I bought some pasteurized cream from a local dairy no more than five days ago, and I used half of it to make butter on the day I bought it. The rest of the cream has been in it's original, plastic container since then. When I got it out of the fridge a few minutes ago and tried to pour it, it was super thick... like yogurt thick. It doesn't taste or smell sour, so I can't figure out what happened. Could it be that it is just super cold from being stored in the top of the fridge (where I have occasional freezing problems)? Is that a dumb assumption? Help me SE!
I found blue foot and royal trumpet mushrooms at the grocery store today, and I had to buy them even though they were $30/lb. I've never been able to get them before, so I couldn't resist! What ingredients make you giddy and money-stupid?
I finally jumped on the kale chip band wagon today, and I loved them, but I'd like to try to make chips with some other greens. Has anyone tried this method with anything other than kale? I've never been much of a leafy green fan, but now that I found a preparation I like, I want to make the most of it. Thanks oh wise SEers!
I need SE help! I recently got a job at Wegmans (bliss!) in the cheese department, and I want to get a good basic cheese book to brush up a little bit. I would like to go in with some solid base knowledge, but I don't know where to start. I'm probably just freaking out, but I feel like I don't know enough.Thanks in advance!
My husband and I have been eating a vegetarian diet for the past several months without any problems, but the holiday season is upon us. We haven't told my husband's family about the change because we don't want any special accommodations, but soon we will be going to their 40+ guest Thanksgiving dinner, and I'm expected to bring a dish or two. I would really appreciate any suggestions for savory dishes that won't make them miss meat. I'm looking for something to prevent the night ending with my FIL drunkenly calling me a patchouli wearing tree hugger.
I'm moving to State College in the near future (husband is going to Penn State for grad school), and I'm looking for restaurant/market/anything food-related suggestions to explore while we live there. We're on a budget, so inexpensive eats are especially exciting. We're also very adventurous, so if you have anything crazy, throw it at me!
I need advice about how to thaw frozen wonton wrappers. I'm afraid that counter thawing will leave them gummy, but I'm also not sure that a fridge thaw would prevent this. The advice on the rest of the interwebs is varied, and I don't really trust info that can't be found in the head of someone on SE. Thanks!
I bought some green garlic at the farmers market this morning, and I would like to use it in a way that really lets it shine. I know this topic was addressed somewhat recently, but most of the answers referred to cured garlic (the common kind with papery skins and well-defined cloves). Any new suggestions for this ingredient would be much appreciated! If it helps, I also got green beans, baby red potatoes, white spring onions, and pastured eggs this morning, so maybe something using these? My kitchen has been overflowing with produce for weeks, so I just need some fresh ideas.
Where can I find the best local cheese in the land of cheese?
Any suggestions for cooking pattypan squash? I grew them for the first time this year with my zucchini and acorn squash, and it looks like I'm going to have LOADS of them.
My husband hasn't been getting enough calories lately when he's at work, and I need some recipes for calorie dense foods that he can keep in his car all day. He'll eat anything that doesn't involve beets or melon. Thanks!
We usually keep the Dumpling exposure to a reasonable, not-the-majority-of-the-slideshow level, but apparently not much interesting stuff happened this week. Result: You get a slideshow that's 75 percent Dumpling. If you're averse to French bulldogs, now's the time to flee. For the rest of you, wind down on this Friday evening with this batch of cuteness.
It's the little Dumpster's big 0-1 today, so we decided to celebrate by popping on our paper hats, letting him run riot in the office a little bit more than usual, and treating him to his very own birthday burrito!
What do you mean you've never tried to stack citrus fruits on your cats' paws before? Look at how much fun these guys are having!