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Fixing Kitchen “Spoils”

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Oftentimes, our moms or lolas gives us unsolicited culinary advice especially when we are giving them undivided attention. (Sometimes because we are hungry and waiting for a dish to finish). Here are some of those “wise tips” we could surely use to advantage in everyday cooking: If a soup or... more

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Pasta, Perfectly Cooked

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Pasta should be cooked in plenty of water. You need a high rimmed large saucepan. For every ½ kilo (1 lb.) of pasta you’ll need 5 liters (10 pints) of water and 2 tablespoons of salt. When the water boils, it must be really bubbling, lower the pasta in and... more

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Tips on preparing meal for Valentine’s Day

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1.Prepare a starter and dessert in advance then you only have to worry about the main course on the night. 2.My advice would be not to eat out on Valentine’s Day as the price mark ups are terrible. 3.Make an experience of it this year, enjoy everything about the food,... more

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Flour Tips

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How to Store Flour All-purpose Flour should be stored in an airtight canister in a cool, dry place and used within 15 months. To keep longer, store in the refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container. Bring flour to room temperature before using in recipes. How to Measure Flour All-purpose... more

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Tips on how to Grill, Freeze and Thaw the fish

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Tips on how to Grill, Freeze and Thaw the fish:   Prior to starting the grill. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil on a paper towel and lightly coat the grill rack. This will help from having the fish stick to your rack. (If the grill’s already started, it’s... more

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Suggested Banana Ripening Tips

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Ripening rooms are very important, not just any room will suffice. A proper ripening room must have the following: The room must be as air tight as possible to prevent too much of the ethylene from leaking out. The room must be properly insulated to be able to control the... more

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Twenty Tips for Stir-frying

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Stir-Frying Tips: Make sure you have all the ingredients you need ahead of time. Make sure all the food is cut according to directions before you start. Never try to prepare food while stir-frying. Cut the ingredients in uniform-sized pieces so that they all cook at the same rate. If... more

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Honey Cooking Tips

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1. For best results, use recipes developed for using honey. 2. When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in recipes: * Substitute honey for up to one-half of the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes. Reduce the amount of liquid in the... more

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Tips on Baking Cookies

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1) Make cookies the same size and thickness to ensure uniform baking. 2) Bake only one sheet of cookies at a time in the center of the oven. 3) Check cookies every 5 minutes or so starting about 5 minutes before the recommended baking time (they burn quickly). 4) Remove... more

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Freezing Fruit

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Choose firm, sound, uniformly sun ripened fruit. [Pears and bananas do not freeze well]. It is not essential to use sugar but it is often preferable. To sugar fruit, place it in a shallow tray. Just before you pack, sift the sugar over it until evenly coated. Don’t let the... more

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