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reviewed Approve White wine v cider vinegar
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comment Why do hand held can openers stop working so quickly?
$10 or so has always been enough for me. Get something with solid metal, not one of those punched out things held together by rivet. The rivet'll stretch and make it hard to get the cutter angle right and stable. Fit is important, and a cheap piece of trash won't hold a good fit for more than a few months use. It's possible to sharpen the cutter blade w a diamond file. Some types have replaceable cutting blades.
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comment Is it safe to drink the water that basil seeds are soaked in?
Do you shake the can before drinking, or do the seeds stay in suspension, or are they filtered out before canning? I'll have to look for this stuff.
Apr
22
comment How should I choose my next step as a cook?
Two things: 1) Learn to throw away the recipe book and wing it. 2) Buy a fuzzy logic rice cooker and use it.
Apr
20
reviewed Approve What kind of cookware is suitable for a glass ceramic stovetop?
Apr
20
reviewed Approve Substitute peanut butter for cookie butter?
Apr
19
comment Is it okay to put a hot pan on a granite counter?
I've been placing hot pots and pans on directly on thin, 3/8 inch?, granite and labradorite counter tiles for a decade. Never had any cracks or other problems.
Apr
15
reviewed Approve Does sugar inhibit mold growth?
Apr
13
revised Does sugar inhibit mold growth?
actually answer the question
Apr
13
answered Does sugar inhibit mold growth?
Apr
12
comment What is my pizza cutter's handle made from, and how do I stop it from staining everything it touches?
Looks like molded plastic to me. Likely degrading from too many trips thru the dishwashwer. The plasticizer's been leeched and the handle is crumbling. Get a new one.
Apr
12
reviewed Approve What's the difference between green, white, and red onions?
Apr
12
reviewed Approve fermentation tag wiki excerpt
Apr
12
reviewed Approve After refrigerating cookie dough overnight, should i leave my dough at room temperature or go straight to the oven?
Apr
10
comment What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
Bacon grease is a highly flavorsome thing to fry stuff up in. It's the one oil I reserve a special glass cup for, and use rather than toss.
Apr
10
answered Is there any way to make an egg pancake without sugar or white flour?
Apr
9
comment What are the natural and artificial sugars?
I'd leave Glycerol AKA glycerine, out of your list of sugar alcohol "artificial sweeteners". The stuff is pervasive in both plant and animal biochemistry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol -Nothing artificial about it.
Apr
7
comment Hulling pumpkin seeds - Possible? Easy?
Sunflower seeds dehull nicely in a homebuilt centrifuge based on an angle grinder and a variac speed control. Haven't tried pumpkin seeds yet, but they should split as easily as sunflowers, perhaps a slightly higher rpm.
Apr
6
comment what is the proper microwave setting for pizza?
Off? It's unclear to me what sort of microwave allows you to set temperature. Unless you're talking about one of those old-style microwave meat thermometers used to ruin the Christmas roast beast?
Apr
5
reviewed Approve Transporting partially finished ravioli