Hi everyone! Happy Friday! So this is my new post in my Class on Life Series. Today we will be talking about, you guessed it, cooking! Something every person should have some basic knowledge in. Warning this blog is a bit long. Without further ado, lets get right in to it!
What you are going to learn:
- Microwaving (yes this is a thing)
- Grilling and Broiling
- Water Heating Methods
How to Microwave:
Rule one: read the microwave instructions on the back of the food you wish to microwave. Rule two: read the microwave instructions on the back of the food you wish to microwave! Never put metal or aluminum cookware in the microwave! Food should always have a microwave-safe lid on it. To avoid “cold spots” on your food, move the food around during cooking. Pause the microwave to stir sauces, flip over the meat, or rearrange vegetables.
How to Bake:
Baking is usually associated with food items that need batters and doughs. Some examples are bread, cookies, pies, and muffins. Most of the baking is FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS! Your food will come out if there are changes made in any place of the instructions. If you’re new at baking try simple recipes, like cookies or brownies. Make sure you have the essential bake wear when baking. Don’t use liquid measuring cups to measure dry ingredients. Keep everything separate. And be patient! Baking anything must a lot of patience if you want your dish to come outright.
How to Fry Foods:
Pan frying is very similar to sautéing. Both involve cooking food in a pan, using oil. However, pan frying is used for larger pieces of meat, like chicken breasts, steaks, pork chops, etc.
Stir frying is when the food is cut into small pieces and cooked in oil in a wok.
Deep frying involves completely immersing the food in hot oil. The coating of oil allows it to cook evenly on all sides. It is used to cook items such as battered foods (chicken), French fries, and donuts.
How to Grill/Broil
The difference between the two, is broiling the heat source is from above. While grilling is from below. Grilling or broiling is a good choice for tender cuts of meat, chicken, and fish. Marinating means soaking food in a liquid or dry seasoning before cooking it. It is to help tenderize the meat and add flavor. The food will need to turn or flipped over during grilling/broiling to ensure it’s cooking on both sides. Barbecuing is grilling, with BBQ sauce added to the mix at any of all the stages of grilling.
How to Sauté
This is a quick-cooking method that has cooking food in a pan, over high heat. With sautéing, the most important rule is that the pan heated to a high temperature before adding the food. Omit foods that can be sautéed, almost anything can be. Except for thick or tough cuts of meat (shank or brisket), roast chickens, or hard root vegetables. To check if the pan is hot enough, add a couple of drops of water to the pan. If they sizzle and evaporate in a couple of seconds, the pan is hot enough.
How to Cook with Water Heating Methods
In all of these methods listed below are easy and simple ways to cook. All of them just require you to be watching the food as it is cooks, and the temperature of how hot your water is.
Boiling can be a violent cooking method, as the bubbles of vapor moving through the water can damage delicate food.
Poaching is the gentlest form of cooking items like fish and eggs in water.
Slow boiling is when the water reaches a boil of 100°C or 212°F. It is slightly more vigorous than a simmer.
Steaming is a very gentle form of cooking, for delicate foods like fish and vegetables. It is also a very healthy form of cooking. Steaming is a relatively fast cooking method since it is conducted at such a high temperature. Steamer inserts are also available at most kitchenware stores and are the way to properly steam food.
