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Site/community/mod philosophy: I fight for the users. (and also the site.)

Eating philosophy: yum, everything tastes so good. I'm originally from Texas, so I do love my Mexican food and barbecue, but I love just about everything else too.

Cooking philosophy: enjoy yourself! Don't measure unless you need precision, don't rush if you've got time, taste everything, and make enough for leftovers.


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comment How do I clean up my utensils after cutting extremely hot chillis?
I'm not sure deliberately boiling off capsaicin is a good idea... I guess if there's only a minimal amount it'd be okay, but have you ever heated chilis in a too dry pan and immediately started coughing? It can be pretty strong.
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comment How do I avoid botulism formation when vacuum sealing and freezing raw chopped vegetables?
The OP clarified that he intends to freeze them - so the issue is basically just the time between sealing and when it actually freezes and gets out of the danger zone.
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comment How do I avoid botulism formation when vacuum sealing and freezing raw chopped vegetables?
What is the article you referred to?
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revised How do I avoid botulism formation when vacuum sealing and freezing raw chopped vegetables?
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answered Is safe to eat jerky with white mold?
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revised Will spoiled food technically make you sick?
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comment Will spoiled food technically make you sick?
@rumtscho Compared to what people think the incubation period is ("I ate at this restaurant and then I got really sick!"), two days is quite a long time.
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comment Will spoiled food technically make you sick?
What do you mean by "technically" and "technically always"? It sort of makes it sound like you're asking if the definition of spoiled food is food that will make you sick, or trying to nitpick about definitions in some other way. Do you maybe mean "actually" or just "always"?
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awarded  Revival
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answered Idiomatic combinations of peanut butter, jelly, and bread
Mar
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comment How do I avoid botulism formation when vacuum sealing and freezing raw chopped vegetables?
I'm not sure I've ever seen a way to store raw chopped vegetables long-term, except freezing. Is this just for storing them a few days until you need to use them?
Mar
24
comment When should I add cocoa powder to instant coffee?
Sorry, also realized: I assumed that "pre-roasted coffee powder" means something instant that you just have to mix in. Is that right, or do you just mean ground coffee which you have to steep then remove?
Mar
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revised Is Bami Goreng the same as the dish labelled as 'Singapore Noodles' in the United Kingdom
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answered When should I add cocoa powder to instant coffee?
Mar
24
comment When should I add cocoa powder to instant coffee?
I'm not sure I want to migrate this: it's on topic here, and there's no guarantee you'll get more exposure there (most of their questions have fewer views than ours). I've edited to clean up a little (and as a side effect, bump it). Now that I'm looking again, just to be sure: do you mean cocoa powder, or instant cocoa mix (sweetened, made to dissolve evenly)?
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revised When should I add cocoa powder to instant coffee?
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24
comment How do I cook two items in the oven at the same time?
@Carla You can actually just edit things like that into your question. I went ahead and did it for you!
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comment What is the difference between genoise sponge and victoria sponge?
You might also want to search around for a question about beating whites, or a question about folding, to find a better place for all this advice. (If you can't find one, post one!)