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Male and female pepper plants required?

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I just bought a chile pepper plant and was wondering if I need to buy a male and female plant to pollinate the flowers to create peppers?
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How to make espresso without a machine

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I own a high-end capsule espresso maker but these days I prefer to buy green coffee beans, roast it myself and make coffee using freshly ground beans instead of ...
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Can I grow blackberries on my balcony

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I read on wikipedia that blackberries can be grown from cuttings and were relatively easy to grow compared to other species. So that got me thinking that maybe I...
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How to identify wild baby asparagus

I was ‘foraging’ in the woods and came across what looked like baby asparagus. I didn’t disturb it, as it was just sprouting with only an inch ...
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Raw milk won't froth

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I sometimes buy raw milk fresh from a local farm and noticed that occasionally the raw milk won't froth, meaning it produces zero microfoam for my espresso. I kno...
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How to remove garlic taste from wooden cutting board

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I use 2 cutting boards, 1 for meat and the other for produce. When I chop garlic, onions, or any other allium food, it leaves behind a lingering garlic taste aft...
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How to remove wax from fruit

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I always like to use the zest of citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges) but when I eat the zest there is still wax on it, which makes it almost inedible. How can...
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How to identify a juvenile porcini mushroom

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I was hiking in the woods today and came across what looked like a patch of baby porcini mushrooms. I’m a total noob, so forgive me for asking, but how do ...
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Best poached pear recipes

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Bartlett pears were looking good at the market today so I grabbed a couple pounds and plan on doing a classic poached pear recipe with them. I’ve never poa...
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Chicken satay recipe

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I’m thinking of making chicken satay with peanut sauce tonight and am looking for a good recipe. I also had some questions: Do I need to marinate the chick...
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Creative uses of salmon heads

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Fish heads are commonly discarded as trash, but salmon heads are one of the tastiest meatiest fish heads, prized for their succulent collagen and juicy fatty meat...
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Olive oil bechamel sauce

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I was chatting with my friend who lives in Marseille (on the coast of the Mediterranean sea) where olive oil is the predominant fat used for cooking, and she tol...
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What are the kitchen tools you can't live without?

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Which kitchen tools or gadgets do you love the most or think are the most essential for cooking and why? Which brands of those tools do you prefer?
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Why skim foam from soup stock?

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Every soup stock recipe I have read states that you have to skim the foam that surfaces on the top of the stock, usually stating some vague reason like 'to remov...
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Light or dark chicken stock for Thai coconut soup?

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I have a recipe for tom kha gai soup (Thai chicken soup with coconut milk) that I'm going to try this week and I am wondering whether to use dark chicken stock (...

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