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Oct
11
comment What is this Ceramic Container?
are there two lids? Does the one shown on the container sit inside the jar, like for stamping the contents down?
Aug
2
comment What are some vegan thickeners for beverages?
This is actually a very common ingredient in homebrewing beer, used as a clarifying agent.
Mar
28
comment Is it possible to make soymilk without a “beany” taste?
@SAJ14SAJ In this case they cite a secondary source, soyinfocenter.com/HSS/whole_dry2.php, which doesn't cite the original paper, just the authors. But for your researching pleasure, I have added some primary sources for you. I didn't include them originally because they are quite old and not available online (as far as I could tell), whereas the wikipedia article, which is pretty well researched and technical, is.
Mar
28
comment Is it necessary to rinse Chinese or other tea before first brew / steep / infusion?
Buy organic tea if you are worried about pesticides.
Feb
18
comment What makes a good vessel for storing sourdough starter?
"Metal" is not accurate. You probably don't want to use copper or aluminum, but you can store it in stainless steel without a problem. You can store things with even more acid than sourdough in stainless steel as well.
Jan
4
comment How can you keep a stack of Swedish pancakes fresh?
Ah, very interesting, thanks for posting the results!
Dec
6
comment How can I stop fish from sticking to a stainless steel pan?
This isn't a direct answer so I'm making it a comment. If you are trying to avoid non-stick coatings, you should really consider getting a cast iron skillet. Their natural non-stick properties are very good (much better than stainless), they heat evenly and retain heat well, and are oven safe. Stainless is lighter and can be easier to clean (on account of being lighter) , but I use cast iron a lot more than stainless. Just don't use soap when cleaning.
Dec
6
comment How can I grind coffee without a coffee grinder?
+1 for having a friend do it or borrowing a grinder. If you really don't want to spend $20 on a cheap coffee grinder (which can also be used for spices!), none of these other methods are worth the effort.
Nov
7
comment How to judge the quality of pizza dough?
@rumtscho There is no singular "American style" - New York/Brooklyn, Chicago, deep dish and New Haven are all examples of American styles. Here's an index where many different American styles are listed slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/01/…
Sep
11
comment How to clean mushrooms?
That's not strictly true. He says they absorb water, but not a lot of water. About .2 oz of water for 4 oz of mushrooms. And they don't absorb more water the longer they're soaked/washed.youtube.com/watch?v=AW9npAc2Sgw youtube.com/watch?v=6p7UcCAw39c
Aug
16
comment How to spice up a carrot cake
Wouldn't ground fresh ginger work well also? I find that it's got more kick than the powdered stuff.
Aug
1
comment Is it safe to reuse loose tea leaves the next day? What precautions need to be taken for storing tea for reuse?
@Marplesoft It turns out that discarding the first cup of tea is not an effective way to remove the caffeine, though this is a commonly repeated myth. It's been found that a 4min steep removes 60% of the caffeine, but that it takes 10-15min to remove 90-100% of the caffeine. source - chadao.blogspot.com/2008/02/… - another source - www2.hcmuaf.edu.vn/data/lhquang/file/Tea1/…
Aug
1
comment Is it possible to make soymilk without a “beany” taste?
I agree that the beany flavor may be what the soy milk machines were designed to produce, as this is what is typical in Asian soy milks. However, the question asker is asking how to make something not beany, which should be possible given that the commercial soy milk makers do it.
Jul
3
comment Fixing Sticky Seasoning on Cast-Iron Pan
If you don't already use one, I highly recommend using a turner instead of a spatula. Using a rounded-edge spatula causes uneven pitting and wear on the skillet. These straight-edged turners smooth it out and will help preventing stick spots. For example: amzn.com/B002CJNBTE
Jul
3
comment Can I use this dutch oven on a grill or camp fire?
+1 on this not being for campfire cooking. There are ovens designed specifically for this (namely not enameled) purpose. They last forever and might be a good investment here: lodgemfg.com/Logic-camp-dutch-ovens.asp
Jun
5
comment What vegetarian substitute for prosciutto could I use in Carbonara?
That looks like bacon but it won't taste much like it.
Jun
5
comment What vegetarian substitute for prosciutto could I use in Carbonara?
No problem - done!
Jun
1
comment How can I make coffee with a minimum of equipment and maintenance?
This is a good answer. The Chemex coffeemaker is considered to be the best way to make drip coffee by many connoisseurs, and it's essentially the same thing, though they make high quality filters for it. chemexcoffeemaker.com
May
2
comment What are some vegan thickeners for beverages?
Thanks for the advice. I eat chia often mixed into drinks, but they don't completely dissolve into a smooth consistency. I'm looking for something smoother. I'm experimenting with guar gum now.
May
2
comment Do flax seeds lose any of their nutritional benefits if cooked?
Yes, I make that myself. I often drink it with lime, agave and chia after working out. It works for the Tarahumara!