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Technical architect for a multinational organisation with over 25 years of programming experience in languages as diverse as VB.Net, assembler, C++, Perl and C#


Jan
30
comment How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard?
@aarornut To me, brown sugar is Demerara sugar (which stores no problem in a normal sugar jar), but it appears that after reading that other question that this is one of those cases where differnt countries call different things by the same name.
Jan
30
comment How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard?
I've never seen a "brown sugar disc" in a cook shop before - may be there isn't the demand in my area...
Sep
10
comment How to make omelettes extremely quickly
+1 This is pretty much the same method that they use on "Saturday Kitchen" (Made for the BBC); although most of the shefs that do the challenge on there seem to be around 20 seconds (they don't add the water though)
Sep
4
comment How can you reduce the heat of a chili pepper?
capsacin is soluble in alcohol, so it can help.
Aug
27
comment Can I filter out vanilla bean seeds?
All the restaurants I've been to leave the seeds in to show they've used real vanilla pods over essence or extract (so there is a perceived better quality)
Aug
20
comment How long will a balsamic reduction keep?
@yossarian Depends on your climate, but my local friendly supermarket sells it ready-reduced and we just store the bottle in the cupboard with no problems (it's sold as ambient goods)
Aug
18
comment Why does my homemade pasta stick to itself whilst cooking?
@Joe Typically I leave it to dry for only about 30 minutes
Aug
18
comment Why does my homemade pasta stick to itself whilst cooking?
@Tobiasopdenbrouw That other question is linked from my question...
Aug
17
comment How can I make sifting easier?
Oddly my food processor bowl is not dishwasher safe, yet my sieve is...
Aug
16
comment What is the difference between Yoghurt and Curd
@joyjit "Yoghurt" would be the UK term; Curds would either be the solids used to make cheese from, or fruit curds which are dairy free (made from egg yolks, sugar, citrus juice)
Jul
30
comment How do you put out a grease fire?
Surely "fire blanket" would be an option before extingusher...
Jul
28
comment How do I sweat onions?
@hobodave A hob is what you'd probably refer as a stove top.
Jul
28
comment How to freeze cabbage?
@Rob I've found it works better with the fleshier varieties, such as a pointed cabbages. Savoy cabbage I tend to blanch, and make up as bubble & squeak, which can be kept in the fridge for a few days or frozen for a bit longer.
Jul
26
comment What's the difference between bacon and gammon?
For me, ham is cooked, cured pork, which can be cooked on the bone (most supermarket delis tend to stock some on the bone for hand-carved ham)
Jul
26
comment What's the difference between bacon and gammon?
@hobodave And for completeness, Gammon: flickr.com/photos/raps_uk_ltd/359391671
Jul
26
comment What's the difference between bacon and gammon?
@hobodave Bacon joint: flickr.com/photos/21309047@N00/2426000884
Jul
26
comment How should I clean anodized cookware?
How do you use this? As a paste cold, or some other way?
Jul
26
comment Why isn't my American-style baked cheesecake very sweet or rising significantly?
@dassouki No, it isn't
Jul
23
comment How do you halve a recipe that calls for 1 egg?
@Nikhil try lengthways ;)
Jul
23
comment The difference between green, red and yellow bell peppers
@ceejayoz You'd better correct Wikipedia as well: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_pepper "Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow and orange. The fruit is also frequently consumed in its unripe form, when the fruit is still green"