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This account is for my mother, a chef and baker and true cuisine genius, not myself who has little interest in cooking. :-) (Though her health problems mean I have to do some things like hand-mixing and such… and lots of taste-testing.)


Aug
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
10
comment Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny
Getting it to whip isn’t the problem, getting it to stay whipped is. Like I said, she has already tried different mixers (electric-hand, hand-whisk, and stand-mixer). Using a wire whisk gave the best results and it whipped up quickly into peaks, but it still melted much faster than in the old days. It has nothing to do with the mixer.
Nov
29
accepted Safety of Blue / Green Garlic
Nov
19
comment Crunchy/fried grapefruit?
Actually, a few of the pictures of them on Google Images do look kind of fitting. The next time I’m at the Chinese grocery store, I’ll get one and check out its texture. (To be honest, I was really counting on it being some kind of fried snack like cheese-puffs as opposed to “just” a fruit. ˘◡˘)
Nov
19
asked Crunchy/fried grapefruit?
Aug
22
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
11
revised What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
Spelling and grammar.
Aug
11
comment What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
Interesting theory. The next time she makes it, I’ll suggest putting some slices of both ripe and unripe plums on different sides to test it.
Aug
11
suggested approved edit on What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
Aug
11
awarded  Scholar
Aug
11
accepted Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny
Aug
11
comment Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny
Last week she had me help her make mini-cheesecakes again (I love those!) because she can barely move her arms anymore. We made whipped-cream for them but she added the powdered sugar and vanilla after whipping the cream, and I definitely noted that the plain cream was nice and stiff. I believe more than ever that it is due to the excessive sugar—powdered sugar actually feels *oily*—that she was using in recent years (thankfully no diabetes).
Aug
11
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
1
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
revised What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
Dyslexia?
Jul
9
comment What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
@SAJ14SAJ, no, it was definitely the plum. Besides, at least three different people confirmed how tart it was, including her neighbor.
Jul
9
asked What could cause a sudden loss of sour flavor?
May
18
answered Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny
May
18
awarded  Commentator
May
18
comment Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny
@PMarie, do the peaks last? My mother has tried the frozen bowl trick as well, but even though the cream does whip, it quickly softens into a sloppy, wet goop (which while still tasty, is visually unappealing).