TIPS

Honing vs sharpening
Tips

Honing vs Sharpening

Today I hope to dispel a common kitchen myth, a culinary urban legend that misinformed cooks everywhere have taken to heart. Countless times I’ve witnessed cooks – beginners and experts alike – run their knives […]

TOOLS

Quinoa 101
Recipes

Quinoa 101 | Quinoa, Kale & Apple Salad

Quinoa 101 – What is Quinoa? Quinoa is a wonderful thing…once you figure out how to pronounce it, so let’s start there. Keen-wah. Keen-wah. Now you try…Perfect! Quinoa is an ancient grain. Nope, despite the fact that […]

Candy or deep frying thermometer
Tools

Candy or Deep Frying Thermometer

A candy or deep frying thermometer is used to measure temperatures of oils (for deep-frying and pan frying) and hot sugars and caramels (for candy). Instant read or meat thermometers typically measure temperatures up to […]

TECHNIQUES

Make Italian Dressing from Scratch
Condiments

How to Make Italian Dressing from Scratch

Salad is a big deal in my kitchen. A BIG deal. I mean HUGE. It’s not unusual for dinner menus at Chez Turner to solely consist of some yummy salad like this, this or this. Not only […]

Cut corn kernels
Techniques

How to Cut Corn Kernels off the Cob

These last days of August might send everyone into back-to-school mode – including my peeps – but the calendar and the farm markets are still all summer. All the time. Yes, apples are starting to […]

Oats vs Groats
Recipes

Homemade Granola – Honey Maple Pecan Granola

Homemade Granola – Easy as A-B-C! Back to school means back to after school snacks in our house and homemade granola, especially this Honey Maple Pecan recipe, is a favorite. Homemade granola simple to make […]

RECIPES

Condiments

How to Make a Vinaigrette

Making a vinaigrette is more technique than recipe. Once you know the basics, you’re free to mix up the ingredients (pun intended) to suit your tastes. Vinaigrettes consist of a fat and an acid. The […]

Crock Pot vs Pressure Cooker
Entrées

Crockpot vs Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers and slow cookers both offer cooks a convenient way to get a meal on the table without a lot of fuss. The big difference between the two is a simple one. Pressure cookers […]

VIDEOS

Clean Portobello Mushrooms
Techniques

How to Clean Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are large, round mushrooms known for their dark brown color and meaty texture when cooked. They’re often used as the central ingredient in vegetarian recipes because of their meaty consistency. Cleaning portobellos is […]

How to Make Simple Syrup
Condiments

How to Make Simple Syrup

So, you’re at a restaurant. It’s lunch time. You’re hot. You order iced tea. It arrives and you pour a couple of packets of sugar into your tea and stir and stir and stir and […]

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