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The Basics: Haricot Verts

Cooking Essentials The Technique Haricot Verts Haricot verts, also known as French green beans, are young & tender vegetables that offer valuable benefits nutritionally. An excellent source of fiber, protein & vitamin C, they are low in calories & carbohydrates. When choosing them for purchase, look for blemish free beans with bright color. Many times, […]

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Spring Entertaining: The Bread Basket

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials The Bread Basket A collection of simple to more complex breads that feature a variety of leavening methods is the key to hosting small family Easter celebrations. If you’re having trouble locating active dry yeast at this time, just know that traditional biscuits & corn muffins make lovely additions to any […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 3 Flour

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking & Baking Skills Lesson No. 3 Flour The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on flour & the valuable role it plays in a variety of cooking & baking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions to seasonal sweets. You may be experimenting with a little baking right now or find […]

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The Basics: Chèvre

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Chèvre  Chèvre is a tangy cheese made from goat milk. Many wonderful recipes ranging from appetizers such as Fresh Herb-Chèvre Cheesecake to Chèvre-Basil Tartlets & side dishes may be prepared with it. Even desserts such as Vanilla Bean-Chèvre Sabayon is a lovely way to conclude a delicious celebration meal. Chèvre is most often found […]

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Spring Entertaining: Fresh Herb-Chèvre Cheesecake

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  Fresh Herb-Chèvre Cheesecake Fresh Herb-Chèvre Cheesecake is a simple way to indulge in a few spring gifts. Chives, parsley & rosemary gently flavor this savory appetizer & blend beautifully with the tangy notes from the goat cheese while fresh lemon brightens the nibble. Serve with blanched & chilled haricot verts or […]

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The Basics: English Cucumbers

Cooking Essentials The Profile English Cucumbers English cucumbers or cucumis sativus, may be identified as having much smaller seeds, an unwaxed skin that is much thinner than traditional varieties & a lengthier overall shape. They are generally sold unwaxed & wrapped in plastic to protect the outer surface that is a bit more delicate comparatively making […]

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Spring Entertaining: Ginger-Cucumber Spritzer

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Ginger-Cucumber Spritzer Spritzers are refreshing sparkling beverages that may be prepared with a number of base ingredients ranging from wine to sparkling water then they may be flavored with fresh herbs, citrus, & more. When family celebrations are in order consider serving a Ginger-Cucumber Spritzer as it’s a refreshing option to a […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 2 Eggs

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking & Baking Skills Lesson No. 2 Eggs The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on eggs & the valuable role they play in a variety of cooking & baking applications but most importantly, the nutritionally sound meal solutions of quality that eggs provide.  The Overview Eggs are a trusted source for keeping […]

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