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I've recently completed my MSc Computer Science from a UK institution, and have moved back to the US to begin work. I write in my spare time, enjoy cooking, and apparently am addicted to signing up for SE sites :).


Feb
11
comment Storing oil coated and unrefrigerated egg
If you dip the bottom half then flip, it'll trickle down over the top half? That's the only reasoning I can think of for storing them upsidown.
Feb
2
comment What type of rum to use when making vanilla extract?
@lemontwist It clearly does not, as evidenced by this answer. The basic recipe uses flavorless alcohol to provide solely vanilla flavor, so my suspicion is that the rum flavor may be too overbearing, and my experience is that adding sugar or sugary drinks to rum mellows the flavor, which probably lets the vanilla come through stronger.
Feb
2
comment What type of rum to use when making vanilla extract?
@lemontwist Your basic extract would use vodka; I assume the sugar here is to mellow out the rum taste a little, make it more general-purpose.
Jan
22
comment Why do my meat burritos not heat well?
Accepting this answer based on the comments. It probably is just corn's higher moisture content, meaning if I add corn to my next batch of beef burritos, it'll probably heat well. Thanks everyone for the group effort!
Jan
22
comment Why do my meat burritos not heat well?
Does corn have more water content than beef? It might be that the corn heats more efficiently...
Jan
16
comment Why do my meat burritos not heat well?
@Brendan That sounds like a good answer for me
Jan
15
comment How to add a salty/bacon flavor and texture to vegan collard greens?
I've never made collard greens myself, but have you tried mushrooms and extra salt?
Jan
9
comment What kind of cookware can melt in a microwave? Is it safe to eat food cooked in a melted cookware?
@SAJ14SAJ I suspect the mention of a temperature. Microwaves don't usually preheat or specify temperature.
Jan
2
comment What is a 'dough spatula'?
Awesome, I'll accept the answer stating that then. Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated!
Jan
2
comment Is it okay to bake caramel pudding rather than steaming it?
It sounds like squidoo.com/steamed-puddings, which are known for being steamed. I had a number of microwave versions when I was in the UK, complete with caramel sauce, as they were cheap and tasty.
Jan
1
comment What is a 'dough spatula'?
The first mention I see of it indicates I use it to... clean my hands? "Use a dough spatula to clean the clumps [of flour and water] off your hands and tidy the inside of the bowl"
Dec
30
comment What difference would using Rock Sugar make in tea?
Aha! That's probably where it came from. Teavana is known for bastardizing tea traditions for Americans
Dec
19
comment Mushroom replacement in Beef Wellington
Ooh, chestnuts might work! The recipe I linked sends the mushrooms through a food processor anyway.
Dec
11
comment Finding a balanced cheese table
+1 for "Not everyone can eat cheese"
Nov
30
comment How do I separate egg white?
@msh210 Note that you do NOT crack the egg by squeezing it so hard the shell shatters. This will result in bits of shell EVERYWHERE.
Nov
30
comment Understanding the steps to prepare sushi rice
@Julio So the question you're having isn't "How do I make sushi rice" but "Why is low heat necessary to keep something at a simmer and how can I accomplish this on a glass-ceramic cooktop"? Usually recipes have you put the heat to low to prevent the simmer from becoming a boil.
Nov
27
comment Ceramic vs Stainless Steel in coffee mugs
My old ceramic one was double-walled. Does this mean if I could find that type of mug again it'd be the same as the stainless steel one?
Nov
26
comment Ceramic vs Stainless Steel in coffee mugs
I didn't think you usually drank an entire mug of espresso. Generic brewed is more like 200mg in a 240ml mug according to mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/AN01211 and many of the teas I drink boast having "as much caffeine as coffee" (teavana.com/the-teas/mate-teas). Anyway this is all entirely off topic, but thanks for explaining what you meant
Nov
26
comment Ceramic vs Stainless Steel in coffee mugs
Ah, I can't drink coffee at all so I don't know much about it.
Nov
26
comment Ceramic vs Stainless Steel in coffee mugs
Is there a significant difference between metal and ceramic though? And how do you figure it's easier to fill a mug with tea than coffee?