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Chinese Clay Pot Cooking Is Magic

  • Posted on July 26, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Clay Pot is an old but classic Chinese cookware that has passed down through generations. The material and technology has improved slightly and the basic cookware techniques havent changed and the charm of this clay pot stays the same. If you want to taste and even make some of the authentic Chinese cuisine, clay pot is an necessary kitchen tools you must bring home.

In clay pot cooking, poultry or meat is combined with a little liquid, vegetables, and seasonings to produce the tenderness of a braise with the finish of roasting. Most of the cooking is done with the cover in place, but when the food is nearly finished, the cover can come off to get a golden brown finish. Bread baked in a clay pot produces a crispy crust with a tender, moist interior. Some clay bread bakers are similar to metal or glass loaf pans but others come with a cover.

Clay pots are incredible for slow-cooked meals. Because wet clay doesnt get as hot as metal, the pot helps you keep your braise down at a low simmer, which makes the texture of the food more luscious in the end. On the other hand, the heavy clay holds heat very well, and you may find yourself turning the heat down in order to keep the contents cooking as slowly as you like.
Because clay is porous, you should avoid using soap when cleaning your clay pots. This also allows them to become seasoned through repeated use, and some people claim that food cooked in an older, well-seasoned clay pot tastes noticably better than food cooked in a newer vessel. None of my clay pots are really old enough for me to test this proposition yet, but Ill be sure to give you an update in a few years.

What to Cook in Clay Pots
Because food is cooked at high temperatures and with steam, some types of dishes are particularly well suited to clay pot cooking.
Vegetable ragouts and ratatouille
Baked potatoes
Whole chickens, Cornish hens, and ducks, along with vegetables
Baked ziti or lasagna
Stews and casseroles
Baked cheese, such as feta, with olives and fresh oregano
Bread puddings
Fruit cobblers
Whole grain breads

5 Uses For Drains

  • Posted on July 26, 2016 at 6:03 am

A Guideline On Changing And Maintaining The Good Condition Of Your Kitchen Drain A plumber’s wrench, a screwdriver, a bottle brush with a long handle, a pair of rubber gloves and a bucket are the first few things you will be needing in the process. You must first locate the waste grinder and then pull it out of the plug. For waste grinders that are not plugged under the sink, they are directly attached to the circuit breaker panel and so you must switch it off there. Before doing anything with the kitchen drains, make sure that the food grinder is off because you might end up grinding a finger or two. The next thing you have to locate is the curve under the bottom portion of the drain that has a cover screwed on it. To lessen the mess, make sure that the bucket is under the curve before you take the wrench and slowly loosen the screw cover. Pull out the cover and expect water to drip down the bucket. Only remove the bucket after a few minutes of water dripping. When all the water has finally been drained out, you must the proceed to taking the parts out. You will soon discover that the system is made up of several different pieces being help together by large nuts. When you remove the parts of the drainage system, you must be very careful not to damage them and you will soon discover what they are made of, like it could be made of plastic or metal. Even if the kitchen has two sinks, the pipes of both sinks will meet in a tee and will still be connected going through the wall. Now that you have familiarized yourself with the pipes, next thing you have to do is loosen all the nuts and bolts. The wrench is there for when you need it to unscrew the nuts, yet there will be times when you can do the process with your bare hands.
How I Became An Expert on Disposals
There are several different pieces involved in the system but the best way to tackle things is to start with the pipe in the middle. The pipe found on the wall is actually permanently attached to its place so you must always keep in mind never to pull it out and cause a costly mistake such as a leak in the drainage system. Let the pipe stay in its place. The next parts you got to remove are the curve and the tee, if available, then you can finish of by removing the pipes on the bottom of the sink. Another thing you need to be mindful of are the plastic rings found inside the pipes because you might accidentally cause those to fall off.Smart Tips For Finding Cleaning

Blazing a Trail for Health-Conscious Consumers

  • Posted on July 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

If you’re one of the millions of Americans searching for healthy alternatives to many of your favorite foods and recipe ingredients, you may have quite a challenge on your hands. While some products claim to be the objects of your quest, few actually live up to their advertising. Those limited items you do find guaranteeing to meet your needs have a way of falling short of your expectations as well as those of your own personal food critics. Enter Hampton Creek, a California company blazing a trail in this regard.

Just Mayo, an alternative to conventional mayonnaise made without eggs, may be the signature product of this vegan food manufacturer, but it’s not their only offering. They’ve recently sent their Just Ranch and Just Italian salad dressings to store shelves with Thousand Island, Caesar, Green Goddess and balsamic vinaigrette soon to join the mix. A new take on mustard is also set to launch before long.

In addition to creating products with the potential to change the way the nation looks at food, Hampton Creek is also helping people better understand how to use their revolutionary dressings and condiments. The company’s official website holds a sizable cache of healthy recipes for viewers to study and emulate. They’re also teaming up with several members of the food service industry to offer meals catering to the more conscious consumer. Recently, the surging start-up partnered with a certain well-known haven for bulk shoppers on a ready-made vegetable salad dressed to impress even picky palates.

Egg-free cookies are also among the company’s areas of expertise. Peanut butter and chocolate chip ready-to-bake dough were the first of their dessert line to hit the market though there’s no need to bake them at all. They’re completely safe to indulge in right out of the package. Pre-baked cookies have been added to their lineup with chocolate chunk and double chocolate espresso already available in some areas. They’ll be spreading across the remainder of the country in due time.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy but satisfying mayo substitute or something to gratify a sweet tooth, Hampton Creek has a product for that. If they’re not already available in your area, they’re on their way. From salad dressings to meat alternatives, you can learn more about the company’s rising 500 new products on Facebook.

Limit the Number of Milk When Making Bread

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 at 12:05 am

When they wanted to buy bread, surely you will choose bread that big fluffy and smooth. You probably would not choose a flat bread because it looks certainly do not draw.

“Bread can be inflated because of the mixture of yeast (yeast) in the dough. Yeast reacts with the air to produce gas,” said Herman Ahmad, baker ASA Food, cooking demonstrations with current bakery Pane del Giorno in PT ASA Food, Sentul, Bogor.

Herman added that the common mistakes made when making bread dough is too much milk.

Many people think that the mixing of milk that much (even replace water with milk) will make more bread so soft and delicious. When in fact, too much milk it will cause the dough can not inflate perfectly. Ideally, the dough will expand 2-3 times its original size.

“The batter can not expand because yeast can not absorb lactose from milk. Consequently maximal yeast can not react with air and cause gas,” he added. In the right amount, yeast could tolerate the presence of lactose, and react to form a gas.

So how does the exact composition of the flour and milk?

Herman advised to use only a third of the milk of the amount of flour used. If using powdered milk, then for one kilogram of flour, milk used is 300 grams. Whereas if you use milk, you can mix water and milk 50:50 according to the size prescribed water.

“But it’s most convenient is to use powdered milk,” he said.

Discovering The Joys Of Food and Travel

  • Posted on July 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

One of the best things about visiting new places the chance to combine sampling the local food and travel. One single country can offer an enormous variety of dishes. Indian cuisine is very sophisticated, though often we don’t know its diversity because the food in most Indian restaurants comes from the Punjabi region of northern India. The other great Indian styles of southern, eastern and western cookery are largely vegetarian, though some include lamb, chicken, fish and even goat.