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Thyme for Cooking Kitchen: Tips

Cooking and meal preparation is more than just following a recipe.

We need the right Tools.  We need a well-stocked Pantry.  We need to understand the Terms and Techniques.  Then we need to know what to do with that knowledge to prepare the food.

We have the information you need.

It can be frustrating to get part way through preparing a dish and realize you don't understand the next step - whether it's an unfamiliar measurement or oven temperature.

This covers the way I do things, my opinions, philosophies, techniques, etc.   Feel free to do things your own way, disagree with me, challenge me and tell me what I've missed.  
By the way:  I assume you know enough to wash the fruits and vegetables (not mushrooms) before using - and to peel onions, garlic, shallots, etc.


Alliums: Onions, leeks, shallots, garlic; how to clean, slice and store

Dairy Products:  The difference between Fromage Frais, Fromage Blanc and Greek Yogurt.

Eggs:  How to hard boil; how to separate; how to freeze.

Freezing:  Herbs, Tomatoes, Zucchini (Courgette), Pumpkin and Winter Squashes.

Cooking Meat:   Tips and temperatures to tell if it's done the way you want it.

Miscellaneous:  Odds and Ends: Avocado, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Olives, Peppers, Pumpkins, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Soup Bases

The rest:

The Pantry:  Stocking a basic pantry makes any meal prep easier, with additions for summer grilling and winter braising.

The Tools:  Having the right tools for the job makes life so much easier... And some are just fun to have.

Measures:  Converts ounces to grams, inches to centimeters so you can handle any recipe.

Temperatures:  Converts Fahrenheit to Celsius, and gives oven temperature information.

Barbecue Grills: A primer on barbecue grills, both gas and charcoal, smokers and smoking..

Chopping terms: Chopping and cutting terms, as used in the recipes