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Jan
13
comment How to cook very large Brussels sprouts?
I always do this - even with the small ones get a small "x" cut into the stem, but the big ones get a deeper cut. It's what I was taught to do at my mother's knee! I can't STAND overcooked sprouts (or overcooked veg in general really) and this definitely helps the even cooking.
Jan
13
comment Can I freeze (raw) Brussels Sprouts to mimic the effects of frost?
That's really helpful, thanks. I ended up putting mine in the coldest part of the fridge for a couple of days, but it did not make any difference.
Jan
13
accepted Can I freeze (raw) Brussels Sprouts to mimic the effects of frost?
Dec
21
asked Can I freeze (raw) Brussels Sprouts to mimic the effects of frost?
Nov
5
comment What's the most appropriate way to thaw hamburger meat?
I don't try to prevent it. It's a total of about 10 or 15 minutes max in the microwave (so not a food safety issue assuming appropriate handling in the rest of the chain) and it doesn't affect the taste or texture that I have noticed. I agree it doesn't look the most appetising while it's in progress but as soon as it's finished defrosting and you cook it properly then you can't tell the difference.
Oct
4
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Sep
18
comment Does vegetable soup made with chicken stock last longer if the stock was made fresh vs from a stock cube?
I was already veering towards this anyway (esp as it was made in a school cookery lesson and who knows how thorough the hand washing etc. was!). Ah well.
Sep
18
accepted Does vegetable soup made with chicken stock last longer if the stock was made fresh vs from a stock cube?
Sep
17
asked Does vegetable soup made with chicken stock last longer if the stock was made fresh vs from a stock cube?
Jul
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May
15
comment Why do store-bought dips have such a limited shelf life?
I've added some examples which are either 24 or 48 hours after opening.
May
15
revised Why do store-bought dips have such a limited shelf life?
Added examples
May
14
asked Why do store-bought dips have such a limited shelf life?
Apr
16
comment Roast Cooked all night
Roast WHAT? Potatoes, chicken, beef, lamb....?
Mar
17
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Feb
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Nov
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Oct
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Sep
11
comment How to add more toppings to frozen pizza?
Ditto this exactly. I add toppings (sliced raw onion / mushroom / bell pepper / broccoli / asparagus..., shredded or sliced meats) and then some extra cheese. Bake for the normal amount of time and it's fine. The only thing you have to be careful of is not adding too many "wet" vegetables as these can make the middle of the pizza end up a bit soggy.
Aug
8
answered How can I clean the brush that I am using for burnt pots?