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  1. The size of marble you are having is not even close to a size of marble that you can use as a counter top. But if the remodeling guy knows how to fit this piece in your kitchen then it might come in handy.

    About using the marble for rolling dough, I do not find any problems but I will not advise you to use it as a cutting board.

  2. I have been in the mood for trying to make my own ketchup. Anyone recommend any recipes? I know there are tons available online, but a recommendation would be a good place to start.

    My mother make homemade ketchup and it is far more better then the ketchup which we buy from store. I like this ketchup very much having no other chemical used like in ready made ketchups. I am going to share my great mom's ketchup recipe with you


    1 ½ Kg tomato

    1 cup vinegar

    1 tbspn red chili powder

    1 tspn salt (to taste)

    2 cup sugar (to taste)

    Cooking Instructions:

    Cut the tomato in large pieces and blend it in the blender. Using drainer, drain out the smooth paste of tomato having no skins and seeds. Boil the paste. Add red chili powder, vinegar in it and cook it till sauce become slightly denser. After 10 minutes, add sugar in it and cook for 15 minutes or till sauce become thick according to the density of sauce you want. Ketchup is ready, cool it in the fridge and enjoy it with delicious snacks.

  3. It is always good to wear apron while working in kitchen as it protects your cloth from getting dirty. But it is hard to remember that I should wear it and even more annoying when I have to cook in a hurry. What do you think guys, is it necessary to wear apron all the time in kitchen? And what you people do with your apron ?

  4. Last weekend I visited my aunt at a time when she was cleaning her freezer. She was removing the ice from freezer walls very

    easily which surprised me as I would have spend a lot of time melting it in order to clean it. She told me that she used oil for this purpose. What she did was that she coated oil on the walls of freezer with the help of tissue paper and this would allow her to remove the ice easily without any hassle.

  5. I agree as it is not as small as it looks and it has a very decent grilling area (204 sq inch) too.

    It is also not very heavy to carry, only 7 lbs :smile:

    It is so cute, so portable, I like it! :biggrin: Hubby would probably scoff at it (being used to mega-sized grills).

    It really isnt that small, I grilled 7 good sized burgers on it, and had more than enough space for 5 10 oz NYs.

  6. I did find few by doing little searching :





    I think it would be better to give a call to any of them to find out if they make custom trolleys.

    Good luck !

    I dont know if im on the right page here but im trying to find a company / anything that will bespoke build a cheese trolley for my restaurant....

    Price isnt really a problem...

    Any numbers or web pages would be gratefully appreciated....

    Cheers :cool:

  7. I like fries which remain crispy for long time and have taste like any fast food restaurant so I got this recipe of making exact fries.


    4 Potato (elongated and thin pieces)

    1 tspn salt

    1 tbspn corn flour

    Oil for deep frying


    1. Boil water and put potato pieces in it for 5-6 minutes then drain out water. Dry all the potato pieces completely. In a covered plastic bowl add 3 tbspn corn flour and put all the potato in it and shake well after cover it. Using drainer, take out the excess corn flour form the potato and put them in freezer for 15-20 minutes so that flour completely stick on it. Heat the oil gently, put potato in it and fry for atleast 5 -7 minutes on high flame until the fries become crispy.

    I enjoy fries with ketchup but you can try this one with mayo and ketchup dip as well.

  8. Almost everyday i get a new injury while cooking in the kitchen. I don't get hurt so much by knife but i burn my hands very often while cooking it usually happens when i am cleaning my stove after finishing cooking and my hands get burn.

  9. this is the best recipe of sandwich, serve at tea time.


    1 cup boil chicken (shredded)

    ¾ cup mayonnaise

    ½ cup cream cheese

    ½ tspn black pepper

    ½ tspn white pepper

    Pinch of salt

    1/2 tspn sugar

    1 boil egg (cut into small pieces)

    ½ tspn mustard paste (optional)

    Bread slices as required


    1. Mix all the above ingredients well; mayonnaise, cream cheese, black pepper, white pepper, chicken, boil egg, mustard paste, salt and sugar.

    2. Cut the sides of bread slices and make triangle shapes.

    3. Now take one triangle piece and coat the chicken mixture on it,put a salad leaf, and tomato slice if you like and cover it with other triangle piece.

    4. Similarly, make other sandwich like this.


    After making each sandwich wrap them in gelatin sheet completely and you can keep them at ordinary temperature without freezing them. Gelatin sheet is perfect for preserving food for hours.

