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Can Mayonnaise Increase The Risk of Food Poisoning ?

May 10th, 2009 by admin
Can Mayonnaise Increase The Risk of Food Poisoning ?

Summers coming along with salads & sandwiches made with mayonnaise, and the accepted “truth” that mayo spoils quickly resulting in food poisoning may not be exactly correct.From the New York Times comes and interesting article on the matter. …..Most commercial brands of mayonnaise contain vinegar and other ingredients that make them acidic — and therefore […]

What’s This Stuff On The Menu?

May 3rd, 2009 by admin

Do you find yourself ordering the same old thing on the menu? Do you listen to the ooo’s & aaah’s of your table mates as they pour over the appitizers thinking… “I don’t want to wind up getting dried pine cones in dish water sause”. Can you tell ono from uni? What exactly is a […]

How to Tell If Eggs are Still Good

April 9th, 2009 by admin

Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? Here’s how to test to see if they are still good: Fill a bowl with cold water and place your first egg inside. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s fresh. If the egg sinks to the bottom, but stands on its point, […]

Tomatillos

April 1st, 2009 by admin
Tomatillos

Tomatillos are small fruits (used as a vegetable) enclosed in a husk. The fruit resembles a small unripe tomato and is usually green or yellow. The yellow color indicates ripeness, but tomatillos are most often used when they are still green. Green tomatillos are firmer and easier to slice. The husk that holds the fruit […]