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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.


Feb
28
answered What is chickpea flour used for?
Feb
28
answered What can I add to frozen peas for more flavor?
Feb
25
comment What is the most effective way to extract mint flavor for a Mojito?
my recipe is rather old, and i vouch for it without question. i think potato/potahto in regards to muddling the lime or not - plenty of oils get in either way. as a clarification, i will note that the soda water added at the beginning is just a splash to help mash up the sugar & mint during muddling. by far the most soda is added at the end, as you say. fizz is important!
Feb
25
answered What is the most effective way to extract mint flavor for a Mojito?
Feb
24
comment What are appropriate spices/herbs for spinach?
i agree -- nutmeg and spinach together is FANTASTIC, but just a bit goes a long way. add a bit of gruyére cheese and you have something really special...
Feb
24
comment home-made smoker
you're welcome, @boxed-dinners! careful, though... it's a dangerously fun site. if you're anything like me, soon you will have more projects than you know what to do with. : )
Feb
20
comment Ball Canning Jars: Use them over and over?
exactly this. i will also add that you can reuse the jars and the rings (the part that screw down) over and over, but you should always feel the rims of the jars before using them to make sure they are not chipped (which may affect the seal), and make sure the rings aren't rusty.
Feb
18
answered What is a good vegetarian source of umami flavour?
Feb
18
answered home-made smoker
Feb
16
answered How do we escape the cycle of bad college eating?
Feb
15
comment What can I use instead of corn syrup?
there's always the internet : ) but it came to my mind because, even though i live in the west and far from the south where it is probably better known, i can pick it up at my local grocery store. i see it on a dusty shelf every time i go there, and i keep vowing to pick up a bottle for experiments in the kitchen, haha.
Feb
15
answered How many cups of flour are there in a pound?
Feb
14
answered How many milliliters is a “pinch?”
Feb
14
answered What can I use instead of corn syrup?
Feb
14
answered A simple way to make crushed ice?
Feb
3
answered How much dried herb to use when substituting for fresh herbs?
Jan
30
answered When to refrigerate bottled sauces?
Jan
27
answered Making madeleines without the special pan?
Jan
20
comment How can I make my seitan a bit firmer?
hey, those look tasty. i believe i'll try those. thanks!
Jan
19
answered How the heck did people in the olden' days learn to beat eggs and other laborious tasks?