Pre-peeled versus fresh garlic?

In what dishes can you tell the difference between pre-peeled and fresh garlic. How about Chinese versus Californian pre-peeled garlic?If you can tell the difference, how can you be sure? I love garlic, and use a lot of it. I'll toss a handful of chopped cloves into almost any savory dish that involves a sauteing step. Using so much and being pressed for time, I primarily buy Californian pre-peeled garlic, and chop it right before I use it. I'm curious if you judge pre-peeled garlic to be less flavorful, and if so, can that flavor be returned by an increase in total garlic or if there are fleeting compounds that escape as soon as the garlic is peeled.Another thing I've noticed is that I need to be careful when I make dishes where I food-process the garlic to mince it. I've ruined a curry or two by using food-processed fresh turmeric, fresh peppers, and pre-peeled garlic that smelled fine but had probably spent a week in the fridge. In the finished dish, the garlic contributed a pretty nasty "raw vegetal" taste. Similarly, Christy once food-processed and sauteed some onions and older pre-peeled garlic only to have the whole mixture turn blue and taste horrible. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/bluegarlic.htmThe discoloration is due to pigments that form between sulfur compounds in garlic and amino acids. When the garlic tissue is disrupted, as happens in processing, an enzyme is liberated and reacts with it to form thiosulfinates compounds that then react with the natural amino acids in the garlic to form blue pigments. The age of garlic determines how much isoalliin there is in the first place, and the nature of the processing determines how much enzyme is liberated.The blue color apparently shouldn't harm the taste, so it would be neat to develop a dish that naturally turned blue using this reaction while still tasting great.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Does peeling make tans go away?

I got sunburned and it became a really nice tan. But now it's all peeling. Will the tan go away after the dead skin peels away?

Asked by rushfantomsawyer 8 years ago


Peeling a hard boiled egg?

Why does the shell stick to the egg sometime and make it impossible to peel nicely?

Asked by hambismommy 9 years ago


wall rust and peeling is the big problem in my house. How to beat it?

There is much more rust on our walls, especially drawing room walls are peeling, Any one plz inform me solution to hide it or remove it.

Asked by faisalch 6 years ago


Where to buy citrus peel in bulk?

Remember that orange peel cat litter that was briefly on the market about three years ago? The cats hated the stuff, but oh how it worked in the bunny's litter box. I want to buy orange peel in bulk, since the litter company appears to have gone under. But I don't want the fancy pants potpourri or medicinal or culinary stuff. The bunny won't come in direct contact with the litter, so such properties do not matter. Citrus peel + baking soda = best DIY bunny litter. Any suggestions of websites where I could order such citrus peel would be awesome. Thanks in advance!

Asked by fangfriends 8 years ago


Headphone started Peeling, any ideas? Answered

I have a SONY MDR-ZX600 Headphone which started peeling off at the ear pad and head rest area. I called the service and they wudnt replace it and i dunt want to buy new ones 'cause i wud face the same prob later. Is ther any idea to fix this and make it aestheticly pleasing?  Thanks!

Asked by Kaushik LS 3 years ago




Peel an Egg

After watching the "Sprint Cut" on how to peel an egg at http://www.waitless.org/ I was intrigued. I thought this might be useful for Tim and me considering how many hardboiled eggs we eat. So we gave it shot. Results are below (unfortunately, I didn't realize the digital camera doesn't record sound). We're not certain whether it belongs in Handy Tricks or How Not To... Disclosure: Sprint is an advertiser on Instructables, and waitless.org is part of their advertising.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


How can I fix peeling paint in bathroom? Latex paint was put directly on new drywall without using primer under it. Answered

Paint is now cracking, then curling up in dime to quarter-sized pieces in about a 3x3 foot section above the shower in bathroom.

Asked by 9 years ago


homemade peeling cream - how do I do it? thank you!?

I want to prepare my own peeling cream. Des anybody know how this is done? I have a vague idea, but nothing really that would work. Appreciate your help.

