I've got three new baby kittens with no mother, and I need to feed them. I don't have access to any good pet stores or veterinary clinics, but I do have lactose-free baby formula and a plastic syringe with the needle removed, which I've been using to feed them so far. But is there a foolproof method of holding them or something to get them to drink from it? I can usually get them to drink, but only about half of the amount recommended. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc
on Apr 23, 2013 -
In an effort to healthify, I've replaced milk in my coffee with almond milk (unsweetened vanilla). It is awesome and yummy. I've taken to using my aerolatte to whip it into a tasty froth before adding my coffee. Add a little cinnamon on top and magic happens. So this worked great until my last purchase of almond milk (pure almond from Silk). It Will Not Froth! MY QUESTIONS:
1. Why won't it froth?
2. Could the absence of Carrageenan be the cause?
3. Should I worry about the presence of Carrageenan in my nut milk?
posted by leotrotsky
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Looking for suggestions on how to thicken liquid, namely water or milk, for the purposes of photography. [more inside]
posted by phaedon
on Jan 28, 2013 -
What is the most potent-per-dose lactase supplement (e.g. Lactaid) on the American market? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Asking for a friend (semi-NSFW): I noticed a white discharge coming from somewhere it shouldn't... What STD is this? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Anybody know how the nutritional profile of REAL pastured buttermilk compares to that of fresh pastured whole milk? I'm talking about the stuff that's actually a byproduct of the butter making process... Not the thick, cultured stuff you would buy in a grocery store. [more inside]
posted by lmpatte2
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I take a nice 4-serving Thermos of tea to work every day. It keeps my tea nice and hot all day long. But my little tupperware of milk warms up after a couple of hours. I'd like to find a 4-ounce container that will keep my milk cool, can poor without dripping, and is OK to put dairy in (because according to my Thermos, it's dairy intolerant).
posted by rebent
on Nov 29, 2012 -
The first night I was in Japan on vacation, I got a drink out of a vending machine that was a combination of apple juice and condensed milk. It was surprisingly good, and while I looked for another can throughout our stay in Japan, I never saw that combination again. What did I drink, and how can I get some in America?
posted by eschatfische
on Nov 10, 2012 -
You know those aseptic packages of 1% milk? Can you freeze them so that they're merely cold by lunchtime? Or does the milk separate or the container blow up or something? Thanks!
posted by Mayor Curley
on Sep 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for recommendations for hot chocolate mixes which don't require you to add them to milk (it's probably best if they already contain the milk, but that's not required as long as it doesn't taste thin and watery when you put it in hot water). I'm not lactose intolerant, but I don't usually have milk around, plus it's much easier & more convenient to heat up water. [more inside]
posted by cybertaur1
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I've tried soy milk and I've tried almond milk. I've tried various brands of each. I've tried chocolate (which was slightly less painful than the rest), vanilla, and unsweetened.
But it seems like no matter what I do, I still get the same kind of stomach cramps and bloating that I get from normal milk. What's the deal?
I tried the Lactaid pills and whatnot to try and help with dairy and they did absolutely nothing. And what's more, I rarely have a problem with anything besides milk. Ice cream, yes. But I'm good with cheeses, yogurt, pizza, etc.
posted by Modica
on Jun 15, 2012 -
Gross food safety/parenting issue of the day: I am freaking out about extra estrogen getting into my daughters' diet via cow's milk, as detailed in this article
. My family has a propensity towards early puberty anyway and I really don't want to put my daughters at even more risk for this. My toddler drinks a LOT of milk -- she's a fussy eater and it's the only thing she always wants. I buy organic milk, but as far as I know the organic regs do not address the issue of whether the cows are kept pregnant. Do you know of any sources in the SF bay area for milk that isn't from pregnant cows? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Sour Milk, Soured Milk, and Spoiled Milk. Is there an effective chemical difference? To what extents are any and all unsafe to cook and eat? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on May 30, 2012 -
I like the taste of milk best when it is very cold. Colder, perhaps than the minimum temperature of my refrigerator. Or at least the minimum I'm going to adjust it for the comfort of the other foodstuffs. Any tips or products for keeping milk duly chilled?
posted by dgaicun
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Had a weird milk-skin contact reaction: does a skin reaction to milk warrant a further investigation into an allergy to ingested dairy products? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Recommendations for most humane sources for eggs, dairy products, and chicken in San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter
on Jan 8, 2012 -
I have recently purchased a Fondue pot and I want to serve chocolate fondue at a party. The Fondue place "The Melting Pot" near my house sells chocolate bars to use, but it would be expensive to buy a lot to fill my pot. [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24
on Nov 19, 2011 -
I have a mypressi, which is a portable C02 powered espresso machine. It seems to work pretty good, but the included milk frother does not produce a true milk froth which you would expect to get when you order a cappuccino. I found the linked video on youtube and became intriqued with the steamer/water heater setup he was using. Does anyone know who manufactures that steamer? I have found a stove top model online while searching, but not the electric one used in the video. Any help would be awesome. Thanks guys and gals!
