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October 6, 2005
What is Affumicato?
An Italian term used to describe meat that is smoked.
What is an Acorn?
The fruit of the oak tree. Some types are edible and wre eaten by certain Asian peoples before they discovered cereals. In some countries, such as Spain, acorns are eaten raw or roasted...
Acini Di Pepe Pasta?
A very tiny ball of pasta that is used mainly as soup pasta. If acini di pepe is unavailable, orzo may be substituted.
A water mixture that has been made acidic by combining lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, or wine with water. An acidulated water solution is often used to prevent cut fruits (apples and...
To make sour or somewhat acidic. Foods are made sour to enhance the flavor or a solution is made acidic to preserve foods. Sour drops or lemon drops are examples of candy...
A milk product that has a bacteria additive to improve the digestibility of the milk. The lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria is added to whole, low fat, or nonfat varieties of milk ...
Acid taste. It exists naturally in certain vegetables and fruit and disappears or diminishes as a result of a "blanching" operation. Describes the quality of sourness, sharpness, and tartness of a wine...
To add acid such as lemon juice, vinegar or verjuice to a culinary preparation. A process of adding an acidic solution such as vinegar, wine or lemon juice to foods as they...
Refers to foods that have a pH of 4.6 or lower. Acidic foods include most fruits, pickled vegetables, jams, and jellies.
A chemical hydrogen compound recognizable by its property of causing litmus solution to turn red. Naturally found in grapes, this essential component contributes to the crispness, sourness, sharpness, and tartness of a...
A rust colored seed that is harvested from the annatto tree and used for coloring in a variety of foods such as smoked fish and cheese. The seed is native to Latin America, Spain, and East India. It also may be referred to as the annatto seed.
A traditional Mexican sauce or marinade, of Mayan origin, that is made by grinding annato seeds with spices, chiles, and added to other ingredients such as fruit to create a mild red...
This word, which has come down to us from the Persian, stchar, through India, describes various kinds of fruit, vegetables, very young and tender buds of palm cabbage (palmetto), or bamboo shoots...
The acid which forms the basis of vinegar. It is used in confectionery, in the cooking of sugar. The chemical compound that forms by the interaction of bacteria in oxygen or the...
An artificial sweetener that contains no calories and is most often used for cooking or baking, since it retains its sweetness when heated.
A very sweet, ruby-red fruit that is much like a small cherry. It grows mainly in the West Indies and is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also known as the Barbados cherry, Puerto Rican cherry, and the West Indies cherry.
Pronounced "ah-sigh-EE" this fruit is small, round, dark purple in color, and very similar in appearance to a blueberry. Native to the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the acai berry contains more calcium...
Appelation of Controlled Origin. A French system initiated in 1935 to safeguard the highest quality winemakers and vineyards from those low quality producers who were using the names of the higher quality...
A dry Italian sausage made from choice cuts of fresh pork that are combined with natural seasonings and cured with smoke and chili pepper.
A term used to describe a variety of food products, food dishes, wines, and liqueurs that come from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Abruzzese cheeses, pasta and meats are examples of well-known foods from this area. Their sausages or hams are typically seasoned to create spicy flavors.
A sheep's milk cheese that has a firm, hard texture and a natural rind that is yellowish-orange in color. The cheese has a distinctive, strong flavor and is delicious by itself and useful as a melting cheese.. Abertam is made in the Czech Republic.
Abbaye de Bellocq Cheese?
A sheep's milk cheese from the Basque region of France that is made in the Benedictine Monastery that is the Abbaye de Notre Dame de Bellocq.
Abate Fetel Pear?
A traditional Italian pear that has historically been associated with being developed by monks centuries ago. Medium to large in size, this pear is tall and well rounded at the bottom, covered...
A La Mode?
Usually refers to ice-cream on top of pie, but may be other dishes served in a special way.
A La King?
Foods served in a white cream sauce which contains mushrooms, green peppers and often pimentos.
A La Carte?
Foods prepared to order; each dish priced separately.
Kady (German Shepherd/Shiba Inu)
Here is a pic of my dog, Kady, shown guarding her bone! She is 4 years old and a German Shepherd/Shiba Inu mix. I adopted her over a year ago from Chicago Animal Control.
Taking Pictures In Flowers
Why spend alot of $ at the photo studio when you can take pictures like this with your own camera! This is my 13 month old daughter Maggie Mildred. She loved sitting amongst all the wonderful flowers in this park. She really is the happiest baby I know!
Happy to See the Bride
After the wedding Dave, the brides nephew, got so excited to see her he ran up and jumped into her arms. Everyone laughed and thought how cute he was. Her other nephew laid the white carpet, Dave's brother Adam. Their Mom was one of the brides maids.
Gasoline Smell on Luggage
ow can we get a strong gasoline smell off of luggage? It must have come from the trunk of a taxi.
Spiralling Fruit Centerpiece
I saw a fruit centerpiece on the internet that was made of chunks of fruit and spiralled upward. Does anyone know what is used for the base and to attach the fruit to?
Planting Fruit Trees in The Fall
I want to plant lilacs and also some fruit trees. Do you do that in the fall?
Aldi's near Mitchellville, Maryland
I am looking for nearest location of a Aldi's store in. I am in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Bridesmaid Dress Fabric Too Shiny
I've just received my bridesmaids dresses and don't like them at all. They're made of a brown polyester and an ivory acetate lining underneath. I love the colors, but the two fabrics together create this horrible shiny, slinky, dizzy look. Is there any spray or a way to take away the shine without taking the fabric out or buying a new dress?
A generic just became available for the brand name Allegra. The generic name is Fexofenadine and it comes in the 30mg, 60mg and 180mg.
Corner Dining Booth With Storage
We live in a railroad layout apartment in NYC and we want to build our own corner dining booth, i.e. a table with a rounded or two-sided banquette with storage space. We have scanned the net and books and we cannot find exactly what we need. Does anyone have any suggestions?
The Wildlife Collection #251-64916
I am looking for two double rolls of wallpaper #251-64916. This pattern was in wallpaper books Northwoods II and The Wildlife Collection.
Cooler in My Van
I keep a large ($10 at Dollar General) cooler in the back of my van for cold grocery items such as milk and meats. It lets me continue my shopping and not worry about something spoiling.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Recipe for making your own ranch dressing.
Italian Sausage Soup
I decided to make this recipe because I had some leftover spinach noodles I had made as a gift. I can't tell you how YUMMY it was. The sour cream was my idea, I'm afraid.
Keeping Emergency Money On Hand
A way to save money is to hide a certain amount. If you need it, take 1/2 of the money out and always put back what you borrowed.
Organizing a Wedding in a Month
20 years ago I organized a wedding in a month. I got a book, sat and planned in a day the number of guests, where could I have the wedding, hall, park, church kitchen, my home?
Uses for Ice Cube Trays
Ideas for using ice cube trays for something other than making ice. Post your ideas.
Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in non-stick skillet. Spoon about 2 heaping Tbsp. of batter per hotcake into hot pan. Flatten with spatula and cook over medium heat until browned on both sides.
Creamed Potato-Bacon Soup
Mix potatoes and soup until smooth. Gradually add milk to get desired consistency, stirring constantly. Add onion and bacon to heat to serving temperature. Season to taste...
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