All posts tagged "home feature"

  • Olive Oil
    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
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  • Dried Wild Mushrooms
    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
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  • Brining Chicken
    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
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  • Fresh Fish
    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
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  • Fresh Fish
    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
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  • Burgers on the Grill
    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
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  • Barbecue, Grilling, and Roasting
    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
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  • Garlic Bulbs
    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
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  • Wine Corks
    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
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  • Demi Glace Sauce on Lamb
    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
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