Entries Tagged as 'Cooking Techniques'

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Throw Away and Replace Those Old Spices…

I have read many many times that spices over 6 months old should be replaced because their power and effectiveness diminish over time.  So how may people actually go out and replace their entire spice cabinet every 6 months?  Or what would it cost to do so? While I always feel bad about keeping my [...]

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

By Weight…

So what if I told you there was a way to make your recipies more accurate and more consistent, while saving time and money?  How you ask?  Use a scale and weight your ingredients. I was happy to find the post entitled Kitchen-Scale Manifesto.  I have long been bewildered that most recipe ingredients – including those [...]

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Cooking Class: Fruits and Nuts

Monday night immersed us into the world of fruits and nuts in our cooking class as L’Academie de Cuisine.  Because Chef Sandy was out for our egg class earlier in the semester, we started off by making a souffle (which included orange so it fit within our theme.) Contrary to popular belief, souffles are actually [...]

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Cooking Class: Herbs, Spices, and Grains

We started tonight’s class – Herbs, Spices, and Grains – with a pop quiz, spice and herb identification.  We could only look and smell, no tasting.  See how many you can get right without peaking at the answers below. a. Cumin, b. Cardamom, c. Allspice, d. Lavender, e. Turmeric, f. Nutmeg, g. Poppy Seeds, h. [...]