One doesn’t need lots of space to have an elegant, organized kitchen like the one pictured here. Things just need to co-exist in coherent fashion. Large, white appliances combined with lemon yellow, orange and lime green cookware can give a unified appearance; I call the effect “harmonious clutter”. All the many tools in this kitchen are used frequently, so there really is no wasted space.
Heavy French and Danish pans are hung on stainless steel carts with practical S-hooks from the hardware store, saving the home-cook lots of kneeling and heavy-lifting at low cabinets. Ladles, spatulas, can-openers and other essential kitchen tools are hung the same way for easy access.
Cookware-Cleaning Tip: stubborn stains on cookware, sinks and fixtures can be reduced or eliminated by scrubbing them with a paste made by combining cream of tartar and a little vinegar. This acidic mixture is often more effective than an abrasive chlorine-based cleanser.
The internet is full of recipes for pain Français. Choose the one that seems right for your kitchen, because people have varied results depending on many factors. There is a detailed tutorial at The Sour Dough blog, based upon the French bread recipe and method of Julia Child. Here is another instructive page, at the Smithsonian museum, which houses Julia Child’s television kitchen. Remember to use only unbleached white flour, and to create moisture in the oven while your loaves are baking.
Why bother making your own sausage? Because you can choose the sort of casings and ingredients, ensuring that you won’t be ingesting something that makes you cringe. For example, I think the beef-collagen casings sound more appetising (if there is such a thing where sausage casings are concerned) than “natural” ones. Here is a SAUSAGE-LINK. The SausageMaker.com has everything one needs to make sausage at home, except the meat.
I received an email notice from Chefs.com this morning, which contained a plug for the Kitchenaid Mixer’s Breakfast Kit. It includes a sausage-making attachment, a juicing tool, and something to help one make salsa. I am intrigued by this, and it is now on my wish-list. If I ever acquire the breakfast tool kit, I shall review it here at Elegant Survival News.
CHECK the AVAILABILITY MAP: enter your zip-code to find Julian Bakery products in your area. If this process yields no results, Julian Bakery ships its fantastic bread products, and has shipping deals if you order six loaves or more sent to your home. What a wonderful breakthrough for those of us on permanent low-carb regimens and for those who have digestive disorders. Imagine having grilled cheese sandwiches with bread that contains one net-carbohydrate per slice!
A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned. This “Alaska” cake is ready to be baked.
M-J’s Simple Recipe for Elegant Tahini Sauce
Sesame paste mixed with lemon juice, water, salt and the merest hint of garlic powdermakes an elegant tahini dip or saucefor mezedes, or pre-prandial appetisers.
Use this elegant and simple tahini sauce as a dip for flat-breads, steamed cauliflower, celery, other fresh vegetables, and fried potatoes. Optionally, you may drizzle olive oil over the tahini.
People find tahini sauce very pleasing in the summer months, and it is economical to make, since the sesame paste expands greatly when mixed with water and lemon juice.
Eggs don’t cause heart disease, as the medical industry previously believed. And here is more good news: a research team at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge determined that women on a weight-loss regimen who ate an egg with toast and jelly each morning lost twice as many pounds as those who had a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories without the accompanying egg.
Eggs are nutritious, convenient, useful in thousands of recipes, and are a relatively inexpensive source of high-quality protein.
One large egg, which represents less than 4 percent of the total daily calorie intake of a person who consumes 2000 calories per day, provides 10 percent of the Daily Value for protein, 15 percent of the Daily Value for riboflavin, and 4 percent or more of the Daily Value for several other nutrients, including vitamins A, B6 and B12; folate; iron; phosphorus; and zinc. Eggs also provide choline, which is essential in the human diet, and is credited for helping to create healthy babies during pregnancy. Because the percentage of the recommended daily amount for many nutrients provided by an egg is greater than the proportion of total calorie intake that the egg represents, the egg more than pulls its weight nutritionally. Most of the vitamins and minerals in eggs are found in the yolk; protein, however, is found in both the yolk and the white.
Recent research indicates that egg eaters are more likely than non-egg eaters to have diets that provide adequate amounts of essential nutrients. This seems to be partly due to the nutritional contribution of the eggs themselves and partly due to the fact that the inclusion of eggs in the diet is an indicator of a desirable eating pattern that includes breakfast.
Eggs can be prepared easily, in a variety of ways. They keep well in the refrigerator for about three weeks, and therefore an individual can easily use up the dozen eggs in a carton before they spoil. Because most egg recipes involve short cooking times, eggs are convenient for the person with little time to prepare meals.
Eggs have several important physical and chemical properties that help make recipes work. They thicken custards, puddings and sauces; emulsify and stabilize mixtures such as mayonnaise and salad dressings; coat or glaze breads and cookies; bind ingredients together in dishes such as meat loaf and lasagne; eggs are used to clarify coffee and soups; retard crystallization in boiled candies and frostings; and leaven some types of baked goods such as cakes, cookies, soufflés, buns and sponge cakes.
