Blog 2018-03-07T10:57:38+00:00

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) 4 tablespoons butter1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach (cooked, squeezed dry, and chopped)3/4 cup ricotta cheese2 eggs (lightly beaten)6 tablespoons flour3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (divided, plus more for serving)3 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepperPinch ground nutmeg4 tablespoons melted butter (divided) Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. [...]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|

The Best Way to Store Lettuce to Keep it Fresh and Crisp

One of the keys to making a good salad is ensuring that your lettuce is fresh and crisp. Nothing makes for a disappointing salad like a plateful of limp, wilted greens. There are two things salad greens need to stay crisp: moisture and air. You may have heard otherwise. Specifically, many people seem to think that the best way [...]

April 14th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

7 Tips For Making the Perfect Vinaigrette

We expect a lot from oil and vinegar dressings, or vinaigrettes, as they're also called. Even the simplest one is asked to do nothing less than defy the laws of nature. That's because oil and vinegar don't mix. No doubt you've seen this yourself — shake up a bottle of salad dressing and the two parts come together. Set [...]

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

How to Use A Chef’s Knife

Become Skilled at Using a Chef's Knife Whether you are a novice cook or know your way around the kitchen, honing your knife skills is not only important for keeping you safe but will also make your recipes that much better. Ingredients that are cut uniformly cook at the same rate and result in a dish that [...]

March 31st, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

DIY Tea Bags From Coffee Filters

Use coffee filters to package your homegrown tea for an easy cup on a cold winter day. Herbal teas, once a mainstay in the lives of our ancestors, are making a comeback. You can see their popularity every time you go into the grocery store. What used to be a few brands of tea has expanded into an entire aisle [...]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Asian Vinaigrette with Seasoned Rice Vinegar

Asian Vinaigrette with Seasoned Rice Vinegar This Asian vinaigrette is made with ​rice vinegar, ​soy sauce, ​sesame oil and fresh ginger.  1/4 cup cup seasoned rice vinegar1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce3/4 cup salad oil ((see note))2 tbsp sesame oil1/2 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)1/2 clove garlic (crushed)Dash Sriracha chili sauceBlack pepper (freshly ground, to taste) Place all the ingredients in [...]

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|