Eggplant Essentials

July 29, 2013

Eggplant Essentials Eggplant (also known as Aubergine or Melongene) is an egg-shaped vegetable with a typically dark purple, shiny skin, though some are yellow or white.  Eggplant was so named because the delicate white varieties that resemble eggs.  Eggplant grows on a plant (Solanum Esculentum) in the nightshade family and...

Tiny New York Kitchen Household Hints – Clogged Salt Shakers

September 11, 2012

Tiny New York Kitchen Household Hints Yesterday I was asked how to keep salt shakers unclogged.  For Clogged Salt Shakers: Heat a teaspoonful of rice and mix with the salt.  You could also use a pinch of ground arrowroot added to the salt.  Both methods will prevent the salt for...

Why I Like Kosher Salt

July 20, 2012

Why I Like Kosher Salt I nearly always cook with kosher salt (coarse salt) for its ease and its pure mild flavor.  It’s coarser in texture than standard table salt, but the crystals are actually fine flecks that cling to food and dissolve quickly.  The large irregular flakes also make...

A Note About Grilled Steaks

July 1, 2012

A Note About Grilled Steaks Steak is perfect for the grill.  A well marbled, cut thin and flat steak is made for searing over a bed of hot coals.  A grilled steak is mouthwatering if it is brown and crisp on the outside and pink & juicy on the inside. ...

17 Things To Do With Homemade Ricotta

June 3, 2012

17 Things To Do With Homemade Ricotta   Now that you’ve made your Homemade Ricotta what are you going to do with it?  Here are 17 things to do with that delicious Homemade Ricotta.    Make a Cheesecake  Fill Ravioli  Eat Warm Drizzled With Good Quality Olive Oil  Make A Tart...

Rock Salt

August 25, 2011

Rock Salt Rock Salt has a grayish color because it retains more minerals than other salts. It is not a food-grade salt, but it is used to make hand cranked ice cream and is traditionally used as a bed on which to serve baked oysters and clams.

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