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Software developer, front-end and various other ends.


Dec
17
comment lemon zest substitute
There are "pure lemon oil" products on the market ("Boyajian" is one label). They're not infusions; they're actual lemon oil pressed out of the rind. It's very strong stuff, but in some ways it's actually better than zest.
Dec
17
comment Name of the sauce/salad eaten with roast dinners up north UK
Maybe it's like like a "Jeopardy" thing
Oct
27
comment Cooking pasta in the microwave
@IsaacRabinovitch yes, Pyrex half-gallon "cups" are available.
Aug
5
comment What does “curd” mean in a South Asian recipe?
OK, yes I figured it had to be thick yogurt. (Since it's the marinade, and some/most of the recipes I've seen have additional acid there anyway, sourness could probably be balanced.) Thanks!!
Aug
5
awarded  Student
Aug
5
asked What does “curd” mean in a South Asian recipe?
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
comment How to make a Hungarian Túró Rudi at home?
This site suggests that "cream cheese" (or Neufchatel perhaps) is a possibility.
Mar
25
answered How to thicken bleu cheese dressing?
Mar
25
comment How common are worms in dried mushrooms?
@Jefromi I've definitely found worms in store-bought morels.
Mar
25
comment Quiche filling sets like an Aero bar?
You could let the custard mixture rest in the refrigerator for a while to let bubbles escape, much as one does with crepe batter.
Feb
18
awarded  Constituent
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Jan
27
comment Is pressed tofu what I want?
You've probably long ago moved on from this issue (pressing issue :-) but there's a significant difference between pressed-at-home firm tofu and store-bought "pressed tofu". It sure looks to me like that thing on the fork is the latter.
Jan
27
comment Is pressed tofu what I want?
Pressed tofu is in fact a different product from ordinary packed-in-water "firm" tofu, and I know of now household process by which one could turn firm tofu into pressed tofu.
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jun
24
comment Why do steamed avocados taste like eggs?
If you look around cookbooks you'll find very, very few recipes that involve cooked avocados. They get weird when you try, as you've found out.
Jun
24
comment How to peel hard boiled eggs easily?
Though it's infuriating to try and peel the eggs I buy, it does make me feel better about them overall to know that it's because they're fresh :-)
Jan
13
comment Is it safe to eat moldy cheese if you slice off the edges?
@Jonathan I'm sure you're right - I'm not sure why I bothered to add that comment, because I really know next to nothing about the microbial world in general :-)