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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Low Cost Tip to Scrub Clean the Cooking Pot’s Bottom

In a previous article, I mentioned a soapy tip that will minimize the forming of soot and hence make cleaning a bit easier. Well, let’s step a bit further. Do note that soot will form. So how do you get rid of it? Steel wool, a plastic scrubber or a brush comes to mind. How about something you just pick from the backyard and quick throw away when done?

Shown below is the Is-is plant also known as Alagasi (Leucosyke capitellata). Some call it Iis. It’s a plant that grows up to 10 feet or so.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Penguin Roasting on an Open Fire

Here’s an entry for a cold day: Penguin barbecue (hmmm, yummy!), lots of beer, cool sounds and great company. Burp!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to Cook Basic “Paksiw na Tilapia”

Here’s a basic recipe for cooking mouth watering “Paksiw na Tilapia”.

This recipe is for 6 medium-sized Tilapia.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to Easily Clean the Cooking Pot’s Bottom

Okay, I think I should’ve retitled this post as “How to Prevent Soot from forming on the Cooking Pot’s Bottom”. But then again soot is a natural annoying byproduct when you use wood fuel for cooking and is inevitable. This tip addresses what you can do so that soot that eventually forms can be easily removed.

Here’s what you do.

  • Before cooking, get some cheap liquid detergent.
  • Coat the bottom and sides of the pot with the detergent.
  • In the absence of a liquid detergent, you could use laundry soap, water and a piece of foam to produce some thick soap suds.
  • Soak the foam and rub it on the soap and occasionally squeezing it.
  • This will create a soapy solution which you can wipe on the sides of the pot as shown below.

  • Get more of the thick soapy solution and apply liberally on the bottom of the cooking pot.

  • You don’t need to let the coating dry. Just use the pot normally to cook. The detergent coating will burn and soot will form on it. This soot is then easily scrubbed off when washing the pot. Just remember to do the above steps every time you cook.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How to Cook Delicious Burn-Free Rice

Without an electric rice cooker, you know how easy it is to burn rice if you're not careful enough.

Typically, after all the water has evaporated way, it is just a few minutes and the rice is done. However, neglecting this crucial period will result in overcooking and overcooked rice mean burned rice.