Kitchen tips for newly married and settled abroad

Discussion in 'Krishnaammas Kitchen' started by krishnaamma, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Lavanya

    Lavanya Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    As you know honey is collected by bees which also carry pollen from the same plants... this pollen particles are most often found in honey however pure they are. Also honey itself has certain chemical components from each plant, thus a baby can have an allergic reaction to these chemicals/pollen as their immune system has not come across these before. This allergic reaction can sometimes be fatal causing swelling of both air & food passages thus shutting them down. This is called anaphylactic shock... depending on how much the baby is affected one may never be able to recover. So always beware of using such products even though from nature, as they can contain impurities & compounds to which a baby can have severe reaction to.

    L.
     
  2. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    490
    Gender:
    Female
    Please follow as per your doctor!

    HI Teja,

    How are you. Read your mail. Please do as per your docotor's advise.
    Because they are correct people and each and every body will have its own resistance powder.

    Generally we give this honey + hot water to children daily. And I also gave to Krishna. But when your doctor asked you , not to give means, please dont give.
    We are away from family and we cant take risk on baby's health. :2thumbsup:

    So dont worry and do as per your doctor's advise.:)
     
  3. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear Lavanya,

    Thanq for the explanation. I don't understand y these people suggested me like that. But ur reply made me to understand what was the real cause.

    Great, Thanq agian.....
    Tej:wave
     
  4. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear krishnamma,

    I am gud. How r u ? Seems to be working very hard for all ILites with your nice posts. I will follow as per ur advice n I thought the same not to take risk especially regarding babies when we r away from our family.....

    Thanq....
    Tej:wave
     
  5. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    490
    Gender:
    Female
    Here are some tips.
    1. Now small rice cooker is available in market. Only 3 lt. It is very easy to cook 1/2 cup or 1 cup rice. To cook a small quantity you can have this.
    2. We dont get seperaters for this cookers. So we can use old tiffen boxes as seperaters and can easily cook rice and dal for one or two persons.
    3. Or instead of small rice cooker you can use your 'milk boiler' to cook rice. Just fill water as usual in the outer part; and keep rice in the milk cooker. Keep in low flame. In 1 lt. cooker we can cook 1 cup rice easily. You can check the rice in between and can switch off the stove after done.
    4. While keeping rice in the 'milk cooker', you can keep a big potato with rice and it will cook with rice. We can use the cooked potato to make 'curry'.
    It is difficult to cook in small quantities. This will help you to cook little and you can avoid 'left overs'. More over for night you can keep 1/2 cup rice, 1 big potato for curry easily by following this.

    I think this will help you.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    490
    Gender:
    Female
    Here are some more tips on 'Food storage':-D

    Check out the following convenient tips on storing specific food items

    Dairy:

    Most dairy products readily absorb strong odours from certain fruits (peaches),

    vegetables (cabbage, onions) and fish. So it is necessary to keep the dairy

    foods tightly covered when stored with these strongly flavored products.

    Bakery products:

    To extend shelf life of bakery products such as cakes and pies, wrap them up

    tightly in moisture proof paper and store at 0 degrees

    Fruits and nuts:

    It is best to keep the fruits in a low temperature. But some fruits like lemons,

    limes, mangoes, papayas, honeydew melons, grapefruit, and avocadoes should

    be kept in a warm place to store its nutritious value

    Vegetables:

    Other than beans, ripe tomatoes, summer squash, watermelons, cucumbers,

    eggplant, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, the vegetables should be kept under the

    low temperature.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. nikhath

    nikhath Senior IL'ite

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Krishnaamma:

    Thank you for all the tips and recipes. We often run short of mint & corainder leaves towards end of the week. Here in Singapore, we dont get both very easily, we have to go to Little India only for them(we do tht every weekend). I tried drying it. There is not enough sun here, so mint leaves turn black. is there a better way of preserving mint and coriander leaves.

    Thanks in advance
    Nik
     
  8. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    490
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi NIk,

    Thanks for your FB. You can wash clean and keep the leaves in freezer. You

    can keep them in covers or boxes with holes. (in which we get grapes and

    pears) This will work. I will usually keep coriander and methi leaves like this

    for more than 6 months. Try and tell. For mint leaves better to keep them in a

    seperate zipper lock cover to avoid the smell.
     
  9. nikhath

    nikhath Senior IL'ite

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Krishnaamma:

    Tx for the quick reply. I tried all this but nothing works. I put the mint leaves in freezer bag and put in the frezeer, they rotted:cry: within an hr. The corainder leaves turn pale that way.

    Nik
     
  10. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    490
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi nik,

    Are you having 'frost free fridge'? I will clean and keep methi leaves and

    coriander leaves and keep it the freezer for my husband who is in Saudi and he

    will be using that for 4 - 6 months till my next visit. Same thing with my son.

    when I leave India, I will keep for my son. And he will use them.
     

Share This Page