You may have probably ask yourself umpteen times, what to do with fresh herbs. If you are growing your own with abundant supply, surely you want to use them quickly while fresh. Cooking and juicing with herbs are ways using them daily. Besides that, making your own herb-infused oil and herb butter can help you preserve the fresh herbs. Now, let’s add another – make your own herb salt. Not only will you NOT waste your fresh herbs, but it is also actually healthier and flavourful. You get a salty herbaceous flavour and taste rather than saltiness alone. This way, you will use less salt. Is this not interesting? Read on, I’ll tell you more.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Cooking day in, day out can be boring and tiring. You can change this. You can create and enjoy your culinary experience as a home cook by experimenting with different kind of ingredients. Let’s begin with herbs! There are plenty of flavorful herbs you can use in cooking. While specific herbs pair beautifully with certain meat, what the best herbs for beef is?Continue reading “What is the Best Herbs for Beef”
UPDATED MAY 20, 2020
Why settle for a bland plate of rice when it should be bursting with flavours? Cook flavourful, healthy and simple herb rice that goes with any main dish. There are only 6 steps in the cooking process to spice up your plain white rice. I am sure you are anxious to know. Let’s begin, shall we?
When referring to recipes, it is normal to see words like seasonings, marinades, sauces and a few others. One particular word that caught my attention was spice rub. What is spice rub and how to define them? I am pretty sure you would like to know too. Read on to find out all about spice rub and how to make your own which is beneficial to health.
Some of my friends know that I love reading recipes. Yes, it is what I do during my downtime. And of course, with a cup of coffee in hand. Recently, I came across the word – bouquet garni. What a pretty name this is but I have no idea what was it precisely. Do you? Well, let’s find out the definition of bouquet garni. I will also share with you how to make your own and use it to cook delectable dishes like a trained chef.
Do not mistake allspice as the mixed spice because these two are totally different. I nearly made that mistake when following a recipe. It asked for mixed spice. At first thought, I wanted to grab the allspice but my doubtful and curious mind stopped me. I will share with you here, what they are and how to use them. You need to be careful of that first thought – Allspice Same as Mixed Spice. This could lead to an unpleasant taste. You don’t want this. Are you curious to know what I intend to cook or bake? Now, read on to find out…
UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020
When you cook following a recipe, what would you do if it calls for a particular herb or spice which you do not have? I will omit it. Especially so when the recipe calls for a teeny-weeny amount. In my case, it was ONE piece of bay leaf. This was many years ago. Now, my advice to you is NOT to omit this superb piece of leaf. Even though it is just one piece. You must be wanting to know – what is the purpose of bay leaf and how does 1 bay leaf in a recipe affect the outcome of a dish? Follow me and I will tell you…
UPDATED AUGUST 2, 2019
Does spider scare you? Or, do the cobwebs you see around the corners or the ceiling edges irritate you? I would say the later. Not only an ugly sight, I question myself if I have done a good job of cleaning my home. Let’s not ponder on this and find out how to get rid of cobwebs.
Updated APRIL 23, 2019
The reason I bought cardamom was to cook one of my favourite dishes. And it was my bad for buying another pack before checking thoroughly. More so for storing it in the wrong kitchen drawer, not my usual spice corner. So now, what to do with the cardamom? Have you any cardamom stored somewhere? Better take a second look before it expires! If you do have them, you will want to know – how is cardamom used? Here, I will share with you the various ways to use them and its health benefits. Once you know them, you will have no problem utilizing your cardamoms and may end up buying more. Here goes…
UPDATED DECEMBER 31, 2019
While dried herbs are easily available in our kitchen, fresh herbs might not. Unless you have your own herbs garden. Since fresh herbs do not last, most of us will only keep the dried version. How many times have you used a recipe only to find out that fresh herbs are needed? Sometimes, this put me off. Therefore, it is good to know how to substitute fresh herbs with dried.
Knowing how to substitute, you will always be able to cook your favourite dish without omitting the herbs. It does make a difference in taste and aroma. Furthermore, you will reduce wastage too. Buying fresh herbs, mostly come in a bundle. What to do with leftovers? May end up in waste.
Actually, there are ways to extend the life of fresh herbs and things we can do with leftover herbs. Read on to find out.