When I make instant hot chocolate, the directions always say to put the hot chocolate mix into the mug and then pour hot (not boiling) water on top. This does seem to produce better results than stirring the mix into hot water, although that might be confirmation bias. Does this actually work better? Why? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Apr 11, 2014 -
Does anybody use whey protein powder to cook anything savory, especially any dinner dishes? I realize this is a longshot question, but web searches haven't turned up much of anything.
And again, I'm looking specifically for any successful recipes that use the whey protein powder, rather than fresh whey. Thank you, o hypothetical kitchen wizards!
posted by DeWalt_Russ
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I need your recommendations for loose translucent powder. I've been using Laura Mercier, but it's pricey and I'm hoping there's a good drugstore alternative. I have normal, mostly clear and even skin and I don't use a liquid or creme foundation. Any suggestions? If the Laura Mercier really is better I might splurge, but I'd rather not. Thank you!
posted by CheeseLouise
on Mar 5, 2013 -
Somewhat of an odd and hard to Google question: I'm looking for materials. Specifically, some kind of white powder, some kind of black powder. Specs for black: grain size would be just fine until about the size of salt/sand, ideal weight would be somewhere in between salt and flour (needs to have a short momentum in the air, but not as volatile as, let's say, ground up charcoal). Specs for white: salt could work out, but something slightly less heavy would be even better.
Anything you encounter in your life/hobbies/work that would fit those specs? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos
on Feb 20, 2013 -
I find that powdering my "down there" during the hot, wet, sticky part of summer helps to fend off funk and prevent chafing. How can I apply it without powdering the floor as well? [more inside]
posted by bluejayway
on Sep 7, 2011 -
How do strippers get their skin to be so soft and smooth even though they're running around, dancing on stage, and generally working on their feet all night? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird
on Jan 3, 2011 -
When mixing whey protein powder with milk, should the milk be hot, warm or cold? Or does it not matter? Does the powder need to completely 'dissolve'? [more inside]
posted by kid A
on Sep 18, 2010 -
Where can I find (and buy) Snake/St. Luke's Brand Prickly Heat Powder in NYC? [more inside]
posted by MaudB
on Jul 7, 2010 -
How does hemp powder spoil?
What would determine if it was no longer able to be consumed?
What are some non-food uses for hemp powder? [more inside]
posted by Vrai
on Apr 13, 2010 -
the recipe calls for baking soda. I only have baking powder. can I substitute? If so, whats the conversion math? Thanks for helping!
posted by hollyanderbody
on Dec 5, 2009 -
What is the name of the technology that produces powder (that verifies authenticity, I suppose) when you bend a drivers license or other ID card? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Nov 11, 2009 -
In period dramas, I have seen characters, once finished writing a letter in longhand, blow a powder across the surface to make the ink dry faster. What was this substance? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on Jul 27, 2008 -
I'm wondering if there is an "organic" alternative to the very popular Crystal Light drink mixes these days. CL is full of artificial sweeteners, flavors, food coloring, the whole shebang.
posted by ssnickerer
on Jul 2, 2008 -
how do I dispense a very hygroscopic powder in a very moist environment without causing clumping in the remaining powder and without clogging the dispenser? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Aug 21, 2007 -
Any ideas on a good online (or possibly otherwise) distributor of high quality raw vitamin/mineral powder? I'm looking specifically for high quality raw powdered B vitamins and caffeine for a homemade energy drink. I'm concerned with quality, so even advise on what sort of standards/certifications I should look for would be a lot of help.
posted by sprezzatura
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Garage-floor repainting.. After etching the old surface, how do I rid of the fine powder? [more inside]
posted by mphuie
on Jul 9, 2007 -
Where’s the best place to book an all-inclusive ski vacation? Where’s a good powder accessible condo with a view/hottub? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on Feb 9, 2007 -
A while ago I bought some protein powder; work and study conspired against me and it never got used. The best before date is February. My question is will the expiry of the best before date make it any less effective? Is it possible for it to go off?
posted by Rc
on Jan 28, 2006 -