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Seeking sweet television shows as an antidote to the sour US election

In the most recent election thread over on Metafilter blue, a discussion about the British comedy Detectorists and its effect as a balm to us election-weary folks has been at a gentle simmer. I am one more episode from the end (again), and am looking for a new show to watch with my mom that has a similar kind and calming feel. It need not be British (though aren't they just the best at this?), but something available on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime is ideal. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Nov 3, 2016 - 68 answers

How to use use up a bottle of horribly sweet wine?

I bought a bottle of something similar to a white zinfandel for a dinner party guest who cancelled. She's the only person I know who likes super-sweet white wines. We (stupidly) opened it tonight anyway, thinking that we'd give it a try, and no one could drink more than a few sips- it's so horribly, cloyingly sweet! What other drinks can I make with it to make it drinkable? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 1, 2016 - 26 answers

Hot weather hacks for the ice-cream averse?

This summer our family is going to try to wean Grandpa off his "pint of ice cream per night" habit. Help me with your ideas? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 20, 2016 - 41 answers

Gift Card for a Sweet Sixteen

I am attending a sweet 16 birthday party tomorrow and would like ideas for a gift card. [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on Oct 17, 2015 - 13 answers

Can I Eat It Filter: Sweet apricot kernels

My father bought a box of four mooncakes, the five-kernel type, containing mostly cashew nuts, but also sweet apricot kernels. Is this okay to eat? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Oct 4, 2015 - 4 answers

What do you do with your sweet red peppers?

I've had too many sweet red peppers go to waste because we don't use them that often (more on that inside). Should I freeze them? What are your favorite recipes that feature these lovely things? [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 2, 2015 - 27 answers

What are your favorite diet friendly sweet treats?

My wife and I are both working on dieting, focusing on portion control, eating more veggies, and cutting our carbs. It's going OK so far, but my wife has found that she's getting really frequent "sweet" cravings. So, I figured I might as well try asking the internet: What are some good ways to help answer that craving without busting our dieting plans?
posted by BZArcher on Apr 14, 2015 - 52 answers

What dish (dessert?) can I make with Vietnamese coconut chips?

I have a large bag of these Vietnamese coconut chips, which are sweet and delicious. While I could easily eat them a handful at a time until they were all gone, I'm wondering if there are any dishes where the crunchiness might add something. For example, I understand some people eat them with fruit and yoghurt; in Vietnam we also had them as part of a fruit drink layered with ice and coconut milk, which was amazing (would love that recipe!) Any ideas?
posted by Cheese Monster on Apr 12, 2015 - 7 answers

Best wine for my taste? Sweet, limited acidity?

I can't seem to stomach wine easily, even the smell is pretty awful, but I want to acquire a taste for it for special occasions. I'm tired of being the only person toasting with a coke! I don't like sour, acidic or alcohol tastes, so I may be out of luck, but if anyone has any recommendations I'd really appreciate it. I should also mention that the above mentioned flavours are all usually much worse when cold, so I'm hoping for a good room-temp wine. Thanks in advance!
posted by Ellabelle797 on Feb 9, 2014 - 24 answers

Brands for stickier sticky rice?

I've lately been trying to make thai-style glutinous rice but may attempts so far have not been as satisfyingly sticky as I had hoped. I think it may be down to needing a more authentic brand. [more inside]
posted by onehundredand80 on Feb 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Teach me how to cook congee.

I've searched previous instances of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit?

What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit? And vice versa? [more inside]
posted by minerthreat on Sep 19, 2013 - 43 answers

Identify this food-related object + recipe request

Found this silicone mold at the thrift store today. My guess is it's for making some sort of fruit-filled baked dessert. I'm imagining something similar to a strawberry shortcake. What is it for? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Easy but great Thanksgiving sweet potato dish...

Help me find something approximated this basic but awesome sweet potato recipe. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 18, 2012 - 4 answers

We need to have the best sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.

What are your best recipes for sweet potatoes? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 12, 2012 - 37 answers

Can I eat this fruit?

Can I eat these nectarine-plum cross fruits from my back yard? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jul 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can I find more music like "What You Feel" from Once More, With Feeling?

I'd like to find more music like the song "What You Feel" from the episode "Once More, With Feeling" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on May 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Name This Indian Sweet

Name This Indian Sweet [more inside]
posted by grak88 on May 11, 2012 - 20 answers


if you were a truthful, demanding, or bitter valentines day cookie what would you say? [more inside]
posted by misformiche on Jan 16, 2012 - 56 answers

Show me your stollen

I need a good recipe for Stollen. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Sweets and treats in Vienna!

Looking for recommendations of bakeries, cafes, konditorei, restaurants, etc with AMAZING sweets and pastries in Vienna. Am looking to avoid touristy places like Demel. Bonus points for places (regardless of sweet offerings) with views, like Cafe Urania. [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies on Oct 12, 2011 - 9 answers

"Why don't you make a bread everyone can enjoy?"

Salty, nutty, sweet bread recipes? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Aug 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me identify this nougat

Need help identifying a type of nougat (sweet) - possibly iranian. [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jul 27, 2011 - 11 answers

comfort food desserts

Can you recommend great kid-friendly desserts from around the world? Along the lines of rice krispie treats or banoffee pie.
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Cake + Pork = ???

