4 Reasons to Take a Cooking Class

4 Reasons to Take a Cooking Class

Among the obvious reasons to take a cooking class are “learn something new”, “taste new flavors”, or “get tips to cook like a pro”. While these are absolutely terrific reasons for taking a cooking class, I’d like to offer the following in addition: 1. Hone 

How to Cook Food That Tastes Amazing

How to Cook Food That Tastes Amazing

How to cook food that tastes truly amazing does not have to be a mystery. Below are some of my favorite cooking hacks that I’ve learned over the years working as a professional chef, and use all the time to create delicious healthy meals at 

Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

Shopping at your local farmers’ market is a terrific way to get fresh seasonal produce. However, it can also be a totally overwhelming experience! You know the trips when you have visions of farm-to-table dinners dancing in your head, and leave with a container of 

Kosher Salt vs. Sea Salt: Which Salt Should You Use to Cook?

Kosher Salt vs. Sea Salt: Which Salt Should You Use to Cook?

Kosher salt vs. sea salt: which salt should I use to cook? This is a question I get asked often when I teach cooking classes. Throw out your table salt for good, and read on to learn a few things to help you make a 

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

We all want to be better cooks, right? I believe that kitchen time should be something to look forward to and always awesome. Below I’ve compiled some of my essential tips for enjoying your time spent in the kitchen in 2019 and beyond. 1. Have 

How to Store Zucchini

How to Store Zucchini

Looking for answers for how to store zucchini? It’s mid-July, and zucchini is everywhere. The garden, CSA deliveries, the farmer’s market, and the grocery store. Before you secretly drop off another paper bag full of zucchini on your unsuspecting neighbor’s front porch, read on for 

How to Store Vegetables Without Plastic Bags

How to Store Vegetables Without Plastic Bags

Learn how to store vegetables without plastic bags, it’s simple! Just a few simple swaps in your kitchen will have you on your way to plastic-free. How to Store Vegetables Without Plastic Bags Like anything new, learning to store vegetables without plastic bags takes some 

6 Tips for Batch Cooking Success | 6 Batch Cooking Recipes

6 Tips for Batch Cooking Success | 6 Batch Cooking Recipes

I love batch cooking. It is a great way to make sure a delicious home-cooked meal is always at hand. Batch cooking refers to cooking up large quantities of a recipe, and saving some or all to be reheated and eaten at a later time. 

How to Stock Your Pantry

How to Stock Your Pantry

How to Stock Your Pantry Cooking at home does not have to be a chore. Stock your pantry with a few key ingredients, learn a few simple methods and recipes, and a nourishing and satisfying meal is never more than a few minutes away. My 

10 Essential Kitchen Tools

10 Essential Kitchen Tools

These 10 essential kitchen tools are a terrific starting point for the beginning cook, or for the seasoned cook looking to compare notes. The tools I have listed below are the ones that get the most use in my kitchen.   1. Chef’s Knife The 

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

Sometimes it seems that good vegetable recipes are hard to come by. If you’re looking for ways to make vegetables taste good, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 easy tips that will leave you craving vegetables for dinner instead of dreading 

How to Store Tomatoes

How to Store Tomatoes

Looking for answers on how to store tomatoes? The dog days of summer are here, and tomato-mania is in full effect. Whether from your garden, CSA deliveries, or the farmer’s market, read on for tips and ideas for using (and preserving!) this delicious summer vegetable 

4 Easy Tomato Recipes

4 Easy Tomato Recipes

These 4 easy tomato recipes are what you need during the the tomato-mania months of July and August. Read on for storage and recipe ideas to preserve summer’s bounty to enjoy in the winter months. Recipe #1: Dice and Freeze Tomatoes This can hardly be 

A Guide to Buying Grass Fed Beef

A Guide to Buying Grass Fed Beef

What is Grass Fed Beef? Buying grass fed beef can be confusing, and understanding what to look for is key. Grass fed beef is raised using sustainable methods that take into consideration raising beef for future generations. Currently, the amount of environmental degradation and pollution