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Five Basic Food Cutting Methods Explained

We hear terms everywhere these days that are supposedly directed at the home cook. Many times, the people using those terms are professional chefs, and bandy terms about with the idea that everyone understands what they mean. Here are 5 terms explained in full.

Bubble and Squeak – Leftovers Reborn or Made From Scratch

There may be more versions of Bubble and Squeak than people in England. Originally thought to be a dish made of leftovers, these days it can certainly be made completely from scratch. However it is made, I found out it can be delicious.

Fats, Proteins And Carbohydrates – Foods To Help Keep You Healthy

Sometimes it can be hard to know what to have for a meal, especially if you don’t want to overeat, but eat healthy, without the excess calories. Some food choices to go by can be found right in your own kitchen by following a food guide and eating proportionately from different food groups, in order to get the most nutrition out of each meal.

Five Simple Tools To Help You Bake Like A Pro

Having these time saving and helpful little tools make all the difference in the ease of creating your recipe. While one can get by on far less, I recommend these tools as basics. None of them are high priced items, and are accessible to aspiring bakers.

Serbian Nut Pita From My Grandmother

My Grandmother was an excellent baker, accomplishing miracles in her tiny kitchen. Nut Pita was a special treat, particularly at Christmas. Many recipes have never been passed down to us. Nuts or poppy seed were very common ingredients in her pastries.

Five Steps to Help in Planning Food for a Party

Though the holiday rush is over, there are always meals to prepare and always celebrations to plan. Excellent planning can mean the difference between preparing a meal you can enjoy or one you are too tired to enjoy. Follow these tips for your next event.

Four Desserts From My Serbian Grandma

With a reverent nod to my Grandmother who was a magnificent pastry baker, I want to list some of the things I recall most vividly from her repertoire. She spent long hours baking in her little kitchen. I recall watching her stretch strudel dough, bakes cakes, make pastries.

Rabbit – A Less Used White Meat

People in the US seem squeamish about the thought of eating rabbit. Most of the rest of the world sees nothing at all strange about rabbit as a regular food. Rabbit is less fatty than turkey or chicken and makes a fantastic stew or fricassee.

Enhancing The Flavors Of Your Dishes – Part 1

Learn how to be creative with your dishes. Mix flavors together as I share with you what flavors will pair together.

Puff Pastry – Easy Ways to Get Gourmet Results

Too many people fear using Puff Pastry, though it is available in most groceries. It can take a mundane food to something sublime in just minutes. Easy to use with outstanding results, it is something everyone should try. There is no mystery to using puff pastry dough. It comes in two frozen sheets per box. It takes at least a half hour to thaw completely, so set it out to thaw with plenty of time ahead. The only thing to remember with puff pastry dough is that scraps of dough cannot be balled up and rolled out to reuse.

How To: Make the Perfect Omelette

Believe it or not, but there exists a subtle and lovely art to omelete-making. It requires the right temperature, quality (fresh) eggs, and knowing what you’re doing before flipping the corners. Helana Brigman explains just how to do these tips, tricks, and more.

How to: Chopping

A beginner’s guide for how to chop in the kitchen. What’s the difference between roughly chopped and just, plain, chopped? We answer those questions here.

The Desire of Sage Is to Render Man Immortal

The title is a quote from a late medieval treatise, alluding to the belief that sage had powers of longevity. Sage was so highly valued by the Chinese in the seventeenth century, 3 chests of sage were traded for one chest of Chinese tea.

Four Best Ways to Make Ground Meat Interesting And Stretch Your Budget

By varying ingredients, ground meat can take on interesting new flavors. Adding in less usual ingredients can really change the outcome. See how to stretch servings without stretching the purse. Try some of these variations and see what works best for your family.

A First Experience With Heirloom Tomatoes

I love tomatoes and use them all year long. We all know how tasteless they can be through the winter months, so I planted some heirlooms last spring. What a difference in flavor and what a joyous experience to taste. Understanding that I live pretty far north, with a very short growing season, I thought that starting the seeds in April would be soon enough. As it turned out it was not. My plants had barely started bearing fruit when we had our first frost.

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