Delicious Strawberries In California strawberry season begins in April, peaks in June and often continues thru November. They are packed with nutrients; Vitamin C, folate, fiber, and potassium. Culinary Tip: It isn’t necessary to wash and clean the fruit until you are ready to enjoy them. When you do place them in 8 cups water […]
Did you Know… Did you know of a pear variety called, Beurre Bosc or Bosc pear? Bosc pears are a beautiful amber color, with firm dense flesh and ideal for baking. It has a spicy-sweet flavor and usually doesn’t require additional spices. Head over to the blog for a delicious, simple, easy dessert recipe, including […]
Artichokes Artichokes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, low in sodium, fat free and only 25 calories! They are also, an unopened flower bud from a thistle like plant. Who Knew!! Almost 100% of Artichokes are grown in California. There are 50 varieties and best purchased between March and May. Chose compact, […]
Did you know when preparing pasta you’ll need a Large Pot and Plenty of Boiling Water? If bubbly foam overflow is a problem add a “Small” amount of oil to the water. Water and Oil doesn’t mix and The oil acts as a bubble-breaker! There is a great lasagna recipe and video tutorial on the […]
Did You Know You Can Reduce The Acid In Your Tomato Based Dishes? Add grated carrots to spaghetti sauce and other tomato-based dishes. The carrots will help reduce the acidity without affecting taste! We have a great spaghetti sauce recipe on the blog and it includes adding grated carrots. Head over to the blog for […]
Is Your Asparagus Tough After Cooking? You can easily tenderize it by using a potato peeler to remove the first layer of the stalk. Then prepare as usual! We have a great recipe for Asparagus on the Blog. Find it “HERE“
Is Your Meatloaf Cracking? Rub water around the Meatloaf. It keeps the meatloaf moist and, in most casers, stops it from cracking! We have a great meatloaf recipe on the Blog. Click “HERE“ to read post and print recipe.
Cake flour will make a lighter cake. What if you don”t have cake flour? Try using all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup of cake flour called for. See more beautiful photography here!
Did you know, most roasts need to rest on a meat rack while cooking? Don’t have one, no worries. Just clean 3-4 celery stalks, place them at the bottom of your baking pan and set your meat on top of the celery! Mind-blowing quick and easy recipe here! Fabulous recipe here!
Did you know to prepare a creamy, Italian style risotto, use a rice called Arborio. We have several delicious rice recipes on the Blog. A “must make” recipe here! A “scrumptious” recipe here!