Browsing category: Reader Questions

What’s in My Pantry?

Reader question… “I have tried several of your recipes and they were a big hit with my family, so I hope you don’t mind if I ask a question about how you feed your family.”

The Easiest Boiled Frosting Ever

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Another Green Cleaning Solution That Really Works

Reader question… “My husband and I are both heavy tea drinkers. Many of our teacups and mugs are badly stained and the stains don’t come off no matter how hard I scrub them.”

Hulled Corn or Samp — What It Is and How To Make It

Hulled corn is also called samp and hominy. According to some sources, hulled corn is made from white corn and samp from yellow corn, but the names may simply vary from region to region.

How “Normal, Thin People” Eat

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A “Green” & Natural Method for Cleaning Stainless Steel

Reader question… “I have a stainless steel sink and stainless steel appliances and they always look dull and streaky. I won’t use chemical products.”

What Does Bee Balm Look Like in the Spring?

Reader question… “It is spring in New England and I am cleaning my gardens getting ready for everything to ‘pop’ up. I planted Bee Balm last year and loved it next to my tall Phlox. Everything is coming up nicely but I can’t tell if the Bee Balm is coming back up…”

Some Thoughts on the No Shampoo (“No Poo”) Movement

For those of you who haven’t heard of the “No Poo” movement, it comes from the idea that by eliminating shampoo, you are putting fewer chemicals on your skin, and giving the hair and scalp an opportunity to return to their natural state.

Tips for Using & Storing Herbs

Reader question… “I’m just starting to use herbs more in my cooking and I’m realizing that I don’t know very much about this subject.”

When Homemade Bread Tastes Too Yeasty

Reader question… “I’m not having very good results with making my own bread. It tastes too yeasty and has almost a sour flavor. The texture is also very coarse with big holes.”