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Family Dinners: How To Purchase A Delicious Ham

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

No matter if you’re getting ready for a family Easter Dinner or simply a Family gathering, a baked ham is crowd pleaser for dinner. This article will provide you tips on how to buy a ham.

 

Most hams in the market are sold fully cooked to make your job as the cook simple. All you have to do is warm it up, slice it and serve. There are three important parts of making a delicious ham – scoring the ham, whipping up a sauce, and making/applying the glaze.

 

A ham is made from the hind leg of pork. For an Easter ham, you want the pork to be cured with brine, smoked and fully cooked.

 

A ham is brine by being injected with water, salt, sugar, phosphates and nitrites. This will help you make your pork flavorful and lean in texture.

 

If you want the best grade of ham you should buy a whole or half ham. A half ham can feed up to 14 people.

 

For a quality ham, come to Hearn Kirkwood.

 

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: How To Buy A Ham

How To Help Your Teen Eat Healthy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Are you looking for ways to help your teenager son or daughter eat healthier this year? If yes, we are here to help by providing you information and ideas on how your teen can eat healthier, quicker and make easier meals. Read below to get started.

 

Eating the right foods in moderation will help your teenager maintain health and keep a balanced mood. Teenagers need specific nutrients to function successfully during the day. In fact, the most important meal is breakfast for a teenager. The body needs a daily supply of the following:

 

Ø Protein. This makes up components of muscles, hair, nails, skin, eyes and internal organs such as the heart and brain. Protein helps teens grow and keeps red blood cells healthy. Some great protein foods are eggs, cheese, soy products, fish, nuts, chicken, beef and pork. If you are a vegetarian, a great way to get the appropriate amount of protein is through consuming soy products, beans and nuts.

 

Ø Carbohydrates.  They are the body’s main source of energy and help the nervous system, muscles, and internal organs function. You can get enough carbohydrates by having fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans in your diet.

 

Ø Fats. They are the body’s energy reserve and keep your body warm. Fats have nutrients of vitamins A, D, E and K. Fatty tissues will protect the body’s vital organs from trauma and temperature changes.

 

 Here are some great meal ideas for healthy, quick and easy consumption for your teen:

 

 Breakfast

 Ø Have a soy shake. You only need a cup of vanilla, chocolate, soy milk or milk from a cow. Blend this with banana and 2 ice cubes. This will improve your mood and how you function during the day.

 

Ø Eat Oatmeal. Oatmeal with chopped nuts, raisins, banana and strawberries is a great source of protein.

 

Ø Drink Orange Juice. This will give you the calcium and vitamin C you need to start your day.

 

Ø Eat Fresh Fruit. Some great fresh fruit to eat first thing in the morning are oranges, pears, strawberries, bananas, peaches, and blueberries. Eat it with yogurt and granola.

 

 Lunch

 Ø Have an egg salad sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato.

 

Ø Eat veggie burgers and veggie pizza.

 

Ø Have a turkey, chicken, tofu, cheese, or vegetable turkey wrap.

 Dinner

ØPasta with pesto sauce, tomato sauce and vegetables is a great dinner meal.

 

Ø Have stir-fry vegetables with tofu, shrimp or chicken.

 

Ø Broil Salmon with vegetables.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

Source: Healthy Eating Tips For Teens

Perfect Christmas Meal Dishes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Want to cook the perfect Christmas dinner? If yes, we are here to help with some delightful recipes. Read below to get started.

 

Sage and Onion Stuffing

 Sage and onion in stuffing is a classic dish. You can make a wonderful stuffing with sausage meat and egg. It will be both perfectly crunchy and flavorful. It is tasty when served warm and cold. You can make 14 balls of sage and onion stuffing with sausage meat. You will need the following ingredients:

Ø Knob of butter.

Ø 1 large onion (finely chopped).

Ø 75g white breadcrumbs.

Ø Small bunch of sage leaves (finely chopped).

Ø Grated Zest of ½ lemon.

Ø 450g-pork sausage meat.

Ø Nutmeg

Once you have the ingredients, melt the butter in your frying pan. Make sure the heat is not too high. Soften the onion and fry both the breadcrumbs and onions until golden. Mix the onion and breadcrumbs with sage and lemon.  Add them to the sausage meat by mixing them well with your hands. Make sure you season the mixture with nutmeg. Bake in a greased baking dish for 200C.

 

Brandy Butter

 Make Brandy Butter for Christmas. It goes wonderful with Christmas pudding and apple crumble. To make Brandy Butter, you will need the following ingredients:

Ø 225g unsalted butter (room temperature).

