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Grilling Fish

Grilling Fish

Grilling season is upon us and many want to grill fish, but have questions on the best way to do it. Here are some easy tips to help you get the most out of your fish grilling experience. Ask Your Fishmonger. Fishmongers are knowledgeable and can recommend the best fish for dinner. They will clean […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

How To Roast Beef

How To Roast Beef

Standing Beef Rib Roast How Much To Buy: A 54 to 5 Pound Roast Serves 8 to 10 Keep meat at room temperature for an hour or so. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub roast with lots of olive oil, cracked peppercorns, minced garlic, kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of an herb or spice rub, […]

Boiled VS. Steamed

Boiled VS. Steamed

Steaming eggs is the secret to hard-boiled eggs that are consistently perfect. Don’t place an egg in boiling water. That lowers the temperature of the water and makes it hard to nail down a precise cooking time. Do steam in a steamer basket. The eggs don’t touch the water, which means they don’t lower the […]

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 […]

Herb Oils

Herb Oils

One of the best ways to preserve the abundance of fresh herbs from your garden is by making flavored oils. Herb oils can be enjoyed so many ways – drizzled over salads, vegetables, pastas, sandwiches, or grilled items, hot or cold or at room temperature. Not only are they flavorful, but they also add dramatic […]

About Pears

About Pears

There are almost as many varieties of pears as there are apples, but only a dozen or so are readily available in stores. Pears are related to apples, but are much more fragile and are more often eaten raw than cooked. They have fine white granular flesh and a core containing the pips (seeds). Most […]

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is so very versatile because you can use it for savory or sweet, hot or cold dishes. Grill over indirect heat and the sugars in the pineapple concentrate bringing out a sweet and meaty fruit that is ideal for endless summer recipes. 6 Ways To Use Grilled Pineapple Slice and serve with grilled […]

Wasabi

Wasabi

Wasabi is a rare and expensive root, primarily grown in Japan. It is difficult to grow because it requires a rocky stream or riverbed. The best sushi restaurants prepare it fresh. Once wasabi is grated it loses its complex flavor in just fifteen minutes. More often than not, it is replaced by either prepared wasabi […]

Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Just a few fresh berries add color and nutrients to a salad, cocktail, or mocktail. Stock up on fresh berries, wash and freeze them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Then transfer to a freezer bag for future smoothies and baked goods. Add a handful of berries to a parfait, with yogurt for […]