Small pot-grown herbs and lettuce in a pot are something we often buy in the grocery store, but wouldn't it be nice to continue growing them for a while? With just a little extra care they can live on and give new harvests for several weeks and maybe even months. Growing herbs for the sake of the scents is one reason, growing them for the taste of another.
A spice land can look many ways. If you do not have the opportunity to grow outdoors, it is equally good to grow in a pot. The advantage of growing the spices in a pot is that you can place it near the kitchen or grill so that you can quickly access your spice storage. Also, that you can feel the scents as you pass by, simply by brushing them with your hand is just a bonus
Some spices are annuals and can be sown directly on the p...
Seasoning food with spiced and herbs is an art. With hundreds of spices to choose from, the art of seasoning and using them in food is rather complex. At least if you want it to taste good.
Most people stick to the few spices they know. This may include, for example, pepper, curry, ginger, Basil, to mention a few. But if that is you, you are missing out on amazing opportunities. Spices can completely change a dish and take it from mediocre to something absolutely extraordinary. But in the same way that spices can boost a dish, they can also completely destroy it if used incorrectly.
To take advantage of the great benefits that spices have, you need to first learn what spices are available, and then which spices match with what dishes and tastes. Furthermore, you also need to lear...
When it comes to herbs, you should grow what you like. But fresh herbs and spices are also available to buy to a large extent in most grocery stores. Both pre-cut and growing fresh spices in pots.
If you watch cooking shows on TV and listen to expert chefs, you will notice that they use, to a large extent, fresh spices and herbs in their cooking instead of dried. Fresh herbs and spices are rich in flavor and are great to use in cooking, but it is important to know how to use them properly in order to get the most out of them and to make the food taste delicious
In this article, we will go through some common herbs to grow at home, as well as what you need to know when using them in cooking.
When it comes to fresh herbs, what is important about these is that they should be adde...
When is it best to use dried herbs? Do fresh spices always work best?
A common question people have is whether you should use dried or fresh spices. And since they both co-exist, is there a particular time when dried spices are more appropriate than fresh, and vice versa.
The answer to that question is that it depends. Both dried and fresh spices have their place in the kitchen, but the most important thing is to learn about their characteristics in order to know when to use them - and when not to.
In this guide, we share everything you need to know about dried and fresh spices in order to get the most out of your cooking.
Basil leaves top the freshly cooked pasta sauce. A bunch of thyme is pulled from the green twig and straight down into the mortar. A leaf mint will be th...
What are pig feet? Pig feet are also known as pig's trotters and are, as the name reveals, the feet from pigs, including the ankles.
Pig feet are a delicacy that is widely eaten, but many people are deterred by the idea to eat pig feet. And this is actually not surprising, because looking at them, they do not necessarily look very appetizing. Just the thought of eating feet doesn't sound very appealing to most, but when cooked properly, they can actually be really delicious. Pig feet consists of thick skin and connective tissue. Because of this, they need to be cooked properly in order to become tender and delicious. The most common way to prepare pig feet is therefore to cook them slowly and long enough.
When you cook pig feet, they give off gelatine. The gelatine is released from...
Pig feet are the pig's forearm and lower leg with hooves instead of feet.
The foot is fat and very brittle, the meat content is low. Few people have tried to eat pork feet, while others find the dish as very good, either cooked served cold in their shovel that solidifies into jelly, or breaded and fried.
All pork in the store is generally poor because it comes from young animals.
Pig trotters: Relative fat meat: Medium, 12-13%, of which saturated fat ~ 5%.
Taste: Mild, musty. Medium marbling
Sales: Occurs fresh or salted to and from the store, most frozen. Rare in the summer mostly for Christmas, when they can also be bought pre-cooked wrapped in jelly.
Storage: Raw, salted or cooked goods have a good shelf life, a week or so stored in a refrigerator.
Pig Feet is an old classic dish. Often referred to as pig's trotters (trotters as in feet). It is also known as a pettitoe.
Pig trotters are an interesting delicacy, to say the least. And as is often the case with delicacies, either you like it or either you hate it. Pig's feet are quite a special and unique delicacy due to the fact that many people would not even consider eating the feet of a pig. To many, it sounds rather disgusting.
But pig's feet are a delicacy and can actually be really delicious if prepared properly. Don't let the idea of eating feet intimidate you.
Usually, pig's feet are served cold with their solidified jelly, but like with most dishes, there are many variants and methods to cooking this delicacy.
They are actually very delicious to eat warm, right...
How do you cook Pork feet? Food trotters, pork trotters, pig's feet, etc. This delicacy has many names.
How to cook pork feet
Pig feet are usually cooked, after which they are allowed to cool in their own gravy which solidifies by itself. Pig feet contain a lot of connective tissue and cartilage that melts into gelatin. Classic accessories are pickled beets and vinegar that are dropped on the feet. The cooked, cold pork feet can advantageously double-bake and fry in plenty of butter. Good leftover food.
Consider: The feet should be halved lengthwise. They should be scraped and cleaned (usually ready for purchase). If you have to scrape them yourself, they are stubborn and then scratched with a sharp knife.
Rinse: Feet are put in cold water for several hours, preferably overni...
If you have fresh Spices but they are starting to go bad, or if you want to make your own spices, you've come to the right place. In this post, we share our best "DIY" spice tips for preserving your spices.
1. Dry spices in spice bouquets
You can easily create spice bouquets by cutting off the entire twigs with the leaves remaining (so do not loosen the leaves). Then tie the twigs tightly into a slightly loose and airy bouquet.
If the knot is not hard enough, the twigs can loosen once they have started to dry and the pulp decreases, and if they are too tightly bound there is a risk that the spices will mold instead of drying. Hang the bouquets somewhere cool and dry. After about two weeks, after making sure that they are properly dry, loosen the leaves.
2. Dry spices in the micro...
Spices are the carrier of the dish, you can master them it will be more fun to both cook and eat. Without spices, your food will not be lifted to great heights, and risk being flat and boring. In this post, we will help you reach success in the kitchen with the help of spices - and how you should use them.
What spices do you need?
It depends on how experienced and used you are with spices, and what you like to cook. Salt, black pepper, white pepper, chili, and some herbs are a good base in the spice shelf. Then you can fill with exciting flavors depending on what you like or are curious about. Curry, onion, and turmeric are flavorful spices that can also be great to use for many dishes.
Different types of pepper - what is the difference?
Pepper is a basic spice that should be prese...
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