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  1. Aldi

    To transfer that to the small town where I lived, imagine the neighbours in their pickups, blocking both lanes of the narrow local roadways.
  2. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Supermarket pork is often pre-brined, too, which doesn't help.
  3. Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    My worst "spreading cookie" fiasco turned out to result from me omitting the flour. I was a long time living that one down.
  4. FWIW, I keep the dehydrated flakes on hand and buzz them for a second or two in a cheapie blade-type coffee grinder when I want onion powder. Might not be the fix you're looking for, but it works for me.
  5. Quality Cocoa Butter

    I don't know how many of you watch "Call the Midwife," a British series set in London's East End during the 1950s (I highly recommend it), but there's a similar scene in one episode. One of the younger nursing sisters makes a salad using olive oil for the vinaigrette, and an older nun comments how odd it feels to be eating the medicine.
  6. Tube pan vs bundt

    Pro tip: A stiff paint brush works very well for that.
  7. Aside from the smartphone, that's me as well. I've enjoyed reading about your Anovas and Joules, your CSOs and BSOs, your Instant Pots and various bits of modernist esoterica, but there's nothing I've felt impelled to rush out and buy.
  8. Gardening: (2016 – 2017)

    Mine were just beginning to ripen when the local raccoons stripped my vines completely.
  9. Gardening: (2016 – 2017)

    I've never had occasion to try either of these methods myself, but at this point what have you got to lose? http://www.saveur.com/article/Techniques/Removing-the-Bitterness-from-Eggplant
  10. That's good to know. Most of the people I know who have a Ninja love it, but I've also encountered a small-but-significant percentage who complained about their durability. Apparently they have (or once had) a predilection for crapping out 6-12 months after the warranty expired, at least in regular use. Looking at their current Amazon reviews that seems to be receding, though.
  11. Gardening: (2016 – 2017)

  12. I'm only a lowly creator of web content, but my editors would rip me a new one if I turned in prose like that. Actually most of them know me, so they'd probably PM me first to ask if I was well.
  13. I dry the whole leaves, and I find they do retain their flavor fairly well. You have to use more than you would if it was fresh, but I find that even one well-grown parsley plant provides plenty. The one I've got this year is so big I can't fit my arms around it, and it grew almost waist high. I've been gathering bunches the size of my head all summer long (and I've got a big head!) and it's still huge.
  14. The day you move on to another employer, they'll lose half their staff.
  15. A great little tutorial, should anyone else have a similarly warranty-voiding incident.