10 SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR KITCHENWritten by Lara Velez
10 SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR KITCHEN
By: Lara Velez
The words "spring cleaning" can make neatest person cringe. They mean more work. As if cleaning all year long wasn't enough. Spring cleaning is more than just cleaning...it is deep cleaning. Something that most people do not have time for all year long. Since my expertise is cooking, I have decided to focus on spring cleaning and dirt build up prevention tips for kitchen....
Baking soda or club soda will clean and shine stainless steel sinks easily. Simply apply directly to surface and scrub a dub dub. To Remove stubborn water spots from a stainless sink scrub with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol or vinegar. To freshen up your "white" porcelain sinks, place paper towels across bottom of your sink and saturate with bleach. Let sit over night and rinse. After you've cleaned your refrigerator and freezer place an open box of baking soda in back of each to help absorb odors for about a month. A few drops vanilla extract on a piece of cotton placed in refrigerator will also help eliminate odors.
Preparing Lobster TailsWritten by Lee Dobbins
Lobster, once food of poor farmers, is now considered a special treat for many. Although some people prefer meaty claws, I think that lobster tails are best tasting part of this delicious creature. A great meal of lobster tails might seem like a gourmet feast to your guests, but they are actually quite easy to prepare. Add a little sprig of garnish and a fancy side dish and you’re sure to impress even your mother in law.
Your lobster tails might start off a fresh or frozen, being in New England, fresh lobster is easy to come by but frozen might be all you can get in some parts of country and in off season. If your lobster tails are frozen, you need to thaw them out (you can cook them frozen but they will not be as tender). Put them in fridge for 10 hours or so or thaw them in microwave on defrost – be very careful if you choose this method as you don’t want them to start cooking in microwave. After they are thawed, remove meat from shell by cutting open back of shell – split it down middle and open it up to reveal meat. Lift meat out – you can leave fan part of tail on for show or not. Remove vein.
Boiling Lobster Tails