Basting Techniques When Roasting Meat


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Roasting Meat

Based in Hinsdale, IL, Cynthia Ann Miller is an attorney who guides a well-established real estate firm that handles a wide range of property types. Focused on Hinsdale, IL-area homeowners’ association disputes, Cynthia Miller enjoys cooking in her free time and has attended culinary school.

One foundational technique in roasting poultry and other types of meat is basting, which involves applying pan drippings or stock to the surface of what is being roasted. This can be accomplished either through a basting bulb, which efficiently sucks liquid from the bottom of the roasting pan, or a basting brush, which is more efficient at distributing the liquid over the entire surface of the meat.

The result of proper basting is a piece of meat that comes out of the oven moist and flavorful. Unfortunately, there is a trade-off: opening the oven door releases heat, and the more this is done, the slower the cooking process, which changes the texture of the meat in subtle ways.


Lewis & Clark Law School – JD Program Admission Criteria

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Lewis & Clark School of Law

Prior to opening her own legal practice as the Law Offices of Cynthia A. Miller in Hinsdale, IL, Cynthia Miller attended the University of Denver where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Cynthia Miller also attended the Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland, OR, where she earned a Juris Doctor (JD).

As one of the top law schools in the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis & Clark Law School offers several programs for students pursuing careers in the legal field. The law school includes specialty courses including intellectual property law, international law, criminal law, and environmental law.

Students who wish to pursue a JD at Lewis & Clark Law School are required to complete the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) and must include all university-level transcripts and a resume with complete work experience and community service involvement. Students are also required to include at least two letters of recommendation.

Timeline for Foreclosure in Illinois


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As a privately practicing attorney with offices in and around Hinsdale, IL, Cynthia Ann Miller represents clients in a wide variety of real estate matters. Cynthia Miller has overseen her firm in litigating a number of foreclosures in and around Hinsdale, IL.

For a lender in the state of Illinois to initiate foreclosure, a borrower must be 120 or more days delinquent on his or her account. Most contracts include a clause that requires the lender to send a breach letter, also known as a demand letter, to inform the borrower of the loan’s default status. The letter must specify the nature of the default, what the borrower must do to remedy the default, and the date by which he or she must do so.

The letter must also remind the borrower that failure to take the required action will lead to acceleration of the debt, which means that the debtor must pay the entire balance or the property will be sold. If the borrower does not remedy the debt, the lender must then file a lawsuit to begin the foreclosure process. The lender files a complaint, which the court then serves to the borrower, alongside a summons that gives the borrower 30 days to respond.

Failure to respond results in an automatic judgment on behalf of the lender. If the borrower does file, the lender may file for summary judgment in his or her favor, or agree to have the case go to trial. In either case, if the court rules in favor of the lender, the court will issue a foreclosure judgment and the property will go to sale.

Harissa – A Spicy, Versatile North African Sauce

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Cynthia Ann Miller is a respected Hinsdale, IL, attorney, who represents clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Her activities as attorney extend to litigation related to foreclosures and declaratory judgements. Passionate about food, Cynthia Ann Miller has experience attending culinary school and is an avid traveler who has visited parts of the Middle East.

A varied cuisine reflecting a multitude of ethnic traditions, North African cooking has a distinct flavor profile that includes harissa, a chili pepper paste made of hot and sweet peppers. Combined with coriander, garlic, and cumin, the sauce typically accompanies stews, couscous, and flat breads.

Harissa also works as a rub and can be combined with yogurt to marinate chicken and other meats. A simple vegetable mix of squash and onions also benefits from harissa, with the addition of olive oil. Roasted together in the oven, the chicken and vegetables can be served with couscous and yogurt for a flavorful, healthful combination.