A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» Hoping there May be a bit less rain on the garden !
by FloBear 21st May 2018, 6:36 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by FloBear 20th May 2018, 9:57 pm

» Breadmaker recipes
by FloBear 8th May 2018, 9:16 am

» Hand Weeding Tool
by FloBear 2nd May 2018, 5:03 pm

» Gardening between the April showers
by FloBear 30th April 2018, 8:52 am

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 28th April 2018, 6:51 pm

» Knitting in the round
by FloBear 12th April 2018, 11:51 am

» Anyone braving the garden in March ?
by Chilli-head 1st April 2018, 10:21 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by FloBear 15th March 2018, 3:56 pm

» Waste collection consultation
by Ploshkin 4th March 2018, 9:20 am

» Hungry Birds
by Dandelion 3rd March 2018, 9:49 pm

» "Popular contents" newsletters
by Dandelion 1st March 2018, 10:45 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Hairyloon 27th February 2018, 1:58 pm

» What can *I* do ?
by Chilli-head 27th February 2018, 11:59 am

» New beginnings in the February garden.
by Chilli-head 26th February 2018, 10:34 am

» Chairs 4 & 5: The lath back / banister back
by Ploshkin 19th February 2018, 9:39 am

» Endangered crafts
by Ploshkin 19th February 2018, 9:36 am

» The gardener's yearbook
by Chilli-head 1st February 2018, 10:38 am

» Garden Organic
by Dandelion 26th January 2018, 7:24 pm

» New arrivals
by Dandelion 23rd January 2018, 2:48 pm

Statistics
We have 633 registered users
The newest registered user is SoberWatersRetreat

Our users have posted a total of 45491 messages in 2353 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Cookery Tips

Go down

default Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 2nd May 2011, 11:30 am

From a book I bought yesterday.

Pre mix salt & pepper in a shaker in the combination you like. Book suggests 3/4s salt to 1/4 pepper, but I think I would alter it slightly.

Salt keeps free flowing if you keep in the fridge.

Put a dried pea in a salt shaker, helps to keep the damp out.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Dandelion on 2nd May 2011, 2:55 pm

I keep a couple of grains of rice in our salt shaker and it keeps it dry.

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4659
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 2nd May 2011, 3:48 pm

I would assume any dry bean, pea etc would work the same.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by mr_sfstk8d on 5th May 2011, 3:46 pm

I've seen soda crackers used in the same way.
avatar
mr_sfstk8d

Posts : 584
Join date : 2010-12-01
Age : 40
Location : Peoria, IL, US

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 5th May 2011, 9:55 pm

To cut bread really thin, keep dipping the knife into very hot water & dry before using.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 9th May 2011, 8:31 pm

When only a small drop of lemon juice is needed, pierce the skin with a knitting needle & squeeze, the wholw will seal up again.

Warm the lemon if you need all the juice, you will get more out of it.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Chilli-head on 10th May 2011, 10:06 am

You probably all know this, but - when grinding chillies or a spice mix with a pestle and mortar, salt makes a great abrasive to ease the process.
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2512
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Lakshmi on 10th May 2011, 7:01 pm

another tip for grinding spices with a pestle and mortar is to toast the spices in a dry pan for one minute or so. They'll grind in no time. And your curry might acquire a slight "Southern Indian" taste
avatar
Lakshmi

Posts : 189
Join date : 2010-07-01
Location : Devon, UK

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by chickenofthewoods on 10th May 2011, 7:02 pm

And it smells divine. Cool

................................................................................................................................
Chi vo far 'na bona zena magn'un erb d'tut la mena
avatar
chickenofthewoods

Posts : 355
Join date : 2009-11-08
Location : Kent UK

http://www.bushcraft-magazine.org.uk/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 16th May 2011, 2:47 pm

Lemon juice rubbed over chicken before roasting helps to crisp the skin.

It also helps to keep white fish white when cooking.

Help to keep poached eggs firm with a little lemon juice in the water.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 4th June 2011, 4:08 pm

Porridge oats make a good thickening for stews & soups, & mixed with mince make it go further.

Burgers cook quicker if you make a hole in the centre while shaping. The hole disappears when cooked.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 20th June 2011, 5:35 pm

To tenderise meat, add 1tblsp of malt vinegar to the cooking liquid.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 1st July 2011, 2:55 pm

To make good stock from bones, brown them first under the grill.

To give sausages a crust, dip them in milk & roll in plain flour, also helps to stop them sticking.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 13th August 2011, 1:00 pm

To peel tomatoes, put them in a bowl & pour on boiling water, leave for a few minute & the skin will come away quite easily, also makes them more juicy.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 4th September 2011, 10:10 am

For really tender liver, soak in milk for 30mins before cooking.

Baste a pork joint or chops with cider or pineapple juice. Improves flavour & colour.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th September 2011, 10:35 am

polgara wrote:To make good stock from bones, brown them first under the grill.

I would go a stage further - I always roast raw bones for a god half an hour before chucking them in the stockpot, and break them at least in half with a hammer so the marrow can soak.

................................................................................................................................
www.killandcure.net/blog/
avatar
Wilhelm Von Rhomboid

Posts : 2942
Join date : 2009-11-08
Location : Schloss Rhomboid, Carpathia.

http://www.killandcure.net/blog/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 4th September 2011, 10:45 am

Yep, on thinking about it that is probably what I would do.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 16th May 2012, 11:29 am

When you sin fish, dampen your finders & dip them in salt. This helps you to hold the fish & stop it slipping.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 29th September 2012, 6:34 pm

Crush a packet of crisps & mix with grated cheese. Put on top fish cooked in milk, grill before serving.

For a tasty coating on fish, use salad cream instead of beaten egg before dipping in breadcrumbs.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 29th September 2012, 8:30 pm

polgara wrote:When you sin fish, dampen your finders & dip them in salt. This helps you to hold the fish & stop it slipping.

what a great tip.Never thought of that, and it works brilliantly. Cheers, Pol.

................................................................................................................................
www.killandcure.net/blog/
avatar
Wilhelm Von Rhomboid

Posts : 2942
Join date : 2009-11-08
Location : Schloss Rhomboid, Carpathia.

http://www.killandcure.net/blog/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by polgara on 30th September 2012, 10:50 am

Your welcome. Smile

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cookery Tips

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum