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Spring

Spring

It’s that magical time of year when Mother Nature reinvents herself. I love watching everything come to life after a long winter. Spring is also the time when people take a look at their homes and decide to tackle long delayed projects. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the inside of your home bloom along […]

How To Roast Chicken

How To Roast Chicken

Pulling a tender, juicy roast chicken with crisp, golden brown skin out of the oven is so rewarding. For a simple side, roast a pan of in-season produce like spring onions, ramps, new potatoes or carrots during the last 20 minutes of cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 Whole Chicken (4 Pound) 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1/2 Teaspoon […]

Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans

Chefs love cast iron’s durability and its ability to evenly retain heat. What’s old is new again. Cast iron comes in all sizes from pans that hold a single fried egg to 20-inch giants that weigh 25 pounds and take up two burners. You can pick up a cast iron pan for $25 to $300. […]

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Let’s face it; most of us eat way too much salt. A high-sodium diet can increase risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to cardiovascular and kidney disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. The good […]

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Whether you’re a frequent or an occasional restaurant diner it’s nice to know a few inside tips on how to maximize your experience. If you’re health conscious, don’t buy into claims that the food you order will meet your needs. Most restaurants don’t make food that’s healthy. They’re job is to make it taste good. […]

Choosing The Right Flour

Choosing The Right Flour

Have you ever wondered what the difference between cake flour, bread flour, and pastry flour is? Is it ok to substitute all-purpose flour that call for a specific flour type? These are questions that I get asked often. Choosing the correct flour is about controlling the amount of gluten in your dough. Gluten is a […]

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and is also an anti-inflammatory, but all olive oils aren’t created equally. As you may have heard, not all imported olive oil is 100% pure olive oil because it’s mixed with other types of oils. It’s important to know what type of olive oil you’re purchasing. To avoid […]

Forcing Bulbs 🌷 💐

Forcing Bulbs 🌷 💐

In Winter Months I Like To Force Bulbs Indoor, Which Fills My Home With Blossoms. It’s Very Easy To Do With Just A Few Simple Steps. You Will Need To Chill The Bulbs If They’ve Not Already Been Chilled. Place Them In The Crisper Drawer Of Your Refrigerator For At Least 5 Weeks (Keep Them […]

Breakfast Beyond Oatmeal

Breakfast Beyond Oatmeal

Here is another use for the whole grains and seeds that you’re seeing at the store. Top off with delicious flavoring, which are also tasty on oatmeal. Amaranth (3/4 Cup) Bring 2 1/4 cups water or milk to boil in saucepan. Stir in amaranth. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender. Cooking time […]

Ways To Use The Whole Vegetable

Ways To Use The Whole Vegetable

Use The Leaves The leafy green stems of beets or radishes make a tasty side dish when sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Try blending carrot greens with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and a squeeze of lemon for a tasty pesto. Slice The Stems Broccoli stalks are the perfect size for spiralizing and make a […]