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ham and cheese sandwich

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Cooking receipe to make ham and cheese sandwich under category General Recipes. You may find some video clips related to this receipe below.ham and cheese sandwich2 slices brown bread110g ham50g cheese grated1 dessertspoon mayonnaise1 teaspoon Gentlemans relishLightly butter the bread. Chop ham into

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Earthquake Pie Crust

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Cooking receipe to make Earthquake Pie Crust under category Pie s 4U. You may find some video clips related to this receipe below.Earthquake Pie Crust Make sure the lid is on tight before starting to shake! This recipe saves on cleaning utensils and hands.

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Bean and Bacon Salad Recipe

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Type: Bean and Bacon Salad Free Cooking Recipe - Salad Wow! Ingredients / Directions Directions: * 10 slices bacon * 2 tablespoons vinegar * 1/2 cup(s) mayonnaise * 2 tablespoons white sugar * 1 (15.25 ounce) can kidney beansdrained and rinsed * 1 1/2 cup(s)s shredd

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Grilled Miso Chicken Japanese cooking recipe

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Ingredients 2 tablespoons light soy sauce (usukuchi shoyu) 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons mirin 2 tablespoons light miso 2 green onions, crushed and slivered 1 teaspoon minced gingerroot 1 garlic clove, minced 8 boneless chicken thighs, skin intact 1 tablespoon five-spice powder toasted s

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mustard info

Brassica nigra/Brassica juncea

Sinapsis alba/Brassica hirta


Mustard is widely used in the preparation of auspicious fare in indian homes and temples. It is believed to possess the ability to calm the mind create a peaceful personality and sharpen


How it grows

There are 3 main vaneties of mustard: white brown and black. All 3 varieties grow in India as well as in Argentina Austria Chile Denmark Great Britain Japan and the USA. They are all annuals which bear clusters of bright yellow flowers. In fact from a distance mustard fields in bloom look like huge velvety golden carpets.

Appearance and taste

The seeds of the plant are the spice. White mustard seeds are a pale tan in colour and have a smooth matte finish. Black mustard seeds are larger than the other 2. The seeds of all 3 varieties are tiny and notoriously energetic. If you ever drop a packet of mustard seeds on the floor you will find the odd seed even after weeks of cleaning. Raw mustard seeds have almost no smell but on cooking they acquire a distinctive baked earth aroma that dominates any dish. The seeds are sharp nutty slightly bitter and aromatic in taste. Their heat is often misjudged so be careful when adding them to recipes. Mustard paste has a unique flavour that hits you in the nose and then sings in your veins!

Buying and storing

Mustard is available as whole seeds split seeds or mustard dal powder and paste. indian cooking does not use commercially blended mustards but they can make a reasonable substitute for homemade mustard paste. Mustard oil is a popular cooking medium in regional indian cooking. Buy small amounts of the seeds and store in a clean dry jar. Mustard seeds form clumps when wet which makes them difficult to use when cooking. Stored properly they last up to a year

Medicinal and other uses

Warm mustard oil is an exceiient liniment and is used to relieve arthritic pain. In north India mustard oil massaged into the scalp is thought to promote lustrous and bountiful hair growth. Mustard is also believed to ward off evil and indian women rituaily cancel any negative forces that surround their children by wishing over them with a handful of mustard seeds.

Culinary uses

In the south of India and along the coast mustard is used primadly in the tempering or baghar of spices. This simple procedure of heating oil until very hot dropping in the mustard seeds and cooking them until they pop and crackle gives many dishes a distinctive flavour. In Bengal mustard seeds are crushed to a paste for use in fiery marinades and curries that can shock the senses. Mustard is an excellent preservative and split seeds which look like tiny lentils are widely used for Pickling

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