Category: Kitchen Basics

Fresh Strawberry Reduction

Fresh Strawberry Reduction
Fresh Strawberry Reduction

This naturally sweet reduction can be used for so many purposes. Excellent on toast, between layers of cake as in my Vanilla Sponge Strawberry Cream Cake where it adds just the right amount of something to the layers of fresh strawberries or I have also used this as a filling in cupcakes for a nice sweet surprise. Using honey as my primary sweetener adds just the right amount sweet to an already perfect fruit. 🙂

How to Freeze Foods Longer

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How to Freeze Foods Longer

Have you ever froze something to later find out when you take it out of the freezer it has freezer burn or did not stay as fresh as when you froze it????
The problem is not your freezer it is how you froze it to begin with and with proper freezing techniques you can have that corn you grew 2 summers ago taste as if you just picked it. Maybe you made enough gravy over thanksgiving you can actually freeze it for next year at thanksgiving and it will taste like you just made it that day.

Cutting Peppers for Different Dishes

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Cutting Peppers for Different Dishes

Cutting peppers for different dishes can not only enhance the visual appearance of your meal but also can add functionality to the dish depending on its use. The common uses are to stuff, roll, dip, raw, sauté, grilled, fry or stir fry your peppers and if not cut properly for the purpose of use it can cause problems in your presentation, palate, and cooking of the finished dish.

Bell Pepper Cleaning and Prep

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Bell Pepper Cleaning and Prep

There are so many ways to cut and clean bell peppers. Everyone has their say in this and so do I 🙂 Here you will find an easy to follow instruction that covers the basics of Bell Pepper Cleaning. There is so many ways to dress them up, use in different dishes you prepare, or just enjoy them with your favorite dip. The flavor, depending on the variety you choose, really can set the stage to the dish you prepare with these bad boys. 🙂