25 Kitchen tips

  • For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon. The steel is supposed to absorb the odor.
  • Fresh coffee beans can also absorb nasty odors from your hands.
  • If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
  • Don't store your bananas in a bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases which cause
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Antique Recipes from Chefs of the Past -Part I

Risotto with Saffron - Maestro Martino, Italian, Circa 1477 Ingredients: 350 g of Italian rice - 8 dl of either chicken or capon broth - 3 egg yolks - 1 teabag's worth of saffron - powdered cinnamon - grated ginger - salt Preparation: Pour the rice into the boiling broth and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes, then dress with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ditto the ginger. Join the saffron with some broth on the side and add it to the rice. Whisk the egg-yolks ...
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Build a Shish Kabob in One of 5 Ways

Want something a little exotic that's tasty and filling? Think shish kabob! Shish kabob, a traditional Middle Eastern delicacy, has become part of a world food cuisine that takes on wonderful regional variations. Its name may have come from Arabic, meaning "cooked meat in small pieces," but it has a big reputation for flavor! Devotees of shish kabob have their favorite recipes and tools. For instance, many cooks prefer stainless steel skewers rather than wooden ones, while others swear by ...
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How To Enjoy the Season - Easy Tips and Delicious Recipes

b>Take Time to Enjoy the Season From the first day of winter to Christmas to Chanukah to Kwanzaa, December is totally filled with holidays to celebrate - well, except for that first day of winter. And so this article is also filled with lots of cooking and entertaining tips and holiday recipes just for you. With all of this celebrating, we tend to wear ourselves out pretty quickly. Already this past weekend, I saw people fighting over a parking space. How ridiculous did that look? And ...
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Updated Classic - Swordfish Nicoise Salad

Now, there is nothing wrong with the classic Nicoise salad, but it's no fun if I just give you a recipe for something that has been done well forever. Here, I bring you the classic salad with a few twists. The classic uses canned tuna, anchovies, olives, capers, boiled potatoes, hard boiled eggs, haricots verts, and in some cases, tomatoes and Boston lettuce. My version combines the olives, capers and anchovies in a tapenade; for those that have an anchovy phobia, this is a great way to forget ...
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How Are India White Tea Compared With Ceylon White Tea

White tea is quickly becoming one of the most popular teas in the world. Tea connoisseurs everywhere are scrambling to learn about the different varieties of white tea and sampling them like made. The vast majority of white tea is grown in China, with Japan being the second most popular place for growing white tea. However, each year more and more white tea comes from India and Sri Lanka, making these the two fastest growing regions for the production of white tea. Many people are not familiar ...
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Snicker doodle cookies Yummy Yummy Yummy!

What are snicker doodle cookies they are an old fashioned cookie that have a sugar cinnamon coating and a sweet and buttery flavor. These classic cookies are topped with cinnamon sugar and are so good we promise you won't be able to eat just one. A great score with kids and adults, they are so fast to put together too! I actually got it from an old recipe that I found in an old clipped out of a newspaper. They store great, and I didn't have any of the problems many others did! I never need to ...
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How Do You Make Quality Tea?

Tea is the world's most popular drink, enjoyed around the world in many forms. True tea comes from one plant, the Camellia sinensis, yet tea production has many forms, with many types of tea derived from this one plant, and an endless variety of blends to suit palates around the world. What goes into making a quality tea? More than you might think. Even if part of an herbal blend, the presence of Camellia sinensis is easily recognised by a dryness left in the mouth after taking a sip. For the ...
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How To Make Wine: Wine Making Instructions

If you have ever wondered How To Make Homemade Wine and needed some free and easy to follow Wine Making Instructions then please read the expert advice provide below. Different kinds of wines require diverse applications of the wine making process. White wines require lower temperatures and longer fermentation times, and the removal of skins, seeds and stems if using red grapes in its production. Red wines thrive in higher temperatures, and the fermentation process must be a speedier one than ...
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Fourth of July BBQ - Spare Ribs Recipe

If you're having a fourth of July barbecue something classy to have that's going to go well with either cold beer or red wine is barbeque spare ribs. The best part about barbeque spare ribs is that they can be the main dish. For a serving of 4 people get about 4 lbs of pork spare ribs (or about three ribs per person). Get chopped coriander for the garnish. Get the following ingredients for the marinade:
  • 8 and ¾ oz of tomato ketchup
  • 7/8 fl oz of chilli sauce
  • ½ Tbsp cumin powder
  • 4 Tbsp red wine
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