Caramelizing Onions in a Cast Iron Skillet

  Oh the sound of cooking and caramelizing onions. When prepared in a seasoned cast iron skillet, the onions will turn a dark caramel color that is next to impossible to achieve with a regular non-stick pan (read our article here How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware). Caramelized onions can add great flavor […]

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware

Over time, cast iron cookware develops a thin protective coating known as “seasoning” from the natural fats and oils associated with the cooking process. This coating fills in all the nooks and crannies inherent in the pan metal to create a smooth, uniform surface. This seasoning is what gives cast iron cookware its wonderful non-stick […]

How To Spice Things Up When Cooking

Herbs and spices are used to enhance the flavor of food, either it be for cooking spaghetti carbonara or baking an apple pie. An herb or spice can be a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or leafy part of the plant. They are principally used for flavoring food among other uses. They can be […]

Ingredients For Delicious Winter Salads

Food crops harvested in winter months with the use of hoop houses or hot houses (such as used in California, USA) and other methods that extend the natural growing season, and old-fashioned storage vegetables like cabbages and potatoes all mean that there are plenty of winter produce to choose from. What winter produce that is […]

National Spaghetti Day

Today January 4th is National Spaghetti Day (USA). Were you aware that 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti was sold at the turn of the 21st century (USA)? All those packages together would circle the Earth nine times. Now that’s a lot of spaghetti. Wikipedia writes that there is controversy in respects to the origin of […]