SALT, SALT, & MORE SALT

There are SO many different types of salt out there; Table Salt, Course Salt, Iodized Salt, Kosher Salt, Celtic Salt, Dairy Salt, Rock Salt, Pickling Salt, Sea Salt, Seasoned Salt, Popcorn Salt, and Colored Salt. Whew!!! There are three main methods for obtaining salt: Evaporation from sea water, mining salt from the earth, and creating salt brines. […]

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY!!!

The term ‘upside down cake’ wasn’t used very much before the middle of the 19th century, but the style of baking probably dates back much further, probably to the Middle Ages. The early recipes for fruit upside down cakes were made in cast iron skillets on top of the stove. The classic American ‘Pineapple Upside […]

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NATIONAL RICE BALL DAY!!!

Never had a Rice Ball; I think this is something I need to try! The rice balls preserve very well, and can even be used to preserve meats or other foods within its airtight seal. The rice ball is traditionally Japanese. Typically the rice is soaked in vinegar and made to stick together.  Dipping it […]

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ALL ABOUT SAGE

Okay, I know I have been quiet for a couple of weeks now.  Life has interrupted my blog updates.  We made a trip to Florida to check out where we are going to retire and have been trying to get back to real life since. So, let’s talk about Sage!  I personally LOVE this herb. […]

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DAY!!!

Want to know how ironic this is?  Today, I am actually making Chocolate Mousse for a dinner that I am catering.  🙂 Here are facts about Chocolate Mousse: The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.” Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or […]

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APRIL 3, 2018 – SAFFRON

Anyone ever had a recipe that required Saffron?  If so, then you know how EXPENSIVE it is; $50 for a quarter of an ounce; which makes it the most expensive spice in the world. This is because Saffron is still harvested from the Crocus flower by hand.   WOW!!! The spice’s botanical name is crocus […]

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PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY!!

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! OK, I know that was bad, but I couldn’t help it. 🙂 Food Facts about Peanut Butter & Jelly Studies show that there is a 75% chance that if you drop a slice of peanut buttered bread, it will fall face down. […]

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