Dry Fruit

How To : Dry fruit from your garden

Curtis Smith of Southwest Yard and Garden show viewers how they can dry fruit from their garden. First, you need to wash your hands before handling your fruit. To wash your hands you want to remove any jewelry, wet your hands, lather your hands and rub them together for 20 sec ...more

How To : Dry Fruit in Your Oven—No Dehydrator Required

Dried fruit makes a great, healthy snack by itself, and it's a nice addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Most people assume you have to have a dehydrator to make it at home, but you don't really need one unless you plan on drying fruit pretty frequently. Your oven does th ...more

How To : Get Rid of Dry Skin with Fruit Facial

Today's pollution, hectic lifestyle, inadequate sleep and no time for pampering can leave your skin lackluster resulting in drying skin and making dry skin drier ultimately causing the early appearance of wrinkles and aging. A good fruit facial helps relax your skin from deep ...more

How To : Make oven-dried fruit chips

Chef Charlie Trotter demonstrates how to make oven-dried fruit chips; Fruit slices oven dried to a perfect crisp. He slices banana, apple, and strawberry before putting them in the oven. Make oven-dried fruit chips. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org

How To : Chop dried fruit

Use this quick and easy tip for chopping sticky dried fruit. The dried fruit can often stick to itself and become very difficult to chop into distinct pieces. This is important for baking cakes or other dessert recipes that require the ingredient.

How To : Make chocolate dipped dried fruit with nuts

Okay, so adding chocolate to fruit sort of takes away all nutritional value, but who cares when your chocolate-dipped mangoes and pears taste this yummy? Chocolate dipped fruit is beautiful on the plate and delicious on the lips. In this recipe, the cook uses dried mangoes fo ...more

How To : Make granola bars with a quick, easy recipe

HealthyCook teaches viewers how to make healthy but easy granola cereal bars! You can use oatmeal oats, grains and all different types of oats (You don't only have to use just one kind). Choices range from jumbo oats, barley flakes, rye flakes and ordinary oatmeal oats. Gluten ...more

How To : Get Seriously Flaky Pie Crusts with Epsom Salt

Imagine you have mastered the perfect cherry pie for your annual work picnic but, upon taking it out of its airtight pie carrier, your heart sinks as you realize the crust has turned to mush thanks to the moisture from the filling. Sound familiar? Well, I have news for you: i ...more

How To : Ripen Bananas Faster with These 3 Simple Tricks

A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more

How To : 5 Fantastic Ways to Cook with Leftover Lemon Peels

Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more

How To : You Don't Need a Recipe to Make Delicious Granola

There are literally hundreds of granola recipes floating around the internet—but I can tell you right now that they're all completely unnecessary. You don't need a recipe to make granola; I've been making granola for years and have never once used one! Just as with any good c ...more

How To : Make Your Own Granola

Save money and eat healthier by making your own granola at home. Granola can be served for breakfast or as simple and healthy snack. Try it with milk or vanilla yogurt. Ingredients 10 cups large flake oats 4 cups unsweetened flake coconut 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup hazelnu ...more

How To : Make Fruit Loop "Fiesta" butter cookies

Trix are for kids, but Fruit Loops are for everyone? Don't you ever think you're too old to nom on the pure sugar heaven that is Fruit Loops! While we are totally for grabbing handfuls out of the box and stuffing it in your face, there are other ways you can make use of this c ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Make sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe - Delicious Chinese Food with Fresh Fruit Juice Sauce: 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup fresh tangerine (or orange) juice sliced ginger 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons ketchup 10 dried red chili Coating: 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup regul ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

How To : Bake bread and butter pudding

We are sure you've had bread and butter before a meal at a restaurant, but how about as a dessert? In this cooking how to video Chef Antony Worrall Thompson shows you how to make bread and butter pudding. This isn't your basic recipe. Try using bread with dried fruit and slice ...more

How To : Blend a deliciously healthy oatmeal fruit smoothie

Most smoothies stick to the fruit, but what if you included some good old fashioned oats? It no longer is just a smoothie, it's a complete meal! Check out this video recipe for the full details of the oatmeal fruit smoothie. Oatmeal is a versatile grain as shown by food coach ...more

How To : Make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements

This video demonstrates how to make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements. you can use any fruit and chocolate. Start with a ceramic base. Also, you'll need a Styrofoam ball about 2 inches larger than the base, a hot glue gun, flower shaped cookie cutters, a pack of toothpick ...more

How To : Rind graft an apple or pear tree

Grafting, also known as "top working," is simple-but-essential technique that enables you to change the variety of fruit a tree bears. In this tutorial, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Apples Heritage demonstrates the rind grafting technique, a useful method for grafting over a sou ...more

How To : Make dried flower arrangements

This is a how to video on making dried flower arrangements. It is presented by John white along with Virginia podmenik, Master Gardener from southwest yard and garden show. John white and Virginia podmenik, Master Gardener from the Dona Ana co. walk us through the various type ...more

How To : Grow a fig tree in southern New Mexico

In this segment of Southwest Yard and Garden, John White and Bill Alford are going to be talking about fruit production and how to harvest figs in southern New Mexico. Bill starts off by talking about his nine year old Black Turkey tree. He says he digs holes and arbor each sp ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Prepare a rich lamb stew with red wine

Looking for some great comfort food? Then try this super decadent and rich lamb stew. The red wine and the dried fruits add a sweet taste without over powering it. Watch this how to video to learn how to cook this lamb stew. Ingredients for lamb stew: garlic onion beef stock ...more

How To : Make carbonated fruit

Learn how to make fruit that crackles and fizzes in your mouth. The process is a mix of science and cooking that employs the use of dry ice. This is a narrated video that also discusses the necessary safety precautions of using dry ice.

