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Aug
22
comment Cast iron pan has black residue on it
I don't make any claims as to the credibility of this source. However it is one source that suggests using flaxseed oil: sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/…
Apr
27
comment Why is salt sometimes added to straight coffee?
cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/9292/…
Apr
24
comment How do I control the smoke from a chimney starter?
I use one too, with Webers lighting cubes. I can't remember that that made it smoke. Where do you place the chimney starter? Is air flowing freely from below?
Apr
9
comment Why does my soufflé collapse in the oven?
I don't think it's related, but try and use a thermometer to make sure your oven is as hot as you want it to.
Mar
18
comment What international cooking terms sound similar but have different meanings?
Swedish kummin, finnish kumina is not cumin (english), it's caraway. Cumin is spiskummin (swedish), juustokumina (finnish).
Aug
24
comment What is blind baking?
@Rincewind42, I just go nuts with a fork. My children gladly helps...
Aug
23
comment What is blind baking?
@Rincewind42, I've always thought that poking with a fork took care of the puffing up. @ SatanicPuppy, ok, as I said, I've never tried. Are you speaking from experience? ;)
Aug
22
comment What is blind baking?
I've seen suggestions that you fill the crust with dried peas to stop the sides from collapsing. I've never tried it though.
May
23
comment tiny quantity of egg in a cookie
Could it be that they're warning people with food allergy? They might not add it but fear that food is "contaminated".
May
11
comment Why do we use so much water to cook spaghetti?
This might be of interest: nytimes.com/2009/02/25/dining/25curi.html
May
9
comment Are there carcinogens in grilled foods?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinogen#Carcinogens_in_prepared_food is interesting reading
Apr
26
comment What is the best way to douse a charcoal grill?
I'm sorry, spray can doesn't really mean what I thought. I can't find a picture either. What I suggest you use is the same as you spray water on plants and flowers with. Shower can?
Apr
26
comment What is the best way to douse a charcoal grill?
Ok, then I'd use a spray can with water. Set the nozzle somewhere between mist and "solid" water (avoid ash flying around)
Apr
26
comment What is the best way to douse a charcoal grill?
I often find it difficult to get water sprayed on the coals instead of the meat. What I do is simply putting the lid on the grill for some time. The lack of oxygen starves the fire.
Apr
16
comment Can overcooked caramel be harmful?
A method that could work when cleaning your pot is scrubbing it with a lump of sugar.
Mar
5
comment Can you put egg shells down the garbage disposal?
+1 for compost.
Feb
9
comment What's the best way to tell that pasta is done (when boiling)?
A friend of me told me they tested if it stuck to the roof, then it was done :)
Feb
7
comment Should I peel kiwifruit?
My grandmother cuts them in halves and eat the pulp out of the skin with a spoon. Just a tip.
Jan
31
comment Stripping seasoning from cast iron
In the article/comments she writes "I use oven cleaner with lye."
Jan
23
comment How long should I cook pork for (at 100° C)?
+1 For the thermometer