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Bill Penzey–The Humanity of Cooking

Posted in Announcements
on February 23, 2020

"Cooking is where our humanity comes from, and in times when humanity seems in short supply, nothing restores our humanity quicker than time (more...)

How Do I Get That Stuff Off the Bottom of My Favorite Pan??

Posted in Fixes & Tips, New Methods
on February 19, 2020

As my son was preparing to move out on his own, I of course reminded him that lots of his favorite recipes were (more...)

Bill Penzey–Cooking as Art

Posted in Announcements
on September 28, 2019

"So much of what we are comes from our hands. Every time we cook and work with our hands to create something of (more...)

Got Milk(s)? Here’s My Nutritional Comparison Chart

Posted in Food
on September 6, 2019

I've been a cow's milk fan my whole life, drinking it with all three meals a day as a kid and into adulthood. (more...)

Your Personal Carry-Along Cookbook

Posted in Fixes & Tips
on May 7, 2019

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be able to cook my favorite (but not memorized) recipes from something smaller than (more...)

Will My Fruit Ripen On My Counter?

Posted in Food
on April 26, 2019

I often find myself scanning bins of unripe fruits, wondering whether it makes sense to buy it anyway and give it time to (more...)

Choosing the Best Melon in Two Easy Steps! (Watermelon/Cantaloupe/Honeydew)

Posted in Food
on April 22, 2019

Don’t think you can pick a good melon? Remember these 2 easy “tells” about whether the melon type of your choice is ripe. (more...)

Strategic Eating: The Right Food at the Right Time

Posted in Fixes & Tips, Food
on April 20, 2019

You may have heard people say that warm milk can help you sleep. You've probably experienced the difficulty of staying alert after having (more...)