When temperatures soar, my dinner plans don't include an oven or stove. Frankly, even the barbecue gives off too much heat. That's why I've been experimenting with meals that require no cooking at all.
There are days when I absolutely love my job. I feel deeply proud of my career and appreciative of the independence, variety and excitement. Then, there are days when I fantasize about deleting all my social media accounts, moving to the country and raising chickens. Can you relate?
Interesting yet too often underrated, tahini is a go-to ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. This simple paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil can be used to prepare dips, sauces, salad dressings and more.
Many perceive cooking seafood at home to be a challenge, which is one of the reasons why about two-thirds of all seafood is consumed at restaurants. Armed with a few simple tips on how to properly purchase and prepare the vast array of options can help transform any home cook into a seafood connoisseur.
The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker makes iced coffee in one minute. Well,
it doesn’t actually make iced coffee. It makes hot coffee (or any other hot
beverage) cold in one minute. But that’s a technicality. The HyperChiller works and is not complicated.
As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
It was a Saturday, my husband and I had just finished some yard work and ice cream sounded like it would absolutely hit the spot. However, my husband doesn’t do that well with dairy. Time to break out the Yonanas machine!
The last time I made ravioli, I was so discouraged by the frustration and mess that I swore I would never make it again. But the Repast Supply Co. 17" Maple-Walnut Ravioli Rolling Pin promised to make ravioli rolling easy and fun, so I had to give it another try.
Traditionally, used to grind up whole spices and herbs such as fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks and cardamom, I think of a mortar and pestle almost like a manual food processor. You can grind anything that will fit in the bottom of the mortar.