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can you freeze sourdough bread dough
Cooking Tips
11th October 2018

Can You Freeze Sourdough Bread Dough

Yes you can. In fact, it is the best way to store sourdough bread if you are not planning to eat all of it in a few days. Sourdough bread, whether bought from the store or baked at home, lasts 4-5 days (when stored properly). This is longer than other…
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how to make bread last longer
Cooking Tips
10th October 2018

How To Make Bread Last Longer

While different types of bread go stale at different speeds (fresh home baked bread lasts 2-3 days while store-bought bread can go for up to 7 days), none of them will keep beyond a week at room temperature. So how to make bread last longer? How to keep it from…
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how to chop a mushroom
Cooking Tips
8th October 2018

How To Chop A Mushroom

Because they are soft, mushrooms are very easy to chop. All you need to a good non-slip chopping board (plastic or wood) and a sharp knife. That last one is really important. A blunt knife is going to mash down the soft mushroom rather than cutting cleanly through it. Like…
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how to chop iceberg lettuce for salad
Cooking Tips
5th October 2018

How To Chop Iceberg Lettuce For Salad

Iceberg lettuce, while not as popular as Romaine lettuce because of its lower nutrient content, is a popular ingredient in many salads. It goes perfectly with many other salad ingredients without overpowering them. It also adds a nice fresh and crisp texture to the salad. Chopping iceberg lettuce for a…
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how to sharpen kitchen knives at home
Cooking Tips
2nd October 2018

How To Sharpen Kitchen Knives At Home

If you want to make your cooking better, safer and easier, one of the best upgrades you can make is using sharp knives. It’s one of those things that you probably don’t think about until you use a well-sharpened knife and realize how easy and convenient it is. A Sharp…
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can you grill microwave burgers
Cooking Tips
29th March 2018

What Is A Microwave Grill And How Does It Work?

The microwave oven is a common kitchen appliance these days. Since its early inception in the 1970s, this appliance has undergone a lot of changes and improvements. Among them are a plethora of safety features as well as performance and convenience features. One of the most recent innovations in microwave…
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can grill microwave oven be used for baking
Cooking Tips
28th March 2018

Can Grill Microwave Oven Be Used For Baking?

When you purchase a microwave grill, one of the most important features that should be included is a good cookbook written specifically for use with your new appliance. If this is missing for some reason, look online for recipes and instructions specific to the model you have acquired. In addition…
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can you vacuum seal raw potatoes
Cooking Tips
26th March 2018

Can You Vacuum Seal Raw Potatoes?

Vacuum sealing is a great way to store food for long. It’s also easy to do as long as you have a good vacuum sealer. Just put the food in a vacuum sealer bag and use the machine to draw the air out. That’s the case with most foods anyway.…
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can you vacuum seal fresh herbs
Cooking Tips
21st March 2018

Can You Vacuum Seal Fresh Herbs?

Yes, you can vacuum seal fresh herbs. In fact, it’s the best way to keep them fresh and flavour-rich for months. Storing herbs in a bag or container in the fridge or freezer is not ideal. As long as they are in contact with air, they will wilt and lose…
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can you vacuum seal frozen meat
Cooking Tips
20th March 2018

Can You Vacuum Seal Frozen Meat?

If you prefer buying meat in bulk, you may have wondered whether you can vacuum seal it rather than just freezing it wrapped in paper. The answer is yes, you can vacuum seal frozen meat. If the meat is already frozen, you don’t even need to thaw it first. Just…
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