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  1. It would probably be good, but I don't know that it would scratch that same itch. Celery has that juicy crunch, like apples, and that's what I'm craving when I eat it. I do occasionally buy a smidge of cambozola when I see it on sale, though, so I'll undoubtedly try the recipe if I can find it online.
  2. Edmonton had some buses running on biodiesel made from recycled fryer oil. Made them smell like french fries, which was pretty amusing.
  3. Strain out the solids and refrigerate. Only your own nose/tastebuds can tell you how many uses you'll personally get, but when you decide you're done with it you can recycle it in some jurisdictions. Otherwise bin it, but don't put it down the drain.
  4. Celery with Cheez Whiz was my childhood indulgence. As an adult I scratch that itch with Boursin or something of that sort on the celery (or a sharp blue, or...well, you get the picture). Oddly, though raisins and peanut butter are two things I like very much, "ants on a log" never did it for me. Perhaps it's one of those things you need to encounter during childhood? (I didn't)
  5. Not to flog the proverbial dead horse, but... https://www.forbes.com/sites/errolschweizer/2022/01/04/why-food-price-inflation-is-not-inevitable/?sh=735cb28649fa
  6. If you have a No Frills anywhere in your orbit, they sell ducks for $3/lb (recently raised from $2/lb). That's cheaper than chicken (at least in my neck of the woods) so I generally have one in my freezer for when the mood strikes.
  7. I'm with you. Sink 15-20 minutes (never mind 35 or 40) into watching/listening to something I could read in a matter of seconds? Screw that, life's too short.
  8. Impossible is soy, Beyond is pea protein IIRC. We keep it on hand because my GF (and her mom) can no longer eat red meat for medical reasons, and in casseroles etc it's close enough. I doubt we'd buy this faux-chicken product, though, because she can eat real poultry.
  9. Yup. I got tired of burning through the shaker canisters and bought the larger bag to refill my old one with...only to discover that the shaker had been discarded in my absence. Not that it really matters.
  10. That's not entirely correct. Wondra and its equivalents are pre-gelatinized (ie, the starchy flavor is cooked out) and then dried and re-milled. When stirred into a hot liquid it gels almost instantly, like cornstarch. Finely-ground AP flour is still AP flour, and will need to be cooked out.
  11. 1) I'm seldom in Walmart, compared to the other stores I've mentioned. 2) When I am, the shelf always seems to be empty but for the price tag. It's not worth wasting my time on another stop. Everyone else's mileage will vary, of course.
  12. That's not uncommon, and typically results from inconsistent moisture during the growing season. It's variable from year to year. Apparently, this year was especially bad in Idaho. https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/idaho-potato-growers-brace-for-inferior-crop/article_081809ad-4da3-5aaa-93cd-724119a9033a.html
  13. Oh, geez. I missed that he was in Canada. Unless you're in a super-remote location, it's in a store near you. Shoppers has it, Superstore has it, Sobeys has it. In Shoppers it's (weirdly) over where they keep the supplements and vitamins and homeopathic remedies (don't get me started on the subject of selling snake oil alongside real medicine...). In Sobeys and Superstore it's in the pharmacy, usually (IIRC) near the eye-care stuff. I buy it regularly at all three stores for my GF's CPAP machine, it's just a matter of which one I happen to be in for other purchases.
  14. Look in the pharmacy section, not the bottled water section. At least, that's where the stores up here have it. (Also, of course, pharmacies.)
  15. Not the usual kind of thing, but a fun and amusing story nonetheless. I've seen situations where an order for 2 cases became 2 pallets, and I suspect something like that was what happened here. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/lemons-bakery-thousands-nova-scotia-1.6303984
  16. It's probably still cluttering up a box or drawer somewhere in my storage locker. I'll keep that in mind, next time I see a wooden bowl at the thrift store.
  17. There's a national recall on a bunch of Dole and President's Choice bagged salads, for listeria. https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-dole-and-president-s-choice-brand-salad-products-recalled-due-listeria?utm_source=r_listserv
  18. I was gifted with an ulu several years ago by my then-sister in law, but sadly it's a souvenir-shop item and rather less sharp than your average butter knife.
  19. chromedome

    Lunch 2022

    Oddly, it was a combination I don't recall ever encountering until well into adulthood.
  20. I find his whole Ramsay-meets-Oprah schtick rather weird and off-putting. That being said, I had the same questions about Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It seems like a strange way for any restaurant to allow itself to be presented.
  21. For members in Western Canada, Save-on-Foods is recalling several prepared meals for salmonella. Details on the link below. https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-save-foods-brand-combo-meals-recalled-due-salmonella?utm_source=r_listserv
  22. Yup, people like what they like. My sweetie's preferred meatloaf consists of ground beef and onion soup mix. That's it, other than the obligatory ketchup glaze.
  23. Looks cool. That being said, given a choice between making a task less onerous/marginally entertaining, and avoiding it altogether, I'd still opt for avoiding it altogether.
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