Cut food waste by shopping less and cooking more

Cut food waste by shopping less and cooking more

Enlist kids, partners and roommates to make use-it-all cooking a fun, creative challenge. At our house, nights when we pull everything out of the fridge for a “buffet” are known as a “repast” or “scavenge,” depending on whether we’re feeling fancy or mischievous. Laura Kumin, my friend and a cookbook author, calls such dinners a “mitzvah More...

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A puppy burned in an Oregon house fire was adopted by a fire chief
By MDN On Monday, April 15th, 2024
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A puppy burned in an Oregon house fire was adopted by a fire chief

Two days after a fire burned a rental home to the ground in Brookings, Ore., Aubrie Krause was at the scene conducting an investigation. She heard a small whimper coming from beneath a trailer near the charred More...

Asparagus mimosa is a French classic and a springtime delight
By MDN On Sunday, April 14th, 2024
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Asparagus mimosa is a French classic and a springtime delight

Come spring, who can’t relate to asparagus? It hibernates all winter — the “crown” and its roots lurking underground — and only when the soil warms and the light changes does it send shoots upward More...

Miss Manners: Restaurant patron’s sagging pants offended me
By MDN On Sunday, April 14th, 2024
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Miss Manners: Restaurant patron’s sagging pants offended me

Dear Miss Manners: At a restaurant, I was attempting to enjoy a meal with friends while taking in the beautiful ocean view. When I glanced to my right, I saw that the guy at the table next to us was wearing More...

Terrance the octopus has dozens of babies an Oklahoma family now cares for
By MDN On Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Terrance the octopus has dozens of babies an Oklahoma family now cares for

Cameron Clifford had finally given in to his son’s pleas and bought him a pet octopus. After several weeks, he was getting the hang of caring for their new tentacled pet — then he discovered what looked More...

David Chang and Momofuku will stop enforcing ‘chile crunch’ trademark
By MDN On Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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David Chang and Momofuku will stop enforcing ‘chile crunch’ trademark

After days of public backlash over enforcing their trademark for “chile crunch,” a term widely viewed as generic among producers of the Asian condiment, celebrity chef David Chang and his Momofuku company More...

How to remove red clay stains from concrete and clothing
By MDN On Friday, April 12th, 2024
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How to remove red clay stains from concrete and clothing

Q: We live in a new community where houses are still going up and red clay is on all the streets. During last winter’s storms, we tracked snow mixed with the clay onto our concrete garage floor. Where snow More...

A  American cabernet sauvignon marries quality with affordability
By MDN On Friday, April 12th, 2024
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A $10 American cabernet sauvignon marries quality with affordability

From a venerable California label that helped pioneer organic viticulture in this country, we have a budget-friendly cabernet sauvignon leading this week’s recommendations. We follow with two more reds — More...

Ask Sahaj: I want to move out. My parents might guilt me into staying.
By MDN On Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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Ask Sahaj: I want to move out. My parents might guilt me into staying.

Dear Sahaj: My parents are Mexican immigrants. I’m in college right now staying with them, and I’m almost done with my degree. My concern is that after college I know I eventually want to move out, but More...

Host dreads awkwardness of blind double date. Hax readers give advice.
By MDN On Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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Host dreads awkwardness of blind double date. Hax readers give advice.

We asked readers to channel their inner Carolyn Hax and answer this question. Some of the best responses are below. Dear Carolyn: Soon my husband and I will be getting dinner or drinks with two friends who More...