• How to Make Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs

    February 9, 2010DishinandDishes

    One of my favorite breakfasts consists of one or two perfectly soft-boiled eggs and some thinly sliced toasted bread wedges to dunk in them.  I like my soft-boiled eggs to have a part-gooey/part-runny yolk and I don’t like the white to have any liquidity to it.  I like the fact that soft-boiling requires no oil…

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  • How to Make Garlic Paste

    February 4, 2010DishinandDishes

    Sometimes you just want the lovely flavor of garlic, without biting into a solid piece of it.  My dad’s like that with onions. He’ll eat them cooked and soft, but doesn’t want to bite into a piece of onion. Enter garlic paste. Chop up a couple of cloves of garlic pretty fine.  Sprinkle some coarse salt…

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  • Removing White Burn Stains on Wood Tables

    January 30, 2010DishinandDishes

    This is a fairly new pub height table we recently bought for our kitchen area. I adore it. Well, until recently I did. Because,  I was sickened when I put a big bowl of turkey broth after  Thanksiving on a towel to cool on it.  And then I removed the towel later and there was…

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  • Coffee Filters – More Uses Than You Think

    January 27, 2010DishinandDishes

      My mom-in-law sent me an e-mail today touting the various inexpensive uses of coffee filters.    And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.  I thought several of these were good ideas so I thought I’d post it in my Tips N Tricks section of the blog.…

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  • Flash Freezing – How to Save Your Food More Efficiently

    January 24, 2010DishinandDishes

    Flash freezing.  I do it all the time. Flash freezing is simply taking a food item and freezing it individually, so that when you want just one of something, the item isn’t frozen together in a huge lump with something else. For instance, do you ever buy the frozen chicken breasts that you can pull out…

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  • How to Make Roasted Garlic with Pictures

    January 20, 2010DishinandDishes

    Have you experienced the flavor of roasted garlic? Have you had it on a pizza, or spread across bread at your favorite Italian place?  If you have, you know how wonderful it is.  If you haven’t, c’mon with me and learn to truly live on the wild and flavorful side of life. This is a…

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  • How to Cut an Avocado

    January 12, 2010DishinandDishes

    Mmmmm. Avocados.    I adore their creamy richness in many recipes, including my Easy Guacamole that you make in a Ziploc bag, and my Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad. Did you know that an avocado is technically a large berry with a seed or pit that grows on trees? Man, I’d love to have one…

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  • How to Peel Garlic Easily

    January 9, 2010DishinandDishes

    Garlic. It’s such a booger to peel. You can smash it with a knife. I usually go a little overboard and crush it to death. Sometimes, you want it sliced and so you want to peel it nice and pristine-like. You can buy those silly rubber tubes for $15.00, but here’s an easy way to…

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