My friend Jenna (alias), a 62-year old woman, very smart and capable, lost her cashier job of 30-some years about a year ago. She's freaking out and has asked me for help. Now I'm freaking out! [more inside]
After a great deal of deliberation, a thorough reading of Fosterhood, and an inconceivable amount of bureaucratic obstacle weaving, we are currently parenting two foster children. They're Chinese. We aren't. They need to eat more soups, more vegetables. I need help figuring out how to make things they'll like. [more inside]
Every so often, I meet up with friends. One thing leads to another and pretty soon we're saying "Oh my god, we're so drunk...
lets get some chinese food".
In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days. Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
What places are available to deliver food and/or prepared meals to a family in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
How do I make decent (but preferably great) flour tortillas at home? [more inside]
I've got the canning bug this year - we'll have loads of produce, and I want to start pickling (in addition to jam and sauce). Yay! My problem? I need labels! [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with Schwan's Food Delivery service? Are they a good value? [more inside]
Every time I go to a Polynesian restaurant [all too rarely] I love the food. Please help me prepare some of these dishes at home. [more inside]
Tired of lame meals and fast food. Help me stock the larder... [more inside]
Home canning filter: do I need to sterilize Mason jars/lids by boiling or oven or some other method if I'm using them for fridge pickles and freezer preserves, or am I okay just washing in hot soap and water? [more inside]
How do I make the tuna sandwich from sandwich places? [more inside]
I need to be famous for other things. So I would like to make my own blend of coffee. At home and cheaply how can I get started? [more inside]
Making hard cider - simple or complicated? [more inside]
What's your most useful general advice on cooking? [more inside]