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 Easily Peel Pearl Onions: A Photographic Guide

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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 doing, but I'm sure it took me way, way too … [Read more...]

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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 would love to know if I've missed anything you're … [Read more...]

How to Roast and Peel a Pepper: A Photographic Guide


This red pepper is delicious.  It's fresh, sweet and crunchy.Now let's roast it and turn it into something rich, smoky, and soft.  It's also delicious -- in a different way.There are a few different ways to roast a pepper -- my technique of choice for large peppers is on a stove burner.  Off we go. Place the … [Read more...]