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How do I store my rooibos tea?
How to get the most out of your cup of Laager Rooibos tea?
Rooibos for your home
Rooibos for first aid
Rooibos has been used for years to treat a number of ailments and there is much anecdotal evidence (stories) of how well they work. While some of these treatments have not been proven in the lab, they are safe to use and worth a try:
How to make the prefect red tea espresso?
Stove top mocha pot method (our recommended way)
French Press method
Detoxing Rooibos smoothie powder 100g
How to prepare
Please note the rooibos smoothie powder is best used in a blender and is not soluble. It cannot be expressed and is not for use in coffee appliances.
Here are some pro tips you should know to store your NOMU spices, rubs and herbs and to season your food like a pro!
Tip # 1 Storing your spices, rubs and herbs
Use the right containers for herbs & seasonings
Keep away from direct sunlight and heat
Store them in a cool dark place.
Always check your spices for smell and taste
Tip # 2 Revive aging spices
Did you know ground spices can last about six months and whole spices can retain their flavour for up to five years?
Simple tip: You can revive the flavour of aging spices by heating it up a little in the skillet for one to three minutes until the spice gives off its signature aroma
Tip # 3 Over seasoned food?
Have you ever over-seasoned your food until it ruins the taste of your dish?
Fret not! Here are some tips to adjust your seasonings!
Tip # 4 Seasoning your dishes
Cooking chicken, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, or steak? Season your proteins ahead of time so the salt, pepper and spices have time to do their magic.
Apply dry herbs at the early stage and fresh herbs at the end
Cold dishes require a bit more seasoning than warm dishes.
While preparing your dish, remember to taste as you go so you don’t over season!
Tip # 5 How to use NOMU Spiced Rubs
Apply rubs several hours before cooking. Refrigerate the coated meat until you are ready to cook.
Rubs are also great when you sprinkle them on the meat surface just before grilling or roasting.
Flavours become more pronounced the longer the rub is on the meat.
When rubs are left on tightly wrapped roasts for 12 to 24 hours the meat will develop a distinct and somewhat cured flavour.
Psssssssst….The rubs work great sprinkled on roast veggies too or as dips with NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil and freshly baked bread!
CARING FOR YOUR COOK WARE
What is a Potjie?
Potjiekos was introduced when the Dutch settlers arrived. They brought with them the signature potjie pot or as it was known back then and to the rest of the world, the Dutch Oven. Originally it hung by a chain over a kitchen hearth. The version we know today stands rather than hangs over an open flame on three short legs.
What makes Potjiekos so well loved is its ability to bring people together. It can be enjoyed by anyone, rich and poor, young and old, urbanite and country folk. There are no rules in terms of ingredients and as long as you follow the simple rules you’ll cook a winning potjie every time:
MEGA MASTER ENAMEL POTJIE NO.3
1. Soap, rinse, repeat...
Prep your pots and pans by washing them with warm, soapy water before you use them for the first time. Tip: Stick to washing by hand so you don’t risk discolouring or chipping your cookware in the dishwasher.
2. Say 'no' to sharp objects
Using sharp utensils in your enamel pots and pans is a huge no-no. Don’t stir with steel spoons or try lifting food using a fork. Only use hard plastic, silicone or wooden cooking accessories.
Tip: Don’t cut veggies or other ingredients directly on the surface of the cookware as it could chip.
3. Burn baby, burn!
You can use your enamel pot cookware on any heat source; braai, camping equipment, or traditional oven.
4. Safe and sound
No one likes a chipped pot or pan, storing them in the right place will ensure that they not only stay dust-free but also chip-less. Please don’t stack them in any way, that puts them at risk of serious chipping.
Tip: Keep the original box you got it in for storage use.
5. Cooking catastrophe
You leave your sauce cooking away for five seconds and come back to burnt disaster. To remove it without damaging your cookware let it soak in very hot, soapy water before using a soft sponge to wipe it away. Do not use scouring sponges as it may damage your pot’s enamel surface.
Tip: Remember that non-stick surfaces should always be coated with cooking oil (or cook & spray) and place a dry paper towel in the pot after every use to condition them for the next time.
MEGA MASTER CAST IRON POTJIE NO 3
The Mega Master No 3 Potjie Pots are cast iron, so before your first cook, you need to prepare it correctly. This is in case there are any unappealing elements inside the pot that will affect the flavour of your meal and will release offensive colouring resembling a witch’s brew!
1. Cooking with your cast-iron potjie
2. Caring for your cast-iron potjie pot
3. Removing rust
NB! Please handle your potjies with love and care and keep your cookware away from children.
Tip: If you have toddlers or small children that like to play around and open kitchen cupboards, keep your cookware up high and out of reach as the pots are heavy.