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About Cast Iron

Posted in Tools & Equipment
on April 16, 2018

You may have heard me mention that I love cast iron cookware. Here’s why: It doesn’t warp, so my pan has complete contact (more...)

About Cookware–You don’t need “The Best”

Posted in Tools & Equipment
on April 15, 2018

Let’s talk about cookware. Most of my cooking life, I have coveted expensive cookware. My ego was in charge, and I wanted my (more...)

About Stainless Steel

Posted in Tools & Equipment
on April 16, 2018

If you’ve made my recommended leap into trying stainless steel tri-ply cookware and want it to be non-stick, it’s fast and easy. Here’s (more...)

Artichokes 101

Posted in Food
on April 16, 2019

A ripe, nicely-cooked artichoke is one of my favorite treats. My kids, now grown, loved them even as children. My father-in-law told all (more...)

Asparagus Tips

Posted in Food
on April 20, 2019

Asparagus is the quintessential Spring vegetable, available most places March through June. But thick or Thin? Green, white, or purple? Here’s the skinny. (more...)

Baked Potatoes 101, & Variations on the Theme

Posted in Food, New Methods
on February 24, 2021

Oh, the simple pleasure of one of the world’s best comfort foods: a hot baked potato with melting butter, sour cream, and chives. (more...)

Basmati or Jasmine—How to Choose

Posted in Food
on August 27, 2018

I used to find myself standing in my pantry debating about whether to use Jasmine rice or Basmati rice. They both impart a (more...)