How to Use Herbs in Cooking

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How to Use Herbs in Cooking

An important part of cooking is also to know the flavors of herbs and spices and how to use them. Seasonings are the key to making a great meal.

If you are not familiar with different herbs, experiment. Get to know the flavors and how herbs work to flavor your food.  Also be aware herbs are not just for flavoring foods, but also have nutritional value as well as medicinal traits.

The following are the most popular used herbs.

Basil: This herb has a very aromatic odor and some can even be sweet. It can be fresh or dried. The herb goes well with lamb, fish, roast, stews, ground beef, vegetables, dressing and omelets. Basil should always be added after cooking your recipe dish, as heat chances the color and texture of basil.

Basil is also best used as whole leaves or torn. Do not use kitchen shears to cut…

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Listeria Outbreak : Three babies were among those infected with listeria, while the other five were adults, including two women who had recently given birth.

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One dead, 7 sickened from listeria outbreak linked to cheese

Roos Foods cheese

On Friday the CDC reported at least seven people have been sickened, and one died after eating “Hispanic-style cheese.”

The CDC says the outbreak has affected people only of Hispanic descent and living in California or Maryland.

Three babies were among those infected with listeria, while the other five were adults, including two women who had recently given birth.

The illnesses date back to between August 1 and November 27, 2013.

CNN reports, earlier this month, health inspectors in Virginia found listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of Cuajada en Terron, or fresh cheese curd, on sale in clear, unlabeled plastic bags at a Mega Mart in Manassas. This was traced to Roos Foods, a company based in Kenton, Delaware. Virginia authorities said at that time there were no known…

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Exposing the corrupt in Saudi Arabia

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The public exposure of corrupt identities

  • By Tariq A.Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News
  • Published: 20:00 February 22, 2014
  • Gulf News


Image Credit: Luis Vazquez/©Gulf News

Corruption is a significant threat to any country’s overall wellbeing and development. Defined as the abuse of public office for private gain or the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, the threat of corruption has risen in media reports in Saudi Arabia, with cases of public and private sector fraud reported almost daily.

Reported events of corruption in just a week highlight how big this problem is becoming. Take for example the following actual cases of fraudulent practices: In one city, 30 private schools were found to be directly or indirectly involved in fabricating false statistics on Saudisation employment ratios. The records indicated that the schools employed over 2,000 Saudi teachers, but they were not actually working for them.

The average monthly salary the…

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Obama’s ‘Voter ID’ Scam is Busted!


Folks, we are being scammed. Democrats are winning elections through what appears to be massive voter fraud.

There is a saying, “He with the gold rules.” Well, whoever wins elections has the gold. The winner has the power to change everything – so they rule. It doesn’t matter if the win was by a small margin, or if the win was by committing fraud. Winning is everything.

Many citizens may not realize most national elections are won by a sliver of votes in only a few, key battleground states. Change the vote totals by a small bit in a few states and Mitt Romney is the president: Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania.

Why did Obama and Democrats win by just a sliver in those few battleground states? In 2012 it was a powerful one-two punch, both of which I believe were out and out voter…

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Help us to end this gross miscarriage of justice Davontae Sanford, sign, share and be counted…No Justice No Peace!

Social Action 2014

Help us to end this gross miscarriage of justice Davontae Sanford, sign, share and be counted…No Justice No Peace!

Davontae Sanford , there has been an unprecedented
media black out in this case, given it’s high profile status the Media
has consistently ignored this young child’s fight, we ask why?

Help us to end this gross miscarriage of justice, sign, share and be counted…No Justice No Peace!
petition link please sign please share

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Massachusetts Historical Figure Mum Bett Who Sued for Freedom Honored at Boston State House Today


Black-History-Mum-Bett-for-webOne of Massachusetts’ most important historical figures, former slave Elizabeth Freeman, is being honored at the State House in Boston today.  Freeman, formerly known as Mum Bett, was one of the first black slaves in Massachusetts to file a “freedom suit” and win in court under the 1780 state constitution.

“In the Berkshires, Mum Bett is pretty well-known,” said state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli. “Beyond our county, that’s not the case. I think Black History Month gives us a great opportunity for people outside the Berkshires to hear this amazing story.”

Massachusetts Chief Justice Roderick Ireland will give the keynote speech.  In addition, actress Tammy Denease will present a 15-minute reenactment of the story of Mum Bett.

Denease is a Connecticut-based actress who specializes in reenacting the stories of prominent black women from history. In addition to Mum Bett, her characters include Elizabeth Keckly, another former slave who…

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