Techniques

Culinarily Yours
Dessert, Fruit, Techniques

Keeping Count

When making cherries jubilee for multiple guests, I want to be able to provide the same amount of cherries in each serving. The question then becomes, how many cherries do I have on hand to be divided between the guests? By looking at the picture […]

Pasta, Pasta, Techniques, Techniques

Pasta 1-2-3

Part of my apprenticeship, has been learning how to run the lunch program for our son’s school. During the previous school year, I shadowed Chef Husband in the kitchen. That experience is what precisely prompted me to start learning more about how he does things […]

Leftovers, Leftovers, Sauces, Sauces, Techniques

Baggie Bowls

I have always fought with zipper bags, trying to scoop things into them, and then having whatever wet sticky mess I was trying to put in, left behind all over the zipper and on the outside of the bag. Well no more! A little trick […]

Bread, Soup, Techniques

How to Trim a Bread Bowl

Suddenly, I noticed the scent of garlic and clams were filling the air. Could it be? Is Chef Husband making chowder? It has been a really long time since I’ve had clam chowder. Back when we owned our last restaurant, it was an every Friday […]

Herbs, Techniques

Herbs are like Flowers

How many times have we purchased herbs only to lose them to a pile of slime in a plastic bag at the bottom of the veggie drawer? With a little bit of effort and attention, those same herbs can last longer and be used more […]

Fruit, Sauces, Techniques, Techniques

A Pressing Matter

Tonight, I was requested by Chef Husband to purée a basket of blueberries. Proudly, I dumped them into my Ninja blender, whirled them round and round, and poured some into my little strainer. I grabbed a teaspoon and pressed them, and scraped them, and swirled […]

Techniques, Uncategorized

What’s Up Dock

At first glance, empanadas look a bit intimidating to make. Nevertheless, Chef Husband set me up with my mis en place, gave me a quick walkthrough, from start to finish, and I was off to the races (actually I took my time, as it’s something […]