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can you vacuum seal fresh herbs

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 their freshness. By drawing out … Read more

can you vacuum seal frozen meat

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 seal it as it is. … Read more

can you oven cook pork chops

Can You Oven Cook Pork Chops?

Pork chops are the perfect weeknight meal. They don’t take long to cook and they go well with numerous accompaniments from baked potatoes to plain white boiled rice and of course a hefty serving of greens. Most people prefer grilling or broiling pork chops. But you can also bake them. Baked pork chops are tender, … Read more

can you oven cook frying chips

Can You Oven Cook Frying Chips?

Can you oven cook frying chips? There is little difference between frozen oven chips and deep frying chips. If you bought frying chips by mistake or those are the only ones available at your local store, you can oven cook them without any problem. Deep Frying vs. Oven Chips There are several types of frozen … Read more

can i connect oven and hob to same switch

Can I Connect Oven And Hob To Same Switch?

If you have an all-in-one cooker with an oven and hob, connecting it to a power source is fairly straightforward. You can either wire it directly to the dedicated cooker circuit or plug it into the socket of a cooker control unit. For a separate oven (or a mini oven) and hob however, things get … Read more

can you freeze risotto

Can You Freeze Risotto?

Can you freeze risotto? Here are our tips for storing risotto successfully. Because risotto is rice, it takes a bit of preparation and it hardly seems worth it to make a small batch. Storing it is a bit of a challenge, though. For the most part, freezing risotto is not recommended because rice can become … Read more

can you freeze smoked salmon

Can You Freeze Smoked Salmon?

Can you freeze smoked salmon? Here are our tips for storing smoked salmon safely. Store-bought smoked salmon can be safely stored in your home freezer as long as you place it in the freezer before the expiration date printed on the package has expired. For the best results and to extend the amount of time … Read more

can you freeze feta cheese

Can You Freeze Feta Cheese?

Yes, you can. Here are tips for freezing and defrosting feta cheese. Feta cheese is a delicious addition to lots of dishes, and it’s tasty on its own; however, it is not an ingredient that many cooks normally keep on hand. Luckily, experts say that feta cheese can be safely frozen without losing much flavor … Read more

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