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I grew up with Nintendo and Game Boy, and now I'm a big fan of iOS games. I play Sims Freeplay, Pocket Planes, Tiny Tower (original and Vegas) and Sim City BuildIt.


Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed Why is there a watery run-off after cooking my bolognese?
Oct
1
comment How can I get my bread to be more fluffy and less dense?
What temperature do you usually bake at, then?
Oct
1
awarded  Custodian
Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed How can I tell when chicken thighs are sufficiently cooked to eat?
Oct
1
comment Does soaking almonds have the same effect as blanching and removing the skins when making almond milk?
Thanks! I'm definitely going to give this a try once I'm settled into my new apartment.
Sep
27
comment Can grocery store chocolate be used as chocolate coating?
Have you looked at ganache recipes? Usually calls for chocolate and some sort of thing like cream or I use coconut cream as a vegan alternative.
Sep
26
comment What are some good reasons for why people make homemade pasta?
@Jefromi, thx, I elaborated a bit.
Sep
26
revised What are some good reasons for why people make homemade pasta?
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Sep
26
answered What are some good reasons for why people make homemade pasta?
Sep
24
revised For equal volumes water and sugar, what is the ratio of separated volume vs. combined?
The ratio of equal amounts of sugar and water is 1:1, the poster is actually asking about volume it seems
Sep
24
suggested approved edit on For equal volumes water and sugar, what is the ratio of separated volume vs. combined?
Sep
24
comment For equal volumes water and sugar, what is the ratio of separated volume vs. combined?
This question as stated in the title is confusing, because the answer of "what ratio" is 1 to 1.
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
19
comment How do I know if a given pickle recipe is meant for long-term storage?
Tattler lids and wreck jars are the only 2 technologies I know of that are ok to reuse for long term storage. I think the tattler lids indent but its not as obvious as with the ball lids.
Sep
19
answered Tuna Alternatives
Sep
19
comment Why is my green tea brown?
Could be the restaurant uses matcha? That stuff is super green.
Sep
19
comment How do I know if a given pickle recipe is meant for long-term storage?
Assuming that standard metallic ball lids are used, yes. The best way to test for a proper seal is trying to pry open the lid with your fingers (obviously not using too much pressure or you'll open it), and if it's tight, it's a good seal. There are other lids that don't necessarily indent such as Tattler lids and Weck jars.
Sep
19
comment How do I know if a given pickle recipe is meant for long-term storage?
I think the only huge difference I see when I make a recipe for fridge pickles and can it (assuming acid levels are high enough) is that in the case of peppers or cukes, they're not always as crunchy after the hot water bath and storage. However I've seen a lot of ways to combat this, I just haven't tried them myself.
Sep
19
comment How do I know if a given pickle recipe is meant for long-term storage?
Inverting jars is not generally accepted as a safe technique for sealing jars. It doesn't sterilize them as a hot water bath would. The water bath isn't just for sealing the jars!!!
Sep
19
answered How do I know if a given pickle recipe is meant for long-term storage?