Nowadays, I find it is very usual that everywhere I go to, butternut squash is greatly on sale. I ponder on if I am at the grocery store or the market of a farmer. This is the time of butternut squash dynasty.
I have discussed with my family and friends on “queen of fall produce,” the name I like to call it. The result was so astonishing that many of them neither have ever eaten butternut squash nor know anything about what does butternut squash taste like, how to prepare this vegetable and whether they are good or not.Continue Reading
One of my favorite and regularly used seasonings is celery seed. Along with garlic powder (or salt), onion powder, celery seed is another natural flavor enhancer that I’ve always included in my cooking recipe. However, one day while my sweet pickle relish was in the making then I found out there was no celery seed left.Continue Reading
I am an avid home cook and also a huge Pizza's fan. I have tried making Pizza multiple times at home until I realized the secret of it - Pizza Dough. It may sound not too hard to make some pieces of Pizza Dough. However, you must have always wondered why homemade Pizzas don't taste like those made by the professional chefs in the restaurants. After so many trials and fails, I've accumulated the experience. And I'm more than happy to share it with you. Let's now explore my cooking stories.Continue Reading
Yesterday, I was in need of some feta cheese – a tangy and salty cheese from Greece. After looking through the refrigerator, I luckily found a half-pound open container of crumbled feta cheese which I have just consumed an ounce since opening. Its smell was still like new feta cheese with no signs of mold.
I tried a small amount of it, and it tasted good. However, what makes me confused is that I bought it about 2 months ago. I know that feta cheese is aged, and I wonder “How long does feta cheese last?” To make sure, I search for information about its shelf life on the Internet and discovered lots of interesting things that I want to share with you.Continue Reading
When cooking becomes my own little word, one of my hobbies is trying out different recipes I find on the Internet. Although food experimentation is funny, there would always be times when I get frustrated. Yesterday, I did plan to cook a Thai curry dish. When I checked the ingredient list, I found the name “fresh Kaffir lime leaves” which is not available in my living area.
I bought dried Kaffir lime leaves in a grocery as a replacement, but they had never given the right flavor profile that the recipe requires. So, I went to the Internet and searched for substitutes for Kaffir lime leaves. I found some ideas, and to my surprise, one of them worked really well.
Today, I’m over here to share this experience with you!Continue Reading