PreservingSealJars

Preserving: How To Sterilize and Seal Jars

Since the dawn of man, humans have been preserving food in order to increase its shelf life whilst keeping it safe. The term food preservation refers to any one of a number of techniques used to prevent food from spoiling. Whether saving for a rainy day, or to preserve the remainder of a bumper crop, preserving food is a great way to keep a steady supply of foods in your cupboard.
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HowToSeasonWok

How to Season a Wok

Woks are used in a range of different Chinese cooking techniques such as stir-frying, steaming, searing or stewing. It’s the perfect pan for cooking up culinary masterpieces. Wok cooking is done with a long handle utensil called a chahn (spatula) or a hoak (ladle). The long handles of these utensils allow cooks to work with the food without burning their hands.

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Small Pantry Housewife, Containing Necessary To Cook

5 Ideas for Spring

1. Freezer Clean Out

If soups, winter warmers and other stockpiled comfort foods are taking up room in your freezer, then the start of spring is a good excuse to re­organise and clean your freezer.

Firstly, fill your sink with warm soapy water. Open the freezer and be brave by throwing out any frostbitten products, out of date products or items that have not been used within a 6-month period. Remove all the remaining frozen products. Pull out drawers and trays and wash them in the sink; leave to drain. Clean the interior of the freezer with a mix of water, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and dishwasher detergent. (more…)

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