Impress a chef

Sure, you call it a skillet, but why? Colander Our version comes from the colum (Latin for strainer)  As early as the third century, Romans used the hole riddled bowl to filter liquids, including wine. Dutch Oven In the 1700’s, the Dutch made such fantastic cast iron mini cauldrons that they were exported across Europe […]

How to make a perfect salad at home

One thing we are known for is our yummy salads.  With the holidays coming up, I’d thought I’d pass on some ideas for you to use when you entertain.  A great salad, like a great dessert, can be the highlight of your meal.  First of all, making a great salad is all about the ingredients. […]

Propane Vs. Charcoal

I was sad to discover that grilling with propane is healthier than grilling with charcoal.  We have recently rediscovered our love for good old briquettes and the flavor they give food when cooking over them.  So alas, it is time to shop for a new propane unit, as our old one has died from excessive […]

Salad every night

Noah, age 13, is the chef in training at our house.  He is in charge of making the salads every night.  Everyone in the family gets their own custom salad made with their favorite veggies. James: lettuce, red onion, avocado, cucumber, red peppers and olives, light thousand island dressing Denica:  lettuce, spinach, onion, avocado, mushrooms, […]