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6 Herbs That Can Work As A Tarragon Substitute
Dec 05

6 Herbs That Can Work As A Tarragon Substitute

By Rose | Condiments

Don’t freak out if you have run out of tarragon in your kitchen. As far as I know, there are a lot of alternatives that can recreate its flavor.

For those who are new to this ingredient, tarragon is a type of herb that grows like rosemary and thyme. It is usually present in Russian and French cuisines, although you can see it in other regional delicacies.

Unfortunately, tarragon cannot be easily accessed. Therefore, if you are planning to make a recipe that involves this herb, you should know about its alternatives. Here are some of the ingredients that can perfectly serve as tarragon replacements.

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Rosemary Substitute? Here Are 5 Options To Choose From!
Dec 04

Rosemary Substitute? Here Are 5 Options To Choose From!

By Rose | Condiments

Rosemary is a fine kitchen ingredient that you can use in many recipes. The nature of this herb is typically robust and its flavor is flexible enough to improve various dishes, especially meat sauces.

It is common in many parts of the Mediterranean region, which is why a lot of Paleo diet recipes have this ingredient on the plate. One good aspect about this herb is that it is a type of evergreen. Therefore, the leaves of this plant will remain fresh throughout the year.

Sadly, this ingredient is not always available in your kitchen. Of course, you cannot just expect that rosemary will be always present in your local market, but don’t fret about this. I know of some substitutes that can replicate both its magic and flavor. You can use them whenever you don’t have the time to set out on a scavenger hunt. Here are they!

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How To Tell If An Onion Is Bad: Some Simple Kitchen Tips
Oct 29

How To Tell If An Onion Is Bad: Some Simple Kitchen Tips

By Rose | Vegetables

Onions are among the most crucial spices in any recipes that we prepare today. Without this ingredient, your dishes will never be as good as they are supposed to be. This is the reason why people always use onions, especially with food preparation.

Therefore, you will need to know the shelf life of an onion. Does it go bad? And if it does, how long does this take? Is there a way to know if an onion is bad already? Well, these are some important questions that I will address one by one. Read this short article to find out the surprising answers to these queries.

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3 Of The Best Garam Masala Substitutes (You Will Certainly Love Number 1)
Oct 11

3 Of The Best Garam Masala Substitutes (You Will Certainly Love Number 1)

By Rose | Condiments

Are there any garam masala substitutes you can use, and if so, are they easy to find? Well, you have to read this article to find out the answers to these baffling questions.

Garam masala is a superb spice. It is not an ordinary ingredient, like onions, pepper, and chili, as it is a combination of more than 30 different ingredients. Because of its complexity, this particular spice is a favorite, especially in India and other nearby countries.

In fact, Western regions have also started to appreciate the uniqueness of this spice. In fact, various restaurants prefer this spice over some other commercial options.

But at the same time, such complexity can lead to the spice being scarce and very difficult to find, even in places that have an abundance of spices. Whenever I go to Asian and Indian stores, I always try my luck and attempt to find garam masala. If I am lucky, I bring it home in a bottle or two. If not, then I usually go home empty-handed.

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How To Make Dried Beef: 4 Easy Steps To Follow!
Oct 09

How To Make Dried Beef: 4 Easy Steps To Follow!

By Rose | Meat , Smoking

How do you make dried beef? It is quite an amusing question, considering that drying is not a new food preparation method at all! In fact, drying (or dehydration for some) is a traditional method of preserving food that has been around since time immemorial.

Now, let me be clear about this. Dehydration is not actually a cooking method, as there is nothing that is being cooked here. Instead, it is merely a preservation method that makes meat products edible. It is like hitting two birds with one stone.

Because of this fact, drying requires your serious attention. Otherwise, your meat might become infected by bacteria that could cause foodborne diseases, and no one wants a quick trip to the hospital. Not you. Not me. Don’t worry. I will later show you how you can protect your meat from bacteria.

I know you’re quite excited about this tutorial. So let’s stop beating about the bush here and get started with our dried beef recipe right now!

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