Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/salt-and-pepper-grinders-a-step-by-step-guide-to-master-the-art-of-seasoning/

Cooking with salt and pepper grinders
Cooking with salt and pepper grinders

Everyone has salt and pepper grinders on their pantry shelf, as these spices are key ingredients of most recipes. Whether you use them to season meat, bring life to soups and stews, or add zest to salads and sandwiches, salt and pepper are the two most common seasonings all cooks use.

But what about the grinders they’re crushed in, sometimes referred to as mills? Have you given much thought to whether you’re using the right one for your cooking needs?

Although you can buy pre-ground salt and pepper, professional Culinary Hall of Fame chefs like Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t dream of using them, even though they are convenient. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/what-are-the-uses-for-different-edible-oils-when-cooking/

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Lots of folks are doing much more cooking at home these days, but are still relying on the same cooking oils to get the job done, like butter, shortening, olive oil, and others. Those are marvelous oils, of course, and very versatile in the kitchen. But why limit yourself? There are plenty of other edible oils on the market that offers you different flavors, oils that can be used for baking, salad dressings, and drizzling over veggies and other dishes. The sky’s the limit! …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/9-good-kitchen-habits-for-better-cooking/

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Have you ever noticed how neat, tidy, and well-organized chefs on television shows are? Try to imitate them at home, however, and things can end up disastrously! You start wondering whether you forgot some of the steps of the process, or you missed a key ingredient, or you just don’t have the chef’s talent, confidence, and flair? Not to worry: there are a few simple procedures you can implement that will make things go smoothly the next time you tackle a recipe. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/top-10-manual-coffee-makers-for-every-type-of-coffee-enthusiast/

Popular Coffee brewing methods
Popular Coffee brewing methods

For most folks, a morning without freshly brewed coffee is like a day without sunshine — it’s just not the same! The flavor, the rich aroma, the warm taste on your tongue is a part of your early routine that you just can’t do without, right? Your coffee maker just might be the single most important item on your kitchen shelves, and going without that first cup of the day is unthinkable!

According to coffee experts, those who study coffee and coffee drinkers, the coffee business has mushroomed over the past few years. It’s a global market worth billions of dollars, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds every year. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/11-vinegar-cleaning-hacks-you-have-to-experience-it-yourself/

Properly use pepper grinders in 5 steps
Properly use pepper grinders in 5 steps

Remember when going out to a restaurant for a quick bite was something you did often, perhaps even every week? Now, cooking meals and eating at home is no doubt the option you’ve chosen for your family because keeping safe and stopping the spread are bywords of this difficult year.

Some countries still have travel advisories in place, while others still have rules for quarantining at home, but no matter where you live and what the rules say, chances are you’re dining in more, perhaps not dining out at all these days.

And since you’re preparing and eating most of your meals at home, it’s more vital than ever that your kitchen tools, like your salt and pepper grinders, are cleaned and used properly.
If you don’t yet own a grinder, consider investing in one, as fresh pepper and salt make an enormous difference to the flavor and spiciness of a recipe. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/11-vinegar-cleaning-hacks-you-have-to-experience-it-yourself/

Use vinegar to clean
Use vinegar to clean

No doubt you’ve got a wide selection of different kinds of vinegar on your pantry shelf. It’s a versatile ingredient useful in everything from salad dressings to marinades, and there are plenty of varieties — balsamic, champagne vinegar, and red wine vinegar, to name just a few types. Whether you’re a new cook or a seasoned pro, vinegar is one of the staples of all chefs’ kitchens, and having different types on hand means you’ll never be short of this key recipe ingredient again.

But did you know that vinegar has another, “secret” talent that many folks don’t know about? It does, and that talent is for cleaning in all sorts of settings. Whether it’s scouring the bathroom or removing a stain from your carpet, vinegar is an exceptional product that helps you get your home sparkling clean. And in these perilous times, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more vital than ever that your home is super clean and as germ-free as you can possibly make it, and vinegar is a great, inexpensive tool to help you achieve that. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/3-easy-steps-to-begin-your-long-term-food-storage/

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Next to water and shelter, an ongoing supply of good food is the most vital component of a healthy, happy life. But it can be difficult to figure out how to store food to make it last a long time, particularly if you live in a warm climate.

It may seem like a no brainer, but storing food isn’t as simple or straightforward as it sounds. Sure, you know what needs refrigeration and what can go on pantry shelves, but there is a lot more to it than that. It’s not simply a question of buying extras to get through lean times, or through emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic the world is experiencing right now. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/coffee-vs-tea-7-factors-to-consider-before-drinking/

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Just about everyone around the globe loves having a cup of coffee or tea each morning. It’s a ritual that is part of virtually everybody’s routine, and having a cup gets people going with a jolt of caffeine before heading out the door to begin their day. In fact, for many folks, a day without coffee or tea is like a day without sunshine! Next to water, these “jet fuel” drinks are the most popular beverages in the world.

But is one better for you than the other? Does one do harm, or is it simply a matter of preference? Both tea and coffee have been around since man first started boiling water, but is one more nutritionally sound than the other? …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/13-common-spices-you-can-cannot-grind-in-your-salt-and-pepper-grinder/

Spice
Spice

Pre-ground pepper must be one of the most, boring, most blah spices on earth, don’t you agree? It can’t hold a candle to freshly ground pepper, in taste, aroma, and spiciness. There is nothing more flavorful in a bowl of hot soup than a dash of freshly ground pepper. Nothing compares to the aroma of it blending with other ground spices in Irish stew, or any kind of roast. It’s delicious, healthy and has a whole lot of uses. What more could you ask for in a spice?

We know buying pepper pre-ground is convenient, but once you buy a grinder and grind your own, there’s no going back! Pre-ground pepper stays fresh for about three months, but then it begins to lose its vibrant flavor and aroma. And don’t forget — before you purchased it, that ground pepper may have been on the grocery store shelf for a while. By the time it got to you, the pepper has been through a lot — harvesting, processing, manufacturing, and bagging. So the store-bought ground pepper you’re hoping will jazz up your stew has actually been around for months. Doesn’t sound so appetizing now, does it? That’s why chefs of all culinary traditions use freshly ground pepper, never pre-ground. It bursts with flavor and aroma, while pre-ground pepper just sorts of limps along, unable to jazz up much of anything. …


Reference: https://www.holar.com.tw/blog/9-best-foods-to-strengthen-your-immunity-against-coronavirus/

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We are living in somber times, difficult and dark because we just don’t know what is going to happen next. COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th. Countries continue locking down their borders and imposing strict travel restrictions on both citizens and visitors. Even the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed to 2021, as have other sporting events and entertainment shows around the world. People are stocking up on everything from hand sanitizer and masks, toilet paper, soup, and pasta. Foods that can sit on pantry shelves for months without spoiling sell out the moment grocery stores put them up for sale. All around the globe, most cities have instituted bold policies about what stores can open and what ones cannot, allowing only those who offer essential services — like grocery stores and pharmacies — to open their doors. …

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