March 4, 2021

Fruits, Salsa

Avocado is a popular ingredient in a number of different cuisines around the world, but Mexican cooking uses avocado in many different recipes. Avocados bring a mild, creamy flavor to Mexican dishes, which compliment rich and spicy flavors that are popular in the country’s cuisine. Two popular avocado condiments in Mexico are avocado salsa and

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February 22, 2021

Vegetables

What are carrots? Carrots are a root vegetable that grows from the ground. The tops of the carrots, which are exposed to the air, are long and green, with a similar look to parsley. Under the surface of the soil grows the carrot, which is commonly long and orange. Carrots are cylindrical, thin at the

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February 22, 2021

Kitchen Tools, Spices

What is a spice grinder? A spice grinder is a kitchen tool that turns while spices into smaller pieces or powders. Spice grinders can be operated manually or electronically.  What are the different types of spice grinders? Electric Grinder  An electric spice grinder is an electric appliance that pulverizes spices by the press of a

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February 10, 2021

Seasonings and Flavorings

What is mustard? Mustard is a condiment primarily made of ground mustard seeds. The seeds themselves range in color from black to white, and yellow, which range in flavor. The ground seeds are then combined with a variety of liquids, such as oil, water, or vinegar. There are different varieties of mustard, such as classic

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February 10, 2021

Legumes and Grains

What is all-purpose flour?  Flour is the ground up, a pulverized product of dried grains, legumes, nuts, or seeds.  There is a large variety of different flours, but when most recipes call for flour, they are usually referring to all-purpose flour, a type of wheat flour. All-purpose flour is made by removing the wheat bran

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