casual cooking and living
Spring is around the corner! Look for places in your home to add green – it could be a plant in your bedroom or a glass cylinder with moss covered balls.
Always use natural salt in cooking and stop using table salt filled with chemically produced sodium chloride. My favorite natural salt is fine grey sea salt..
Out of buttermilk ? A perfect replacement is one cup of milk and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white vinegar and let sit a few minutes.
Keep a small crock or container filled with the kitchen tools you use the most – mine includes, a whisk, wooden spoons , a small strainer, microplane and tongs.
Always have lemons on hand, they can brighten your kitchen and flavor to almost any dish
For easy roasting clean up use a scanpan
For best results baking always use butter and eggs at room temperature
Freeze your fresh ginger and grate as needed, it will stay fresh for months in the freezer!
Never throw out parmesan rinds, store in the freezer and add to your stock or sauce for another layer of flavor.
A microplane is a great tool for grating cheese, nutmeg, garlic , ginger or citrus zest. I like to keep two sizes handy.
Buy Deli containers with matching lids and never worry about properly storing leftovers again, and because they are stackable they are easy to store.