Cooking 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, but contains more probiotics. It’s seriously easy to make. We use it mostly for breakfast shakes and dessert. It’s also a perfect substitute for buttermilk, because I never have buttermilk around when we want pancakes.Read More
We are always searching for ways to improve on a recipe. We found this one to be both easy and OMG delicious! These are by far the best cinnamon rolls we have ever had. The secret is using all the best ingredients and letting them rest overnight, which improves the flavor. It also makes them really 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.
Making fudge for Christmas is a tradition for us. This year, we tried to improve the recipe by finding the best ingredients possible, and the best technique.Read More
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
We started several projects this week. And with each project the answer seemed to be … A glass jar.
Tony made Thai green curry from scratch, toasting and then grinding all the spices with a mortar and pestle. We even grew the Makrut lime ourselves for the leaves and zest. The sticky rice was steamed in an authentic Thai basket used for just this purpose. The flavors were so bright the curry was unlike anything we have had in a restaurant.