    Source: http://www.recipedose.com/2008/09/best-chi...d-sandwich.html

  10. May be a long shot as this isn't the same brand but I have the My Weigh KD and it did exactly the same thing. I thought it was the battery but after changing it the problem continued.

    It turned out that I had been picking my scale up by the top plate and this had loosened the screws inside that control the pressure plate.

    I had to disassemble the whole thing and tighten all the screws. It works fine now and I always pick my scale up by the sides  :rolleyes:.

    And the first thing you should do about your scale is to try different battery set. If this solves the problem then you can buy new batteries as this was the only thing that led to error indication.

    @ eatrustic

    You mentioned a very important point. Many of the kitchen appliances such a weighing scale can easily malfunction just because of the way they are used. So special care must be taken.

  11. I was at Sur La Table the other day picking up a few things and saw a French made boxwood baton style rolling pin for a whopping $79.95! :shock: I decided that the $11.95 beechwood baton rolling pin is perfectly fine for my needs.


    Is there REALLY a difference between the two, or is this just silly?


    Not much difference in the way they work. But considering the fact wooden rolling pin has a higher manufacturing cost and to further add to this, it is also French made :unsure: .

    But I would be more than happy to to save some bucks and go for the with with a price tag of $11.95

  12. Cake are very easy to prepare if you love to cook and present, i also often try to create my own with almost the same recipe of normal cake and ingredients like apple and jelly pastry in which i freeze fruit jelly with apples and assemble the different color apple jelly layer with fresh cream and freeze it, the result is very good and the pastry is looking very colorful and attractive. In the same manner i made different strawberry cake by using cheese cake filling and assemble with simple sponge cake.

    You can follow these recipes by visiting my blog and hope you like them all:)

  13. I dont think so that you are right! If we cook meat on high heat then more chances of burning it as it stick to the pan and meat will not be completely tenderized and if you eat hard meat, it will damage your digestive system. Cook on slow heat for definite time so that it become soft and eat easily.

  14. I usually make curry with mixture of different spices but dont add all together, i do it in step wise. In first step i add


    red chili powder

    giinger garlic paste

    when these spices completely cook then i add

    cumin powder

    black pepper powder

    all spice powder (if needed)

    The curry will be very tasty.

  15. In my region okra is very much popular and almost everyone like to eat it. We cook okra with different styles like okra turmeric curry, fried okra with potatoes, okra with beef; there are lots of varieties to cook it.

    Do you have any recipes for the okra leaves, though, or do you only use the pods?

    No i don't have any recipe for okra leaves.

  16. My spouse was raised in Zambia and apparently they have cockroaches as big as a chihuahua.  No matter what they tried, nothing worked.  Then the locals told them to put soda bottle caps full of plaster of paris around the kitchen.  They did, and the roaches were gone.  The concept is that the roaches eat the plaster, the plaster hardens in their stomach, and they die.  They specifically said soda caps, so maybe the idea is that the sugar in the cap attracts the roaches.  Not sure about that though.

    Thanks for your tip!! I'll try this and let you know the result.

  17. I am very much annoying with the movement of too many cockroaches in my kitchen :angry: although i put some insects killing powder in the corner walls of kitchen but these are not working. Is there any permanent solution to finish them???

  18. In my region okra is very much popular and almost everyone like to eat it. We cook okra with different styles like okra turmeric curry, fried okra with potatoes, okra with beef; there are lots of varieties to cook it.

    Here i am writing the recipe of okra turmeric curry which i like very much and eat with boiled rice and thin lentils soup


    1/2 kg okra (remove the its cap and make two pieces if its size is 2 inch otherwise remove only caps)

    1 tspn garlic paste

    1 tspn ginger paste

    1 tspn turmeric powder

    1 tbspn red chili powder

    1 red tomato medium size

    1 cup onion

    1/4 tspn fenugreek seeds

    Salt to taste

    4 tbspn oil

    Procedure :

    1. Blend tomato and onion with little water in the blender.

    2. Put 4-5 tbspn of oil in a pan and put some fenugreek seeds in it just to fry them until turn into dark brown in color.

    3. Now add onion tomato paste in it by turning flame to low or remove the pan from the stove.

    4. Add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook till oil starts to leave from the spices. It takes about 5-8 mins.

    5. Now add okra pieces with 1/2 cup of water and cover it to cook for 10-15 mins until okra become completely tender.

    Okra turmeric curry is ready to serve you can also eat with bread.

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