July – a time when cottages in Central Russia already ripe cucumbers. Salads, and a crunch of fresh cucumber – this is certainly good. But the most important task of cucumbers is very different – they just have to be salted.
What kind of cucumbers to choose?
Small, firm, thin-skinned, nubbly. In the suburbs one of the best varieties – Nijinsky. Of course, they should not be yellow and bitter. To try definitely.
Best suited for malooley cucumbers, freshly picked from the garden. So if it’s not the giving, it is better to buy vegetables for the city.
Important! For salted, in contrast to salt, you need to take about the same cucumbers, then they are evenly salted. When we sealevel cucumbers for the winter, this is not so important, because they are long in the brine.
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The freezer can be filled not only meat, fish and berries. There are many foods that can be frozen without losing flavor. Frozen foods will quietly wait for your turn, and you don’t have to throw it away or quickly finish them, to not spoil. Here are 20 foods that you can freeze and how to do it.
You can freeze a big chunk of cheese, and after thawing it will not crumble. If before freezing you prefer to slice the cheese, add to the container a teaspoon of corn starch or flour to during defrosting, the slices do not stick together.
If you like to add to dishes of grated cheese, you can buy a big piece of Parmesan cheese, chop it in a food processor and put in the freezer in a special freezer bags. It can be stored in the freezer for several months, and during cooking it will be enough to open a container or bag for freezing and to get a couple of teaspoons of cheese. Continue reading
White tea is type of tea, which has very weak fermentation (oxidation), about 5-7%. According to the degree of fermentation it ranks second after green tea.
The name “white tea” because of its appearance – tea kidney densely covered with white pile.
White tea is harvested, at a time when the buds of the tea leaves have not had time to open up, and have the maximum of my nature with minimal human impact. This, in fact, is the idea of white tea.
White tea is mainly produced at the height of 1000-2200 meters in the mountains of China’s Fujian province.
Collection white tea starts from mid-March to early April.
There are mandatory conditions collection:
— White tea is harvested only in manual (gather the youngest leaves)
— White tea is harvested in from 5 to 9 a.m.
— the white tea Pickers cannot (strictly prohibited) there are onions, garlic, spices, smoke and drink alcohol. Otherwise smells can ruin the flavor of the tea leaves
— White tea is harvested in clear, Sunny weather
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