What's wrong with my artichokes (or is it me)? First time I've bought artichokes. I cut them open according to the instructions on artichokes.org, and instead of tasty yellow artichoke hearts, I have thorny stuff and furry stuff. I tried with 2 other artichokes and they're the same.
Are there any food/cooking shows that are available for download on the internet (such as those found on the food network)? Good resolution a bonus. [more inside]
How do you cook navy beans so the "outer shell" doens't come off? [more inside]
I have a blender that I've used for several months with no real problems. I tried making cookies today and found a setting called "Mix" which I set it too and the blender started mixing the ingredients into cookie dough. However, a few minutes into it, smoke came out of the bottom and it smelt like burnt electronics, although everything seemed fine otherwise. My roommate swears he's had hand mixers smell like that. What's the deal? Are mixers supposed to smoke?
What herbs should I buy dried vs fresh? [more inside]