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How to Core Apples

Three Methods:Coring a Whole Apple with a KnifeCoring a Whole Apple with an Apple CorerCoring an Apple One Half at a TimeCommunity Q&A Coring an apple isn’t as hard as it looks. All you need is one of three things: a sharp paring knife, a spoon or melon-baller, or an apple corer. If you want to know how to core an apple in just a few minutes, then just follow these easy steps. Method 1 Coring a Whole Apple with a Knife 1 Set the apple on the cutting board….

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How to Core a Lettuce in One Quick Move

By using the following technique, you can core a head of iceberg lettuce without using a knife. 1 Locate the core of the lettuce. The core is the white knob at the base of the lettuce head. 2 Hold the head of iceberg lettuce 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) above a cutting board. The core should be facing downward toward the cutting board. 3 Slam the lettuce firmly against the cutting board. This will detach the core from the rest of the lettuce. 4 Pull the core…

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How to Cook with Kumquats

Three Methods:Kumquat MarmaladeCandied KumquatKumquat SaladCommunity Q&A A kumquat is a small citrus fruit that resembles a small orange. These sweet and tiny fruits are popular on their own, in marmalades, in salads, or even as a garnish to a cocktail. If you want to know how to eat a kumquat in a variety of ways, just follow these steps. Ad Ingredients Kumquat Marmalade 24 thinly sliced kumquats 2 sliced and seeded oranges 9 cups sugar 2 juiced lemons 8 cups water Candied Kumquat 4 cups chopped kumquats 1 cup water…

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How to Cook with Olive Oil

Two Methods:Using Olive Oil as a Cooking ToolUsing Olive Oil as a Recipe IngredientCommunity Q&A When it comes to cooking oils, olive oil is one of the healthiest, most versatile choices available. Unlike many alternatives (like, for example, butter), olive oil has no saturated fats. Its pungent yet smooth taste gives it a great flavor profile in a wide variety of meals. Best of all, olive oil can be used both as a cooking tool (for sauteing, roasting, etc.) and as a centerpiece ingredient in the recipe itself. Learn how…

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How to Cook With Sugar Substitutes

If you are looking to cut down on calories or manage blood sugar levels, then cooking with sugar substitutes is a good way to start, and, thanks to food science and nature, there are many from which to choose. Cooking with sugar substitutes can be challenging at first because they differ in sweetness level and moisture. When using sugar substitutes, most recipes need some modification because sugar also contributes to volume, color and texture in foods. To be more scientific, the term sugar refers to sucrose and is the refined…

postheadericon How to Cook With a Convection Toaster Oven

How to Cook With a Convection Toaster Oven

Two Parts:Understanding a Convection Toaster OvenCooking in a Convection Toaster OvenCommunity Q&A You’ve moved into a house with a convection toaster oven, or you’re looking for an alternative to using the larger conventional oven on a hot day. Now you’re presented with a convection oven, and you have no clue how to work it. With a bit of knowledge about a convection oven, you can start cooking anything in it. Part 1 Understanding a Convection Toaster Oven 1 Know what a convection oven is. A traditional oven has heating elements…

postheadericon How to Cook Yam Smashed in Rice (Linongot)

How to Cook Yam Smashed in Rice (Linongot)

This is an article that shows the steps to cooking yam mashed in rice or usually called ‘Linongot’ by the dusun tribe in Sabah, Malaysia Ad Ingredients 3 medium sized yams 3 cups of rice 6 1/2 cups of water tarap leaf Steps 1 Take 3 medium-sized yams and peel them. 2 Wash the yams after peeling and cut them into thin slices 3 Put the yams aside after slicing. 4 Fill a medium-sized rice pot with 3 cups of rice. 5 6 Wash the rice twice and mix the…

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How to Cook White Rice

Three Methods:Basic StovetopGentle BoilRice CookerCommunity Q&A White rice is a starchy staple that goes with everything: meat, vegetables, soups and stews. Cooking rice can be tricky, though; you need the right ratio of rice to water, and you have to make sure not to over or undercook it. Everyone seems to swear by a different method of cooking rice, and it’s best to experiment until you find one that works for you. This article provides three different methods for cooking rice: the basic stovetop method, the gentle boil method, and…

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How to Cook With Beer

Four Methods:Cooking with BeerBeer soupBeer pancakesRosemary beer breadCommunity Q&A Cooking with beer is as old as drinking it, a practice enjoyed by many over the thousands of years of beer-making. In ancient Egypt, Sumerians believed that cooking with beer was a way to bring “healthy food” to the people. Today, beer lovers continue to infuse recipes with this intoxicating concoction of hops and barley in an effort to enhance and enrich everyday food. Method 1 Cooking with Beer 1 Know your beer. There are three main types: these are ales,…

postheadericon How to Cook With Unprocessed Food

How to Cook With Unprocessed Food

Do you want to know how to cook without using processed foods? If so, read on below about how to use unprocessed and organic ingredients. 1 Buy organically. This means means buying foods that don’t have any pesticides in them. Look for the organic seal of approval or even just the word “Organic”. Fruits and veggies should definitely be bought organically. Yet, some fruits and vegetables are higher in pesticides than others. Peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lettuce, imported grapes, pears, spinach, and potatoes should all…