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  1. blackening spice blend: I know you can buy a jar of blackening spice blend already made and ready to shake, rub ... http://t.co/QdjV9we5

  2. http://t.co/uD1vOZvv Why does food stick to my expensive stainless steel pans?
  3. ask the kitchenista | making stainless steel pans non-stick: Dear Kitchenista,

    Why does food stick to my expens... http://t.co/yhncjGob

  4. http://t.co/vp64TDIM How to freeze all those great strawberries you bought.
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    Freezing Strawberries

    At this time of year when you can hoard fresh, local strawberries because they are so abundant, why not freeze them and enjoy them all year long. Then you won't have to buy tasteless, fake looking ones in the dead of winter! The best way to preserve them, sugar-free, and have them fresh, year-round is to freeze them. Remember to start with the freshest strawberries possible. Strawberries start to lose freshness and nutrients quickly and will only last a few days in the fridge, so the sooner you freeze them the better. Follow these steps and they will last up to a year in the freezer: 1. Gently wash them and pat them dry or allow them to air dry for an hour or so. Slice off the tops, including the stem and any white area, then cut them in half lengthwise. 2. Line one or more rimmed baking sheets (depending on how many berries you have) with parchment or SilPats. Arrange them in a single layer on the sheets. and place them, uncovered, or loosely covered with plastic wrap in the freezer. Allow them to freeze solid, about 12 hours. Once frozen, transfer the berries (they may stick to the parchment a bit, but peel off relatively easy) to a freezer weight plastic zipper bag. Press out as much of the air from the bag as possible before sealing, to minimize freezer burn over time. If you are planning to leave them in the freezer for months, then consider double bagging them. Place the bagged berries in the freezer, where they will keep for up to one year. Note: I will warn you that the thawed berries will not be firm and bright like they were when raw and fresh. They tend to thaw out a bit mushier, and slightly darker…but can still be used for anything you would use fresh strawberries for. For smoothies, use frozen. Optional: Brushing the berries with a bit of lemon juice before you freeze them will help to preserve their color. While strawberries can be frozen whole, cut or crushed, they will retain a higher level of their vitamin C content if left whole.
  8. http://t.co/GAb6X2s0 A maylasian restaurant in nyc with a michelin star? must try that...
  9. I will be doing a cooking demo from 5-8 pm at William Sonoma, Bridgewater Commons Mall...it's a Cinco De Mayo themed customer appreciation night...food samples, and more...