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5 Ways to Enjoy Citrus Rind

Got extra citrus rind? You don't have to discard them just yet!
Don’t just discard the skin of oranges and lemons! Chef Gino Gonzalez of Café Ysabel suggests five ways to enjoy their flavor and aroma: 1 Homemade vinaigrette  Make some lemon or orange vinaigrette for your next salad. Mix some juice and zest ...

How to Whip Cream

Want to whip it good? Here's how to hand-whip cream successfully
Having an electric mixer to whip cream is great, but you can also hand-whip cream and still get the results your recipe requires. Click on the slideshow link to learn how to hand-whip successfully. Photography by Ocs Alvarez │ Demonstration by Vanessa ...

How to Measure Ingredients Properly

The wrong measurements can spell the difference between delightful and disaster.
The wrong measurement can spell the difference between delightful and disaster. Click on the slideshow to learn how to do it right! Photography by Enrico Gutierrez | Text, Research, Styling, and Demonstration by Liezl Yap | Props from Saizen (measuring cups and ...

How To Use Lemongrass

Here are handy hints for handling herbs.
For a gourmet touch, flavor and garnish dishes with lemongrass. CLICK HERE for RECIPES WITH LEMONGRASSPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez | Text, Research, and Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration by Rachelle Santos | Props from Saizen (jar and glass) ...

Try These Nifty Tricks: Make Your Herbs Last Longer!

Here are handy hints for handling herbs.
Got extra herbs? Save them for your next recipe! We school you on three ways to preserve them (click the slideshow!). RELATED articles: Thinking of being an herb grower?, Know Your HerbsPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez | Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration ...

How to Chiffonade Basil

For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect for flat herbs.
For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect on spinach, mint, basil, and other leafy herbs.                                                 Check out the gallery to learn how to chiffonade like a pro!For recipes with  basil, CLICK HEREPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez |  Styling by Liezl Yap ...

How to make candied walnuts

Spread these candied walnuts over salads and more!
There are different methods of making candied walnuts.  This one is the simplest that produces a savory taste.                                                                For a visual guide, see How to Make Candied Walnuts gallery below         ...

3 Ways to Enjoy Yogurt

Creative ideas for dressing up this dairy product.
Love Making Homemade Yogurt?  Here are three ideas for dressing up this dairy product. See gallery below.Want more? Click for more yogurt recipesPhotography by Kai Huang | Styling by Liezl Yap ...

Baking Ingredient Substitutions

No cake flour? No buttermilk? Here are some ingredient substitutions that might come in handy.
Here are some ingredient substitutions that might come in handy the next time you find yourself in a baking fix.      If the recipe calls for...You can substitute with…1 cup cake flour1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup all-purpose flour1 ...

Here's To Your Health: 5 Facts About Tofu

We make a case for the bean curd!
                                                                                 Go meatless! For recipes, click tofu recipes 1  Soy yummyTofu or bean curd, which originated from China, is the pressed curd of coagulated soy milk. It has a neutral flavor and an appearance and texture similar to fresh cheese. 2  ...

10 Ideas: Curry Powder

Here are 10 new ways to use it.
Though Indian in origin, curry powder has become a beloved ingredient the world over. Here are 10 new ways to use it.                                                      In this Mango Shrimp Curry, the mango's sweetness complements the curry's heat perfectly.                         ...

Know Your Lettuce

Know which greens can go into your salad bowl.
There are other varieties to throw into your salad, so the next time you’re at the supermarket or even the wet market, keep an eye out for these:                                                        ...

Ingredient Spotlight: Sea Salt

Plus, desserts you can make with this pantry staple!
Sea salt crystals are larger than that of table salt and have delicate salt flakes which are produced through evaporation of ocean water and little processing. They can be ground to sprinkle on meat or fish but sea salt can also be ...

Proper Food Storage: Throw-it, Keep-it Guide

Cook and eat safely with this shelf-life guide to common pantry and refrigerator items.
Ideally, your pantry should be dark and dry, and with a maximum temperature of 21ºC, according to Peggy Van Laanen, extension nutrition specialist at Texas A&M University. Keep appliances, especially those that generate heat, away from your food cabinets. Although most of ...

How to Measure Honey and Other Sticky Ingredients

Always have a hard time measuring honey? We have solutions to this sticky problem.
We show you how to measure honey and other sticky ingredients. Click on the slideshow! To see recipes with honey, click here.Photography by David Hanson │ Text and Research by Angelo Comsti and Cheers Vazquez │ Demonstration by Cheers Vazquez ...

Make Sure You Have These Food Items to Prepare For Emergencies

Is your pantry stocked for an emergency? Make sure you have these in your kitchen.
Natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and extreme weather are commonplace in the Philippines due to our geography and location. They often come without warning which makes stocking up on vital non-perishable foods very important. According to Florinda V. Panlilio, Nutritionist-Dietician Level IV ...
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