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Seasoned Wok in just 1 wash cycle?!

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by borisabrams 2 months ago

Hey! So I have a great wok that I took a good while to season (first the usual heating, smearing oil, cleaning the oil off, re-adding etc. ). I then built up some good coating through a few year...

HELP... fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

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by gtrekker2003 13 years ago

Hi! I just chopped some jalapenos today and now my fingertips are burning quite badly. Anybody know of any remedies? Looked online but found nothing. Maybe I'm not putting in the right searc...

Anyone else use alcohol as cough syrup?

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by givemecarbs 11 years ago

So it's three am and I can't stop coughing. My lousy cold that was just a pest earlier has progressed to seismic fits of coughing. No cough syrup in the house so in desperation I pour a small glass...

Nasty film on my hands after cutting butternut squash

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by davis_sq_pro 11 years ago

Hi all, I cut up some butternut squash earlier today, and since cutting it my fingers are coated with a yellowish film that refuses to come off in whole. I've been able to scrub off little bits...

Migraines: Coffee vs. Coke?

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by legsdiamond12 5 years ago

A brief discussion I had on another post regarding the efficacy of caffeine as a "treatment" for migraine headaches got me to thinking, and I was interested in what other migraine sufferers had to ...

Help! chili pepper on fingers and have to take out contacts soon

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by relizabeth 13 years ago

hi, I'm rather stupid and diced a chili without gloves. How can i get the fire off of my fingers so I can take my contacts out? Thanks, Elizabeth

Getting rid of the sting of capsaicin

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by BeckyAndTheBeanstock 10 years ago

I passed along a recipe for harissa to a friend -- and she just made a big batch of it without wearing gloves. I thought she knew so I didn't mention it -- she's an experienced cook, but she though...

Diets for Gout

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by johnsojj 7 years ago

I recently was diagnosed with gout. I am trying to use diet rather than drugs to help reduce the flares. I have cut out red meat, beer and the other typical foods that cause uric acid. I have becom...

Chicken soup for the common cold- remedy or not?

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by Doctormhl1 10 years ago

I have one humdinger of a cold.Have you ever cured a common cold with chicken soup? Do you have a favourite chicken soup recipe? Does your chicken soup have a secret ingredient?

Hangover Recipes and Cures

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by Shoeman 18 years ago

All this talk about beer is leading to extensive experimentation. I'm curious as to what concoctions chowhounders rely on the night or morning after they should have said "no" to that last drink...

Lavender Overdose (I jest -- sort of). Suggestions?

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by bikejen76 3 years ago

I've recently begun using lavender, or "lavendar," as my nan would've spelt it, very heavily in my cooking. Unfortunately, after about a week of lavender-stuffed everything (especially honey-sweet...

Stomach Flu--What to Drink? Nibble?

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by thegolferbitch 13 years ago

The horrible stomach flu has struck our household. Other than Coca cola (which I remember from my childhood as a stomach-soother), what is best to give to an eruptive gut very, very sparingly?

Food to eat while healing a sore throat

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by free sample addict aka Tracy L 12 years ago

I am trying to get over strep. I am tired of wonton soups, store made and canned soups, tea w/honey, hot cider,jello and hot lemonade. I can't eat anything spicy or acidic in fear of acid reflux. ...

Habanero Nightmare

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by bladerobbins 12 years ago

Last night I decided to make a spicy coleslaw - I had some cabbage, a habanero, and some cilantro, so why not? Now I know. I barely slept two hours last night because my hands were burning so ...

HELP -- My fingers are throbbing from cutting jalapenos!

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by LNG212 10 years ago

Okay, so I guess I'm an idiot. I knew I had to chop about a dozen jalapenos and it just never dawned on me to wear gloves. DOH (slaps forehead)! And now I'm paying for it. I've tried cold cream...

What's the best food to eat with a sore throat?

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by CharmeDuSud 7 years ago

Sick at home today.... I could take medicine, but why would I do that when I could eat? xD Anybody have some sore throat remedies for Lil Ms. Foodie over here? Any personal favorites? :) My favo...

Best way to stop spicy burn?

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by digkv 12 years ago

Not sure if this has been answered yet but what is the tried and true best way to stop the burning of a spicy food. I love spicy foods and sometimes the burn can last so long (but it is a good fee...

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