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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 [...]

Make Dad a fresh Herb Grill Brush for Fathers Day!

Triple Herb Grill Brush                 Give your Dad something he'll always remember because it was made by you.  Follow three simple steps and you can have the perfect gift for grilling.  Rosemary, Thyme & Oregano are a terrific fresh herb combination for a grill brush.  The herb aromas and flavors will impart any cut of beef, [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|FLAVORING, GRILLING, Herbs, MISCELLANEOUS|0 Comments

Jumpin June Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a great choice for a weekend gathering in June.  Doubling the recipe is a cinch and it's easily prepared in steps over a 2-3 day period.  Plus this crowd pleaser freezes beautifully (minus the shrimp & rice). Photo by Fre Sonneveld on Unsplash Traditionally, Jambalaya calls for Andouille sausage & shrimp [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Feeding a Crowd, FLAVORING, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

Parsley, Go from ordinary to extraordinary

Parsley, the flat leaf variety This is my first in a series on fresh herbs.  I chose parsley to start~ seems to be the most commonly known.  Fresh parsley is available year round in grocery stores, yet it’s easy enough to grow.  It can even winter over here in NC in an uncovered raised bed.  [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|FLAVORING, Herbs, Kitchen Fundamentals|0 Comments

How do you make Simple Syrups?

Why Simple Syrups? Simple Syrups are sooo easy to make and don't take much in the way of ingredients.  They're a great way to use up fruits that may be too sour, are on their way out and losing their freshness.  How about adding that last bit of fresh herbs you don't know what to [...]

Fresh Herbs or Dried?

Is there a difference between fresh & dried herbs? You betcha. Fresh herbs add a wondrous flavor & color to any recipe while imparting freshness from the get go.  Whereas dried herbs are much more concentrated and stronger.  When substituting with fresh herbs, you'll need 2-3 times the amount called for in the recipe.  For [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|An Efficient Kitchen, FLAVORING, Grocery Store, Herbs, SUBSTITUTIONS|0 Comments

Flavored butters

Butter makes everything better. Compound butter simply means butter mixed with other seasonings to be used as a flavor enhancer.  It will also add an element of color and texture.  Particularly when blended with fresh herbs, this butter can raise the ante on any steak or chops.  Add a fat slice of shallot butter to [...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Cookies make the perfect host & hostess thank you... Next time you visit friends for a quick get away weekend, ask the hosts for their favorite cookies and put them together in one cookie!   Two classics, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip, go well together.  You'll find a few recipe choices online that call for [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|An Efficient Kitchen, Cooking Techniques, FLAVORING, Recipes|0 Comments

Gingerbread: something for everybody

I'm not talkin Men or Houses.... I adore Gingerbread in desserts.  It's luscious when served warm & aromatic out of the oven, topped with cinnamon spiked whipped cream.  Simple & delish!  For a festive holiday brunch, serve gingerbread waffles or even pancakes!  A boxed mix batter will do- may want to thin it out with [...]

Let Me Teach You About Bread Pudding

When I hear the words bread pudding... I am reminded of the English frog in Beatrix Potter, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, who says on the way to dinner with his comrades, in a very snotty voice, " I do believe it will be a very good pud-ding." My introduction to this scrumptious recipe concept, was at [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Cooking Techniques, Feeding a Crowd, FLAVORING, Holidays, Recipes|0 Comments