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Turkey Brine – How to Brine

To brine or not to brine is a question that home cooks all over America ask themselves mid November. Some say the process is an absolute must and others reject the idea because it’s too messy or too salty.

Scientifically, it does make sense. You see, salt water that absorbs into protein […]

By | November 16th, 2018|Blog|

Cooking a Frozen Turkey

Properly defrosting a turkey is indeed a crucial first step before cooking a turkey.
Cooking a frozen turkey, or even one that has been partially defrosted, is never a good idea.

Cooking a frozen turkey does not make any sense.
Here’s what would happen: The oven would work […]

By | November 11th, 2018|Blog|

Detecting Botulism – How to Tell if a Can is Bad

Canning is generally a very safe form of storing food for extended amounts of time. But, if not canned properly, canned goods can go very wrong. It’s generally rare these days, but botulism in cans is still a valid threat.

Luckily, it is fairly easy to spot a can that is suspect for […]

By | November 7th, 2018|Blog|

What is Cross Contamination?

Question:

What is Cross Contamination?

Answer:

According to Webster, the definition of cross contamination is “an inadvertent transfer of bacteria or other contaminants from one surface, substance, etc., to another especially because of unsanitary handling procedures. With raw eggs, as with raw chickens, it is important to avoid cross contamination”. [1]

That “inadvertent […]

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

What Does a Whisk Do?

Question:

What does a whisk do?

Answer:

A whisk is used for whisking and whisking adds air into the substance being whisked. Or, better stated, a whisk incorporates air into liquid substances. Use a whisk, or add a whisk attachment to a mixer, to add air into and thus “grow” the food at hand.

Liquid heavy […]

By | October 21st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

When to Add Spices

Question:
When is the best time to add spices to a dish?

Answer:
In order to get the most flavor out of a spice and into a dish, the best time to add in a spice is generally earlier rather than later.

Yet, as with most things, there are exceptions.

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By | October 16th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Dispose of Medication

No longer used and expired medications are a problem to keep around as they can be dangerous if they happen into the wrong hands, yet they can also become a problem if not disposed of properly. Therefore, the U.S. government has created a National Drug Take-back day that occurs twice a year […]

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

What is an Egg Wash?

What is an egg wash? Find out all about the process here.

By | October 5th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Prepare Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in peak season in the fall. Although this vegetable isn’t for everyone, it does have many big fans. If you love them, now is the time to indulge.

First, a few tips about choosing brussels sprouts:

  • Avoid ones with yellowed leaves or black spots.

  • Choose […]
  • By | September 30th, 2018|Blog|

    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|

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