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The Basics: Citrus Reamer

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Citrus Reamer A citrus reamer is such a valuable tool in the kitchen as it may be used to extract a small or large amount of juice from fruits ranging from lemons & limes to tangerines, oranges & so much more. Although there are many sizes from which to […]

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Cooking Classics: Lemon-Herb Yogurt Dressing

Cooking Classics The Technique Lemon-Herb Yogurt Dressing Lemon-Herb Yogurt Dressing is a flavor blend that’s ideal to serve over lunchtime favorites ranging from Classic Chef Salad to a Classic Cobb Salad. It makes a great sauce for fried chicken tenders & a nice upgrade on a Club Sandwich in place of traditional mayonnaise. Yogurt is […]

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The Basics: Romaine Lettuce

Cooking Essentials The Technique Romaine Lettuce Romaine lettuce, also known as cos lettuce, is a heat tolerant variety grown on stalks. It adds wonderful texture to salads & sandwiches due to its crisp bite. Although many greens may be used, romaine lettuce is the traditional choice for making a Caesar salad & since its a sturdy […]

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Cooking Classics: Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette

Cooking Classics The Technique Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette Homemade salad dressings are simple to make at a moments notice with many pantry staples including oil, vinegar, salt, pepper & sugar. Add a bit of garlic & fresh herbs, if you please, & the flavor elevates instantly. Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette is no exception & it’s a wonderful […]

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The Basics: Avocados

Cooking Essentials The Technique Avocados Avocados are a delicious ingredient that may be used to enhance salads, sandwiches & some of your favorite main dish specialties ranging from simple dips & appetizers to nachos. Hass avocados, one of the most popular varieties, are grown in Mexico, Peru, Chile & California, weigh approximately 6 to 7 […]

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The Basics: Green Leaf Lettuce

Cooking Essentials The Technique Green Leaf Lettuce Green leaf lettuce offers a distinctively crunchy texture & adds lovely visual interest to sandwiches in particular. Lettuce is grown as an annual plant that is classified under the daisy family. The leaves are grown from a stalk & may be found in green, red & oak varieties. […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 6 Legumes

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 6 Legumes The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on legumes & the valuable role they play in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions & homemade soups to side dishes, salads, appetizers & desserts. You may have recently picked up a variety of […]

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The Basics: Mirepoix

Cooking Essentials The Technique  Mirepoix Mirepoix is a combination of diced aromatic vegetables designed to flavor a wide variety of dishes. Onions, celery & carrots make up the collection that are cooked in a bit of oil or butter. This basic set of ingredients may be found in recipes ranging from soups & sauces to braised items. Most […]

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