How to Cook

How to Cook Vidalia Onions

Vidalia Onions are one of the most delightful members of the onion family. Get to know them, especially if you are a person who find the sharp strength of many other onions a bit overpowering. How to Cook Vidalia Onions What Are Vidalia Onions? They are a form of sweet onion, though not all sweet onions are Vidalia. Vidalia come from Vidalia, Georgia (or thereabouts), and there are other sweets onions, such as Maui Maui from Hawaii, and Walla Walla from Washington State. They can be used interchangeably – more sophisticated onion connoisseurs can probably tell the difference between the …

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How to Safely Thaw Frozen Meat

For safety reasons, meat should never be thawed on the counter at room temperature or in a bowl of warm or hot water (anything over 105° F ). The following methods will show you how to thaw meat and keep it out of the temperature zone that allows bacteria to grow, 40° to 140°F, which is the “danger zone” for the growth of microorganisms. In general, larger cuts of meat should be thawed in the refrigerator, as the meat will start to cook on the outside if it is thawed in a microwave, and it will take a very long …

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How to Cook Kohlrabi

We continue our exploration of somewhat weird and possibly confusing produce! So far we’ve tackled: How to Cook Broccoflower How to Cook Butternut Squash How to Cook Pears How to Cook Pumpkins How to Cook Zucchini and Summer Squash   And now…. it’s kohlrabi’s turn! FAQs About Kohlrabi What is Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous, or cabbage, vegetable family, with an edible bulb and also edible leaves.   What Do Kohlrabi Look Like? Kind of like a UFO. Kohlrabi are about the size of an orange, heavy for their size, with a bunch of stems sticking out …

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How to Make Perfect Roasted Peppers

You see them gleaming on antipasti platters, or behind the glass at high end prepared food counters. Silky, brightly colored roasted peppers. Tender, lush, velvety, slightly smoky. And now you are going to make those exact peppers at home. If you like roasted peppers you should think to make a couple whenever you turn on the broiler or the grill, as they take minutes, and then you’ll have them in your fridge to eat and cook with all week long. Any color pepper works: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, striped, whatever. And you can do as many as you like …

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How to Cook Beets

If you are amongst the many people who think cooking beets (sometimes called beetroots) at home is messy and intimidating, you are far from alone. But they are so wonderfully sweet and have such a luxurious, silky texture that it behooves us all to get over it. Let’s make this beet thing a reality. What Are Beets and What Do They Taste Like? Beets, or beetroots, are a root vegetable, the taproot of the beet plant. They have a sweet and earthy flavor, which intensifies when cooked.   How Do You Cook Beets? Beets can be cooked in a variety …

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How to Cook Rutabagas

Maybe you’ve been lured in by some of the fabulous seasonal produce at a farmers market. Maybe you’ve joined a CSA. Maybe you’ve heard good things about rutabagas, or tried them at a restaurant and you’d like to introduce them into the home meal rotation. And maybe you don’t know exactly how to cook (or shop for or store or prepare) some of the vegetables and fruit you bought home. So highly fixable! Let’s go! FAQs About Rutabagas What Is a Rutabaga? Rutabagas (sometimes called Swedes in parts of the world) are fairly similar to turnips, with a slightly bitter …

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