Entries by Melanie Mendelson

How To Store Cucumbers To Keep Them Fresh Longer

Cucumber is a popular vegetable that is widely available in the supermarkets.  Cucumbers are great in salads and sandwiches.  Most adults either like cucumbers or are simply indifferent to them.  Very few people dislike cucumbers – unlike, let’s say, broccoli :) Cucumbers are crispy, mild-tasting, nutritious and don’t need to be cooked – what a […]

Waffles With Jam For Breakfast

I often have waffles for breakfast – the store-bought frozen kind that you pop in a toaster.  I have 2 breakfast staples that involve waffles: Waffles With Nutella and Waffles With Jam.  If I’m having waffles for breakfast, I’ll spread them with either Nutella or jam.  There’ve been a few times where I’ve spread half […]

Orange Marmalade

Orange marmalade is my favorite kind of jam.  I can just eat orange marmalade with a spoon!  Orange marmalade has a very unique flavor: intense sweet citrus with the hint of bitterness from the peels.  Orange marmalade includes orange peels, and that’s what I really love about it!  I love the texture of the pieces […]

How To Make Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Roasted asparagus is a very elegant and flavorful asparagus recipe.  When you roast the asparagus in the oven, it comes out with the appetizing roasted appearance.  Roasted asparagus makes a perfect accompaniment to a main dish – it goes well with all kinds of meat and fish. Ingredients For The Roasted Asparagus Recipe: 1 bunch […]

Kabanos Sausage

Kabanos sausage is a Polish sausage.  Kabanos sausage is NOT the same as cabanossi sausage – even though the names sound similar, kabanos and cabanossi are completely different kinds of sausage. Kabanos sausages are long and skinny as you can see on this picture of me holding a bunch of kabanos sausages in my hand. […]

How To Store Beets

Raw beets can stay fresh for a long time if you store them properly.  So how do you store beets?  Do you keep beets in the refrigerator?  Do you store beets in a pantry closet?  Do you keep beets in the plastic bag, paper bag or without a bag? I found out the hard way […]

Spatula And Raw Meat – Food Safety

When people think of spatulas, food safety issues don’t usually come to mind.  Even those who are generally paranoid about food safety often forget the hazards of not handling the spatula properly when cooking raw meat.  The truth is that if you don’t take necessary precautions, the spatula can transmit toxic bacteria from raw meat […]

How To Make Baked Turkey Legs

Baked turkey legs is a great alternative to roasting the whole turkey!  Turkey legs are meaty, juicy and succulent – everyone loves turkey leg meat! Have you seen those giant turkey legs sold in the meat section of the grocery store?  Do you always pass on them because you don’t know how to cook turkey […]