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October 2006

Baby Food Turns Runny

Sometimes when I save an unfinished jar of baby food in the fridge, when I go to use it, it has become runny. Is it still good? --Anna This happens if you save food that has had the spoon which you used to feed baby put back into it. Saliva contains digestive the enzyme amylase that help to start the... Read more →




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How Long Can Cooked Food Be Left Out

Please let me know how long you can leave freshly cooked food out at room temperature, i.e. turkey, roast beef. I was told by a friend that you must either freeze or refrigerate immediately because bacteria builds up immediately. --Annette This is probably the post I get the most comments on, and most of them are "I hate to waste... Read more →




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Freezing Green Tomatoes

Can green tomatoes be frozen? We love fried green tomatoes and we have a lot of green tomatoes that we hate to throw away. I was wondering if they can be saved by freezing. --Don Fresh tomatoes, red or green, can be frozen by simply removing the hard portion at the stem end using a sharp paring knife. Place the... Read more →




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Chez Plumeau

Memorable Meals II Picture this - A warm, sunny spring day in Paris. Lunch outdoors at a restaurant just off the Place du Tertre in Montmartre within blocks of Sacre Coeur. A musician playing contrabass in the courtyard just outside. My bride of 30 years sitting beside me. Lunch was Brie Pané (breaded Brie) with a salad of mixed greens,... Read more →




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Tenderizing Meat with Lard

Is there a recipe for tenderizing steak with lard? Someone told me this works well and I would like to try it. Thank you. --Elsie None of my references say anything about tenderizing steak with lard, although there is a technique called larding, which is used to tenderize larger cuts of meat like roasts. To lard a roast, pieces of... Read more →




Due to the volume of questions received, not all can be answered, nor can we guarantee we will answer questions immediately
© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward