Category Archives: Kitchen Tips

Sliced bacon in the freezer

Sometimes it's better to store packages of sliced bacon in the freezer. Put packages of sliced bacon or cut into pieces and then freeze it. When you need to use a small amount of bacon for a recipe, just use a serrated knife to cut of as much as you need, and the rest of the bacon put back...
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How to use thyme

Thyme is a terrific supporting herb for many fall dishes, pungent and spicy flavor. Dried thyme makes a convenient aromatic addition to soups and casseroles, but it's best used fresh. Add whole sprigs to slow roasted or dried tomatoes, or your favorite bottled pasta sauce for a homemade touch. Sprinkle on pizza, or leave sprigs...
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How to choose and store strawberries

When you are buying strawberries remember a few rules. The berries must be firm, shiny, and preferably with the green caps still attached. Smaller strawberries tend to have more flavor than larger ones. Avoid limp, wilted, moldy or bruised berries as well as those that have white or green parts. They will not ripen after picking. When possible, you should...
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How to choose and store carrots

Very sweet and tasty carrots are sold in the fall or early winter. In the summer carrots have a sharp taste and in the spring carrots are smaller and have a milder flavor. Good carrots should be firm, without unnecessary growth and smooth. You need to dry unwashed carrots a little after harvesting and then keep in a refrigerator  produce...
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How to store radish

Always prepare radishes just before using, as they lose their potency when cut. Store them in a perforated bag in the fridge for around 3-4 days. Always trim the leaves off before storing, as they'll draw moisture from the radish itself. You can keep the radish greens in the fridge, wrapped in moist kitchen paper then stowed in a...
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How to store asparagus

When you are buying asparagus look for smaller spears since they are especially tender. It's better to choose the sprouts of the same length so that they cook evenly. To store asparagus, wrap the asparagus in a moist paper towel, then put it in a plastic bag and keep it in a refrigerator salad drawer. Also, you can keep it...
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