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The Basics: Stone Ground Mustard

Cooking Essentials  The Technique  Stone Ground Mustard  Stone ground mustard is a condiment that features brown mustard seeds. The flavor may be best described as spicy, stout & tangy. The most basic folumals include salt & vinegar while the liquid can be as simple as water or range from fruit juice to whiskey with a coarse yet […]

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61 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  61 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials Whether your upcoming gatherings are large or small in nature, a lovely collection of recipes, party menus & simple entertaining solutions are effortless to curate. While you have a little time, go ahead & polish your heirloom silver & set a […]

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The Basics: Microplane Grater

Cooking Essentials The Technique Microplane Grater Originally developed for woodworking, the sharp, tiny blades of a microplane grater make numerous preparation tasks simple. It allows the opportunity to capture citrus zest from lemons, limes & oranges that may be used for tempting items such as danish & coffee cake to savory favorites including salad dressings & dips. […]

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The Basics: Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Crushed Red Pepper Flakes  Dried & crushed red chili peppers are used as a spice in many dishes as well as sparingly as a condiment. They include the fleshy portion of the pepper, the membrane & the seeds with the latter components holding a good deal of the heat. A variety of […]

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The Basics: Cumin

Cooking Essentials The Profile  Cumin Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum cyminum, is a spice from the same family as parsley, Apiaceae, most commonly grown in the middle east & India. The seeds are collected from flowering plants then dried & used in a variety of cuisines. It’s a drought tolerant annual that thrives over months […]

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The Basics: How To Craft A Custom Spice Blend

Cooking Essentials The Technique How To Craft A Custom Spice Blend  The key to creating most anything special is being certain it’s well balanced & a custom seasoning blend isn’t any different. The concept is rather simple & requires four basic fundamentals which include sweet, spicy, salty & herb or seasoning elements. When combined just […]

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The Basics: How To Grill Outdoors

Cooking Essentials The Profile How To Grill Outdoors Grilling outdoors can be classified under three different cooking methods: direct heat, indirect heat & two zone cooking. Direct heat is used by placing foods directly over the flame. Think broiling except the fire is located under the food & not over it. As a rule of thumb, […]

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The Basics: How To Broil

Cooking Essentials  The Technique How To Broil Broiling is a direct heat cooking method that relies on a hot flame & typically takes place in a gas range or salamander. The food is cooked one side at a time so it’s turned during the procedure in order to create a browned or charred appearance & […]

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