1. Cook and store fresh oysters the right way

    Oyster is the common name for a number of different molluscs that live in marine habitats. With many variations of the species it’s best to leave the harvesting to professionals because only a few types are commonly consumed. Cooked or raw, oysters are and always have been regarded as a delicacy and heralded as an aphrodisiac. So go to your local fishmonger as he/she knows what’s good. Now; what to do with them? Typically when we conjure up imagery of oysters…

  2. How to store gluten free products

    There are plenty of people who eat gluten free, for plenty of different reasons. Whatever your reason is you certainly don’t go to the trouble or making or buying the gluten free products only to have them contaminated with glutens. Especially if you actually have someone in your family with a gluten intolerance Celiac Disease. These poor gluten free souls can get so sick from something as simple as cutting bread on the same cutting board. The cross contamination could send a…

  3. Homemade venison jerky

    With hunting season upon us the market will soon be flooded with venison; unless you are, or you know an outdoorsman, in which case the meat will come straight to you. And there could be a lot so what is the best way to store it? We’ve mentioned before that when freezing food, air is the enemy and by removing it you protect your food against freezer burn and extend it’s longevity. We at Vacuvita recommend that you section your venison…

  4. Best way of storing fresh fish

    Nothing beats eating fresh fish; but did you know that fresh fish, properly prepared and packaged will last in the freezer for up to and exceeding two years? Here is how. Step 1: Get your hands on some good fish. Pro tip: Buy your fish from a specialist. They will have handled it with the upmost care and respect up to and including point of purchase. Intermediate pro tip: Don’t be tricked into buying garbage fish. If you find a…

  5. Vacuvita Chef: Delicate summer-fall transition with chowder soup

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    I can easily say chowder is my favorite soup and if you haven’t tried it before, now is the time to do so. It is not just a soup; it is the Holy of soups. Hearty and warm, nourishing to the soul and if you are looking for a starter to impress your friends, look no further than the recipe below. Variations of chowder can be seafood, fish or vegetable but what makes it special, is that the ingredients are boiled in milk…

  6. Matcha tea and how to keep it fresh

    Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. The green tea plants for Matcha are shade-grown for three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed. During shaded growth, the plant Camellia produces more theanine and caffeine accounting for the calm energy people feel from drinking it. Matcha has come to the forefront recently for its many health benefits and we thought we’d explore a few, so why not make yourself a…

  7. How to store caviar

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    Caviar is one of the most luxurious foods in the world. It is acquired from fish with the best one coming from sturgeon. The eggs are harvested from mature fish, no less than 10 years old, intercepted, on their way up river to spawn. The most expensive caviar ever harvested what was said to have been from a 100 year old fish and that her eggs sold for no less than $1000 an ounce. This is food to be savoured!…

  8. Vacuvita Chef: Every za’atar has its hummus

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    I have discovered za’atar for a while now and since then I cannot quit eating it. That interesting combination of sesame, lemon and spices reminds me of my fascination with the flavors of the Middle East. Ingredients 10 tablespoons of sesame (seeds) 5 tablespoons of oregano 5 tablespoons of marjoram 3 teaspoons of basil 3 teaspoons of thyme 2 tablespoons of sumac 2 lemons Use only dry condiments! Combine the oregano, marjoram, basil and thyme and heat in a nonstick…

  9. Homemade pasta and how to keep it fresh

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    Dо уоu like pasta? Have you ever considered making it at home? Most people think that a machine is required to make their own pasta whilst others think it is too dіffісult tо duрlісаtе at home using crude means. However, even the mоѕt inexperienced сооk can lеаrn hоw to make grеаt раѕtа at hоmе. The result will be a сulіnаrу delight that rivals dishes created at the highest-rated rеѕtаurаntѕ on the рlаnеt. All you need is: * Thrее large eggs…

  10. Make chicken wings and nachos the delicious way

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    If there is a time that a great number of Americans feast on chicken wings and nachos, it’s during the annual championship game of the National Football League referred to as the Super Bowl. Research shows that almost 1.23 billion chicken wings are consumed during the Super Bowl. However, you know that chicken wings and nachos can be prepared a number of ways.  Here are just a couple of simple recipes to try. Chicken Wings To prepare Super Bowl chicken…