How to Choose & Store Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomato are miniature versions of the traditional beefsteak tomatoes, and are equally as nutritious as it contains the vitamins and minerals essential for good health. These small berries can be eaten in so many ways - fresh on its own, tossed in salads,...

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Mussels 101: How to Choose, store and clean

There are many perks in serving Mussels at the dining table: they are less expensive than other seafoods such as crabs or lobsters, and have a sweet taste that is beloved in cuisines worldwide. It is lean and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Cooked mussels...

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Substituting a broiler with oven-bake function

An oven set to bake and an oven set to broil both use dry heat to cook food in different ways. You can substitute baking for broiling, but not the other way around. All that is needed is a few minor adjustments in cooking time and temperature. How...

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Science of cooking hard boiled eggs

No rocket science needed to cook up some hard boiled eggs. When it comes to being successful in cooking hard boiled eggs, it is all about the time and temperature. Place eggs in a pot of cold water. Turn on the heat and wait until water has almost...

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The low down on cleaning bamboo clams

Rinse each clam in very cold water to get off the worst of the sand. Put the bamboo clams in boiling water for 6 seconds till their shells open. Once shells are opened, scoop the clams out and submerge in cold water or ice water to stop the cooking. Use...

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Kitchen basics: Knowing the different types of cuts

The principles listed below can be used to chop any type of food. When chopping food, you will always create one of three shapes when chopping: slices, sticks and cubes. Slices: Slices are the first and basic cut made before it can be cut into sticks. Sticks:...

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