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COOKING TIPS

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Buy fruit at its peak at a farmers market and freeze it in an airtight container so you can enjoy it year round.

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Buy parchment paper: What else are you going to roast your vegetables on? How else are you going to make quick dinners of fish en papillote?

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When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

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Put a damp paper or kitchen towel under your cutting board. That way, your board would not slip around as you chop

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Soup could have used more tomato? Chicken needed ten more minutes in the oven? Make a note of it and you will never make that mistake again.

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When roasting vegetables, toss them in oil, then season them with salt and pepper and toss again. This way, the seasoning actually sticks to your food.

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After making eggs sunny side up, deglaze the pan with sherry vinegar, then drizzle the sauce on the eggs to add another dimension to the dish.

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Microfiber dish drying mats are better than dish racks. So is a decent dish towel.

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Take the time to actually read recipes through before you begin.

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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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When you are going to sauté garlic, slice it rather than mincing it and it is less likely to burn that way.

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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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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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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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When you grill, pull your steaks out of the refrigerator one hour ahead of time so they can come to room temperature.

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For rich, creamy dressings made healthy, substitute half the mayo with Greek style yogurt.

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

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To cut pancetta or bacon into lardons, put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to cut.

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Do not be afraid to set off the smoke alarm: Especially when cooking meat. Smoke equals char, and char is delicious.