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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms should be evenly colored, feel firm and plump, and have a fresh, earthy smell. Avoid any mushrooms that are bruised or broken. Keep packaged mushrooms in their original wrapping until ready to use. Store loose mushrooms in a paper (NOT plastic) bag to allow air to circulate. Mushrooms trap dirt, so a good cleaning […]

Things You Can Do With An Egg Slicer

Things You Can Do With An Egg Slicer

Making precise slices of softer, smaller foods in a snap, literally, with this tool designed to hold slippery, hard-cooked eggs in its cradle as the wires cut through. Cleanup is just as speedy – use a kitchen brush and warm, soapy water. It can quick slice soft fruits and vegetables such as peeled kiwis, hulled […]

Holiday Menu Ideas

Holiday Menu Ideas

Everyone who’s cooking for the holidays wonders what he or she should make for the holidays. I like to keep it simple and typically follow the “don’t experiment on your guests” rule. Hors D’oeuvres Mini Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce Cold Seafood Platter (Lobster Tails, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat) Stuffed Mushrooms (Crab, Sausage, […]

Make The Most Of Mushrooms

Make The Most Of Mushrooms

Make The Most Of Mushrooms Keep fresh mushrooms in perfect condition after purchase. Here is what to do to make these gems last. Keep The Original Store Packaging You can’t see it, but the wrap on packaged mushrooms actually has tiny holes that prevent damaging condensation and gases from building up. You can, and should, […]

September

September

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their time on the vine, are […]

Got Umami?

Got Umami?

Umami is considered the fifth flavor (after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter). Umami is difficult to define, but is “something” that makes a meal memorable. Often used by chefs, umami is a rich, savory taste imparted by the amino acid glutamate and ribonucleotides-molecules containing the sugar ribose that are components of RNA – that occur […]

Passover Menu Ideas

Passover Menu Ideas

Passover Menu Ideas If you’re wondering what to serve for Passover here are some handy menu ideas. Soups & Appetizers Matzo Ball Soup Matzo Balls Chopped Chicken Liver Side Dishes Quinoa Salad (Avocado, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Walnuts, Citrus Vinaigrette) Spiced Applesauce Potato Kugel Potato, Carrot & Prune Tzimmes Walnut, Fig & Apple Haroset Potato Latkes […]

Baby Zucchini

Baby Zucchini

Baby Zucchini Baby zucchini are very tender, tasty simple vegetables that have more flavor than the larger Italian zucchini as well as being very easy to prepare and enjoy. Archeologists think that they are indigenous to Central America. They are very nutritious and are a good source of Vitamin A, C B6, thiamin, niacin, and […]

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 […]

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials Have you ever come home from the market after purchasing fruit to find that you spent money for nothing?  I have plenty of times and it ticks me off every time.  Here are some Fruit Essentials that may help you have more fruit shopping success. Did you know that many plants that are […]