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How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

Friday, April 17, 2020 Featured

Although often considered a vegetable, artichoke originated in the Mediterranean and has been used for centuries for its potential medicinal properties.


How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

1 Cut of the tips of the leaves: If the artichokes have little thorns on the ends of their leaves, take a kitchen scissors and cut off the tips. This step is mostly for aesthetics as the thorns soften with cooking and pose no threat to the person eating the artichoke. But snipping them off will make the artichokes easier to handle.

2 Slice off the top of the artichoke: Slice about 3/4 inch to an inch off the tip of the artichoke. A serrated bread knife works great for this.

3 Remove small leaves at the base: Pull off any smaller leaves towards the base and on the stem.

4 Cut off excess stem: Cut off exc...

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Let’s Make Mexican Lasagna

Monday, March 30, 2020 Featured

                                             Let’s Make Mexican Lasagna

1 Brown the ground beef: Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan or cast iron frying pan on medium high heat. Add the ground meat, breaking it up as you add it.

Sprinkle with salt. Sprinkle on the chile powder, cayenne, cumin, and coriander. Increase the heat to high. Add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Do not stir the meat unnecessarily. Allow the meat to brown on one side, and then stir it so the other side can be browned.

As soon as the meat is browned, remove the pan from the burner. The meat will continue to cook in the heat of the pan.

Once you are sure that the meat is cooked through, use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the pan to a bowl. Set aside.

2 Sauté onions, bell peppers, garlic,...

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How to Deal with all these Holiday Challenges

Monday, November 5, 2018 Featured

Every Thanksgiving we encounter the same pesky issues. We loathe guests who barge into the kitchen, disrupting our roasting and baking. We fear over-cooked turkey and burnt yams. Plus there’s that meddling uncle who asks for leftover pumpkin pie before dinner has even begun. Alas, the biggest food holiday of the year is often the most stressful.

In order to help you survive the big day, we reached out to several etiquette experts, and got the scoop on  and many more.

We also compiled some of the best Thanksgiving tips from, Helena Echlin,  She wrote the column Table Manners for six years. Here’s her best advice on how to survive Thanksgiving, all in one place...

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