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    Water used to boil eggs is full of minerals from the shell of the eggs. Watering plants with it is great for the soil and plants.

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    Is this before or after you hop over an electrified railway line for a bit of ghetto activity, pat?

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    When I hopped over electrified railways I couldn't cook.

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    Ah - no need to worry then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    When I hopped over electrified railways I couldn't cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    level of water on your knuckles in the rice cooker
    I think the ratio of rice to water depends on the grade of rice you are using. I was also following the knuckles measurment but then we changed the rice we were getting and now it comes out soggy as a soup.

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    When searing meat place it 'presentaion' side down first, then turn it over before putting it in the oven!

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    always let meat rest for a while after cooking and before slicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    Microwaves in particular have limited but useful applications. Starting off a baked spud or warming milk for a latte for example.
    Bingo cy, 3 minutes on high for a spud. Take it out and give it another half hour to three quarters of an hour in the oven hot. Creamy on the inside and the skin get nice a crispy as well.

    Re heating a cup of coffee is also another nice one.
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    NEVER use cooking wine for cooking. Or drinking for that matter.

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    The Keith Floyd school of cooking recommends liberal volumes of alcohol whilst cooking.

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    Basic cooking advice # 1:

    Sit on sofa, drink beer, get the gf to do it! Unless it's a bbq or Chili...
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    If you are cooking beans, don't add salt. The salt will make the skins of the beans tough and you'll bruise your molars or something.

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    when cooking peas be sure to add sugar salt and , at the last minute, a few sprigs of mint.

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    Remember to pierce the film before putting in microwave.

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    onion and garlic skin still hold alot of flavrou. For a perfect gravy sweat down all trimmings and skin from onions, garlic, (even carrot peelings if well washed). Throw in a handful of plain flour and cook out for a few minutes. slowly add a rich veg stock, mixing and making sure the flour doesn't go lumpy. Seasoning and gravy browning. Strain and serve.

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