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Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Roughly a pound per gallon. It's not a cost-saving process, but it's delicious. And maybe 30 minutes from start to finish (31.5 if you count the eating part).

about 3 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

Magnolia's banana pudding vs Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's banana pudding

Magnolia's banana pudding is just vanilla pudding (with fresh whipped cream folded in) with Nilla wafers and banana slices, so it's not that banana-y.

about 3 hours ago
ferret in Home Cooking

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

Nobody's obfuscating anything. Manufacturers are still free to label their products.

about 3 hours ago
ferret in Food Media & News

Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Burrata IS fresh mozzarella. You make a fresh mozzarella "pouch" which you then fill with fresh mozzarella curds mixed with heavy cream (put the mixture into a still-hot "cup" of fresh mozzarella which you then stretch and seal around the filling). Eating it fresh is optimal; once the innards "set" it's still delicious, only less so.

about 3 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

No.

about 6 hours ago
ferret in Food Media & News

Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Try this sometime. Very easy:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

about 6 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

Burrata is really meant to be eaten fresh. The premade is fine, but it loses the qualities that a fresh burrata has (loose, nearly liquid interior).

about 9 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

bottled roasted red peppers

Make muhammara, a tangier alternative to hummus

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

about 9 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

Best store bought mozzarella for caprese

It's very easy to make from scratch directly from milk. And it's "Polly-O."

about 19 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

On the labeling part, that is.

2 days ago
ferret in Food Media & News

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

Never thought I'd live to see the day, but that makes sense.

Jul 28, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News

U.S. House Passes a Bill Banning GMO Labeling

There are no GMO peaches, fuzz has bee bred out the old fashioned way. Lots of fruits/veg have been bred for specific qualities. Why no uproar over that?

Jul 28, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News

The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar

News flash, our tastebuds need no training to like really sweet tastes. Take it up with Darwin.

Things you might not know about Walmart and/or Kewpie Mayonnaise!

Kewpie'e deliciousness comes from its secret ingredient, love. Oh, and MSG too.

Jul 28, 2015
ferret in Chains

Tim Tams in America

Had Kosher ones in Israel a couple of months ago. Don't know if that's a limited batch or anomaly, but they do exist.

Jul 28, 2015
ferret in General Topics

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2015

I believe I saw them this weekend (next to the jarred/canned olives) in the Chicago area.

Jul 27, 2015
ferret in Chains

Where are the WATERMELONS?!!!?!?

There has to be some other explanation. We've bought 1-2 a week for the last 6 weeks - there's no way they were grown locally.

Jul 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

the Best Canned Tuna?

At those prices it better be!

Jul 25, 2015
ferret in General Topics

Where are the WATERMELONS?!!!?!?

Just bought a good-sized on this morning (live in Chicago). They appear to be plentiful. Not sure where you are.

Jul 25, 2015
ferret in General Topics

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

The $15 rate still hasn't kicked in, and won't until 2019. This year, it's $11, and even then only since April 1, 2015. But, yes, that's how the system works, if you start earning above the government assistance level, you no longer qualify (tapers off, then ends).

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in Not About Food

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

That would be the point. If you're at the poverty rate you're eligible for government assistance to help you meet expenses/get food. The idea behind $15/hr as the minimum is that it enables you to cover expenses without government assistance.

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in Not About Food

Your Waffle Iron--Use It!

Has this not reached everyone yet?

http://www.willitwaffle.com/

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in Cookware
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Now look what they've done to organic white bread!

The Samsel and Seneff "study" most articles like this point to is a pseudoscientific attempt to correlate Celiac with use of glyphosate - whihc has been debunked. You can make the same correlation between Celiac and sales of organic food, but nobody would think to suggest that there's a link between those.

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in General Topics

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

$15/hr less withholding is about $1,800-$1,900 a month. Unless you're living in your parents' basement, that's not a high-roller lifestyle.

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in Not About Food

What is worth making from scratch to save money?

Do you have a foodservice supply store (like GFS) near you? Not a substitute for a grocery store but they do have bulk grocery items for reasonable prices.

Jul 24, 2015
ferret in Home Cooking

What are the best store bought flour tortillas?

I was concurring.

Jul 23, 2015
ferret in General Topics

What are the best store bought flour tortillas?

I'm in Chicago. They're in the refrigerated section near the string/shredded cheese (NOT the fancy cheese cooler). They appear to distribute nationally, here's a store finder:

http://www.tortillaland.com/Find-a-Store

Jul 23, 2015
ferret in General Topics

What are the best store bought flour tortillas?

I am not one to judge people's tastes, but a good flour tortilla has a nutty flavor of wheat and nothing else. Mission tortillas are the Wonder Bread of flour tortillas. (And as per my earlier post, if you can find the uncooked Tortillaland brand flour tortillas, you'll never buy another brand again).

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

There's a reason you hear people refer to a "cash business"> As Don Corleone knew all too well, the more limited the paper trail, the more money you could keep. The increased use of credit/debit cards has severely limited the ability to scam the system.

Jul 23, 2015
ferret in Not About Food

Best restaurants/food in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Eilat, & Haifa please!!

A quick shout-out for a great recent find (for me) just off Machane Yehuda street, Khachapuriya. They make Georgian khachapuri with a variety of toppings/fillings. Really unique and delicious.

Jul 23, 2015
ferret in Middle East & Africa