MISFICTIONARY

Fabacae Family/ Pea Or Pulse Family

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is a plant family that encompasses the bean, pea and peanut.

Fasten Off

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that when you come to the last row of your project or when you are changing colors, you must cut the yarn and secure it. The yarn should be pulled through the last loop on the needle to finish the piece to prevent unraveling.

Feed Dogs

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the term used for the feeder mechanism in a sewing machine which is typically used to pull fabric through a sewing mechanism.

It also means that your dogs are hungry and you should give them food.

Feed The Starter

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

See refresh the starter.

Ferment / Fermentation

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Is the process of breaking down carbohydrates (into alcohol) and carbon dioxide gas through the usage of yeast or bacteria.

Fermier

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

See paysanne.

Fermier

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

See paysanne.

Fertilizer

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to either organic (manure) or synthetic material that is added to soil to make it more fertile, thus enhancing plant growth.

Fillet Knife

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

A knife used for filleting and preparing fish.

 

Attributes: Very flexible boning knife

Available Sizes: 6" - 11"

Findings

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Are the components that link beads into a piece of jewelry.

Fines Herbes

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a mixture of herbs, usually chervil, chives, parsley and tarragon.

Finished Bust

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the circumference of a garment at the bust line after the front and back have been sewn together.

Fish Sauce

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a common condiment in Southeast Asian Cooking and is used to flavor curries, and other dishes. It is made from fish, specifically anchovies that have been fermented with salt and water. The liquid from the fish is released and captured to be sold as fish sauce.

Fishing Line

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a very popular cord used in jewelry making. These types of lines, specifically Fireline, are strong, won't stretch and are fray resistant.

Flambé / Flambe

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

To pour warm liqueur over food, then to light on fire. The point is to evaporate the alcohol from the dish while maintaining the underlying flavor of the liqueur. This is for the Advanced Misfit who is fearless.

A NOTE FROM BETTY: Personally, I am not a fan of setting things on fire in the kitchen, mostly because I am a big fat chicken!

Flat Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

See straight stitch.

Flexible Beading Wire

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Consists of very fine wires twisted or braided together and covered with a smooth plastic coating. A variety of diameters are available.

Flora Danica Starter

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

A starter culture used to make fresh goat cheese. May be used as a direct-set or a reculturable starter.

Flour Blanket

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

To cover a sponge or batter-like pre-ferment with flour.

Foie Gras

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is the flattened liver of goose or duck. Yes, Liver! It does sound better in French.

Fold

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is the method of gently combining ingredients. The purpose is to not release trapped air bubbles.

Foliar Fertilizer

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to a liquid fertilizer that can be applied directly to the plants leaves.

Follower

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

A flat disc within a mold that applies even pressure to the curd. Usually comes in stainless steel, plastic or wood.

Fond

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to the remaining food particles stuck to the bottom of a pan after roasting or sautŽing.

Fondant

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is an icing used for pastry and confections. Made with sugar, water and glucose.

Food Processor

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a machine used for a variety of tasks, including chopping, grinding, kneading, slicing, shredding, or puréeing. It comes with interchangeable blades and disks. Misfit recommended for all levels!

Forcemeat

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a mixture of chopped or ground meats, spices, etc. forced together and is primarily used in patés, terrines, sausages, etc.

Fricassée

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a stew including poultry or other white meat and a white sauce.

Friction Factor

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

Refers to the amount of heat generated by bread dough when being mixed by a processor or mixer.

Fritter

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a sweet or savory food coated in batter and deep fried.

From Beg

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to measuring from the cast-on edge of the piece or beginning of the knitted piece.

From Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any edge on the front piece of the garment.

Fumet

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a type of stock (mushroom or fish) cooked in a covered pot with wine and aromatics.

Ganache

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a pastry filling, icing or glaze made from chocolate and cream.

Garnish

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is an edible decoration placed on a dish to make it appealing to look at.

Garnishing

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

The process of placing a garnish on the serving plate.

Garter Ridge Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches. Starting with a knit stitch on the right side with rows 1, 3, and 4 and a purl stitch with row 2.

Garter Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, all of which are either knitted or purled.

Gauge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the number of stitches and rows to one inch of a pattern. It is determined by the size of the crochet hook or needle and by how tightly the yarn is held as the stitches are worked.

Gazpacho

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a cold soup made from vegetables.

Gelatin

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a protein based substance found in animal bones. It can be used as a thickener and stabilizer when dissolved in hot liquid and cooled.

Geotrichum Candidum

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

A white mold that grows on soft mold-ripened cheeses (Camembert and Brie) giving it a delicious and irregularly patterned white skin.

Gerkin

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a small pickled cucumber.

Ghee

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

This term refers to either a pure butterfat ghee, otherwise know as clarified unsalted butter, or vegetable ghee, made from vegetable shortening. It has a higher smoking point, which means items cooked in it will not burn as quickly. See clarified butter for more information.

Giblets

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Are the liver, heart, gizzard and neck from poultry.

Glace

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a reduced stock.

Glaze

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

The process of giving a food item a shiny surface by brushing it with sauce, aspic, icing, etc.

