Voting?

Does anyone know why it seems that we can't vote for pies?

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Too Short for an Instructable- free water

A friend showed me this trick at Safeway. If you are thirsty, but either 1) Don't have money on you or 2) Don't want to buy a whole bottle just for a few sips, most food stores are required to give free water to anyone who asks. There will be no signs advertising this fact. Simply walk up to the counter (we did this at a small Starbucks stand by the bakery) and politely ask for a drink of water. My friend received a clear plastic cup filled with water and ice, no charge. Then I walked up and bought a Dr. Pepper, not free of charge.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


I'm gonna make a pastel (pastelle?)

A pastel is a very sought after caribbean dish. Many people crave it because of its rarity, for you see, you need caribbean ingradients and caribbean know-how Those who can make these, can really impress their friends. I'm gonna make a pastel (pastelle??) instructable soon. I just wanted to ask, has anyone very eaten one? did you like it? Do you know stuff about it?

Topic by Keith-Kid   |  last reply


Pies!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVELOVELOVELOVE PIE!!!! Who here likes pie? Come on, you pie lovers!! Tell us all about your pie fantasies! Is your wife a Pie? Do you date a pie? Are you in love with a pie? Do you live in PIELAND? Tell us all your pie gibberish! P.S: NO ONE WILL BEAT MUH LOVE FOR PIE!!!! NO ONE!!!!!

Topic by Camisado   |  last reply


Funny apple cider making video

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRzv2_6q9UThe description made me think of posting it here - "Dr. Mullins demonstrates how to make delicious wholesome booze out of boring old apples, using his 220V grinder, super-custom apple press with 12-ton car jack, and only the most sanitary laboratory conditions."Totally funny short video.

Topic by susie   |  last reply


Arghh! Eggs!

Today was a great day in school! I came home craving hard boiled eggs, so I take 4 eggs from a container that I thought was fairly old (5 days or so). Turns out they were fresh. Now my eggs are impossible to completely peel, albeit being good inside.Is there a good way to remove all of the shell? Is there anything I can do with these eggs (that is, a recipe)?I really to see 3 good eggs go to waste. Does anyone know what to do?Thanks,Bran.

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


Bar Stuff

Includes the tips, tricks, do's, and dont's of being/working at/in a bar.

Topic by RelyNupon 


Care package #3

Care package #3 I got this a few weeks ago from my other aunt and uncle.

Topic by Tetranitrate   |  last reply


Care Package #2

Second care package This one is from my aunt and uncle.

Topic by Tetranitrate   |  last reply


Odd Chef

There was a chef I saw one TV once who does some original things with food, for instance, he made a pizza that looks like a chocolate cake. He also pureed pancakes into a liquid, and then put them on below zero plates to re-solidify them when serving. But now, I can't figure out how to find him. Any help would be appreciated.

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Increasing the capacity/size of your stomach

How do you do it??? It's my cousin's wedding soon. It's an Indian wedding so many 'events' and therefor lots of varieties of food (yes, it is indian). But what I really need is a bigg'er' stomach to fit it all in.

Topic by ti112   |  last reply


Edible Googly Eyes from Evil Mad Scientist

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a great project showing how to make One Hundred Percent EDIBLE Googly Eyes! Googly eyes definitely make anything better by allowing you to heavily personify it. I fondly remember putting a pair on the dishwasher, and suddenly our whole lexicon changed from "don't overload the dishwasher" to "be nice to dishwasher, it's had a hard day."I'm looking forward to making these and putting them on a piece of roast bison or a big salmon fillet! "Please, please don't eat me!"

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Is this pizza really worth $2.6m?

Marylander Chris Clark has spent less than $300 maintaining the domain name pizza.com since 1994.After reading that the website vodka.com had sold for $3m two years ago, he put pizza.com on an online auction site. Starting at $100, it leapt to $2.6m after only a week.What do you think? Was it worth the money?What domain name do you think would be worth buying now as an investment for the future?Pizza.comPress TV storyBBC slantClark's local press

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Care Package

My parents know that I have been trying to save money, so they sent me this nice care package for easter to provide me with much needed sustenance. Lets see whats inside... 1. A bag of fun size skittle packets, Sweet! They remembered my skittle addiction. 2. 6 single serve Jif peanut butter cups 3. Edible easter grass ... o.k? 4. Some laughing cow babybels and spreadable swiss 5. A hickory farms ham and crackers ... this is getting kind of weird 6. 5 little strawberry candies 7. About fifty single serve splenda packets (err...) 8. A bunny basket with creepy eyes What a strange selection of goodies. If any of you wondered where I got my weirdness from, you now know.

