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Overcharred beef

Overcharred beef
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It’s all about spin, says cher John DeShetler. Rub it with a mix of ground pepper, chili powder and garlic, then present as ‘blackened.’ Or slice it up as is and use in stir-fries, salads or fajitas.

These are the foods you should dig out of your garbage bin right now. 

Cake that falls apart

Cake that falls apart
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Didn’t grease the cake pan and your cake did not slide out easily? Carefully hold the pieces together and use icing as the glue to reconnect it. You may need an assistant to help you hold it still while you “glue” it back, but it will look like a brand-new dessert once you’ve frosted the whole thing.

Follow this advice on how to make a better cake. 

Cookies that stick to the baking sheet

Cookies that stick to the baking sheet
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Sometimes you run out of parchment paper or forget to butter up a baking sheet. If your cookies get stuck and break apart, there’s no need to panic. Use those broken, crumbly cookies as a topping for ice cream, a cookie crumb layer for a cake, or take the broken pieces, dip them in chocolate and tell everyone you planned to make them as a chocolatey cookie dessert.

Discover the 14 reasons you need to stop throwing away eggshells. 

Sticky noodles

Sticky noodles
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Drain and cool immediately. Then return the pasta to a sauté pan, add at least one tablespoon of olive oil, and toss while reheating.

Dry fish

Dry fish
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Brush with a butter-and-lemon mixture, then sprinkle with chopped coriander, marjoram or sage. The sauce will add moisture, and ‘cool’ herbs like these, flavour.

Limp greens

Limp greens
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Bathe them briefly in a bowl of very cold water (no ice, which will bruise the leaves), then wrap in a damp towel and refrigerate.

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Overripe fruit

Overripe fruit
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When it’s too far gone for even fruit salad, use for smoothies, purees, sorbets or ice cream.

Overcooked vegetables

Overcooked vegetables
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Cool as quickly as possible in ice water, just like with pasta, then reheat briefly in hot stock and squirt on some acid (lemon, lime, or even orange) before serving.

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