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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.


Nov
15
asked Should I steam or boil zongzi?
Nov
14
comment Would it be a bad idea to electroplate a knife?
What do you want to electroplate them with?
Nov
14
comment How many cups of flour are there in a pound?
100g is actually pretty low - most things I've seen say 4.5-5oz (127-142g).
Nov
14
comment Who added water to my chowder?
Do you know how long it would take to liquify an entire pot, though?
Nov
12
comment What herbs and spices are in “Italian Seasoning”?
Also, roasting dry herbs is mostly just going to mess them up - you mainly want to roast whole spices.
Nov
12
revised What herbs and spices are in “Italian Seasoning”?
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Nov
12
comment What herbs and spices are in “Italian Seasoning”?
Welcome to Seasoned Advice! The part about chili doesn't answer the question, so I'll edit it out of your answer. (See the tour page for a quick explanation of how our site works.) I could convert it to a comment on the thing you were replying to, but the only mention of chili was referring to chili peppers, so it doesn't even make sense there.
Nov
11
comment Cookies are too sweet
re "not an answer" - I think this is an answer, just a blatantly unhelpful one. If there really were nothing at all you could do with them, then that would be a fine answer, but as Joe has demonstrated, there are possibly things you can do with them.
Nov
11
comment Beer instead of Seltzer in tempura?
Glad we helped, and thank you for coming back to post an answer based on actual experience - those are always really valuable. I've removed the bit about other things you're making, since this should really just be an answer to the question about beer in tempura, but by all means, please do come back if you have further questions!
Nov
11
revised Beer instead of Seltzer in tempura?
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Nov
11
comment Is ionized water safe to drink?
This is all entirely false, but for what it's worth, the alkaline diet folks claim that foods have an health-significant effect on the pH in your body, and that this has nothing to do with whether the food itself is acidic or alkaline.
Nov
11
comment Is ionized water safe to drink?
I'm not going to close this immediately - I think "is X safe" is generally on topic - but I also don't think this is a useful question. It's just water.
Nov
11
revised Is ionized water safe to drink?
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Nov
9
comment I failed to make yogurt, what have I made?
@ChingChong "Gone off" sure sounds like spoiled to me too.
Nov
9
comment Help! Liege Waffle excessively dense
Welcome to Seasoned Advice, and thank you for your answer. You're welcome to advertise in your user profile but we ask that you stick to answering the question in your answers.
Nov
9
revised Help! Liege Waffle excessively dense
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Nov
8
comment Why do frozen foods that are fully cooked still need to be heated to the same temperature raw items require?
@Jolenealaska I suspect it's just to get it hot enough to serve...
Nov
8
comment Where can I find food-grade beeswax?
Does it have to be beeswax specifically? I know it has a higher melting point than some waxes but it's surely going to melt either way.
Nov
7
comment How to safely cook a lamb's head?
at least a partial duplicate: cooking.stackexchange.com/q/45958/1672
Nov
6
comment Are countertop blenders with plastic jars dangerous?
I don't want to be the no-fun moderator, and I like kittens as much as the next guy, but since you partially rolled back my edit, I should explain: the reason I reduced the size is that it makes the answer take up more space and is just a distraction (and maybe clickbait), not even an on-topic joke. I would still personally prefer that space not to be used, or to be taken up by something addressing the OP's question.