Flame a Citrus Peel

How To : Make flames burn larger with citrus fruit peels

There are so many crazy fun things you can do with fire, this is probably one of the most tame. But it's got flame, so it's still cool. This video will show you how you can squeeze the peels of citrus fruits onto a candle (or large flame for increased fun) and the acid will ca ...more

How To : Flame a citrus peel

Check out this video to learn a fancy bar trick for entertaining your guests. Learn how to flame a citrus peel. Caramelized citrus oils: you never knew how crucial they were. Learn how to flame a citrus peel, every bartender must know.

How To : Make a tangerine candle

Scented candles don't have anything on this Moujan creation. The best part is that it's "Hella simple." Materials: * Orange, tangerine or another favorite citrus fruit * Cutting knife * Olive oil (other cooking oils work too) * Match/lighter Directions: 1. Pour 3/4th of an ...more

Chef's Quick Tip : Char Your Citrus for Extra Flavor

We're a little citrus-obsessed, and with good reason: lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit: Mother Nature really packed those babies with flavor, from peel (which you can zest without special tools) to juice. Now executive chef Amanda Freitag of Empire Diner has come up with a w ...more

How To : Bake or Grill Cinnamon Buns in Orange Peels

These cinnamon buns baked in orange peels are one of the easiest, cutest, and tastiest treats you can make for breakfast, a sweet snack, or dessert. Whether you bake them in the oven or grill them over a campfire, the orange peels infuse the cinnamon rolls with a fragrant, cit ...more

How To : Get Drunk in Public on the Sly

Though nobody's going to hide the fact that they're getting sloshed on major holidays, you might want to be more discreet when it comes to your morning pick-me-up or lunchtime tipple during the rest of the year. It used to be that having four martinis at lunch was acceptable a ...more

How To : Make a Basil in the Rye drink

Forget the Catcher in the Rye, try out this Basil in the Rye, which is a modern take on the classic cocktail Sazarac. If you're willing to try out new mixed drinks, then this is definitely one you need to down. Both delicious and satisfying, with an aromatic feel. And this is ...more

How To : Bake colorful citrus slice cookies

Just because the weather is gloomy outside and Frosty has taken his place outside on your front lawn for a few weeks doesn't mean you can get a taste of the tropics. In fact, citrus fruits come into season during the winter months. Harness their tangy flavor by baking these c ...more

How To : Easily make an old fashioned cocktail

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a classic cocktail in the sense that it contains a spirit, sugar and a bitter. Start with a quarter of an ounce of nice two to one simple syrup, this allows you to focus on the spirit in this drink. You then add two dashes of bitters and then a ni ...more

How To : Make orange zest

In this how to video Chef Paul shows you how to make orange zest. Orange zest is just that colorful peel of the orange that is full of citrus oils. This oil filled zest is great for garnishes or flavoring dishes.

How To : Make a Bombay sandwich

If you would like to make a very flavorful dish that is vegetarian you should try this Indian inspired sandwich or wrap called the Bombay sandwich. This video will walk you through the process of making it. Cut four medium potatoes and add to water to boil. While your potatoes ...more

How To : Segment citrus

Professional chef Michael Symon demonstrates the knife skills he uses to make cutting citrus fruits into membrane-free segments easy. * With a sharp knife, cut away all the fruit's peel, including the white pith. * Slide your knife between the membrane and the flesh of the fr ...more

How To : Cut citrus segments

Citrus segments make refreshing additions to salads and desserts, but the bitter white pith and chewy membranes sometimes detract from the deliciousness. To make citrus segments -- sometimes called "supremes" -- the only tool needed is a sharp paring knife. Cut the top and bot ...more

News : Sip in Style with These Delectable Cocktail Rims

Cocktail rims are an easy way to add extra fun and pizzazz to your favorite drink; Most cocktail rims only take a few minutes to put together, and are a great way to add a burst of flavor to compliment what you're drinking. The best part is that you can save money and get a m ...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

Trash Talk : 5 Food Scraps You Should Not Be Throwing Away

A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more

How To : Make fire shoot out of a grape

Bet you never knew fire can come from a grape... an ordinary edible grape. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to make fire shoot out of a grape, and it's easier than you think, or maybe not. Cut the grape in the middle, almost all of the way through. Peel the fruit ...more

