Category: cooking

Cooking: internal temperature increase

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions an observation. Today I was heating some chicken burgers whose instructions suggested, for a start, to bake them in a preheated 425F oven for about 20 minutes, then continue until an internal temp of

Cooking: how I prepare squash

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor shares a technique and a memory. I mention squash in yesterday’s post. How do I cook it? We ate squash often when I was a kid in the Maritimes. I think my father used halve

Cooking: squash that looks like a pumpkin

Self-tutoring about cooking and gardening: the tutor identifies a squash. About a week ago, at a grocery store, I noticed a bin containing various squashes. I love squash, so gravitated towards it. “Do the kids eat squash?” I asked my

Lifestyle: cooking: when pancakes cause controversy

Self-tutoring about lifestyle: the tutor mentions this morning’s grumbling over pancakes. As a kid, I loved pancakes, but my parents seldom made them. I guess I never got my fill, so still love them – even the idea of them

Cooking: salt in butter

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor reflects…. As I’ve been reminded lately, I’m not getting any younger. Recently I ruminated about age while baking my own birthday cake. Shortly, though, my mind wandered to other topics. The best posts, I find,

Cooking: temp to keep food warm?

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions keeping cooked food warm in the oven. Wanting to keep prepared food warm, I looked up a recommendation. One site mentions 200F. Covering the food with foil is recommended. The chicken was already fully

Cooking: pork roast internal temperature

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions findings about the desired internal temperature of pork roast. Yesterday I looked up the internal temperature for pork roast. Here are my findings, as I understand: USDA Health Canada 145F (followed by 3+ minute

Cooking: why I prefer butter (or margarine) to oil

Self-tutoring about pan frying: the tutor reflects. When cooking in a frying pan, I use butter (or margarine), even if the recipe calls for oil. My reason: oil can heat up without giving any sign, whereas butter (or margarine) gives

Lifestyle, cooking: wearing safety goggles in the kitchen

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor shares a safety tip. Last week I had to barbecue some burgers in the dark. The evening was beautiful for it (for about an hour), just luckily. Still, I wanted to be safe. After all,

Cooking: buttermilk pancakes

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor shares a recipe he found for a celebrated breakfast. Today, for my kids and their friends, is a day off from school. Therefore, last night, they each had a friend sleep over. My tutoring business

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