Browsing "Focus Ingredients"
Anyone who has ever had the "privilege" of stepping into my pantry has seen all sorts of ingredients and sauces that they have never heard of before. I am an ingredient whore. I love them. And I love the delicious treats they allow me to make and share with others. Though I can't write about all of them, I can share a few with you that you really should incorporate into your cooking. Not only will we review where they come from, what they taste like, and what they are used for, but we will also discuss practical uses and alternative substitutions for them.
Well, I’ve completely lost it. I’ve now started pulling weeds out of my back yard and cooking tasty gourmet treats [...]
The Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum) is one weird gourmet edible. The Lobster fungus itself does not have its own fruiting [...]
I’ve seen bottles of spiced and/or herbed vinegar for sale in stores for years. I’ve even owned a few to [...]
Stop the insanity of buying ridiculously overpriced dried herbs at the grocery store! Drying your own herbs at home is [...]
What’s an elderberry? Elderberries are small, dark berries that grow in clusters on elder trees (also called elderberry bushes), and [...]
Few things excite me like a fresh, home-grown, vine-ripened sweet acidic tomato. Put a bunch in a bowl, and I [...]
There aren’t many things easier to do which add so much flavor to dishes than making your own roasted peppers. [...]
Chinese black vinegar is an aged vinegar which is typically made from rice, but can also be made from wheat, [...]
What in the heck are garlic scapes? What in the world do you with them? Garlic scapes are the flower [...]
The Pig’s Ears mushroom (Gomphus clavatus) is in the Chanterell family, and is found at the same time and areas [...]
If I have a “secret” ingredient in my cooking, it has to be Onion Powder. This is a must have [...]
The Hedgehog Mushroom (Hydnum repandum) has to be one of the elite in the world of delicious wild mushrooms. This [...]