If you’ve every had – and enjoyed – a very fine balsamic vinegar, you may want to introduce vincotto to your palate. It can be used as a condiment from meat to vegetables and salads, even desserts. Italian chefs will tell you the possibilities are endless. It is often combined with figs, raspberries, or citrus […]
I received an Alaskan bowl and ulu set as a gift several years ago. My ulu blade is engraved with the outline of the state of Alaska, and flowers are beautifully woodburned onto the bowl and ulu handle. It has become my favorite for fine chopping, especially herbs. The rolling motion of the ulu keeps […]
I first discovered these spice packets over 15 years ago. At that time I used them primarily for dips, my favorite flavors being Roasted Garlic and Mardi Gras Cajun. I recently purchased a sample pack with some new flavors I had not tried. The flavors are fantastic, but what I like about these products is […]
A most useful gadget in my kitchen is called a skimmer, spider, strainer or maybe even a combo of all three names. The one I have is very inexpensive and available on Amazon for $5.89. It’s a Winco stainless steel strainer, 6-inch fine mesh. It’s basically a flattish wire circle on a long handle. Great […]
As a long time practitioner of pressure cooking and the owner of an older electric pressure cooker, I wondered if the Instant Pot would live up to the hype and giddy adoration of its fans. I put it through its paces with my tried-and-true recipes and now understand why there are so many extremely satisfied […]
Spear an apple on the holder and crank away! In seconds you have a peeled, sliced and cored apple. I use this (okay, my husband uses this) every Thanksgiving for my famous apple crisp which requires 2.7 Kg (6 pounds) of apples to feed the hordes. I have a White Mountain brand, though this Victorio looks close.
Frywall is a heat-resistant silicone shield that can be placed in a frying pan to prevent splatters. Available in 10-inch or 12-inch sizes, each size will actually fit pans that are approximately that diameter. Packaged rolled-up in a small sleeve, the 12-inch size seemed disconcertingly large and floppy when I first unfurled it. I set […]