Tuesday, March 4, 2014

EveryDay with Rachael Ray March 2014

The world’s oldest person when she died at age 115. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper of the Netherlands swore she owe her longevity to drinking a glass of orange juice a day! [Her other secret - pickled herring]

Zest is Best - Don’t toss that peel! Did you know that orange rind has four times more fiber per ounce than the fruit? It’s also rich in flavonoids, which fight cancer and diabetes and lower cholesterol.

Make your own cleaner - the oil in orange rind doesn’t just smell great, it contains d-limonene, a natural solvent that can cut through grease. For a zingy cleaning spray, steep the rind of four orange in 1 cup distilled white vinegar for 2 weeks. Strain and dilute with 1 cup water. Put in a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose cleaner.

The Ultimate Scrambled Eggs
1. Crack 8  farm fresh or organic eggs into a medium bowl.
2. Add ½ teaspoon salt
2. Using a fork beat the eggs vigorously until they are smooth and well combined about 30 seconds.
4. Grab a 10 inch nonstick skillet
5. Add the beaten eggs to the skillet before you put it on the heat
6. Add 1 tablespoon finely chopped chilled butter [no heat yet]
7. Over medium heat, stir the eggs with a silicone spatula until the butter melts, about 2 minutes.
8.  Once the butter melts, begin to scrape the cooked eggs toward the center of the pan.
9. After about 1 minute and 30 seconds, when large curds form but a good amount of runny eggs remains, remove the pan from the heat.
10. Add 1 more tablespoon of chopped cold butter. Gently fold the eggs until the butter melts and the eggs are cooked but still shiny and moist, about 5 seconds.

Confectioners’ Sugar Hack
All you need is granulated sugar with a clean coffee grinder. Put a ½ cup sugar in the grinder, let it spin for 30 seconds and you’ve got  fluffy powdered sugar.

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