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HOW TO DEAL WITH SOME KITCHEN PROBLEMS

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No individual is perfect, sometimes we make mistakes, it’s applicable to everywhere even in the kitchen. In this very article I’m going to take you guys on how to  fix some mess/mistakes in the kitchen

Here we Go

kitchen tips

1. If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup, just
drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb
the excess salt.

2. When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep
the shells from cracking.

3. Never put citrus fruits(Oranges,
Lemons, limes,
etc) or tomatoes in the fridge. The low
temperatures degrade the aroma and flavor of
these fruits.(That’s why our tomatoes don’t last
in the fridge)

4. To clean iron cookl-ware, don’t use detergents.
Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry paper
towel.

5. When storing empty airtight containers, throw
in a pinch of salt to keep them from getting
stinky.

6. If you are making gravy(stew) and accidentally
burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue
cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as
you go to avoid ‘over-sugaring’it. The sugar will
cancel out the burned taste.

7. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of
white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to
draw out the burned flavour. Be careful not to
scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the
pan when serving the rice.

8. Before you chop fresh red peppers, rub a little
vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t
absorb the spiciness.

9. If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are,
place them in about four inches of water. Eggs
that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end
tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used
soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.

10. To banish ants from the kitchen, find out
where they are coming in and cover the hole with
petroleum jelly(Vaseline). Ants won’t trek through
the jelly. If they are coming under a door, draw a
line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs also
won’t cross a line of chalk.

11. Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or in a
fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your
bananas and place each in a different location.
Bananas release gases which cause fruits
(including other bananas) to ripen quickly.
Separating them will keep them fresh longer.

12. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag,
put an apple in with them.

13. If you manage to have some leftover wine,
cocktail drinks at the end of the evening, freeze it
in ice cube trays for easy addition to sauces
(white wine works wonders in sauces, i don’t joke
with them) in the future.

14. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water
and use it to water your house plants. The water
contains nutrients that your plants will love.

15. When defrosting meat from the freezer, pour
some vinegar over it. Not only does it tenderize
the meat; it will also bring down the freezing
temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw
quicker. # Noteevery woman should have vinegar
in her kitchen.

16. Do you cry while peeling off onions, then try
this. After peeling off your onions, refrigerate the
onions for atleast 5minutes, then dice it. You will
be glad you did.

17. For aluminium pans that are looking dull, just
boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten
up the aluminum and make your house smell
yummy.

18. If your salt is becoming lumpy, put a few
grains of rice in with it to absorb excess
moisture.

19. Always keep an aloe vera plant in your
kitchen. It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm
or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub
the gel from the inside on the injury.

20. When making a soup, sauce, that ends up too
fatty or greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will
attract the fat, which you can then scoop out.
This works wonders

21. To reuse cooking oil without tasting whatever
was cooked in the oil previously, cook a 1/4″
piece of ginger in the oil. It will remove any
remaining flavors and odors.

22. If your milk always goes bad before you can
finish it, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton
when you first open it. It will stay fresh days
longer.

23. If two drinking glasses become stuck together
after stacking, it’s not impossible to unstick
them. Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the
outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will
expand and the cold glass will contract, making
the glasses separate easily.

24. For splinters under the fingernail, soaking the
affected finger in a bowl of milk with a piece of
bread in it, it will help

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KITCHEN TIPS (DIY)

HOW TO PREPARE A TASTY HOMEMADE FIESTA WITH OR WITHOUT OVEN

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Have you ever tasted a well prepared tasty homemade fiesta? If you haven’t then you’re really missing alot.

The word ‘Fiesta‘ is a special time spent with family and friends, a special time to enjoy tasty homemade fiesta dishes and lots of activities involved.

Tasty homemade fiesta is made from baked potatoes, eggs, flour and vegetables, making it very rich in nutrients. Tasty homemade fiesta is extremely rich in protein because of the egg and milk used in it’s production, it’s also rich in Carbohydrate, Vitamins and minerals.

In this very article you’re going to be learning how to properly prepare a tasty homemade fiesta with or without oven.

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Ingredients list
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 largest sweet potato or Irish potato
  • Green peas
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Fresh tomato
  • Onion
  • 1 Tin Milk
  • Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Diced beef
  • Flour
Here We Go.

Step 1: Dice or shred your potatoes into smaller particles, add green peas and boil for 10 minutes

Step 2: Sieve the boiled potatoes and green peas and allow to cool, keep aside.

Step 3: Get a clean bowl, beat the eggs till foamy, add milk, sugar and while you whisk or stir, add flour bit by bit till the mixure turns very creamy, but not too thick.

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Step 4: Add tomatoes, onion, pepper, and green pepper, seasoning, and salt

Step 5: Add diced beef to the mixture

Step 6: Then add the boiled potatoes and green peas, you boiled earlier.

Step 7: Now, give your mixture a thorough stir, ensure you stir the mixure for about 2-3 minutes, to make the ingredients mix or blend properly.

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Step 8: Grease your pan with cooking vegetable oil and pour your mixture into the pan, place on medium heat, (Gas cooker or Stove) and bake uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until it firms up.

Then Serve.

If you’re using an oven

Pour the mixture into an oven proof pan or dish and place in the oven. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40mins or until it firms up.

Then Serve!