How To : Make a mellow garlic cream sauce

Make the perfect sauce for any meal needed a little garlic flair. But you don't want it to be a strong garlic taste, which means you're going to have to blanche the garlic three times. Yes, three times. Watch this video recipe to see how to make a mellow garlic cream sauce. T ...more

How To : Make a grilled pineapple and ice cream dessert

Looking for great summer recipes? Then try this decadent and sweet dessert, serve it hot off the grill. Top off the grilled pineapples with vanilla ice cream or a rum sauce. Ingredients for grilled pineapples with rum sauce: * 1 (3 to 4 pound) pineapple * Cooking spray * 2 te ...more

How To : Prevent frozen pipes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to prevent frozen pipes. Steps: 1. Seal air-leaking holes and cracks around home with expanding foam sealant or silicone caulk. 2. Use foam-rubber pipe insulation to protect exposed pipes from cold. 3. Slip foam-rubber insulat ...more

How To : Buy the right number of mixers for a party

From simple bartender etiquette to advanced skills like making your own flaming orange peel garnish, we’ve got cocktail tips for you. Watch this how to video to learn how to choose the correct number of mixers to buy for a party. Buy the right number of mixers for a party. Cli ...more

How To : Mix a James Bond Vesper martini cocktail

The Vesper, made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royale, his first James Bond 007 book, is worthy of the gods. The delightful way the gin interacts with the twangy, piny, citrus notes of the Lillet blanc, all bolstered by a dose of vodka. Mmmm. Its pale yellow glimmer beckons ...more

How To : Roast chiles on the grill

Roasted chiles make a deliciously zippy addition to soups, stews, eggs, enchiladas -- just about anything. They can be roasted outdoors on a grill, over a gas flame or under the broiler. Turn them until the skin is charred and blistered on all sides, making sure not to char th ...more

How To : Make a Thai-style green papaya salad

This authentic green papaya salad is made in a North Thailand way that is sure to keep you coming back for more! No only will you learn this magnificent recipe, but you'll learn how to make sure you have the perfect papaya from the grocery shop, which can be a bit tricky. Emi ...more

How To : Get an Egg into a Bottle

Be the life of the party – without wearing a lampshade or starting a conga line – by getting an egg into a bottle. You Will Need * 4 Four wooden matches * 1 A wide-mouth glass bottle that holds at least 20 ounces * 1 A peeled, hard-boiled egg Step 1: Light some matches Strike ...more

How To : Make your own all-natural hair conditioner

Commercial hair conditioners aren’t just expensive, they’re loaded with chemicals. Why don’t you whip up something more natural at home? Step 1: Use green tea Green tea is rich in compounds that make hair shiny and silky. Pour two cups boiling water over two tea bags and stee ...more

How To : Naturally Deodorize a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Things smell, and whether or not those things smell good or not is up to you. For lingering food odors on your hands, try using stainless steel or coffee grounds to remove the stench. To de-stink smelly jars, use mustard and water. For cutting boards, use lemons and salt, and ...more

Tongs : Your Most Underrated Cooking Tool

Don't leave your tongs out by the grill, as they are one of the most useful and versatile cooking tools to have in your kitchen. In my house, they come in a very close second to chopsticks, which I cook with everyday. Like chopsticks, they make it easy to delicately flip and t ...more

How To : 6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

With all the kitchen sink debris that goes down the drain, it should be no surprise that your garbage disposal sometimes gets a little smelly and needs some extra cleaning. Using common household items from your kitchen or medicine cabinet, you can easily clean your garbage di ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : The Alien Melon from Star Trek

Mother Nature's creativity is infinite, especially when it comes to fruit. We've got black sapote, which tastes like chocolate pudding, and Buddha's hand citron, which looks like Freddy Kreuger's digits merged with a lemon. How could she possibly top herself? Well, check out ...more

How To : Use Chayote Squash for Fries, Salad, Pie, & More

Several years ago, I moved to Brooklyn, New York, just outside a Spanish neighborhood. It was here that I was introduced to chayote. Fast-forward to present day: I live in Los Angeles and buy several chayote squash a week to cook with—yes, I said several. It's so versatile and ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

How To : The Easiest Way to Smoke Food Without a Smoker

There's something primal about the smell of smoking food. Somewhere deep in the recesses of our souls, we remember a time when humans only ate by the fire. Or perhaps that's just something I tell myself. Either way, it's hard to smell smoke and food and not feel like you shoul ...more

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