Nothing more soothing and relaxing than roasting a chicken, right? throw the thing in the oven, when house smells of goodness, 45 minutes later, remove and a marvelous deep golden browned chicken graces the dinner table with its presence. But it isn’t that simple, is it? Chickens and ovens are in my opinion a terrible […]
Sweet and Sour Orange Glazed Pork Chops
It might seem as if meat is the only thing featured on this blog. What’s wrong with that? 🙂 no, seriously, I will make an effort to bring more vegetable centric dishes to this site. I want to write about the beautiful produce available in the region and I also want explore seafood more extensively, […]
Apple and Black Currant Tart
For the trained eye, those adept at baking and pastry making (hopefully not, because I need some encouragement here but I’m ready and could use some constructive criticism), this tart will show some basic execution flaws, like the walls aren’t thin enough or tall enough, and the filling doesn’t reach the edge of the crust […]
Cuban Black Beans and Saffron Rice : How to cook black beans : Tips
Have you ever tried making black beans? It took me a forever to get it right. Some legumes are easier than other. Lentils, super easy, black beans, not so much if you don’t keep in mind a couple of things. The first few times I made black beans… the soup actually didn’t taste great, and […]
DIY Brown Chicken Stock! : On Making Stocks.
Making your own stock is one of the simplest and most useful things any cook can learn. Observing a few things you can make flavorful stocks very easily. In this post I’m going over how to make brown chicken stock and cover a few more general related tips. Making stocks… I took this subject for […]
Cooking Tip : Peeling a Whole Head of Garlic In Seconds!
I rarely post about prepping tips, but I’ve been thinking about dedicating a section of my blog to just that. Quick posts, a few pics and then move on. Knife sharpening and caring, basics of mise en place, gear, kitchen logistics, food safety, so many useful things to talk about and one great opportunity to […]