By Michelle Stark Tampa Bay Times Fri., Oct. 5, 2018 A couple of hours into my first time hosting a full-fledged family Thanksgiving, I completely lost it. Elbows deep in the oven, I was trying to rescue a sheet pan that had fallen off the back of the rack and threatened to ruin the entire meal. There was cursing, and burned knuckles, and one or two scorched dinner rolls. My guests looked on in horror. A handful of years later, and many dinners since, I’ve slowly mastered the art of gathering loved ones in your home for a meal. And it is an art, a study in patience and chilling out, a lesson in making sure everything isn’t ice cold by the time it hits the table and also in restraint. A love for hosting often begins with a love for cooking, but you don’t need to make Julia Child’s beef bourguignon for everyone who walks through your front door. There are things you can do every time to make the experience a good one for all involved. With the … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving dinner hosting: the 7-tip crash course
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After viewing Blackfish, a documentary about the mistreatment of animals at SeaWorld, Jeffrey Miller’s daughter, Hannah, became concerned that eating meat was murder. Last year, she decided to become a vegetarian.“Our 14-year-old has completely bailed on meat of her own accord, so we’ve had to do some manoeuvring,” Miller said of his daughter, who is the lone vegetarian in a household where both parents and her 16-year-old sister, Emma, happily consume chicken, pork and turkey. He noted that in their town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the middle of the pork and beef belt, many of her friends view her vegetarian status as “weird.”But the family has willingly accommodated her new dietary restrictions. Miller and his wife, Barb, often prepare rice, bean and pasta dishes for her, sometimes adding in meat for the rest of the family. They’ve also discovered items they all enjoy, like spicy black bean burgers. “It’s broadened our horizons … [Read more...] about What do you do when your child decides to become a vegetarian?
caption My dog Nubs tears into a shipment from his new pet-food supplier, The Farmer’s Dog. source Melia Robinson/Business Insider The Farmer’s Dog is a personalized meal delivery service that’s most easily described as “Blue Apron for dogs.” Tech investors are throwing money at the Brooklyn startup, which has raised a total of $11 million from Shasta Ventures, SV Angel, and others. They believe it’s the future of dog food. After feeding my dog The Farmer’s Dog food for almost two months, I can see why. My dog Nubs loves it. I wouldn’t call my dog Nubs a picky eater. He eats the gross stuff we pick from his eyes, pens, cardboard, mulch, and any morsel of human food that falls off the table. He is, after all, a growing boy. But Nubs doesn’t like kibble. When I call him for breakfast, he sniffs around his bowl, filled with brown balls of pulverized beef and grains, and leaves it untouched. For a while, I … [Read more...] about This startup says dog chow that’s good enough for humans to eat is the future of feeding your dog