How to peel (blanch) almonds is a step-by-step guide to getting the peel of almonds. You may not need this everyday, but here it is for when you need peel almonds for a recipe. Getting the peel off almond was the hurdle I faced when I went to make my very popular florentine cookies…. Read more
Candied orange peel makes a great sweet snack and even better when dipped in chocolate. But this recipe is not for me to snack on (well, maybe I could sneak just one), this recipe is for florentine cookies. After making your own candied orange peel, you’ll never buy store bought again. It all starts with… Read more
You may, or may not, have heard the term ‘finishing oil’ before. Finishing oil is a well flavored oil used at the end of a recipe to ‘finish’ the dish. If you’re a fan of basil, then you will love this finishing oil. This basil oil can be used to finish soups and salads or use… Read more
Easy chicken meatballs are just that. They take minutes to prepare and just because they’re made with chicken, they are not lacking in flavor.
This is an easy tea that can be served hot, for those chilly winter months and feeling under the weather, or over ice for a refreshing drink during the warm summer months. Every ingredient in this tea has healing benefits: Coriander – helps digestion, helps high cholesterol, anti inflammatory qualities. Cardamom – helps digestion, fights… Read more
Samosa, a popular Indian appetizer usually filled with vegetables and spices in a light dough and fried until crispy. The stars of any Indian dish are the spices and n this recipe, I used cardamom, turmeric and garam masala. Making the samosas are easier than you would think and becomes easier with practice. The dough… Read more
Fresh tortellini starts with great homemade pasta. This is a step-by-step guide to making the perfect dough and homemade cheese tortellini. Fresh pasta, when it’s right, it’s soft and just melts in your mouth. It is really not as difficult to make as it seems and when you’re done, you feel proud that you made… Read more
These maple glazed pecans are perfect for either snacking on or adding to any salad, they are toasty and sweet. I like to add them to my winter squash salad, because if you’re like me, you like a crunch in your salad. But they do come with a warning, it will be difficult to prevent… Read more