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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 :).


Mar
5
comment How do price and quality relate in blenders?
@SAJ14SAJ Make frozen blended alcoholic drinks and smoothies, mostly
Mar
3
comment Re-boiling of tea?
@SunishthaSingh Not significantly in my opinion. Certainly nowhere near as much as reheating
Mar
3
comment Re-boiling of tea?
@SunishthaSingh I'm not sure I understood your comment correctly but yes, I keep the lid on the pot, it holds in more heat that way.
Feb
24
comment Sousvide seafood for sushi
If it's actually sushi-grade, it's safe to eat raw anyway, assuming it's from a reliable source. If it's full of bacteria despite being labelled for sushi I'd not trust that vendor for any application.
Feb
23
comment Sousvide seafood for sushi
Seafood for sushi is typically not cooked before being used, with the exception of a few things like shrimp. What's the outcome you're looking for from sous-vide?
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.