The world of food and cooking – Part 9

How to make your own sun-dried tomatoes

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Here is another pantry staple you can make on your own – the sun-dried tomatoes. Either in olive oil, seasoned, or plain, they add a distinctive touch and great flavor to many dishes and salads. Making your own sun-dried tomatoes is very simple and certainly is much less expensive than buying them at

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How to make your own mayonnaise

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Not a mayo admirer? You may well become a fan, once you’ve tried making this versatile condiment from scratch! Some people’s first question might be why bother making your own mayonnaise if it’s freely available pretty much everywhere. The trouble is that shop-bought mayonnaise is made to last longer and the result is

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How to prepare your own infused olive oil

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This article will not be about the technique that involves heating up olive oil with herbs or vegetables in it, in a frying pan.  We strongly believe that heating up extra virgin olive oil means wasting it. Instead, we’ll be talking about the traditional ways of infusing olive oil, the way people have

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How to choose olive oil

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Have you ever happened to be staying in front of the olive oil section in the supermarket, reading labels and comparing prices, till you feel completely lost? Have you ever grabbed the first bottle of olive oil you see, just to avoid that feeling?

Choosing a bottle of olive oil today seems to

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How to buy, store, clean and cook mussels

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We recently moved to a new place and the last few weeks we’ve lived on the Black Sea cost of Bulgaria. This is one of the reasons why you haven’t heard from us for a while. However for the not so long time we’ve been here, we’ve learned quite a few local recipes,

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