Asked by ruthy nov 9 years ago




How do I make a faux peeling paint wall for Halloween? Answered

I want to use rigid styrofoam insulation panels to create walls for my haunted house. I want the walls to look like they are old and the paint has peeled. I tried a sample by painting several layers of latex paint and heating with a strong blow dryer and that blistered the paint a little but not enough to peel. Would that process with a heat gun work?

Asked by lkaplan1 6 years ago


If u cut into a snowboard, does it all peel apart? Or does it keep together?

I'm trying to make a longboard because I don't want to buy a really expensive one. I am going to make it out of a snowboard but I was wondering if I cut into the board itself does it peel apart in layers? Or does it keep and edge?

Asked by trker 7 years ago


How can I create a large banana peel that looks real? A baby will go inside.

I would like to have an infant photo session where the new baby is in the banana peel.  I am having a hard time coming up with something that will look real enough and be flexible for a baby to go in. My first thought was fabric, but That will not look as real as I would like.  Can anyone help me?

Asked by stingingnettle 6 years ago


oogoo

Will oogoo stick to concrete or will it peel off?  Wanting to know if it would be possible to cast a concrete statute.

Asked by TinkL 1 year ago


I started painting my bike and the paint is getting a frosty orange peel affect whats causing it.?

When I started on my third coat it started doing the what sold i do the primer and first two coats went well but this one looks horrible.

Asked by coolpizzadude 9 years ago


what sealant / glue would i use to repair a life proof case screen that is peeling away?

A girl from the Bunnings store recommended that I used a super glue that is ok with plastic - Bit of a mistake on her behalf.. the superglue even though it was "supposed" to work with plastic burnt the plastic and rubber a bit.. I need recommendation of what clear sealant / glue to use to repair this thing properly but is still durable to rubbing in your pockets... As you can see, the screen has peeled away again.. Help please! Regards, Simon.

Posted by shnookface 2 years ago






painting bathrooms?

My bathroom paint is cracking and peeling. We are going to repaint it, but don't want the same issue. What kind of paint should we use

Asked by 9 years ago


How do you get paint to adher to a concrete verandah?

My home has a large varandah that is smooth concrete and it looked poor so I bought special paving paint but it peeled off pretty quickly. I used steam to clean surface and a wire brush to make sure that the paint would have the best chance of adherring but it did not work. The paint began peeling within a few weeks.

Asked by rmyardley 5 years ago




What can I use to preserve food (e.g. banana peel) for use as a prop?

I am putting together a display and I need realistic-looking food props (slightly decayed). Ideally I'd like to use real food and coat it in something that will preserve it from further decay - similar to using formaldehyde on human or animal remains. Is this even possible with foods such as a banana peel? If so, what would be best? Thanks

Asked by _luckyyou 7 years ago



Arghh! Eggs!

Today was a great day in school! I came home craving hard boiled eggs, so I take 4 eggs from a container that I thought was fairly old (5 days or so). Turns out they were fresh. Now my eggs are impossible to completely peel, albeit being good inside.Is there a good way to remove all of the shell? Is there anything I can do with these eggs (that is, a recipe)?I really to see 3 good eggs go to waste. Does anyone know what to do?Thanks,Bran.

Posted by Bran 10 years ago


Is it alright if I peel off big peices of skin that are just barely attached to my chinese water dragon? Answered

My Chinese Water Dragon is almost always shedding in at least one spot, and I was wondering, is it harmful in any way to pull of a big peice that is mostly shed, but just sitting on him?  I have been keeping reptiles for years, but this is one question I have.  Does it harm his new skin in any way?  I have been doing so, and he seems fine, but is there a problem with that?

Asked by TheChemiker 8 years ago



sugar syrup

I made candied citrus peel truned ot good but have a about a pint of syurp left [ with 500g of sugar and water] what can i use the syrup for apart from a fruit salad. please help.

Posted by neetcooks 7 years ago


Homemade Gift Contest Winners

Results of the Homemade Gift Contest are up.Special thanks to all who entered and/or helped judge! If you won a prize I'll be sending you a message in the next day or to, so keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


what sealant / glue would i use to repair a life proof case screen that is peeling away?

