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location Akron, OH
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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 :).


Jul
3
comment Dry milk in bread: purpose, and substitutions
Is that dry milk vs no milk or dry milk vs wet milk?
Jun
29
comment Why does making instant coffee in the microwave taste burnt?
@DhariniChandrasekaran With that information, I suspect my initial suspicion was wrong. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I have experienced things going wonky when microwaved, so I figured I'd start there. Hope someone else has a better idea!
Jun
29
comment Why does making instant coffee in the microwave taste burnt?
Have you tried boiling water instead? Milk has fat solids that could be burning.
Jun
25
comment Does active dry yeast really expire?
Tree sap is a totally different environment than foil packets. Things that would have totally degraded in open air can be preserved in amber for centuries.
Jun
25
comment Is it safe to reuse loose tea leaves the next day? What precautions need to be taken for storing tea for reuse?
I generally leave mine in the mesh container inside my (emptied) teapot, but I brew a small pot and then pour into a travel mug. Depending on the tea, we've gotten as much as three or four pots out of one batch of leaves. I have no idea if this is safe, but I do it regularly. I'd be interested to see any actual studies.
Jun
18
comment What is ground red pepper?
@rumtscho The 75th anniversary edition was published in 2006; since there was no German origin specified, I have serious doubts that it's talking about a German ingredient as opposed to what I can pick up at the grocery store: google.com/products/… or spiceplace.com/mccormick-ground-red-pepper.php
Jun
18
comment What is ground red pepper?
@rumtscho And you're certain that Joy of Cooking is referring to Paprikapulver? Given that it's an American cookbook, I would assume that ingredient would be referred to as "Paprika" germanfood.about.com/od/herbsandspicesglossary/g/…
Jun
16
comment Is there anything gained by butterfly cutting a hot dog for grilling?
Butterflied sausages can also be served on rolls like a sandwich instead of needing hot-dog buns.
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to cook semolina or rice with milk in the microwave?
@rumtscho Hence why I asked, I don't boil milk often :/ well there goes the easy answer
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to cook semolina or rice with milk in the microwave?
Have you tried just using a larger container? How high does the milk bubble?
Jun
13
comment How to choose appropriate drinkware for cocktails?
Shot glasses are the ultimate example of the "smaller for harder alcohols" principle :)
Jun
11
comment About Farm Chicken
I'm definitely seeing the phrase "chicken firm" on google but I'm having trouble pinning down a definition. The question definitely seems to be about differences between crate-raised chicken and free-range local chicken, however, and not about the texture of the meat.
Jun
6
comment How to distinguish between different types of squash?
This should probably be on Gardening.SE, they could tell you more
May
31
comment Does splitting spaghetti in half change the taste?
Is it bad that I assumed you meant horizontally, so you'd have two spaghetti of equal length but half the diameter?
May
30
comment How long will food last in a refrigerator that is turned off?
I'm not sure how long, but don't open the fridge during that time; keeping it shut increases the lifespan.
May
30
comment How can I specify the correct type of bacon in the US?
No, I want rashers like img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00722/… . I was probably misinformed when I was told I could find it in Canada easier
May
30
comment How can I specify the correct type of bacon in the US?
Unfortunately, no. I'm looking to order online or get very very lucky in a supermarket (maybe a high-end one or one that boasts a lot of imports)
May
30
comment How can I specify the correct type of bacon in the US?
As for the wikipedia link, it claims "Canadian" bacon should be back bacon, but it's not. Everywhere I've had Canadian Bacon, it's the smoked ham they refer to in the disambig page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_bacon
May
30
comment How can I specify the correct type of bacon in the US?
"Bacon", no qualifiers, in the US refers to what they called in the UK "streaky" bacon.
May
21
comment Should chicken be cooked beforehand while making pizza?
15 minutes is a lot longer than many people cook pizza dough. It's common to pop it in at 500F on a pizza stone for 7-8 minutes.