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Vintage Cookery Tips & Tricks {1940s – 1950s} We haven’t had a vintage tips list for quite awhile here on Tipnut and I figured it’s about time!

Vintage Cookery Tips & Tricks {1940s – 1950s}

Here’s a bunch of snippets I’ve collected from old magazines and cookbooks, there might be a new trick or two in the bunch that you find helpful. Enjoy! Clean raisins in a screw-top jar. Put in raisins and water, screw lid tightly and shake. Drain out the water and the raisins are ready for use.If just a few drops of lemon juice are needed for a recipe, don’t cut the lemon in half. Grandmother’s Lettuce (1953)1 solid head lettuce 1 bunch spring onions 6 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup vinegarWash, drain, and shred the lettuce. Click To View Larger Size. How to Keep Cilantro Fresh. May 4th, 2012 Email 100 users recommend.

How to Keep Cilantro Fresh

Timeline Photos - The Backdoor Into My Kitchen. Poached Egg Tips Recipe : Alton Brown. Easy Poached Eggs. Fresh eggs will be easier to poach (they'll hold together better) than older eggs.

Easy Poached Eggs

Vinegar is optional, it will help the eggs hold together, but if you don't like the taste, omit. Method 1 First bring water in a saucepan to almost boiling. If the water is already boiling, lower the heat until it is no longer boiling. At this point, you can add one or two teaspoons of vinegar to the water, if you want. 2 Working with the eggs one by one, crack an egg into a small cup, then place the cup near the surface of the hot water and gently drop the egg into the water. 3 Turn off the heat. 4 Lift eggs out of pan with a slotted spoon. Coconut Oil: What Is It {And How I Use It!} Ah, coconut oil.

Coconut Oil: What Is It {And How I Use It!}

Have you jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet? It’s a trendy topic these days. Today, I want to talk about how I use coconut oil in cooking and baking. DID YOU KNOW… You’ve probably heard all about the amazing uses of distilled vinegar, using olive oil to condition leather and even that nifty trick of using a potato to loosen a broken light bulb.


But today, we are going to talk about some of the not-so-known uses for everyday items like coffee filters, marshmallows and dryer sheets. COFFEE FILTERS – The little paper-like liners that make your morning cup of joe possible have many more uses than just getting your morning started. Because coffee filters are lint-free and absorb oil very well, there are many, many uses for these little guys. Did you know… "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks.

I’m sure we’ve all gotten the email before.

"You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks

You know what I’m talking about, the spam email that you actually happened to read. 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda. Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder.

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda

It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. The following are 75 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins soft and fluffy. Health Uses 1. 2. 3. The Common Cook's How-Many Guide to Kitchen Conversions. Helpful Kitchen Tips and Tricks. - Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide. 10 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze. Top 50 Websites For Learning Self-Canning. Self-canning is an age old tradition that allows you to store nearly anything for a very long period of time.

Top 50 Websites For Learning Self-Canning

Pantry, Counter, Fridge? Where To Store Produce For Maximum Shelf Life. Photo: edmittance.

Pantry, Counter, Fridge? Where To Store Produce For Maximum Shelf Life

Charted-cheese-wheel-recipe-by-cupcakepedia.jpg (990×1302) Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip. Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit?

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip

The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer, and I just learned a new, better way to freeze herbs: In oil! How to freeze tomato sauce in 6 easy steps : Food Safety : Food. How to Eat a Pomegranate - emptyage. They're deliciously tricky. Puzzling, even, with their tough skins and all those little red seeds. But splitting one open and getting all that fruit is actually pretty easy.

Here's how to do it. Find yourself a Pomegranate. Kitchen Cheat Sheet Guide On Basic Cooking Techniques. Diffеrеnt people likе tо eat diffеrеnt ways. Yоu саn spend tens оf thousands оf dollars оn kitchen equipment, оr уоu саn spend a couple hundred bucks, thеn lеt уоur cooking style dictate hоw tо expand уоur collection. Yоu’ll spend mоrе timе in preparation thаn асtuаl cooking.The wау уоu prepare food hаѕ a direct impact оn hоw it cooks.

Onсе in a whilе уоu might make a blunder thаt renders ѕоmеthing inedible. Best Cooking Tips 2013. Julia Child used to say “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing”. And we learnt a lot this year! Perfect boiled eggs. Boiling eggs may sound like the simplest thing you could possibly cook, but if you’ve ever boiled an egg you’ve probably run into problems at one time or another. The challenges with boiling an egg generally fall into two categories: cooking the egg, and peeling the egg. Despite following a set of directions precisely you might have found your eggs under/over cooked, or perhaps when you tried to peel the egg it ended up looking like the surface of the moon.

The good news, is that both of these problems are easily resolved with a little understanding behind the science of eggs. 5 Perfectly Respectable Uses for Instant Mashed Potatoes. Popular in Food & Drink. How To Boil A Perfect Egg Every Time. One really important thing to remember when boiling the perfect boiled egg is to slow down. How to Melt Chocolate < Common Cooking Mistakes: Cooking Tips and Questions Answered. Result: Instead of having a smooth, creamy, luxurious consistency, your chocolate is grainy, separated, or scorched.

The best way to melt chocolate is to go slowly, heat gently, remove from the heat before it’s fully melted, and stir until smooth. If using the microwave, proceed cautiously, stopping every 20 to 30 seconds to stir. How to Fix a Cracked Cheesecake. 100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!) : Chefs. 10 Clever Kitchen Lifehacks. The 23 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray. 27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible. Cook'n Newsletter. Top 10 Kitchen Annoyances, Solved By Genius. My life as a foodie » Molecular Cooking – my new true passion. - StumbleUpon.

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