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Cooking Tips From Top Chefs

In order for chefs to run a successful restaurant they need an efficient kitchen staff that operates quietly and quickly. In order to finish all the things faster they hide some tricks under their sleeves and use them in as many occasions as they can. Here is a list of some of the tricks that might be found beneficial in home cooking.

A sharp knife is essential
Sharpen your knife regularly so that you can finish your cutting and slicing faster and much more efficient. Dull knives can be dangerous and they make the process of cutting much more difficult.

Master mise en place
This is a French expression which means “everything in place”. Chefs like to have everything peeled, measured, chopped and within reach. This keeps them from running around looking for something that they do not have next to them while their meal is burning on the stove.

Salt as you go
Do not be afraid to put sold but on the other hand do not forget to put salt at all. Since you will be cooking a fresh meal you will start with much less sodium which will disappear in the process of cooking so that’s why you wanted to put salt as you cook trying your meal at times to make sure that you have put enough salt.
But most importantly what you need to remember is to not to use a salt shaker but instead put pinches of salt with your fingers as you cook and taste. This will keep you from putting too much salt at one place and that you will be able to control the amount of salt that you put into your meal.

Tongs are an extension of your hand
Top chefs always hold a set of tongs in their hands usually gripping them low down on the handle for maximum control. You can use tongs to stabilize a steak while slicing, flip meat, pull a pan out of the oven and a lot of other things that you will find useful.

Don’t overcrowd your pan
When you are browning or roasting anything do not put as much in the pan as you are able to. Instead cook it in a number of turns. Putting too much ingredients in your pan will lead to steaming and it will lower the temperature of the pan.

Cut the ends off tomatoes, onions, cantaloupe, etc
Do this with any kind of food that does not stay stable on the cutting board. By cutting the ends off these kinds of food you go make a flat surface which will give you full control of the food when you want to chop it.
Put a wet paper towel under your cutting board
Cutting boards usually tend to slide on the counter. This can be really annoying and at the same time really dangerous when you have a knife in your hand when you’re trying to chop something. So in order to be more secure and to not let the cutting board annoy you you can put a wet paper towel underneath and it will not move.

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Perfect Dinner

Who doesn’t want a gourmet style meal at home? Diet and health conscious? Me as a mother bread maker, convection oven and a blender is a wonderful team that joins me in the kitchen. These are my best kitchen appliances that helps me produce the best meals of the day everyday.

For my family, a bread is one of an old time favorite foods serve in the morning, dinner or snacks. Means a table served with a freshly baked bread gives my family a heart touching smile. Having a bread machine helps me accomplish this task effectively. With assurance that they receive the right amount of dietary foods for the day.

Mostly my homemade breads are topped or mixed with fruits, vegetables and nuts. I use my blender to grind, juice or mashed the toppings and juice mix. With the blender I manage to achieve the right textures and amount that is needed for the bread mixtures. Then with my Zojirushi, which is the easiest bread machine to use, I just throw all the ingredients in and with a press of a button, everything will be ready in less than an hour.

If there is a need for toasting nuts, or drying fruits I just use my convection oven to evenly cooked this ingredients without pulling off too much moist from the foods. For guide on toasting nuts, check out martha stewart.

Convection oven is also a helpful idea to reheat breads without damaging its original taste and appearance. Preserving its freshness and quality is a promise that my oven can do, and it’s guaranteed.

Isn’t it amazing to serve an organic homemade bread right from the kitchen with these appliances?

These appliances bread maker, convection oven and blender can also give other foods and recipe alternatives to discover at home. That makes it wonderful.

It took me quite some time to have a bread maker, convection oven and a blender. And I am so thankful that I was able to own these appliances to lighten my cooking task. Thus, providing a healthy full of nutrition for my family is an outstanding achievements a mother can give.

Perfectly Baked Cake

Imagine this, perfectly baked chocolate cake with perfect moistness and a little bit of nutty to give you the texture and flavor. Put that with a scoop of a lovely vanilla ice cream and it will make your day! For your information, convection oven is the best oven for baking cakes.  Moist and the fluffiness is preserved well using a convection oven compared to the non-convection ovens.

A convection oven is an ovens with a built in fan. Mostly, fans can be turned on or off according to the foods you are going to cook. The fans drives away cool temperatures around the foods and help it dry quickly. Fans spread the heat inside the oven to evenly cook the foods. Because the fan moves the heat around, it maintains a steady heat.

This is why I like my cakes baked with the convection oven. Aside from fast and budget wise, cakes are perfectly baked reaching the best quality I wanted it to be.

The logic is this:

Because the fan moves the heat around the cake mixtures, it spread a balanced temperatures and good timing. The heat allows the cake mixtures to rise fast at the top leaving space for the rest of the mixture to heat up. As soon as the inside of the cake dries up, the outside of the cake also start to dry and crisp. By the end of the cooking time, the inside of the cake just dry while the outside were already crisp. In this way the moisture and fluffiness were preserved and a brownish color gives the cake a nice looks. To get the best cooking time, you need to experiment a few round. Can start with this article as a guideline.