Ground Pork Cake? That's what it rang up as at the register. But what is it (besides absolutely delicious), where is it from, and how is it normally served/used? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What are some sweet wines and champagnes for a beginner?

What are some quality sweet wines for someone new to wines? I have plenty of experience with beers but not so much about wines. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jun 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Sweet Camping Gear?

I am looking for some sweet camping gear to give as a gift to my new bride. The only catch is that we already have most of the basics. Looking for something she/we can really use and would make a great gift.
posted by 2legit2quit on May 6, 2011 - 31 answers

Not Sweet Pineapple

How can I rescue/save a pineapple that isn't very sweet from the compost heap? [more inside]
posted by boby on Dec 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Does success literally taste sweet?

Does success literally taste sweet? [more inside]
posted by sninctown on Oct 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Pimp my pumpkin seeds!

Well, guys, it's hard squash season again (finally!) and I intend to roast and nom every seed I can get my hands on. What are your best pumpkin seed recipes and tips? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 27, 2010 - 13 answers

What's going on in my mouth?

Calling all cooking chemists: It's said that the tartness of food indicates it's acidity. And sugar can be used to reduce that tartness. But a sugar solution is pH 7, so it's not neutralizing the acid. What gives?
posted by buzzv on Jul 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Is there any hip hop out there like The Roots?

Can you help me find more sweet tracks like The Roots' Get Busy and Here I Come? I am painfully lost in the hip hop universe. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Mar 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Crisp Baked Sweet Potato Fries?

What are your best tips, tricks, and recipes for sweet potato fries? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 27, 2010 - 29 answers

Totally sweet websites that will make students say "wow"?

Totally sweet (yet school appropriate) websites? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Jan 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Non-Sugary Cookies

I like cookies, but I don't care for sweet and sugary. Is there something for me? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 2, 2010 - 36 answers

Sweet and Sour Gift?

Looking for gift ideas for a pollyanna. The theme of the gift is "sweet and sour." Any ideas, mundane or weird are welcome.
posted by furiousxgeorge on Dec 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Subtle but sweet love stories!

Subtle but sweet love stories! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Aug 14, 2009 - 34 answers

Perfect savory/sweet recipe combos for an office meeting?

I've been bitten by the baking bug! I need help figuring out what combination of 2 different recipes (1 savory, 1 sweet) would be perfect for a morning office meeting of 5-6 people that will survive not being refridgerated. Also, simplicity is best since I've only just started to foray into baking. (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by sperose on Jul 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Claude Bless America, Man That I Love

Shmoop Filter: My boyfriend always sings me this Harry Belefonte song while changing the words to "Yes, Lorena, my sweetheart from California." I'm trying to figure out what songs work with the name "Claude" swapped in. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jun 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Satisfy my salty-sweet tooth!

What are your favorite salty/sweet food combinations? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on May 21, 2009 - 118 answers

Not sweet potatoes. Potatoes that are sweet.

Is there anything palatable I can cook to use up potatoes that have turned sweet while stored in the fridge? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Feb 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Where art thou my tasty wafer?

[WhereCanIFindThisFilter] Tully's Coffee sells (at least in Seattle) premium soft-serve ice cream. Served with this ice cream is a delicious little wafer cookie that I must find more of! Can you help me find it? Picture and more information within. [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jan 27, 2009 - 4 answers

I've got little onions. I want big onions all season long. Help?

Onion starts. I got them in a bunch of 50 for cheaper than the seed packet. Can I save them for later planting? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Less-known nice/sweet/romantic/fun things to do with your significant other

What are some less known romantic/fun/sweet/cool things to do with/for your significant other? I know the question is somewhat vague, but please see the extended explanation for a few example that I have in mind. More would be great! [more inside]
posted by harwons on Dec 24, 2008 - 6 answers

What songs/albums would my parents like similar in mood to Aaron Neville and Julio Iglesias?

Looking for pleasant music in the same mood as Julio Iglesias and Aaron Neville that I can put on a CD for my parents to have on in the background at home. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Dec 2, 2008 - 7 answers

I didn't poop this morning, therefore I shall OM NOM NOM all day long

Why do I crave sugar on days when I've had a lackluster/no bowel movement? [more inside]
posted by woebot on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

What's up with my nipples?

A few weeks ago my boyfriend was sucking on my nipple and after about 30 seconds he said that he tasted something really sweet. Any idea what that might have been? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Dog Treats

My dog loves dried sweet potato chews. They go for $20 a bag in the pet store even though the only ingredients are potatoes. It must be that I can make them at home for the cost of a potato. Do I need a fancy food dehydrator or can I just cut the potatoes up into thick pieces and put my oven on 200F for a many hours? Anyone have a specific recipe or experience making them? [more inside]
posted by about_time on Apr 27, 2008 - 15 answers

I want to make barfi!

I'd like to try making barfi, but I've never done it before, and the recipe I have calls for khoya, which I can't get around here. Anybody have a tried-and-true barfi recipe, a good substitute for khoya, or any tips? I was planning on making plain or pistachio flavored, but I'm open to other possibilities.
posted by bookish on Apr 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Sweet breath when I cry

When I cry vigorously I get a sweet taste in my mouth. Why?
posted by kristymcj on Dec 12, 2007 - 8 answers

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