Pantry Essentials- Vinegars

Pantry Essentials- Vinegars Have you cleaned out your pantry yet?  After the holiday rush has faded away, make some time to do a pantry clean out.   Toss out old and outdated ingredients , replenish and invest in a few new essentials to perk up your meals.  With just a splash of a well chosen...

Cultivating Joy In the Kitchen

Cultivating Joy In the Kitchen At this time of year most of us tend to spend more time in the kitchen preparing for holiday celebrations, cooking up a dish to bring to a party, share with a friend, host a cookie baking day or just welcoming guests that stop by.    If you are following a special...

Soup & Stock Making Tips

Soup & Stock Making Tips Use the best quality ingredients, organic/local produce; pasture raised/organic animal products. Vegetable scraps are great as long as they are fresh and not rotting. Cook stocks, broths and soups at a gentle simmer, just long enough to develop a good consistency and...

Storage Tips for Fresh Herbs

Storage Tips for Fresh Herbs Fresh herbs are very perishable and should be bought in small amounts. Store fresh herbs in a cool but not drafty part of the refrigerator (away from the fans). Too much moisture will promote decaying and molding of fresh herbs, but some moisture is good. Delicate...

Pantry Makeover

Out with the old. A significant step in eating a healthier diet is making sure you have a good supply of the foods you need on hand, in your pantry! Spring is a great time of year to clear out and declutter, get rid of the things that are keeping you on that...