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Can You Freeze Sauerkraut And How Should It Be Done?
Feb 20

Can You Freeze Sauerkraut And How Should It Be Done?

By Rose | Storing Tips

Freezing is a strongly recommended option that you can use to extend the lifespan of any ingredient. Although this preservation method does not work with all foodstuffs, it is suitable for a myriad of ingredients.

One particular kind of food that has taken people’s interest is sauerkraut. In fact, my email inbox has been full of queries about it, and there is one particular question that many people seem to want to know the answer to: can you freeze sauerkraut? It is a peculiar inquiry, but I have to answer it, nonetheless.

The answer is, yes, you can always freeze sauerkraut. The food won’t be harmed or altered by the process, even if you subject it to extremely low temperatures. You should try this, even it’s just the once, as you will learn how to prolong the lifespan of sauerkraut without using any chemicals or artificial food preservatives.

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The 3 Best Andouille Sausage Substitutes, From Awesome To Brilliant
Feb 12

The 3 Best Andouille Sausage Substitutes, From Awesome To Brilliant

By Rose | Meat , Smoking

Sausages are considered to be a staple food, wherever you are in the world. In fact, their popularity has reached the point that some people can’t live a day without eating one.

There are many different sausage varieties to enjoy. Perhaps you are already familiar with some of them. But if you want something that has a fierce yet delectable flavor, you should explore the world of smoked sausages.

There are two methods you can use to make smoked sausages. The first one is to smoke the sausage first, then cook it afterwards (preferably by grilling). The second approach is by cooking and smoking the food simultaneously. You can do any of these with the help of a smokehouse or a simple charcoal smoker or electric smoker.

It is these smoking techniques that give us the wonderful aroma and genuine flavor of smoked sausages. Among all of these sausages, Andouille features both a classy and earthy tang. Any food gourmets will appreciate the taste of this delicacy, which has a unique flavor. That’s why it is a struggle to find an Andouille sausage substitute.

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that this is the end of the line for us, because if that was the case, I would certainly get frustrated!

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The Best Golden Syrup Substitutes For Baking!
Jan 20

The Best Golden Syrup Substitutes For Baking!

By Rose | Baking

If you are in the kitchen a lot then there is a good chance you know how to bake. Of course, it is a pleasurable activity that satisfies both your mind and body. However, the most significant perk of baking is the sweetness it can lavish on you, which makes it the perfect leisure activity for a self-professed sweettooth!

Regardless of the recipe, it is essential that you know the appropriate sweeteners you are going to use. There are many different varieties of them. Hence, your options are limitless.

One of the common sweeteners that is used in baking is golden syrup. It is essential for many cakes and other pastries. Fortunately, it fairly easy to get hold of, especially in big stores. But if you are expecting a visitor and there is not enough time to drive to the nearest market, then you will need to know all of the possible golden syrup substitutes that are available. Once you know all the potential alternatives, you can get on with your baking without any delay. Therefore, you will never panic, even if you there is no golden syrup left on your kitchen racks!

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Can You Freeze Brie Cheese To Preserve It?
Jan 14

Can You Freeze Brie Cheese To Preserve It?

By Rose | Storing Tips

Oh, Brie! Who can resist this delicious delicacy? Not me! And I bet you can’t keep it off your platter either!

The name is derived from the Brie region of France, and there is a good chance that this cheese was first manufactured there, so we have to thank the ingenuity of the folks there who first made this cheese.

Brie is a soft cow’s milk cheese that is just as creamy and tasty as its succulent appearance would suggest. You can identify this cheese by its pale color and white and yellow hue. Brie also has a white rind and most of the cheese that is sold today has wheel cuts.

Brie is delicious and extremely tempting but not that easy to acquire, so it is slightly pricey, and its availability is pretty limited.

Once you can get your hands on this cheese, you will immediately cherish it. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to preserve it. But can you extend its shelf life by freezing it?

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Do Pickles Go Bad? Picking Out The Truth
Jan 10

Do Pickles Go Bad? Picking Out The Truth

By Rose | Storing Tips , Vegetables

Pickles are always great, there is no arguing about that. There are a plethora of recipes that will become magical once you have include this simple ingredient in the recipe. For example, your favorite salads, sandwiches, and burgers can all taste better if you add some pickles.

Therefore, a lot of us (including me) are always sad whenever we run out of pickles in our kitchen. Sometimes, we hoard them in case they run out soon. That’s how much we love our pickles!

But do pickles go bad? It is a frivolous question, I know, but it still needs to be answered properly as eating out-of-date items that have off is not good for your health. Your safety is on the line here, so you should be wary. Let’s discuss pickles in more detail in the next section.

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