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Will a mango halve stay fresh in the fridge?

I bought one of those humongous green mangos and I was wondering if I cling wrap half of it will it stay fresh in the fridge for another day? It would even have the seed protecting it. I don't like freezing them because I like the juice.

Sep 16, 2012
madridista in General Topics

Asian Market: Beverages

I was browsing the beverage aisle at the Asian market and felt overwhelmed. There was 5 different kinds of coconut juice, 3 mango, guyabano, lychee, tamarind, and on and on. These were the canned beverages btw.

Does anyone have a tried and true favorite? I know more than some of them are gonna be a miss.

Apr 05, 2012
madridista in General Topics

What's the best way to brew tea?


Electric kettle aside, how do I know when my water is at 180 or 212 degrees?

Feb 03, 2012
madridista in General Topics

What's the best way to brew tea?

I want to get into brewing tea for some digestive issues I've been having; specifically Rooibos which I've read can be beneficial. Should I go high-tech with an electric kettle and teamaker such as this:

Or the traditional route? I just want to experience the purest taste and reap all the health benefits of Rooibos. Maybe I'll branch out to others later.

Feb 02, 2012
madridista in General Topics

What's the finest mesh strainer on the market?

The mesh strainer I have lets quinoa through. I need a finer strainer than that.

Is the mesh part sized? I never see that info. Does anyone have a very fine strainer and can point me where to find it? I'm losing too much quinoa!

Dec 29, 2011
madridista in Cookware

Trader Joe's Juices

Which ones are good? I'm a bit overwhelmed by their selection.

I'm looking for something sweet with a bit of tart.

Aug 24, 2011
madridista in Chains

Making brownies.... oil and egg substitute?

I have a package of Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Brownie Mix that calls for 1 egg and 1/2 cup oil - can I use both chia seeds and applesauce? I was going to use the chia seed gel as an egg substitute (which I've done before), but now I've read that applesauce is also an egg substitute. I thought it was an oil substitute? Do I use one or both and how much? I don't want to overdo it and have soggy brownies.


Jan 08, 2011
madridista in Home Cooking

What's the most the Whole Foods hot bar can cost?

Thank you.

I think if I stay below $15 I wouldn't be too distraught.

Jan 03, 2011
madridista in Chains

What's the most the Whole Foods hot bar can cost?

Let's say I fill up one of the bowls up to the brim with heavy foods - how much can I expect to pay?

I have a big appetite so I've stayed away from their hot foods bar because I would get carried away. It's 7.99/lb

What's the most you've seen it costing you or someone else?

Jan 03, 2011
madridista in Chains