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Is the seed of aronia toxic?

Someone said that the seed of aronia is toxic, but a website said that the seed of the chokecherry is toxic, but the chokeberry (aronia) isn't toxic. Who should I believe? Is any part of Aronia toxic?...
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Ratio of liquid/glucomannan/xanthan gum for flan or Walden Farms dip

I'm hoping someone can offer suggestions for what a good ratio of glucomannan and xanthan gum per volume liquid to thicken a flavored liquid(water consistency w/o thickeners) into a result that has a ...
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Red Copper Cookware

Just bought a new stove with glasstop. I have a Red Copper (ceramic copper infused cookware) and not sure if it is recommended for the glass top. I read that ceramic cookware not recommended and ...
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I ruined my dumplings in the crock pot

I made chicken and gravy in the crock pot. Later on I decided to add dumplings., for the next night. It wasn't hot, I figured it would soak up all the juices for cooking in the morning. Needless to ...
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Healthy unprocessed travel meals [on hold]

I'm traveling and need no-sugar or low-sugar foods (no grains) that I can make and carry around in my backpack for an entire day without going bad. What are some go-to foods? Would scrambled eggs be ...
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Cooking frozen chicken passed its expiry date [duplicate]

I have some Piri Piri chicken which I bought and froze prior to the Nov 2015 expiration date that I fully defrosted last week and cooked last night (June 23rd 2016). Is this safe to eat?
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Curing pork belly for bacon - how much juice should come out?

So I am curing some bacon - my third batch using small 1.5kg pieces of pork belly. The method is simple: cut skin off, rub in salt and a little brown sugar, put in a ziplock bag in the fridge and flip ...
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How to prevent chicken from having a chalky texture?

Even after brining, filleting and cooking to perfect temperature (68 to 71 c) my chicken texture (whole and breast) sometimes comes chalky. Mind you, the chicken can still be juicy while being chalky. ...
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what is the ingredient that makes my takeout lo mein smoky tasting?

Have a great place for Chinese takeout. Love their Lo Mein. It has a great smoky taste. Alas when reheating left overs, the smoky taste is gone. Would like to replace/add to the Lo Mein, but not ...
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How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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How do I use a Convection Microwave Oven Hybrid?

I just moved to a small studio apartment, and it has a convection microwave/oven. The top half has a metal rack like you would find in an oven, while the bottom has a round glass rotating thing that ...
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Salad packaged with raw meat: is it safe?

Sometimes I see in supermarkets (in Italy) packages in which rocket salad is sold together with raw beef, like in this picture: This is clearly meant to be prepared in the form of tagliata con ...
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Is there a way to distinguish decaf from normal coffee? [migrated]

During a move I forgot which jar of ground coffee is decaf - usually I refer them by place they had. Is there any test I can perform at home to find out which jar is which type of coffee?
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86 views

Microwave more than one container at a time

If package says to microwave 7 minutes for one container, how long for three? I want to cook all three packages at one time but it doesn't give me multiple microwaving times. Microwave shouldn't be ...
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998 views

Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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What do the numbers on my deep fryer dial mean?

I'm very new to cooking. I bought a second-hand deep fryer, without a user manual. The dial has these numbers on it: What do the numbers mean? Do they refer to wattage, or temperature (degrees C/F?)...
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Can we survive on eating a jar of peanut butter a day? [on hold]

Does anyone know what nutrients will be in deficit assuming one only consumes a jar of peanut butter, drinks water sufficiently? (please list those and explain what will happen in the long term and ...
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Can unsweetened almond milk be used for the same things as regular milk?

Yesterday, I bought a bottle of almond milk from the store across the street. Normally I get lactose-free milk for my wife's sensitive stomach, and today I tried the almond milk in my cereal...it ...
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I prepare a fried rice for a lunch it get spoiled why [on hold]

I make a fried rice for a lunch it get spoiled why
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76 views

Are there particular palate cleansers for particular foods?

Whilst buying perfume for my wife, the assistant kept offering us a glass of coffee beans to 'cleanse our olfactory palate' in between smelling fragrances. I had heard of 'palate cleansing' before, ...
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Leftover suntea and what to use next? [on hold]

When the sun tea become old, and what will it be using next? for example, pour in specific plant? rub foot? instead of throwing in sink.
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What makes pink salt pink? [duplicate]

What are some of the names of chemical compounds (minerals our what not) which make the healthy (sandless) pink salt pink?
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1answer
68 views

What temperature, in degrees, should I set my slow cooker to for a 5-pound pork shoulder?

I'm making pulled pork with a 5-pound pork shoulder in my slow cooker. My cooker has a temperature control that ranges from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope to have it done in 6 to 8 hours. What ...
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Commercial yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in a sourdough culture

I would like to know a good reason for adding commercial yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to a sourdough culture and would it survive?
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What can I do with red bean purée? [on hold]

I bought a large can of what I thought was red beans, but it was really a can of red bean purée. And I didn't find this out until I'd already opened it (so I can't return it). Anyway, I don't want ...
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1answer
48 views

How to save failed pie crust dough (warm butter)?

