Need a kitchen twine substitute? Here are several things you can use to truss a bird, secure stuffed meat or tie off a bundle of herbs.
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Floss as Kitchen Twine When you're out of kitchen twine (or if you never had any in the first place), unwaxed floss is a perfect stand-in for trussing a bird. Just be sure it's the unflavored wax you use!
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Fresh herbs are great, but what if you can't use the whole bunch? Tie leftover sprigs together with kitchen twine, and hang them upside down from a rack or shelf in your kitchen to dry. Once dried, transfer the herbs to airtight containers, and keep them in your spice rack.
TRUSSING is simply tying; it is used for poultry and other meats to hold the shape while cooking. A kitchen twine or string is used for this process. Some also use a long trussing needle, especially on large birds like turkeys. The wings and legs of a turkey, chicken and other poultry can be secured with the string so after baking they are still tucked together making a nice presentation.
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Package homemade caramel candies in plain cardboard cartons. Tie up the boxes with kitchen twine, and maybe even adorn each with a sweet little pinecone. Done. Get the recipes for Classic Caramel Candies and five variations: Sesame Ginger Caramel Candies, Orange Espresso Caramel Candies, Chocolate Coconut Caramel Candies, Maple Walnut Spice Caramel Candies, and Mixed Nut and Thyme Caramel Candies.
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Tiny lemon bread loaves, I like the packaging. The recipe this links to is not that great though.
Hanging bamboo vase made from a used shampoo bottle, kitchen twine, and acrylic paints. Looking forward to the roots populating the vase a bit...
DIY photo booth backdrop: buy $3 plastic tablecloths (9ftx4ft) cut into streamer size strips and tie to rope/kitchen twine. much cheaper then streamers & great for high walls!
Place each spoon in a flat cellophane bag (we also used a cardboard insert for stability) and tie with kitchen twine or ribbon. To serve, stir chocolate spoon into 8 ounces hot milk.
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The Herb Brush: A Great Summer BBQ Tool by Adam Perry Lang - using kitchen twine and a long wooden spoon, tie on your favorite herbs and dip in oil to baste your favorite meat on the grill. CLEVER!
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purplueprose: Make Your Own Moriar Tea Labels! So you might have seen some of my moriar tea teabag labels floating around tumblr… I thought I’d share the template I made, so you can make your own! First of all, the design itself is not mine at all, and belongs to sirwatson, who made the original t-shirt design found on redbubble. All credit belongs to her; I merely reshaped the design! To make the labels, you need: A printer Paper Scissors String (sewing thread, kitchen twine, embroidery…
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Kids can pick a posy and licorice-twist leaves (bundled with kitchen twine) from a tasty flowerpot. To mold pot, butter fingers, and press cereal mixture against sides of a greased bowl. Use a cookie cutter for flowers; press candies into centers. Insert skewer stems (cut points off).
The Herb Brush: A Great Summer BBQ Tool by Adam Perry Lang [as seen on today's Today Show]- using kitchen twine and a long wooden spoon, tie on your favorite herbs and dip in oil to baste your favorite meat on the grill.