How To : Make Hanging Dried Persimmons (Hoshigaki)

A seasonal tradition brought over from Japan to America by Japanese-American farmers, making hoshigaki (as they're called in Japanese) is a fun outdoor autumn project you can do before the winter season really kicks in. Hang a bunch of peeled persimmons on a string outside, wa ...more

How To : Make Malabar ghee rice

The Cookery Show teaches how to make this delicious recipe. Begin with Biriyani rice, onion, carrots, pineapple, dried, fruit, jeera,dalda,elaichi, curry leaves, and salt. Place butter into a hot skillet and add cashew nuts, stirring lightly and frying. Then add add onion, and ...more

How To : Make a spring time fruit salad

In this video, Betty will show you how to make a colorful and healthy springtime fruit salad using strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple. In order to do that you need these ingredients: 2 cups of fresh strawberries, (washed & dried with paper towel) quartered. 2 cups of fre ...more

How To : Make your own popsicles

Don't let the warm weather wear you down. Beat the heat and create your own frozen treats. You Will Need * Fruit juice * Ice cube trays or popsicle molds * Aluminum foil * Popsicle sticks or toothpicks * Fresh fruit (optional) Step 1 Pour your favorite fruit juice into an ice ...more

How To : Bake a birdie bread for your bird

Your bird will love eating this nutritious snack. Follow along in this bird cooking how-to video to learn how to make birdie bread. Birdie bread is a fun recipe that is great for both you and our pet bird. You should first pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Ingredients: 1 cup ...more

How To : Make stuffed apples with peanut butter and granola

You’ll be able to impress your friends with this mouth-watering snack! And what goes better together than apples and peanut butter? Follow along with this how-to video to learn how to make peanut butter and granola stuffed apples. Ingredients for stuffed apples with granola a ...more

How To : Prepare Thai sun dried beef jerky

People have been drying foods in the sun for more than 1,000 years. You can dry meats, fishs, vegetables, or fruits. It's a remarkable way to preserve and store delicacies for a long time. Thai beef jerky is no different. It must be dried, preserved and cooked. Serve this with ...more

How To : Make and serve baked apples

In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make baked apples. Take brown sugar and mix it with butter to stuff inside the apples. Get creative and stuff the apples with dried fruits. There are several things you can do one the apple is baked, watch and learn.

How To : Bake pizza cookies

Craving pizza or some cookies? Satisfy both cravings with pizza cookies. This how-to video shows you how to bake cookies in the shape of a pizza. All you need for this pizza cookie recipe is: sugar cookie dough, red royal icing, white bark coating, and dried fruits.

How To : Dry and freeze herbs

Wondering what to do with the fruits of your herb garden? Learn how to dry and freeze herbs for year-round use in the kitchen.

How To : Make bread and butter pudding

Julia Child and Graham Kerr demonstrate two recipes for bread and butter pudding - one with cinnamon and sugar and the other with dried fruits. The recipes are lower in fat than traditional recipes. Graham and Julia have a clever comraderie, as well. Serve with whipped cream. ...more

How To : Prepare passion fruit pavlova

This recipe, by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, was originally developed for a restaurant kitchen, which typically includes a convection oven. To prepare this at home, bake the meringues overnight, or until dried, on the bottom rack of a gas oven with only the pilot l ...more

How To : Make baby cereal

Is baby ready for their first solid meal? Cereal is a nutritious first food for little ones. You Will Need * Dry baby cereal * Breast milk or formula * Mashed or strained fruits and vegetables WARNING: Talk to your pediatrician about when to start giving your baby solid foods ...more

How To : Make gorp for hiking

Whether it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts” or “granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts,” gorp is a great food for the outdoors. Learn how to make gorp for your next camping trip. You will need: a bowl nuts or seeds, like peanuts, almonds or sunflower seeds granola or cer ...more

How To : Make a thick Irish soda bread

There’s nothing quite like a thick slab of Irish soda bread slathered with butter—be it St. Patrick’s Day or just any old day. You will need: Bread flour 1 double acting bakery powder 1 salt 3/4 baking soda 2 buttermilk flour sifter greased baking sheet a baking rack dried f ...more

How To : Make delicious baked rice pudding

A delicious dessert enjoyed across the globe, rice pudding is a satisfying way to end any meal. Try this traditional rice pudding recipe baked with a sweet meringue topping. You will need long grain rice, milk, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, and raisins or dried fruit, if de ...more

How To : Make jams and preserves

Step 1 Wash your canning jars, along with their lids and screw bands, in very hot, soapy water. Rinse well and let them air dry. Check for cracks and chips before using. Step 2 Rinse the fruit. Remove skins, stems, and peels, and quarter the fruit if necessary. Toss it with t ...more

How To : Make Indian rava idli cakes with Cream of wheat

Rava idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice/daal idlis. Since there is no soaking, grinding or fermenting involved, you can enjoy these idlis at any time without the pre-planning. Watch this how to video and try this simple and delicious Indian rave idli re ...more

How To : Make butterscotch brownies

In this video, we learn how to make butterscotch brownies. First, melt 3 tbsp butter and combine with 1/3 cup brown sugar until it's dissolved. Next, beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp of vanilla. Now, stir in 1/3 cup sifted flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/3 tsp salt. After this, fol ...more

How To : Make raw muesli

Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach, demonstrates how to make a wonderfully filling raw muesli. Start with a cereal bowl. Coarsely chop and add two or three varieties of nuts of your choosing. In this instance, Karen adds hazelnuts, almonds and brazil nuts. She then adds cut dri ...more

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