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stick • grated • lime zest
went brown • runny
  1. My arm hurts because I about two kilos of carrots today.
  2. The jello is still a little because it wasn't in the refrigerator long enough.
  3. This ice cream is best with a little on top.
  4. The top of the bread very quickly, but the inside still wasn't done.
  5. Would you like me to your cookie in the oven for a bit to warm it up.
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446 Key Lime Pie
Shuan shares his recipe for key lime pie.

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stick in the oven

After that, you stick it in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

'Stick it in the oven' is an informal way of saying 'put it in the oven.' Notice the following:

  1. Will you just stick the chicken in the oven at 6 o'clock?
  2. Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes. I just have to stick this bread in the oven for a bit.


Get the grater and grate the outer skin of the limes.

When you 'grate' something you use a special tool called a grater to cut it into long, thin strips by moving the lime up and down on a metal board with holes in it. Notice the following:

  1. You have to grate the cheese so it melts faster.
  2. Can you please grate these carrots to put in the salad?

lime zest

Grate them until you get about maybe a tablespoon worth of this lime zest.

'Lime zest' is the bitter skin of the lime grated into very tiny pieces. Notice the following:

  1. Does the recipe call for lime zest or just lime juice?
  2. I can really taste the lime zest in this bread.

go brown

You don't want the top to go brown, you just want to cook it throughout.

Used like this 'go brown' refers to something turning brown from being cooked. Notice the following:

  1. The popcorn is beginning to go brown. I think it's done.
  2. I like it when the cheese on my pizza goes a little brown.


Cook it so it becomes a bit more solid than just the runny condensed milk mixture.

When a substance is 'runny' it is like liquid and won't stay in one place without some sort of a container. If you fry an egg for only a short period of time and then you cut the yellow part it is runny and it flows out of the egg like water. Notice the following:

  1. Put the ice cream in the freezer again. It's getting runny out here.
  2. I should have cooked the pancake a little bit longer because it's still a little runny in the middle.