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Oysters

Oysters can be described as bivalve mollusks found in several oceans around the world. They’ve been seen by lots of folks as economically valuable animals since they serve as good sources of food and pearls – identifying lustrous objects used in jewellery and decorations across many cultures. Additionally, oysters have been found to be effective […]

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Biscotti

These delightful cookies are a wonderful and flaky treat with the faint taste of almond, and can be enjoyed day or night and whatever the occasion. You can find these terrific slender cookies just about everywhere now; this includes posh cafes all of the way down to the corner variety store. When the Italians began […]

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Gnocchi

This dish, which is very simple in nature, is made with but a few ingredients that may be considered staples in the Italian kitchen. With a short preparation process, this dish is something that can be appreciated with a bigger portion of a meal or entirely on its own. There are many restaurants that still […]

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Milkshakes

Who doesn’t love milkshakes? Milkshakes are the universal during hot summer days and also make excellent snacks for those who prefer drinking rather that eating snacks. The recipes are different, but let us start with the basics. Buy yourself a good blender, it shouldn’t be that expensive and you can get it from any superstore. […]

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Apple Sauce

So, today, I thought I’d do a follow up to my applesauce article. I figured that since I got the ball rolling with a”tasting” of what it was like to work for myself and, more especially in the food business, that today I’d elaborate a little on some of the different elements of the biz […]

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Maple Syrup

When you’ve got a sweet tooth yet are trying to look after your health, body, and mind remember to use maple syrup instead of an alternative sweetener. It comprises much fewer calories and has a much higher concentration of key minerals for health than its normal counterpart, honey. Maple syrup has many terrific benefits but […]

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Walnuts

People are just going nuts nowadays! In other words, there are many people who have realized the value of eating nuts. Think about all the nuts which are out there: peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, peanuts, etc.. Nuts make a great snack when you’re on the go too. Sometimes, you will see them in the movie […]

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Grab a peach

I pick my first peach from the backyard tree. Nothing cools June as biting into the first peach of this year. The dog jumps up and down, and the kids point and catch for top branches. “Get that one, get that one.” There is a nice cling peach, about four feet up. I pick it, […]

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Parsley

When it comes to herbs, customs have changed, varieties have increased, but through it all, Parsley has only stayed Parsley, flat or curly leaf, nothing major and no need for change. Use it as an herb or use it as a garnish, it doesn’t matter people still love it. Often used fresh or dried, fresh […]

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Tea Party Sandwiches

Tea Party Sandwiches – everyone loves them but in today’s busy world, less and more of us are taking the opportunity to make these special little treats. There are a few tricks to making the classic tea party sandwich, especially the rolled sandwiches. One of these tricks is to find a baker that will offer […]

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Bazooka Bubble Gum

When I think of bubble gum, I think of one: Bazooka. Do you remember wanting Bazooka bubble gum simply because of Bazooka Joe? I did. Everything seems to revolve around WWII. Bazooka Bubble Gum is just the same. Did you understand that the title, the packaging was no accident? No kidding! Of course, you recognize […]

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Pesto is the best-o

Pesto is a sauce above all! Yes sauces are so important in cooking. They add to a dish and then they may be an integral part of the dish. But what is a sauce? I am not going to say what a great sauce should be. Still Pesto is a sauce! Remember that initially Pesto […]

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Italian Bread

Bread is one of the very simple food stuffs inside our diet and we take it for granted. If you’re reading this from the UK then your idea of bread will be the dreadful mass produced plastic wrapped loaf of sliced white bread that is full of preservatives and additives. Even if you don’t purchase […]

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Cranberries

So, you ask, what’s the’Cranberry’, and is it really a’Superfood’? The Cranberry shrub is a rather benign little evergreen often grown in acidic lowlands in the colder areas of North America. The berry of this cranberry tree starts as a pure light white, however as it grows and becomes mature it changes to a rich […]

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Tomato

The tomato is a member of the nightshade family and has been thought to be poisonous. Really the leaves are! At one point it was considered a fruit to avoid taxation, but in the late 1800’s that the Supreme Court ruled it was a vegetable and may be taxed accordingly. The U.S. passed the 1883 […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do not you love it if your children are getting ready for bed and you hear,”By the way Mother – our class party is tomorrowand I signed up for three dozen chocolate chip cookies!” Cookies are America’s most popular dessert, and for all those late night, emergency cookie baking sessions, or any cookie event, about […]

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Mustard

Mustard is an extremely versatile plant, which lends its fiery flavour to a lot of dishes and condiments through the use of it as both a herb and a spice. Botanically speaking, mustard is a member of the brassica family along with vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, and as such it contains a high […]

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Uses of Vinegar

Several Uses of Vinegar Did you know that we could benefit a great deal from using vinegar? Other people might think that vinegar is only an ingredient which could be use for cooking. Vinegar is also known as citric acid. Citric acid is believed to be a weak acid. It is found in citrus fruits […]

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Snow Cones

There is nothing like a freezing cold, multi-flavored concoction such as a snow cone to bring cheer to your heart and a smile to your face on a sweltering day. So many flavor selections to make, a lot of varied combinations of syrups from which to select. Where do you start? How daring do you […]

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Potato Chips

In the mid 1960s, there was a tv commercial extolling the golden, crunchy goodness of potato chips. Its catch phrase was”I bet you can’t eat just one!” A tiny nibble off the edge of a potato chip, regardless of what your good intentions, led from the nibble to a normal size bite. Without thinking, you […]

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Jawbreakers

Jawbreakers. The candy industry’s legacy to the dental profession. There probably is not another candy anywhere that has the exceptional hardness of a jawbreaker or maybe as large of a sugar content. Enough said. On to discover the unmitigated joy (and sense of frustration) that comes with the jawbreaker experience. Sugar was not available in […]

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Caviar

Caviar has been around as one of the greatest delicacies offered as hors d’oeuvres or distribute on an appetizer for the delight of Emperors, Czars and now party goers all over the world. From its roots in the Persian culinary arts, the Roe of most frequently a Sturgeon has a long and noble history. The […]