Are you new to cooking? If you are, then you're probably baffled by how many recipes call for canning salt. But what is canning salt exactly? This question had bothered me when I was making brined pickles for the first time!
To the untrained eye, canning salt is no different than kosher and table salt. But it is different! How? Keep reading to find out what canning salt's special purpose.Continue Reading
Olive oil and vegetable oil are both cooking oils, but can you substitute olive oil for vegetable oil? Now that’s the question health-conscious people, including myself, want to know because we'd rather use a healthier oil when baking, frying, and cooking all sorts of food.
Aside from health reasons, this article is written so you’ll know what to do when your recipe calls for vegetable oil when what you have in your kitchen is olive oil.Continue Reading
If you’re new to cooking, you might have asked yourself this question, “Does flour go bad?” You need to know the answer to this simple question because it’s critical in baking. Using bad flour may affect the texture and structure of your finished product, especially for chewy cookies and bread.
I had dealt with this same problem before when I was planning to make bread and all I had was a one-year-old flour in my pantry. To help those with the same flour issue, let me share with you what I have learned so far.Continue Reading
Are you planning to buy the best hard anodized cookware set for your kitchen? If so, there are two brands you’d want to choose from: Anolon and Calphalon. The Anolon vs Calphalon rivalry has been going on for some time now since both offer almost the same benefits such as high cooking performance, and durability.
Unlike Teflon, the anodized cooking surface has several layers of nonstick coating, making it extra hard, non-reactive, and non-toxic. After spending much time on the internet, I’m going to share my in-depth comparative analysis between the two brands.Continue Reading
If you’ve done a lot of recipes, you’ll know that some require for the juice of one lemon. But how much is one lemon anyway? You need to know this simple fact so you can decide how many lemons you need to buy for any given recipe or how much bottled lemon juice you need to substitute for one lemon.
I got hooked on this subject when I overheard a group of friends debating about it. If you’re curious to know the answer, keep reading below.Continue Reading