Thursday, 22 December 2011

Cooking with *Christie

One of the great ways to enjoy the holiday period is to get busy in the kitchen.

Make this year's Chanukah meals as healthy as they are delicious, while still enjoying the traditional food your family loves with healthier options.

All the recipes you need from soups to meats to cakes

How much do you know about Chanukah? Take this fun and insightful quizz:

Food Hygiene
Proper storage of food reduces the risk of food poisoning. Some foods need to be kept in the fridge
 - Keep your fridge temperature below 5C.
 - When preparing food, keep it out of the fridge for the shortest time possible.
 - If you’re having a buffet, keep the food refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it.
 - Cool leftovers as quickly as possible (within 90 minutes) and store them in the fridge. Eat them within two days.
 - Store eggs in their box in the fridge.
 - Never put open cans in the fridge as the metal of the can may transfer to the can's contents. Transfer the contents into a storage container or covered bowl.

For more tips

Be kitchen safe

- It’s wise to have a fire extinguisher near the kitchen.
Keep it 10 feet away from the stove on the exit side of the kitchen.

- Never pour water on a grease fire; turn off the stove and cover the pan with a lid, or close the oven door.
- Keep pot handles on the stove pointing to the back and always watch young children in the kitchen.
- Don’t store items on the stovetop because they could catch fire.

- Keep kitchen appliances clean and in good condition.

- Follow instructions carefully when using microwave ovens.

- Be sure your stove is not located under a window where curtains are hanging.

- Wear short sleeves or fleece clothing while cooking.

- If your clothing should catch fire, immediately stop, drop and roll to smother flames.

- Scalds and burn injuries are on the increase. The highest risks are the very young and the elderly.

*Christie is a staff member at JewishCare

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