Sour cream is really very easy to make. Just pour cream into the yogurt maker, add the starter culture and turn it on. That’s it.Read More
Beurre noisette, or browned butter, is easy to make and adds incredible flavor to lots of dishes. It’s the secret ingredient for improving baked goods like cakes, pies and cookies.Read More
Creme fraiche is like a French version of sour cream. It sounds fancy, but it is very easy to make.Read More
Fall is the time to fill up the spice cabinet, just before the holiday baking season. Ordering spices in bulk from a spice dealer will give you a great price and the best quality. This will make a huge difference in your holiday baking.Read More
Cooking heirloom beans from scratch is almost as easy as opening a can. It just takes a little planning ahead.Read More
Kefir is similar to yogurt, and is seriously easy to make.Read More
So easy to grow sprouts at home. They add a gourmet look to some dishes and provide a really big nutritional punch. We found this to be an easy and healthy swap for the usual salad ingredients. And since this is an example of eco friendly eating, it also makes a good project for kids.Read More
We ramp up the flavor on may dishes by adding garlic olive oil. It makes a great substitute for butter and is a healthy alternative. We make it ahead and consider it part of the routine of stocking the pantry. By leaving the garlic in the oil, we also have sauteed garlic, or garlic confit, ready to use.Read More
We just realized how easy it is to grow Shiitake mushrooms at home. The mushroom log is sold with mycelium plugs in it.
- Step one … soak the log in cold water.
- Step two… wait.
I know it sounds unbelievable, but we often have wine leftover. We also have a difficult time finding a decent wine vinegar, so I had the idea of making it out of the leftover wine. After all, how hard can it be?Read More