Topic by Tetranitrate   |  last reply


New Contest Idea

I think it'd be uber-cool if we had a contest for 'Food from Scratch'. What this would mean: None of the following: -Canned Food -Bottled Food -Premixed Spices/Salts/etc.* *This means you can have a salt shaker, or a certain spice, say nutmeg, but you can't have 'Season All' or any spices which have two or more ingredients in them. Any thoughts? Anyone actually interested?

Topic by Noodle93   |  last reply


mini batches of wine

Im gonna start making mini batches of wine to see what kinds im gonna mass produce.......is there a formula for sugar to yeast......im making them in pet bottles or cocacola bottles

Topic by rollingstoner357 


Aquired-ness

How did you get your magic bullet? My friend gave mine to me on my bithday a year ago. AWESOME GROUP!!!

Topic by Wasagi 


How to sterilize a jug

Hello I am a homebrewer and I would like to know how to sterilize a jug for the procces of making wine (I have done it this way before but never serilized anything). the jug is just like a milk jug.......no I don't own a carboy. my rig is a robber stopper in the lug with clear plastic pipe running from a the jug to a glass of water. my question is how do I sterilize all this? well im here how do I sterilize a cork and wine bottle

Topic by rollingstoner357   |  last reply


¿Average price of an Altoids Tin?

Altoids tins are a very needed resouce for an instructaholic so i ask how much do you pay in your local currency for a altoids tin PS: my currency is argentinian peso, and altoids tins are 11pesos (aprox. u$s 3.50)

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The World is a Complicated Place: "Eat whale and save the planet" - Norwegian lobby

This strikes me as laughable, but at least the issue is being properly framed. "Eat whale and save the planet" - Norwegian lobbyBy Alister Doyle, Environment CorrespondentOSLO (Reuters) - Eat a whale and save the planet, a Norwegian pro-whaling lobby said on Monday of a study showing that harpooning the giant mammals is less damaging to the climate than farming livestock.Environmental group Greenpeace dismissed the survey, saying almost every kind of food was more climate friendly than meat.The survey, focused on whale boats' fuel use, showed that a kilo (2.2 lbs) of whale meat represented just 1.9 kilo (4.2 lbs) of greenhouse gases against 15.8 for beef, 6.4 for pork and 4.6 for chicken."Basically it turns out that the best thing you can do for the planet is to eat whale meat compared to other types of meat," said Rune Froevik of the High North Alliance, which represents the interests of coastal communities in the Arctic."Greenhouse gas emissions caused by one meal of beef are the equivalent of eight meals of whale meat," the study said.The Norwegian-based Alliance said it was the first to measure the "carbon footprint" of whaling. Fish and seafood was comparable to whale meat with relatively low emissions.Norway and Japan, the two main whaling nations, are seeking new arguments to promote whale meat after years of condemnation from anti-whaling nations for breaking with a 1986 moratorium on all hunts meant to save many whale species from extinction.Oslo says, for instance, that the small minke whales it hunts are plentiful in the North Atlantic and that a 2008 Norwegian quota of 1,052 animals will not harm stocks. The meat is eaten mostly as steaks or in stews

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Which is better? Coke? Or Pepsi?

What do you think is better? Coke or Pepsi? I prefer coke.

Topic by ry25920   |  last reply


chipotle

Do you like chipotle if you do or don't post a comment telling what your fave food is.

Topic by the_burrito_master   |  last reply


Luxury IceCream ?

So what is your favourite "Luxory IceCream" ?By "Luxury" I mean: Expensive the ones that normally cost about 4 sterling pounds, or 8 dollers.The price actually does suit the Icecream, becuase they normally taste better than the cheaper ones.There are many to choose from but these are the more common ones:Ben and Jerry'sHaagen DazHill StationCaramellae.t.cThere are so many, but mine is Ben and Jerry's - Cookie Dough Mix . (Just tried it yesterday and it was lovely ).What's Yours?

Topic by Baron A   |  last reply


The Only Idea I Have.

Well, here's my only idea for the LED competition, seeing as I'm a complete noob at LEDs. LED illuminated Jello. It will be weak compared the other LED Instructables, so, I guess I'm asking for you're opinion on the idea. There could be a chance for the random prize. UPDATE prototype made, see picture.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


Meat Ship Sets Sail

If you're planning on eating several pounds of sausage and bacon you might as well get some friends over and make a boat out of it, right? Yeah, sure.We have an Instructable for making placemats out of bacon and bacon soap, but this is pretty epic in comparison. This is all great if you're into bacon. Which I'm not. It's one of my least favorite things to eat and I find this to be pretty disgusting, but I hear that I'm pretty much on my own for that opinion. Most everyone else finds it delicious. MeatShip

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


concentrating fish oils?

