One of the most disappointing things that can happen when you have spent an hour or so in the kitchen, trying to make something delicious, is your creation sticking to the bottom of the pan. You can grease the inside before you fill the baking pan or you can use a knife to cut along the sides before you try to get out whatever it is you are making.[Read more…] about How to line a Square Baking Pan with Parchment Paper
How can you tell if an Egg is Fresh or if it has gone bad?
Whenever I bake or cook something with eggs, I make sure they are still fresh before adding them to the rest of the ingredients. I did not always use to do this, but I learned the hard way (by adding a bad egg to a bowl, filled with amazing ingredients) that it is better to be safe than sorry.[Read more…] about How can you tell if an Egg is Fresh or if it has gone bad?
Fun Food Fact: Sugar I
Fun Food Fact! Not all sugar is the same. What we call sugar, is a group of small carbohydrates with a sweet taste. There are several types of these small carbohydrates. When you are reading a nutrition label, and you see for instance fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, maltose or sucrose listed, you know there is sugar in the product you are looking at. It is also possible that an ingredient, almost entirely comprised of sugar is listed without the word ”sugar” ever being mentioned. A few examples of such ingredients are honey, syrup and fruit butter.[Read more…] about Fun Food Fact: Sugar I
Fun Food Fact: Food Packaging I
Fun Food Fact! Did you know that the ‘air’ that you find in a lot of food packaging, is not the same air you and I breathe in every day? The air we breathe on earth is a mixture of roughly 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and minimal amounts of Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Neon, Helium, Methane, Krypton, Hydrogen, Nitrous Oxide and Xenon.Brimblecombe, P. (1996). Air composition and chemistry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Read more…] about Fun Food Fact: Food Packaging I
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Fun Food Fact: Eggs I
Fun Food Fact! You may have noticed that not all eggs you can buy or collect from your chickens look the same. Some have a white shell, others a brown shell. Then when you crack them open, some yolks are very yellow, while others appear to be extremely orange. Did you ever wonder what causes these differences in appearance?[Read more…] about Fun Food Fact: Eggs I
Fun Food Fact: Chocolate I
Have you ever thrown out chocolate because you thought it had gone bad since there was a white, powdery layer visible on it? Fun Food Fact! It probably didn’t need to be thrown out. Let me tell you why.[Read more…] about Fun Food Fact: Chocolate I