Category: Foods & Culinary

barbecue beef

Lean Ground Beef: A Healthier Option in a Better, Revised Formula

Most of the houses in the States have ground beef in their grocery list every week. It is the fastest selling perishable item that clears off the rack. The reason being mainly economic, nutritious, tasty and filling. Along with all the reasons, there is also the fact that is is easy to prepare and the number...

tapas food

How to select the best Tapas restaurant for a fast lunch?

Meeting up with friends and dear ones over a quick lunch is a challenging plan that needs careful execution. Especially, when you want to opt-in for a Tapas menu! It is because when you plan a quick lunch, you aim to make the most of the time that you have at hand. You want to eat...

vegetables

Preserving Garden Vegetables

My husband and I are avid gardeners. Part of the gardening process for us is freezing and canning the things we grow all summer long. It is such a great feeling to begin the winter knowing we have cupboards full of canned goods and a freezer full of frozen veggies. I often buy the things we...

olive oil

Ode To Olive Oil

“His Holiness would like the olive oil sent to the Vatican.” So goes the traditional papal request for extra-virgin olive oil from Umbria. For centuries even popes recognized and appreciated the superiority of the olive oil from trees in this region and paid farmers to plant them on the middle hills, and in the chalky soil...

salad

Meals To Freeze Now and Eat Later

When you think of meals that freeze well, you usually think of casseroles. While the origin of the word “casserole” is French, this dish has been an American dinner time staple since the 1950s. Most casseroles use a standard list of ingredients: meat, poultry, or fish and vegetables incorporated in a soup (typically canned) or sauce, and topped with grated cheese or...

gingerbread house

Making Your Own Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house is a wonderful tradition that is anticipated by both young and old alike; but buying a kit to build one can be very cost prohibitive, especially in these lean economic times. You and your family can still enjoy the fun and magic of a gingerbread house this holiday season by following the instructions...

eat meat

Making Meat Tender Through Braising

It isn’t news that food prices are spiraling out of control. What makes it worse is that other living expenses are also climbing into the stratosphere, causing most families to look at their grocery budgets to see where they can make cuts to save money. While it’s necessary to take a hard line during these troubling financial times, you don’t want to have to...

milk

Kefir: What is It, Why Drink It, and How Do I Make It?

It used to be, those that talked about healthy bacteria and probiotics were the health nuts who lived on granola and fruits and vegetables. Now, even the main stream food manufacturers are picking up the concept and incorporating it into their foods. Yogurts like Yo-plus by Yoplait and Activa by Dannon have hit our store shelves in...