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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Dropping Food Into Boiling Water

April 5, 2016

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When adding small food items to a large pot of boiling water or broth, it is easy to get burned by the spattering liquid. Next time you need to add gnocchi, dumplings,potatoes, or anything else to boiling hot liquid, use a large slotted spoon or spatula to slowly lower the food into the pot. This way, you can add more at a time, and keep the backsplash at bay.
Once the items are done, remove them with the same slotted spoon, rather than pouring the pot and the water into a colander, damaging delicate foods.

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Spatulas

January 20, 2015

 

imagesRubber and silicone spatulas are indispensible in the kitchen. Their flexibility allows you to get into nooks and crannies, and scrape every last drop out of the bowl.
You know what else has nooks and crannies? That spatula.

They are designed to come apart for a reason. It is important to detach the handle from the upper portion, and wash the inside thoroughly. Food tends to get into the head of the spatula and bacteria can form. Make sure it is completely dry before reassembling it to avoid growing mold.

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Waste Case Project: Day 4

March 29, 2012

Tonight was the big test…a whole roasted chicken! Every week, I buy a whole chicken, and of course we never finish it. I’m told that it is going to get eaten for lunch, but every Saturday, I throw away what is left. Today, I decided to take the “chicken challenge” and make sure it gets eaten. I personally packed up the leftovers, so that I could assess the remnants. There is a huge amount left, and easily enough for dinner tomorrow night. I bought 2 organic carrots and an onion, thinking I would make a small pot of chicken stock with the leftovers,and use up some herbs festering in the produce drawer. Will there be enough chicken left to bother, or will we actually eat it all? If I don’t make the stock, what becomes of the onion and carrots? A new dilemma!

I cleaned and chopped all the lettuce I bought, including the arugula that is miraculously still hanging in there after a few days, and put what I didn’t think we needed in a plastic bag with a paper towel in it to absorb the moisture. There is plenty for another meal,and the work is already done for me!

I even used a rubber spatula to get ALL the yogurt out of the container, instead of tossing those last few spoonfuls.

Awareness of the problem is proving to be half the battle for me. Planning for waste is helping me eliminate waste.

Stay tuned to find out what REALLY happens to that roasted chicken!

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