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Every Day Herb Guide

Every Day Herb Guide

I always used fresh or dried herbs in my cooking. While growing up, many of the herbs I use today were very hard to find, but parsley and dill were wildly used in almost every dish. Cooking with herbs adds flavor and freshness to your meals.  Many fresh herbs also contain valuable vitamins and minerals that do good to your body, but also the dried ones can be very useful during the cold season. I thought that a basic guide…

How To Make Homemade Bone Broth

How To Make Homemade Bone Broth

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries. Our grandmas knew that broth was a relatively cheap, easy, and low-calorie source of nutrients in an easy-to-digest form. For many modern cultures, this knowledge was kind of forgotten, but I am glad to see it coming back. If you never had bone broth before, you are here for a real treat. Traditional bone broth not only tastes great, but it’s also really satisfying and seems…

How To Preserve Hot Peppers In Vinegar

How To Preserve Hot Peppers In Vinegar

It is that time of the year when I feel the urge of canning. The crisp air of September is here and vegetables can be found in abundance at the Farmers Market. Here in Minnesota, we have to take advantage of the short summers. The Farmers Market opens in June and closes at the beginning of October, so if I want to can vegetables for the cold days, this is the time. This recipe of how to preserve hot peppers in…

How To Freeze Parsley And Other Herbs For Winter

How to freeze parsley and other herbs for winter

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR when I start freezing different herbs for winter. I do not know about you, but I hate spending money during the colder months on organic parsley, therefore I always take advantage of the Farmers Market in the summer and stock up on my favorite herbs. Maybe it's not the perfect solution, but definitely it's economical. After all, why not take advantage of the fresh produce you can find at the Farmers Market during the…

Pantry Staples Checklist

Pantry Staples Checklist

A few years ago, while still in college, my daughter traveled to Spain to study for a semester at one of the universities of Andalusia. One day, after she found an apartment and moved in,  she called to ask me if I could make her a list of items she should have in her pantry all the time, for emergencies. She wanted to know what a pantry should look like in case you come home late and are in need to cook something simple…

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