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Store Dairy Produce Right

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dairy-produce_cDairy produce needs great care in preparation and packing for the freezer, but results can be good, and useful savings can be effected if bulk supplies are obtainable. Here are methods of storage such dairy produce: butter and margarine, milk, cream, cheese, cream and cottage cheese, eggs.

General Rules for Freezing and Storing Fish and Shellfish

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fish-and-shellfish_cFish should be no more than 24 hours old when frozen, and shop-bought fish is rarely suitable except for the smoked varieties. Fish should only be stored for the minimum time in the freezer. White fish (cod, plaice, sole, whiting) will keep for a maximum of 6 months; fatty fish (haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, trout, turbot) will store for 4 months; shellfish for no longer than 1 month. But smoked fish will keep up to 12 months.

How can Food Be Scary

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skulls_cFood can be very scary for many reasons. Much food is scary not on its own account but because of the pollutants, chemicals and synthetically engineered production process. And all those scary additives and preservatives. Yes, that is very scary, but most scary food is just plain personal.

Peculiarities of Mediterranean Cuisine

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Mediterranean-Cuisine_cMediterranean cuisine, featuring abundant fruits and vegetables, and richly flavored with herbs and spices, is hailed by chefs, nutritionists and health-minded Americans as the "gold standard" of healthy eating. The Mediterranean lifestyle blends wholesome, naturally good-for-you foods with a liberal dose of exercise and eagerness to enjoy the pleasures of life with friends and family around the table.

How to Choose a Freezer

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Freezer_cThe choice of a freezer will depend not only on the size of your family and the amount of your home produce but on the space available in kitchen or outhouse. Ideally, the freezer should be within easy reach of the cook, but excessive kitchen heat will put a heavy load on the cooling mechanism. Air must circulate freely round the freezer so that heat can be efficiently removed from the condenser. Dampness will damage both cabinet and motor.

Fall Sweets. What Dessert to Prepare

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Fall-Sweets_cThe best desserts are those that dazzle the eye as well as the palate. Whether it's a decadent cake lavished in frosting or ice cream drizzled with an indulgent confection, dessert is the final course that can blend flare, sophistication and fun. To help add delicious accents to your fall dessert creations, we have developed a delectable dessert recipe and some plating tips to give your dessert added pizzazz.

Plan and Shop for Healthy Eating

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HealthyEating_cVaried but well selected and attractively presented meals can be a source of enjoyment to the whole family and bring satisfaction to the cook. Such meals make an important contribution to a healthy life. Pre-planning is essential for any catering to be successful. The following suggestions will help you plan varied and healthy meals and snacks that suit different tastes, budgets and dietary needs.

Why do We Have So Many Food Allergies

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allergies_cMore than 12 million Americans have food allergies, and that number increases each year, reported the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Those with allergies who aren't fully aware of what they're eating might be in for a bad reaction or worse. That's why state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro is introducing legislation to help raise awareness about food allergies in places where the diner isn't responsible for making the food - local restaurants.

Simple Rules for Safe Grilling

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grilling2_cGrilling enthusiasts and basic backyard barbecuers are firing up their grills as the outdoor cooking seasons heats up and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging them to remember the rules for safe grilling. One-third of the non-confined home structure fires involving grills started on an exterior balcony or unenclosed porch, 18 percent started on a courtyard, terrace or patio, and 11 percent started on an exterior wall surface.

Vegetarianism and Pregnancy

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pregnant-vegetarian_cI was just a couple of months pregnant when the questions started. My meat-and-potatoes mother-in-law would ask her son hopefully, "Has she started eating meat again?" Each time he'd laugh and say, "No." I chose vegetarianism for health and ethical reasons 10 years before I got pregnant, so I knew I wouldn't go back.

Delicious Jelly Snacks

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jelly_cGetting creative with snack time is an activity the whole family can enjoy. And when it comes to making delicious, fun and contemporary treats, the Jellymongers have turned fun into an art form. You can make a great collection of snacks that are fun to make, and even more fun to eat.

Different Kitchen Knifes

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kitchen_knives_cBefore you go out and buy an expensive knife or set of knives, let's look at a few knife basics so you know what you are talking about. No matter what you read about a particular knife or what's hot with the celebrity chefs, the most important feature is how the knife feels in your hand.

What Food Stuff should Breakfast Include

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Breakfast_cWith many schools starting up again, getting students to eat a quick, tasty and power-packed breakfast before their first class can present an equation even Einstein would have trouble solving. When planning breakfast, dietitians advise including at least three food groups in the meal.

Secrets of Buying, Storing and Cooking Tomatoes

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tomato_cDo you like tomatoes? But are you sure, you get the best of them? If you want to know how to choose, store, cook and serve tomatoes, read this article.

Why do Vegans Eat Raw Food

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raw_cPlants-based foods in their original, un-heated (uncooked) state are considered raw and alive. Raw food may include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, grains and legumes in sprouted form, seaweed, microalgae (such as spirulina and chlorella, etc.), and fresh juices. These live foods (living foods) contain a wide range of vital life force nutrients (ie. vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oxygen) and live enzymes. Their nutritional properties are essential to the proper maintenance of human bodily functions.

 

Gas or Electric Powered Cooker Hobs to Choose

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Gas-Stove-CYou will spend plenty of time with the new hobs that you choose for your cooker, so take your time and shop around to find the cooker and the hobs that will best meet the needs of your family. By carefully selecting the best model for you, you can rest assured that your investment will pay you back with years of good use.

Top-5 Kitchen Skills for Kids

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girl-with-bowl_cOne of the more pleasant childhood memories are those times spent in the kitchen helping mom with the cooking. Most children love to cook and teaching them how is one of those enjoyable experiences in life that you can all share. And while it is fun for them to stir the cake mix and lick the spoon or beaters, when it comes to preparing more advanced recipes there is a serious side that must be considered if your child is to really experience the joys of cooking.

Cheese Fitting Wine and Beer

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wine-and-cheese_cBoasting more artisan cheesemakers per capita than any other state, Vermont produces approximately 53 million pounds of cheese each year. The bucolic cheesemaking state is fast emerging as the "Napa Valley of Cheese" and is celebrating it's cheese-centric status by hosting the first annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival in August 2009. When it comes to serving cheese, who better than Vermont's artisan cheesemakers to share the best wine and cheese - and beer and cheese - pairings.

Vegetarian and Vegan Ingredients Used in Cooking

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agar_cBelow is a brief introduction to some common vegetarian and vegan ingredients vegetarian, vegan baking, and some raw food preparations. These healthy mostly vegan ingredients contain no animal by-products and can be used as substitues in most vegetarian versions of cooking recipes.

Looking for a New Gas Cooker

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Gas-Cooker_cAre you in the market for a new gas cooker? There are plenty of advantages to using a gas cooker instead of an electric model, and with the new and improved features today, you can tailor your cooker to your unique needs and preferences. But before you run down to appliance alley, it will be worth your while to determine the exact type of cooker that you want to make your search a bit less confusing.

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