Where do vanilla bean pods come from?
Most vanilla beans available today are from Madagascar, Mexico and Tahiti. As with wine, chocolate and coffee, vanilla from each country has its own distinctive flavor profile and characteristics, owing to the different climates, soils, curing methods and vanilla species. Where does vanilla pods come from? Vanilla comes from the pod of a tropical climbing […]Read More
Is baking soda good for mopping?
Did you know that, to clean the floor and make it shiny, you can use natural ingredients? And, to clean the floor using this natural remedy, all you will need is to get a total of three ingredients present in your own kitchen or in any supermarket or herbalist for very little money. How to […]Read More
What kind of cherries are grown in Door County WI?
Today, the Montmorency cherries grown in Door County account for 95% of all tart cherries grown in Wisconsin, and while demand has lessened since the 1950s, approximately 7 million pounds of cherries are still produced annually. What cherry trees grow in Wisconsin? Choose tart cherry varieties such as Montmorency, Meteor and Northstar, which ripen in […]Read More
Is Le Creuset safe?
Although Enamel-covered cast iron ware can be very expensive (Le Creuset, for example), it does not react with any food; therefore, it is totally non-toxic. What is the least toxic cookware? The Best Non-Toxic Cookware, Tested by Food Network Kitchen Best Overall: Caraway Home Cookware Set. Most Versatile: Our Place Always Pan. Best Set: Green […]Read More
Can cherry trees grow in Nova Scotia?
Andrew Bishop of Noggins Corner Farm in Greenwich, N.S., has been growing cherries for 15 years and estimates 75 per cent of his production costs are from getting the fruit off the trees. Do cherries grow on the East Coast? Stemilt is located in Washington, but they work with farms all the way down to […]Read More
How do I order a Swensen cake?
Phone In Order: Call 6788 8128, our Call Centre to place your order. For phone in orders, you must have a valid credit card to facilitate payment. Order Online: Click and browse the cakes we have to offer. Then click on the desired cake design you wish to order and simply follow the instructions to […]Read More
How do you dry out salt dough?
Oven dry the salt dough pieces. Instead of air drying the uncoloured salt dough pieces, you can bake them in a conventional oven at 93°C (200°F). The drying time depends on the thickness and size of the pieces. It can be as short as 30 minutes for small and flat pieces to several hours for […]Read More
How long do dolmades last in the fridge?
Grape leaves packed in brine are available at large supermarkets and at Middle Eastern markets. Make Ahead: Stuffed, unbaked dolmas can be wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months. Cooked, cooled dolmas can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months. How long do fresh dolmades last? If […]Read More
Is simple syrup thick?
What consistency is simple syrup? The syrup is fairly thin and easy to pour (nowhere near as thick as maple syrup even). However, rich simple syrup will be thicker than the regular version. For a thicker syrup: you can bring the mixture to a boil and allow some of the water to evaporate. Should simple […]Read More
Can you substitute molasses for white sugar?
When substituting molasses for sugar, use 1 1/3 cups molasses for 1 cup sugar, and reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 5 tablespoons. Molasses is also more acidic than sugar; add ½ teaspoon baking soda for each cup of molasses used. Replace no more than half the sugar called for in a […]Read More