OK, I've accidentally used warm butter in a common pie crust recipe (250 g flour + 205 g butter + salt + cold water). The dough formed before I could even add some water at it does not look like the ...
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can I freeze jalapeno peppers then use them for pepper jelly when my green peppers comne in?

My jalapeno peppers plants are loaded, but my green peppers aren't ready to pick yet. Can I freeze the jalapeno peppers then thaw them out to make pepper jelly?
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Cooking pot with lid for saving gas but that doesn't overflow?

I care about gas saving and for that I want to cook with the lid covering the pot. This allows me to reduce the fire power of the stove top (then using less gas). I need to cook foods in cooking pots ...
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41 views

Sweet Potatoes going black when peeled

When I peel sweet potatoes for a meal, why do some go black? I peel them about 1 hour or half an hour before I cook them
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1answer
58 views

How to thicken slow cooker recipe sauce

I made a slow cooker balsamic chicken recipe that has a lot of liquid from 2 cans of diced tomatoes with their juice. The recipe says the juice is needed to keep the chicken from drying out. But the ...
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1answer
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why (Calif.) apricot & peach jam will not set?

For years, both my mother's and my own apricot and peach jams would never set up. The pectin package warned us that it might take up to 2 weeks to set (WHY??), and we always waited and checked, but it ...
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1answer
84 views

Which bread keeps the longest?

I want to buy the type of bread which last longest. It should be toastable, so no zwieback and other dry types. Which is the best bread for this purpose? Is the standard toast slices or loaf of bread ...
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1answer
140 views

Is it possible to fry breaded or flour covered chicken with only butter?

I understand that I would be using a lot of butter, but my only concern would be burning the milk solids. So would clarifying the butter be key? Would it take better than using oil?
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How can I reduce the salt in oversalted potatoes?

Let's just say I was experimenting, and now I have a pan full of diced carrots and potatoes that have been boiled and way, way over-brined. They taste like... salt. It's very bad.
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Is it possible to bake bread or the like using a stovetop tagine?

I have a Moroccan style tagine, and I usually use it on the stovetop. The recipes or guidelines I have found for baking bread in a tagine usually depend on using it in an oven - something that is ...
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How long are hard boiled eggs safe to eat after peeled bagged & put in fridge? [duplicate]

On 6/7/16 I hard boiled 6 lg. Eggs, peeled them, bagged them, and placed them in fridge. How long are they safe to eat?
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Baking toad in the hole [on hold]

I have tried to cook toad in the hole, and bite size sausage rolls, however the pastry never goes crispy or browns off in my electric cooker, though i follow cooking guides on the packet.
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1answer
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Does it matter if I add cornstarch to my sauce instead of pasta water?

Since it is starch in hot water in both cases, I wonder why starchy pasta water is so prized over adding (trigger warning for Italians) warm water and cornstarch when tossing pasta.
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Can a gas broiler be mounted directly under a gas cooktop?

I am planning a home kitchen remodel with a gas cooktop and electric wall ovens. Can I get a gas broiler mounted under the cooktop or both functions in a single appliance... and what might that cost.
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1answer
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Milk in fermented bread dough

I would like to ask if the role of milk in bread dough fermentation, is to increase the population of microorganisms similarly present in sourdough bread? If so, can it be said that this kind of bread ...
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Re-Heat meringues after having them in the fridge for a long time?

Three weeks ago I tried to make meringues. Unfortunately I left them in the oven for too short, and thus they were quite soft. Thus I put them in the fridge. Now I took them out again, and noticed ...
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How to conserve eatables in humid and moist environment?

I am living in very moisture and humid environment. The eatbles I bought like rusk(made of wheat and vegetable oil), capture moisture within a day and then become unfit to eat. What should I do so ...
3
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2answers
71 views

When using puff pastry in the base of a savoury pie, do you need to blind bake it?

I am making a chicken pie. I've made it before with just a pastry shell on top but I'd like to line the dish with pastry this time. Will I need to blind bake the base of my pastry first? Is it then ...
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Why are mushrooms safe for everyone to touch at the supermarket?

Food safety laws generally apply to most food you can touch with your hands at supermarkets - such as loose leaf spinach, bread rolls in the bakery, and anything at the deli. When handling these foods,...
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Under-watered bread dough: specific effect?

I would like to ask what would be the difference between a bread dough that had a sufficient water component, vs a bread dough that wasn't sufficiently moisturized, in terms of the end result baked ...
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1answer
83 views

What are yellow sushi radishes called?

I'm considering growing some sushi radishes, but what are they called, because I'm considering growing some this summer after ordering them from a seed catalog.
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1answer
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Why blanch handcut fries?

I work at a restaurant. Im a potential management candidate. One of my first projects is researching hand cut fries in an effort to transition from pre-cut fries to making our fries in house. I guess ...
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Tiny black bugs in red spices?

About 9 months ago, I found little black bugs in my Hungarian hot paprika as I ran low. The spice had gone from dry and powdery to moist and crumbly. I chalked it up to the dense larvae being in the ...

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