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Preparing Poultry: How to Joint a Chicken

It is cheaper to buy a whole chicken and joint it yourself than to buy prepared joints, and you end up with pieces such as the back which can be turned into stock. Jointing takes only a few minutes with … Continue reading

30. October 2013 by admin
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Calculating How Much Food To Buy

Meat The quantity you need depends largely on the cut you’re using and the way you cook it. You’ll need less, for example, for a dish with a rich sauce, and more for a plain roast. As a rough guide, … Continue reading

28. October 2013 by admin
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Guide to Understanding Meat and Poultry

Roast beef cooked under high heat

BONING UP ON MEAT Don’t rely on colour A bright red cut of beef or lamb may look more appealing than a dry, browner piece, but in fact there’s little difference. Red flesh has simply been more recently cut from … Continue reading

27. October 2013 by admin
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How to Prepare Chicken Safely

SAFE POULTRY PREPARATION Poultry may be contaminated with salmonella – a bacteria that can cause food poisoning – so it must always be stored safely and cooked thoroughly. Unwrap poultry before refrigeration and wipe away any pink juices found in … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by admin
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Tips for Cooking with Eggs

Separating yolk and white Tap the egg sharply against the edge of a mixing bowl, or rap it with the back of a knife to crack the shell. Hold the egg upright over a bowl and carefully pull the shell … Continue reading

22. August 2012 by admin
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Keeping Chickens and Things That Can Go Wrong

General management The principal routine jobs are providing food and water, cleaning out and, in due course, collecting the eggs. You can expect the first eggs when the pullets are about 23 weeks old if you buy the type of … Continue reading

15. June 2011 by admin
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Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard or Garden

Keeping poultry Though ‘keeping a few chickens’ is generally regarded as the prerogative of country dwellers, they can, in fact, be kept in the smallest of town gardens. Well-kept poultry units will neither smell unpleasant nor attract rats, and so … Continue reading

15. June 2011 by admin
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Self Sufficient Living: Poultry and Bee-Keeping

Producing eggs and honey in your garden Poultry and bees bring anew dimension to garden food production and self-sufficiency. Both form the basis for fascinating hobbies, while really fresh eggs and home produced honey provide a welcome change for your … Continue reading

15. June 2011 by admin
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