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Syneresis is likely the culprit here: the extraction or expulsion of a liquid from a gel, as when serum drains from a contracting clot of blood. Another example of syneresis is the collection of whey on the surface of yogurt. Syneresis can also be observed when the amount of diluent in a swollen polymer exceeds the solubility limit as the temperature ...
After you boil macaroni, drain. Do not rinse. Leave in colander for at least an hour to cool while periodically stirring. It will become tacky. This will eliminate your problem.
The whole springonion can be used, except for the roots. The white parts are usually stronger in flavor, but have a more tender texture. The green parts have a more subdued flavor, but are a bit crisper. In older springonions the tip of the green part can become either limp, or dry and bitter, but the rest will usually still be usable.
Roasting and pan-frying provide the most intense chicken flavor and make the tastiest chicken salad. Both have the added advantage of some browned scrapings to add to the savory flavor of the salad.
The whole onion can be used, but I like the "spring" taste in the greens, so I use three parts finely-cut greens to one part whites.
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