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My sourdough starter is going wrong in every possible way

If it has mold on it then it needs to be thrown away, you are unlikely to salvage it. Once a sourdough starter goes wrong it's generally not worth your time to try and save it, just start over.
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

One option is to stop using the garlic press. This is a tool that results in the waste that you describe, plus it takes time to clean after use. Instead, just use a knife. With a chef's knife, for ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

Personally, I use a small extra container with a well-closing lid and a handle for food waste like fruit and vegetable peels, meat chunks I don't want to eat, etc., about 7 litres of volume. Because ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Leftover rice is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Once cooked it needs to be immediately cooled down if you aren't going to eat it straight away, and it needs to be kept cold until ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

This may not be practical for dishes where the garlic is not cooked (e.g. salad dressings) but at least while cooking I typically just add the remnant to the food along with the pressed garlic, so ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Rice can be a very dangerous food. It's always been recommended to me very strongly by my in-laws (Japanese, the family all together eats close to 1kg of rice a day) that rice, if not going to be ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

Still dont think that should cause it to go bad so soon as Ive always That's the problem with your line of thought, right there. Your rice has always been unsafe. For safe rice, you have to cool ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

I've never used one myself (I normally just chop or squash garlic with a knife), but how about a garlic rocker? You can use all of the garlic without having to spend ages extracting it from the press. ...
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My sourdough starter is going wrong in every possible way

As others have said, if it's mouldy throw it out and start again. These hints might help you be more successful next time: thoroughly clean and sanitise the jar and all the implements (spoons etc) ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

Put the remnants in an old jar in the freezer until its time to dispose of it. The reduced "vapour pressure" from freezing the pungent remnants (reducing oil vapour pressure) will reduce ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

Put the garlic remains, along with onion skins, carrot tops, celery bottoms, broccoli stems, and other vegetable waste in a plastic bag or other container in the freezer. When full, put it in a crock ...
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How can I prevent my house from smelling like the food I've cooked for hours afterwards?

When using a hood you need to think about where the fresh air comes in to replace the extracted air. It has to come from somewhere. If the rest of the house is completely sealed the fan will be ...
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How to reproduce the smell of the ocean in cooking?

"The smell of the sea" as romanticised by those of us who visit the shore infrequently, is really that of rotting seaweed & dead sea animals... So, that aside, which aspect of "the smell of the ...
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How to deal with foul fishy odor of frozen shrimp

Shrimp, but also seafood in general, should not have a strong smell. You should be able to smell a faint salt water scent from them when not frozen, and basically nothing while they're frozen. If they'...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

This sort of thing was one reason I switched to using a small bin in the kitchen. Not just garlic and onion scraps, but blue cheese packaging, which is probably even worse. Now I have the same ...
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What happened to my frozen yeast?

TIL that there are organisms which not only survive temperatures under 0 Celsius, but are able to actively live in that range, as opposed to just hibernating. Nevertheless, I doubt that baker's yeast ...
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Getting onion/garlic smell out of rice cooker

Nothing's penetrated the teflon, what's happened here is that you haven't got all the fat off, garlic smell is fat soluble so it's remaining with a small film still on the pot. Put some dish soap ...
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Is there any food ingredient that tastes like diesel smells?

Retsina immediately springs to mind; it's a fortified wine stored in pitch-sealed barrels, and it develops a slightly kerosene-like aroma from that. Certain tequilas and mezcals also have a subtle ...
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Similarity between cardamom and rosemary

This flavor data base is really interesting to play with. I did a search for cardamom. Then I did a search for rosemary. You'll note that they have many flavor compounds in common. That would ...
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Is getting rid of the dough the only solution when it smells of yeast?

Hmm. A yeast dough smelling of yeast. There's only one solution - bake it.
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Fish from local chip shops smells fishy, but not from one shop?

very very fresh fish won't smell fishy, and the fishy smell comes from proteins breaking down with age. Texture also degrades and becomes softer with fish that isn't fresh, so what you're describing ...
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Weird Smoke Coming from Stock Pot on Stove

Did the water from your pasta overflow the previous times you cooked? If water from cooking pasta spills and then dries, the residue left behind after evaporation can smoke or even burn. Alternatively ...
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How do I know the lentils have gone bad?

Dried lentils don't go bad as such if stored sensibly (i.e. dry), but they do go hard and take longer to cook. It's always possible they were stored for some time before you cought them. An ...
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What makes sea food have similar smell?

The American Society for Nutrition explains it thus: The answer has to do with some interesting physiology unique to sea creatures.Water in the open ocean is about 3% salt by weight, but the optimal ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

Can you install a garbage disposal? This is a mincer/grinder that is inline in the sink's drain. Food remains gets flushed down the sink without clogging. But you probably do have another device ...
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How can I dispose of garlic remnants without making the bin smell?

I have a reused icecream tub in the freezer. Anything potentially stinky goes in there and freezes till bin-day. We just empty that into the organics bin in the morning, and it stays frozen for ...
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New oven still puts out terrible odor 5 days after buying?

It is a normal experience that every time you use a new appliance with a heating device, you will smell something weird like burning plastic. I recommend you to read on the link below on some tips of ...
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How to remove bad smell from kitchen?

Bad smells don't suddenly appear: they have a source. The way to get rid of it is removing the source. If there is a persistent bad smell, I would recommend going though the kitchen from top to bottom ...
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How to get rid of boiled chicken breast smell?

There are a lot of simple hacks that you might try to get rid of the smell in the finished dish, which involves adding small amounts of herbs or spices etc. But of course, it needs to ensured that no-...
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