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Sep
22
comment How to substitute vodka in home-made vanilla extract?
Yes, that could work, as long as the juniper flavour is not strong enough to overwhelm the vanilla. I guess it depends on what you are planning to do with the finished extract. If you are going to use it in desserts and cakes, I would not go for jenever. White or golden rum, perhaps?
Sep
21
comment How to substitute vodka in home-made vanilla extract?
I am afraid I do not know what is available in Belgium. In my own country, Sweden, we have a multitude of unflavoured grain spirits but maybe there is no such tradition in Belgium. I guess you do not need it since you have all that wonderful beer. :)
Sep
21
answered How to substitute vodka in home-made vanilla extract?
Sep
17
answered Are there culinary uses for the water left from peeling almonds?
Sep
15
answered Which drinks fit to a Thai Dish?
Sep
15
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Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
comment Can extra virgin olive oil be used for stir frying, roasting, grilling?
Aha, ok. I did not know that. I guess I just presumed that all extra virgin oils were also unfiltered. I know better now, thank you. :)
Sep
9
answered Can extra virgin olive oil be used for stir frying, roasting, grilling?
Aug
30
comment Do I always need to peel the avocado or I can just chop it?
+1. Just out of curiosity, I just tasted some avocado skin. It is bitter and nasty. No redeeming qualities what so ever.
Aug
5
answered How to ferment dosa batter?
Aug
3
comment Is boiling water poured over frozen berries enough vs. bacteria?
@derobert: Thanks, good to know.
Aug
3
answered Why would a blended salad dressing change its color?
Aug
2
comment Is boiling water poured over frozen berries enough vs. bacteria?
Recently in Sweden there has been a lot of talk about the parasite "Dvärgbandmask" (sorry, don't know the English name). It is a small worm carried by foxes and such. Berries picked in the woods can be contaminated, even though it is highly unusual. The disease that this parasite can cause in humans is extremely dangerous, and there is no cure. In the past these worms did not exist in Sweden, only further south in Europe (Denmark?) but last year they started appearing in Sweden too. Anyway, if you want to be 100% safe from these guys you have to cook the berries properly.
Jul
28
accepted Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
Jul
28
comment Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
You have convinced me. I will not buy the pans. :) I will mark this as the answer since it is the answer that made me decide.
Jul
28
comment Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
+1 for pointing out that the ridges might make it more difficult to deglaze the pan.
Jul
26
comment Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
Good point about the handle. I do want to be able to put it in the oven. As for the nonstick coating I was hoping that it would last a lot longer in an expensive pan like this.
Jul
26
asked Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
Jul
24
comment Difference between Pan-Frying and Searing
Also, searing does not have to be done in a pan. It can also be done on the grill, in a griddle pan or even over an open flame. To sear something just means to brown/caramelize its surface. Since a pan is the most convenient method, most searing is done in a pan.