I got a crock pot for Christmas, yay! I want to make this Slow-Cooker Spanish Lentil and Chorizo stew. It calls for dried lentils but I only have canned. Will putting them in a crock pot for 5 hours turn them into complete mush? Can I do it, or do I have to venture out onto the icy street of death to get dried lentils?
My sister smokes pot recreationally. She has young kids who know about it and are really bothered by it. Where does a concerned aunt step in? [more inside]
Should I disclose my frequent medical marijuana use in an online dating profile? [more inside]
In the last few months, I have started (maybe once every two weeks or so) smoking weed again, after not doing it since college (I'm now 36). When I smoke now, I feel a lot different than I did back then, and I don't like it. Details: [more inside]
After a 30-year hiatus, I smoked some legal pot. I wouldn't exactly say I Dowded myself, but it was definitely a way more intense experience than I was looking for. The thing is, I did everything I possibly could to ingest the smallest amount possible, but it was still too much. Maybe you can help? [more inside]
I'm in Seattle for a few days, and I purchased a small amount of pot. Where can I legally smoke it? Preferably near Belltown.
My brother is in his late twenties and we frequently visit our parents on the same weekend (every month or two). He always smokes weed by himself in the guest bedroom at night after our parents have gone to sleep. He's currently living with our parents temporarily, and I'm visiting now and he smoked weed last night. (I've never seen him do this, but I can always smell it.) I'm trying to decide if this could signal a problem with weed. [more inside]
Tokers of Mefi! I'm hoping you can help me make the most educated and effective choice when I go to restock my herb tomorrow. I'm looking to replicate what for me, as someone dealing with cerebral palsy, (and because of it, a pronounced and profoundly isolating stutter), was a life-changing experience with MJ, one that came about a year after my first encounter with the herb. [more inside]
Are all moka pots made roughly equal? Does a real Bialetti produce any discernible difference compared to a cheap knock-off? [more inside]
Found this at a market stall ... forgot to check if it's a legit Le Creuset, but it looks right. I've never seen a pot like this before, though, and google-fu is failing me. Anyone have any ideas? What is this thing for?? [more inside]
GF made a slow cooker pot roast last Monday (6 days ago). Nobody ate it and its been in the fridge all week. Can I make it into a pot pie today? [more inside]
I left a non-stick pot on the stove with the burner on overnight -- is it safe to cook in it? [more inside]
Is there any good way to tell a dear friend I don’t really want to chat on the phone or spend long periods of time with her when she’s very, very stoned? [more inside]
A question for crock pot pros. I put about 3 lbs of ground turkey in the crock pot (I have the original name-brand crock pot) and cooked it on high all day while I was at work. It's a total of about 11 hours. It's a loaf- but when I stirred it just now, it turned out pretty evenly pinkish (undercooked) throughout. Hmm... Even if not totally cooked, it is still safe, right? I'm never quite clear on how hot crock pots really are, and how the food doesn't spoil... Bonus: Can I take it out and cook it regular style?
Later tonight I will be going on a second date with a new guy that seems like a promising fit. One thing he brought up during the first date is that he's about to go to Amsterdam for a few days and that while there he's looking forward to relaxing and smoking pot. Pot use is a deal breaker for me, but I want to make sure I have all the facts before I let him know that. How do I collect that info respectfully, and then let him know that pot's a deal breaker for me without sounding really weird? [more inside]
I've been submitting hair samples myself with the Hairconfirm test. I understand the hair test, confirms usage within a 90 day period. On day 72, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .53 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 92, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .45 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 108, I submitted samples, and STILL tested positive with a .42 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. Why is the rate of reduction of THC Metabolites in my hair not reducing faster? [more inside]
So, uh, how does a late 20's professional dude score pot in a pretty straightlaced city? [more inside]
Back in college, I smoked weed intermittently (maybe every month if that - so not that big a smoker), but had a consistent dealer on campus. [more inside]
I started smoking weed in my early twenties, when I moved away from my hometown to a larger city in a different country. It's enough to say that I wasn't adapted well to being on my own; that, combined with the stress of a new job, a language barrier, and a few health problems that chipped away at my self-esteem, led me to take comfort in marijuana, on and off, for ten years. How do I forgive myself for the feelings of shame I have? [more inside]
Should I stop smoking weed while trying to conceive? [more inside]
Only marijuana lets me be the person I want to be. But I don't want to be dependent on drugs just to function. [more inside]
Has anyone used marijuana and experienced its more pleasant effects after many years of staying away from the stuff due to the more unpleasant stuff? [more inside]
Bought a slow cooker and I love it so far, but dear god is it hard to find slow cooker recipes that are 1) healthy (no cans of cream of ____ soup) 2) taste good 3) include vegetables. Help. [more inside]
how much does marijuana cost these days? I haven't bought it since 1983 or so. I'm not planning on buying it now, I was just curious since I know the price has gone up a bit since then. I'd like to know how much it would cost, roughly, from a local dealer in the NYC area. Thanks.
