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matlab/stats/linux nerd. proud, sleepless, new parent. HCSSiM alum. faking it as a quantitative analyst at a small quant fund in San Francisco.


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comment How to clean a burnt cast iron pot?
I buy the 'Red Devil' dry lye, at the hardware store. The approved usage of same is for plumbing. You are probably remembering the 'acid-to-water' advice from chem lab (antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/safety/faq/…). For solid lye, wear eye and hand protection, keep it away from kids and household pets. I do not remember the proper 'dosage', but a too basic solution will not harm the pans (it will pose a hazard). Over time, the solution will become less basic, and less efficacious. HTH, and be careful!
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accepted What do I do with mildly fermented maple syrup?
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comment What do I do with mildly fermented maple syrup?
just like regular maple syrup, but a little bit like wine. We keep it in an airtight bottle with one of those ceramic stoppers. When we open the bottle, there is some pressure released: it pops. So I believe there is some fermentation going on. This is in the fridge, so it cannot be going wild.
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asked What do I do with mildly fermented maple syrup?
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answered How can I tell if the food inside a pressure cooker is done cooking?
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revised How to clean a burnt cast iron pot?
add gratuitous picture of de-seasoned skillet.
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comment vegetarian cookbook for kids
thanks for the effort. I should have mentioned that I found several possible candidates via google and amazon. However, as the saying goes, a person with a watch knows the time, a person with two watches is never sure. I was hoping someone would have experience with one of the cookbooks...
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comment gas range hack for greater power output: does it work?
I'll take the answer as 'home stove is different; will not work'
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accepted gas range hack for greater power output: does it work?