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20 Good Health Habits

20 Good Health Habits

Start small, with goals that work for you and your family. These are the habits you’ll keep in the long run. 1. Add More Color To Your Plate More color on your plate means more variety, more nutrients, and more flavor. The next time you shop, try putting the rainbow in your cart: orange citrus, […]

Cooking Pasta

Cooking Pasta

There are a few pasta cooking rules that are important to memorize and you’ll have perfect pasta every time. Boil your noodles in well-salted water, save that pasta liquid to make the glossiest pan sauce, do not rinse cooked pasta, and always pass extra grated parmesan cheese at the table. “Work With What You Got!” […]

Breakfast Beyond Oatmeal

Breakfast Beyond Oatmeal

Here is another use for the whole grains and seeds that you’re seeing at the store. Top off with delicious flavoring, which are also tasty on oatmeal. Amaranth (3/4 Cup) Bring 2 1/4 cups water or milk to boil in saucepan. Stir in amaranth. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender. Cooking time […]

Orzo

Orzo

Orzo is the Italian word for barley; however, orzo is not made from barley at all, but rather from semolina, which is a course ground flour made from durum wheat. With its shape reminiscent of slivered almonds, orzo cooks up in about half the time of rice, making it a speedy standby to have on […]

Staying Hydrated

Staying Hydrated

Cool down this summer with healthy tips and tricks to stay hydrated. Bubbles: Try a splash of 100 percent fruit juice in a sup of sparkling water. Remember to limit your juice intake to no more than 8 ounces per day. You can also mash up fruit such as raspberries or blueberries, and cover with […]

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized ginger is fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water and rolled in coarse sugar for preservation. It has a sweet, spicy taste and can easily be made at home. “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2017 All Rights Reserved

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

Corn kernels contain a small drop of water that is stored inside a circle of soft starch. The soft starch is surrounded by the kernel’s hard outer surface. As the kernel heats up, the water begins to expand, and pressure builds against the hard starch. When this hard surface gives way, the popcorn explodes. As […]

Citrus

Citrus

Oranges and lemons were first brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers. Today the United States is among the world’s top citrus growers and consumers. To choose the best citrus select fruit that is heavy and not too soft. When selecting oranges don’t worry about the color, as it is not a good indicator of […]

High Altitude Cooking

High Altitude Cooking

Most recipes have been perfected for use at seal level. At higher altitudes, adjustments in the cooking time, temperature, and ingredients could be necessary. At sea level, water boils at 212 degrees. With each additional 500 feet of altitude, the boiling point drops 1 degree. Even though the boiling point is lower, it takes longer […]

Turkey

Turkey

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks of turkey that roamed wild […]