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"How to Cook an Egg" [24 Jun 2008|07:07am]
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"How to Cook an Egg" was requested by one of my e-newsletter subscribers. Having been in the restaurant business for over 20 years, I was not surprised by the request. I have actually met chefs who could not properly cook an egg, let alone cook an over easy egg.

This request started me thinking about my egg cooking experiences.

High school home economics class was my only real experience before I was married and I guess that didn't sink in.

The only thing I remember about eggs in that class was making Eggs ala Goldenrod (which I still love) and beating an egg and then measuring it in tablespoons for the purpose of making a recipe that required half an egg. I never, ever came across another recipe requiring half an egg.

And I never learned how to cook an egg.

So basically as a new (young) bride I had to start from scratch. I married a very finicky egg eater and after being scolded for imperfect over easy eggs, I began throwing eggs away if they weren't "just right."

I must have ended up throwing away dozens of eggs while perfecting my egg cooking skills. I thought I must be a slow learner. I just had to learn how to cook an egg! Had he known, my thrifty, finicky husband would have lectured me about wasting food. But as the words of the song "Margaritaville" say, I thought it was "his own darn fault." I never did reveal my secret.

Practice does make perfect, as it is said, and eventually I learned how to cook an egg.

After the death of my first husband (no, not my cooking), I married another wonderful man. I was pleased that I could cook perfect over easy eggs for him.

Being the thoughtful man he is, he didn't mention for some time that he really preferred his eggs over hard.

Oh, the cruelties of life! I don't mind saying that it was very hard for me to break those yolks!

You can read all the details at How To Cook An Egg.




About the Author: Donna Hager has owned and operated an American-style restaurant for over two decades. More articles can be found in her e-newsletter, "What's Cookin'?" and on her website that features real restaurant recipes, menus, cooking tips, and much more at Real Restaurant Recipes

Donna is also the author of the new e-cookbook, "Real Restaurant Recipes: Food That Built A Business."




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Taking Stock of Leftovers [21 Jun 2008|03:07am]
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There's nothing more impressive to serve up at a big occasion than a large roasted bird, whether a duck, a turkey or a goose. As well as being delicious, a roast of this kind will be a centerpiece of a festive or celebratory meal, giving a real feeling of luxury and extravagence to your guests.

However, once the theatre of carving and the enjoyment of the feast is over, you'll invariably have to deal with a substantial amount of leftovers. Cold cuts with pickles is a favourite, and a real treat for the day after, but by the third or fourth helping this might start to pall, and you may even begin to regret buying such an impressively large bird.

Even in today's disposable society, the idea of throwing a roast into the garbage when there's still so much to be gained from it seems like such a waste, but what can you do when you can't stand the thought of another cold slice of poultry?

The answer is to make a stock, capturing the flavour of the bird in a handy liquid form that can be used for weeks or even months afterwards, adding an extra layer of taste to your day to day meals.

The process of making a stock is actually very simple, even if it's one of those topics sometimes shrouded in a sense of cheffy mystery. To begin, strip as much meat off the bones as you feel you might want to keep, leaving behind all the fatty or otherwise inedible pieces. Break the bones up into manageable pieces with a pair of strong kitchen scissors, and put them into a roasting tin along with any scraps of skin or meat that are remaining.

Roast the mixture in a hot oven until the bones take on some color - the more color, the better the flavor, although you want to avoid actually burning it.

Once you think the bones have been roasted to perfection, the next step is to add them to a large pan along with some basic flavorings such as a carrot, some celery, a small onion - anything you have to hand in your storecupboard. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the contents, bring to the boil, and simmer gently for at least an hour, preferably two or three.

Many people also like to add some peppercorns to their stockpot before cooking, or even herbs such as bay or thyme. The important thing to remember is that you shouldn't introduce too many strong flavors that will overpower the meat, and also to be very restrained with seasoning - as the stock cooks and the liquid evaporates, the flavor will become more intense, and if you've added salt it may become overpowering. To be safe, only use salt right at the end of the cooking process.

Once the stock has been simmering for an hour or three, strain it through a fine seive, or even better a double thickness of muslin. At this point you can discard all the solids, as they will have done their job by giving up all their flavour to the liquid.

Your basic stock is now finished, and can be used to make a wholesome broth with the meat you previously stripped off the bones. Alternatively, a simple way of preserving your stock for future use is to reduce it down by boiling until it's a thick, powerfully flavoured liquid with an almost syrup-like consistency.

This can then be frozen in an ice cube tray, with a cube or two being added to future recipes in place of a stock cube or powder, giving your meals a memory of your festive feast for months to come.




About the Author: Andrea writes for Recipedia, a glossary of food and drink terms, containing hundreds of entries in topics from pasta to sparkling wine.




