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Canned (red) beets! My mother would serve them for dinner, when we were also having mashed potatoes (which I liked). The beets were awful, and the juices would run into the mashed potatoes and turn them pink, and then I wouldn't eat the "ruined" part of the potatoes. I went to an event here in my town two years ago where various local restaurants were serving small bites of food. One of the restaurants served a "beet salad", with yellow beets, that actually looked good, and my husband pretty much shamed me into trying it. I surprised myself by liking it. Haven't eaten another beet since then, but I don't think I hate them anymore. Still don't think I could eat red beets though.
What Was Your Worst Childhood Food Experience?
|8/5/12 12:58 PM|
My biggest pet peeve is with baggers. I always bring a bunch of reusable bags, inside another reusable bag. I don't know how many times baggers have dumped all the bags out of the "holder" bag and then used that bag for groceries. Then after bagging my stuff, they hand me back the unused bags, which I now have no way of containing. Why not just take one bag at a time out of the holder bag, (which some baggers do)? Also, they seem to think that because the reusable bags are bigger than the plastic bags that they can fill them with more stuff. The last time I went grocery shopping, the checker/bagger filled one of my bags so full I seriously couldn't lift it. He then apologized, and moved some of the stuff into another bag. Usually, at my regular store, I don't find this out until I get to the car, because the baggers put the bags into the cart. I then have to move some items into another bag, to ensure that I'll be able to carry them up the stairs to my second floor apartment. A little common sense and courtesy would go a long way in these situations.
What's Your Grocery Store Pet Peeve? Reader Survey
|4/29/12 11:01 AM|
Someone I work with brought a few of these in to sell around Christmas time, and had them plugged in on the kitchen counter. They look very pretty, but they do get very hot, especially if they sit there for a while. Just something to be conscious of; you don't want to start a fire.
DIY Wine Bottle Light
Wit & Whistle
|7/24/11 9:37 PM|
<quote>"...the vinegar turns out hot pink...</quote>
How To Make Chive Flower Infused Vinegar
|6/5/11 10:00 PM|
Try Michael Psilakis' "Garlic Confit" recipe. It keeps for several weeks in the fridge and uses 3 cups of peeled garlic cloves:
Can You Freeze Peeled Garlic?
|9/13/10 9:50 PM|