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Member Since: 10/28/10

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My dad has been making fermented garlic himself in a slow cooker, although he says it's been hit and miss. (It's not a DIY for everyone - he puts the slow cooker in the garage and you can still smell the garlic outside the door.)

You Guys. Black Garlic is Delicious. Here's What I'm Doing With It Ingredient Spotlight
6/10/14 08:49 AM

Do you need to eat vegetarian or just more vegetables? Mark Bittman's books How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and How to Cook Everything are good references on how to prepare different vegetables so that you're not just eating salad. Otherwise I recommend anything by Nava Atlas - her recipes are simple and don't use a lot of ingredients. She also has a good family cookbook, if you (and anyone else you might be cooking for) are not the adventurous foodie-type.

What Are the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks? Good Questions
3/26/14 10:11 AM

We recently got the BRIMNES bed and headboard and like it a lot. Only thing is that the bed was a pain in the butt to assemble because of all the drawers - it took us over 4 hours. If you can afford to, hire some college students or something to put it together, or at least make sure you have someone to help you.

Reviews of IKEA Mattresses & Brimnes Bed ? Good Questions
1/28/14 11:18 AM

I have a set of mesh bags like these that I've been using for the past 5 years, and have yet to see any wear and tear on them. I've never had trouble with closing them. Each bag is like a tube in its natural state; they don't gape open if there's something inside.

On the downside, they're only good for dry things like fruit and not wet and leafy vegetables that can get caught in the mesh(e.g. broccoli, lettuce). I've put snow peas and mushrooms in them, but they can't sit in the fridge in those bags as they dry out quickly.

Green Kitchens: Meshy HotSACKS Produce Bags
10/28/10 06:21 PM