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Reduce Food Waste โ€“ Cook Smarts
3yr cooksmarts.com
Awesome site to help people cook at home! "Cook on a Budget Reduce Food Waste When you cook on a budget, youโ€™re not only saving money, youโ€™re also reducing food waste. Thatโ€™s because using up the i...
  • Rachna the produce shelf-life infographic is great!
  • annefood Yeah I thought so too.
How accurate is your oven temperature?
3yr unconventionalbaker.com
Did you know that temperatures in many ovens can fluctuate wildly? If you're not baking a fancy t...
Did you know that temperatures in many ovens can fluctuate wildly? If you're not baking a fancy treat, it may not matter much. But in baking desserts, breads, etc., it can sometimes be a deal break...
  • Rachna Such a good tip. I don't think my ovens have ever been right :( any tips on placement within the oven? I find that things bake wildly different on different shelves
  • mirasingh Maybe this is why my baking is always a crapshoot!
Sobeys Is Selling Avocado Halves, The Internet Is Confused
3yr huffingtonpost.ca
A Canadian grocery store selling packaged avocado halves is causing a stir on the web... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™ˆ 

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A Canadian grocery store selling packaged avocado halves is causing a stir on the web... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™ˆ I'm struggling to picture a scenario where these would be a necessity...
  • lauren Hmmm now this doesn't make much sense...
  • Rachna Like the peeled oranges at whole foods!!The rationale for the Oranges was to solve for accessibility issues - people who are handicapped can't easily peel oranges, and presumably can't cut and...
  • Gwendolyn But unlike with the oranges, this packaging looks difficult! If I had limited mobility with my hands I'm not sure this packaging option would help.
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A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds
3yr npr.org
So fascinating! 40% more calories of snacks were eaten in the cluttered kitchens. "Earlier resear...
So fascinating! 40% more calories of snacks were eaten in the cluttered kitchens. "Earlier research found that people in a messy work area were less likely to choose healthy snacks. Now a study hin...
Is that milk past its 'sell by' date? Drink it anyway.
3yr latimes.com
This is probably one of my biggest pet peeves in the industry and I hope on Food Recovery Lobby D...
This is probably one of my biggest pet peeves in the industry and I hope on Food Recovery Lobby Day on Apr 4, 2016 we address this issue. "My father used to keep food in the ref...
  • Rachna i think people just need to learn how to smell milk - e.g. get to know their food a bit more.
  • annefood Yes this is so ridiculous. @unconventionalbaker @JenniferEmilson and I were talking about this last week, and I suggested that there either needs to be a federal regulation as this article...
  • JenniferEmilson Sell by dates and Best by dates are purely for the retailer's benefit. Common sense needs to be taught as well. I was intrigued by this conversation last week. And like @rachna said, Use your nose....
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Learning how to poach eggs! Anyone have tips?
3yr
Made a speedy breakfast with @akhilg2002 of mushrooms topped with poached eggs and homegrown basi...
Made a speedy breakfast with @akhilg2002 of mushrooms topped with poached eggs and homegrown basil (yes the basil is still alive!). Not perfect, but these eggs turned out better than before. I trie...
  • JenniferEmilson Yes- while you are waiting for your water to boil, and then drop to a moderate summer, crack your egg onto a small sieve (like you light use for tea) set over a cup. Let it drain all the loose bits...
  • Rachna Oh wow I was stirring like crazy! I'll try this next time. Thanks!
  • marynfulton2 Add a little vinegar to your water! It helps the egg stay together as well ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Is dashi the "new" stock?
3yr food52.com
Who is a dashi fan? I've never made it, but imagine it would indeed be a great stand-in for veggi...
Who is a dashi fan? I've never made it, but imagine it would indeed be a great stand-in for veggie stock. I always used the box kind (except for Thanksgiving when I make my own) and don't mind it a...
  • Udi What is Dashi?
  • annefood @Udi it's a Japanese broth made from water, kombu (kelp) and bonito flakes (dried tuna). The nice thing is that you can make it without fresh ingredients.
Love hard boiled eggs, but have a hard time taking the shell off. Any good tricks to share with me?
3yr
SimplySeema's post
  • sugardetoxme Don't use fresh ones (unfortunately) and shock with cold water right after boiling.
  • sugardetoxme Also putting eggs in a closed Tupperware and shaking vigorously to shatter the shell works
  • lauren I was told salt will do the trick!
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Fresh cilantro & avocado are two of my kitchen staples. What are some of yours?
3yr
marynfulton2's post
  • akhilg2002 My wife is trying to get us to grow plants at home, so now our Basil plant is a source of extra seasoning on half of our home cooking!
  • Rachna Ginger!! I put it in literally everything from soups, to tea, to fish. I don't have an ice cream maker but if I did, I'd probably make ginger ice cream too ;)
  • marynfulton2 Mmm two of my favorites. What would we do without spices and herbs?! They make life better ๐Ÿ˜Š
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With parents who grew up in Europe after the war, we learned to waste nothing! My freezer is filled with veggie ends for stock, shrimp peels for bisque, and breadcrumbs! Don't throw out those final...
4yr Grand Harbour Condos
With parents who grew up in Europe after the war, we learned to waste nothing! My freezer is fill...