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Meyer lemons

Yes, Meyer lemons are different from true lemons..   Meyer lemons tend to be more orange than yellow in color, particularly when ripe.  The skin is thinner than lemons and appears dimply like an orange, similar to a mandarin.  These beauties have a lovely fragrance and are less acidic than lemons. They make a beautiful [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Cooking Techniques, LIBATIONS, Recipes|0 Comments

Easy DIY bulletin board

Here's an easy DIY bulletin board created with insulation foam board & fabric. All you need is a fabric to complement the room, a sheet of insulation foam board, staple gun and a few fun components for posting notes on this easy DIY bulletin board.  I used a combo of different ideas on Pinterest and googled: [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|An Efficient Kitchen, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes, What's Trending|0 Comments

Chocolate & Hazelnuts Dessert

Take a virtual private cooking lesson with me! You can't go wrong with chocolate & hazelnuts in whipped cream enveloped in a round of pound cake slices doused in liqueurs.  This all-in-one dessert is great as a centerpiece at the end of a casual dinner or served in addition to other sweets.  Put it together [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Cooking Techniques, Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Sweets|0 Comments

Day trip to Yadkin Valley wineries

Head to Central North Carolina for a get away day trip of wine and relaxation. Medaloni Cellars Yadkin Valley wineries, in the central region of North Carolina, are loaded with surprisingly decent dry white & red wines.  The sweet muscadine varietal is there but far from the predominate one.  You'll discover all sorts [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|LIBATIONS, MISCELLANEOUS, RESOURCES, What's Trending|0 Comments

Freezer Pesto

Here's all you need to make & freeze Pesto: Two hefty handfuls of fresh Basil, shredded (not grated) Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and 1 ice cube tray for freezing.  A few great fresh ingredients that pack a punch!  If you have to buy your Basil, I am partial to [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Cooking Techniques, GARDENING, Herbs, Recipes|2 Comments

Can you name 20 vegetables?

Every time I travel from Raleigh southbound to South Carolina to visit my Mom, I see a billboard along SC 95 that asks the question: Can you name 20 vegetables? Photo by Rachael Gorjestani on Unsplash Well, can you?  Set a timer for 2 minutes and jot them down or say aloud.  How [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|FARMERS MARKET, GARDENING, Kitchen Fundamentals, MISCELLANEOUS|0 Comments

Juicing Lemons

Did you know it takes approximately 10 lemons to get 1 cup of  juice? Juicing lemons is not difficult.  With a tool or technique, it's a breeze.  Don't bother buying the bottled stuff.  There is a huge difference using fresh.  Lemon juice, when fresh, will brighten the flavor of any dish.  Whether you need a [...]

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Gazpacho, Vichyssoise, Cucumber, Melon, Berries..... Chilled Strawberry Soup is just one of these wonderful varieties of cold summer soups.  Super easy to throw together,  an efficient use of over-ripe & aging produce and a nice change up from the same old same old.   Make them ahead, serve with a salad & crusty bread, you've got [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Appetizers, Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

Kids Cookbook

Who remembers this? I still have and remember almost every page in this very first kids cookbook my sister & I worked through. What I remember most was being able to make something so easy that was creative fun in the kitchen. We were so proud of ourselves and couldn't wait to eat it!  While [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|COOKBOOKS, Kitchen Fundamentals, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

Pork Belly

Cooking Pork Belly is easier than you think. Raw Pork Belly In essence Pork Belly is an extra thick slab of bacon.  Rich, fantastic bacon.   The first time I experienced Pork Belly it was an appetizer paired with fried oysters (http://mandolinraleigh.com/).  OMG.  First of all, I am a HUGE fried oyster fan.  This [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Cooking Techniques, GRILLING, MEATS & FISH, MISCELLANEOUS|1 Comment