What can I do with blackstrap molasses?
Q: I bought a bottle of blackstrap molasses for a reason I no longer remember and have used about two tablespoons of it. What, in general, is it good for, and how long is it good? A: It’s delicious drizzled on pineapple with a bit of lime zest sprinkled on top (trust me), and you can also make a refreshing drink by combining a tablespoon each molasses and either fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, then diluting with water (regular or sparkling).
Cookbook author Julia Turshen
Q: Does margarine contain animal fat? Many prepared foods, such as puff pastry, declare “margarine” among their ingredients but do not say whether it’s animal or vegetable fat. I am entertaining vegan friends and would like to use pastry in some part of the meal. A: Margarine hasn’t been made from animal fat since, oh, the 1800s. But that doesn’t mean it’s all vegan: most are made from vegetable oil, water, stabilizers, but some include trace amounts of whey or lactose, which are dairy products.