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if you're making your own, coconut milk works really really well, better than soy. rice doesn't really work, and rice dream is kinda gross. but there's a product called mimicreme made from cashews that makes -great- ice cream. really really really good.

as for storebought, i'd go for turtle mountain, soy or coconut.

and there's a vegan ice cream cookbook called The Vegan Scoop. I haven't made much from it, but Wheeler's ice cream (the owner of wheelers, which is in boston, is the author) is really really amazing.

Can You Suggest Good Recipes For Non-Dairy Ice Cream? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/10/10 05:15 PM

patrick, actually i'm allowed to feed my pets whatever i want, even if i'm vegan. it isn't exactly ironic either.

some animals are carnivores and some are omnivores. i'm an omnivore so i have a choice as to what i eat. my frog (who has passed, sadly) was a carnivore. i couldn't feed it vegan food, it wouldn't have been able to digest it.

dogs are also omnivores.

and as for keeping a frog, it's a sketchy proposition, i know, but my boyfriend got her when he was 5 and not a vegetarian.

What You Might Not Know: Not All Cheeses Are Vegetarian! The Cheesemonger | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/1/10 06:31 PM

i don't really like the taste of maple syrup, but i rarely use syrup for any purpose so it doesn't really matter.

d4kk1tt3n - there was A deal, but not a big deal and there is a lot of question about it. the leading anti-agave spokesman has a very questionable pedigree and the process of making agave syrup he claims is standard is not.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup? Bad. Maple Syrup? Good. | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/1/10 05:30 PM

how do you get one?

what is the load capacity? those wonder washers are really appealing to me, but they only hold, so i hear, about one pair of jeans.

i'm a renter. we couldn't possibly have a real washing machine, but i wouldn't want a machine like this if i'd still have to go to the laundromat, y'know?

Clatronic Washing Machine Is Small Perfect For Renters | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
3/26/10 07:30 PM

do you trust the weston price foundation?

wikipedia has a different description of the production of agave than given in this article and weston price has an anti-vegetarian reputation. i found a few critiques of the organization but i don't know how reputable the people writing the critiques are either.

it's not that i don't think agave might be overrated. but i'm skeptical of the comparisons to hfcs. i mean, it's high fructose, but it's not necesarily as processed as hfcs (maple syrup and honey are generally processed in some way as well, but of course they are nutritious.).

what i really want to know though is if this is true (from foodrenegade.com):

"Native Mexican peoples do make a sort of sweetener out of the agave plant. It’s called miel de agave, and it’s made by boiling the agave sap for a couple of hours. Think of it as the Mexican version of authentic Canadian maple syrup."

why doesn't anyone make that for public consumption?

Agave Nectar: Healthful or Harmful? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/21/10 05:34 PM

my parents actually have 2 full sized separate appliances for freezer and fridge. that's how the kitchen was set up when we moved in in 1985, and when they replaced the fridges they just did the same. it's pretty awesome. a lot of suburban folks have a separate freezer, apparently, in the basement or something, but my parents just have the one big one in the kitchen.

i've never had a side by side fridge. only the top ones. i like the drawer ones, but i rent, so i don't have much choice.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: Side-by-Side or Top-Bottom Fridge and Freezer?
10/5/09 04:26 PM

great point, rucy.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | OXO's Good Grips Ginger Peeler Product Reviews
9/29/09 08:20 AM

hey folks, a grapefruit spoon IS a unitasker, unless you are also using it to peel ginger.

this thing would probably peel lots of stuff fine.

i'm also amused by all the 'i just use a spoon comments'. clearly the original poster has not had luck with spoons, so that's not helpful to them.

i really like the idea of just sharpening some spoons though. you could do that and sell them for a dollar.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | OXO's Good Grips Ginger Peeler Product Reviews
9/25/09 05:38 PM

"Uh, That70sHeidi, chickens don't menstruate. You eat fruit, right? That's the same as an egg, only vegetative."

that's absurd. chickens lay unfertilzed eggs for the same -reason- we menstruate. what do you think happens to your unfertilized eggs? you menstruate them out with the rest of the contents of your uterus (which for chickens is inside the egg).