Should I be honest with my doctor about my pot use? [more inside]
Would a crock pot with a dimmer switch work as sous vide machine? [more inside]
I start grad school in four months, and I’m worried about my apathy and extreme fatigue that are possibly a result of my marijuana dependency and/or my SSRIs. What are some steps I can take to get these issues sorted out in light of my anxieties about changing meds and my reluctance to give up marijuana? [more inside]
I used a neti pot with plain tap water and the saline solution. Then I read that you could get brain-eating bacteria from it. I am at work having a panic attack now. Hope me, Metafilter! [more inside]
For baking cookies in a pot on the stove-top, apparently some kind of spacer like this is needed. What is it called, and where can I get one? [more inside]
Help me find one of those Korean barbecue places where they let you cook your own food! (Downtown San Francisco) [more inside]
Asking-for-a-friend filter: One of my closest friends recently began using pot. She told me that she liked it and plans to keep using it. I'm concerned because I dont want to see anything bad to happen to her. Should I be concerned? Can pot cause any serious problems, mentally or physically? Is there much of anything I can do at this point? We are still in high school too. Thanks for any advice you can give me. I really wish to help this friend. [more inside]
How can I- or can I- help my younger brother, who I live and work with? He's in danger of losing his job, and doesn't seem to be taking it seriously. [more inside]
Drug Filter: My pot smells like ammonia. Do I have to throw it out? [more inside]
I'd like to halt my unhealthy (for me) pot and alcohol habit without completely swearing off either substance. Is this do-able? Are there books or Portland, Ore., groups that can help me with this? How can I stick with this plan when all of the people I'm closest too are daily users of one substance or the other? [more inside]
Some months ago, when visiting a friend in an apartment complex that has no known reports of obvious drug activity, I saw a mystery baggie on the floor of the elevator. [more inside]
Why can't I enjoy smoking Marijuana anymore, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
Stupidly used a huge and expensive stainless steel stockpot to do some home fabric dyeing with a cheap powder dye (Dylon or something very similar). Can I safely reuse this pot if I can get it looking new again with Bar Keeper's Friend? [more inside]
Curio filter, or what is this small man shaped jug? [more inside]
I need help understanding and accepting my partner's daily use. [more inside]
Is this scorched pot still usable? There's nothing to scrub away... [more inside]
why do the tips of the leaves on my peace lily keep turning brown? [more inside]
Please help me save this pot roast! I have a grass fed chuck pot roast that was about 2.5 lbs that I put in the crock pot on low exactly 5 hours ago. I tried it right now and it seems tough. The internal temperature is 150 degrees. If it cooks longer will that break down the collagen and make it tender? Or is it ruined? Thank you!
How concerned should I be about audio hallucinations while smoking weed? And who do I even ask about this? [more inside]
I had a very bad experience with marijuana recently, and I’m looking to figure out what caused it, and how I can stop it from happening again. [more inside]
Want to be a police officer. Question about past weed use, polygraph and honesty. [more inside]
What did I just buy, stoneware edition. Another thrift store find. [more inside]
Medical Professionals: would answering "yes" to marijuana use on a medical questionnaire affect my friend's chances of being selected for DBS surgery?
Medical Professionals: would answering "yes" to marijuana use on a medical questionnaire affect my friend's chances of being selected for DBS surgery? [more inside]
Thrift store treasure pot! Probably not, but can anyone tell me what the heck I just bought? [more inside]
Advise on dealing with a socially isolated 16 year old who is smoking pot by himself? Please help. [more inside]
I have a leak in my coffee pot's water tank, and upon examination, I cant see where the leak is coming from (meaning that the whole bottom generally gets too wet to detect the crack). I was thinking I would run a thin bead of some kind of material around the bottom of the tank to attempt to seal it back up. My question is: what kind of material would you recommend that would not pose any toxin problem in case the tank water comes into contact with it? It would also have to be generally heat tolerant as the coffee pot heats up under there.