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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Muffins Florentine

English: this is a picture of self made pesto ...
English: this is a picture of self made pesto in a mortar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Here's how to make your pesto: In a food processor or blender, puree 1 or 2 garlic cloves. Add 1/4 cup (1 1/4 oz/37 g) pine nuts, 1 cup (1 oz/30 g) loosely packed fresh basil leaves and 1/2 cup (1/2 oz/15 g) loosely packed fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, and process until finely chopped. With the machine running, slowly pour in about 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) good quality olive oil and process briefly to make a coarse paste. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and pulse just to incorporate. Season with salt, if desired. Makes about 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml). Store the left-over in the refrigerator.

Bacon and Gruyere Muffins

chorizo gruyere cheese muffin
chorizo gruyere cheese muffin (Photo credit: boo_licious)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Gruyere cheese is a cow's milk cheese that was originally produced exclusively in Switzerland in huge wheels and aged for nearly a year, but is now made outside the country as well. Considered a gastronomic delight, it has a sweet, nutty flavor, is pale yellow in color, and has a firm texture dotted with pea sized holes. Gruyere is a premier cheese for cooking, as it melts perfectly. Although domestic Swiss cheese may be substituted, it lacks the distinctive flavor of Gruyere.

Home cooks are fond of substituting hard-to-find ingredients in their menu and oftentimes they just skip recipes that have uncommon ingredients. May this will never be the case to all home bakers, it is still good to extend the extra mile in our cooking by following what is really meat for the ingredients and trying to cook what we know is best for our family. Gruyere cheese is the best cheese for your Bacon and Gruyere Muffins recipe!

Polenta Muffins with Fresh Herbs

Sweet Corn Muffins Recipe on other photo
Sweet Corn Muffins Recipe on other photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

These muffins are inspired by Italian polenta, a term that refers to cornmeal that is cooked in water or stock and eaten while soft for breakfast or as a side dish. The traditional preparation uses coarse ground cornmeal. For these muffins, medium ground cornmeal may be substituted for Italian polenta and will result in muffins with a slightly different but equally appealing texture. Instant polenta is also available but lacks the hearty texture of the long cooking variety.

Using Digital Recipes Offers Different Benefits

An example recipe, printed from the Wikibooks ...
An example recipe, printed from the Wikibooks Cookbook. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Laura Gallagher

More and more tech-savvy people are relying on digital recipes nowadays. From chefs to homemakers trying to serve exciting meals for the family, having the necessary gadget around can be very beneficial. If you are constantly looking for new dishes on the internet, this modern kitchen tool is definitely a must have.

Bring Out Your Inner Chef With These Simple Tips

Oven baked fries
Oven baked fries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Carina Helen Sanchez

Knowing how to really cook is a skill that will serve you well. Home cooked meals are one of the best ways to save money and to provide your family with good food along with valuable family time.

This way, you'll have fresh fruit to use for cooking all year long. It will also allow you to have the fruits you love even when they are not in season.

Positive Side Of Freeze Dried Food

Freeze-Dried Strawberries that have been aboar...
Freeze-Dried Strawberries that have been aboard space missions. File:Astronaut Strawberries.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 2.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 3.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 4.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 5.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 6.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 7.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 8.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 9.jpg File:Astronaut Strawberries 10.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Thelma Kent

In the case of not being in a position to access fresh foods, freeze dried food comes in handy. The situation could be bad enough such that we have to utilize what we have to the fullest. This is when there is a disaster or when going to a place where meal is scarce.

So that the meals can stay fresh for long, it can be stored in sealed containers. They can be either metallic or plastic. The point being that the less moisture the meal has the longer it will stay before it goes bad. When the meal is in these containers, it is easy to carry them too.

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