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Quick Cooking Tips

  • Adding a small amount of honey or sugar to the cooking water will add to the delicate sweetness of corn on the cob.
  • When you need to ripen fruit quickly, place the fruit in a closed, but NOT airtight container like a paper bag with an apple
  • Want green vegetables to stay green cook them for less than 7 minutes or add a tiny pinch of baking soda to the water
  • If you toast walnuts in a 350° oven they will not discolor sauces or baked goods
  • Onions become sweeter when cooked
  • For the ideal juiciness and tenderness of beef cooking beef to 130-135°
  • Searing a piece of meat benefits the flavor more than juiciness
  • To determine how fresh an egg is…place raw egg in a bowl of water. If it sinks to the bottom it is fresh
  • To boil the perfect egg, Place egg in cold water with about a tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes. It will have a perfect yellow yolk and peel easily.
  • Did you know that the grey color around the hardboiled egg yolk is a sign that the egg is overcooked?
  • Frying a egg? Stand the carton of eggs on their side overnight and the yolk will be centered on the white when fried.
  • Older eggs have a higher pH level which makes them easier to peel.
  • Black-eyed peas are really not peas, they are beans
  • Pepper is the number 1 selling spice in the world and mustard is second

    Q: Which fruits were crossed to produce the Nectarine?
    A: None.  The Nectarine is a smooth skinned variety of the peach.

    Q: Which animals milk is used to make authentic Italian mozzarella cheese?
    A: The water buffalo’s.

    Q: What nation produces two thirds of the world’s vanilla?
    A: Madagascar.