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