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What To Buy Now And Store To Avoid The Holiday Grocery Rush

Christmas is getting closer and closer by the day!
Do you have a sufficiently stocked kitchen with ingredients for your Christmas recipes? You should! It's time to prep early as Christmas is getting closer by the day. Every Filipino household has their tried and tested recipes that they always make for the holiday season. ...

How To Freeze And Thaw Butter

Got a big block of butter?
Butter is an ingredient that you either need a lot of or is used sparingly. Those who bake know how important it is to have a stash of this ingredient for their baking needs. When shopping, you might encounter a deal that you just can't pass up. ...

This Is How Long Sushi Will And Can Last

Raw fish stored too long can make you sick.
Sushi is one of the kinds of food that you might instantly think of when visiting Japanese restaurants. There are many kinds of sushi including the more stuffed California maki that is basically strips of crabstick or kani, mango, and cucumber wrapped in ...

How Do You Store Salted Eggs or Itlog Na Maalat?

The salt preserves the eggs, but it's not forever.
The frenzy over the salted egg trend has long ended but that doesn't mean that it's gone! Whether or not these eggs are still trendy, these colored eggs are still a common and favorite part of many meals. Locally called itlog na maalat, these eggs ...

Have You Always Wondered: What's The Solid Residue From Soy Sauce Bottles?

It's common to see some "stuff" left behind in the bottom of the bottle.
Soy sauce is one of the main ingredients in many Filipino dishes. This includes the adobo, the humba, and the menudo. It is also used as a condiment for dipping sauces for your crispy pata and the tokwa't baboy.So, it's not uncommon ...

How To Tell If The Potatoes You're Buying Are Old Or New

Not all potatoes that look good are still good.
Potatoes are one of the most hard-working vegetables in your kitchen. These are used in many dishes, including your ginisang corned beef for breakfast, the crispy potato wedges that came with your Korean chicken wings for lunch, and the beef kaldereta you braised for ...

How To Store Garlic Properly

Where do you store it?
You probably store garlic and onions together on your kitchen counter. This is popular but we bet you don't know why this method of storage is the best. Garlic bulbs are cured just like onions are cured. Curing just means that the garlic that have ...

How Do You Know If Onions And Garlic Are Not Good To Eat Anymore?

Here are the signs you need to watch for.
Did you know that onions and garlic are dried on purpose before its stored? Onions are cured after harvesting. When cured and stored properly, fresh onions can actually last as long as a year in storage! Garlic bulbs are also cured in the ...

Here's Why You Need To Refrigerate Mayonnaise After Opening

Where do you store your mayonnaise?
How do you store your mayonnaise? Is it in the kitchen where the rest of the ingredients that don't expire or with the condiments in the refrigerator? We don't blame you if you store the mayonnaise in the kitchen. We know that you usually find ...

How Long Can You Keep Cooked Tomato Pasta In The Refrigerator?

Not too long or you might get food poisoning!
Pasta recipes are fast, delicious, and filling. That's the good news. The not-so-great news is that it's pretty common to cook more than you actually eat. This is especially true when you make pasta. The majority of people cook the entire package of pasta ...

How To Store Flour Properly

There are three ways to store flour.
When the pandemic hit, many people started to learn how to cook and bake. Cooking and baking meant many of us spent more time in the kitchen. There are some people who already knew how to cook but there was also one challenge that ...

How To Store Bottled Tuyo And Other Long-Lasting Ingredients Properly

Some ingredients can last years! Learn how to store them right.
Food that can be stored for a long time in your kitchen can be a meal saver. Bottled tuyo, canned tuna, luncheon meat, dried monggo beans, and yes, even rice are all ingredients that you can store for years in your kitchen. These bottled, canned, and ...

How To Store Avocados, According To TikTok

These TikTok users show you how easily it can be done.
Love eating and preparing fresh avocados? You might already know how to make an avocado that's not quite ripe yet to ripen faster in two different ways: you either leave it to ripen on its own, naturally, or you can place it in a bag or ...

How To Store Potatoes Properly

Prevent your potatoes from sprouting.
Whether it's a quarantine you're preparing for or hunkering down to brace for a storm, storing food is a smart move for any situation. That's why knowing how to properly store fresh food, in particular, is important. There's no need to waste food by storing these improperly. One ...

This Is How Long Frozen Food Lasts

You might be surprised.
Stocking up on food, whether it's for the quarantine, your weekly or monthly supply, emergency stash, or long-term storage, is a skill. There are certain things you have to consider when buying food in bulk and storing these.Canned goods are fantastic for long-term storage ...

Here's An Easy Trick To Preserving Calamansi

Don't let your calamansi stash go to waste!
If you love calamansi, whether as juice or stirred into a pitcher of refreshing iced tea (or even as calamansi muffins when you visit Boracay), you probably know that this citrus fruit is a handy ingredient in the kitchen, too. Also known internationally as calamondin, the calamansi ...

Here's Why You Can Add Vinegar To Your Steamed Rice

Vinegar and rice is not just for sushi.
Rice can go bad. This is a natural thing and it happens. Many of us who are accustomed to eating rice with every meal know that, when the day is over, any leftover rice needs to be properly stored. This means it needs to be stored ...

How To Store Cheese And Avoid Mold

A few tricks will help cheese stay fresh in your refrigerator.
Cheese can make many dishes even more delicious. Its creamy texture and wide-ranging flavors full of umami create dishes that are irresistible as they are tasty. That's why it's not surprising that you might grab that deal at the supermarket when your favorite kind of cheese is on sale! Buying ...

Did You Know There's A Right Way To Store Cake?

Are you doing this cake storing mistake?
Cake is a common dessert. It's usually easy enough to make even for beginner bakers. Unless you're aiming for an impressive layered cake with all the trimmings, you can easily bake a cake with the minimum of equipment and ingredients. When you experiment and ...

How To Defrost Chicken Faster

Did you think far enough ahead to defrost it?
It doesn't happen overnight, unfortunately. If you have ever tried to thaw a frozen whole chicken in the refrigerator, expecting it to be thawed by the next morning, you will be disappointed. It will take at least four (4) whole days for a ...
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