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Storing rolled oats - in the fridge/freezer?

Storage in freezer seems to be Bob's policy for all products; they mention both oil spoilage and pest infestation. See: http://www.bobsredmill.com/faqs.html#GP6

Feb 16, 2013
boisedoc in General Topics

Case for wine in checked luggage?

I frequently travel for business, and occasionally want to carry a bottle of good spirits I've found home with me. I often travel on Southwest, which has the following luggage policy: "Alcohol (wine and liquor) in checked baggage must be securely packaged in a leak-proof bag with adequate professional packaging designed to fit the proportions of the bottle to prevent breakage." I have checked bottles without obeying this, surrounding them with clothing for padding, but I would prefer to conform to guidelines --- it's only a matter of time until some luggage handler is too rough with my soft- sided travel bag, and a bottle breaks. One idea: a hard-sided travel case, e.g., http://store.thewinebag.com/encore.html . (I don't think neoprene sleves would provide sufficient protection.) But I would prefer something smaller or collapsible, for those trips when I do not find anything worth bringing home. I suspect no such case exists, but hey, there's no harm in asking! Any thoughts?

Oct 06, 2007
boisedoc in Wine

Where to dine with 15 in/near Berkeley?

I'm organizing a small conference at Cal, attended by a 20 or so scientists from all over the U.S. and the world, and am looking for recommendations about where 15 or so of us could eat dinner. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Oct 06, 2007
boisedoc in San Francisco Bay Area