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How To Clean A Sharpening Stone In 5 Simple Steps

How To Clean A Sharpening Stone

Having trouble sharpening your knife because of that old sharpening stone? Don’t throw it away just yet! There are effective ways to bring back its old form.

Sharpening stones or whetstones are essential in keeping your knives sharp for cutting and slicing meat, vegetables, fruits, fish, etc. A dull blade is a BIG no-no in a kitchen because it tends to slip; it might cut you instead of the food (yikes!).  

I have experienced handling dull sharpening stones many times, but instead of throwing it away, I have come up with ways on how to clean a sharpening stone in 5 simple steps.

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The Heat is On! Know How To Reheat Tamales In Five Effective Ways

How To Reheat Tamales

How do you reheat the Tamales? How do you cook the tamales? What are the step-by-step processes on how to effectively reheat the tamales? What are the things you need to have in order to do this? Will it cost you a lot of money just to do this?

Most of you might be asking these same questions when you wanted to cook or order Tamales for the family. We also had the same questions when we was in your position. Believe us; it is really difficult to do something through trial and error basis.

Tamale is a typical Mexican dish. Like any other dishes, it is very delicate and should be reheated carefully to preserve its pristine and fresh quality. The tamale is known for its adequate taste and flavours particularly in its filling.

Reheating Tamale is not really that complicated. We checked every website for guides and tips on how to do this effectively so we can assure you that after reading this article, you will be able to do it like a pro.

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What Do Scallops Taste Like? The Answer Will Surprise You

What Do Scallops Taste Like

Are you a seafood enthusiast? You may have tried cod, salmon, oyster, lobster, shrimp, squid, and octopus -- the common seafood we can purchase on markets and restaurants.

But have you ever tried the “candy of the sea”? The scallop? Even if you haven’t tried scallops or you’re simply not fond of seafood, the buttery chunks of bivalve goodness is to die for!

I’m here to tell you my experiences with scallops and try to explain what do scallops taste like for those eager to know it. Perhaps after reading this article, you’ll be rushing to the nearest seaport to buy these heavenly goodness in big batches!

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What Does Lobster Taste Like And What Is The Best Way To Cook It?

What Does Lobster Taste Like

Ask a regular person or yourself what luxurious food do they usually order in a restaurant? “Lobster” will probably be the most common answer.

These sea bugs have a high profile in the culinary culture, but I never once tried it until this weekend. I was happy to break the life-long streak of not eating lobster, but I lowered my expectation to give it a fair rating.

I will share my experience on what does lobster taste like and give you my two cents (actually they cost $300 in this restaurant) on it.

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You’re Doing It Wrong! The Best Ways on How To Reheat A Burrito

How To Reheat A Burrito

Burrito is probably one of the best foods ever created. In fact, I haven't met a single soul who doesn't like the burrito. Burritos simply taste great – the rice, the meat, the tomatoes, the spices, and everything in it tastes heavenly.

A single bite burst with a lot of flavors that give so much satisfaction to the mouth and stomach. Truly, a burrito is a comfort food and one of the life's simple pleasures. That's why it's crucial to know how to reheat a burrito.

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What Does Taro Taste Like? Top Things You Need To Know About Taro

What Does Taro Taste Like

I've walked past and had been intrigued by the funny-looking tuber called “taro” back in my childhood days when I accompany my mom to Sunday markets. Perhaps you’ve also asked yourself, “what does taro taste like?” whenever you see it at grocery stores or in menu lists.

​Ever since I've eaten this purple-tinged root, I had developed a particular liking for it because it reminds me of lazy evenings back in Hawaii when my grandma would prepare chicken with taro fries instead of potato chips.

Well, I count myself lucky ‘because I’m one of the few who has tasted this terrific vegetable. For the rest of you, my readers, it's high time you figure out what taro tastes like and what can you do with it.

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How To Melt Peanut Butter in 4 Easy Methods

how to melt peanut butter

Ah, the goodness of a rich and creamy peanut butter. Say, who doesn’t like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?! Apart from making your favorite sandwich with this humble edible glue, peanut butter still has so much to offer when cooking dishes.

However, this exalted ingredient is difficult to mix with other food because of its consistency -- it doesn’t melt easily. So the question you should be asking yourself when you finally decided to cook something using this ingredient is how to melt peanut butter.

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