November 16, 2015
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YIELDS: Approximately 1 Cup Ingredients 3/4 cup full fat Greek yoghurt 1/2 cup chopped, seeded and peeled cucumber 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Directions 1. Mix all ingredients on medium bowl. 2. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

July 2, 2015
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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 6 tablespoons olive oil One 2-lbs can Italian tomatoes, coarsely chopped or crushed * 1 tablespoon fresh basil Salt and pepper to taste Directions In a medium sauce pan, over low heat, cook the garlic until translucent. Don’t overcook or burn the garlic. Add the canned tomatoes with their […]

June 3, 2015
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Lightly Sweetened Whipped Cream

LIGHTLY SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM YIELDS: 2-2 ½ Cups Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream, chilled ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons sugar Directions 1. Put beaters or whisk and mixing bowl in refrigerator, for at least 15 minutes. 2. In chilled mixing bowl of electric stand mixer or hand held mixer, beat cream and vanilla extract […]

November 19, 2014
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How to Prepare Fennel

HOW TO PREPARE FENNEL Cut off the stems and fronds. Don’t throw the fronds away: They can be used as garnish. Trim and discard a very thin slice from the bottom of each bulb. Remove any bruised or tough outer layers. Cut the bulb in half through the base and remove the triangular shaped core. […]

July 21, 2014
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Balsamic Vinegar

WHAT’S THE STORY ON BALSAMIC VINEGAR? Many years ago, I heard people bragging about how they spent hundreds of dollars on balsamic vinegar. I thought they were nuts. But one day I happened to be in a cooking store when they were having a balsamic vinegar tasting. For the first time, I experienced what everyone […]

July 18, 2014
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Kosher Salt

I use kosher salt in many recipes. Kosher salt is a variety of edible salt with a much larger grain size than ordinary table salt. Kosher salt is easier to pick up in your fingers and evenly distribute over food. I use it in everything except baking. I use regular table salt in baking because […]