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I've only seen purple carrots, when our co-op got a case of them once. They seemed as sweet as the orange ones, though the carrots they got were all youngish.

Why Carrots Are Orange and Not Purple Food History
7/30/14 02:56 AM

I've done it but you really need the jumbo eggs. I guess I'm lucky in that the farmer that supplies my co-op with them has a lot of old lady hens...

How To Make a Two-Egg Omelette Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/21/14 02:12 PM

No love for omurice here?

How To Make a Two-Egg Omelette Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/21/14 02:10 PM

I often find myself biting my tongue here, but honestly, this is profoundly stupid. If you want to stop folks from using their internet lifestyle devices and concentrate on people time, then just remember to pack a bench vice on your next picnic, or something equally destructive, like a small child or something.

The Picnic Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed Food News
7/3/14 10:09 PM

Found a new sponsor, have we? Well, a girl's gotta make a living. Me, I like a nice hand rubbed tung oil finish...

Small Project Saturdays: Inspired Salvage Glidden® Paint
6/22/14 10:17 PM

I always found the stems a little tough, except when they were very young. As for transplantation, I've done it and it worked like a charm. What I did was plant it in a small pot indoors (it was still winter anyway). I think that's an easier transition anyway- roots growing in soil and roots growing in water are two different structures, but a hydroponic plant should make the transition easily on a windowsill. If you plant it outside straightway, keep the solid moist and cover the plant with the top of an old plastic milk jug to harden it off.

Once established, it's a tough little plant- mine was still green after the first snowstorms of fall.

What Can I Do With Watercress Stems? Good Questions
5/21/14 12:39 AM

Y'know, this is old old news to anyone who's had Falafel. Really, kind of the same difference.

What's Up with Meatless Meatballs?
4/24/14 10:53 PM

Essential Pepin. Not only does it have hundreds of recipes, but the thing comes with a DVD where Pepin shows you technique, literally starting with how to tie on an apron, and going into a ton of other stuff, knife skills, stock making, breaking down poultry, etc.

What's the Best General, Comprehensive Cookbook to Buy? Good Questions
3/10/14 10:42 PM

What, no love for Gew├╝rztraminer or Reisling here? C'mon people...

5 Types of Wine to Bring to a Party When You Have No Idea What's for Dinner
2/7/14 01:11 AM

*store-bought*, that is...

Is Lard Truly the Comeback Fat?
1/31/14 11:00 PM

I remember mom used to actually render lard from butcher's trimming. She used to make crackling potica with the cracklings (delicious).

Our co-op (Crow Wing Co-op) is now selling lard melted out of local hogs (Fox Farm) and I'm having a lot of fun with it. It has a slight piggy-ness missing from the regular stare- bought stuff, and it was great in a pie crust I made the other weekend and in some dinner rolls I baked last night. I've also found a chunk added to deep-frying oils really adds a lot of nice flavors.

Is Lard Truly the Comeback Fat?
1/31/14 11:00 PM

Check this out- now that's dedication to lunch bag art:

This Tumblr is Completely Dedicated to Cat Drawings on Sandwich Wrappers
12/7/13 12:10 AM

Tonkatsu or Japanese Curry. Or maybe Tonkatsu *and* Japanese Curry.

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of December 7-8, 2013
12/7/13 12:08 AM

Rye whiskey.

What Is Your Ideal Thanksgiving Day Breakfast? Good Questions
11/21/13 12:30 AM

A nice pork shoulder is pretty damn special in my book, and it will go just fine with every single other traditional non-turkey Tday item. Except the vegans. But there's always room for a nice field roast in the oven...

How Can I Make Thanksgiving Special When My Family Hates Turkey? Good Questions
11/11/13 03:36 PM

I try and avoid meat on weekdays- I understand that's the way most American lived 100 years ago too. It's cheaper, and since I work nights, a big batch of soup gets me through the week, leaving my one complete day off (saturday) the day I can splurge a little and get creative. I guess considering the extent capitalism is tolerated in this country, more and more Americans are going to have to learn to live lower on the hog too.

On Letting Meat Play a Supporting Role
11/11/13 02:05 PM

Our family was never that large, so we just had capon. Not being supermassive like a turkey, it never had to be overdone to make everything safe to eat, but it was still enough so everybody had a once portion.

So You Don't Like Turkey? Consider These Still-Festive, Still-Meaty Alternatives
11/10/13 12:08 AM

Slingshot ammunition. Especially if you freeze them first!

Please Help! What Can I Do With All My Leftover Candy Corn? Good Questions
11/9/13 01:28 AM

When I saw the above, this is the very first thing that popped into my head:

Also, yeah, it's good you took the bark off, since that's where the bugs mostly hang out. You would have been better off oiling it than varnishing it, esp if it's unseasoned. They're going to start splitting once it's good and dry come winter.

Before & After: Don't Get Stumped by This DIY
11/6/13 02:25 PM

our co-op has a painting party tomorrow morning, and we have been asked to bring stuff as there will be a potluck as well. I have a farro salad mellowing out in the fridge, and a couple of epi loaves popping and crackling on the cooling rack as i type this.

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of September 21-22, 2013
9/21/13 02:50 AM