MISFICTIONARY

Ultra-Heat-Treated (UHT)

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Milk that has been flash heated for a few seconds between 275˚F and 300˚F to provide a longer shelf life.

Ultrapasteurization

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

A high heat treatment for milk to provide a longer shelf life.

Utility Knife

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

It is a smaller narrow bladed version of the chef's knife. Used for slicing small fruits, vegetables and cheese, as well as boning meats and poultry.

 

Attributes: Narrow bladed version of the chef's knife

Available Sizes: 4" - 7"

Vermicast

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by a species of earth worms. Basically, it is the rich organic waste that worms leave behind after eating your compost garbage and it makes for the most nutrient rich compost available.

Vermicompost

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to the end product of the vermicomposting process, and contains nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.

Vermicomposting

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Vermi means worm.

Refers to the process of composting with various species of worms, including red wigglers and red earthworms.

Vinaigrette

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is made with three parts oil to one part vinegar and a variety of seasonings. It is usually served cold.

Wasabi

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is known as Japanese Horseradish and is a member of the Brassicaceae family.

Waxing

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

To apply cheese wax to cheese to prevent drying and inhibit mold growth.

Weave In Ends

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work in loose ends to keep from unraveling.

Whey

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

Is the liquid left over after the formation of milk curds. It contains water, milk sugar, albuminous protein and minerals.

Whip

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

To beat an item (cream, egg whites, etc.) to incorporate air.

Whipstitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is an overcast stitch often used to finish the edges of fabric and is done by hand.

White Mold

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Cheese Making

See penicillium camemberti or penicillium candidum.

Whole Grain

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is an unprocessed or unmilled grain.

Whole Wheat Flour

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a flour milled from the whole grain.

Wild Yeast

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

Are microorganisms that reside both in the air and on the particles of flour. It can be made at home with certain types of flour, water and patience.

Window Pane Test

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: Bread Baking

See membrane test.

Wire

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Multi-gauge wire is used to make clasps, dangles and other decorative elements. Common sizes for jewelry making are between 16 to 28 gauge.

With RS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the right side of the work must face you while the wrong side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

With WS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the wrong side of the work must face you while the right side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

Work Across Sts On Holder

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the stitches directly from the stitch holder, or transferring the stitches from the holder to a knitting needle, then working them.

Work Back And Forth As With Straight Needles

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

When knitting on a circular needle, this refers to turning the work at the end of every row instead of joining it and working in rounds.

Work Even

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in pattern, without increases or decrease.

Work Even In Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in the pattern stitch, keeping continuity of design.

Work Even Or Work Straight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to continuing in the established pattern without working any shaping.

Work In One Piece

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working all parts of the project (front, back and sleeves) as one piece.

Work To End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working the established pattern to the end of the row.

Working In Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that you should follow the pattern instruction, whether graphed or written.

Working In Rounds

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working a piece in which the ends have been joined and there are no seams. Usually used in circular knitting.

Working Needle

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a needle being used to make new stitches.

Working Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a yarn being used to make new stitches.

Worm Castings

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

See vermicast.

Wrong Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the surface of the work that will face inside when the garment is worn.

Xeriscaping

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to landscaping in a way that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. The idea is to use plants whose natural requirements are native and appropriate to the climate so water consumption can be reduced.

Xerogardening

Category: Garden
Subcategory: General Term

Refers to gardening in a way that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. The idea is to use plants whose natural requirements are native and appropriate to the climate so water consumption can be reduced.

Yam

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is a large tuber that is also referred to as a Sweet Potato.

Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a long length of interlocked fibers, used in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery and rope-making. Cotton, wool and synthetic blends are the most popular, followed by novelty yarns made from chenille, velour, etc.

Yarn Ply

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Indicates the number of strands that have been twisted together.

  • Single Ply - Indicates one strand of spun yarn.
  • Two Ply - Indicates two strands of spun yarn.
  • Three Ply - Indicates three strands of spun yarn.
  • Four Ply - Indicates four strands of spun yarn.

Yarn Weight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the yarn's thickness and is categorized for knitters and crocheters. See Yarn Weight Cheat Sheet for more information.

Yeast

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is microscopic fungus which is responsible for fermentation, through it's metabolic processes. It is used for various items such as wine, beer, cheese making and leavening bread. It can be purchased dry or fresh or even grown in your own home.

Zabaglione

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

See sabayon.

Zest

Category: Culinary
Subcategory: General Term

Is the thin, colored, outer layer of a citrus rind and contains important oils used for flavoring.

Zigzag Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used for both straight and zigzag stitching.

Zigzag Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a series of lines at variable angles. Traditionally a "zig" points left (/) and a "zag" points right (\), which would look like the following: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/.

Zipper Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to sew on each side of a zipper. The edges of the foot guide the zipper and keep the seam straight.



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