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Cellophane lids on jam

I've made some apricot jam and I'm happy with the consistency. I heated the jars and filled them with hot jam. Unfortunately the jam cooled before I got the lid on. Can I put a cellophane lid on ...
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Should I seal my hot leftovers before putting them in the fridge?

I understand that I should put my hot leftovers straight into the fridge, to best avoid spoilage. And that if there are lots of leftovers, I should divide them into smaller containers to help them ...
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What reactions require oxygen to impart flavour?

For most cooking, I like to keep the lid on the pot as much as possible, except if the technique requires otherwise (e.g. reducing a sauce). From what I can tell, most flavour comes from Mailliard ...
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Simmering with or without the lid

Many Indian recipes give the requirement of simmering the gravy, covered until reduced. I'm wondering if this advice is flawed as one would presume the pan would need to be uncovered in order to ...
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When are pot lids useful?

When I do anything on the stove - boil water, make rice, make a stew for 3 hours - I always wonder whether I should be using the lid. The conventional wisdom is that the lid makes water boil faster. ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

Loved my tramontina 3 piece induction system from Costco until this happened. Was boiling some eggs as I do every morning and had done for 9 days in a row with this system. This morning I might have ...
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Does leaving the lid on make a difference to whether the meat in a soup softens/cook properly?

I've been coooking soup with a pot lid off and notice the meat is still tough when cooking. It could be the due to the lid or some other factor. I put a thermometer in the soup water and it seems to ...