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Brown Meat

A common misconception with beef, and especially ground meat, is that brown meat equates to old meat. Although it is true that the absolute freshest ground beef possible, straight from the grinder, is red in color… a brown color in meat does not alone mean that the meat is old and unsafe.

There […]

By | August 10th, 2018|Blog|

Shopping Tip: The Freshest Shrimp are Frozen!

This may sound strange, but the “fresh” shrimp that’s on ice at the grocery seafood counter is, the majority of the time, not as fresh as the bag of shrimp in the grocers freezer!

Most often, frozen shrimp is a smarter purchase than fresh.
Thaw them yourself just […]

By | August 5th, 2018|Blog|

Does Soy Sauce Need to be Refrigerated?

Does soy sauce need to be refrigerated? Soy sauce, along with most other condiments, are pretty shelf stable. Almost all of them are sold on the shelf anyways, so we don’t even think of putting them into the refrigerator until after they are opened. Once opened, there are options as to where […]

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How Long to Marinate Steak?

Marinades, generally some combination of salt, sugar, an acid and various other flavorings, are used to both enhance flavor and to tenderize beef. Realizing that marinades are generally going to create a nice caramelized coating on the outside of the beef when grilled, and not flavor the center of the slab of meat, […]

By | July 27th, 2018|Blog|

What is Frozen Custard?

What is frozen custard?
What is the difference between frozen custard and ice cream?
How about gelato vs frozen custard?


Frozen custard incorporates egg yolks into the ingredient list to make it thicker and richer than ice cream. You can almost taste the incredible texture by looking at this black […]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What is the Best Way to Reheat Rice?

What is the best way to reheat rice?

Cooked rice will tend to dry out and lose moisture when stored in the refrigerator. So, what is the best way to make it soft and fluffy once again? Look no further than the microwave when ready to reheat leftover rice.

By | July 19th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Cake Need to be Refrigerated?

Does cake need to be refrigerated?
Is it necessary to refrigerate cake?
Can you freeze cake?

Unfrosted cake does not need to be refrigerated.
Frosted cakes, on the other hand, may need to be placed into the refrigerator for extended safe keeping. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in the cake frosting […]

By | July 14th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How Long to Poach Eggs


How long to poach eggs?


The length of time needed to poach an egg is 3 minutes.

The time needed to actually poach an egg is 3 minutes.
This does not include the time it takes to boil the water.
The clock […]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog|

Ruby Chocolate

There’s now a fourth type of chocolate becoming available. To the list of milk, dark, and white chocolate add the new ruby chocolate.

Invented about six months ago by the Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut (the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products sold to companies) this new product is beginning to become available […]

By | July 5th, 2018|Blog|

Red, White and Blue Ice Cubes

We did a post last year to make layered drinks to celebrate the July 4th in America. This year, why not try layered red, white & blue ice cubes? Extremely festive and sure to perk up sparkling water or any clearish liquid refreshment of choice.

You’ll need some large silicone ice […]

By | June 30th, 2018|Blog|

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