Youtube Video Link
posted by Craiggy83
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Okay - I admit I didn't pay as much attention in biology class as I should have. Can someone tell me whether or not animal products such as milk and honey contain significant amounts of DNA? I have a friend who thinks people who talk about eating food that's "free of chemicals" are hysterical, because of course all food is made up of chemicals. But she takes it a step farther and asks if they've tried DNA-free food as well, which brings me to my point. I suggested things like milk and honey, which are secreted by animals, might by considered DNA-free. Her reaction was shock and dismay that I was ignorant of the (to her) common knowledge that those things do, in fact, contain DNA. I mean, I'll buy that maybe they contain some stray particles of DNA - like (I believe) our saliva does, but are they, or are they not, made of DNA?
posted by Death by Ugabooga
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I like my coffee--enough that I just drink one good cup a day. (I make it with an Aeropress.) Since it's just one cup, I don't feel shy about adding half & half. Ultra-pasteurized h&h has a sell-by date that can be a month out or more. I thought I'd be smart and make it easier to store and pour by putting it in a glass container. It's this GlassLock
After four or five days, the h&h starts to separate. What should last for weeks more goes bad almost right away. This has happened with several brands of h&h, and I've certainly washed the container well. Does anyone have a guess on why this is happening? Any suggestions on a container (you've tried yourself) that does work well for storing half & half?
posted by fishpatrol
on Oct 7, 2011 -
Condensed Milk != Evaporated Milk. Following this Salmon Chowder recipe
I mistakenly used a can of "Sweetened Condensed Milk" instead of the Evaporated Milk that was called for. My beautiful, expensive, organic, soup tastes like candy. What can I add to it to cut the sweet?
posted by tacit_urn
on Oct 4, 2011 -
Why has the cost of milk gone up so rapidly, proportionally speaking? Five weeks ago, I could find milk for $2 a gallon; yesterday, the cheapest I found was $2.49 a gallon at Costco, and that was only if you bought two gallons at once. Everywhere else it's been higher - I even saw a store selling whole milk at $3.99 a gallon! This is just milk. Nothing premium or otherwise meant to raise the price point about it. Other dairy products have gone up in cost, too, but not so drastically (that I've noticed). [more inside]
posted by VelveteenBabbitt
on Apr 29, 2011 -
I'm looking for a certain study online, or just an abstract. Scientists at a British (?) university apparently did a study years ago that revealed -- news flash! -- that cookies and milk are a good combination. [more inside]
posted by trillian
on Feb 25, 2011 -
I used to be lactose intolerant, but I outgrew it years ago. Unfortunately, I developed a taste for lactose free milk and can't drink the regular stuff. Can you help me transition? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues
on Jan 20, 2011 -
If a baby's eczema was food allergy related - and reacted to the proteins of that food through breast milk - would you expect a flare-up when the food itself was finally introduced directly? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Late last year on a visit to Montreal, I purchased some chocolate milk that did not have any added sugar or sweeteners. It was awesome. Since coming back to the US (bay area) I have not found a chocolate milk that is free of the added sweeteners. I have tried whole foods, Berkeley bowl, trader joes and safeway. Any idea what brand I got in Montreal and where I can find something similar here?
posted by mulligan
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Practical, science-based, safe, sane "low carb" book that doesn't pull any punches? (If simply "Atkins," which one?) I'm looking for a book that is gung-ho, but still spells out what can go wrong and why: I'm three days in to a self-created low carb diet. All sorts of good stuff has happened, but all sorts of disconcerting stuff has happened, too. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Aug 27, 2010 -
[DairyFilter] Which processed/pre-made foods have lactose in them? Which do not? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Aug 14, 2010 -
FoodScienceFilter? Can anyone tell me a bit more about what's going on with the proteins in traditional Bolognese sauce? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Aug 7, 2010 -
What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian
on Jul 20, 2010 -
If you were to combine 1 cup of skim milk and 1 cup of 2% milk, does that essentially give you two cups of 1% milk? [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Jul 14, 2010 -
[creme brulee filter] Will my creme brulee set properly if I substitute some of the cream with coconut milk? [more inside]
posted by cheemee
on Apr 2, 2010 -
I have about 3/4 of a liter of sour milk - can I cook or bake this into something tasty? [more inside]
posted by iona
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I want to know how have people with milk allergies and/or lactose intolerance changed their lifestyle in terms of eating out. It seems it should be simple- all you need to know if there is milk in it- but then again, not so much, esp if its not consistent (different brands etc). I am not interested in answers of the kind, "ask the waiter" but I am more interested in knowing how it affected this part of your life. Is it a drain to eat out with people at the new office when they ask you out? Do you turn a date down just because..? How did you accept that you may never be able to enjoy that ice-cream or cheesecake again?? (sigh)
posted by xm
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Most lactose intolerant people can consume small amounts of lactose without becoming ill. So why do the nutritional labels on food and drink not list the amount of lactose the product contains? [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Jan 17, 2010 -
my mother used to put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in milk to keep it fresh past the 'use by' date. it appears to work. very well. what's the chemistry behind this? and should i drink it?
posted by msconduct
on Nov 30, 2009 -
My 3-year-old daughter suddenly hates drinking milk. Mealtimes are rife with tears and battles of will. How can we get her to drink milk happily and eagerly again? [more inside]
posted by lexfri
on Nov 20, 2009 -
What can I do with two bottles of real milk before they go bad tomorrow? So, I bought real, straight-from-the-cow milk at the farmers market on Saturday. I have not drank it all yet and am afraid that it will turn bad tomorrow since it doesn't last too long. What can I use it in, besides coffee, that will significantly benefit from its real yummy taste?
posted by kitchencrush
on Nov 17, 2009 -