Eggs are economical, especially when compared to other high-protein foods. For people who are trying to balance their budgets as well as their diets, serving eggs occasionally instead of meat, poultry, or fish is very economical.
One other benefit of eggs is that they are a functional food—that is, a food that provides health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. Eggs contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, two components which are believed to have health benefits.
(Natural News) Though it might seem like a rare, foreign disease to many Americans, nearly half of the entire world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria, a serious and sometimes fatal parasitic disease spread by Anopheles mosquitoes. Symptoms vary, and can include less acute conditions like fever, nausea, vomiting and general weakness, or serious,. […]
(Natural News) Hundreds of thousands of acres in Southern California are currently burning to a crisp – with no end in sight – and the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, has decided to politicize these unprecedented wildfires as being a direct consequence of man-made global warming. During a recent speech he gave while touring neighborhoods in... Read More […]
(Natural News) Over the summer we began to hear reports of anti-Trump malfeasance involving agents and officials with the FBI and Department of Justice, the agency to which the FBI answers. In recent weeks, reports have intensified and in recent days hard evidence has emerged proving, beyond a doubt, that the FBI was overtly politicized... Read More […]
(Natural News) It’s no secret that the world is facing an antibiotic apocalypse in which simple cuts and bacterial infections could once again be deadly. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have created what are known as superbugs – bacteria that have evolved in such a way that they can no longer be killed by any... Read More […]
(Natural News) A radical communist administrator from Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) in Connecticut was recently arrested and charged with attempted sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct after she decided to steal the speech notes of conservative speaker Lucian Wintrich during a recent “It’s OK To Be White” lecture. Wintrich had tried to del […]
(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California, toxic smoke is filling homes, apartments and businesses with airborne carcinogens that promote cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems like asthma. According to the UK Daily Mail, 1.6 million people have now been exposed to dangerous levels of smoke, adding that exposure “could be lethal for. […]
(Natural News) Have you ever read a headline that made you do a double-take just because it sounds so outrageous there’s no way it could be true? I’m guessing you may have done just that with the headline to this story. I know I did a double take when the editor assigned it. But yeah,... Read More […]
(Natural News) Claiming close to 600,000 lives a year, cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States – right behind heart disease. But, for me, what makes this statistic so sad is that it’s completely avoidable – for millions of people! Unfortunately, Western medicine – totally controlled by the pharmaceutical... Read More […]
(Natural News) A pair of FBI officials who assisted special counsel Robert Mueller’s bogus “investigation” into “Trump-Russia collusion” appear to have colluded themselves to prevent Donald J. Trump from becoming president. It’s becoming more obvious by the day that the 1) There really is such a thing as the “Deep State;” and 2) It really... Read More […]
(Natural News) Seven weeks after the posting of a podcast that examines the FBI’s corruption and cover-up regarding the Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas, YouTube has threatened to censor the Health Ranger channel for obvious political purposes. It’s part of the worsening pattern of censorship of political speech by YouTube, which is owned and... Read More […]
First Lady Melania Trump posted the official Christmas portrait for herself and President Donald Trump on Thursday. The photo shows President Trump wearing a black tuxedo and Melania wearing a black sleeveless dress. The photo was posted to the First Lady’s Twitter page with Christmas greetings and details about the photograph: “Merry Christmas from Presiden […]
FOX News attorney Gregg Jarrett, Investigative reporter Sara Carter and Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton all agreed tonight on Hannity that after the latest revelations Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Huma Abedin should be worried about pending investigations. Sean Hannity: How close to you think we are now to getting to the truth and who’s in […] The post Gr […]
A regional director of the California Democratic Party has resigned amid allegations that he raped a woman at an Executive Board meeting in November, 2016. Craig Cheslog was recently accused by multiple witnesses of acting “in an inappropriate and sexually aggressive manner” towards a colleague at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel in November. Seeing [… […]
Fox News’ Lou Dobbs went off on the “rancid” Deep State DOJ and FBI corruption Thursday evening. Dobbs says the corruption is so bad that it has to be “rooted out” and “people have to go to jail”. Amen! “We have a Justice Department that is just rancid and an FBI that is riddled with […] The post Lou Dobbs GOES NUCLEAR on Deep State DOJ and FBI Corruption “P […]
NFL stadium attendance continues to suffer as the backlash from players protesting the National Anthem extends into week 15. Twitter users are sharing photos of a half empty Lucas Oil Stadium as the Denver Broncos face off against the Indianapolis Colts. Five minutes before kickoff, Denver Post reporter Nicki Jhabvala tweeted footage of a couple getting marr […]
Putin, who said he was on first name terms with Trump, also praised the US president for what he said were his achievements. "I‘m not the one to evaluate the president's work. That needs to be done by the voters, the American people," the Russian President said.
The US Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad's forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief.