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  1. I bought a jar peanut butter today


    "Oh.. there's oil on the top." I thought, as I removed the tinfoil lid. "I'll grab a spoon and whisk it."


    Little did I know how much oil there could be in a single jar of peanut butter. It was excessive. A moment later, my hands where covered in sunflower oil and there was no sign of it even considering to blend together with the nuts.


    "I'll just spread it on my toast and it will be fine". It was not fine, I soon realised after I came back to the kitchen after washing my hands the first time out of three. The jar of peanut butter (wiped clean after an oil spill that would make BP blush) went into my refrigerator. There it will hopefully make it self not a threat to people with allergic contact dermatitis.

    1. Lüt


      More people selling products they never use themselves, or else they wouldn't have that problem.


      Some jars are marked "with room to stir," so look for those first. WFM store brand is good in that regard, but even if I can't get that, what usually works for me is turning the jar upside down, letting it sit on the counter for a few hours until all the peanut butter "sinks" to the top, then putting it in the fridge still upside down for another few hours. When I take it out and flip it right-side up, all the oil is at the bottom, and not as gooey as it normally is at room temperature, so it mixes in to the actual peanut butter from the bottom up.

    2. NeedHealth


      @Lüt While you're here I must ask: is "Causerie" really known in the english-speaking world, or is it wikipedia being hyperbole ?



    3. Lüt


      I've never heard the word until now. It appears my first impression that it was French was accurate, and the rest of the wiki link also appears to be equally accurate.


      I mean, I haven't done a large personal survey of published material to say what proportion of pieces routinely fit the exact description, but given the crossover that the word has with other English words describing similar writing styles, it's not surprising nobody uses it.


      The word seems to be aiming for a level of precision on par with "post-glam neo-folk electro-industrial blackened speed metal," and is likely confined to the literary equivalent of such music enthusiasts. In fact, I took a number of college literature and English and speech courses, and never heard the word even in such a formal setting.


      Basically everybody just calls things articles or columns and describes them as personal story or opinion or humor, possibly going as specific as satire or parody.


      Oh, and one of those literature courses was actually French literature, and included a spring study-abroad in Paris for 10 days.