Archive | Tips/Tricks RSS feed for this section

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

We've all heard the saying, "An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away." Well it's the truth! A large apple contains 5 grams of fiber, which maintains healthy glucose levels, reduces the risk of heart disease, and promotes good digestion. Furthermore, an apple is fat and cholesterol-free, and low in sodium and calories, which helps […]

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are commonly referred to as Irish or Scottish oats. Oats in this form are highly nutritious, no matter whether you buy the fancy can with the royal seal or just pick up a plain bag of steel-cut oats at the market or health food store. They take a bit longer to cook than […]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

36 Apples = 1 Gallon Of Cider

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

Not sure how many apples you need to make an apple pie? One pound of apples is roughly 4 small, 3 medium, or 2 large apples. When you're making a 10 inch apple pie and the recipe calls for 2 1/2 pounds, then you will need 9 small, 7 medium, or 5 large apples. 

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

To make a refreshing, savory applesauce, I recommend using Fuji apples. There is no need to add sugar because they are extra sweet on their own. If you prefer your applesauce a bit more tart, McIntosh apples will do nicely as their tangy flavor balances with a tender texture. 

Keep Apples Crisp

Keep Apples Crisp

While fruit bowls are pretty to look at, store apples in the refrigerator to keep them crisp longer. When they are kept cold, apples can stay nice and crunchy for weeks. Keep them away from aromatic foods like onions, as apples tend to absorb odor.       

Witch Finger Grapes

Witch Finger Grapes

Picked up these Witch Finger Grapes yesterday. They really are nice a sweet. 

 China Markings

China Markings

China Markings The rule of thumb for reading the marks on the underside of china is simple. If there is no mark, the piece was made before 1891, when the United States government began requiring imported china to indicate its country of origin. Pieces labeled only by country probably were made from 1891 to 1914. […]

Cleaning Your Grill Grates

Cleaning Your Grill Grates

Cleaning Your Grill Grates Now that you know all about grill safety it’s time to clean your grates. Those grates may have been sitting with grime on them for months. I don’t want to hear any of that “it’s extra seasoning.” Go clean those grates! Clean grill grates thoroughly before AND after each use. Spick […]