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September 2010

Few cooking terminologies

When ever i read a recipe on the internet, there were many words in that recipe which sound alien to me. Cooking it self is alien to me, but then these words were like Greek/latin to me.So i goggled it out and found the meanings,now its relatively more  easy to understand a recipe but not that easy to make it.

  • Julienne – This term is used with vegetables. Julienne carrots are carrots which have been chopped into matchsticks or strips.
  • Marinate- To coat a piece of meat or fish in a sauce usually overnight or for a few hours in the fridge. ( I knew this…..cool)
  • Peel – Remove the skin from fruit vegetables or prawns. “I can peel it”
  • Poach – To cook in liquid. Poached eggs are cooked in boiling water and poached fish is often cooked in hot milk.
  • Puree – To puree a vegetable or fruit is to blend it until it is as smooth as baby food.
  • Sauté- You can sauté vegetables and this means to fry in hot oil over a high heat for a short amount of time.
  • Season – To flavor with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer- It means to bringa sauce to boiling and then turn down to a level where the sauce is bubbling but not boiling.
  • Stir-fry – To stir-fry is to cook meat and/or vegetables in a wok at a high temperature.
  • Scald – Applying heat that is close to the boiling point.
  • Sift/sieve – sieve separates wanted/desired elements from unwanted material using a tool such as a mesh.
  • Whisk – Use an electric whisk or a hand whisk to beat something like cream.
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Few funny marriage proverbs i LIke

Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window.  You may love it when  you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else.

An arhaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her

Marriage is a wonderful invention, then again, so is bicycle kit.

My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It’s titled, “Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong.”

I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.

Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says, ‘You’re only interested in one thing,’ and you can’t remember what it is.

Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.

I fell in love at first sight… I should have looked twice.

Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it’s not so hot.

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.

At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?” The other replied, “Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”

When I married MR. RIGHT, I didn’t know his first name was ALWAYS!

A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it because the thief was spending less than his wife did.

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman – And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two!

If you want a committed man look in a mental hospital.

My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It’s titled, “Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong.”

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