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bio website thecodingmonkey.net
location Wauwatosa, WI
age 36
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Milwaukee area Software Consultant with 12+ years of experience, 7+ of that in .NET. Previously used C++, MFC, ATL and VB6. Microsoft Certified Application Developer (2003).

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comment Is it safe to reheat old water in an electric kettle?
It won't just concentrate impurities from leaching, it will also concentrate anything in the tap water (assuming it's not filtered water). So any sediment or minerals will concentrate over time.
Jul
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awarded  Announcer
Oct
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answered Gluten-free replacement to coat something with before roasting, to obtain crust
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comment Any tips for ways to cook chicken breast for recipes that call for shredded chicken?
I do this as well, and depending on the recipe, will add other things to the broth, like an onion cut in half (don't have to chop it), some bay leaf, rosemary, etc.
Jul
28
comment How do I sweat onions?
Generally when a recipe calls for sweating onions, they intend the onions to not be caramelized... or brown. You should stop once they get to translucent.
Jul
28
comment How Do You Know What's In Your Pantry?
I'm cooking more and more frequently. Used to be a couple times a week, and now its more often. Part of my issue to is that I'd like something that both myself and my fiancee can update, since we often times drain the fridge/pantry independently, without telling the other. That's one of the unfortunate parts of having weird schedules.
Jul
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
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comment Is there a problem with defrosting meat on the counter?
The nice part of this site is that you get a list of best practices, and techniques and ideas that maybe you didn't know about before... so this is a very useful question. With that said... I grew up on meat that had been defrosted on the counter, and lived to tell the tail. Not only that, but we leave the turkey on the counter for hours after dinner on Thanksgiving so we can nibble on the turkey afterwards! Oh the horror! ;-)
Jul
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awarded  Student
Jul
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asked How Do You Know What's In Your Pantry?
Jul
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comment When a recipe calls for Wine, does it make a difference what wine to use?
The reason for this is important. When you cook with wine, the alcohol cooks off, but the flavor notes remain, and in fact, are intensified. So if the wine isn't great out of the bottle, those things which make it not great will only get stronger when you cook it down.
Jul
21
comment Is zesting lemons effective when making lemonade?
The meta topic you linked to is about Alcohol. What does that have to do with Lemonade?
Jul
21
comment How should I store a cut bell pepper?
I actually use the paper towel trick for a lot of fresh vegetables and herbs.
Jul
20
answered How to caramelise onions?
Jul
20
comment What knives are “required” for a serious home kitchen?
Those three are the only ones I use on a regular basis. I occasionally use the others, but those are definitely the MUST haves. In fact, I have more than one Chef's knife because I use that one A LOT.