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Month: August 2018

Chives

Chives

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Among the most delicate members of the onion family, chives is many different popular herbs which play an active role in European cooking. Although the onion bulbs grow beneath the ground, it’s the clump of grass that shoots up that is used in cooking. This grass is long and thin, and hollow inside with a flavor that is somewhat similar to spring onions or leeks. The flower heads also may be used as garnish. The Asian variety of chives is called Chinese chives or garlic chives.

There are many reasons to buy chives. They are highly aromatic and their delicate flavor is a welcome addition to salads and soups. There’s absolutely not any requirement for any tearful chopping with this herb. Also, chives is rarely cooked. Cooking causes the hollow leaves to blanch and also reduces the flavor. The leaves are cut into small pieces with a pair of scissors before adding as a garnish to dishes. Sometime, the leaves are used whole.

When buying chives, be sure that you choose firm bulbs with leaves that have the green color of grass. It is ideal to purchase chives in small quantities because they taste best when they’re fresh. The leaves are tender but may be kept in a refrigerator for almost a week if they’re wrapped and packed properly. Chives may also be frozen or dried for shipping. However, this process may decrease the odor of the herb. If you would like to store chives, then they need to be frozen instead of drying. Once frozen, they may be packed into small plastic containers.

Chives impart a wholesome yet subtle flavor to soups, salads, vegetables and sauces. It enhances the taste of eggs, cheese, salads, soups, sandwiches, baked potatoes and steak. Chives may be utilised in combination with other herbs as they keep their distinctive flavor even when combined with other powerful herbs and spices.

Chives was first cultivated in China where they had been a part of Chinese cooking and ancient Chinese medicine. Chives is highly popular in continental cooking. It is said that early Dutch settlers grew chives on meadows so that cows grazing on them can yield milk with the flavor and odor of chives.

Chives are famous as an appetizer and as a digestive. In early medicine, Chives have been used to treat a number of conditions including hypertension, lack of appetite, colds and nausea.

Chives may be grown in the backyard at home or they may be purchased from the nearest local shop. High quality chives could be purchased online too. When purchasing this delicate herb, ensure that you buy in smaller quantities that are consumed quickly.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Beef Pot Meat Healthy Meal Dinner Cooked SYum! Beef Stew! Thinking about it gives a sense of warmth and comfort for cool days or any day for that matter. It can be appreciated any time of year. But what makes a really good beef stew? Continue reading!

1) Meat

2) Veggies

Meat

A excellent beef stew starts out with great meat. Of course, there are many cuts of meat available in the meat department. Purchasing the best cut of meat can be as straightforward as choosing a new package of stew meat already cut into small pieces for simple browning. You can also select a piece of beef and have the butcher cut the meat for you. However, when I decide to purchase my meat, I make sure it is Angus beef as it has less marbling and is more tender than other forms of beef, ideal for the best stews.

Veggies

You can’t have beef stew without the vegetables. The terrific thing is that just about any veggie can be used. Onions are a private matter but I always make sure they are in my stew. Consider adding additional fresh seasonal ingredients from your garden. Why not include eggplant, corn, zucchini or yellow squash.

How you cook your ingredient to perfection is up to debate. Most often you think of beef stew simmering on top of the stove in a Dutch oven daily. Some use their crock pot, letting the stew to simmer all day without needing to watch it over. I, however, want to lift up an alternate. My favourite way to cook beef stew is to bring all of the ingredients into my electric pressure cooker. This is the simplest and quickest”place it in and leave it” way of cooking I have found. After browning your meat (in the pressure cooker) simply add your favorite ingredients, broth and water, set the timer for a half hour or so. Using an electric pressure cooker infuses flavor into all your ingredients. It even permits you to cook from frozen, if you choose. Simply put your frozen meats, veggies and fluids into your pressure cooker, place the controls for about an hour and PRESTO! You have a fantastic beef stew ready to serve.

Regardless of what ingredients you decide to use or what method of cooking you choose, making beef stew to your family is a superb way to bring satisfaction and warmth to your table. Treat your family to some now!

Biscuits

Biscuits

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Biscuits can function as the most convenient breakfast or snack thing each time you’re hungry. Just tear open a bunch of biscuits and begin munching on these delicious hard breads. You can munch on them as you’re walking to school or when you’re at work. They serve as an exceptional alternative if we’re unable to have a whole meal.

Remember when you were a child, nothing tasted as delicious as dipping snacks in hot tea and eating them separating two cream snacks and licking off the cream. Well, that is the miracle of biscuits. They may be raised with baking powder or soda and may be known as soft or bread cakes. As they can be purchased from almost anywhere and even be baked in your home, they don’t fail to lure people from all age groups to swallow them.

The whole world now uses this expression except for the United States where cookies refer to soft bread products that are baked just once. Biscuits not only save you from feeling hungry at school or work but also on long journeys. Because of the fact that they exude starch, they guarantee the consumer doesn’t go hungry.

Manufacturers are constantly attempting to bake better quality, softer and tastier snacks to out do their opponents. If anybody has attempted cookies in the restaurant Subway, you’d definitely not disagree to state that those cookies are not delicious. Cookies are also a sort of biscuits. There are numerous varieties of biscuits available on the market, but the most common would be wrapped, shed and scone biscuits. Rolled biscuits are among the most frequent sort of biscuits which we can see almost anywhere. Drop biscuits have a tendency not to have a uniform shape as they’re put on baking sheets with spoons because of their sticky nature. They’ve a rougher appearance in comparison with rolled biscuits. Last, scones are biscuits which are usually made using butter and cream. Eggs and raisins can be added to add taste and dress up your biscuits.

Biscuits continue to gain popularity with all age groups because of their delicious flavor and varieties that appeal to everyone’s taste buds.