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Coffee Websites and the Importance of Expert Knowledge [09 Jun 2008|08:07am]
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The biggest problem with searching for coffee products today is the fact that there are so many coffee items to choose from, it is for this reason that you would do well to consult a coffee specialist or at least check out a coffee website. Whilst you are looking for gourmet coffee or an associated food and drink accessory it is essential that you utilize the huge number of reviews that are provided by many of the better coffee related websites or directories, in other words if you are hunting for an italian coffee maker or a german coffee pot , finding some first hand info from a coffee professional is bound to give you an advantage over other shoppers.

Heed this word of warning though, be particularly wary if the so called "coffee specialist" gives a product guide however also has a buying button on the very same web page, for instance if you should come to find a really neat review guide on white coffee tables and there does happen to be a "purchasing" link then the chances are the person who originated the review is clearly selling coffee products and such under a pretence. The trick is to look at coffee reviews from specialists who are genuinely interested in this specialist sector of food and drink.

The ideal coffee review site will contain a varying variety of reviews on subjects including how to locate the highest quality coffee for your requirements or best coffee product comparisons, furthermore if the writer has many articles more on subjects like bunn easy pure coffee pots or bunn espresso machines but does not provide the reader any clear means in which to get these food and drink products then without a doubt this free coffee guidance is most likely compiled by somebody who just writes and reviews the subject of coffee out of sheer interest.

Coffee companies often contact reliable comparison directories the minute they launch a brand new coffee product, say for a minute the product was new world coffee blend baskets, it is certainly worth the manufacturers sending out a free samples for review.

Finding info on new coffee items is fairly easy to do however the typical food and drink buyer may need some assistance, depending on the coffee merchandise you want enter these types of search phrases into the search engines but make sure you use inverted comma's, for instance "write ups on mahogony coffee tables" or "coffee sampler bag kit reviews", this will ensure you pinpoint the exact info you are looking for and also the coffee tips you are especially in need of.

Yet nother interesting point about coffee write ups is that if you find them in trade journals then most often the products will be given away for free in contests, don't forget that these type of places are given a stack of coffee focused products to check out, Even I won 12 months supply of gourmet coffee beans which I subsequently sold so that I could buy an antique coffee grinder, all because I was looking for product guides on modern coffee table plans, these product reviews are so valuable I cannot stress it enough.




About the Author: Great Costa Rica Peaberry beans tips by Carol Hansonly the author can be located at : .bjcoffee.com




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[13 Jun 2006|02:35pm]
la_marquise85
Please visit our new community! asktheinugumi

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[23 May 2006|12:29pm]

deathxbyxspikes


Lion In Wait
~Welcome to Cube Academy~

li0n_in_wait
A multifandom RPG, all anime+game+movie characters welcome. Please do check out and join! ^-^

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A request! [08 May 2006|10:52am]

ocelotpaws
Well, I'm going to be in the artist alley at A-Kon this year! Something that the rest of my group only reminded me of... yesterday. Since most of my art for the convention is already finished, I've decided to go ahead and do some fanart requests for the rest of what I'll be taking. So, I have a favor to ask of you guys. I'd like you to tell me fanart that you'd like to see! Scenarios, just general characters... anything. Any series, any detail. So, help me out? Thanks!

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new [29 Dec 2005|03:51am]

candylamen
[ mood | creative ]

hmm.. i'm new too! :3

i'm izumi, from brazil. when i first saw inuyasha it was love at first sight. it had been the episode when miroku protects inuyasha from a venemous youkai (i can't remember his name now). isn't he all that? episode 92# he's good too. i love when he fights. i like miroku more in manga than at anime. plus he's prettier at the manga.
hugs! xx

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Um, hi! [19 Sep 2005|08:16pm]

ocelosh
Hiii! ^_^ I'm the new girl in town. I'm a die hard Inuyasha fan. Have been for about... three years now. While I'm only so-so on the manga, I'm an anime addict to the core. And I must say that Miroku and Sango are my absolute favorite pairing of all time. So, I'm so glad I could find a community like this on LJ! Home sweet home, I hope.

I'm actually a fanfiction writer. Not a very good one, and FFN really... really hates me so it screws up my formatting. But, if anyone's interested... a good few of my stories are Miroku-centric, so you can have a look if you'd like.

^_^ Glad to know there's other people out there who love Houshi-sama as much as I do!

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I'm new [06 Mar 2005|04:59pm]

applepiefilling
[ mood | okay ]

New to lj and new to this community! Uh...Miroku's the best! *drools constructively* I don't really have anything else to say. heh.

