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Bad Grocery bag scent At Walmart

by angelwings050 8 hours ago

I also smell a strong chemical like bad smelling scent on Walmart bags in Walmart: Lompoc Ca

Fresh/Frozen spinach ratio?

by loofahgirl 17 years ago

I have a recipe I'd like to try that calls for frozen spinach, but I have some fresh baby spinach I'd like to use instead. The recipe calls for a 10 oz package of frozen spinach (I think it's th...

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Couscous 4+ years past its “best by” date

by masha 14 days ago

I just discovered a box of Israeli couscous in the back of the cupboard with a February 2017 best-by date. The couscous is inside a fully sealed plastic pouch that is inside of a sealed box. Is th...

Who has plans?

by jangita 21 days ago

I just got frequent flyer seats for spring 2022. Into Rome and out of Venice with (maybe) a week in Abruzzo in between. I am dreaming of meals at Armando for starters. Anyone else going this yea...

How to Season My Carbon Steel Skillet?

by obillo 10 days ago

We had a gas leak in our building and it took a year to fix. Now the gas is back on and I crave opinions on the best way to season my Matfer B carbon skillet, which Amazon shipped to me exactly one...

Pot lobsters?

by law_doc89 4 days ago

Put them in the freezer about half an hour and they go dormant. Much easier and more effective.


SOFT Flour Bags

by mobiledynamics 5 days ago

Call me crazy. Just got some Made in Italy flour via mail (Caputo 00).....just one of those things I cannot find locally aside from a 50lb sack. And of course it came in a mess....rip in bag. Ri...

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 15 years ago

I have a giant bag of jasmine reice I bought a few months ago and it now has these tiny little gray bugs in it. Some are dead and others are alive and when I rinse my rice they float to the surfac...

Restos adding credit card processing fees to your bill...

by gutreactions 10 days ago

I have noticed it more and more. Restaurants are posting up to a 3% processing fee to your final bill. I guess its an effort to defray some of the loss eateries incur to credit card companies. They...

Storing Mussels - repackage?

by michaeljc70 10 days ago

I was at Costco today and they had the big bag of mussels for $2.29/lb. I usually don't buy them if I can't use them in a day or two. However, I noticed the sell by date was 9 days out so I boug...

How long does bacon keep?

by karykat 12 years ago

I have some really good bacon we bought about a month ago. We used some but have most of a package left. How long does bacon keep? I've never been clear on that. It seems like it should keep a ...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

by gutreactions 1 month ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...


by Peter 19 years ago

I was wondering exactly what sweatbreads were, the brain or the pancreas, and if they are the pancreas, then why is there the common misconception that they are brains? Either way they are a wonder...

Beef, It's What's Not For Dinner

by zackly 1 month ago

Commodity beef, especially tender steak cuts, has gotten very expensive recently. I can usually find a well marbled (USDA Choice or higher) steak for under $10.00 lb. but not any more. Decent choic...

BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 25 days ago

SIGH!! How quickly time flies! The 2nd Covid era BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us! Live, large, decent size ones can be found in a number of Asian Supermarkets including: T&T, Freshway, Full F...

Portuguese Sausage roaster... what kind of sausage?

by gritsngreens 2 months ago

yep. I should be banned from ebay. As a result of another offer I couldn't refuse, I now have a lovely terracotta Portuguese sausage roaster. Supposedly the way to use it is to pour Everclear or de...

'Manhattan-style': what does this mean exactly?

by gutreactions 5 months ago

You hear this expression so often attached to descriptions of restaurants and their menus. I think the label is often meant to lure customers in. Might work if you are an out-of-towner. But what is...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 4 months ago

I know people's tolerance (or not) for food past its expiration date has come up often, but I had to share that I finally opened a tub of Greek yogurt with a date of May 10, 2020. If there had bee...