Entries by Melanie Mendelson

How To Chop An Onion

Chopped onion is a necessary ingredient in many recipes.  In fact, it’s one of the most popular cooking ingredients.  We all take chopping an onion for granted – most recipes just list “chopped onion” as an ingredient.  But who will teach the beginner cook how to chop an onion? I will! Follow the step-by-step illustrations […]

How To Peel An Onion

Peeling an onion seems like an trivial task, but if you’ve never peeled an onion before, it can be quite intimidating.  Don’t worry – it is pretty easy to peel an onion. You can now learn how to peel an onion by following these illustrated step-by-step instructions. Step #1: Put the whole onion on the […]

Salad With Tomatoes, Avocado and Onion

Here’s a quick refreshing salad you can make that uses just 3 ingredients: tomatoes, avocado and onion.  For a portion for 2 people, you need 3 medium tomatoes, 1 avocado and 1 small onion. To make this super-easy salad, first you need to chop the tomatoes, and put the tomatoes and any juice that leaked […]

Is It Safe To Defrost Meat On The Counter?

We’ve all heard that it’s best to defrost meat in refrigerator overnight.  However, many times when you move frozen meat from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before, it’s still partially frozen the next morning.  Also, what if you forgot to remove the meat from the freezer the night before?  What if you spontaneously […]

How To Store Half Of An Onion

Many times you only need to use half of an onion, or even a quarter of an onion.  For example, if you need to make a sandwich or a salad, you might only need a few onion slices.  If you only use part of an onion, what do you do with the rest of that […]

How To Eat Herring

This is the picture of a package of Salted Herring Fillet In Oil.  What is a herring? Herring is the name of the fish.  When most people think of herring, they think of the way the herring fish is prepared – salted and pickled. Herring is certainly an exotic food that only some people dare […]