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What Are Capers and How Do You Use Them In Cooking?

Capers are essential in several different dishes, and this Mediterranean food is often sold in jars next to the pickles and olives in the grocery store. But what are capers? What’s sold in the grocery store comes from a prickly plant called the caparis spinosa. The green flower buds from that plant are taken un-ripened …

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How Long To Cook Turkey: A Festive Guide

A turkey is a celebration staple at every dinner table. You can’t spell Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any celebratory holiday without a turkey. As the centerpiece of the feast, there’s a lot of pressure that comes with cooking turkey as this big bird is prone to overcooking or undercooking with the wrong temperature and cooking time. …

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How to Make Croutons – Sourdough, Bread & Garlic Croutons

I love putting croutons on salads, in soups, and on pasta. They add a wonderful crunch that changes up the texture, and you can make them yourself from stale bread. Don’t toss out that bread just because it’s a little bit stale and hard. Instead, I’ll show you how to make homemade croutons from it. …

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How to Wet Aged Beef at Home – Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to cooking meat, the steaks have been raised! A juicy steak that’s tender and moist is a delicacy guaranteed to make you the star of your next barbecue. Do I hear you asking how? The answer is ageing the meat. There are two techniques for meat ageing. These are dry-ageing and wet-ageing. …

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How to Avoid Food Waste when Cooking for Your Family

A significant amount of the food we buy ends up going to waste. That’s an unfortunate reality of living someplace where food is plentiful, and if we want to reduce our environmental impact and ensure that we are not contributing to food shortages, we can look for ways to reduce the amount of food waste …

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How to Make Sure Your Honey Doesn’t Go Bad

Honey is a staple in every kitchen. For enjoying the health benefits of this sweetener, it is essential to store it properly. Though honey has an incredibly long shelf life, lasting for decades, it all depends on how you keep it to preserve its nutrients and taste. Honey is the oldest sweetener used for human …

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Can You Freeze Fresh Mushrooms for Later Use?

I’ve noticed that a lot of people these days are finding their own food in the wild, like herbs and wild mushrooms. There is a growing interest in trying to source natural foods as much as possible, which is why places like Whole Foods and green grocers markets have done so well in recent years. …

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Spices Every Kitchen Should Have and How to Store Them

There are certain species that you will use more often than others. These are versatile spices and seasonings that can be used in a variety of dishes, so it makes sense to always have them on hand. When you ensure that you have certain species in your kitchen ant all times, you will be able …

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How to Soften Stale Bread To Prevent Waste

Freshly baked bread has a distinctive aroma, texture, and taste to it. When it comes out of the oven piping hot and welcomes a little spread of butter- there is just nothing quite like it. I remember many mornings that I lingered in the kitchen just to be around the freshly baked bread. Bread doesn’t …

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Best Frozen Hamburger Patties – Beef, Turkey & Vegetarian

A great way to save some money when you’re grocery shopping is to buy frozen meat in bulk. A box of frozen burgers can last you for a long time, and of course they stay in good condition so long as they are frozen. You can just take one out and cook it up when …

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How to Make Hard Bread Softer & Prevent It From Hardening

The aroma of homemade bread filling the kitchen is a comforting one. For some people, that’s the smell of their childhood, as they remember their mother or grandmother making homemade bread for them after school or on the weekends. The soft, pillowy bread is best when it first comes out of the oven. You can …

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How to Cook the Perfect Mashed Potatoes & How to Keep Mash Warm

When you are making a huge spread for dinner and are trying to juggle cooking up several dishes at once, you may have trouble keeping everything warm until dinner is ready to serve. How do you keep mashed potatoes warm while the fried chicken is cooking? Some dishes simply take longer than others. When dinner …

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How To Cook Frozen Pearl Onions and 5 Pearl Onion Recipes

Everyone could use a little more convenience in their life, that’s why when it comes to pearl onions, frozen is the way to go! Cooking with frozen pearl onions saves you a lot of time since they come pre-peeled! That’s right, you won’t have to go through the hassle of peeling those tiny jewels. Not …

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Meals to Make With Chicken Broth – 5 Recipes

Boiling a chicken gives you a tasty, succulent meat that isn’t dry and crispy like other cooking methods. It also makes the meat really tender, and even the white meat tastes juicy after boiling. If you’re one of those people who don’t like anything to go to waste, then you may want some ideas for …

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How to Store Brussel Sprouts to Keep Them Fresh & Flavoursome

Brussel sprouts can add some flavour and colour to your meal, and depending on how you prepare them, they can be crispy or soft. They can bring a different texture that really spruces up your meal and gives it some variety. There are plenty of people who can’t stand the smell of cooking Brussel sprouts, …

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How to Cut Tomatoes for Different Uses & How to Store Cut Tomatoes

Have you seen those late night infomercials that show you how poorly your kitchen knife works on a tomato in a sad attempt to cut it? They want you to buy their new set of kitchen knives, so they show a bunch of improper methods for cutting tomatoes. If you know how to cut tomatoes …

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How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries Without Ruining the Taste

Fresh blueberries make for a great pie filling and can be eaten plain as part of your breakfast or as a delicious, healthy snack. Did you know that blueberries are a good source of antioxidants as well? So, they’re not just tasty but also good for you. We love using blueberries as a garnish for …

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Does Soy Sauce Have to Be Refrigerated to Stay Fresh?

Soy sauce adds some zing and some zip to your Asian dishes. You need it to give a bowl of noodles its best flavour, and it is a key ingredients in the sauce for Japanese pancakes. Soy sauce can be added to marinades and dipping sauces for some extra flavour as well. It’s one of …

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How Do You Know If Almond Milk Is Bad? 3 Senses Test

Almond milk is considered the tasty, vegan alternative to dairy milk. It’s one of the more commonly used plant-based milks, right up there with soy milk. We often use it as a creamer for coffee instead of cow milk because of the sweet taste. It’s also less fattening and of course lactose free, so it …

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How to Preserve Zucchini Easily At Home

If you come home from the market with an armload of zucchini, thinking of all the delicious dishes you’ll make from it, you don’t want that zucchini to go bad before you can use it. This summer squash is so versatile that it can be used to make noodles, bread, fritters, pasta, vegetarian meat, and …

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How to Make Cupcake Liners At Home

The sight of cupcakes decorated in festive colours brings to mind celebrations. Sweet treats are an inseparable part of holidays, birthdays, parties and anniversaries, and cupcakes are usually one of the more popular choices for any get-together. Cupcakes have an instant appeal to them. You can just pick them up and carry them with you …

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How Long Does Chilli Last Once Cooked?

With its impeccable belly-warming qualities, the chilli con carne (or chilli for short) is my favourite Mexican dish. Best of all, you don’t have to prepare small portions every day. You can cook a large pot, store it in the fridge, and enjoy that heavenly dish in the following days! But the question begs itself, …

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The Ultimate Garlic Guide: Growing, Harvesting & Cooking

The ultimate guide to all things garlic related, from growing garlic, harvesting garlic, curing garlic, cooking with garlic, infusing other foods with garlic – i am going to cover all bases! I have even included some of my favourite garlic related products such as garlic mincers. Besides the fact that growing garlic is easy to …

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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar & Best Ways to Store It

Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen spice popular for its amazing health benefits and pleasing flavour. This ingredient comes from a combination of crushed apples and yeast. The yeast aids fermentation to change the sugar content of the apple into alcohol with the help of special bacteria. Due to its composition, it has a long …

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