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American foodie (non-professional) of mixed italian / sicilian / basque / argentinean / british heritage; family from US northeast, but has lived in US mid-atlantic, US south, and western europe.


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comment How to seal a jar with a jam so that it can be opened without breaking the lid?
@Jefromi : I only saw the glass portion in the link ... no metal lid. Was it in a subsequent link? (I can't read hebrew, so couldn't dig into it). ... and trying to fold back a commercial lid without breaking the jar in the process would be much more effort than just trying to break the seal by twisting)
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answered What is the difference in blanching and parboiling?
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revised What is the difference in blanching and parboiling?
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answered How to seal a jar with a jam so that it can be opened without breaking the lid?
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comment How to seal a jar with a jam so that it can be opened without breaking the lid?
So it's just the lid from the two-piece ring-and-lid? (it'd be difficult to use pliers to 'fold the lid open' if it was a commercial jar lid.
Aug
25
comment Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake
@AirThomas : this could also be useful to entriants in gingerbread house contests (where all items used must be edible). eg. cooking.stackexchange.com/q/7928/67
Aug
25
comment Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake
@LittleWhiteLithe : thanks, that was the cookie I was thinking of.
Aug
25
comment What is the difference between noodles and pasta?
To add : pasta can refer to a completed dish; so stuffed dough may be pasta (torellini, raviolli, etc.) but wouldn't be considered a noodle, although the outside would be. Although gnocchi are pasta and not a noodle, I'm not sure that all noodles are pasta (eg, german spätzle, when it's made as more a thick batter than an extruded/rolled item)
Aug
25
comment What is the difference between noodles and pasta?
noodle comes from the German 'nudel', whereas pasta comes from italian / latin (from greek before that).
Aug
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revised What is the difference between noodles and pasta?
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Aug
25
comment Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake
If you can't find pocki, there's rolled cookie that you can get in a can ... I just can't think of the name of it. (it's kinda straw-like, with chocolate on the inside). And there's also peppermint sticks (candy canes without the bend ... although those might be too slick).
Aug
24
comment Getting a cast iron skillet surface smooth
are you using metal utensils on it? (you actually want to, as it'll help take off any high points in the seasoning, and will help it get smoother faster)
Aug
22
answered Slow cook pork shoulder without it falling apart
Aug
22
comment what makes red tomato sauce turn orange in colour?
If it's the seeds, you might be able to test it; take some out, and crush (food mill) vs. blend with seeds vs. blend w/out seed (crush, strain seeds (if not already done) and blend)
Aug
21
revised Avocado substitute in blueberry muffin recipe
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Aug
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answered Avocado substitute in blueberry muffin recipe
Aug
20
comment Pork sirloin roast
see : cooking.stackexchange.com/q/12250/67
Aug
20
comment Infrared on regular gas grill
I'm guessing that the 'ceramic tiles' are the equivalent of adding lava rocks, like we used to have in gas grills.
Aug
19
answered Horizontal cuts when dicing an onion