This goes the same with breads, pies, tarts and roast meats that needs a balanced heat around. But for foods that only needs intense heat at the bottom I preferred turning off the fan. Because I want to leave the top of the food moist or not too dry. Good example for that are flans and pies that are open on the top.

There’s always a proper way and dos and don’ts to familiarize using a convection oven or even any other ovens. It is good practice to always read instructions attached to achieve a quality cooked foods you prepare.

How to get your hands on the most versatile blender to improve your health

When people ask me how to find a proper blender so that they can dramatically improve their overall health and well-being (mostly by making shakes and smoothies out of a very healthy ingredients), I have a list of things that I tell them to be on the lookout for. Especially if you plan to use use your blender for frozen fruit, choosing the best blender for your morning smoothies can be a pain.

Some of these tips and tricks seem at least a little bit obvious on the surface, but you would be absolutely shocked to learn just how few people pay attention to these details when they are looking for this kind of small kitchen appliance.

If you are serious about working this kind of equipment into your healthy and active lifestyle, you’ll want to be sure to focus in on the tips and tricks I’ve included below.

Find a machine with high-speed blades and extra horsepower to blend up nearly everything

Though you could probably get away with a budget based system that isn’t all that powerful and isn’t all that fast, especially if you’re dealing with softer ingredients, you aren’t going to have that much versatility or flexibility if you go in this direction.
Instead, you’ll want to make sure that you purchase a quality piece of equipment that is just as quick and just as powerful as your budget will allow for – and it’s always better to get your hands on a more powerful and more versatile piece of equipment if you have the budget for it.

Choose one with single serving jar attachment included

While there is certainly something to be said about the convenience of blending up a whole bunch of ingredients at once and making a large batch of smoothies, the truth of the matter is these all-natural drinks and healthy meal replacement solutions can be very volatile and usually won’t keep that long – even when they are refrigerated.
This is why you want to think about getting your hands on a new blender that has a single serving jar or container included or attached. It’s a lot easier to crank out a single serving than to deal with all of the waste produced by volume smoothies.

Take advantage of machines that are simple and straightforward to clean and maintain

Lastly, you’ll want to spend as much time as you can leading an active and healthy lifestyle and not cleaning all of your small kitchen appliances like this one.
Find one that you can quickly break down and throw all of the “messy” components into the dishwasher and you’ll be just fine!

On tips of various veggies and fruit mixer that you can do, check out these recipes.

My Favorite Chloe Perfumes

Women have a desire to look and smell beautiful and will go to the end of the earth to achieve this goal. They search high and low for the most popular designers perfumes such as Chloe perfume. Look no further ladies, this guide will assist you in smelling great by guiding you through the most popular Chloe perfume’s on the market currently.

Chloe New Eau de Parfum Spray

One of the most popular Chloe perfumes is the Chloe New Eau de Parfum Spray. This perfume is very popular for its amazing scent that keeps women coming back for more. Good perfumes are hard to find, but when you do, you develop a sense of loyalty to the brand. The packaging is beautiful, the bottle is beautiful, and you will smell amazing when wearing the Chloe New Eau de Parfum Spray. This perfume is where classic meets exotic.

Chloe Chloe EDT Perfume Spray

This Chloe Perfume is perfect for any woman who enjoys a subtle flowery fragrance. Every perfume has a unique scent that is created through a combination of different fragrances that blend well together to allow women to smell like heaven. The Chloe Chloe EDT Perfume Spray is a combination of honeysuckle and jasmine that has a reputation for being a very romantic perfume. You can smell like the best flower gardens without having a flower in sight, which any man will appreciate.

New Eau De Toilette Spray for Women by Chloe, 2.5 Ounce

This line of Chloe perfume focuses on the smells of the most beautiful flowers that can be found on the face of the earth. Magnolia, roses, and lilies of the valley, contribute to a sweet scent that is given a country twist while being combined with Amber. This type of scent is perfect for any work environment and even smells fantastic on a first date. Most women enjoy the floral smells for romantic evening because it is subtle and doesn’t smell cheap.

Chloé Narcisse Eau de Toilette for Women by Parfums Chloe

For a more exotic Chloe perfume, you may want to consider the Chloé Narcisse Eau de Toilette for Women. This scent comes in a unique bottle that combines a flowery smell with an exotic sharp fragrance. These perfumes are based on some of the most exotic flower fragrances from around the world. This perfume is an acquired taste for women who prefer exotic foreign scents. It is a bold smell that will draw attention and can be used in a professional or romantic setting.

Love, Chloe

This brand of Chloe Perfume is one of the most popular on the market. This perfume is popular because it is a more casual fragrance that can be worn everyday. The scent focuses on different flowers, making a sweet scent that is subtle enough to wear even if you are just lying around the house. The bottle is nice to look at and is accessorized to look fantastic sitting on your vanity.

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