Substitutes for Oyster Sauce

Oyster sauce, as the name suggests, is a sauce made using oysters. It is used to add depth of flavor, savoriness (umami), and a mixture of sweetness and saltiness to a number of dishes. It is widely used in Cantonese and other Asian cuisines. If you’re looking for an oyster … Read more

What Are Good Cornmeal Substitutes?

Cornmeal is a common staple food ingredient used in a huge variety of recipes. If you’re cooking something that needs cornmeal but you don’t have any then don’t worry too much as there are alternatives. What is cornmeal? Cornmeal is a coarse flour (referred to as a meal) that is … Read more

Biodegradable vs Compostable Trash Bags: The Catch

If you want to do your bit to help the environment then you may have looked into biodegradable trash bags and compostable trash bags. Single-use plastic is one of the most harmful things for the environment. Biodegradable and compostable bags make good alternatives to single-use plastic. The problem is knowing … Read more

How to Tell if Bacon is Bad

Nobody likes to eat food that has gone bad and bad bacon can be harmful. It’s always wise to know when it’s too late for your bacon and what you can do to stop it from going bad in the first place. Here I will tell you everything you need … Read more

Can you use Aluminium Foil in an Oven?

Perhaps you’ve heard that aluminum leaches at high heat and so using it to cook in an oven would hurt your health or even induce Alzheimer’s disease. Or, you’ve tried using tin foil to cook and it melted onto your oven floor. Now, you’re asking yourself: should you even wrap … Read more

Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Microwave?

Can you use tin foil in a microwave? The short answer is yes, but carefully (or else this happens). Read on to know why. How Microwaves Work Microwaves work by generating radio waves that make the water molecules in food spin and heat up because of friction. The conductive properties … Read more

Can you Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Toaster?

You might have heard of bachelor’s grilled cheese prepared in a toaster. Or perhaps you’ve read a “life hack” about turning your toaster on the side to make a quick grilled cheese sandwich at work. I’ll get this right out of the way: please don’t. There’s a good chance you … Read more

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What is Red Eye Coffee and How It’s Made

One of the popular, if contested, recipes for focus and energy during prolonged study sessions or other situations when your regular cup of joe just won’t cut it has been the so called red eye coffee, also called black eye or dead eye. I’ve been intrigued by it and done … Read more

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

Origins of coffee Earliest mention of coffee is likely in Arab chronicles circa the turn of the previous millennia. The coffee plant is a native species to the geographically isolated Yemeni region on the south side of the peninsula. The plant, and its invigorating properties were popular among the Sufi … Read more