Get The Most From Your Fridge

get the most out of your fridge

Food costs make up a significant percentage of our weekly budgets. Keeping things fresh throughout the week and beyond is important to stretch your food dollars. By using your storage space strategically you can prolong the life of some of your groceries. Although you may not have considered it, the refrigerator is not evenly cooled. […]

Kitchen Basics: Boiling Eggs

boiled egg basics

Boiled eggs are a terrific source of protein, low in calories, and downright tasty. For those trying to control their weight, eggs (particularly the whites) make a super snack. If you’re not so worried about that or you’re throwing caution to the wind and you just want to make some eggs for Easter or one […]

Quick Tips: Chopping Tomatoes and Freshening Your Cutting Board

quick tips

Let’s face it… we can all use a little help sometimes. Today we have two quick tips to make your kitchen life simpler.  No.1 – Sometimes whole tomatoes are too much, but diced tomatoes are too small. Instead of dirtying up your cutting board (and yourself), keep messy tomatoes in the can and cut to […]

January Playlist: Music for Cooking

music for cooking playlist

The chill of January typically forces me indoors to enjoy the warmth and coziness of a comfortable home. The kitchen is filled with the fragrance of comfort food and warmed by the oven. This is my favorite time of year for cooking.  I love to listen to music while cooking. Occasionally I am in the […]

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Chicken

roasted chicken basics

Another boring weekday meal…is that what you were thinking? Deciding on dinner can be tough. Despite our best planning efforts we, too, get in a rut. To make matters worse, throw chicken at it. Chicken winds up in lots of our meal planning as a source of protein. I am the only one who really likes seafood? I can sometimes get […]

Know Your Food: Salt Basics

salt basics

Salt is a mineral mostly made up of sodium chloride. It is harvested from the sea and rock deposits. Salt has many uses including cooking.  Surprisingly, though, food use accounts for only a small portion of overall salt consumption. The majority of salt harvested is used in producing things like paper, textiles, and detergents. savour… […]

In the Kitchen: Slow Food

homemade cheese recipe

Today we offer up two slow home kitchen tips. Both of these are very simple but will make your life infinitely easier and definitely tastier. They take a little time but can be done simultaneously to shave a few minutes off of the clock and save you time and money later. When my wife was pregnant with […]

Thinking Inside the Box: Recipe Box

recipe box tips

Recipes are an important part of our lives. For many, they are passed from friend to friend or through the generations as a reminder of those who went before us. Keeping them safe and organized is important, too. Poking them inside a cookbook and hoping for the best seldom works. Today we cover where to keep them and how […]

Chalk Line: Kitchen Chalkboard DIY

kitchen chalkboard diy

Chalkboards are such a great thing to have around the house.  They are perfect for jotting quick notes, posting the menu, or creating changeable art. Making a custom sized chalkboard is easier than you think and you can add in some features that you wouldn’t be able to get from a store-bought version. The chalkboard in […]

Kitchen Basics: Homemade Pasta

homemade pasta recipe and tips

If you’ve been following along at home, you already know of my love for Mediterranean foods. Nothing illustrates this more than my addiction to all things pasta. Living in Italy as a young man I had pasta with nearly every dinner… sometimes as the side, sometimes as the meal (always delicious). Believe me when I […]