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I'm always a little baffled when people say that it's cheaper to eat unhealthy, processed foods than it is to eat more nutritious foods.   I've been unemployed and seriously broke more than once in my life. I had to get by on food stamps for a time.  Right now I'm working at two jobs and still making half of what I made in the mid-90s. I'm not exactly poor but my budget is tight. Yes, you can probably buy more "calories" per dollar if you are buying processed foods but...
Haven't had McDonald's since the 1970s. Can't stand the smell when I pass one. I don't remember eating at a BK probably since the 1960s and know I never ate at Wendy's. There used to be a KFC in the parking lot of the neighborhood grocery store and that smell nauseated me as well. I was very thankful when it closed and was replaced by a totally unnecessary bank. Not exactly fast food but I can't stand the smell of Dunkin' Donuts, either.   I agree that Chipotle is pretty...
I think a dedicated no-knead thread is a great idea. I've yet to attempt one.
This is what Sandor Katz--the author of what are the two best fermentation books out there has to say about making sour kraut:   http://www.wildfermentation.com/category/sauerkrautrecipes/   As long as you keep the fermenting kraut completely under the brine, according to him a cloth cover to keep insects and dust out of the crock is fine.
Here are a few books on flavor combining that might help:   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=karen+page&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Akaren+page   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=flavor+thesaurus&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Aflavor+thesaurus
Another movie all about the joy of cooking and eating is Tampopo. One of many great scenes is this one on the proper way to eat ramen. I'm not so sure this link is going to work.  
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. The dinner that never starts but never ends.
So nice to "see" you K-girl!   Glad you are having a good time!   Thanks for checking in & we hope to see you back someday whenever you have the time.
I don't like to eat sweet stuff in the morning but I would order some kind of quiche or savory strata or bread pudding with vegetables/eggs/cheese.
Thanks Nicko.   If you do hear from her, tell her she is missed.
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