Kelp caviar is a vegetarian version of caviar. The seaweed is fashioned to look and taste like caviar. Kelp caviar originated in Denmark, and it can be found in various parts of Europe.
The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
Distilled water and demineralized water are both types of purified water, but they are made with different processes. Distilled water is heated above the boiling point to become water vapor. The vapor is collected in a separate container, leaving the impurities behind. The vapor returns to liquid as distilled water.
Brandy can be mixed with Coke. A classic brandy and Coke cocktail can be made by mixing 1.5 ounces of brandy with 4.5 ounces of Coke. This cocktail is best served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge.
An unopened bottle of nonvintage champagne stays good for three to four years. A bottle of unopened vintage champagne stays good for more than 20 years.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
Despite its rich color, red velvet cake possesses a very mild chocolate flavor. Traditionally red velvet cakes use a small amount of cocoa powder, and some call for buttermilk and vanilla or other extracts, which can vary the flavor.
Too much vinegar in a salad dressing can be fixed by breaking off pieces of bread crust and adding them to the dish to soak up the liquid. Once the bread is saturated, it can be removed and discarded and the salad can be re-dressed to taste.
To make homemade macaroni and cheese, cook the macaroni pasta and add to a sauce of butter, flour, eggs, milk, dry mustard, cheddar cheese, salt, ground black pepper and seasoned salt. For alternative flavors, add cayenne pepper, paprika or thyme to the sauce.
A chicken egg shell is made of calcium carbonate and the inner part of the egg is made up of the exterior and middle albumen, an air cell and a cuticle. A chicken egg has 15 different parts to its structure.
When used in cooking, essence refers to an aromatic extract that is concentrated. Vanilla, truffle and almond are examples of essence that can also come in synthetic forms.
According to Chocoley, viscosity, as it relates to candy making, determines how thin or thick the candy is after it hardens. For example, thin chocolate has a low viscosity. Thick chocolate has a high viscosity. In order for the candy to turn out the way the cook wishes, she needs to choose the level of thickness correctly.
Oil and vinegar do not mix because lipids are insoluble in water. Vinegar is mostly water, so it does not form a solution with vegetable oil. The primary reason that oils and water do not mix is that their individual molecules are strongly attracted to others of their kind. This means that oil molecules attract other oil molecules, water molecules attract other water molecules, and both exclude each other.
Egg yolk is made up of fat, proteins, cholesterols and carbohydrates, weighing approximately 4.5 g, 2.7 g, 210 mg, and 0.61 g respectively. Compared to the white, the yolk accounts for 33 percent of the total liquid content of an egg or egg cell, in the case of non-egg-laying animals. Since it is the source of food for the developing embryo, egg yolk is rich in minerals and vitamins.
Because the average American eats approximately 1996.3 pounds of food per year, the average amount of food that an adult can eat each day is 5.46 pounds. Dividing 1996.3 by 365 days gives this average amount of food consumption per day. The average American consumes 2,700 calories per day.
Honeycomb is safe to eat. Honeycombs are made by waxy secretions of honey bees when they return to the hive to make food for themselves. For every pound of honey humans gather, bees gather and consume another 8 pounds.
The difference between spearmint and peppermint is that peppermint has a bold and strong flavor that can be overpowering in recipes; spearmint has a sweeter and more mild flavor than peppermint. The difference also lies in the way that the leaves are grown; spearmint leaves tend to be bigger and lighter in color than peppermint leaves.
While tomato leaves are considered to be poisonous, a large quantity of leaves would have to be consumed to have any serious effects on a human. If a large quantity of leaves is eaten, possible effects include headache, abdominal cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory and circulatory depression and dilated pupils.
One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.
There are 48 ounces in 6 cups according to the U.S. system of measurement. In the British imperial system of measurement, there are 60 ounces in 6 cups. The imperial cup is not often used as a form of measurement, but it is equal to half an imperial pint.
In Ireland, the standard size of a flagon is 2 liters, but in most other places a flagon is not of any particular size. "Flagon" simply refers to a large leather, metal, glass or ceramic bottle or container used for holding liquids, especially wines and liquors.
In a recipe, a "dash" indicates about 1/16 of a teaspoon. Many old recipes have non-standard measurements that were understood during the original era but are sometimes confusing to modern cooks.
A measuring cup is a graduated container used primarily for cooking and other household tasks. Measuring cups come in a variety of sizes, and many have the capability of measuring different amounts of either liquid or dry ingredients.
150 milliliters (abbreviated mL) is equal to 0.634 cups. This amount is approximately equivalent to 5.072 ounces. A single cup contains 8 ounces or 236.59 milliliters.