The mere mention of cooking with cast iron sends us into visions of campouts and cowboys. But these heavy-duty pans don’t need to stay out on the open road. They deserve a very special place in your day-to-day cooking. All they need is a little tender love and care to cater to your rustic cooking … Continue reading Caring for and Cooking with Cast Iron
Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions “Earth’s medicine” has been used to counteract or enhance what’s happening in the environment. In the summer, we crave coolness and in the winter, heat. While we can do all we’d like to make that happen in the external world (with clothing and air conditioners/heaters) we … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes
Your toast is hot and ready – but what do you reach for? Jelly, jam, marmalade? We know they all contain fruit and are delicious bread toppers, but what is the real difference? Our own Chef Eddy Van Damme admits it can be a little confusing. Here’s how he breaks jelly, jam, marmalade down: Jam – … Continue reading Jelly, Jam, Marmalade…What’s the difference?
Sweet, bite-sized, bumpy – and they fit on the tip of our fingers – what’s not to love about raspberries? These little red super fruits pack a powerful punch of dietary fiber and antioxidants including Vitamin A, E and C. Low in calories and fats, fresh, red raspberries can be found year-round in most markets. … Continue reading 75 Rich, Red Raspberry Recipes
Professional chefs will tell you that baking is just as much science as it is an art. So what is the science of sugar? Each ingredient plays a part in the chemical reaction that happens when your cake, cookies, and pies go in the oven. Even tinkering with just one of the ingredients can affect … Continue reading The Science of Sugar & How it Plays a Vital Role in Baking