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE A DIY HOMEMADE CARROT CAKE (SIMPLIFIED METHOD)

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Freshly made Carrot cakes are so yummy delicious and moist, one thing I really enjoy about eating carrot cakes is that feeling you get when it’s in your mouth, feels like it’s almost going to melt.😋😋

Freshly made Carrots smells great with losts of flavour, tastes like a piece of an Angel’s food. Especially when it’s topped up with a soft cream cheese frosting with vanilla, makes it looks super rich and nutritious, giving you that moist chewy goodness taste. You can as well read our article on How to make a diy homemade doughnuts here

All this goodies stuffed in carrot cake makes it stand out as one of the most rich and nutritious cake. Infact When it comes to cakes Carrot cake is my favorite especially when it’s made with chocolate frosting and alittle bit of soft cheese cream. You’re only gonna enjoy the greatness of Carrot cake when it’s super fresh (Just out from the oven).

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Carrot cake can be super yummy when it’s freshly baked, properly frosted and maybe with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. If you’ve never tasted Carrot cake, then you’re really missing alot.

Seeking for a simplified and less difficult way to make a diy homemade Carrot cake? Worry no more you’re in the right place. In this very article we’re going to teach you guys in a well detailed information on how to make a homemade fresh carrot cake.

NUTRITION FACTS

Amount Per 

Calories 415
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 1.5 g7%
Polyunsaturated fat 3.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 567 mg23%
Potassium 169 mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 79 g26%
Protein 5 g10%
Vitamin A38%Vitamin C2%
Calcium17%Iron9%
Vitamin B-65%Cobalamin0%
Magnesium2%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
HERE WE GO:
INGREDIENTS NEEDED
  • 283g Grated carrots (About 7-9 Carrots)
  • 255 all purpose flour
  • 2 (8g) Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 (10g) Teaspoon salt
  • 2 (3g) Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 150ml Vegetable oil
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 120g Yogurt ( You can use 90gr Milk + 30gr melted butter as a substitute.)
  • 1 teaspoon grounded Nutmeg

PREPARATION METHOD

Step 1

1a. First You have to preheat the oven at 180ºC or 350ºF.

1b. Prepare the pan by first greasing the inside with butter and then dust lightly with flour.

Step 2.

In a large clean bowl, mix together Flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together.
Note: Stir thoroughly until well blended together

Step 3

In another bowl beat the eggs, yogurt and oil to properly mix together. You have to beat them together until properly blended.

Step 4

Then gradually add the flour mixture to the yoghurt and eggs mixture then gradually add the grated Carrots and stir together slightly but thoroughly to properly blend together.

Note: You have to stir thoroughly, to avoid lumps. This mixure will come out creamy in texture.

Step 5

Then pour the well mixed mixture in your prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes or until the cake is done. To know if the cake is done, deep in a skewer into the cake, when the skewer comes out clean without any batter sticking to it, then your cake Is ready.

Step 6 (Final step)

When the cake must have been ready, bring it out of the oven, turn it onto a rack and let it cool completely.

HOW TO MAKE A FROST BUTTER ICING TOPPING FOR YOUR CARROT CAKE.

Butter Frost icing is made with the mixture of Margaine, Icing sugar, and any flavor of your choice.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED
  • 1kg Icing sugar
  • 500g Margaine
  • 1Teaspoon Flavor (You can use any flavor of your choice, I use vanilla)
PREPARATION METHOD

In a bowl pour in your magarine give it a thorough stir before you sieve in the icing, little by little. Then add flavor and water.

Note: Stir well until the mixture is well Blended creamy and smooth. You can now apply it on top of your Carrot cake.

Serve and enjoy 🙂🙂

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HOW TO COOK THE CLASSIC SNAIL PEPPER SOUP

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The snail pepper soup is a flavorful dinner appreciated by local people in a few sections of Africa . Snails contains omega-3 and Omega-6 basic unsaturated fats, Calcium, press, magnesium, Vitamin A, B12, E and K.

How To Cook The Classic Snail Pepper Soup

Ingredients

  • Snails (10)
  • Black Pepper (popularly known as Cameroon pepper in Nigeria)
  • Calabash Nutmeg (Ehuru or Ehu)
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Dry Utazi
  • Seasoning (2 cubes)
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PROCEDURE:
• Using an old frying pan, roast the nutmeg seeds. stirring constantly till you can smell it. Try to remove the outer membrane, if it comes off easily, then the nutmeg is done.
• Peel off the nutmeg skin and grind/blend or pound into a smooth powder and set aside. Slice the onions and set aside.
• Wash and place the cleaned snails in a medium sized pot. Pour water just enough to cover it, add the crushed seasoning cubes and chopped onions then bring to boil.
• Once it starts to boil, add the ground pepper, nutmeg, thyme and salt to taste then continue cooking for about 10 more minutes.

• Once the snail is done, leave to simmer for about 3 minutes and it’s ready to be served. Enjoy!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNAIL

Snails are a great source of the valuable lectin, possesses anti-cancer properties and helps in boosting the immune system and fighting against cancerous cells.
The snail slime is extremely rich in allantonin, collagen and elastin, which is beneficial for the treatment of skin diseases and broken bones. The secretions also have a copper peptide, which is regarded as the only source of a substance manufactured for creating creams that are useful in minimizing scars and wounds.

Serum secreted by these snails is an excellent source of oligosaccharides that act as a hydrator for the skin. When applied directly on the skin, this serum works wonders for acne, enhances natural glow and protects skin cells from environmental damage.

The venom extracted from the ocean snail is highly beneficial for people suffering from addictions, depression and Parkinson’s disease. This substance produces a synthetic version of the toxin that blocks or stimulates receptors, which release chemicals in the brain.
In addition, toxins excreted by snails are valuable in stimulating dopamine, found lacking in people with neurological diseases.

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