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Cooking Techniques: Hollandaise Sauce

22. June 2010

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Cooking Techniques: Hollandaise Sauce

You’ve seen it spooned on top of poached eggs or over asparagus. It looks like a very light colored melted cheese sauce, but what it really is, however, is the infamous hollandaise sauce! This sauce is one that is fairly intimidating because not only is it French, but how can anything taste so incredible be easy to make?

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Mustard

15. June 2010

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Mustard

A while back there was a lesson on how to make your own ketchup. Since condiments are something that can be used year round for many different things, mustard was obvious for our next how-to technique!

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Cooking Techniques: Grilling and BBQ Cooking Terms

1. June 2010

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Cooking Techniques: Grilling and BBQ Cooking Terms

It’s almost summer and that means grills and barbecues. Some of us still don’t know much about what all those kitchen terms means when people talk about out-door cooking. Today’s technique is about barbecue and grilling jargon. These terms are related to how to cook when cooking out doors and some of the equipment used.

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Kitchen Technique: Kitchen Jargon Part I

11. May 2010

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Kitchen Technique: Kitchen Jargon Part I

Regular cooking terms can be confusing. Isn’t creaming where you put cream in something? What is blanch? Isn’t that a woman’s name? Isn’t a frond some part of a plant? Well today’s technique is to demystify some of the cooking jargon that many may have no idea what it means!

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Cooking Technique: How to Make Flour Tortillas

4. May 2010

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Cooking Technique: How to Make Flour Tortillas

Cinco De Mayo is this week (tomorrow to be precise) and in the spirit of the Mexican holiday, lets learn how to make homemade tortillas!

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Ketchup!

27. April 2010

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Ketchup!

In continuing with the tomato theme, it just seemed right to have a technique today that had to do with tomatoes. Ketchup (catsup) is one of the most used condiments in the United States and also one of the most used forms of tomatoes.

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Pasta

20. April 2010

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Cooking Technique: Homemade Pasta

Pasta is something that can be very easy to make from scratch and the taste is definitely worth the effort. Most of us don’t make our own though and that will be remedied with today’s technique. Today we learn how to make our own homemade pasta!

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Cooking Technique: How to Preserve Food Through Pickling!

13. April 2010

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Cooking Technique: How to Preserve Food Through Pickling!

Preserving foods has been going on for thousands of years in different forms to keep our food from spoiling. One of the main ways is to pickle your food, which not only preserves the food for later use, but can change the taste and texture of it.

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Cooking Technique: Poaching Eggs

30. March 2010

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Cooking Technique: Poaching Eggs

Easter is coming up and that means Sunday brunch and meals with eggs. Eggs are usually pretty easy to make, but one way to cook eggs that can be a challenge is poaching. Poaching is done by simmering food in a liquid, usually water, milk, wine or stock.

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Cooking Technique: Crystallizing Flowers

23. March 2010

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Cooking Technique: Crystallizing Flowers

It’s spring, and although most flowers aren’t blooming yet, why not learn how we can incorporate flowers into food so we are already prepared when it’s time! Crystallized flowers are one way to not only make your decorative flowers look beautiful but also to preserve them.

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