AmyH888

My name is Amy and I’m an ex-chef and current food writer from Cape Town, South Africa. When I hung up my chef's whites for good I decided that it would be my mission to share my knowledge and love of food with as many people as possible through writing. Now, instead of working in a hot kitchen, I spend my days writing from home with my loyal dog and cat.

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Chamoy’s Shelf Life: Can It Go Bad or Expire? How To Tell…

Chamoy is an utterly delicious condiment that is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy.  Originating in Mexico, chamoy is most commonly served with sweets.  If you visit the streets of Mexico City, you are bound to find a fruit stand serving chamoy over fresh fruit. Chamoy is an underrated condiment that we …

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Does Chili Oil Go Bad? How to Store It and How It Lasts so Long.

Chili oil is a delicious condiment that we love having on hand in our fridge or pantry. It is made simply from oil that has been infused with chili peppers of some kind. Chili oil is primarily found in Asian cuisines[*], especially in the Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou, and Shaanxi regions. We think it’s really handy …

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Do Green Beans Go Bad? How to Keep Them Fresh For Longer

I’m sure many of us grew up digging into a delicious green bean side, whether that’s for a weeknight meal or a celebration like Thanksgiving.  We certainly didn’t appreciate this great vegetable as kids, as many kids didn’t, but now we have grown to love their signature fresh taste and satisfying crunch. Green beans are …

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Brussel Sprouts Shelf Life: Can It Go Bad? How to Tell

Brussel sprouts are a classic holiday vegetable that can be enjoyed all year round.  They are small leafy vegetables that resemble little cabbages. Although they may seem small and unassuming, they are actually part of a group of ‘cruciferous vegetables along with broccoli and cauliflower, all of which are known to protect against cancer.’ Apart …

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