A Clever Use for Mushroom Stems — Comment of the Day

There are so many scraps and trimmings that shouldn't be thrown out; there a hundred ways to put leftover bits to smart, frugal use. Here's one more tip from a reader on mushroom stems — which so often get discarded!


Can You Identify This Mysterious Kitchen Tool? — Good Questions

Q: I was recently cleaning out my kitchen and I came across this wiry mystery device. I'm wondering if anyone has any clue what it is. The metal pieces are rigid and not flexible at all. Could it possibly be meant to attach to something else? Is it used on its own? Thanks in advance!

Sent by Lois


Why It’s Worth Getting to Know Zero-Calorie Shirataki Noodles — Ingredient Intelligence

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A few years ago, a friend talked about some kind of zero-calorie noodle she had just discovered. "Zero calories?" I scoffed. I thought that such a thing wouldn't be tasty or worth my time, but I picked some up recently and was converted.

Shirataki noodles are great everyday noodles, and you should give them a try, too!


Use Rice To Dry Out Wet Phones and Tablets — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → How To Dry Out (and Hopefully Save) Wet Phones and Tablets


How To Make a Cobbler with Any Fruit — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Cobbler may be the best reason to turn on the stove in the summer. Jammy fruit, crisp and buttery topping — all you need is a scoop of ice cream.

This particular cobbler might just be the easiest I've ever made. It's the kind of recipe you make once and then remember forever. You can make it with a spatula or a soup spoon, in a New York apartment or at your vacation beach house, with peaches or with any other fruit you want to turn into dessert.


The War Against GMOs Is Full of Fraud, Says Journalist — Food News

The public debate on genetically modified seeds and crops runs high with feelings. When it comes to this line of science and our food, what is healthy, and what should be avoided? Journalist William Saletan spent a year researching the field and came to the conclusion that the anti-GMO rhetoric is not doing us any favors.


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