We have a pretty great mix of advice this week that includes politics, spooky seasonal events, and cheese. First up, how to talk to friends who don’t want to vote, then how to make your own ricotta, what to do with tofu, and some fun events about monsters, scarecrows and other scary fall fare.
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You can make your own ricotta. Really. It’s not complicated, and you you won’t believe how tasty the fresh stuff can be. You don’t need any fancy equipment, just a thermometer, a slotted spoon and some cheesecloth if you’ve got it (though paper towels work in a pinch. Jamila Robinson has an easy step-by-step guide to DIY cheese.
What do you do if a friend of yours tells you they’re not going to vote? Elizabeth Wellington says there are more productive things to do than to hit that ‘unfriend’ button. With a lot at stake in November, here are some ways to talk to your apolitical or apathetic friends, and not have that conversation feel like you’re banging your head against a wall.
More useful advice in Elizabeth’s full story.
Tofu is having a moment. Sales have jumped both locally and across the country. And it makes sense: Tofu is a cheap and versatile source of protein. But if you’re no bean curd expert, Grace Dickinson breaks down what the different types are best for.
More tofu types and what to do with them in Grace’s full piece.
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Here are some of the spookiest ways to keep busy this week, from our weekly events calendar: