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comment Is it possible to heatproof (insulate) stainless steel pot handles?
@jbarker2160 Missed the word "stock" there. Still good for other types of handles.
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answered Is it possible to heatproof (insulate) stainless steel pot handles?
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comment How do you remove strong garlic odor from enclosed space (garage)?
A couple warmish days with the garage door open should take care of the problem; perhaps a fan would help. Chemical/cleanser solutions would likely prove worse than the current smell issue.
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comment Lime substitute for nixtamalizing corn
@Rick : Pickling lime. Some stores don't sell it outside cucumber season. Mexican groceries almost always have it, as "Cal" in with their other spices. You can also use sodium hydroxide (lye). I've not been forced to that extreme, but there are protocols for using it to nixtamalize on the internet.
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reviewed Approve Why is my cheesesteak meat tough?
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comment What to do with a failed cake?
Cube it, dry it, stuff a turkey with it.
Mar
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comment old electric Farberware wok
Temperature settings on those old heaters were always somewhat notional, and inaccurate at both ends. To really get a feel for it, you'll need a thermometer that'll let you measure the temp of oil at 350°F or so. If it heats and you can get both low and hi temps, there's probably nothing wrong with the unit. At worst you may need to put some dabs of fingernail polish on the knob representing the actual temperatures you want to use.
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comment Mold is growing on my cheese, what is common practice?
I have always trimmed the moldy bits off my cheddar, and have so far survived 2.82e10 kilometers of travel around the sun without obvious cheese-related ill health.
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reviewed Approve Mold is growing on my cheese, what is common practice?
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comment Temperature to disable enzymes in soy beans
These people get away with soaking whole soybeans at 90°C in a 0.1% to 1% calcium salt solution: google.com/patents/US20030219526 Sounds like "close to boiling" should do the job. Perhaps use a double boiler?
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reviewed Approve How can I tell the difference between instant yeast and active dry yeast?
Mar
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reviewed Approve Is it okay to eat silver
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reviewed Approve What is the difference between genoise sponge and victoria sponge?
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comment Where can I find fast, cheap, healthy meal recipes for a busy single guy?
@user1028321 Yes, Stack Exchange is funny that way. I've learned to live with it, and in the end those rules give a nice boost to the site's signal to noise ratio.
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comment Where can I find fast, cheap, healthy meal recipes for a busy single guy?
Get yourself a fuzzy logic rice cooker, not a crockpot, and learn to cook soups, dirty oats, jambalaya, dry beans, (brown) rice, chicken, onion soup etc. in it. Stay away from the frozen food aisle, except for mixed veggies. This Q is likely off topic.
Mar
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reviewed Approve Can I cook chicken in the over after leaving them sitting in the oven all night?
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reviewed Approve Can I make pickled eggs that don't require refrigeration?
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comment What is the difference between white and green asparagus?
The word etiolate or etiolated needs to appear in this thread somewhere. May as well be here: google.com/…
Mar
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answered What food additives or chemicals do you use in your cooking at home?