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Knife Techniques and Tips Every Home Cook Should Master

January 29, 2015 6:04 pm

Kitchen knives are a necessity for just about any type of cooking, but they can also be quite dangerous if used incorrectly. By learning the proper knife techniques, you can master the art of chopping, dicing, and slicing without risking injury.

  1. Start with a clean knife. Although you may think that cuts are the only dangers caused my knives, bacteria is also incredibly hazardous to your health. Be sure to clean your knife with hot water and dishwashing soap before using.
  2. Keep knives sharp. In order to guarantee fast, accurate cuts with minimal effort, you'll need to keep your knives sharp. You can do this by using a sharpening stone or by taking your knives to the store where you purchased them for sharpening.
  3. Learn to chop. Chopping involves roughly cutting a food item into pieces, and it is likely the most common cutting technique. To properly chop something, grip the knife securely and place either the knife's tip or the corner closest to your hand firmly against the cutting board. Use your wrist as a fulcrum to pull the rest of the knife up and down, keeping that end against the cutting board the whole time.
  4. Research other techniques. Dicing involves cutting into small, uniform pieces, while a chiffonade is how you properly cut herbs. You should also practice peeling things like apples or potatoes with a sharp knife.

Knife Skills: Different Types of Cuts [The Culinary Cook]
Top 10 Knife Skills [How Stuff Works]
Perfect Your Knife Skills With This Chef's Guide to Knives [Lifehacker]

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You’re Invited to Windsor’s Super Bowl Sunday Party

January 26, 2015 8:32 pm

Join us this Sunday, February 1st for our Super Bowl Sunday Party taking place by the Windsor Pool Area. DJ starts at 5:00pm.

We will be serving burgers, hot dogs, and beer starting at 5:00pm until supplies last! You are welcomed to bring family members and friends.

RSVP is Required to: miramarmkt@windsorcommunities.com


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Premium Beef and Craft Beers Await at Burger and Beer Joint in Pembroke Pines

January 21, 2015 5:05 pm

Burgers and beer make a pairing as natural as peanut butter and jelly, which is probably why Pembroke Pines' Burger and Beer Joint has enjoyed such success. Of course, the quality of its food also has something to do with Burger and Beer Joint's many local fans.

Although they don't highly recommend the Hotel California burger, you have plenty of other options to choose from at Burger and Beer Joint. Try the Thunder Road instead, a 1/2-pound patty of Premium Black Angus beef with American cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and barbecue sauce. The Ocean burger, on the other hand, swaps out beef for a butter-broiled mahi filet topped with key lime mayo, pickled red onions, and caramelized lemon. If you don't eat meat, opt for the Dear Prudence with a marinated Portobello mushroom in place of a patty.

Burger and Beer Joint always has plenty of craft beers on tap, in addition to wine and cocktails. Come by during happy hour to snag one at a discount, or order a spiked "adult shake" with your meal.

Burger and Beer Joint
11025 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
(954) 367-8980

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