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    Beer and Steak — Yeah, Buddy!

    I have written about steaks before. I like me a good steak. Yeah, who doesn’t, right? Well, I like a good beer, too. So … what kind should I drink with my steak? That is what I am thinking right now. From what I have found the darker the better. I read on Beer Advocate that a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and / or Belgian Strong Pale Ale goes really well with a steak. I am definitely going to the store this weekend and giving it a try. I have also been looking into getting a fridge for the garage.…

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    How well do you know your ‘shrooms?

    Mmmmm. Mushrooms. Yummy little bundles of fungi. Not all mushrooms are created equal though. I’m finding this out now that I’m cooking more and more with mushrooms. Each variety has it’s own unique flavor and it’s own place on the…

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    Is my meat done yet?

    I’ve never known how to order my steaks. Do I get it medium? Do I get it rare? Who knows. I started reading about meat doneness and here’s some info for us both. Raw Most Steakhouses won’t serve a truly…

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    We need herbs — eh, wrong kind mate!

    Many home wannabe cooks, myself included, don’t have an extensive understanding of kitchen herbs their use makes it easy to vary the flavor and therefore the overall essence of any dish. But my friends tell me that by simply adding…

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    Benefits of Cooking With a Pressure Cooker

    What do French Onion soup, pasta casserole, and pulled pork have in common? Besides being delicious, they can all be cooked to perfection using a pressure cooker. Pressure-cooking as been around for a while, and traditional pressure cookers made quite…

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    How cooking has grown on me

    I must say that now I’m a fully capable and confident cook. But it hadn’t been that way about 6 years ago. I’m the type of kid who lived off on my family and my mother’s kitchen. I grabbed what…

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    What’s in the “organic” label?

    I was going to the grocery store to do some shopping. I had a list of what to buy and my wife’s stern instructions to buy only “organic” food. I wanted to panic, “How was I to know whatorganic foods…

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    I’m home, sick

    My home seems to be making me sick. I had been away for a month and I came back to a house that smells musty and mouldy, dusty where it’s dry and mildewed where it’s damp.Then I think I saw…