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Mostly C++ programmer in Vancouver.
Specialising in image processing, 3d modeling, Lidar - I'm really a physicist


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
25
awarded  Yearling
Nov
12
comment What to look for when buying a rice cooker?
I was wrong it - uses temperature. When all the water is gone the temperature will rise quickly, it senses this and reduces power to the heater
Jan
25
awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
comment Non-plastics storage suggestions
You would still want to wrap the 'slabs'to avoid freezer burn. aluminium foil would do if you were really polymer-phobic
Apr
5
comment Some recipies call for beer to be added, but why?
Don't tell anyone! CAMRA supporters are bad enough, we don't want the wine snobs clogging up the pubs
Apr
1
comment What is the difference between white and brown eggs?
Bron eggs cost more because people think they are good for you (cf brown bread) and so stores can charge more
Apr
1
answered Baking bread with spelt flour, without using a bread pan
Mar
29
comment Scratched Stainless Steel
Yes - The 'stainless' part of stainless steel is a property of the alloy - not a coating so you can't scratch it off
Mar
29
comment Slow cooking without a slow cooker
It's just an oven on low - only difference is the cost and possibly safety of leaving your oven on for 8hours
Mar
27
comment How to protect hand skin when preparing food
Assuming you didn't just use the same gloves to clean the toilet! Only problem is they are going to be a bit clumsy to hold and chop things
Mar
27
comment Is it possible to cook a whole fish in a dishwasher?
It's energy inefficent, but if you want to steam a large fish in one piece and don't have a 2ft long fish steaming pan lying around it's worth trying
Mar
27
answered How to protect hand skin when preparing food
Mar
27
answered Why do eggs have expiry dates?
Mar
27
comment Pans with ceramic coating useful?
is this just a translation of "non-stick" ie Teflon or similar?
Mar
26
answered Cookie Biscuits: What happened?
Mar
21
comment Cheap sources of protein?
After you have eaten all the meat from the chicken put everything left (bones, fat, etc) in big pan with some onions. Boil/simmer for 60mins or so. The liquid you drain off is chicken stock. Can be the base for soups, stews, etc
Mar
19
answered What oil to use when cooking steak, and what difference does it make?
Mar
15
comment Need suggestions for ABSOLUTE beginner's cookbook
yes broiler I can lookup (although my oven dial says grill?) but I still have idea how you measure 1/2 cup of butter - and in a beginner cook book it suggests recipes were just copied without any thought.
Mar
14
comment Need suggestions for ABSOLUTE beginner's cookbook
I got JofC when I moved to the US, hit a couple of bumps. It uses cups - how do you get 1/2cup of butter? what's a 'broiler' etc. I don't think it's a beginner cookbook