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Middle-earth Tea

There’s been lots of attention to decorating, dressing like, and cooking like Middle Earthlings, but there seems to be a lack of information on tea. Some people on that visit this site don’t have a very extensive knowledge on what it takes to create and enjoy a good cup of tea (to the dismay of […]

Pippin’s One-Stop Kitchen Reference Site–International Cookery Info Here!

Where does a kitchen-happy Hobbit go for all the information he needs for cookery? What if he’s looking for charts like international measures or temperature conversion, or candymaking and meat roasting information? Thanks to a great tip from alert CoE member Syriana, we need wonder no longer. International members, you will find a Temperature […]

Cooking Terms

Baste – To brush on or spoon a liquid over food to keep it moist during roasting or cooking Blanch – To dip first in boiling water, then in cold water, so that food cooks partially; or to remove its skin or peel Blend – To combine ingredients of varying textures by mixing gently Braise […]

Equivalent Amounts

3 tbsp. flour = 1 oz. 3 1/2- 4 c. flour = 1 lb. 4 3/4 c. cake flour = 1 lb. 2 c. granulated sugar = 1 lb. 2 1/4 c. packed brown sugar = 1 lb. 4 c. confectioner’s (powdered) sugar = 1 lb. (approx.) 2 tbsp. butter = 1 oz. 1 stick […]


1 c. sifted all-purpose flour = 1 c. plus 2 tbsp. sifted cake flour 1 tbsp. cornstarch (for thickening) – 2tbsp. flour 1 tbsp. baking powder = 1/4 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 c. granulated sugar = 1/ 3/4 c. confectioners’ (powdered) sugar 1 c. butter or margarine = 7/8-1 […]