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 […]

Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE 2014

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 I was given a press pass for The Taste — as always, all opinions are my own. Labor Day weekend I went to the Los Angeles Times, The TASTE, held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.  This is an amazing annual event that stimulates all of your senses.  You’re surrounded by an extensive variety of interesting […]

How to Peel Pearl Onions: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel Pearl Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Are you on the edge of your seat?  Could there be a more exiting topic? Here’s the deal . . . as I was peeling Pearl onions when I made Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket, I was remembering how I used to peel them — before I actually knew how.  I’m not sure what I was […]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2013

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The things on this list fall into two categories — things I have that I love, and things I want to have.  These are great gifts for under $20, for all of the foodies in your life. by

HOW TO . . .

Roast Garlic

Every now and than I share basic cooking skills and techniques with you — that I think are invaluable in the kitchen, or maybe just fun to know.  I mean, you never know when you might need to peel and pit a lychee! Below are some of those I’ve shared in the past, and I […]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2012

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If you’re shopping for your foodie friends this holiday season, here are some fantastic gift ideas  — all for under $20.  Each of the items on this list are either something I already have and use almost daily — or they’re something I want! Off we go . . . by

Friday Flowers: Wisteria, My Mom’s Ginger Applesauce and her Kitchen


My parents have the most gorgeous Wisteria growing in their backyard. Years ago, a family of little doves lived in this pretty vine.  My mom loved going outside everyday to check on their nest and see how they were doing.  She was so sweet and nurturing, just like the mama bird. In addition to baby […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!


A true romantic.  My husband, that is. This is by far my favorite Valentine’s Day gift — ever! I’d mentioned in passing that I’d wanted a new paring knife months before. He knew Wüsthof is my knife brand of choice. It was wrapped in red and engraved with my husband’s sweetest catch parse, “3 boys […]

Top Ten Gifts for People Who Love to Cook!


In case you haven’t noticed, I love to cook. And weekends, shockingly enough, are when I get my chance to create in the kitchen! The kitchen items listed here are incredibly useful and beyond that, I have developed a good deal of affection for them. by

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