Sunday, 10 May 2015

Summer Citrus Juice



I've been seeing people posting about lemon water on their social media and blogs, then I read something about grapefruit water.  Both claim to be  healthy drinks that helps in detoxing.  These are just a few of those fad diets that are floating on the world wide web.

I have nothing about lemons and grapefruits. In fact, I love citrus fruits.  If you browse in the beverage section of our blog, you will find lots of beverage recipes that comes with citruses. The truth is, I drink citrus juices,  with the citrus' pulps, at least once a day,and I make sure I do that everyday.

What I don't agree with is that this so called lemon or grapefruit water do not use the juices nor the pulps,  the lemon and grapefruit are sliced and soaked in water then one has to drink the water. Nutrients are found in the skin and the meat of a fruit. I am not convinced that the fruits' nutrients are transferred to the water just by soaking them.  If it's not. then what nutrient is the drinker getting from the said "water" unless of course if that individual eat the fruit while drinking the water.  If that is the case, then why not just juice the the citruses or eat them as is, by that you get all the nutrients and goodness of the fruit, isn't it? 

Peace people :-) I am not picking a fight with anyone, just stating the obvious.  Anyway, here's our usual dose of citrus goodness, juice and pulps intact and so are the citruses' nutrients :-)


    SUMMER CITRUS JUICE

Ingredients: 

Grapefruit - 1 medium
Lemon - 1 medium
Orange - 3 to 4 medium
Honey to taste (optional)

Procedure:

Squeeze them all together by hand or using a citrus juicer.  Stir well to mix and serve as is or with added ice cubes

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Friday, 8 May 2015

How to Fix a Too Sweet or Too Sour Dish


Do you know how to fix a dish that are too sweet or too sour?  Here are some tips:

1) If you made your sauce or soup too sweet you can add something sour to improve the taste.  A squeeze of lime or lemon or a teaspoon of vinegar will do the trick.  Or add a pinch of salt and lime/lemon/vinegar to balance the taste.

2) If a sauce or soup are too sour, then fix it with some sweetness.  Add sugar to mask the sourness or add salt and sugar to balance the taste and flavor.

3) If you don't want to use salt or vinegar, adding cream or butter to a too sour soup or sauce will give a good fix.  Protein from the cream or butter will help neutralize the taste of sourness.  However, creams or butter usually provides additional flavor.  So just use the right amount in order not to change the taste of your dish other than reducing it's sourness.

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How to Fix a Salty Dish


So you put too much salt on your special recipe.  It's a disaster!   Quit worrying!  There are always quick-fixes available  for everything and anything including an over-salted dish.

1) For most people, adding more water will do a good job.  It will.  BUT, unless you add more of the other ingredients, your dish will become disastrously bland and flavorless.

2) To correct a salty soup, just add some chunks of potatoes.  make the chunks big enough so you can remove them after.   Heat the soup for 15-30 minutes to slowly cook the potatoes.  The potatoes will absord the salt as it cooks. Discard the potatoes afterwards if you don't want it in your dish.

3) You may also add a sweet and sour taste in order to mask the salty taste.  Add a dash of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon or lime or vinegar.  Use small amounts as you test your dish for the taste, try balancing the amount of sugar and lemon/lime/vinegar until you achieve the right taste.

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