Yes, there really is a quick and accurate way to test the doneness of meat without using a meat thermometer or cutting into your meat. You only need your hands to do the job and a bit of self-confidence. In the beginning of learning this new testing method, I suggest you have someone with you to guide your hands and keep your eyes closed. No peeking! Since your eyes overrule all your senses, you will learn this test faster with your eyes closed and rely on your touch.
You will be comparing how your meat feels, to the feeling of your hand as you touch different fingers together. Here's how.
Start by shaking out both hands...shake out all the bad jujues'. Your hands need to be completely relaxed and not tight.
Open your hand and keep it relaxed. Take the index finger of your opposite hand and touch on the fleshy area at the bottom of your thumb. If your hand becomes tense, this won't work. You may need to shake your hand again to get it to relax.
The feeling you get from...
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This morning I was lucky to have a segment on Channel 10's Your California Life with Aubrey Aquino. I demonstrated making Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade. Fun times. The video is below along with the recipe that is delicious served as an appetizer, a sandwich spread, on top of grilled chicken...it's an all-purpose recipe. Hope you enjoy it.
Download the recipe below! I hope you enjoy it!
Mise en Place is a French culinary phrase which means "put into place" or "everything in its place". It's the smart way to begin your cooking and to make every step as efficient as possible.
It will prevent you from getting halfway through a recipe only to find you're missing one key ingredient. With the help of some handy preparations, when the time comes to combine the ingredients on the stove or assemble the final dish, you aren't scrambling to dice your onions or chop your parsley while something is cooking and maybe burning because of your lack of attention.
Clarified butter, also known as drawn butter, is a butter with the milk solids removed. The clear yellow fat that remains has a high smoke point meaning it can stand up to cooking on high heat for a longer period of time without burning. You also want to use clarified butter when you want the flavor of butter, rather than the flavor of oil. You will also find clarified butter called for in many Keto recipes.
How to Make Your Own Clarified Butter
To begin, be sure to use a good quality of unsalted butter. You can clarify any quantity you want.
She was born Gena Marion Lorenzi in 1916 to an immigrant couple from Luca, Italy. She later became my mama, my teacher, my friend and my mentor. I can't remember a day that she didn't put three square meals on the table for our family and any friends who might have stopped by our home. She first taught me the importance of bringing people to the table for a hearty meal, friendship and lots of laughter. Then, she taught me how to put a good meal on the table. Her kitchen wisdom and abilities were impressive, and she enjoyed sharing them. I loved spending time in the kitchen with my mama, she taught me more than I can remember. And, there are still days that I think of something about her kitchen and her food that I just want to just pick up the phone and call her...and listen.
Knives are used to perform a variety of tasks in your kitchen, from dicing vegetables to cutting up poultry and slicing a birthday cake. Each type of knife is used to perform specific tasks. How you handle and take care of your knives is extremely important in the life of your knife.
Keeping your knives sharp is at the top of my kitchen essentials to-do list. Here are my tips to follow.
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