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August 2007

Substitution for Madeira Wine

Is there something that I can substitute for Madeira wine? --Becky Madeira is a fortified wine from Portugal. By fortified, I mean a wine to which brandy or some other spirit has been added to increase the alcohol content. Although it may be served as a drink either before or after a meal, it also makes a great cooking wine... Read more →




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I am Stunned

A few years ago, I went with my wife, Pat, and my brother and his wife to the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. This is a trip worth doing just about any time. Some Okanagan wines are simply amazing. Many have won Silver and Gold medals at international wine competitions. But one thing that... Read more →




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Removing Fat from Stocks and Soups

I like to make homemade stocks and soups. Sometimes there is a thick layer of fat floating on the surface after they are made. What is the best way to remove this? --Karen Depending on the amount of time and energy you have, there are several ways to remove the fat. One method is to use a ladle to skim... Read more →




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Choosing Corn on the Cob

With fresh corn on the cob showing up in the markets, how do I choose the best ones? What is the best way to cook it? --Jason Corn on the cob is one of the vegetables that I insist on picking through to find the best ones. It is so easy to get poor quality. Start by looking at the... Read more →




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