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I'm a paraprofessional jack of all trades in a small library. Small Library is part of a Regional Consortium. I am the YA librarian, tech librarian (computers, not cataloging--though I do my share of copy cataloging), general computer go-to person, circ & ref desk staffer, and assistant to the director.

When not wielding the almighty shushing finger, I like to cook & bake, write, read (what librarian doesn't?), hike, run, garden and game (primarily board and card games, though a friend is introducing me to tabletop gaming).

Primarily cooking vegetarian and vegan, I also like to can, pickle & dry (dehydrate) and am hoping to expand my repertoire of food preservation to fermentation.

Science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres, but I do love a good cookbook and entertaining food writing. MFK Fisher is my hero. I totally count comics, graphic novels & the like as reading. Audiobooks count, too. If you know of any food-based comics, share them! I devour them and am always hungry for more. (French Milk by Lucy Knisley, anyone?)

Current board game obsession: Carcassone Current paper book: The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files edited and illustrated by Mark Kurlansky. Current graphic novel: Promethea by Alan Moore Current audiobook: Dodger by Terry Pratchett


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comment How can I make buttermilk?
Minor point of contention: traditional buttermilk (where the cream has been left to sour) would have the acidity. Butter & buttermilk made with sweet cream will not.
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comment How can I make buttermilk?
Good point on the acidity of the homemade buttermilk. This may be an erroneous assumption, but I think that most commercial buttermilk is made with skim or low fat milk, so the fat content shouldn't be as much of an issue.
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revised How can I make buttermilk?
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answered How can I make buttermilk?
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comment Do canned kidney beans contain Toxins?
The FDA in the 2012 edition of the Bad Bug Book says: "Studies done by British scientists suggest that beans should be soaked in water for at least 5 hours, the water poured away, and the beans boiled in fresh water for at least 30 minutes." pg 254 fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodSafety/FoodborneIllness/…
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comment Info about spelt
Not all wheats are grown alike--that is, not all spelt has a higher nutritional content than wheat. Hard red spring wheat has more protein & fiber; Hard white wheat has a slightly better mineral profile. ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/… ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/… ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/…
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answered Non-beet alternatives to standard red food dye
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revised Cleaning oil sprayer pump
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revised Brining chicken wings
clarified title; minor grammatical edit for fragment
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