All posts tagged "home feature"
Extra Virgin Olive Oil… What You Need to Know
How to Select an Extra Virgin Olive Oil If you are anything like me, selecting a good olive oil can become quite confusing. There are a variety of grades available today with a number of distinctions that...
- Posted December 2, 2017
How to Prepare, Use and Store Dried Wild Mushrooms
Keep in mind the flavor of the mushrooms and the liquids they are soaked in are more concentrated so fewer mushrooms are needed for cooking than when you use fresh mushrooms. A basic conversion guide: 1 dry...
- Posted November 26, 2017
Brining – The Secret to Tender, Juicy BBQ Chicken
What’s the secret to tender, juicy BBQ chicken? Well, I guess I already gave it away… Brining. Watch Tyler Florence from Food Network show you how it’s done. An even simpler approach is to just use salt...
- Posted November 17, 2017
Buying Fish – Fresh or Frozen?
When buying fish, is it best to buy fresh or frozen? This is a great question as consumers assume that fresh means better. As we will soon discover, however, you should know the facts before buying fish....
- Posted November 14, 2017
What You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy Fish
Fish Facts With the advances being made in transportation, communications, storing, freezing and packing methods, many hard to find foods from every corner of the globe are becoming more readily available to consumers. A variety of meats...
- Posted November 11, 2017
Stop Making Hockey-Puck Burgers
Making the perfect burger doesn’t need to be difficult. You just need to start off with quality ground meat and follow a few simple “rules of thumb”. This method, from Sunset Magazine, shows you how to eliminate...
- Posted November 5, 2017
The Art of Barbecue, Grilling, and Roasting
Barbecue, grilling and roasting are considered to be the oldest known methods of food preparation since the discovery of fire. Sauces and seasonings became prevalent additions for the primary purpose of hiding the burned dried-out flavors of over-cooked...
- Posted October 18, 2017
Top 3 Ways to Peel Garlic FAST
While I love kitchen gadgets as much as the next person… There really is no reason to spend extra money to peel garlic. Here are three easy methods that will get that garlic into your pot, pan...
- Posted October 15, 2017
17 Wine Cooking Tips
Wine added to a dish should be cooked uncovered and brought to a low boil, which removes the alcohol, and then reduced to a simmer. For a lighter flavor, add the wine near the end of the...
- Posted October 12, 2017
Sauce Making Basics
Sauce Making… it begins with the basics Sauces are the perfect compliment to most prepared foods. You’ll find that not only are they a perfect compliment to the foods you prepare but they can also be very...
- Posted October 9, 2017