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I'm an engineer in the solar industry, and help run a small workshop cooperative in Boulder, CO. I'm fond of taking things apart, fixing things that are broken, and doing things that everyone says you can't do.

Niels Bohr said, "An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field." - I can proudly say that in a number of fields I am well on my way.


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comment Can you refrigerate unbaked quiche for baking the next morning?
The royale (custard) mixture will actually improve by being refrigerated over night as well.
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comment What are the different applications for differently shaped wooden spoons?
There are other benefits - they are easier to clean, don't harbor bacteria as well, etc. But hey, I won't force you to oil yer spoons. ;)
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comment What are the different applications for differently shaped wooden spoons?
Do your spoons a favor and keep them oiled! You can use mineral oil/beeswax blends sold for cutting boards and wooden bowls, or search online for many "spoon butter" recipes that people use. Some versions have different advantages, but basically any of them will keep your spoons looking nice and lasting longer than doing nothing.
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answered How can I thicken tea?
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answered What are some tips for making Baklava?
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answered Where did the thin, smooth plastic spatulas go?
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comment What to consider when learning to make sushi at home?
Bob's is a reputable vendor, it's been a few years since I last lived in STL, but they were the go-to spot the whole time I lived there.
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comment Is there a way to make falafel without deep frying?
If your concern is about oil content in the food, if the oil temperature is kept high (over 350F) and you pull the falafel before the bubbling stops, the actual oil retention in the food is VERY low, which is surprising to many. Pan frying will actually absorb more oil because of the low-temp oil sitting on the exposed portion of the food can absorb better than high temp oil which is being driven out by steam. That said, if your need is simply because a large quantity of oil can be impractical to cook with, then read on.