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How to Make Homemade Coconut Cream

November 18th, 2013 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Make Your Own Coconut Cream

In this season of thankfulness, I’m finding myself increasingly grateful for some of life’s simplest things…like thick and creamy coconut milk. It has made living dairy-free so much easier for me. Saying goodbye to heavy cream and milk is a breeze when you have coconut milk stocked in your pantry. This post is going to […]

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Simple Trick for Naturally Sweet Grapefruit

April 8th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Simple Trick for Naturally Sweet Grapefruit

I love myself a nice juicy grapefruit anytime of day, not just for breakfast. We’re still on the tail end of citrus season, so with that in mind I’ve been getting my grapefruit and orange fix while the produce lasts. Most of the grapefruits I’ve bought lately have been incredibly juicy and sweet, but that’s […]

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How to Prepare Horseradish {Photo Tutorial}

July 12th, 2012 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 12 Comments
Homemade Gluten-Free Horseradish

Up until last week, I couldn’t have told you what a root of horseradish looks like. I’ve been shopping at the same Whole Foods for over 10 years, averaging at least one trip per week, and I’ve probably walked by the basket of horseradish roots over a thousand times. It wasn’t until we got slammed […]

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How to Cut a Mango (Photo Tutorial)

May 29th, 2012 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 8 Comments
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I’ve got a super refreshing salad recipe coming your way later this week. Hint hint: cucumber and mango are the key ingredients. To grease the skids, I thought I’d share a quick photo tutorial on how to swiftly and safely cut up a mango. It will make your salad-making so much more fun. But fear […]

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How To Make Caramelized Onions

October 13th, 2011 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 5 Comments
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Every time I make caramelized onions, I’m amazed at how such a simple cooking process can yield such a sweet, silky result. Caramelization is nothing more than the process of cooking something long enough to bring out and develop its natural sugars. Inexpensive and easy to store, onions are a kitchen staple for me, especially […]

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How To Use & Store Fresh Ginger

September 29th, 2011 at 2:02 pm · Post a comment · 31 Comments
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I always keep fresh ginger root on hand. It’s become a sort of salt-and-pepper staple for me over the past few years. Added to soups and stews, it provides subtle heat and Indian or Asian-inspired flavor. Grated into salad dressing, fresh ginger offers spicy zing to the most humble of vinaigrettes. I seem to find […]

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How To Make Pasta Nests

March 22nd, 2011 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 1 Comment
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It’s officially spring, and the birds are back! Living in Wisconsin, our seasonal weather patterns send our birds and other wildlife packing come autumn. By December, they’ve all flown south and left us with a snowy and eerily quiet winterscape. My very favorite part of the transition into spring is that first morning I awake […]

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How to Make Chicken Broth

January 7th, 2011 at 2:02 pm · Post a comment · 11 Comments

Up until a few years ago, I had myself convinced that making homemade chicken broth was a laborious and time-consuming task fit only for professional chefs or diehard home cooks. Simmering and simmering and simmering some more, then straining and skimming and straining some more…the mere idea of homemade broth tired me out. But several years […]

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