Harry Potter Inspired Drinks

BTW, What Do These Cheese Acronyms Mean?

If you email or chat online with any frequency, you may have noticed a proliferation of acronyms being used. BTW (by the way), LOL (laugh out loud), and OMG (oh my goodness) have found their way into our daily electronic communication. There is another set of acronyms you may want to become familiar with when shopping for gourmet cheese and fine wines – AOC, DPO and DO.

Easy Meal Planning on the Go – Guide to Eating Healthy Even When You’re Busy

Everyone is very health conscience these days and with good reason. We all should take at least a small extra step to preserving our lives and develop healthy eating habits. Especially for those of us that have children yet to grow up. Creating your own healthy meal plan and guide to eating healthy is a perfect way of taking that first step into a healthier lifestyle.

Fire Pit Cooking

For an outdoor adventure try fire pit cooking. It is a time honored tradition that can bring warm memories for everyone.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Mixer No Matter What Kind of a Cook You Are

Every good cook deserves a top-notch kitchen mixer. It’s one of the most versatile items you’ll find in a well-stocked kitchen, with the ability to do everything from whipping cream to kneading bread. Even novice cooks can benefit from this useful appliance. Here are some tips for choosing a good quality mixer, including some little points that may not have occurred to you.

5 Items Every Great Cook Should Have In Their Kitchen

A good cook knows that the tools you use in your kitchen make all the difference in the world in how your foods turn out. A well equipped kitchen should always have the very best tools to ensure that all your meals and baked goods come out perfect every time.

Kids and Cooking Don’t Mix? Not True! Cooking With Kids Can Be Great Fun!

Getting the kids involved in the kitchen and cooking with kids can be a very fun and educational experience. Bring your whole family closer together having fun cooking dinner or even baking. Teach them about measurements while you show them how to cook and bake. Having them involved with the whole process will make them feel very good about themselves and proud of the meal or treat they have helped prepare.

Three Things You Should Know Before Thinking About Buying Small Deep Fryers

Deep fryers are very useful for cooking many different things. Most people may only use these type of fryers to cook fries or other types of fast food, but they are equally good for cooking healthy and delicious food that just happens to require a bit of deep frying. Great and versatile food like spring rolls, falafel and bhajis can all be cooked in a fryer, so you can see that they are not just for people who don’t have the time or energy to cook complicated meals, but can also be used by avid cooks and food enthusiasts…

Distinguishing Morel Mushrooms From the Deadly False Morels

While morels are considered to be one of the most distinguishable fungi in North America, and are thought to be almost universally non-toxic, each year there are reported incidents of allergic, toxic and fatal incidents involving these mushroom-like delicacies. However, in most cases, reactions are not from morels, but from the morel’s evil cousins.

Morels and Other Wild Mushrooms in the History of North American First Nations

While detailed oral histories of First Nations use of indigenous herbs, plants and trees for medicine and nutrition are pervasive, very little detail of North American aboriginal uses of mushrooms is available. Many of the woodland and upland tribes of North America have some history of using early spring crops of morels, hens of the woods, and other quick-blooming mushrooms as a supplement to their meals. Native Americans were adept at using almost any element of their surroundings to assist in survival.

Tips to Avoid Common Cooking Mistakes

Some common mistakes that occur when learning to cook include some very simple errors. Cooking is an art but some people claim they cannot even boil water.

Where to Buy a Masamoto Sashimi Knife?

When it comes to cooking, experts say that there are three very important things: experience, skills and tools. Experience you can get by years of cooking skills can also be acquired through years of practice and through study.

Stop! Your Cake Disasters With These Easy to Follow Baking Tips

Baking is, merely, a cooking procedure wherein dry heat is applied to a food product in a closed surrounding, such as an oven. In the course of the baking procedure, steady temperature is maintained to make sure proper browning and doneness. When you are able to bake cakes consistently, you’ll find that things you thought were beyond your reach, such as decorating with Gum Paste will appear more obtainable.

Juicing at Home – How to Find the Best Fruit and Vegetable Juicer

If you’ve decided to try making your own juice at home, you’re in good company. But trying to make juice with an inefficient machine can be a messy and frustrating process. Here are some tips for finding a good juicer.

How to Make a Bouquet Garni (Herbs)

Today, I want to chat about herbs with you and their use in the kitchen. I thought first I’d describe a ‘Bouquet Garni’, tell you how I make them then, you can try them with herbs from your own gardens.

Avoid the Imposters – How to Select Genuine Artisanal Cheese

Take a stroll down the aisles of your local supermarket or gourmet food store and you may notice that many foods are labeled “artisan” or “artisanal”. You’ll find products such as bread, chocolate, cookies, crackers, coffee, flour, gourmet cheese, granola, oils, pasta, salami, salt, spices, and vinegar described as “artisan(al)”.

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