Ø 55g icing (caster sugar can substitute it).

Ø 3 tbsp of brandy.

Ø Lemon juice (just a little).

Ø 2 tbsp clotted cream.

 

Put the butter into a bowl and beat it until it softens. Add the sugar to the butter. Once the sugar and butter are beaten well, drizzle in the brandy and lemon juice. Lastly, mix in the clotted cream and put nutmeg to your preference of taste. Store your butter brandy in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve top with orange zest.

 

For more great recipes to make the perfect Christmas dinner, read this article from Guardian.Co.Uk.

 

Or for more information on cooking a great meal, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

How To Identify And Cook Steak Cuts

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

 

Do you know how to identify and cook steak cuts? If no, we are here to help you! Read below to learn!

 

Eye Round

This is an nonredeemable cut of meat. It is tasteless and tough. You can save money by buying it.

 

Chuck Steak

Chuck steak is the shoulder of an animal. This cut of meat has great flavors and a good balance of tenderness and toughness.  If you have a cut with a long flat bone, it originates close to where the prime rib is cut. It usually has a piece of the tender part of a rib eye. Cut the rib eye out and use the chuck steak for stew or burgers. You can freeze what you do not use for meals later.

 

How to Cook Your Steak Right

 

If you enjoy tender steaks, the best technique to use to get your cuts tender is to cook them low and slow. If you want your steaks juicy, brown your steaks on high and then heat down to a medium low and cook slowly. Make sure to turn them often.

 

To learn how to cook to perfection your steaks well done, medium rare or bloody rare, read this article from the Huffington post.

 

For more information on cooking a great steak cut, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

5 Tips on How to Avoid Over Indulging During Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

 

Are you looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner a healthy choice? If yes, we are here to help by giving you five great tips on how to avoid overindulging. Read below to learn!

 

Thanksgiving promotes families to overboard with the calories and consumption, then regret it later. The temptations of gooey apple pie and dense sweet potatoes topped with melted marshmallows make it hard for most to be disciplined during dinner.

 

Here are five ways experts suggest you do to avoid over indulging on not so healthy foods during Thanksgiving:

 

 

Stick to Healthy Portions

 

Experts recommend that you have one plate of Thanksgiving food. They say it is all you need. Fill up half of your plate with vegetables, fruit, whole wheat roll, a quarter of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, another quarter should go for the meats of turkey or ham. The more color to your plate, the better. Add leafy greens, carrots, bell peppers and beets to your veggie spread.

 

When you fill up on these types of food, you have a lower caloric density and a higher level of nutrition to serve your body. You will not only feel full but you will not be bloated or tired because it is a lighter, healthier and well-balanced meal.

 

As for dessert, pick fruit or pumpkin pies, they have fewer calories than chocolate or pecan pies.

 

Have Single Servings of the Most Unhealthy Foods

 

If you stick to single serving of the unhealthiest foods, you will avoid feeling bloated. Have a half of cup of mashed potatoes- that is the regular size of a cupcake. Have Turkey the size of your checkbook.

 

 

Eat before you indulge.

 

Make sure you do not starve yourself the whole day waiting for the big dinner. You are not saving room for your big meal but preparing yourself to over eat. Eat breakfast. Eat lunch. Have snacks. You will thank yourself later.

 

For more great tips on how to avoid overindulging, read this article from MyHealthyNewsDaily.com.

 

For more information on eating healthy, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

Hearn Kirkwood in the Community: The 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Hearn Kirkwood is proud to be a part of the 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Sunday, November 12, 2011 at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland. We joyfully are donating Oranges and Bananas for the participants.

 

So get in the spirit this holiday season and join us at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

 

If you are interested in participating, sign up before it is too late. Online pre-registration ends Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at noon.

 

Event Info:

Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer.

 

Event Location:

Marley Station Mall

 

Event Schedule:

Registration 6:30am 11/13/2011 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Warm-up 7:45am 11/13/2011 7:45 am – 10:30 am
Race Start 11/13/2011 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Kid’s Rudolph Romp 11/13/2011 9:00 am – 9:15 am
Post Race After Party, Awards, and Costume Contest 11/13/2011 9:15 am – 10:00 am

 

Fees:

JBR Registration: $30.00

 

Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Or, you can simply make a donation. There are numerous ways in which you can help.

INSPIRE.BELIEVE.LOVE

Encourage a friend to put on their reindeer antlers, running shoes, and come join us for some holiday cheer.

 

For more information on Hearn Kirkwood’s involvement in the 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk, contact us by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!