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Fresh Herbs!

Herbs are the fragrant leaves of plants that do not have woody stems. They can be annual or perennial. Some of the most common herbs are: basil, bay leaf, chervil, coriander, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme. Used in the culinary sense and for medicinal purposes. Herbs flavor dishes so you […]

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  April 7, 2016   No comments

Kitchen Tips #1

    When chilled, fresh herbs will become limp and blacken.  So put them stem side down in a glass of water and keep them in a cool place in your kitchen.   It’s easy to make coconut milk if you can’t find it in your local grocery store.  Put shredded coconut in a jar, […]

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  July 23, 2010   1 comment

Chinese Cuisine, a little background

In Chinese culture it is important to find balance and harmony in every aspect of life, including food.   And good cuisine has much the same effect of Chinese medicine, as in prolonging life, sustaining good health, and the promotion of energy.   Chinese dishes, are meant to be simple.  The goal is to create […]

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  September 24, 2009   No comments

Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Now that summer is coming to a close…yes, much too soon, I agree… you may have more ripe tomatoes than you know what to do with.  So, why not make your own ketchup?  Heinz won’t mind.   I know that when I was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, we often had tomato plants in […]

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  August 12, 2009   No comments