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There are some types of plants that just about everyone loves and makes use of in one way or another. For some people, there are just some garden plants that everyone needs to have to improve the appearance of their garden. For other people, being able to home-grow the vegetables and herbs that you use the most often in cooking is the best use of time and money. Speaking of vegetables that are often used…

Potato salad is a great side whether you create it from scratch or pick it up on your way home from work. But there is definitely a difference between the homemade potato salad that we all know and love and the kind you get for a few bucks at the store. The thing is, it is actually quite easy to dress up that store-bought potato salad to match the homemade kind. You can doctor your…

Food that has been seasoned with curry can have a memorable impact on the taste buds. But if that same smell is allowed to permeate your cupboards, it can take over the entire space and leave it smelling like curry. Not only does that dominate the entire cabinet, but the smell can also actually get into other spices being stored in the same area. The spices and other items will begin to absorb that curry…

Broccoli is highly nutritious and can be added to just about any meal on the planet. It is versatile, healthy, and relatively easy to prepare. But there is a major downside to using broccoli that makes it unappealing to some: the smell. If you eat broccoli on a regular basis, you may begin to notice an unpleasant smell permeating your kitchen. It can smell a little bit like flatulence, farts for the layman. That gas-like…

When preparing a meal derived from a recipe found elsewhere, there may come steps that you don’t totally understand. We have all been there before and the only way to learn is to do it effectively. One of these terms is blanching. Some recipes will call for you to blanch an item before moving on to the official cooking process. But to truly understand why we need to blanch something (green beans, in this instance),…

If you have ever cooked broccoli as part of a recipe before, you’re probably well aware of two things – it can be incredibly tasty, and leave an unwelcome smell in your kitchen. For all the former’s fantastic delicacies, there’s no nice way to put the latter – broccoli can stink up your kitchen and dining room. Cooking with broccoli is enough to make you lick your lips and wrinkle your nose, and possibly at…

Garlic is commonly used in foods of all varieties. But did you know that roasted garlic can not only taste great but also fit into a variety of recipes that you use on a daily basis? When garlic is roasted, it is transformed into an earthy, buttery treat that can really amplify any dish. There are some people out there that have been roasting garlic for a long time and they are wondering what the…

Brussel sprouts are commonly used in the cooking process, especially by people who like to maintain a proper control over their diet. To maintain a balanced diet, you have to incorporate all kinds of foods into your diet, including vegetables such as Brussel sprouts. However, one of the biggest issues that many people face regarding cooking Brussel sprouts is the fact that they tend to smell quite a bit. In fact, there are quite a…

When you realize that your potatoes have started turning green, you’re faced with the dilemma of whether to throw them away or salvage them for some good eating. How do you decide which way to go with this decision? Well, ask a bunch of people what they do. You will find that some cut their losses and toss the green potatoes while others cut away the green parts and use the rest anyway. And both…

People think of carrots as a sturdy, crunchy veggie, but many people are surprised by how prone they are to cracking. After all, none of Bugs Bunny’s carrots seemed to be cracked or split! So you may be wondering: Why do carrots split? Are they still edible after they split? Is there a way to prevent carrots from cracking in the first place? Well, this article has the answers you are looking for! Can’t Take…

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