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I'm a B2B Messaging developer. This involves Java, C,network protocols, databases and (for my sins) WebMethods.

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Jun
6
asked Preparing / pre-cooking hash browns / home fries
Jun
6
comment Can you parfry hash browns in advance?
@SAJ14SAJ Well, I'm curious so I'll do it.
Jun
5
awarded  Excavator
Jun
5
revised How can I make Chinese chicken fingers like in the northeast USA?
Specified country in heading
Jun
5
suggested approved edit on How can I make Chinese chicken fingers like in the northeast USA?
Jun
4
revised What do you use to get the vegetables out after steaming?
Spelling in the title.
Jun
4
comment Is there any difference between cheap and expensive vodka?
Generally a great answer; I have upvoted. But: most vodka nowadays is made from grain, not potatoes. Supermarket own brand vodka can be very good. I personally find Asda Export Strength Vodka to be smoother than Smirnoff Red (Asda being a British supermarket).
Jun
4
comment How can I make this wine and bacon sauce into a thick liquid?
This "recipe" doesn't promise a thick, spreadable sauce. It says "reduce until it's a runny sauce consistence".
Jun
4
suggested approved edit on What do you use to get the vegetables out after steaming?
Jun
3
revised Uses for dry bread
Improved title
Jun
3
suggested approved edit on Uses for dry bread
Jun
3
comment Uses for dry bread
I don't see what living in a hostel has to do with not eating soup! Dry bread can make acceptable toast. The classic British use for stale bread is bread and butter pudding (butter the bread, cut into cubes, layer with some raisins, pour on a mixture of hot milk, sugar and eggs, bake).
Jun
3
answered Is fresh cod with worms safe to eat?
May
31
revised What do you use to get the vegetables out after steaming?
Inlined image
May
31
suggested approved edit on What do you use to get the vegetables out after steaming?
May
31
comment What are the differences between spice paste and spice powder? Which should be preferred over the other for what reasons?
Both keep for years unopened. Once opened, paste should be refrigerated and used within a few days. Powder doesn't need refrigeration, and will keep for several months opened, gradually getting less flavoursome.
May
31
accepted Dishwasher safety - “top shelf” vs. “bottom shelf”
May
31
comment What are the differences between spice paste and spice powder? Which should be preferred over the other for what reasons?
I added some text about roasting. If you doubt that roasting does anything different to frying, consider the difference in flavour between a baked potato, a boiled potato and a french fry.
May
31
revised What are the differences between spice paste and spice powder? Which should be preferred over the other for what reasons?
Explain roasting.
May
30
awarded  Nice Question