How to Cook Shishito Peppers

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are THE pepper of the 2017!If you want to hang with the popular peppers, the Shishito is the current leader.I had the best time at a media event at Melissa's Produce the other day, for a sneak peak at the produce trends for 2017. I have so many fun and exciting things to share with you about it, … [Read more...]

How to Use Fresh Turmeric

How to Use Fresh Turmeric

Fresh Turmeric is easy to use and it's gorgeous!  Known for giving curry its golden color, turmeric has a peppery, warm flavor and a fragrance reminiscent of citrus and ginger.  Widely used in Indian and other South Asian cuisines, it's also known for having numerous health benefits.According to Melissa's Produce, … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Pistachio Butter

How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter -- Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!

Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!While I don't always don't make my own nut butters, this one is well worth it!  Of course, others like peanut and almond for example, likely are also, but are more readily available in stores.  Pistachio … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp-A Photographic Guide

If time allows when you're cooking, starting from scratch is always best.  And in the case of peeling and deveining shrimp it can save you money -- shrimp per pound is considerably more expensive if the work has been done for you. Makes perfect sense, but it's really easy to do yourself, and from my experience, it's … [Read more...]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It's National French Fry Day and the party is not over -- there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. ;-)   We have to celebrate, right!?Did you know there's a food holiday every single day of the year?  It's true, and kinda funny, if you ask me -- but who am I not to celebrate food!?  I mean, come … [Read more...]

How to Make Kimchi

Fermentation and How to Make Kimchi

Making Kimchi has been on my culinary bucket list for years.  (Everyone has that list, right?) I think it's definitely something many of us think of as a daunting task -- at least I did.So I was thrilled with Melissa's Produce invited me to be a part of  Chef Ernest Miller's food preserving class. Chef Miller -- … [Read more...]

25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the Kitchen!

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Ever wished you knew how to pit and peel a lychee or cut and eat a cactus pear?  Or perhaps you've wished you knew how to use lemongrass or how in the world to go about eating a cherimoya?  Well you've come to the right place, my friends!  Here you'll find 25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Crispy Oven-Roasted French Fries: A Photographic Guide

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Do you love French fries?  Me too.Wanna make them today?  Me too.Yet, do you want to make a big pot of oil super hot and risk making a big greasy mess?  Me neither!Not only are oven roasted French fries mess-free, they're also very easy to make and they're absolutely just as delicious as those dunked in … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Most Popular Recipes of 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

I appreciate you all for being a part of my year  -- for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, trying my recipes and leaving me comments.   All of this truly means a lot to me -- it makes all of the thought and time I put into my work well worth it.  I love what I do, and it's made … [Read more...]

How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide

How to Roast Butternut Squash: A Photographic Guide - cookingontheweekends.com

Even before taking pictures of food was part of my job description, I'd find myself in the middle of cooking a recipe looking for my camera.The simple beauty of an ingredient can make me pause. This happens more often than not.  Whether I'm peeling asparagus or an onion, slicing beets or citrus, or maybe simply … [Read more...]