Q: I'm in the market for new reusable grocery bags. It's a 45-minute trip via bus back to my place and the bags I've had are either too heavy to maneuver those last blocks on foot, or begin to break easily. More
Q: I just moved into my boyfriend's house and he has a smooth ceramic top electric stove. But I've always cooked with gas. I just can't get the hang of this thing! My rice boils over and I've burned things I've never burned before. Any tips for making a smooth transition from gas to electric?
Q: I recently moved to the South and am preparing for the quickly approaching Hurricane Isaac. I will likely lose power for several days and could also be kept indoors for several days. Any suggestions for what food prep to do? Things that won't need to be refrigerated and won't spoil easily?
Q: I was given a wok a few months ago and I cleaned and seasoned it according to an article on this site. I noticed from the beginning that around the top edge of the wok there was this syrupy-looking residue that was solid but would get a little sticky when the pan was heated. More
Q: I am moving from Washington, D.C. to Denver next month. I love to bake and I'm very nervous about baking at high altitude. Are there any good high-altitude baking books for the Kindle? I wanted to get as much input as possible before I buy one.
Q: Can someone recommend a good balsamic vinegar? I bought a locally made (NorCal) balsamic because I really enjoy this same brand's olive oil, but I do not really care for it. It's thin-bodied and just seems to be lacking something. More
Q: I'm in the market for a lunch bag and don't know where to start. I've been using plastic shopping bags to line my tote and keep things contained, but it's not an ideal solution. Also, I cook with garlic a lot and my tote is starting to smell funny, so anything with an anti-odor is a plus!
Q: At a rummage sale, I found two double-ended gizmos I think are measuring spoons, but their markings are not the usual teaspoon/tablespoon measurements, but rather 2.5, 5, 10, and 15. Amazon.com has a number of sets of metric spoons on offer, but all have Imperial equivalents, not just the numbers I see on my new acquisition.
Q: I recently moved into my first post-college apartment and am trying to set up my kitchen. My aunt bought me a set of Cuisinart stainless steel pots and pans. Are these useful and worth keeping, or would I be better off replacing them with a few non-stick pans? Or something else? Thanks!