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Japanese Style Pancakes

Japanese Style Pancakes

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Scrambled Eggs a lá Jardin

Scrambled Eggs a lá Jardin

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Organizing your Life!

Organizing your Life!

Hello! So everybody knows now the importance of tidying up and getting things organized. In the past few months, I have seen one of the most incredible movements in our culture and time, organization and tidying up. Years ago I read the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing from  the World Famous Marie Kondo herself!

I can tell you, it is life changing, IF you want to change things around where you live. I always wanted t be this organized and neat person to get control of everything and live happily ever after, well… I can tell you, it is pretty much close to that imaginary reality of chasing unicorns, but you have to decode your system, and apply it, educate others to follow it, but please, do not forget that this is specially formulated for you to live happy, not to live as a slave of your very own systems.  The funny and interesting thing about systems is that you can relax and get back to them and still be in control, relax for a few days in some areas and then get them together… we need to live here, honey, ok?

There are systems for:

Daily Lives, tidying up your house

Menu Planning and Shopping

Personal Care (Medical)

Household maintenance

Financial Bookkeeping and Saving Plan

Daily and Carrer Planning

Well…. you know precisely what I am going to say…. the sky is the LIMIT!!!

By now, I can only tell you to read this book, you can shop for it in my affiliate link from Amazon and here it delivered right at your door and enjoy it´s writing, it is very easy to read, to understand and to put up to practice!!!  At least, it has worked for me, and I do live, I do not have my house as a military base, we even get to mess up a little! But, the secret is to get back to it.

Valentine´s Menu Ideas…. with links to get the recipes!

Valentine´s Menu Ideas…. with links to get the recipes!

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Valentines with Friends!                            San Valentín con Amigas…!

Valentines with Friends! San Valentín con Amigas…!

    ENGLISH:So, for this year we might have lots and lots of plans, organizing plans, personal plans, career plans, well, you know, the sky is the limit, so in order to accomplish at least most of our year goals, we can start with a […]

LAMB 101   English Version

LAMB 101 English Version

How to Roast Lamb: A Beginner’s Guide

 

Hello AWESOME!!!  TODAY WE ARE ROASTING A GREAT PIECE OF LAMB, AND I COULD NOT HAVE PUT IT BETTER THAN THIS WAY.

Best Cuts for Roasting     Leg of Lamb
Whether on or off the bone, the leg of lamb is the ultimate winner for roasting. Consisting of the shank and the juicy sirloin. It’s got it all.

If you ask your butcher for a leg, they may offer it to you in the following formats: sirloin end, shank end and short leg—and they are all really great for a roast! This meat is so tender and flavorful that it needs minimal seasoning. A bit of salt, pepper and rosemary… maybe some garlic, will do the trick. If you ask for it deboned, you can roll and stuff it with a variety of delicious things, like basil and parmesan.

Rib Rack
This is normally made up of about eight ribs and is a pretty iconic piece of meat. It roasts like a charm. Again, keep the seasoning low key—just season it, and if you’re feeling fancy you can crust it too. Try this herb crusted lamb recipe.

Shoulder
The shoulder is pretty generous in terms of meat, and it’s nice and fatty! Yes, “fatty” comes with an air of delight, because it means it’s extra juicy. Eating fat doesn’t make you fat; in fact, fat has a lot of very important nutrients, and it melts down into deliciousness. Make sure you roast this piece for longer on a slightly lower heat, because it’s a bit tougher than the leg and rib. But it’s every bit as appealing.

Top Round (Leg Muscle)
This piece of leg muscle is much more tender than others. If you roast this bad boy, the flavors that follow will wow even the most critical palette. You can slice it up and add it to sandwiches, salads or have it with chunky chips and tabasco.

The Foolproof Guide to Roasting Lamb

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Seasonings

Marinades vs. Pastes and Dry Rubs
Marinades are normally used to make tougher meats, like mutton or brisket, more tender. In the case of an already tender meat like lamb, marinating can actually act to make it tough. So, when you are working with lamb, I’d advise you to just use simpler seasonings like salt, pepper, herbs and spices, dry rubs or pastes as opposed to anything liquid. You can rub on some butter and a bit of oil to make sure the flavors come out. Not sure what kind of sauce to serve with your lamb? Try this chimichurri recipe.

Essential Tip
Adding a bit of lemon also helps to stop the herbs and spices from burning!

A Must-Try Seasoning Blend
Make a paste out of salt, pepper, garlic, sweet paprika powder and cumin and rub it on the lamb. It’s a bit different and it’s oh so yummy. Pound it with a mortar and pestle for best results.

Basting
For ultra decadent lamb, you should baste your meat every 15 minutes while it is cooking in the oven. (Basting is when you pour the juices and fat that have escaped from the meat back over the meat to keep it moist and to add flavor.)

This is a foolproof way to roasting lamb:

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Temperatures

Test your lamb with a meat thermometer if you can!

Rare
Straight out of the oven: 50°C (122°F)
Temperature after resting in a warm place: 60°C (140°F)

Medium Rare
Straight out of the oven: 59°C (138°F)
Temperature after resting in a warm place: 65°C (149°F)

Medium 
Straight out of the oven: 65°C (149°F)
Temperature after resting in a warm place: 69°C (156°F)

Well Done
Straight out of the oven: 70°C (158°F)
After resting: 75°C (167°F)

The Foolproof Guide to Roasting Lamb

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Without Thermometer

If you don’t have a thermometer, here’s how to estimate the best cooking times for readyness.

Set your oven temperature to gas 4-5, or 180°C, 350°F if you are using an electric oven.

Rare
20 minutes per 500g or about one pound (and then an additional 20 minutes)

Medium
25 minutes per 500g or about one pound (and then an additional 25 minutes)

Well Done
30 minutes per 500g or about one pound (and then an additional 30 minutes)

Resting time

If you haven’t let your meat rest after it has roasted, then you haven’t truly lived. Eating meat hot out of the oven may sound awesome, but leaving it to rest for about 15-20 minutes, it will allow the juices to distribute and will give you a juicier, more tender bite, besides, it will definitely come out less harmful for your taste buds.

When resting, take your meat out of the oven and cover the meat itself completely in foil, so that the whole piece of meat is insulated, and temperature might be even when you are serving it for a large crowd.

Letting your lamb rest away from the intense heat of the oven allows the fats and juices, which have been pushed to the middle of the meat, to diffuse back into the rest of the meat. This means the meat will lose less of its natural moisture and remain tender and delicious.

If you want really juicy meat, you should let it cool down until the most inner part of the meat has cooled to 60C for medium. (See temperatures for rare, medium rare and well done.)

CORDERO 101- Version Español

CORDERO 101- Version Español

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Holiday Jars…Cookies at a Glance!

Holiday Jars…Cookies at a Glance!

Specially prepared gifts that give themselves twice, when you give them and they bake it! Follow up and be cool

Books to Read Now!

Books to Read Now!

  1.   The One Thing, great book to start a new sight on life:

2. Great Case:  Red Notice, Russian Mafia Style, to pin point your stress in a relaxing way, reading!!!

 

Organizing Kids Rooms

Organizing Kids Rooms

The start of school puts new demands on children’s bedrooms. Can the kids find clothing during the morning rush? Where will they do their homework? To kick off a new school year from an organized home, it’s time to declutter, deep-clean and organize children’s rooms. […]


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