Since most of the feedback here is about problems with the site, I thought I'd take a minute to buck the trend and say that Serious Eats is one of the only sites on the internet where I will actually click on a slideshow and not end up annoyed. The two things that make Serious Eats slideshows better than any of the rest of them:
1. They open in a new tab, so when you finish, you can just close that tab. I love that. Most slideshows, you have to either hit the back button a hundred times or probe your browser history to get back to where you started.
2. No irritating ads taking up an entire slide in the middle of the show.
Thanks for making slideshows that don't suck.
My husband loves pesto, and I kind of hate it. I'm pretty sure the part I hate is the pine nuts. I was thinking of trying to find a substitute for the pine nuts, and giving pesto another try. What would be good? I was thinking maybe shelled pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds? I've heard of walnuts being used, but I hate those too.
I go through long periods where I can't be bothered to cook anything in my crappy tiny British kitchen. I lost my job a while ago, and now that the depression has lifted a little I was finally in the mood to do some cooking. I bought a bunch of fresh veggies and meat and had a whole menu of meals planned for the next week or so. And the day after the groceries were delivered, my husband developed an ear infection, so he's constantly nauseated and doesn't want to eat anything that isn't bland and boring. (Keep in mind also that my husband is British, so at the best of times it's a struggle to get him to eat anything with flavor.)
Can anyone offer me some sympathy, empathy, advice, or recipes to combat nausea?
A few days ago I put a pork shoulder in the oven to slow roast to make pulled pork sandwiches. It cooked at low heat for 6 hours and when we went to have dinner, the pork just wasn't "pulling". It was tough and just not right at all.
When I was younger I would have cried and panicked. I'm starting to get a bit more experienced now, so I cut the pork into big chunks and threw it into the pressure cooker with some bbq sauce and cider vinegar. After about 15 minutes at pressure, it was almost as tender as I had hoped it would be in the first place. It wasn't perfect, but it was certainly tasty and dinner was only about half an hour later than I had hoped.
We have all had cooking fails. What was your best last-minute save for a meal that was going wrong?
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