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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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Feb
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reviewed Excellent What is the difference between Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Eggnog to Spirit ratio?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory what happens when you whisk sugar with oil?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Pros and Cons of cream whippers?
Feb
2
reviewed Needs Improvement Storage of chocolates/candies in process (i.e. prior to cutting, dipping, etc)?
Feb
2
awarded  Custodian
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory How to prevent burning when frying bread?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Preventing heavy top layer of cake from crushing cream layer
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Steam “nature” of cappuccino steamers
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent How can I grind coffee without a coffee grinder?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Cooking polenta until it 'comes away from the sides of the pan'?
Feb
2
reviewed Reviewed What determines the 'saltiness' of salt?
Feb
2
comment What type of rum to use when making vanilla extract?
What is the purpose of adding the sugar? I don't want an infused liqueur as much as I want a vanilla extract.
Feb
2
comment How to eliminate rubbery texture in pan fried veggie burgers made with vital wheat gluten
@JasonTrue I would be happy to leave out the gluten entirely if the burgers would still hold together. I don't get a rubbery taste when I make seitan with VWG, but it is cooked entirely different (steamed, baked or boiled).
Feb
2
asked What type of rum to use when making vanilla extract?
Feb
2
asked How to eliminate rubbery texture in pan fried veggie burgers made with vital wheat gluten
Feb
2
asked Can I cook two types of dried beans simultaneously?
Jan
31
reviewed Reviewed How much does a cup of Nutella weigh?
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed How hot is your oven?
Jan
28
reviewed Reviewed Hot chocolate and cheese (Colombian Special)