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My daughter has recently decided not to eat meat. I have started purchasing tofu -- but don't always use it by the expiration date on the package. Tofu is sealed in liquid. Is it safe for a little while after the date stamped on the package?  

While walking along several beaches near Yachats two weeks ago, we noticed a dried matter deposited at the wave line. It was dried, beige in color, airy looking and feeling. Can you inform me as to what this was?

I want to use raw egg yolk in frosting. Is this safe? Wouldn't the finished product have to be stored in the refrigerator?

What do you recommend for removing moss from roof composite shingles in the least toxic way? I have disconnected all downspouts and storm water from roof now flows into rain gardens planted with NW natives; rushes, sedges, Oregon Grape, ferns, Ocean Spray, Mockorange, Monkey Flower, etc....

A friend has a true Gluten allergy, and can become very ill from it. She is wondering if it is ok to cook her Gluten free stuffing in the same oven as my bread stuffing?

I have heard in the past that Oregon State has a seed bank, which is capable of reserving a source for native genetic material apart from GMO crops. Is Oregon State going to also preserve the genetic material of the native Salmon, so that if the GMO Salmon does contaminate the native runs,...

My son butchered a turkey at a friends house on Saturday. Several turkeys were being butchered. My daughter-in-law went and brought some of her concerns to me this afternoon. I have no knowledge about how to safely butcher a turkey, so maybe how it was done is safe; but I have concerns as...

I sent in a picture awhile ago, and you said it was a woodpecker, sapsucker variety. Now it seems there are flying insects, flies and small bees or wasps at the tree all the time, also have seen the woodpecker several times. Seems like they are ruining or killing the tree, what can we do to...

Why are our walnuts so small this year?

I have a Monkey Puzzle tree that's 20+ft. and should be at least 40 years old. The lower limbs have been drying out and turning brown. Nothing unusual this year as in years past, have not disturbed it.