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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 36
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I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son.


Sep
17
comment How to veganize and improve this cake recipe?
Potato flour would seem to be pretty dry, can you explain how it works, and how much I should add? Do I need to take something else out?
Dec
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Oct
17
comment Oil/Fat substitutes in bread
The margarine is very soft already coming out of the fridge. You could easily spread it on bread without tearing the bread even if the bread was very soft. I think what happens is a bit of margarine gets stuck to the side of the machine and clings there without getting incorporated by the paddles, which are on the bottom of the machine. It doesn't happen every time but it does happen often.
Oct
17
asked Oil/Fat substitutes in bread
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24
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Jun
30
comment Is salt caking really a big problem, or are anti-caking agents just cheaper than salt?
+1 for shocks while petting the cat. Happens to me with my mom's dog too.
Jan
19
answered How do I cook for just one person? any good cookbooks?
Jan
6
comment How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard?
I have a "brown sugar keeper" and it works flawlessly. I just keep it in the brown sugar jar all the time and moisten it if the sugar's getting a bit hard. Frankly I think it's worth the cost if this happens to you a lot as it's extremely convenient and not very expensive.
Dec
23
comment What are some good tips or techniques for using a carbon steel wok on electric coil range?
@bikeboy389: Well, "authentic" is pretty subjective. And people have to make do with the tools they have, sometimes. But he's lived in Canada for 40 years and used this stove for 30 and he still manages to make Chinese food. The wok is almost the only "pot" he uses.
Dec
22
answered What are some good tips or techniques for using a carbon steel wok on electric coil range?
Dec
20
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Dec
20
comment What research is there on tea preparation?
I can't believe I wasn't following this process, and still managed to make tea! I'll have to get a white porcelain or glazed pot with a partly serrated edge....
Dec
16
comment How to get cheap cookie cutters?
If you're going to make circles, you could just roll the dough into a tube shape and slice off some circles.
Dec
16
answered What's causing the metallic aftertaste in my Nutraloaf?