2SP Up and Out Hazy IPA Beer

May 3, 2019 0 Comments
2SP Up and Out Hazy IPA Beer

My Current Favorite Spring IPA Beer There are so many great craft breweries popping up in cities and towns across the United States. Here in the Philadelphia region, there are dozens including 2SP out of Aston, PA. They make a Hazy IPA (Indian Pale Ale) called Up & Out and it is now my favorite […]

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New Cooking Terms for Home Cooks

April 12, 2019 0 Comments
New Cooking Terms for Home Cooks

I’m Finding a Lot Of New Culinary Terms I was looking at my April 19, 2019 issue of Food & Wine and noticed there were some culinary terms in articles that are new to me and I had to look up. Most of them had to do with ingredients, especially international ingredients but there were […]

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How to Pan Fry Branzino

April 2, 2019 1 Comment
How to Pan Fry Branzino

Talk about a popular fish these days, branzino (sometimes spelled bronzino) can be found on more and more restaurant menus and is showing up in many of my favorite fish markets and supermarkets. We find it served as a whole fish with head on or as fillets in restaurants but sold mostly as a whole […]

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Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint

March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint

What Kind of Mint Am I Growing In My Garden? Someone recently asked me about the mint growing in their garden. Is it peppermint, spearmint or some other kind of mint? I had no idea so I did a little research so I had a better understanding of mint varieties and then went out to […]

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Chicken Korma Recipe

March 5, 2019 1 Comment
Chicken Korma Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Indian Chicken Korma My wife and I are always on the lookout for new and different recipes. We often find interesting recipes to try in the newspapers we read but many of them are inspired by cooking magazines I subscribe to. This recipe is adapted from a Food Network Magazine […]

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Piave Vecchio Cheese

February 12, 2019 1 Comment
Piave Vecchio Cheese

All About Piave Vecchio from Italy If you like Parmigiano- Reggiano and aged Gouda, you are going to love Piave Vecchio. A wonderful cheese made with high-quality, pasteurized local milk and tastes like a young Parmigiano with a bit of aged Gouda. Nutty almonds with tropical fruit, this is another of what I would call […]

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Steamed Potatoes Recipe

February 4, 2019 1 Comment
Steamed Potatoes Recipe

Steamed Potatoes With Lemon Juice and Herbs Recipe One of the downsides of boiling potatoes is that quite a bit of their nutritional value goes down the drain along with the cooking water.  You can bake the potatoes, but even using a microwave this can take a long time. Steaming is one fast way of […]

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How NOT to Steam Foods – Part 2

January 31, 2019 0 Comments
How NOT to Steam Foods – Part 2

More Steaming Mistakes and How to Avoid Them This is Part 2 of How NOT to Steam Foods. If you want to read Part 1, click here. Mistake #5  Covering the Pan Loosely If you think that you are steaming in a vessel without a lid, or just loosely covered with a piece of parchment, […]

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How NOT To Cook With Water – Steaming

January 25, 2019 1 Comment
How NOT To Cook With Water – Steaming

How NOT to Steam Foods Steaming is arguably one of the healthiest ways to cook because no added fat is needed.  It is also a very gentle method as foods aren’t knocked around by boiling water or stirred over high heat. Rather, the steam gently penetrates and cooks all foods at around 212ºF, the boiling […]

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How NOT to Start a Recipe – Kitchen Equipment

January 12, 2019 0 Comments
How NOT to Start a Recipe – Kitchen Equipment

The Importance of Good Kitchen Equipment Before You Start a Recipe Mistake #6 – Not Having the Right Equipment As part of reading the recipe and getting your mise en place together, you should also have inventoried your cooking equipment.  While it is acceptable to make some substitutions with equipment – using a sauté pan […]

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