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COOKING TIPS

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You cannot toss a salad or mix cookies or make meatballs in a tiny cereal bowl. All you can do is make a bigger mess.

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Plunge vegetables in ice water after blanching boiling them so they maintain a bright color.

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Do not use oil in the water when boiling pasta: It will keep the sauce from sticking to the cooked pasta.

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When seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.

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Stock up on random cuts of meat: A freezer full of roasted turkey necks and bony beef cuts will ensure you always have what you need to make broth.

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A braised or slow roasted whole beef roast or pork shoulder can be made into several dishes and sandwiches all week.

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Store salad greens in a resalable plastic bag with a paper towel. The towel is there to absorb moisture, which keeps your greens crisper, longer.

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Fresh basil keeps much better and longer at room temperature with the stems in water.

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A cast iron pan is a valuable kitchen ally. It offers an even cooking surface and is a breeze to clean.

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To make a great sandwich, spread the mayonnaise from corner to corner on the bread. Every bite should be flavorful. Now that is a sandwich.

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Buy brown sugar as you need it, in as small a quantity as possible. The stuff just does not keep very long.

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Cool your food before putting it in the fridge. If you do not, the temperature in the refrigerator will rise. And the only thing that benefits is mold.

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Treat your herbs like flowers. Next time, trim the stems and put the parsley in a glass of water, fit a plastic bag over it and stash it in the fridge.

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Do not toast your toast. Fry it. Warm some butter over medium high heat. Lay in bread and fry until golden on both sides. Sell your toaster.

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Always keep lemons in the fridge. You can use the squeezed rinds to clean and deodorize your wooden cutting boards.

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Want perfectly julienned carrots? Buy a mandoline. Are you a scaredycat? Wear a cut resistant safety glove until you feel comfortable bare handed.

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If you are cooking for someone important whether it is your boss or a date never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.

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But if your brown sugar is rock hard, do not throw it out. Revive it with a minute or so in the microwave.

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Always keep lemons in the fridge. They will keep longer that way, you will be able to add fresh lemon juice to everything from dressings to cocktails.

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Buy your avocados at a Mexican grocery store. Those are the stores that sell them ripe.