Food Science: Why Are Hard-Boiled Eggs So Hard to Peel?
There are a million and one tips out there for how to make a hard-boiled egg easier to peel, but far fewer on why eggs are so hard to peel in the first place. Let’s take a look, shall we?One of the most frequently quoted peeling tips is that old eggs are easier to peel than fresh ones. It turns out this particular tip has some truth!Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking explains that the white albumen in a fresh eggs has a low relatively low (ie, acidic) pH level.
small measures: chocolate peanut-butter cups
Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more
Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil
Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer, and I just learned a new, better way to freeze herbs: In oil!
Impress Your Party Guests With a Watermelon Grill
If you’re looking for a fun centerpiece for your next summer shindig, look no further than this fruit salad “grill” made from a watermelon. Sandra Denneler at She Knows has a full tutorial for assembling your own version, complete with celery stick legs and shiny blackberry charcoal.To make the grill, you’ll need to hollow out a round watermelon, fill the bottom half with blackberry “coals” and run wooden skewers through to build the grates.
Your Guide to a Beautiful (and Delicious!) Cake
No sugarcoating here: When you mix two essential cake recipes with 27 easy frosting, filling, and decorating ideas, you end up with 256,620 (really—do the math) delectable options. Sweet!