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5 Quick Tips On Cleaning Your Kitchen After Your Meal


Now your done cooking that traditional family recipe, theres nothing more important than seeing your kitchen back to how it was before, by using simple and effective cleaning techniques which is important in terms of hygiene. Raw meat, poultry, fish and other raw foods can cross-contaminate foods that have come into contact.

After handling these foods such as raw meat and fish always wash your hands using anti bacterial hand wash, also wash and wipe down utensils and surfaces thoroughly before preparing food, especially cooked and ready-to-eat foods.

Here are 5 great tips on how to have a very hygienic kitchen:

1. Use separate cloths and/or sponges while cleaning; one very good tip is to make very good use of disposable cloths which are very cheap to buy. If you are going to be using a standard cloth, wash it in soap and hot water and then place in a disinfectant, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

2. Keep all food cupboards clean and tidy. When you take cans of beans or peas from the cupboard to prepare your lovely recipes, wipe over the tops first with a damp cloth to remove any dust and germs.

3. If you are preparing food fit for an army, for example a family meal. It is always important to take off your watch, rings, bracelets and any other jewellery as well as washing your hands with a good anti bacterial hand wash before you start.

4. Cover all cuts, burns and sores and change any bandages or plasters that are beginning to loose their stick. Whats more important is to pay attention to any open wounds on hands, fingers and arms.

5. Store food correctly to find out how to store your food correctly, follow the manufacturers guidelines and check the ‘Use By’ dates which are usually located at the back of food packets. Also keep your food covered.


New Years Special Meal Anyone??!!

With 2008 fast approaching, why not cook up a meal that will nicely see you through to the new year! On todays menu we have:

Roast Beef

beef on the menu

Preparation time: 40 minutes.
Cooking time: 2- 2 ½ hours.
Oven temperature: 220 C, 425 F, gas 7.
1. Sirolin rib- 1.75-2.25 kg/4-5 lb, boned and rolled.
2. Table Salt
3. Ground Pepper
4. Dripping- 2 oz./50g.(For the Yorkshire Puddings*)
5. Plain flour- 4 oz/100g.
6. 2 Eggs
7. Milk- ½ pint.

Cooking Instructions :

1. Place the beef in a roasting tin with the thickest layer of fat on the top.
2. Lightly season the beef with table salt and pepper (all purpose seasoning also works well) and spread with the dripping.
3. Roast the beef in a preheated oven, basting several times. A great meal suggestion would be small roast potatoes alongside the joint.
4. Take the beef to a warmed serving dish with the roast potatoes and those lovely Yorkshire puddings!.