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How do you dry cranberries?

I have searched and searched for a method to drying cranberries. Can you help? I would like to try this for snacks.

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Fresh peppers for chile rellenos

I have fresh Anaheim peppers in my garden that I would like to use for a baked chile relleños recipe that I have in a cookbook. The cookbook actually calls f...

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Frying radishes

I saw a recipe for fried radishes and neglected to copy it down. I think it used white radishes. Do these white radishes have a name? I tried the fried radis...

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How to smoke fish/other foods

How do you smoke fish? Is it simply the method of cooking the fish or do certain ingredients also need to be added?

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Cooking crabs

When catching live crabs in crab pots, how do you get them ready to boil, and how long do you boil them to be safe?

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Blooming flower onion recipe

Could you please give me the recipe for the blooming flower onion, I have just got back from the States and whilst I was there I bought the special cutter bu...

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Slow-cooking roast beef

Can you slow cook a roast beef in the oven, for example, at a low temperature for approximately 8 hours? If so, what temperature? If not, why not?

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Blue crab recipes

I visited an Asian market over the weekend. They have live blue crabs – weekends only – for $3.29 a pound. How do I prepare them? Is there enough meat on the...

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Tips on cooking kangaroo

I live in Australia and really enjoy eating kangaroo, but I'm unsure of how to cook it – any tips?

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Spice sheets/dry rub mixtures

Several weeks ago, a TV cooking show described 8" x 8" plastic sheets that had been coated with a mixture of spices. These sheets, it was said, are used by m...

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Marinating & grilling strip steak

At what temperature and how long would I cook a 1-3/4" strip steak on a gas grill? Would it be best if it were marinated first, and what do you recommend?

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Brining a turkey

I've just heard about "brining" a whole turkey before roasting. I'm fixing a turkey breast for this Thanksgiving and was wondering if the brining process wil...

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