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Pasta is dough that is kneaded into shapes for cooking. The size and shape is based on the function: for instance, very small Pasta is used in soups, larger Pasta with grooves is meant for chunky sauces as it can get a grip on them, very large Pasta are meant for stuffing and baking.

Even if Pasta is to be baked, it is always boiled first.

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Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith Apples have tough, shiny green skin with dots that are usually white, though sometimes purplish.

The white flesh inside is firm, crisp and crunchy. The flavour is tangy, tart and sweet.

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"Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals."

-- Robert Orben (American comedian. 4 March 1927 - )

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