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We don't buy cereal either. Husband doesn't like it, and I don't need all the carbs. For breakfast we eat eggs, yogurt, fruits, veggies, whole milk, toast with peanut butter - focus on protein and fiber. Bread comes from our food coop, all natural.


10 Things Americans Have Stopped Buying (Starting with Cereal and Ending with Bread) Grocery News
7/30/14 03:43 PM

Tons of insulated grocery bags available on Amazon. Put the heavy stuff - squash, potatoes, etc. - on the bottom and the soft stuff on top. Take some extra bags along for smaller items. Our food coop always puts things like tomatoes in a small paper bag so they don't get squashed!


How Do I Keep My CSA Veggies Fresh on the Way Home? Good Questions
7/15/14 02:01 PM

BIG batch or small batch of jam? Canning without pectin works best with small batches, and in my experience you'll get a softer set than when you use pectin. If you do low sugar, as yse indicated, you need to use low-sugar pectin. You may be able to save your jam, http://foodinjars.com/2011/08/canning-101-how-to-save-runny-jam/.


Why Did My Fruit Jams Separate After Canning? Good Questions
6/23/14 09:52 AM

Small batch or BIG batch of jam? Canning without pectin works best with small batches. You may be able to save your jam by cooking it down more and recanning, http://foodinjars.com/2011/08/canning-101-how-to-save-runny-jam/.


Why Did My Fruit Jams Separate After Canning? Good Questions
6/23/14 09:49 AM

hand mixer


Which Potato Masher Is Best? Good Questions
6/9/14 04:48 PM

Trader Joe's has great prices on dried fruits and nuts too.


Where Should I Buy Dried Fruits and Nuts? Good Questions
6/6/14 03:17 PM

@hollyhock - I tried blowing it up and it might be hand textured, not popcorn. Was probably the cheapest, easiest way to repair the ceiling after taking out the light fixture and putting in the cans. We did something similar in our bathroom when we torn our the wall tiles.


Kitchen Before & After: From Blah Brown to Gray and White For $700 Kitchen Remodel
6/6/14 12:43 PM

@spetes - I can get Ruby Redbird in my area. I'll have to try one. Otherwise, I'm going to have to buy some Hefeweizen and grapefruit juice and make my own grapefruit beer.


5 Refreshing Beer Cocktails to Make This Summer
6/3/14 04:07 PM

I had a grapefruit beer on vacation and it was very refreshing. I think the brand was Schöfferhofer. I can't find anything similar at home. Has anyone every tried the combo? I think its half unsweetened ruby red grapefruit and half wheat beer.


5 Refreshing Beer Cocktails to Make This Summer
6/3/14 02:15 PM

I second drinking it in a shrub - seltzer water and vinegar. Love it!


How Do I Use Cherry Balsamic Vinegar? Good Questions
5/28/14 05:20 PM

Made a Trader Joe's stop on Monday and stuck my peanut butter in the cupboard upside down when I got home, saw this tips posted previously. Hoping it will be as easy as you say.


Store Natural Nut Butter Upside Down to Keep it from Separating Tiny Tips from the Kitchn
5/28/14 01:17 PM

We are building a new home this year, and I've thought about installing a pot filler because I do a lot of canning. As water boils away in the canner, you have to go back and add more to ensure that the water level is the proper depth for the jars. If I don't install a pot filler, I will make sure we have a pull-out faucet. The pull-out faucet is really handy for filling pots, pitchers, etc. that are sitting on the countertop next to a sink full of dirty dishes.


How Much Does It Cost To Install a Pot Filler Faucet?
5/23/14 01:13 PM

I do a 10 to 1 mix of water to vinegar in the sink. Rinse. Press between clean kitchen towels or use the salad spinner. Store in a open plastic bags with a damp paper towel in the bottom to provide some humidity/moisture. I've stored veggies and greens like this for two weeks or more with good results.


What's the Best Way to Clean Kale? Good Questions
5/19/14 04:58 PM

Food Network Magazine had a mix and match article a couple months ago on pestos, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/mix-and-match-pesto.html. Options are endless.


I'm Allergic to Basil. What Are Some Alternatives for Pesto? Good Questions
5/14/14 03:27 PM

Use it to make more cocktails, Heart of Darkness Margaritas, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/damaris-phillips/heart-of-darkness-margarita.html.


What Are Some Great Ways to Use Up Leftover Sage? Good Questions
5/6/14 09:36 AM

The previous owners of our home polyed our kitchen cabinets without cleaning them properly first. We had to strip the cabinets completely and refinish to get the grease off. It was a pain in the butt, but the final product was worth it!


How Do I Clean Sticky Cooking Grease Off My Cupboards? Good Questions
5/5/14 12:38 PM

I'm a fan of their almond butter with flax seeds. And their dried fruit and nuts are a great deal. Their pine nuts are about 1/2 of what I pay at my local grocery store.


What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 03:16 PM

Butter freezes well, so you can always stash some away. Do note that it can pick-up flavors from other food so wrap it well in plastic or aluminum foil.


What Should I Do With a Pound of Really Good Butter? Good Questions
4/23/14 03:41 PM

I like this for breakfast or a light dinner with toasted sourdough. I do the eggs over easy and skip the oil.


Recipe: Asparagus with Eggs and Parmesan Recipes from The Kitchn
4/9/14 11:39 AM

I really like my Chantal Bakeware, http://www.chantal.com/bakeware. I've had some of my pans for close to 10 years, and they have held up well. They are easy to clean and I've never had one break or chip. Best part, I've picked up most of the pieces at TJ Maxx for very reasonable prices.


Help Me Find High-Quality, Long-Lasting Bakeware! Good Questions
4/2/14 03:56 PM