I went to a hardware store to get recommendation on re-sealing the screen to the lifeproof case but the lady incorrectly suggested a superglue that supposedly was meant to work with plastic and rubber but didn't. As you can see, the superglue burnt the plastic and rubber a bit.  Could someone please recommend a glue or sealant to seal the case again so its waterproof and also is durable so that it doesn't rub off in my pocket. Help please!

Posted by shnookface 2 years ago



Make antique mirror glass?

We want to give a new mirror a blotchy, spotted, peeling look to simulate very old mirror glass. We understand it can be done with acid. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Bill

Asked by hawknest1 9 years ago



How can I remove sun deteriorated plastic decals from a painted bicycle frame without damaging the paint?

Peeling off is not an option, I have tried scraping off with a plastic scraper to no avail. Have also tried Goo Gone (citrus based solvent) and Oops! (a stronger solvent) with a non scratch scrubbing pad. I was able to peel the decals that werent' cracked from the sun but the others are basically baked on from the Arizona heat. Would a heat gun work? How careful do I have to be not to damage the paint? What about something like 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper?

Asked by goodgnus 9 years ago


samurai costume-recycled materials

The armour(body, arms, legs, skirts) are made of cardboard boxes with one side peeled off to reveal corrugation...origami helmet was made of old calendar...with scissors, watercolor, tape, stapler and and ounce of creativity and patience of course voila!!! winning costume!!

Posted by joto2 10 years ago




Aging text.?

I am aging each page of a book for an art installment i am working.  Currently, i am putting masking tape on each page and then pealing it off so the text becomes fainter.  Is there another way to make the text fainter on a page besides peeling it off with tape?

Asked by Herbal_T 8 years ago


Waterproofing wood

I have painted an outdoor wooden table top. I need to waterproof it. Last summer, at the advice of my sister, I used spar varnish. That did not work in that the top layer of my table completely peeled up from winter rain/snow/ice. How do I waterproof the table?

Asked by myrabowen 3 months ago


what's a good adhesive to sticking tinfoil to plastic?

I want to use some foil wrappers leftover Halloween candy for decorations but my initial attempts either peeled off or never quite dried.  What's a good adhesive to sticking tinfoil to plastic? cheers, flashj

Posted by flashj 5 years ago


Remove insulation from wires

Hey folks, need some ideas to build a simple wire insulation removal system. Has to be so I can peel the inulation off wire from 10 gauge to the ribbon wire in computers as the only way to do it now is burn at that is not a good idea.

Posted by wisconsinjimmy 7 years ago


What can I apply to silicone to make it paintable? Answered

I have tried everything I can think of get paint to adhere to silicone but will no luck. It peels off after a short time. If you know a solution to my problem, I will be very grateful.

Asked by drifterdax 7 years ago


How can I plug holes in DIY sound-isolating ear(muff)phones?

After making small holes in my Howard Leight earmuffs (probably ABS plastic) for the wires, I notice they don't isolate quite as well as before. First I tried mixing cornstarch and clear silicone caulk to make a Sugru substitute both to plug the holes and to attach the connecting wires to the over the head piece. Although the Oogoo initially seemed to adhere, it didn't seem to block the noise out, and after a few days it started peeling away. Then I tried something I had lying around for filling in damaged wood. It isolated sound very well and was very hard, but it too came apart from the plastic. Rubber cement held about twice as good as Oogoo, but also peeled away.  On the headband strap I also tried a combination of electrical tape and double-sidded tape, but it too peeled away from the plastic. Now I'm using plastic ties, which I later read someone else on here used and add an artsy touch, but they're uncomfortable. Anyone have any ideas? I've attached a Sansa Clip+ to the earpiece with Velcro.

Posted by Nat2020 6 years ago



Fake Human Skin

Hi, Can anyone tell me how to affordably make realistic looking human skin from leather? I'm looking to bind a book with it and, if the method works out, adapt it later into making the outer layer for a peeled man "greys anatomy" book cover type body suit for halloween.

Posted by Eirias 10 years ago