When the recipe calls for tying up seasoning in cheesecloth bags and you don't have cheesecloth, use coffee filters and stitch them together or fold in a pkg. and staple shut. (Example: pickling spice in cooked chile sauce) Works great!
Ann P. Emond
By Andrés Vargas (C.Rica) (Guest Post) 04/03/2005
Great advice, it was very useful to me.
By (Guest Post) 04/24/2005
You can also use a tea ball. I used one before and it work fine
By Boone (Guest Post) 06/25/2005
You can cut a 6" x 6" square from a clean but old t-shirt and bind the ends with a rubber band to make it look like a little ghost and discard after use. Since I'm out of old t-shirts, clean ones at least, I'll try the coffee filter for my rhubarb syrup. Spanks for the tip. Out!
Thanks for the advice, Im getting ready to make some hot pickled eggs an I forgot the cheesecloth, now I can make my eggs and not have to go back to the store.