Cooks Dream Garden

A great thing about home cooking is that you can enjoy making food from scratch using fresh ingredients and then enjoying the fantastic tastes that can come from using fresh produce. What better way to enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables than to grow and use your own fresh picked from your own garden. Extensive scientific […]

Best Smartphone Apps for Cooks

This isn’t your grandmother’s kitchen anymore. While there’s no replacing those hand cut newspaper recipes that have become tradition, there is a place in the kitchen for your smartphone. From recipes to conversions to shows about cooking, you know what they say: there’s an app for that. 1.)      Epicurious – No cooking related list would […]

A Cooks Dream Vegetable Garden

A dream vegetable garden should be laid out for easy access to the crops. This means discrete planting areas and paths which allow the cook to reach the produce but stay dry footed. Not only is this practical but it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The pleasure of fresh food is increased if the […]

Best Food Blenders for the Home Cook

Best food blenders for the home cook A food blender is a necessary kitchen tool for any cook.  They come with a great variety of features and excellent ones can range in price from $50 dollars all the way to models that cost nearly $500 dollars.  A well selected blender can accent a kitchen as […]

How to Sharpen a Paring Knife

A kitchen knife won’t work well if it’s not kept sharp. A dull knife is also dangerous! Here’s how to keep your paring knife sharp, so it’s always ready to tackle any paring task you can throw at it. Sharpening steel vs. honing stone Honing stones bring out an edge in your paring knife. Most […]

Explaining the Reasons why Kitchen Knives should always be as Sharp as possible

A quality set of knives is the most important tool for any professional chef or serious home cook. A paring knife, carving knife, filleting knife, vegetable chopping knife and more will all be required if a working kitchen is to function to the full extent of its capabilities. It is imperative, however, that the knives […]

How to Properly use a Sharpening Steel

A basic sharpening steel can’t actually sharpen a knife edge. Using a sharpening steel properly simply maintains that edge at its best effectiveness. How a sharpening steel works A knife has many tiny teeth along its edge. Over time and constant use, some of those little teeth get knocked out of alignment, so the knife […]

Handheld Vacuum Cleaners have a Specific Set of Considerations

A handheld vacuum cleaner can be a supplementary appliance, used in lieu of your main vacuum cleaner for quick clean-up jobs or awkward areas like the inside of your car. Or it can be your only cleaner if you live in a small apartment or have a physical limitation restricting the size or weight of […]

Fast and Easy Meals Cooking with Chicken

It’s easy to cook fast and healthy meals with chicken. There are many variations you can make from scratch that take less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Spoon over a side of rice, pasta, or roasted or mashed potatoes, add a glass of milk or juice, and just like that, you’ve got a […]

Guide to Braising Meat

If you have ever made a pot roast before, you may already know what braising means. This technique is a great way to seal juices in, create and refine more flavor, and produce tender, juicy results. Braising meat isn’t difficult, but it does require some patience, especially since braising also means cooking meat for a […]