Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
So this post is not a recipe but instructions about technique. Even if you don't use it, I will in the future so I'm posting it.
To start, read and understand the instructions BEFORE you start. You will not have time to read and do this at the same time.
Required equipment: Tupperware Quick Shaker, stove top pan with large bottom, a large slotted spoon or whisk
You need fluid from your meat with some fat in it. Here we have about 2 cups worth of liquid from our pot roast. We wanted more gravy so we added a can of beef broth. You could add soup base or bullion for more flavor. Also add salt to taste.
The liquid needs to be in a stove top safe pan. Now over HIGH heat, bring the liquid to a hard boil.Turn on two burners if the pan will cover them.
|VIGOROUSLY STIRRING while pouring the flour mixture in|
Once you have the flour mixed and the liquid is at a HARD BOIL, slowly add the flour mixture to the area of hardest boil SLOWLY while VIGOROUSLY stirring with a slotted spoon or whisk. Pay attention to the thickness and stop adding the flour mixture when you get most to the consistency you want. It will thicken a little with the cooking in the next step.
Continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes while still stirring continuously then remove from heat and serve immediately.
NOTES: The Tupperware Quick Shaker is almost mandatory in this technique. You can try whisking in a bowl but I don't think it will work as well. Can you say lumps. These are about $13 on Amazon, eBay, a Tupperware dealer or a mall kiosk near you. Google is your friend again.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
All the first group are free full versions and look great to me. The second group includes a few that are free but will cost to have a complete version or access. I will probably "pay up" soon but I'm suffering recipe overload for now. I have not tested them other than a quick look and reading other reviews. The links are for your convince and will not credit me with anything... they are just free.
(in no order)
(in no order)
The Big Oven
With 170,000+ recipes and many awards, this appears to be a must on any foodies iPhone
Whole Foods Recipes
From the grocery chain that I can't go to (none are near) but a lot a wonderful recipe that include national information.
Woman's Day Cooking Assistant
Just what you would expect but looks very nice and complete.
This has always been one of my favorite sites online and now I have it with me at all times. I looks just as greats as their site always does.
Food Network Canada
Go north young man... it's free. I'm sure this is not the same or even close to the USA version of Food Network but it's free and the US version is a couple of bucks that I will pony up after I get done with this but this looks very nice and complete. It can stand on it's own.
McCormick Recipe Finder
Over a thousand recipes from the spice company. I'm sure I can mine some gems from this load of what appears to be wonderful stuff.
Another of the "biggies" that is just what it sounds like. Over 9000 recipes.Think of 9000 recipes in a book. That should be at least several feet thick and it is yours free. They may not be the fanciest recipes but Crocker recipes always work.
I have never hear of this app but 60,000 recipes with links to coupons and local sales. A must try when I have time.
I wanted a "healthy" recipe app and this is it. I would say top in class from what I can tell so far. You can browse and search more than 190,000 recipes, plus save your favorites. They have nutritional info on all recipes and if you are very OCD they also offer a separate food and fitness tracker app.
Not Quite Free AppsAllRecipes Dinner Spinner
I believe this version has all the recipes but lacks some bells and whistles that I wouldn't use anyways. I love their web site and here it is. But the "pro" version is only $2.99.
I LOVE CI and this gives you online access to your CI web account. I believe it has some free things but I can't tell what because it integrates into my online account. It is about the only thing you will ever get from CI for free. Very nicely done and a wonderful extension to your account if your already have one.
Mark Bittman How to Cook Everything
I got the cookbook for Christmas and it looks great. I'm sure the complete version is worth $4.99 but this is a sampling for free. I just love Bittman stuff.
Let me know if you have comments or recommendations. Just post a comment for all.