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Just someone who likes to cook. I enjoy experimenting with canning and bread making, and trying all kinds of (vegetarian) cuisine. Currently into learning cheese making.


Jan
11
comment Unroasted coffee beans in the pantry, several years old: roast, toss, or other use?
Which kind of beans are they, any idea? Some beans, like Sumatra, can be even better with age, but I don't know if even those would be good after sitting for that length of time. It wouldn't hurt to roast up a batch and try them, would it?
Dec
19
comment How to clean stains from inside of vacuum flask?
I actually have been using just the bottled kind, but I'm sure fresh would be even better.
Dec
19
comment How to clean stains from inside of vacuum flask?
This reminds me: I've been using a hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice mix (1 part of each with 6 parts water) as a non-chlorine bleach/whitener for my laundry, which seems to work well enough. So maybe a lemon juice/peroxide/boiling water mix would work here, too.
Dec
18
revised How to clean stains from inside of vacuum flask?
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Dec
18
comment How to clean stains from inside of vacuum flask?
Maybe there's a local equivalent, under a different name? This page suggests a (liquid) product called Preen Oxyaction: answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071218113902AA6rLV9 -- not sure of the ratio of a liquid product to water, so you may have to experiment. I buy a powder version.
Dec
18
answered How to clean stains from inside of vacuum flask?
Dec
7
comment What is size 2 pasta?
Would this maybe help? cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/4815/…
Nov
1
comment Substitute for Kirsch in Leckerli (Basel Lackerli) cookies?
The question is a substitute for kirsch that his local store may have. Luxardo fits the bill.
Oct
29
answered Substitute for Kirsch in Leckerli (Basel Lackerli) cookies?
Oct
24
comment Is there some trick to vacuum sealing broccoli?
Running them through your salad spinner is a great idea, I think!
Oct
24
answered Is there some trick to vacuum sealing broccoli?
Oct
14
answered Why do my Eisenhower Cookies turn out flat?
Oct
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
11
answered Is there a way to safely can pesto sauce?
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
answered Is it possible to make soymilk without a “beany” taste?
Jul
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
10
comment Does an avocado seed help guacamole stay green?
fascinating. thank you for the follow-up, Flimzy!
Jun
21
comment Does an avocado seed help guacamole stay green?
@Jefromi -- well, please check out the Serious Eats article I linked. Kenji found that citrus didn't noticeably deter browning on his guacamole. In fact, he found that in some cases, it actually seemed to speed up the browning. You could also just press plastic wrap along the top of your guac, and smooth out any bubbles, to achieve the "no air" environment, too. No submersing is necessary.
Jun
21
comment Does an avocado seed help guacamole stay green?
Ray's answer is right. My source for this one is the Serious Eats blog, and their resident food scientist Kenji Lopez (scroll down to "On Browning" and go from there: seriouseats.com/2012/01/…