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I'm a scientist, and in my free time I enjoy cooking, photography, ice skating, running, traveling, writing iPad apps, and other various hobbies.

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Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed How long can you keep chocolate, and what is the best way to store it?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed How can I replicate authentic German potato dumplings?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed How does “Brownulated” light brown sugar compare with regular light brown sugar?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Does paneer have to be cooked?
Oct
10
reviewed Reviewed Butter substitute for 1 cup of butter for baking
Oct
9
comment What is the best way to chip your butter when making biscuits?
Having no dishwasher, I find removing blockages easier than washing out a food processor by hand. But I do agree that otherwise it is quick.
Oct
9
revised What is the best way to chip your butter when making biscuits?
fixing question title
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed How do I make dried blueberries?
Oct
9
suggested suggested edit on What is the best way to chip your butter when making biscuits?
Oct
9
answered What is the best way to chip your butter when making biscuits?
Oct
9
comment What is a economic way to store/buy ingredient for salad
Exactly what kind of salad are you going for here? Pasta salad, bean salad, lettuce salad....?
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Did 150 °C (300 °F) ruin my cream sauce, or is it just overcooked, or fine?
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed The best way to clean a French Press coffee maker
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed How to bake without an oven?
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Buckwheat flour. Can it be used for pizza dough, and what other uses/properties does it have?
Oct
8
comment Is there an alternative and less toxic way to clean an oven than using oven spray?
@Aaronut, wow, thanks for that info. I've seen a lot of homemade cleaning blogs suggest mixing them and have always done so. I guess I'll start using them separately!
Oct
8
comment Is there an alternative and less toxic way to clean an oven than using oven spray?
@Aaronut, that is a good point. I don't allow animal products in my kitchen, and usually use a mix of Dr. Bronner's soap and vinegar as an actual cleaning fluid.
Oct
8
comment Is there an alternative and less toxic way to clean an oven than using oven spray?
Never underestimate the power of baking soda. It's amazing how much stuff you can clean with it. To add to this comment, I'd say make a baking soda paste (just add with some water) to work in with the sponge. It's a great abrasive.
Oct
8
reviewed Reviewed How can I replicate authentic German potato dumplings?
Oct
8
reviewed Reviewed Can you extend the life of frying oil with lettuce?