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Freezing Basil

Freezing Basil

Fresh basil can be dried, but freezing holds the flavor better, and there are two easy methods. 1. Freeze Whole Leaves: Blanch basil leaves in boiling water for two seconds and immediately place in an ice bath. Dry the leaves completely, then place in a freezer-safe container, layered with parchment paper or wax paper, and […]

Seasoning Suggestions

Seasoning Suggestions

To flavor your food reach for herbs and spices rather than high-sodium table salt. Make sure to read the labels of seasoning mixes because many of them contain salt. Seasoning Suggestions Pasta: Basil, Fennel, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Sage Potatoes: Chives, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Rosemary Rice: Cumin, Marjoram, Parsley, Saffron, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric Seafood: Chervil, Dill, […]

Winter Citrus Fruit

Winter Citrus Fruit

Winter Citrus Fruit is a beautiful natural ingredient that will perk up the winter table with generous juiciness and vibrant vivacious hues. Citrus fruit have a beauty that cooks can incorporate into their winter meals. As an added bonus they are an excellent snack for that nagging sweet tooth. They can bring a bit of […]

Make The Most Of Tomatoes

Make The Most Of Tomatoes

The end of summer is fresh produce heaven, which includes delicious vine ripened tomatoes. What do you do when you have a tomato abundance? Here are some tips for making the most of the end of summer tomatoes. Sliced: Incorporate into sandwiches or add to basil and mozzarella for a Caprese Salad. Chopped: You only […]

Freezing Herbs

Freezing Herbs

Make prep a snap with herb ice cubes, ready to toss in the pan. Freezing herbs is an excellent way of preserving fresh delicate herbs that cannot be successfully dried. They will lose their fresh appearance and texture, but are still suitable for use in cooking. They should keep for up to 3 months. To […]

Last Night's Standing Rib Roast

Last Night’s Standing Rib Roast

Now that the weather has begun to get cooler it’s time for roasts. Standing rib roast is my all-time favorite minus the price tag. So easy to make, too. Turn oven to roast at 350 degrees. Thyme and basil on top along with garlic and olive oil. Place uncovered in oven until it’s how you […]

Chocolate Milk Goes Upscale

Chocolate Milk Goes Upscale

Chocolate milk goes upscale. Matcha, mint, hazelnut, lemon-basil, and coconut are some of the subtle flavors that Kee Ling Tong, who owns the Kee’s Chocolates stores in SoHo and in the garment district, has infused in her refreshing chocolate milks, both semisweet and white. Kee uses milk from Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana […]

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic Vinegar Equal amount of sherry […]

Pasta Salad Ideas

Pasta Salad Ideas

Here are some super easy, but versatile Pasta Salad Ideas from Tiny New York Kitchen.  All you need to do is add 3 cups of cooked & chilled pasta (of your choice) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to one of these inspiring combinations.