Dried fruit makes a great snack or salad topping, but after a while, they tend to become fossilized, rock-hard versions of their former selves. At this point, most folks probably just toss them out, as they're unpleasant to chew on when eaten raw and even more unpleasant to eat in bread or cooked with other ingredients.
We're wild for whipped cream in our coffee, atop our brownies, and in-between wafer cookies, so we always have some in our fridge. To be specific, we always have homemade whipped cream in our fridge, because the taste is just so much better than the pre-made stuff.
Use this quick and easy tip for chopping sticky dried fruit. The dried fruit can often stick to itself and become very difficult to chop into distinct pieces. This is important for baking cakes or other dessert recipes that require the ingredient.
Okay, so adding chocolate to fruit sort of takes away all nutritional value, but who cares when your chocolate-dipped mangoes and pears taste this yummy?
Okay, okay. You know two of the ingredients already… pork and dried fruit. But what about the other ingredient for this roasted pork and dried fruit masterpiece? Well, with one six-ounce package of mixed dried fruit and over two pounds of boneless pork loin, you'll also need a little bit of ground cumin. That's it. Super easy. Super quick. 1-2-3. Woman's Day Magazine knows how to cook.
This video from Garden Time shows you how to make dried fruit ornaments for the birds outside your home.
Chef Charlie Trotter demonstrates how to make oven-dried fruit chips; Fruit slices oven dried to a perfect crisp. He slices banana, apple, and strawberry before putting them in the oven. Make oven-dried fruit chips.
Curtis Smith of Southwest Yard and Garden show viewers how they can dry fruit from their garden. First, you need to wash your hands before handling your fruit. To wash your hands you want to remove any jewelry, wet your hands, lather your hands and rub them together for 20 seconds and rinse. Dry them on a clean towel so you don't recontaminate. You can dry fruit in your oven if you don't have a dehydrator by setting your oven on the lowest setting, 150 degrees F, and leaving the oven open unt...
Dried fruit makes a great, healthy snack by itself, and it's a nice addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Most people assume you have to have a dehydrator to make it at home, but you don't really need one unless you plan on drying fruit pretty frequently. Your oven does the job just fine. Drying fruit in an oven is a pretty simple process: just bake it at a low temperature for a long time. It's usually cheaper than buying dried fruit from the grocery store, and a great way to use extra fr...
Today's pollution, hectic lifestyle, inadequate sleep and no time for pampering can leave your skin lackluster resulting in drying skin and making dry skin drier ultimately causing the early appearance of wrinkles and aging. A good fruit facial helps relax your skin from deep inside and the proper messaging gives it a rosy glow by increasing blood circulation imparting your face with a luminous glow. These are even better because they are natural and chemical free unlike the artificial facial...
Learn how to make fruit that crackles and fizzes in your mouth. The process is a mix of science and cooking that employs the use of dry ice. This is a narrated video that also discusses the necessary safety precautions of using dry ice.
In this video, Betty will show you how to make a colorful and healthy springtime fruit salad using strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple. In order to do that you need these ingredients: 2 cups of fresh strawberries, (washed & dried with paper towel) quartered. 2 cups of fresh blueberries, washed and dried. 2 cups of fresh pineapple pieces. Should be the same size as strawberry slices. 3 tablespoons Splenda (or sugar or other artificial sweetener) 1 carton strawberry glaze and
This video demonstrates how to make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements. you can use any fruit and chocolate. Start with a ceramic base. Also, you'll need a Styrofoam ball about 2 inches larger than the base, a hot glue gun, flower shaped cookie cutters, a pack of toothpicks, wire cutters. The video demonstration plans a layer of dates, topped by a layer of chocolate truffles, pineapple and then apricots. Begin by placing artificial leaves to the base, gluing them on. Then hot glue the Sty...
In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make baked apples. Take brown sugar and mix it with butter to stuff inside the apples. Get creative and stuff the apples with dried fruits. There are several things you can do one the apple is baked, watch and learn.
People have been drying foods in the sun for more than 1,000 years. You can dry meats, fishs, vegetables, or fruits. It's a remarkable way to preserve and store delicacies for a long time. Thai beef jerky is no different. It must be dried, preserved and cooked. Serve this with rice or as a snack.
You don't have to know what kathal pulav means (jack fruit pulao, or jack fruit plus rice pilaf) to enjoy its mildly sweet and rich flavor. Jack fruit is a supersized fruit (the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, in fact ) comes from a Southeast Asian tree that grows in tropical regions.
In this great video clip series our expert, Karen Weisman, shows us a few great centerpiece ideas that are easy to make without costing an arm and a leg. All you need are a few melons, some extra fruit and a little bit of time and you will have a delightful centerpiece that accents the rest of the table and the food that is on it. She shows you how to make complex pieces like a peacock and a wishing well but also throws in some simpler ideas like a swan. Take these ideas, run with them and ma...
Make the most of summer's bounty by learning how to preserve it for winter. You Will Need
Whether it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts” or “granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts,” gorp is a great food for the outdoors. Learn how to make gorp for your next camping trip. You will need:
This recipe almost exactly replicates Heston Blumenthal's famous English recipe. Even if you can't find a candied orange, this tutorial shows you how to make one yourself. You will need, apart from the candied orange, a grated carrot, a grated green apple, three eggs, mixed dried fruit and beer or cider.
