Archives: February 2013

Debating ’shrooms

Q. My wife says you aren’t supposed to wash mushrooms with water, but wipe off the dirt with a brush or towel. I don’t think they get clean without a good rinse. Who is right? — Javier, Appleton A. It’s really uncomfortable for me to get in the middle of a debate between a husband and READ MORE

The Stock Market

Q. How do you make a homemade stock? —Michelle, Menasha A. According to cookbook author Sarah Labensky, a stock is “a clear, unthickened liquid flavored by soluble substances extracted from meat, poultry or fish and their bones as well as from a ‘mirepoix’ (carrots, onions & celery), other vegetables and seasonings.” In other words, a READ MORE