Once decontaminated, shoppers unload their dozen or so shopping bags and put foodstuffs in their proper places: canned tuna in the pantry, fresh chicken thighs in the refrigerator, and frozen peas in the chest freezer. But how long will all that food last? Is it wise to buy so much food at once? To answer these questions, let us consider label dates and how to interpret them.
This past weekend, sub-zero temperatures settled in after a blizzard dumped about eight inches of snow in our neighborhood. Since escaping to Rio wasn’t really an option, our household turned to the next best thing to chase away the wintry blues: a slow cooker fully of meat, spicy, tomato-y chili. My mother-in-law’s recipe calls forContinue reading “Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety”