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Jul
9
comment What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
Anything that used to be alive is compostable. Different things take different lengths of time to compost, that's all -- and some things attract vermin.
Jul
9
comment What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
General composting advice is not to use cooked food or meat, since it attracts vermin. I would probably put used vegetable oil in my compost, but I would avoid lard or meat fat.
Jul
9
revised What kind of homemade sandwich bread or wrap lasts longest?
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Jul
9
answered What kind of homemade sandwich bread or wrap lasts longest?
Jul
3
comment Will store bought chicken eggs hatch?
As recently as the 1980s, you would very occasionally find an egg containing a foetus in a shop-bought box. Producers check by holding the egg to a bright light. Nowadays that process is automated.
Jul
3
comment What might cause a tangy flavor in hummus?
Wouldn't it be more reliable to ask at the restaurant? I'd love to hear their answer.
Jul
2
comment Teabags: for how long should I let them sit in the hot water?
Until it's the strength you like. There is no better answer. Surely nobody drinks tea for a caffeine buzz?
Jul
2
answered How do I determine the amount of water I need to use with my eletric rice cooker
Jul
1
comment How do you know when a baked potato is done?
I'm not sure about this because (a) cooked = temperature plus time, and this hasn't measured time, and (b) the necessary temperature (and time) will depend on the variety of potato. Whereas testing the actual desired properties of the potato (softness) is direct.
Jul
1
answered Why does flatbread have to be microwaved / cooked / toasted?
Jul
1
comment Stopping water from bubbling over when cooking rice
@Aaronut B. Cereus infection is more to do with leaving cooked rice at room temperature for hours.
Jul
1
comment Stopping water from bubbling over when cooking rice
No, it's heat that's cooking it - and contact with water that's hydrating it. Unless you use a pressure cooker, it won't get hotter than 100°C. Bubbling is just a waste of heat.
Jul
1
revised Difference between scones and biscuit?
More representative image of a scone.
Jul
1
comment Stopping water from bubbling over when cooking rice
Rice retailed in the developed world is not "dried-on-the-side-of-the-highway dirty". It would be illegal to sell it in such a state.
Jul
1
suggested approved edit on Difference between scones and biscuit?
Jun
10
revised Looking for coffee from the 80's for my father, Lucern?
Added "in the USA" since Safeway is a trading name elsewhere, not using the Lucerne brand.
Jun
10
suggested approved edit on Looking for coffee from the 80's for my father, Lucern?
Jun
7
accepted Preparing / pre-cooking hash browns / home fries
Jun
6
revised Preparing / pre-cooking hash browns / home fries
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Jun
6
comment Preparing / pre-cooking hash browns / home fries
Yours is just about par-frying. I broadened it (for @SAJ14SAJ ) to encompass any kind of pre-preparation.