The Pantry

Pre Dinner Party Preparation

To give yourself more time with your dinner guests during the hors d’oeuvres time, or even time with your family before your evening meal, try searing your seasoned (at least salt and pepper) protein in a very, very hot skillet, for up to 2 minutes on each side to get a nice crust on it […]

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  January 24, 2009   1 comment

Garlic…for cooking…for your health!

Garlic, sometimes called the stinking rose, is one of the most popular ingredients in the world not only for its flavor, but because it has been considered medicinal as far back to the Egyptian slaves who built the pyramids. They were fed garlic because it was believed to provide prolonged, physical strength. The Greeks and […]

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  January 10, 2009   1 comment

What to Stock in Your Pantry

Have a look at these items that I suggest you keep in your pantry at all times.  It will make your life easier for your daily cooking, and for those spur of the moment meals.  If you see something you never use, then leave it out, and be sure to add your favorite things.  SPICE RACK cayenne […]

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  December 20, 2008   11 comments

The Peaceful Olive

Since the 17th century B.C., the olive tree has been thought to be sacred, and the olive branch is considered a symbol of peace.    The olive is native to the Mediterranean area and grown as a small fruit and for its oil.  In the United States they are grown mostly in Arizona, California and New Mexico.  […]

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  December 14, 2008   4 comments