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Can You Refreeze Fish?

Question:
Can You Refreeze Fish?

Answer:
If the fish has been properly defrosted in the refrigerator, or in cold water that was changed every 30 minutes, then it can be safely refrozen within a strict two day timeframe.

Fish can be refrozen once it has thawed, […]

By | September 22nd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Peanut Butter Need to be Refrigerated?

Question:

Does peanut butter need refrigeration?

Answer:

Actually, peanut butter does NOT need to be refrigerated.

People generally refer to peanut butter as either natural peanut butter or peanut butter. A common misconception is that natural nut butters need refrigeration while regular peanut butter does not. There is indeed a difference […]

By | September 12th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Types of Potatoes

Potato, potāto – it’s all the same, right?
Actually, there are different potato types to choose from. Usually one thinks of Idaho grown when thinking about potatoes. Idaho potatoes are called Russett, which is a starchy type of potato.

Deciding which potato to buy won’t make a huge overall difference, […]

By | September 6th, 2018|Blog|

How Long to Marinate Chicken?

Question:

How long to marinate chicken?

Answer:

Chicken is a relatively thin and light protein, with a structure that is less dense than that of beef or pork. Because of this, it does not take marinades as long to penetrate the meat. Chicken does not need a marinade to make it tender, but one can […]

By | September 1st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Store Edible Flowers

Gourmet edible flowers are aesthetically a beautiful touch to a fancy dessert or summer dish. Edible flowers are available year around from gourmet specialty shops, online sources and possibly even your garden yet they are definitely used more often in the spring and summer months when they can also be found at local […]

By | August 28th, 2018|Blog|

Does Ketchup Need Refrigeration?

Ketchup, like many other condiments, is pretty shelf stable. Think about a burger joint where you see ketchup bottles on the table all day and night. Many places just fill those same bottles up to begin the next days business, over and over again. These practices bring people to question the […]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Freezing Kill Germs?

Question:

Does freezing kill germs?
Does freezing kill bacteria?

Answer:

This answer may surprise you, but it turns out that bacteria actually can survive even in the deepest freeze. It doesn’t flourish, but it does survive.

Can you take that casserole left in the back of the fridge for longer […]

By | August 18th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Brown Meat

A common misconception with beef, and especially ground meat, is that brown meat equates to old meat. Although it is true that the absolute freshest ground beef possible, straight from the grinder, is red in color… a brown color in meat does not alone mean that the meat is old and unsafe.

There […]

By | August 10th, 2018|Blog|

Shopping Tip: The Freshest Shrimp are Frozen!

This may sound strange, but the “fresh” shrimp that’s on ice at the grocery seafood counter is, the majority of the time, not as fresh as the bag of shrimp in the grocers freezer!

Most often, frozen shrimp is a smarter purchase than fresh.
Thaw them yourself just […]

By | August 5th, 2018|Blog|

Does Soy Sauce Need to be Refrigerated?

Does soy sauce need to be refrigerated? Soy sauce, along with most other condiments, are pretty shelf stable. Almost all of them are sold on the shelf anyways, so we don’t even think of putting them into the refrigerator until after they are opened. Once opened, there are options as to where […]

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

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