All posts in category Cooking Tips

Stirred, Never Shaken

Part IV of the Good Food Series. Start here, if you missed a segment. Why is stir-fried food healthier than other cooking options?” It is all in the “not”s. Stir-fried food is healthier not only for the fresh ingredients in the recipe but also for the things it is not. There is a positive side to the […]

It Stinks, But I Eat It Anyway.

Part III of the Good Food Series. The beginning is here, if you missed a segment. Why does cheese smell so bad? The ingredients which both make it taste so good and smell so bad create cheese’s distinctive aroma. Looking at the ingredients, and the process, the smell will come into focus. The How To Cheese is […]

Roughing it on the Cheap

Part VI of the Vacation Savings Series. If you missed a segment, begin here. Now, beyond the obvious of no hotel bills, you can save a boatload of money camping, if you are willing to rough it, plan and stick to it. Location, Location, Location There are still plenty of places to camp which are […]

Ripped, Torn, Shredded, Chopped

Part II of the Good Food Series. If you missed the beginning, start here. Herbs These are the sneaky ingredients which give dishes a signature flavor. Whether it is a certain nationality flavor you are after or just the best compliment to your dish, fresh herbs are the best. It does not cost a fortune […]

Cooking Wine: Why Not

This begins a short series on food. The first segment is “Cooking Wine: Why Not”.  If I ever edited a piece of yours, you know the missing question mark means something significant Some of my followers would rather follow me to the kitchen than the computer screen. As modesty would have it, I am a […]