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Is there enough pectin in Apples to make jam
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Yes. See the accepted answer for Can most sour fruits be jelled by cooking with sugar?. After getting that answer, I have successfully made apple jelly with fresh cooked and strained apple juice and ...

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Which fruits and vegetables should be kept in a fridge, and which outside?
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Apples, pears, and many other fruits are kept in cold storage after harvest, and keeping them in the fridge after buying them will help them keep longer. Pears, peaches, and other fruits that are ...

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What happens to an acorn squash when its skin turns orange?
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As long as it doesn't have soft spots, and when you cut it open there is no mold or rot inside, it is still fine. I've often used acorn squash that have partially turned orange, and yes, that is just ...

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New to jam making - do I need to can?
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I am in the US, and make jam without using the pressure sterilization method, but rather the older style inversion method. You will still need jars with rings and lids (Example). I wash the jars in ...

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How to get very smooth, flat cooked potato pieces
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Instead of Jenga, why not Blockhead? With Jenga, you start with a structured tower of identical pieces, pull out a piece and restack it on top. With Blockhead, you start with irregular pieces, and ...

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What should I do with too-dry vanilla beans?
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I use a clean coffee grinder and grind the entire bean as fine as I can. A dry bean that is ground works very well in ice cream, and probably lots of other recipes.

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How to do hot spiced apple cider without apple cider?
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The powdered mixes are mostly sugar, apple flavoring, and other spices, such as cinnamon. They are non-alcoholic. Therefore, to duplicate that, use apple juice (fresh, unfiltered, filtered, whatever ...

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Is there a "safe" way to cook ghost chili?
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I make hot pepper jam, and the sugar cuts the heat. I haven't used ghost pepper, but I have used habaneros and scotch bonnet. The recipe used is in the pectin I buy, although I chop and use the ...

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Can I follow recipes for bread-machine breads without bread machine?
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I use my bread machine just for the kneading and first rise, and then bake in the oven. The bread nachine recipe won't give any baking directions, and the loaf size may not be quite what you want, ...

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Will paprika taste good in my soup?
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Go for a barbeque or curry: both of those will go well with the veggies you're using. Actually, your best bet is to experiment and try lots of different spice combinations. Soups are very versatile.

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How can I make shredded beef?
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I prefer a pressure cooker. Use a roast or some cheap cut of beef (or pork), cut it in chunks and pressure cook it for 10-15 minutes. Then, use two forks to pull it apart. If it is done enough, it ...

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What's the best way to store (freeze) purchased ground beef?
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It probably also depends on the size of the package. If you're buying a large package, it makes sense to put it into smaller containers (I use ziplock freezer bags), so that you only need to thaw ...

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Traveling with chicken
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If you don't mind if the chicken freezes, and you don't want to worry about spills, go ahead and pack in a double plastic bag like several people have mentioned. But, instead of using ice, use some ...

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How can I get more flavorful jasmine rice?
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In my experience, it at least partly depends on where you buy your jasmine rice. If you buy it at a large American grocery store chain, you'll get something bland. I don't know where they get it or ...

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How can i keep ice cream without a freezer
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Ice alone simply won't keep it cold enough, it will be soupy at best. Dry ice in a cooler will keep it cold enough, but that's temporary, and as Sobachatina says, expensive.

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