that is completely different than fruit where they are carrying seeds that will grow on their own into new plants.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 5 Exotic Foods We Want To Try (Plus 5 We Really Don't)
8/8/09 12:46 AM

i'm not sure why alton brown would have a problem with that. it's not like it only works for apples (well, most of the ones i've seen), and the one i know also slices if you want. but anyway, and apple peeling machine isn't any less useful than just a peeler. you can do potatoes and stuff too.

why you would pick on that and not the cherry pitter is beyond me.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 5 Favorite Old-Fashioned Kitchen Gadgets
8/6/09 08:27 PM

my understanding is that you shouldn't eat the skin of true yams. i'm not sure if that's true, but it's probably worth asking if you are buying them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams? Good Questions
8/5/09 05:28 PM

why is mixing these things together any faster than mixing any other set of ingredients together?

i don't really use eggs, but it would take me a minute just to break 3 of them and get the eggshells out.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: The One Minute Brownie
8/3/09 07:36 PM

i was just reading this list from cracked (out loud to my coworkers) on saturday! there is some crossover.

the fetal egg doesn't seem so strange to me. maybe because i'm a vegetarian, but if you eat ducks, and you eat eggs, what's so strange about eating a half formed duck in an egg?

i'm wondering if the maggot cheese is just an urban legend. it has such an urban legend feel to it. those crazy sardinians! there isn't really anything else we eat that has animals jump up at us from them.

was the fish sperm gross? it totally doesn't sound gross. like the yin or yang to caviar's yin or yang (i'm not sure which is feminine.)

and finally, while i don't see why eating a cockroach is so offensive, beetles -aren't- roaches, so maybe you should add it to you want to try list instead. that said, the ant eggs on the cracked page with the 'consistency of cottage cheese' make my stomach turn on a few levels.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 5 Exotic Foods We Want To Try (Plus 5 We Really Don't)
8/3/09 07:08 PM

i'm a new yorker. you don't have to leave the city to get more room than that for whatever they paid for that space in the east village.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | A Narrow Victory in the East Village Dwell
6/8/09 01:28 AM

i think i'd rather live in a different neighborhood than have to grow up in that tiny room where my family would also be using the desk under my bed. if they could afford architects, why not just get a bigger place that doesn't need to be tricked out like that?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | A Narrow Victory in the East Village Dwell
6/4/09 06:49 PM

cluttered? i guess being a total mess, i have a different idea of clutter. everything looks really neat and organized to me. i really like it. i wish i had a kitchen like that, but mine is actually cluttered.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Spotlight: Michele Varian's Rich-Hued Loft
6/4/09 06:40 PM

Cook's Illustrated always advocates using a parchment sling- which I've found to be incredibly useful!
You can make a sling for the pan by laying long, wide strips of parchment paper across the length and width of the pan so that the paper overlaps the edges. Then use the overlap as a handy grip when it’s time to remove the loaf from the pan.

Investing in a silpat or silicone baking mat isn't a bad idea, either. Even just a high end cookie sheet can save you lots of trouble and turn out beautifully/evenly baked treats.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: How To Get Sticky Things Out of Pan?
5/14/09 03:16 PM

we do knife sharpening at the brooklyn kitchen in brooklyn also. 2 day turn around.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Leaving Town? Drop Off Your Knives to be Sharpened
5/8/09 04:32 PM

my tap water is fine unfiltered. maybe we should be up in arms about the stuff they are allowed to put in tap water, so we won't need filters at all.

my mom swears tap water is essential in immunizing kids to allergies and stuff as they grow.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Re(al)view: ZeroWater
5/6/09 05:59 PM

i feel like thekitchn has an unfortunate tendency to attribute items to their stores instead of their manufacturers. bormioli rocco products are available from places other than sur la table, and the "crate and barrel" jars are anchor hocking.

i mean, you didn't say that the ball jars were lehman's, because they're ball jars. but bormioli jars are bormioli jars.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Best Jars to Organize Your Pantry The Kitchen Cure Spring 2009
5/3/09 03:23 PM