Glaze Or Glazing

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

To wash, glaze or cover a risen dough with an egg wash or melted butter prior to baking, in order to give the finished product a glossy appearance.

Goosefoot Family

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

See Chenopodiaceae family.

Gourd Family

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

See Cucurbitaceae family.

Grafting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

The process of weaving two edges together that have not been bound off, resulting in an invisible joining.

Grass Family

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

See Poaceae family.

Gratin

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

To brown in an oven or under a broiler or salamander.

Green Manure

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to a type of cover crop, such as Clover or Vicia, that is planted for a set period of time primarily to add organic matter and nutrients to the soil, then is plowed and usually incorporated back into the soil.

Grigne

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

See bloom.

Grill

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

To cook over a direct fire. This is usually done outside on a (...wait for it) Grill or Barbecue.

Grind

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

To reduce food to a powder consistency.

Gur

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

See palm sugar.

Hank

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted back onto itself for easy packaging, shipping and storing.

Hard Cheese

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Cheese that is hard and firm due to a high moisture content removal process. It is pressed and aged for a length of time to increase flavor development.

Hardening Off

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is the process of helping your seedlings, plants, etc. acclimate once they have been moved from a controlled environment to an uncontrolled or unregulated environment, such as moving them from the greenhouse to outdoors.

Haricot

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

A French term that is literally translated to "bean."

Haricot Vert

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

A French term that is literally translated to "Green Bean." This type of green bean is usually smaller than a Bush or Pole bean.

Hash

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is chopped cooked meat and vegetables, seasoned with sauce and sautéed.

Hat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a more structured fit then a cap and usually consists of a crown and a brim.

Head Pin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a thick, blunt sewing pin with a flat (or decorative) head on one end to keep the beads from falling off. Sizes range from 1" to 3".

Heavy Soil

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to soil that contains a high content of clay and has poor drainage.

Hem

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the method of folding up the raw edge of a cloth or garment twice, then sewing it down.

It also refers to the finished edge of a cloth or garment sewn by this method.

Hemmer Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to make an attractive finish for scarfs, tables linens and tricot lingerie fabric.

Hoe

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is a gardening tool that loosens any crust that may form on the soil.

Hoeing

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is a gardening method that helps to kill weeds by loosening any crust that may form on the soil.

Hold To Back Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the back of the work as it faces you.

Hold To Front Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the front of the work as it faces you.

Hominy

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Corn that has been milled to remove the bran and germ.

Homogenization

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Is the method used to prevent milk fat from separating. At a high pressure, milk is forced through an ultra-fine mesh, breaking up fat globules and dispersing them evenly throughout the liquid.

Hors D'oeuvres

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

A French term that is literally translated to "outside the work" and means appetizer.

Hummus

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a Mediterranean appetizer of puréed chickpeas and tahini, usually eaten with Pita Bread.

Humus

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is a dark brown or black organic material resulting from partial decomposition of plant or animal matter, which forms the organic portion of the soil. Humus levels for healthy soil should be between 3.5% and 5%. Please do not confuse this with the appetizer, hummus.

Hydration

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

The percentage of water contained in the dough.

Hydroponics

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Is a method of growing vegetables in nutrient-enriched water rather than in soil.

Ice Bath

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a combination of water and ice.

Generally used for the submersion of hot foods, such as vegetables, to rapidly reduce its temperature ensuring that it stops cooking.

Inc Sts Into Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the added stitches into the established pattern, when increasing.

Inc...sts Evenly Across Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the increasing of stitches at even intervals across the row.

Indirect Heating

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Heating process by which a pot of milk or other liquid is placed into a bowl or sink full of hot water.

Infusion

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is the method (or the end product) of steeping aromatics or other items in liquid to extract its flavor.

Inoculate The Dough

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

This does not refer to giving your dough a tetanus shot. It means to add a sourdough culture to the dough.

Instant Yeast

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

Contains more live yeast cells than active dry yeast. It does not require proofing or soaking in warm water for activation and can be directly added to the flour mixture.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to a management system that includes an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management.

It relies on a combination of common sense practices (such as life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment) and the management of pest damage by the most economical means combined with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

For more information on IPM, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website at www.epa.gov.

Iron Or Ironing

Category: Household
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to the smoothing or pressing of clothes with a heated iron in order to remove wrinkles.

Ironing Board

Category: Household
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to a flat, padded, cloth covered board or surface on which clothes or other fabric items are ironed.

Jaggery

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

See palm sugar.

Join

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to uniting the first and last stitch of a round, when circular knitting.

Julienne

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a knife cut of vegetables, potatoes, or other items into matchstick shaped thin strips with dimensions measuring 1/8" x 1/8" x 1".

Julienne, Fine

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Smaller than a julienne cut, it is a knife cut of vegetables, potatoes, or other items into match-shaped thin strips with dimensions measuring 1/16" x 1/16" x 1".

Jump Ring

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a small wire circle or oval with a split that can be twisted open or closed. It connects loops and other jewelry components.

Junket Rennet

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Is a very weak type of rennet. Not Misfit recommended for cheese making.

Jus

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a French word literally translated to "Juice".



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