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I work for a small bioinformatics company and I build websites and applications. I'm currently focused on Python and Django. I love to make my sites/apps responsive, and I'm very interested in software usability.


Nov
2
comment What are frying pan ridges for?
Frying pan with raised ridges? Like a griddle with an inlay around the perimeter for collecting grease? Or a saute pan? I'm trying to figure out what this kind of pan is... My apologies, any clarification?
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
11
comment Are any retail vacuum-sealing systems worth the expense?
water displacement - good idea...
Sep
20
answered I bite my nails. How can I keep proper hygiene in the kitchen?
Sep
13
answered How Does a Grocery Store “Self-Rising Crust” Work
Sep
13
comment How Does a Grocery Store “Self-Rising Crust” Work
My experience is that without hydro, the super rising crusts are just tougher to make. I have settled for a medium riser but an awesome taste. I like to use yeast in my pizza crusts. Generally, chemical reactions go faster at higher temps, so yes... But, the thing is, the reaction starts immediately, so I would say it is more dependent on the amount and how long you let it work. The trick is the optimize the timing so that you bake the shape you want (i.e., fluffy and big) into the crust just as it gets to that point from the leavening. If you wait too long it will depress...
Sep
13
comment How Does a Grocery Store “Self-Rising Crust” Work
Have you checked the ingredient lists on these? I believe they use a combination of hydrogenated oils, yeast and standard leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda...
Sep
10
comment What's the name of this slow cooking technique?
I like it! Accept my answer??? What about modified re-stewing ;--) Because you are, in essence, re-stewing the meat after, right?
Sep
10
accepted How to Make Home-made Flour Tortilla Bowls for Salads?
Sep
9
comment How to Make Home-made Flour Tortilla Bowls for Salads?
Cool! I have never seen one of those... Pretty nifty. I'm sure it would work with one of these other techniques mentioned here...
Sep
9
comment How to Make Home-made Flour Tortilla Bowls for Salads?
This seems like a good idea. I will try this.
Sep
9
comment How to Make Home-made Flour Tortilla Bowls for Salads?
I have tried this and it works OK, but not as well as I would like...
Sep
9
answered What's the name of this slow cooking technique?
Sep
9
asked How to Make Home-made Flour Tortilla Bowls for Salads?
Sep
9
revised What is a good way to steam tamales without a “tamale steamer?”
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Sep
9
comment What is a good way to steam tamales without a “tamale steamer?”
Last time I made these, they were done in just over 2 and 1/4 hours... I think the recipe was incorrect. I was checking them routinely, so it didn't really matter.
Sep
9
accepted What is a good way to steam tamales without a “tamale steamer?”
Sep
9
accepted How to Get a Nice, Round Home-made Corn Tortilla
Sep
8
answered How can I improve the 2:1:1 margarita recipe?
Sep
7
asked How to Get a Nice, Round Home-made Corn Tortilla