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[01 Feb 2005|11:09pm]

kurai_satomi
[ mood | energetic ]

woot! a mir-kun community! yay!

anyway im new and u can all call me satomi.

im a big fan of mir/kag and so if u r too, check out Sandra E's(ff.net) index of all mir/kag fics in existance (more or less). ^^ *pokes icon*

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Meet Me IN All My Madness [09 Jan 2005|02:18pm]

_sana_
[ mood | devious ]

Miroku!  *drools*

I've made a fansite about him before.  Of course, it was a fansite about him and Kagome, but still.  I'm a fan of him with Kagome or Sango, really.

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*sighs happily*  Miroku!

Anyway, name's Kadeen.  nice to meet ya fellow Mir-kun lovers!

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holiday thing, spread the love [30 Nov 2004|02:14pm]

justa_shadow
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-insomniac

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\(^^)/ [30 Oct 2004|03:27pm]

yumeitsumademo
[ mood | peaceful ]

YAY! A MIROKU FAN COMMUNITY!
I had to join. I just... Had to. ^^
*glomps miro plushie* Yey... ^^

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for crazed miroku fans such as meself... [27 Jul 2004|08:01pm]

kenshingentatsu
[ mood | hopeful ]

is anyone interested in fanfiction?

while looking at www.mediaminer.org today, i found an interesting story that i absolutely love!!! it is "NOT a CYOA" (tho most people would classify it as one, methinks...) but its one of those "insert-you" fics written in the 2nd person. anyway, the pairing is the reader/miroku, so of course i simply had to read it. i thought it was really good (but then again i'll think anything is good if it puts me & miroku together...) but scratch that, it is good even without miroku. oh GASP how could i have said that?! never mind me, read the story! i didnt write it, but even so, i hope you like it as much (or more than, if possible) as i did ^.~

A Trip to Japan: The Feudal era

o fyi in chapter 4, there are some happenings that may be unsuitable for children... if only because they contain naraku... o.O;;;

aika-chan

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[15 Jul 2004|01:39pm]

kenshingentatsu
[ mood | sleepy ]

been staying up late to watch inuyasha on adult swim... i only do it because miroku's in the pisodes now, and fluffy & the monkey suit are gonna be on tonight!!!!!! and of course last night, after ATHF (which is totally awesome) they showed mirokus COMMERCIAL!!! i love that commercial ^^x they need to show it more often!!!!!!!!! i wish i could download it somewhere... anyone know where i can do that?

i wanna play it in quicktime (i have a mac) it would be so funny to hear miroku sayy ' i want you to have my children' in sped up hamster-voice

-
aika-chan

ps:
i just noticed that lately i've done a lot of the posting... probably because i have no life T-T

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ok ok [13 Jul 2004|08:20pm]

kenshingentatsu
[ mood | accomplished ]

i made my sango-hate community... join if you love to hate sango... Sango Haters Anonymous....................

ok im done now.

you may resume the normal course of things. ^^x

and no more hating in this community--- i'll save it for my new one ^^x


aika-chan

ps
i still think sango should die

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sorry [13 Jul 2004|10:50am]

kenshingentatsu
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

ok im sorry about my last post... i feel really uncomfortable having posted that... i know! i'll just start my own community where we can talk about stuff like that. for the time being, if you want to come hate sango with me, i have a community called monkeysuit3435 home to a measley one member. me! ^^x;;; so anyway plz join and once again, im sorry for disturbing anyone (including myself o.O)

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[02 Jul 2004|07:35pm]

kenshingentatsu
[ mood | enthralled ]

mmmmm a community for miroku lovers!!!! that's just what i need to prove that i'm not (entirely) insane. *sigh* i don't think it's healthy to love miroku as much as i...

of course, with obsession comes jealousy. does anyone else out there want to watch sango die a painful death? i very much would. infact, i would PAY to see her die. infact, i would kill her, completely free of charge.

btw, i write a CYOA fanfiction just for miroku/fluffy lovers! and here it be!!! please read and review, but you have to be a member of mediaminer.org to review.

comment if you want sango to die a gruesome, bloody death!!!

aika-chan (my IY alias)

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~Drools~ Monk.... [02 Jun 2004|12:00am]

silly_krissy
[ mood | giggly ]

Um, YAY!!  Miroku commuity!!  Man I love that monk!
T-T  Check my layout if want know how much!!

HI TO ALL THE OTHER MONK LOVERS!

Love,

Monk-Chan   <--------------------------  My nickname!

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[26 May 2004|10:20pm]

san_wolf_girl
[ mood | bouncy ]

I just joined, ^_^ I love the whole show! Inuyasha rocks my socks! And I love all of Mrioku's antics. Who here wouldn't want to bear his child?!

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