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What Happens In Your Freezer (Pt.1)

The freezer has changed food in America and around the world. I’m fascinated with the story of Clarence Birdseye, who discovered that flash-freezing fish was a practical way to ship seafood to distant inland locations. His name became a brand synonymous with many frozen vegetables and cooking staples. Alas, not everything freezes as well as freshly harvested seafood and vegetables. Here’s a description of foods that freeze badly and what happens. (Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation)
Cabbage, cucumbers --These become limp, waterlogged and quickly develop an oxidized color, flavor and aroma. These can be effectively frozen as marinated products. However, “freezer slaw” and “freezer pickles” won’t maintain the same flavor or texture as regular slaw or pickles that were not frozen. Celery, Cress, Lettuce, Parsley, Endive, Radishes – Limp, waterlogged and these also change color, flavor and aroma. Potatoes, baked or boiled – These become soft, crumbly, waterlogged or mealy. C…

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Recently, I learned I've been making scrambled eggs all wrong. If you want perfect scrambled eggs, watch this video. Starting with a cold pan makes the difference. Since using this method I have had perfect eggs every time. Smooth, creamy and easy clean up, too. Take a look at Bridget Hallinan's video tutorial.