Is there a way to concentrate fish oils? or even an effective way to "harvest" fish oil?

Topic by ledzep567   |  last reply


A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories - Peak cooking oil?

The interconnectedness of the world can sometime be striking. I noticed yesterday that Safeway, a west coast grocery store chain, has converted it trucks to biodiesel. Due to increased fuel-demand for things that were previously only considered foodstuffs, the cooking oils carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks were probably significantly more expensive. In Malaysia, this has even idled some plants design to refine oils into biodiesel:Here on Malaysia's eastern shore, a series of 45-foot-high green and gray storage tanks connect to a labyrinth of yellow and silver pipes. The gleaming new refinery has the capacity to turn 116,000 tons a year of palm oil into 110,000 tons of a fuel called biodiesel, as well as valuable byproducts like glycerin. Mission Biofuels, an Australian company, finished the refinery last month and is working on an even larger factory next door at the base of a jungle hillside.But prices have spiked so much that the company cannot cover all its costs and has idled the finished refinery while looking for a new strategy, such as asking a biodiesel buyer to pay a price linked to palm oil costs, and someday switching from palm oil to jatropha, a roadside weed.from the NYT article A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly CaloriesAnd there's more: as more and more baked goods eliminate trans-fats, those fats are often replaced with palm oil, so the pastries carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks are themselves consuming more edible oil. While this will increase the price to make and ship a snack cake in the US, it has much greater effect elsewhere. Since people in the developing world get such a large percentage of their calories from cooking oil, increased prices have caused riots:No category of food prices has risen as quickly this winter as so-called edible oils -- with sometimes tragic results. When a Carrefour store in Chongqing, China, announced a limited-time cooking oil promotion in November, a stampede of would-be buyers left 3 people dead and 31 injured.

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Snack Question

When i get hungry, I eat fruit, carrots, or something like that. But, is eatting a piece of bread as a snack healthy. F.Y.I. Brand: Nature's Own Type: Honey wheat

Topic by ry25920   |  last reply


Favorite cookie?

What are your favorite cookies? I like chocolate chip cookies without chips, they're great! Include recipes if you want.

Topic by bakenbitz   |  last reply


Hunting

What do you think I should do? I think I spooked a monster buck off my property. (A 12 point) I have been keeping my eye on him during the off season but now he has disappeared.

Topic by Pat Sowers   |  last reply


Scalding chokecherries

Hey, I'm thinking of using one of my grandma's recipes to make chokecherry wine, but it says "scald" and "let sit until the mixture is done working, then bottle tight". First question how do i "scald" the chokecherries? It also says when done scalding, let stand until cool, is this water AND chokecherries? Also, what does "let sit until the mixture is done working, then bottle tight" mean?

Topic by Friedto   |  last reply


Antibiotic resistance and factory farming

Want to know where the latest MRSA strains are coming from?Not the hospitals- it's factory farms. I know the basics of antibiotic use in factory farming, but seeing the statistics is still appalling. It makes me particularly happy to have scored 55lbs of venison from my uncle this weekend.The bit on testing reminds me of the bit about Mad Cow- US farmers who want to test 100% of their livestock aren't allowed to basically because 1) it would make the untested animals look bad, and 2) they might find something. One BSE-infected cow (or at least proof of such) could shut down US beef exports entirely. Anyway, back to MRSA:The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that at least 70 percent of the antibiotics used in America are fed to animals living on factory farms.Raising vast numbers of pigs or chickens or cattle in close and filthy confinement simply would not be possible without the routine feeding of antibiotics to keep the animals from dying of infectious diseases. That the antibiotics speed up the animals' growth also commends their use to industrial agriculture, but the crucial fact is that without these pharmaceuticals, meat production practiced on the scale and with the intensity we practice it could not be sustained for months, let alone decades.Public-health experts have been warning us for years that this situation is a public-health disaster waiting to happen. Sooner or later, the profligate use of these antibiotics -- in many cases the very same ones we depend on when we're sick -- would lead to the evolution of bacteria that could shake them off like a spring shower. It appears that "sooner or later" may be now. Recent studies in Europe and Canada found that confinement pig operations have become reservoirs of MRSA. A European study found that 60 percent of pig farms that routinely used antibiotics had MRSA-positive pigs (compared with 5 percent of farms that did not feed pigs antibiotics). This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study showing that a strain of "œMRSA from an animal reservoir has recently entered the human population and is now responsible for [more than] 20 percent of all MRSA in the Netherlands." Is this strictly a European problem? Evidently not. According to a study in Veterinary Microbiology, MRSA was found on 45 percent of the 20 pig farms sampled in Ontario, and in 20 percent of the pig farmers. (People can harbor the bacteria without being infected by it.) Thanks to Nafta, pigs move freely between Canada and the United States. So MRSA may be present on American pig farms; we just haven't looked yet.I love Michael Pollan's work. If you haven't read The Omnivore's Dilemma you should. Many of his books started as pieces for the NYTimes magazine: here's a list of books and articles, with links. He's much more of a storyteller than a straight-up reporter, and despite the often dire subject matter his stories are simply fun to read. He's also a journalism prof at UCBerkeley right around the corner from Instructables.

