If I pre-soak/cook a large amount of dried beans in advance, what is the best way to store them for future use?
If freezing is an option, do I freeze them in the cooking water, or drain them and put them in an airtight container?
Possible Duplicates: Should I refrigerate eggs? How long can eggs be unrefrigerated before becoming unsafe to eat? I got 4 dozen eggs this weekend (from actual chickens on a farm that were laid yesterday), and they sat in my car overnight. Would they still be good to eat? I put them in the fridge this morning. I'd say they sat for 20 hours in my car.
Possible Duplicate: How long can you keep chocolate, and what is the best way to store it? I just started using white chocolate to decorate dark chocolate covered cake balls. I used a squeeze bottle instead of the standard bag and it worked beautifully. I need to store the left over white chocolate though. What is the best way and how long will it keep? Thanks!
Possible Duplicate: Can I Brown Beef For Slow Cooking the Night Before I would like to prep my Beef Wellington the night before. I would sear, cover with mushrooms, prosciutto the night before, refrigerate overnight then wrap in pastry the next day before cooking. Is this safe?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? I've heard people claim that you could keep cooked rice as long as 10 days or as short as 48hours. I'm interested in knowing both when the rice starts loosing it's good taste, and when it starts being dangerous to eat it. Also, does it change according to the rice type?
Possible Duplicate: Is there a substitute for Dijon mustard and if so, what is it? i want to know if you can substitute Dijon mustard with something else and if so then what?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I keep eggs in the refrigerator? I've got some eggs in a carton (regular Grade A eggs) in the refrigerator. The "sell by" date on them is October 2nd. Today is October 19th, so that's about two and a half weeks past. Generally, foods are good for a couple weeks past the sell by date, but how many weeks do I have before they aren't edible (spoil or generally get "the funk"). If I made french toast in the morning and used them, would they be good? I'm more concerned with 100% safety than them being 10% less awesome tasting after a certain time.
if that sounds like an unrealistic expectation. So i have 2 questions: is that (or was it before i didn't maintain it correctly) a good knife? In searching here i saw victorinox suggested as a good value. Is the one i have worth keeping or should i purchase a new one? Does anyone know of a chain store (or local store in the LA area) that i can take it to to get it re-sharpened? And what should i be doing... years ago, but haven't done much in the way of any maintenance on it. I did pick up a cheap sharpener but it didn't seem to have much effect so i stopped using it. The knife seems dull to me. It doesn't
Possible Duplicate: How can I bake normally fried foods? I usually cut my potatoes into sticks that are slightly bigger than your generic frozen fries. I've tried baking the sticks with low temperature (350) / long duration and with high heat (425) / short duration. I still can't achieve the crispy on the outside but moist, soft, and not dry on the inside. The results are either mushy... are some of the cooking techniques involved to produce quality baked potato sticks to make them taste similar to fried potatoes (French fries)?
Possible Duplicate: Good ways to store coffee? I opened a new bag of roasted coffee beans yesterday and put them in a plastic box - a box with a good seal, with clip-down sides. And I put the box in the cupboard. Is there a better way to keep the beans? It'll take probably a few weeks for me to get thru the beans. I heard that the cool of the refrigerator is good, but that the beans can get damp in the fridge. I heard the freezer is good, but I thought the same could happen… How about this: I was thinking of bagging the beans in portions of the amount I'll use each day. Putting