Archive for July, 2014

Asafoetida – A Very Smelly Spice But Full Of Flavour

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
By David Hugonin Botanical Name Ferula asafoetida Asafoetida is also known as devil's dung, stinking gum, asant, food of the gods, Hing and giant fennel. It is a species of Ferula native to Iran. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 2 m tall, with stout, hollow, somewhat succulent stems 5-8 cm diameter at the base of the plant. The Read The Post [...]

Aniseed – A Popular Flavouring but With Medicinal Properties Too

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
By David Hugonin Botanical Name Pimpinella anisum Anise or Aniseed, less commonly known as anís (stressed on the first syllable) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia. It is a herbaceous annual plant growing to 50 cm tall. The leaves at the base of the plant are simple, 2-5 Read The Post [...]

My Reasons Recommending Not To Use The Microwave Oven

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
By Paul A Philips In a world where people expect instant cash, instant credit, instant online dating... it does of course go without saying that instant food expectancy is no exception. However, the arrival of instant food may come with a health cost. I'm not just talking the possibility of junk food here, with its high salt or sugar content, nasty Read The Post [...]

Cuisines Of The World

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Elena Martin Each cuisine is characterized by the usage of specific ingredients and cooking styles, which are often associated with a culture or region. Broadly speaking, we can divide cuisines into five big categories: African cuisine, Asian cuisine, Oceanian cuisine, Cuisine of the Americas and European cuisine. In African Read The Post [...]

What Do You Do If You Are A Bad Cook?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
By Samantha Knowles Hello, my name is Samantha and I am willing to admit I am a bad cook. I don't wish to be, and it is not because I am lazy, but I simply have too much going on to focus on one thing. Two separate times this week, I have started cooking something only to be distracted and then it burns. Technically, my hard boiled eggs didn't "burn" Read The Post [...]

Do You Use Olive Oil? Why It Is Great For You

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
By Samantha Knowles We all know what olive oil is and thanks to Rachel Ray, we also know what EVOO is (extra virgin olive oil). We have also heard that it is better for you than regular cooking oil, but why? First, lets take a look at the history of olive oil: It was used long ago for several things: 1. Preserving other foods. Since ancient times Read The Post [...]

Cooking And You

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
By Samantha Knowles Since becoming a full time working mom (back from maternity leave) I have embraced the slow cooker as a necessity. I need it to get a hot meal on the table after a full day of work. A slow cooker is an absolute must for anyone that works! Here are some introductory tips and tricks to get you using a crock pot during the week. If Read The Post [...]

Do You Own A Slow Cooker?

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
By Samantha Knowles Since becoming a new mom and with my return to work, I have embraced the slow cooker as a way to get a hot meal on the table after a full day of work. A slow cooker is an absolute must for anyone that works! Here are some introductory tips and tricks to get you using a crock pot during the week. If you are new to using a slow Read The Post [...]