Topic by canida   |  last reply


homemade yogurt

Hi - i received a yogurt maker and made my first batch , according to the directions. however, it came out "drinkable" - i understand that to make it firmer, i should use powdered milk. i was wondering if you can make yogurt from buttermilk? thanks!

Topic by terryholgate   |  last reply


Deleting Pictures from your library?

How do you delete pics from you library

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How do I drink froma vacuum flask?

I got a vacuum flask that resembles a shotgun shell for Christmas, but there is one problem - the brass comes off, as it is a cap, but when I push the button on the container, which I though was to drink from, water comes from around it, spilling it all over my chest. This seems like potentially dangerous flaw, as most people store hot drinks in their flasks. Any help would be appreciated!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


Magic Bullet Mixer Creations - NEW group in search of content

Hi.I just started a group to share instructables involving the use of a Magic Bullet Mixer. I love this gadget and I would like to use this group to collect and share recipes with everyone. When I have some time, I'll post some instructables describing how to make crepes, watermelon daiquiris and even hot chocolate. But in the mean time I was hoping some people would add their own recipes to get the ball rolling.Here's the URL to the group page: https://www.instructables.com/group/mbm/Thanks.

Topic by djspikehead 


Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge Winners Announced

See who won here.Congrats to all the winners!

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Microwaving Dough

If I was to make a batch of cookie or biscuit dough, could I cook the dough in the microwave, as opposed to the standard oven? Would the dough cook normally? Thanks!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


Where's The Book?

This is actually my first post in anything (forums or the actual site). You guys mention a upcoming book in the group's intro, coming out in September of 2007. Well here it is in December and no book. Has it fallen through? Are you looking for a new publisher, cause I've notice that Reaganbooks hasn't had anything new in months. Plus, I've also noticed that the forums (for HSC) haven't been updated in over a year.

Topic by KRR 


TURKEY COMA!!!

This is a forum for those who want to rant about dishes they were forced to eat, dishes they liked, funny experiences, and that terrible migraine you have from stuffing yourself (I thought you were only supposed to stuff turkey?) Enjoy!

Topic by Constructo Man   |  last reply


Question about my microwave

I just discovered that the inside of my microwave has two rust spots in it. It's also seems to have air leaking from it when it runs, or at least I can feel heat. My question is, since I know little about microwaves other than usuing them, is this microwave still safe to use? (My guess it isn't, but thought I'd ask) It's an older one given to me by my cousin. Thanks.

Topic by LisaAC   |  last reply


A Man's Meal for Sunday night.

A perfectly mixed sunday night dinner reading engadget.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge

So you have nothing to mash up and you don't have a big project for the laser cutter contest? Never fear, the speed contest is back! You have three weeks to enter the Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge! Make some delicious food, do something creative with the remnants, or show us something else creative and cool.Go go go!

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


what will happen if i dont prime......

What will happen if i don't prime the pvc and instead use only pvc cement. it will be used for an air gun so will it be dangerous?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Look at my instructible

Make money online

Topic by flintboy292   |  last reply


Fake It Results?

Just curious, are the Fake It Don't Make It Contest Results up yet? If they are, anyone have a link, if not, does anyone have an idea when they will be? Thanks!

Topic by Brennn10   |  last reply


help

This thing is broken i cant publish any help needed thanks

Topic by fishcatcher   |  last reply


Watermelons and electricity

AHA Gotcha

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Popcorn...On The Cob?!

I've heard of a way to make popcorn on the cob. I just want to know if what I heard is possible, or if you need a special type of corn or not. Ok, here it is: Freeze a cob of corn for one hour and thirty minutes. Cut off the leafy end Put the cob of corn into the microwave for seven minutes. At three minutes it should start popping. I think it says any cob of corn will do, but I'm not so shure.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


Welcome

Welcome all to the Beer Bong Appreciation GroupHere i plan to gather as many people as people to build many different types of Beer Bongs, from the small tiny pocket size beer bongs to the massive industrial sizes.I also plan to start collaborations Instructables to get more people involved in the processSo feel free to introduce yourself and make yourself right at homeAnd remember, drink responsibility

Topic by Oily Seldon