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My throat gets extremely dry after drinking coffee or tea. It helps if milk is added to it but it still gets dry after washing it down with water.
> coffee and tea contain compounds that make your mouth feel dry. The sensation is called astringency, and when it's major, your mouth actually can feel puckered. In wine and strong tea, it's the tannins that can turn your mouth and throat into the Mojave . In coffee, it's the chlorogenic acid, which is beneficial to your health. Your green tea at sufficient strength probably would be just as drying.
Anyone else like this? There's nothing to drink when hanging out with friends since I don't enjoy alcohol.
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just got back from the grocery store, but i noticed something interesting on my way out.
there was a sign that said "if you are under 18, it is illegal to buy, consume, or attempt to purchase alcohol including beer, wine, etc....." I didn't read the whole thing because i didn't want to stand at the door.
this perplexed me, though, since i thought that it was under 21 in the US? I'm in Ohio and am 20 years old, i'd like to buy some beer sometimes and i don't really want to ask someone to get it for me, but i was still waiting it out a few months until my birthday.
does anyone know the laws of ohio more specifically for legal drinking age? I'm sort of afraid to just plop some beer on the cashier conveyor, figuring they'd probably fine me or something stupid like that for attempted purchase of an alcoholic beverage.
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First time here on /ck/, wanna surprise the family with dinner tonight--I'm thinking of making some simple chicken and white rice.
Any suggestions on what I should season the chicken with, tips on when to tell rice is properly done, and are canned vegetables (peas, carrots, etc.) any good on adding in, or would they be too mushy?
Is it better to dice the chicken first and cook it or to throw the chicken in a skillet and then dice it after it's cooked?
I'm in a rather low-income family, so I can't exactly pull fresh herbs and spices from the ether, so I'm looking to start with the bare minimum and work up to something better.
Sorry to bother, and thanks for any help.
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Hello co/ck/s, I live in a college dorm with a common kitchen. There's four floors between me and the kitchen, and I have to keep my kitchen supplies in the common kitchen. My solution - after having $20 of cookware stolen, and even more used and abused - was to put a padlock on the one cabinet where I keep my things. I went away for the weekend, and when I came back, I came back to a busted cabinet and ~$80 of missing food and broken dishes and pans (most of them aren't shown here).
Now, I'm a laid-back person - but I have my limits. I don't need to tell you that this is one of them.
I need ideas; good ideas. Ways to respect the common room in the same way that they respect the kitchen - which is not at all. There's four things in the room that other people use:
>The vending machines
>The couches (they're shit)
>The TV (it's shit)
What can I do to these things without breaking them that'll fuck with people.
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Hey /ck/. Let's say, hypothetically, I bought some fresh green olives, in a jar of oil, some time ago, and placed them delicately in the back of my fridge. About how long after that day would it be recommended not to eat those olives, and about how long after that day is it absolutely essential that I do not eat those olives?