Anastasia Zendaya
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What does it mean when an egg splatters and the white is greenish-yellow?
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From The Splendid Table: Older eggs (which are still safe to eat) tend to be more alkaline, which encourages a green reaction similar to that green ring you can get around a hard-cooked egg yolk. The ...

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Letting batter with baking soda wait before adding into the oven
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I doubt the raw batter will survive 35-70 minutes out of the oven. Many times when I made homemade cake, things like forgetting to preheat the oven taking too long to scrape all the batter into the ...

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Where did my fennel go?
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Most vegetables starts to lose their natural flavor when cooked too long, which could be the case for your fennel, and the flavor would be even harder to notice after pureeing with rich tomato-butter-...

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Does this tinned food need to be cooked?
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From Grab Grocery: Precooked beef luncheon meat with the addition of chicken essence in 340g preserved cans. Robert beef luncheon meat is a wholesome meal cooked and slaughtered as per halal dietary ...

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I want my potatoes to be baked within an hour, but I forgot to preheat the oven. Should I put them in while preheating or not?
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Here's a hack: You can microwave your potato before baking it (like suggested in this great answer). From The Spruce Eats: The only problem is they take an hour to cook, which requires planning ahead....

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Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container?
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As you are asking about a single day, I'm pretty sure it's safe. Lets compare the concept with how we handle our typical leftovers; Say we made chilly, and stored it in a container in our fridge, so ...

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Is there such a thing as a dish being bland from too many flavors?
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Okay, take a curry with 10 different spices (each of which you are familiar with) for example. Will you be able to identify each spice in the curry with just one spoonful? If there were only one spice,...

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Non-plastic cutting board that can be cleaned in a dishwasher
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Interesting... at my household, we also stopped using plastic cutting boards for the same reason your wife suggested. So we use wooden cutting boards, and we wash them in the dishwasher everyday, for ...

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What causes dough made from coconut flour to not stick together?
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From PrimalPal: Because it doesn't contain gluten like many flours, coconut flour doesn't stick together as well as traditional flour – this means you'll have to use extra eggs. Also note that ...

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Cooking Tasks for Children
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Dumplings! (The minced meat fried with vegetables wrapped in dough kind) It's a tradition for many families to make dumplings together at the holidays, which in many cases, are when family reunions ...

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If the supermarket farmed salmon says "Not for raw consumption" on the label, can I still use it to make sushi?
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Can I still use it for sushi/sashimi? Assuming you mean the standard raw-fish preparation method, no. When the label points out clearly not for raw consumption, believe it or not, it's not even worth ...

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Can I bake cookies without baking paper?
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At my house, we simply grease our pans with some olive oil, spreading it around with a piece of tissue. Sometimes, we dust our pans with all purpose flour instead. The flour dusting takes away a ...

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Chocolate won’t harden up on my cookies
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It may have something to do with the temperature that the coated cookies are stored at, I mean, some room temperatures can be significantly higher than others. Perhaps the chocolate will harden in the ...

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Is the water released from mushrooms during stir-frying edible?
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Some of the water may hail from the tap water + salt that I cleaned the mushrooms with. True. But depending on where you are, if your tap water is safe to drink after boiling, then it wouldn't be a ...

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Why "Pre-oiled Pita"?
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It is really common to brush a pita with some oil prior to heating for an extra crispy treat. We sort of do that at my house, except be coat the heating device (a frying pan) with oil instead of the ...

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Does it matter if I sauté onions for high liquid foods?
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It flavors your oil. Notice how in many soups there's glistening oil floating on the surface? It makes the soup taste better, but simply drizzling in the (neutral, in this case) oil at the end of ...

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How to crack walnuts?
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At my house we use a butter knife. At the bottom of a walnut, there's always a small crack that we can slip the tip of the knife through, then twist the knife by the handle and the shells come apart. ...

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What are these brown lines in my apple?
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From Ask An Expert: These symptoms are characteristic of a physiological disorder called bitter pit, which is the result of a calcium deficiency. This may be the result of inadequate calcium in the ...

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How much oil is necessary to fry/cook eggs?
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Although the accepted answer suggested around 15 ml, I would do around 5 ml (a teaspoon) for a single egg. Just make sure you don't unnecessarily coat the whole pan, and you should be good with a ...

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Is it safe to wash meat packaging before throwing it away?
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Disclaimer: The question got edited into something completely different. You know those large garbage bins used on garbage day? Though plenty of people use only garbage bags, at my household we have ...

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Is it possible to have a keto stew?
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There are literally keto stew recipes when you search keto stew on google. From Delish.com: When making keto stew: choose low carb vegetables replace potatoes with less starchy root vegetables use ...

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Recommended lemon juice to water ratio when making lemonade
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According to this lemonade recipe Best Lemonade Ever rated by 3K people, averaging a rating of 5 stars, the ratio is 1 ¾ cups white sugar 8 cups water 1 ½ cups lemon juice Since you're using 2 cups ...

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What do you get from boiling dough
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Something really popular in certain Asian places are water fried buns (or "shui jian bao"). Of course, water-frying is not exactly the same as boiling, but still, they are pretty similar... ...

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Why remove the vegetables from vegetable stock?
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Why remove the vegetables from vegetable stock? It's likely the concept of "mushy vegetables" that throw people off. The texture of overcooked vegetables isn't the best, and the vegetables ...

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Cooking a mix of raw and cooked meat
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Once the meat is cooked, there really isn't a way to turn it into minced meat without there being a noticeable difference in texture. However, it is not unusual to see fully cooked meat getting finely ...

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Chinese dumplings vegetarian style - mushrooms raw or cooked?
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Is this always necessary and if not what are the pros and cons of cooked vs raw mushroom? If you don't fry the mushrooms first, they will turn out rather watery and bland. So yes, you could say it's ...

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I forgot to add butter to my king cake dough
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Unfortunately, if you attempt to combine the butter into the already risen dough, the dough's structure would most likely get ruined. I wouldn't stress too much over the forgotten butter in the dough ...

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Should I have been able to melt white chocolate and marshmallows together?
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This is definitely possible, though I should add that the addition of melted butter would be crucial. Do not simply toss "raw" marshmallows into the melted white chocolate, as they will ...

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Reason(s) for poor bread results
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It appears to me that all you need is to give the dough more proofing time. Also, make sure that your pan is generously dusted with flour before placing the dough in and baking. For the yeasty smell, ...

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What's this off-white particulate stuff on my pickled asparagus?
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From luv2garden.com: Powdery Mildew “appears as a dusty white to gray coating over leaf surfaces or other plant parts. In most cases this fungal growth can be partially removed by rubbing the leaves. ...

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