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COOKING TIPS

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Marinating meat with citrus can give it a mealy texture. If you like citrus, a little squeeze of lemons always a good way to finish the dish instead.

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

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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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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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Buy a new kitchen sponge: Existential question time. If your sponge is filthy and smells, how can you expect it get your dishes clean?

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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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Switch to metal measuring cups and spoons. Plastic warps over time, making them less precise.

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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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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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Add cheese rinds to vegetable or meat broths for another dimension of flavor.

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Do not go to the store with a shopping list. Go to the store, see what ingredients look good and then make your list.

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

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

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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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Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. When you want to make a nice soup you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.

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Peel ginger and keep it in the freezer. Not only will it last longer, it will grate it more easily.

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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 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 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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Make an appointment with a financial advisor.