Cutting fruits can be difficult if you don't know how to do it. Not only that, but it can result in you wasting precious fruit that you could have easily eaten. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to cut a pineapple using a simple and easy method. It's a fruit that looks hard to cut, but in reality is quite simple. Enjoy!
The Cookery Show teaches how to make this delicious recipe. Begin with Biriyani rice, onion, carrots, pineapple, dried, fruit, jeera,dalda,elaichi, curry leaves, and salt. Place butter into a hot skillet and add cashew nuts, stirring lightly and frying. Then add add onion, and a little more butter and fry. Onion should be slightly brown. Once rice is cooked add a little rice and add butter, add pineapple and carrot, pepper and ghita. Add two glasses of water, 1 tablespoon of salt, curry leave...
Fruits are an essential part of cooking. This three part how-to video series shows you what to look out for when picking out fruit at the grocery store. These three videos go over the banana, avocado, apple, blueberries, cherries, coconut, peaches, oranges, strawberries, and grapes. Watch and learn how to pick out ripe and over ripe fruit and even how to store it properly.
Trix are for kids, but Fruit Loops are for everyone? Don't you ever think you're too old to nom on the pure sugar heaven that is Fruit Loops! While we are totally for grabbing handfuls out of the box and stuffing it in your face, there are other ways you can make use of this colorful "tropical" treat.
If you're looking for a fabulous gift, why not check out this tutorial with Martha Stewart and see what to do to create a beautiful fruit basket. Bananas, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tangerines - any fruit you want! Of course, make sure you're picking fresh, ripe and in season fruit so your gift can be enjoyed right away! And, you'll want a basket. Typically, these are made from wicker, but you could get creative and choose some other kind of basket as well!
Have you ever heard of the East Indian fruit Jackfruit or Kanoon? The Jackfruit is one of the largest of fruits and almost every family in Thailand has a Jackfruit tree in their backyard. You can learn how to properly select a Jackfruit based on ripeness and learn the proper way of cutting it. Since the fruit is very sticky, it is best to oil just a little bit before cutting into the fruit. You can eat the fruit cold or use it as an ingredient in a meal. Save your seeds, and you can roast the...
Jaqueesha demonstrates how to prepare and eat a dragonfruit. To prepare the dragonfruit you will need a knife, plate and paper towel. Preparing a dragonfruit involves simply peeling it and cutting it into pieces. First, cut off the stem which is not edible. Then, peel off the outer purple part off of the fruit can stain the skin so be sure to wash your hands after you work with the fruit. Dragonfruit has the texture of a mango. Slice the dragonfruit in half lengthwise. Then, cut each dragonfr...
Professional chef Michael Symon demonstrates the knife skills he uses to make cutting citrus fruits into membrane-free segments easy.
You can dump canned fruit in a bowl and call it a fruit salad. But you can’t call it delicious. Watch this video to learn how to make fresh fruit salad.
Getting the minimum five daily servings of fruits and vegetables is not as daunting as you might think. This Howcast video guide offers several tips on getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
This video shows how to make Trail Oatmeal for camping or hiking. In a Ziploc bag put some dehydrated fruit with cinnamon and a dash of salt added. In another bag put some quick cooking oatmeal, wheat germ, Fiber-sure, and brown sugar. Put the fruit packet in with the oatmeal packet, add a packet of peanut butter, and it’s ready to go.
A cold drink on a hot day is a welcome sight; but a cold drink with ice-encased fruit is both both refreshing and irresistible.
If your personal food pyramid replaces “Grains” with “Pizza” and “Fruits and Vegetables” with “Taco Sauce,” it’s time to make some changes.
Ever wanted to enjoy the sweet taste of pomegranate but were confused about how to actually get to the fruit? Use this simple method to cut open your fruit. Take a small, sharp knife such as a paring knife or pocketknife. Slice a thin round off the top, stem end. This will leave several tops of fruit sections visible. Cut a small cone shape out of the center about 3/4 of an inch deep. Use the knife to slice from one end of the fruit to the other along the white pith dividing the segments of t...
Pomegranates are very delicious fruits. They are very nutritious, too. This instructional video teaches you how to eat a pomegranate in the right and proper way. It teaches you how to eat pomegranate with using a juicer, glass or knife. First you should start crushing the fruit from the middle top of it. You have to go on crushing it slowly and gradually with out applying too much pressure on the fruit. at one stage you will get a small hole on the surface and you can start drinking the juice...
There’s nothing quite like a thick slab of Irish soda bread slathered with butter—be it St. Patrick’s Day or just any old day.
What's the best way to make sure your fruits, specifically melons, are staying fresh and tasty? Wrapping and storing your melons properly is the key to freshness. YouProduceGuy has the tips you need to make sure you wrap your melons perfectly for long-lasting fruit delight, so you can have it ready for a quick healthy snack from the fridge, or even have on display before you cut into them for a party.
This video illustrates how to Can Fruits and vegetable from your garden and the illustrations is followed in following steps-
To prevent sliced fruits like apples and pears from oxidizing and turning brown before serving, start by juicing one lemon.
Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to cut fancy citrus fruit wedges. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time cutting citrus wedges.