Cheese puffs, cheese curls, cheese balls, cheesy puffs, corn curls, or corn cheese are a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese-flavored powders. Five Things About Cheese Doodles: Cheetos cheese-flavored puffs became a hit in the 1950’s soon, Cheez Doodles appeared. “Cheez Doodles fingers” is the official word used to whenContinue reading “NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY!!!”
Ginger’s current name comes from the Middle English gingivere, but ginger dates back over 3,000 years to the Sanskrit srngaveram meaning “horn root” with reference to its appearance. In Greek it was ziggiberis, and in Latin, zinziberi. Ginger (botanical name Zingiber officinale) is in the same family as turmeric and cardamom. It is native to Southern Asia and has long been a stapleContinue reading “GINGER”
It’s Monday!!! 😦 Here is to a great week!
For missing a day last week, I am posting today.
The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning “spear leek.” Dating back over 6,000 years, it is native to Central Asia and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Egyptians worshiped garlic and placed clay models of garlic bulbs in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Garlic was so highly-prized,Continue reading “GARLIC”
Happy Friday!! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!
The most commonly used fennel leaves in Greek cooking are fresh, sold in bunches or attached to the root. It is sometimes sold under the name “anise” because of the similarity in tastes, but anise and fennel are different. Dried fennel leaves, flowers, and seeds are also available, packaged in a variety of containers. The GreeksContinue reading “FENNEL”
There is evidence that ancient South American Inca Indians were the first to grind peanuts to make peanut butter. In the United States, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of cereal fame) invented a version of peanut butter in 1895. Then it is believed that a St. Louis physician may have developed a version of peanut butterContinue reading “PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY!!!”
Wow, can you believe it is already March???