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How to Load a Dishwasher

How to load a dishwasher – a boring job that’s done most every day (well, more or less, depending upon the size of ones household). The process sounds simple enough, yet there are things to consider in the proper loading of a dishwasher that can make large differences in the outcome of the […]

By | May 21st, 2018|Blog|

How to Wash Mushrooms

How do you wash mushrooms?
Since mushrooms are not the prettiest – OK, that’s in the eye of the beholder – but I think we can agree that they are not the cleanest of all the vegetables that one could possibly choose.

So, a common question that comes to mind when looking […]

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Store Vanilla Beans

Whole vanilla beans, although packed with flavor, will become hard if not stored properly. Here’s all you need to know about storing whole vanilla beans to keep them fresh and extend their shelf life.

Proper storage of vanilla beans is essential to an extended shelf life. Luckily, is […]

By | May 13th, 2018|Blog|

What are Gherkins?

Question:

What are gherkins?

Answer:

Gherkins are tiny pickles that are made from a variety of tiny whole cucumbers.

  • Gherkins are a variety of cucumber that are smaller in size than we normally see in grocery stores.

  • Gherkins are picked before they reach two inches in length.

  • When pickled, […]
  • By | May 9th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    What to Buy Organic

    You may have noticed the organic section of stores getting larger and larger, with some of the items not even making much sense as to why they are labeled organic. Some types of fruits and vegetables receive more pesticides than other types while they are growing, making some more potent in chemicals than […]

    By | May 4th, 2018|Blog|

    What is Ghee?

    Question:

    What is Ghee?

    What is clarified butter?

    Answer:

    Ghee is actually pure butter fat. Butter consists of water, milk solids and milk fat (about 80% of butter is fat – it’s the same fat as in milk, but the fats are far more concentrated in butter). Removing everything but the fat, along with the specific […]

    By | April 30th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    Get Garlic Smell Off Hands

    Remove the garlic smell from hands - before it ends up somewhere else!

    By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|

    Earth Day

    Earth Day is Sunday April 22, 2018. Although reduce, reuse and recycle is constantly on the minds of most of our readers; this is a day to possibly dig even deeper into individual habits that may affect the stability of this beautiful earth.

    Here are some ways to recycle common kitchen waste products […]

    By | April 21st, 2018|Blog|

    Monday’s Lunch – Soup with “Expired” Rice Noodles

    This is a quick Thai inspired soup that we decided to try when we discovered some very old, way beyond their best by date and therefore by some peoples definition “expired”, bean thread rice noodles in the back of a drawer.

    Here’s the package of bean […]

    By | April 17th, 2018|Blog|

    How to Marinate

    First off, what is a marinade?
    Most people think of a marinade as a flavored liquid used to soak, flavor and tenderize meats. It is… but surprisingly, it can also be anything that is rubbed on or injected into meats or vegetables before cooking or grilling. This means that dry rubs and […]

    By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|

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