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May 2007

Brewing Coffee

There are so many appliances available nowadays to make coffee. What is the best way to brew coffee in order to get the best flavor? --Sylvia If you like a smooth well flavored coffee without a lot of bitterness, then you want to use water that is just off the boil, somewhere around 200°F (93°C), give or take about 5°F... Read more →




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What is a Bouquet Garni?

In soup recipes, I keep seeing mention of a bouquet garni. What is it? --Gaylene A bouquet garni (pronounced boo-KAY gar-NEE) is a bunch of fresh herbs used to add flavor to stocks, soups and sauces. Although there is no single common recipe, typically it will contain parsley, bay leaf and thyme. Depending on what is being made, it may... Read more →




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Discoloration of Egg Yolks

How do I keep an egg from turning dark inside when it is hard boiled? --Raymond The gray-green ring that forms around the yolk of a hard-boiled egg is the result of iron in the yolk combining with sulfur compounds to produce ferrous sulfide. There appears to be some question as to whether the sulfur comes from the white or... Read more →




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Baking and Freezing Cookies

My son is getting married in June. He and his fiancée want me to make 200-300 4” Monster Cookies for the reception. They have ordered M&M’s with their names on them. Some of the M&M’s will be mixed into the dough. When the cookies come out of the oven I plan to push the printed M&M’s into the hot cookies... Read more →




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