Q: As kids in the early 30's, we used to pick seaweed at the North Shore in Massachusetts. Our mother would use it to make tapioca pudding. I have no idea what seaweed it was and no one seems to remember. Has anyone ever done this or know anything about it? I'd love to trace its history!
Q: I've found myself with leftover mascarpone cheese — maybe 1/4 of my 8-ounce tub. I have a feeling I could turn it into a delicious pasta sauce for ravioli but I didn't want to experiment with mascarpone and ruin it. It's just too creamy and delicious! I'm open to lots of suggestions.
What are some ideas for using mascarpone?
Q: My boyfriend is in love with quinoa and I am too. I'd like to expand our horizons and get him a quinoa cookbook for his birthday; does anyone have recommendations? If it includes desserts or baked goods, all the better.
Q: What are the best dairy substitutes for savory recipes? As in cheese- or cream-based dishes? I've read about replacing milk with almond milk or coconut milk for baking and sweet foods, but they sound like they would be too sweet for a pasta sauce or casseroles.
Q: I love making homemade salsa, but when I buy cilantro, half the bunch always goes to waste. I use quite a bit in the salsa, but I just don't know what to do with the rest. Are there any good ways to use the rest up?
Q: I got a pound of frozen trout in my CSA this week. I'm a single lady on a tight budget, so I don't really want to share my one pound of meat for the week! The trout is pretty frozen so I can't separate the fillets. Any ideas or recipes that will use the whole pound? Ideally something that can be frozen afterwards?
Q: I live in NYC and regularly buy fresh pasta from specialty shops. I love bucatini but have never seen bucatini sold fresh. Is there a reason why bucatini cannot be sold fresh or is there a place I can go to buy some that I have not thought of?