Tipsy Tuesday!

Tipsy Tuesday! Once a year I rummage through my kitchen gadgets that require sharp edges to be at the peak of their performance. Why? Over time, depending on the frequency of use, these items become dull and irritating to use. They are generally low cost tools most of us have on hand. Since they can’t…

Tipsy Tuesday!

Tipsy Tuesday! We just want to share a simple trick to make cutting corn away from the cob a bit easier. One of the challenges is cutting foods that tend to roll away from you, wobble, or are otherwise unstable. Avoid the blood shed and create flat surfaces whenever possible! We are using corn as…

Tipsy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday! After a long wonderful Memorial Day weekend playing in the kitchen, I thought I would share one of the dishes I created. We all have our guilty pleasures and for me, Box Car Betty’s just can’t be beat! Fried chicken breast with pimento cheese, pickles and peach coleslaw on a bun, it speaks…

Tipsy Tuesday!

Happy Tipsy Tuesday! When someone finds out that I went to culinary school one of the first things they are interested in are knife skills. The good news, they are really simple techniques. The bad news, just like any other skill, you have to practice! I went through pounds of potatoes to pass my knife…

Tipsy Tuesday!

If you enjoy new recipes and tend to follow them to the T, this may not work for you. Especially in baking, since accurate measurements are key! Most savory recipes are written with a general flavor profile that can be tweaked to your taste. In other words, a tad bit more or a tad bit…

Bouquet Garni

Bouquet Garni   So just what is a bouquet garni? Traditionally, in French cookery, it is a bundle of fresh thyme, bay leaf, parsley (stems usually since the leaves can discolor your dish), and peppercorns enclosed and tied inside of a leek leaf. It is mostly used for soups and stews. You can also use…

Happy Tipsy Tuesday!

Happy Tipsy Tuesday!   Let’s talk about mineral oil. This multi-purposeful product is odorless, colorless and easily found at your local grocer or pharmacy. It can be used in the same ways that you would use baby oil or WD40 at a fraction of the cost. Today, I want to share my thoughts on cutting…