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Hello Everyone! Today is the day! My second book Descendants of Time and Death is out now for sale on Amazon and Barnes&Noble (And in a few days on Draft2Digital–since their distribution takes some time)! Along with that my first book Child of Tempus has now been relaunched for paperback and eBook with a new cover (and some MAJOR grammatical edits). I am so excited to share these stories with you guys! Thank you, everyone, for following my journey from releasing my first book to editing, drafting, critiquing my second book: it’s been a long process. And trust me I have tons more to write about it. I’ve already started working on book three and a book four of The Gods’ Scion series, so it’s I hope tons of people get to read my stories. However, it may be, through an eBook or paperback copy, I hope people are able to share it with others. I dream that readers with share artwork, theories, stories or even communicate with me about what they love what they don’t like about the books. I’m open to everything! I’m simply happy to be able to put my work out for the world to read.… Read moreAdvertisements
Hello, Everyone! How are you guys doing? I am doing great! You know why…because my books are out for preorder! Yes, you can preorder my first two books, Child of Tempus and Descendants of Time and Death! Yes, you read that right. You can pre-order the eBook version of Amazon and Draft2Digital. While you can pre-order the paperback version of the book through Barnes and Nobel. Now both ebook and paperback versions of both of the books will be available in March. The only places you can purchase the paperback copies are through Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. Draft2Digital ebook preorder link: https://books2read.com/u/3yEEW6 Barnes and Nobel paperback preorder link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/descendants-of-time-and-death-winnifred-tataw/1136325509?ean=9781078767989 If you would like to view my previous post about Descendants of Time and Death cover reveal, click here: Don’t forget to leave a comment and follow me on my various social media for more on the book-writing journey. I am so excited and proud of my books to be on preorder. Thank you, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend! Live. Laugh. Love. Oh! And I now have a countdown until the release date of my books! AdvertisementsAdvertisements
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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I am so excited to bring this to the world. This will be a place where I write about behind the scenes about my books and writing prompts, my art, my music reviews, and much, much more! (well, maybe). This is all new to me, so we will be learning and growing together. I hope to meet new people that share the same loves and interest as me. Well, I just want to connect with more readers and indie writers! I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. And remember to live, love, and laugh. AdvertisementsAdvertisements
Hey everyone, my name is Winnifred, Winnie for short. I am an artist and writer. This year I self published my debut novel: The Gods’ Scion: Child of Tempus. As a military child, I have traveled extensively around the US East Coast and Germany, learning about the history, lore, and culture of each region. I have spent the last two years writing and expanding the world of The Gods’ Scion trilogy series. I have had a lifelong love of literature and art. As a new writer I want to create beautiful fantasy world with compelling and intriguing characters. I love to spread positivity and joy to those around me, and look at the world through a glittery pink lens. I want to connect with more readers, writers, and artists. I love to meet new people and share stories. I hope to start a community of nerds, geeks, and weirdos (as my mother would put it). I also want to promote my books and art pieces as well. And be a place for others to do the same as well. If my blog is successful throughout the next year, I hope have a bigger email list, number of readers, and larger… Read moreAdvertisements
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Hello everyone how are you guys doing? Are you guys safely social distancing? Well if you are I have something you guys can do on Saturday if you’re feeling a bit bored or restless from staying at home all day. Come join me on Facebook at 4 PM Saturday for my first Author Takeover! I had the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/208608753810811/ I will be on the Itsy-Bitsy Book Bits Facebook page and I’ll be asking, answering, and discussing questions and topics surrounding me as an author, writer, and things about my books. That’s all I have for this blog today I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and hope to see you guys tomorrow and remember to continue to social distance whenever you can! Live. Love. Laugh. Subscribe to all upcoming events on your calendar:https://www.facebook.com/events/ical/upcoming/?uid=100032007738497&key=JN875JMhhqPgY67k AdvertisementsAdvertisements
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Hello everyone! How are you guys doing? I know everyone has been (hopefully) self-distancing for the whole C-word virus. But I have some good news I wanted to share. This week I got my personal book copies! *YAY!* So I’ve been rereading my books as I’ve been staying home. Now with the C-word happening and spreading in the US, I will be doing the rest of this college semester back at home. So I may be uploading blogs more than usual. Another thing is that I’ve been doing book photoshoots, as promotional pictures and advertisements. Stay tuned for those photos on my blog and social media. My book blog tours have already begun too. I started a tour for each book, about a week apart. I’ll be posting about it in the future after it has finished. This is my first time doing any type of book blog touring, and so far it has been going great. My second book, Descendants of Time and Death, already has 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I was so happy and excited for what is to come. Oh, and book three is already in the works, so expect blogs about it too. Well,… Read moreAdvertisements