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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
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
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
24
comment Is there some trick to vacuum sealing broccoli?
Running them through your salad spinner is a great idea, I think!
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/…
May
22
comment What is the best method/product for cleaning pasta's starch residue from colander and cooking pot?
This is exactly what i do, too. then, once in awhile, i take Bon Ami to the colander.
May
2
comment What's the proper way to muddle mint for a julep or mojito?
it's also key to leave half the lime in the drink. the lime peel's oils are key to the flavor. it takes up space, but it's worth it.
Apr
24
comment Why are my cheese curds not well-knitted after pressing?
i have problems with this, too - i look forward to hearing some ideas. my cheeses are, i suspect, OVER pressed, but the same problem exists for me... the curds are not knitting correctly, and i do not know why.
Mar
2
comment For Pizza cooking at home. What is the best alternative to the pizza stone?
they DO make cast iron pizza pans, too. just thought i'd mention that.
Feb
21
comment How do I make authentic Russian black bread?
i adore russian black bread, and all recipes i've ever seen, even the very old ones, call for either coffee, molasses, or espresso powder. i have no idea how to get that color, though... i am also very curious to know the answer to this!
Feb
15
comment How to prevent tofu from falling apart on the grill?
i'd also add that you should get the firmest tofu you can. some places sell smoked, pre-pressed stuff that is VERY firm, and that would hold up really well on a grill.
Jan
27
comment How do I defrost frozen flour tortillas?
this is exactly my reason for freezing them, and how i freeze them, too. i separate them into stacks of 10, freeze them, and then vacuum seal them in fresh bags after that. a minute or so (at most!) in the microwave in a ziplock bag and they are like fresh again. our local stores sell them in stacks of 40-100 at a time (nothing fewer!), so freezing is the only way for me to go.
Jan
19
comment What makes a good vessel for storing sourdough starter?
i use a (hard) plastic container made for sourdough that i purchased from Leeners.com, and it's been easy to clean so far. but i understand the appeal of glass, too.
Jan
4
comment What is an easy-to-make dessert that goes well with Indian food?
kheer would be my first guess, but it's true -- there really is a lot of options.
Nov
22
comment What vegetarian substitute for prosciutto could I use in Carbonara?
this is exactly the recipe i was thinking of -- i read about this awhile back, but i haven't tried them yet, either. they look the part! i say try it.
Oct
3
comment How do you peel garlic easily?
i will do that, thanks.
Oct
3
comment How do you peel garlic easily?
i'm voting you up, because even though your post was against teh roolz, it's still the most efficient way, and it addressed the question perfectly.