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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.


Dec
15
comment Cracking open a pistachio
it does take practice, i admit. if a small screwdriver works better, i say go for it! i'm glad it's been of help. : )
Dec
11
answered Cracking open a pistachio
Dec
9
answered Le Creuset vs. Lodge Enamel
Dec
7
answered How do I keep the rice cooker from boiling over?
Dec
6
answered Better ways to drain tofu in a hurry?
Nov
19
comment What do I do with all this cheese?
freezing it is my suggestion, too -- the texture might change a little, but it will certainly still melt just fine when thawed.
Nov
12
comment How can I enhance fudge's “fudginess” and flavour?
i love all justkt's ideas (well, except the bacon one... i just don't get the bacon fascination, to be honest...) and i'll add one more to the list that i don't see: some instant coffee/espresso. it doesn't take much, just a half teaspoon or so, say, but it really adds depth.
Nov
8
comment Gummy residue from baking spray/oil
not sure if it will work or not, but perhaps a soak overnight in a mild acid solution (like vinegar or lemon juice) would help.
Oct
24
awarded  Commentator
Oct
24
comment How can I make McDonald's type French Fries
i agree - kenji not only tells you how to do it, he reverse-engineered WHY they are so singularly good, and explains it so it makes perfect sense.
Oct
19
comment how to curb the smell of fish?
i believe they are all the same -- it's the way they work that's really key. i haven't tried any others, but i can't see why they would work any better (or worse).
Oct
19
answered how to curb the smell of fish?
Sep
27
answered Removing turmeric colour from mortar and pestle
Sep
17
answered Better Scrambled Eggs
Sep
14
answered Camping with tofu
Aug
29
comment What seasonings give ranch dressing its distinctive flavor?
actually, that may be the entire recipe for a good ranch dressing right there! :) i think it's all about the buttermilk and dill for sure.
Aug
27
comment What are the benefits of using a dedicated rice cooker, rather than just cooking rice in a pot?
another +1 for mentioning Zojirushi. they are magic, i swear. they also are good for steaming veggies, and i have heard you can use them for beans, but i have never tried.
Aug
25
revised Using ostrich and emu eggs
improved clarity; fixed typos and word tenses.
Aug
25
answered Artificial Wood Chips/Smoke for smoking meat
Aug
25
answered Using ostrich and emu eggs