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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip
Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? 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! I noticed a post at The Gardener's Eden (read it here) recommending that you freeze some herbs in oil. Why? It's also a great way to have herbs ready immediately for winter stews, roasts, soups, and potato dishes. Given this use, the oil-and-freezer method of preservation works best with the tougher hard herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Soft herbs such as mint, basil, lemon verbena, and dill are usually added raw to a dish, and they don't respond as well to this kind of preserving. Here are some tips on preserving herbs in oil. Previous image Next image More on Preserving Herbs

Top 10 health benefits of tulsi Tulsi also known as basil leaves, is a fairly common plant in Indian households. Considered holy by many religions, the tulsi plant is revered for its divine properties. Besides praying to the plant, a number of people advice including the leaves and roots of the plant in various medical decoctions. With immense benefits right from clear skin to dissolving kidney stones, tulsi is tonic for the entire body. Cures a fever: Tulsi has very potent germicidal, fungicidal, anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties that are great for resolving fevers. Beats diabetes: leaves of holy basil are packed with antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene. Protects the heart: Tulsi has a powerful anti-oxidant component called Eugenol. Beats stress: According to a study conducted by the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, tulsi helps to maintain the normal levels of the stress hormone – cortisol in the body. Read original story on

Teagan’s Food Musings Culinary School Lesson: How To Work With Phyllo Dough - Foxes Love Lemons In my “What I Learned in Culinary School” series, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks that I learned from two years of working with some of the country’s best chefs. This will include big things like learning to work efficiently, and small things like how to cook bacon perfectly. All of them will be applicable to your home kitchen, making you a faster, better, and more confident cook. I’ve only cried in the kitchen once. It was before I went to culinary school. It involved phyllo dough. Culinary school taught me a lot of things, but primarily that there’s no crying in the kitchen. P.S. For more tips and tricks from my school days, be sure to check out my culinary school archive. How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days) Ruh-roh. (Photo: Toby Otter) Following our Paleolithic ancestors, our Neolithic ancestors lost an average of six inches in height. Most people now have those last 5-10 pounds that seem impossible lose. The causes for both, surprisingly, may be the same. Robb Wolf can explain. I have known of Robb for several years, but I only met him through a friend a week ago. Enter Robb Wolf. A Common Problem Below I describe several people who at first glance appear different, but in fact they all share a common problem. For you, this chapter may represent the “missing link” in your quest for improved performance and health. Alex, Age Five I first learned of Alex from my friend Kelly. Kelly contacted me on behalf of the family and asked if I had any ideas that might help Alex. Sally, Age Sixty-One Sally was referred to us by her family physician. Our recommendations focused on specific changes to her nutrition and lifestyle. Jorge, Age Forty Jorge started working with us primarily to lose weight. Bran: 1.

Top Herbs For Asthma Perhaps one of the most agonizing experiences to undergo is to gasp for oxygen. Struggling to breathe can be horrifying for someone who is having an asthma attack. Consequently, you attempt to do all things possible like continuously coughing or wheezing as a way to obtain more air. Such is the reason why asthma can be a life threatening respiratory condition. Way before inhalers, tablets and other pharmaceutical medications were developed, people relied on herbs to alleviate the symptoms of asthma. There are a number of benefits that can be attained by using herbs for asthma. Herbal medicines, as the name implies, are free from synthetic components, and are composed of natural ingredients. 1. One of the best and most effective ways to prevent asthma attacks is to use German chamomile. 2. 3. Studies have indicated that hyssop has anti-inflammatory properties on lung tissue and thus has potential as an asthma treatment. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Smoked salmon and avocado stacks My brother and I share many things. A love of music. An obsession with trivia. Childhood memories. One of our earliest shared childhood memories was going to La Fontaine, a restaurant that was very popular in Port Elizabeth in the 1970s and 1980s – the kind of place where the italian owner wore a suit and greeted you by name at the door; where all the ladies were given a fresh flower corsage to wear; and a real live pianist played tinkly melodies from one corner of the room. It was definitely here that we both developed our love for smoked salmon, a dish which my father enthusuastically ordered his wholfe life despite cautioning us against EVER eating raw fish such as sushi (!). And I don’t mean that in a bad way! Harry Forman developed the London cure in the early 1900s specifically because he thought that smoked salmon was often smoked and salted to the point that you tasted only the smoke, not the fish. So my only dilemma was what to make with this delectable fishy bounty. Method:

22 Clever Kitchen Tips That Will Make Your Life Much More Enjoyable 22 Clever Kitchen Tips That Will Make Your Life Much More Enjoyable November 1, 2014 Here are some amazing life hacks you can use in the kitchen. Can't get that jar open? Oreos + Milk + Ice Tray = Delicious Iced Coffee. Peel Mangos With A Glass Cup. Fit two bowls in the microwave at one time. Keep your taco from falling apart. How to make the perfect pastry. Use peppers to make eggs. Keep a slice of bread in the cookie jar to keep them soft. Healthy teas. Add cereal crumbs for crunchy French Toast. Use floss to slice cakes. How to seal a bag without a clip. Use cookie cutters for fun pancakes. Save time washing hands over and over. Turn the toaster sideways for grilled cheese. How to get the perfect icing to cake ratio. Share2.7K Tweet38

Superhuman Shake for Strength and Muscle Did you know that more than 45 million Americans belong to a gym or health club? That must mean there are a whole lot of people who want to feel and look better. Most of these 45 million Americans, hitting the gym, want to lose weight and get stronger. But how many of them are getting the results as quickly as they want? Not many… Are you ready to feel fitter than you have in your entire life? There are a few ways to gain this amazing vitality and strength. Increase Strength All Naturally In his NY Times Best Selling book 4-Hour-Body Tim Ferris uses himself as a test subject to prove how you can naturally boost strength and stamina. I’ve talked numerous times about the importance of eating whole, fresh, organic, ‘real’ foods instead of fake foods. Again, I’m going to tell you here that one of the best ways to increase strength and boost vitality is by what you put into your body. Increase Growth Hormone (GH) Production The body makes growth hormone via the pituitary gland. Sources: Dr.

How to keep herbs fresher for longer | Knorr UK Storing herbs to how to use up leftovers to make them last You’ll have noticed from my recipes that I use a lot of fresh herbs. Dried herbs are no substitute for the flavour, colour and vibrancy of freshly picked parsley, mint, basil or rosemary. That’s the real taste of the Mediterranean. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a garden full of herbs, you have to rely on the supermarket. Choose bright fresh-looking herbs.