Dear Heloise: My wife poached eggs for breakfast the other day. After scraping as much of the egg skin that was willing to leave the stainless- steel pan, I filled it with soapy water to soak overnight. The next morning, I scraped it out with the steel flipper and plastic scouring pad until it looked clean. I rinsed it and set it upside down in the dry rack. Once it was dry, I still saw and felt patches of scorched-on egg in the pan. Further scouring had little effect on this.
Millions celebrate February 14 by giving flowers, candy, and cards to express romantic love. And some buy presents for their spouses, too.
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The Texas Education Agency’s annual report was released last week. It indicates per-student funding in the 2021-2022 school year averaged $14,928 per student, up 42% since 2011. However, state funding has only risen slightly in the past decade, while local funding has increased substantially.
Dear Heloise: I keep hearing that there is a global food shortage affecting over 238 million people around the world. What is causing this, and is there anything we can do to help people who are experiencing food shortages? -- Lorraine Y., Scranton, Pennsylvania Lorraine, there are about three main factors that contribue to food shortages: -- Conflict: This is the main reason for food insecurity. It disrupts food sources from reaching their intended market and cuts into income, which all lead to higher food prices. It is also considered a weapon of war when food is cut off. A starving population will, in time, surrender.