December 10, 2019

As 2020 looms large on the horizon, it is time to consider what simple things you can do to improve your health as time marches onward. 

Whether you are trying to count calories, be conscious of carbohydrates, adjust your diet for medical reasons, or just trying to eat...

May 7, 2019

As the season progresses in the northern hemisphere toward summer, we think BBQ.  In reality, what most folks call BBQ is actually grilling.  Technically - BBQ, or Barbecue, is using offset heat and smoke to flavor and cook foods.  Not just meat - pretty much anything...

January 16, 2019

Print this 2-page chart, hang it up.  Use as needed.

January 2, 2019

Adobo is both a Spanish-styled dry-ingredient seasoning, stemming from the word "adobar", and it also refers to the Filipino-inspired dish and style of cooking using a vinegar and soy-based marinade.

Both wonderful, but both completely different.   As above, the Filipin...

October 21, 2018

There are a multitude of flavors that the mind recalls when you hear Cinnamon.  The sweet and comforting aroma of baking mixed with apples, breads, sugars, and baking.   There are the pungent and strong fragrances from cinnamon hot candy, liquors, infusions with chiles...

October 6, 2018

Do you enjoy a pumpkin pie?

It is so easy to make from scratch. There are only a few tricks to the process; use a proper pumpkin, fresh eggs, and flavorful spices.

Select a smaller "sugar" or "pie" pumpkin for roasting. Do not use a large jack-o-lantern pumpkin. A 2 pou...

July 16, 2018

Traditionally, Barbeque, or BBQ, meant smoking meats until they were done.  Grilling, is the actual technical term for what most of us do in the backyard.

When we grill, there is a range of flavors that are imparted into the food.  The natural smoke flavors, the maillar...

June 4, 2018

So you think all mint is the same?  It's not you know.  What you have in your garden is likely SPEARMINT.     What you see in stores and in culinary is likely PEPPERMINT.   There are several cultivars and variants in the mint family - but PEPPERMINT and SPEARMINT are t...

May 17, 2018

Curry is considered the ubiquitous Indian spice blend.  In reality - it is a British invention trying to capture the traditional flavors of India into a single blend.   There are as many different ways to blend curry as there are Indian families creating it.  The blend...

April 25, 2018

An acrostic limerick uses the first letter of each line to spell out a word.

This one, by Madeleine Begun Kane

Sometimes people like food that is bland.
Perhaps some enjoy cooking that’s canned.
I, in case I can’t savor
Cuisine that lacks flavor,
Embellish the dishes, by...

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