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Mask the sudden crack of the eggshell behind other, gentler noises. For example, you could gradually turn on the water in the sink, slowly increase the stream until it's a loud (but gentle) hiss, and then crack the egg during that. The sound should be about the same both in quality and volume, so the eggshell crack won't stand out as a sudden jarring noise. ...


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Get a straight (not tapered) rolling pin. Get 2 long strips of something (cardboard, wood, plastic, etc.) that are each 5mm thick. Roll your dough out so it's fairly thin, but more than 5mm thick. Place one of your long strips on the left of the dough. Place the other long strip on the right side of the dough. (They're like train tracks, and your rolling pin ...


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The standard way is the "claw" technique. Have your fingernails point inward away from the blade and have the knuckles in contact with your knife. Do not raise your blade high enough so that your knuckles lose contact with the knife.


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A general rule of handling blades of any sort is to cut away from yourself (including pointing it away from your hand and your fingers), in case the blade slips. (You may want to ask the question on the Seasoned Advise SE; if there are any tips specifically for cooking, there surely are people there who know them.) Otherwise there are some things they sell ...


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You might be able to get rid of the weevils, but what about any waste they've excreted? They've been living, breeding, eating, defecating, and dying inside that bag of sugar. I'm not sure if it's wise to use that sugar, even if you could remove the weevil bodies. You've probably got some unwanted bacteria in there that will taint whatever product you want to ...


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To mention the medicine: Paracetamol, obviously. Ibuprofene, which works even better for me, but should be taken during some meal. Now to answer your question: Infusions work very well for me. Just to name a few: tea, rooibos, chamomile, tilia, verbena… The only downside is that it's indeed diuretic. Drinking an infusion even several hours before going ...


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I'm a bit late to this question, but there's a solution that's non-technical that seems fairly obvious to me. If you're able to take a shower without waking your daughter then it makes sense that you should be able to move to a separate room, softly close the door, break the egg, and then walk back. Then you won't need a convoluted method to break your egg,...


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Crack some eggs the night before, put them in a container, use them in the morning.


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Store the shakers, when not in use, in a desiccator (dehydrator). You can buy one, or easily make a desiccator from a sealed plastic box with some desiccant such as calcium chloride, often sold as a moisture eliminator for closets.


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If you want to make sure you get a fresh apple every time, you'll have to make sure you're taking care of the fruit at every step. 1.) Make sure you're buying good fruit. While organic fruits are widely desired, they also tend to rot quicker due to the lack of preservative coatings. Cheaper apples are coated with layers of food-grade wax, meant to protect ...


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Probably it is just bruised, not rotten. When you pack it for lunch, put it in a box or wrap it in something (cloth, bubble wrap) to prevent this, and keep it away from any warm things you've also packed.


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You can avoid knife cuts by the precautions Since you are beginner, cut in slow speed. Your hands should not be oily so that the vegetable like tomato can slip and there are chances to get a cut. Keep tissues to avoid oily hands. stay at distance of two to three feet from burner during cutting. place on which you are setting vegetables to cut them should be ...


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Drill two holes--one on the top and the other on the bottom of an egg and then blow through one hole to push all the stuff from the other (if you can find a needle-pump [check the video], you can do this with one hole). In this way, not only you make no sound, but you also save the whole intact eggshell for Easter egg decorating. Keep in mind that most eggs ...


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What you can do if you want to save the foil and make it look as if there was still something inside: Try to remove the foil from the chocolate carefully, then lay both halves of the foil out in front of you. Light a candle and let some of the wax drip on to the foil until it is enough to glue the foil together- plus it looks as if there is still chocolate ...


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For the crumbs at the bottom of a bag of chips, hold the bag with the opening on top, make it (almost) flat, and slowly rotate it about 45 degrees it while shaking it a little bit, so that the crumbs end up in a corner. Continue to rotate and shake it, while forming a small lip which easily fits into your mouth. Once the bag is rotated slightly more than 90 ...


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The crumbly stuff is in a container, whether it's in a bag, a bowl, or on a plate. I always tip the container up to my lips and pour the crumbs in! (You need your hands for that process but your hands never need to touch the messy food.) Bonus lifehack: For anything at the bottom of a bag, like the last few tortilla chip crumbs, I always cut off the top of ...


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You can dissolve the sugar in water and filter it, then evaporate the water.


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What you have is called a "broiler" -- it's intended for searing the top of a dish (steak, perhaps, or a cheese layer, or a topping), not for cooking food through. As you note, anything thicker than a pizza will burn on the top before the middle is cooked, and never mind the bottom. It's primarily a radiant cooker, as opposed to the main oven which ...


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The freshest eggs are the hardest to peel, but when I got my 2 pet chickens I learned how to peel even soft boiled eggs that are fresh out of the chicken. Since it isn't necessary to refrigerate newly laid eggs, I can drop them directly into boiling water without them breaking and experimented with the timing until I found that 4 1/2 minutes was the perfect ...


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All you gotta do is use a butter knife and lightly hit the egg with it until it cracks enough for you to break it.


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In supplement to Brett's answer, if you don't have something that is 5mm thick and cannot easily create something (e.g. You don't have a table saw lying around to whip up a couple of wooden rails) that is 5mm thick, consider using a stack of multiple thinner things that are more day-to-day present in a house such as paper or card If you can find something ...


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You could just cut out the chocolate coin stage completely. You can buy a "chocolate Coin Making Centre". Here is the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Coin-Maker-John-Adams-x/dp/B00083D79U/ You can make the gold foil and fill it with the substance of your choice - thus negating the need to carefully unwrap the chocolate at all. I think @...


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This should prevent the protein powder from getting stuck to the walls of the jar: Pour in your liquid. Add everything else (fruit, ice cubes, etc.) but don't add the protein powder yet. Put the lid on. Start the blender. While it is actively blending, remove the "plug" in the center of the lid. If your blender's lid doesn't have "plug" in it, carefully ...


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I debated long and hard before deciding to add my answer to this challenging call for a satisfying lifehack eschewing the use of any apparatus beyond one's essential corporeal being. I sincerely feel that the only proper way to finish a bag of finger food when you're munching with your fingers is to… (wait for it)… use your fingers; but, technique is key (...


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Insulation does not keep things cool or hot, it just slows heat transfer. In the end, the temperature in the cooler will stay at roughly the average car temperature. If you want to keep it cool, freeze two bottles of water (squeezing out a little bit so it doesn't expand enough to break the bottle). Each day, exchange the melted water bottle with the frozen ...


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Try covering the food with baking foil. It should even the heat applied to the food. Jatt


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I suffer from migraines and headaches in general. In my answer I am going to assume you are talking about a headache and not a migraine (the latter being so complex you could write a book full of advice). What to drink really depends on why you have a headache. I usually drink water, but it doesn't really help too much to be honest - the cause of my ...


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It does not matter what you use to carry food from the market (or other source) to your home after shopping or harvesting. Any container (bag or box) that is clean, and convenient to carry that does not damage the contents during transportation is suitable to carry food from the market to your home. It does not matter if it's plain or fancy — paper, plastic,...


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To avoid unnecessary loss of food, breathe out through your nose and attempt to empty lungs completely of air quickly, and most food will remain in mouth, if not all. Try not to eat too fast. Jatt


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Take a short break from your work. Wash your hands and dry them well. Open your chips bag and use your hands to stack the chips in your chosen container. Wash your hands and go back to work. Doing it this way is faster, so the time you spend washing your hands before and after the job comes out of the time you usually used to fiddle with the bag.


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