Le Creuset Honey Pot
Honey, the natural sweetener, right? Well, that might be true or it might not be. Unfortunately, just like so many other products we can pick up at our local grocery store, it can be hard to tell if you’re getting something that is free of harmful additives. . . . → Continue reading How to Choose the Best Honey
Taco Seasoning Mix
Have you ever wondered what’s in those little packets of taco seasoning mix you buy at the store? Sure, they’re convenient, especially when you’re trying to get a quick dinner together during the week; but, here’s an inexpensive way to make your own taco seasoning mix and you’ll never . . . → Continue reading Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Freshly Grated Nutmeg for Optimum Flavor
Nutmeg is one of those spices that can quickly lose its flavor and aroma once it is ground. To enjoy the full range of flavor of this amazing spice, it is important to grind it as close to when it will be . . . → Continue reading Nutmeg
Longan fruit is a small round fruit popular throughout Southeast Asia, it is also known as Dragon Eye in many areas. It has a thin brown husk or skin that is easily removed. The fruit inside has a small pit, about the size of a cherry pit, which needs to be removed. The . . . → Continue reading Longan Fruit
Terraced Rice Fields
Sticky rice is also known as glutinous rice or sweet rice, although it is not naturally sweet on its own. Sticky rice is used in a variety of Asian cuisines and can be eaten plain as a part of the meal or used in one of . . . → Continue reading Sticky Rice
When choosing sweeteners for cooking, baking or even table use, it is important to understand some of the differences and how they can affect the flavor of different foods. For example, molasses brings a very distinct flavor and texture to baked goods and no gingerbread would ever be quite . . . → Continue reading Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions
Grits are a staple food in any southern kitchen. The most popular way to serve grits in the south is with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt and pepper. Another popular version is shrimp and grits; this is an amazing combination that you need to experience in order to truly appreciate. Grits . . . → Continue reading What Are Grits?
Clarified butter or drawn butter is an essential ingredient for many recipes. You can either make your own clarified butter, or you can purchase it already prepared. Ghee is a type of clarified butter, it is cooked a little longer and the milk solids are allowed to brown slightly to impart . . . → Continue reading Clarified Butter
People have been using garlic for thousands of years, for both medicinal purposes as well as in food. It is a fundamental component of many cuisines around the world and its pungent flavor adds a quality and complexity to a variety of dishes.
Oxo SteeL Garlic Press, Stainless
The OXO Steel . . . → Continue reading Garlic