Tips in the kitchen

Tips in the kitchen

DIRTY GREENS Wash in warm water to loosen the dirt, eggs, nits, bugs, and worms. Now that you have learned what might be in your greens, you've probably thrown them in the garbage and bought some nice canned lettuce. Not to worry. Washing really works. (If they are especially dirty, you can even add some mild soap to the water.) Rinse well in cold water (At least 4 times if you have used soap) until clean. .¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°.¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° LETTUCE and CABBAGE If you can't separate the leaves of a lettuce or other tightly packed green vegetable easily, hit the stem end sharply on the counter; then twist out the core (It should come out easily if you hit it hard enough), and run cold water vigorously in the hole you have created. The leaves will separate easily. .¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°.¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° RUSTED LETTUCE If your lettuce or other greens are looking rusty, store them in a plastic bag along with a couple of paper napkins to adsorb the excess moisture, which is the problem. It also helps if you cut your lettuce with a plastic knife instead of a metal one. .¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°.¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° HAM To get rid of the rind easily, slit the rind lengthwise on the underside before placing in the roasting pan. As the ham bakes, the rind will pull away and can easily be removed without lifting the ham. Empty a can of Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper. into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. If you like a hard crust on the ham you can crush gingersnaps. Peel that outer layer of rind off, brush with Dijon mustard, press finely crushed gingersnaps onto it then spray with a spray bottle of bourbon. WOW, it’s great! .¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°.¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° HAMBURGER ADD-IN For a smoky flavor add 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon or ham before forming into patties. I kind of stole this idea when Jack in the Box started making bacon cheeseburgers. Instead of placing the cooked bacon on the patty after frying like they did, I added it to the raw patty
Hydrangea question.

Hydrangea question.

Untouched Canvas

Untouched Canvas

Peruvian Daffodils

Peruvian Daffodils

My Room!

My Room!

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.

Orchid and worms?

Orchid and worms?