item #1: the person(s) who observed that traffic will decrease in a month or two are probably right on. Meanwhile, you're doing the right thing to try and keep up with demand. Good luck.
item #2: Great fun with food. Like your slant.
item #3: recipe presentation in tables ---> great idea. Many many moons ago, like 50 years, my mother bought a copy of "Joy of Cooking" (copyright and trademark i'm sure). That version also used an original method of handling recipes and ingredients that I loved. Ingredients were introduced as BOLD text in the directions, not listed first. Lovely methodology by me. I could quickly write a list if needed, but the sense of the workflow was maintained. Your table presentation is equally unique and interesting.
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