​It’s National Café Au Lait Day!!!

Every 17th of February is celebrated as ‘National Café Au Lait Day‘ . It is a day teashops or restaurant display Continue reading “​It’s National Café Au Lait Day!!!”

National Almond Day!!!

Do you know the fruit called Almond?
Find out more about Almond in the article below:
Almond is an edible Continue reading “National Almond Day!!!”

National peanut butter day!!!

Do you love peanut butter? , what do you love eating it best with?

It’s Peanut butter Day !!!
Fact’s about the peanut butter.

1. Did you know?

Peanut paste is said to have been used by the Aztecs to cure toothache in the first century. Continue reading “National peanut butter day!!!”

National Popcorn Day.

                                

It’s Popcorn Day !!!

Fact’s about popcorn.
1. Did you know?
The term “popped corn” first appeared in John Russell Bartlett‘s 1848 ‘ Dictionary of Americanisms ‘

2. Did you know?
Since ancient times popcorn has been a popular snack food. It was launched in 1970 by Orville Redenbacher‘s namesake brand.

Continue reading “National Popcorn Day.”

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JANUARY-
National Oatmeal Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Soup Month
National Soup Swap Month
Bread Machine Baking Month
National Wheat Bread Month Continue reading “Welcome to MyCookery Zone| FOOD CALENDAR / COMPLETE LISTING OF FOOD DAYS.”

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!
(Nov. 15th)
What is a refrigerator?

A refrigerator is a cabinet or room in which food is stored. The refrigerator houses both raw and cooked foods as well as drinks and condiments.

Micro-organisms are everywhere especially where water or moisture can be found. Don’t be surprised that micro-organisms can be found in your refrigerator as well when adequate care isn’t taken and foods aren’t stored properly.

However, the refrigerator is one of the most important areas to focus on when you’re cleaning your kitchen. It’s vital that the appliance is kept clean and hygienic to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

What to Store and How to Store Them.

• Meat- Unwrap meat as soon as it is purchased, place it on a clean plate and put it into a refrigerator as quickly as possible.
• Poultry- Unwrap poultry and remove the giblets and damp with a clean cloth. Keep fresh poultry in a refrigerator.
• Fish- Unwrap fish as soon as possible, wipe it with a damp cloth and store in a refrigerator if not gutted. But if it has been gutted it should be cleaned and cooked within twenty-four hours of its purchase.
• Vegetables- Store root vegetables in a cool dark area of your refrigerator, do not wash before storing gently pack in polythene bag and store.
• Salads- Clean and dry salads ingredients before wrapping loosely in a polythene bag and store in a cool dark area.
• Fruits- Store fruits in a cool dark place removing any damaged or blemished fruit before storing. Note: if melons are to be chilled in a refrigerator they should be sealed in polythene bag as the smell will be absorbed by other refrigerated ingredients.
• Soups & stews- Soups & stews can be stored also when not in use in other to preserve the taste and flavour but should be consumed as soon as possible or latest 3-4days.

How to Make Your Refrigerator Clean and Free From Micro-Organisms.

1. Never should you store damaged food in the refrigerator. Instead select the good ones.
2. Clean out your refrigerator at least once a week and make use of the stored ingredient.
3. Use water, clean towel & antiseptic to dry out your refrigerator when not in use. Doing this eradicates bad odour and kills harmful bacteria.
4. Do not place any hot item in the refrigerator, let it cool before refrigerating.
5. Do not leave the refrigerator opened for a long time; indiscriminate opening and closing should be discouraged.
6. Check for leakages. i.e check every container containing ingredient in other not to contaminate other ingredient.
7. Little drops of lemon can be used alongside the antiseptic to clean your refrigerator; lemon gives a pleasant odour and kills the bacteria. Baking soda also can be used to remove stubborn stains from the refrigerator.

INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY

INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY
(Nov. 3rd)

Stout is a dark beer made with roasted malt or roasted barley, hops (a plant used to add flavour to beer), water, yeast.
It is a traditional generic term for the strong, brave or proud. There are variations of stout which include;
• Baltic porter, milk stout, imperial stout and the most common the dry stout.
The word “stout” was first used in a document that dates back 1677 found in ‘Eger ton’ manuscript, the sense being that a stout beer was a strong beer not a dark beer.
However, the name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts. Because of the huge popularity of porters, brewers made them in a variety of strengths.
The stronger beers were called “stout porters”, so the history of stout and porter is intertwined and the term stout has become firmly associated with dark beer.

Healthy Benefits of Dark Beer.
1. The dark beer contains fiber, which can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
2. The dark beer is packed with iron and it helps carry oxygen to the blood and regulates cell growth.
3. The dark beer promotes bone strength which is important in preventing osteoporosis.
4. Dark beer is also said to be rich in vitamin B and it reduces the risk of kidney stones.

MyCookery Zone Facts about Stout.

Did you know? Porter originated from London in the early 1720s.
Did you know? Beer gained its customary black colour.
Did you know? Stout is made using roasted malt, barley, hops, water and yeast.
Did you know? The word stout and porter is intertwined with the dark beer.
Did you know? Stout was a generic term for the brave or proud but after the 14th century it took on the connotation of “strong”.
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