Category: Techniques

Herbs by Kinfolk

Herbs by Kinfolk

Photography by Parker Fitzgerald. I so badly want a copy of Kinfolk’s fifth issue, mostly because of the herb drying guide styled by Amy Merrick and photographed by Parker Fitzgerald. I found their posts in my reader not more than…

Pickled Pink

Pickled Pink

Easy Pickles by A Beautiful Mess. Our summer garden has come in, and we’re overloaded with tomatoes, squash and peppers. So this easy pickling recipe from A Beautiful Mess is just in time. Have you ever pickled vegetables?

Be a Chef, Online

Be a Chef, Online

One of the best parts of having easy and constant access to internet is being able to learn new cooking techniques and hints without needing to pay for a cooking class. Here’s a list of my favorite websites for these…

Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate Shavings

The key to obtaining a true chocolate curl when shaving chocolate is to let the chocolate warm up as much as possible. The colder the chocolate, the more splintered the shavings. The warmer the chocolate, the thicker and stronger the…

Simplify the Kitchen

Simplify the Kitchen

{photography by Nell Stephensen} Collect your favorite recipes. It??s great that chefs, once hidden away in kitchens, have become celebrities, but we must resist the trend of complicating food. Exotic 15-ingredient dishes may be fine for the chef but for…

Tender Steak

Tender Steak

Obviously we’ve been on a bit of a meat kick in the Honeysuckle Life household. I think it’s all the running we’ve been doing. Our bodies are craving a lot more calories and red blood cells. Our food spending has…

Plated Salads

Plated Salads

Plated salads. They aren’t just for restaurants. When having guests over, I always pre-plate the salads (asking their preference before hand, if I don’t already know it) and slide them into the refrigerator. The more we entertain, the more I’m…

Vintage Le Crueset

Vintage Le Crueset

$2.48, found at a local thrift store. File this under “they had no idea what they had on their shelves.”

Cookery School

Cookery School

I, like most Americans, am stuck in a food rut. I like seafood, but only Southern American style or in Sushi. I love to cook, but only using ingredients with which I’m comfortable. I love vegetables, but only those that…

Tip #13

To boil the perfect egg: Place egg in pot. Fill with water until water is at least 1″ above the top of the egg. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Cover. Remove from heat and let stand for…

Tip #10

When baking a cake, grease the pan with a small amount of shortening (about 1 teaspoon for larger pans) then sprinkle with flour. Shake the flour around until the entire pan is coated. Tap the remaining flour out over a…

Tip #9

Spray your measuring cup or spoon with cooking spray before you measure out honey. It will help the honey slide right off the spoon.

Simply Organic by Jesse Ziff Cool

Simply Organic by Jesse Ziff Cool

Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients by Jesse Ziff Cool photography by France Ruffenach Softcover, 248 pages List Price: $24.95 ISBN-13: 978-0811860444 Publisher: Chronicle Books After seeing this book in a friend’s cookbook collection, I had…

Bento Style

Bento Style

I’m not sure when my love of everything miniature started. Maybe it’s when I realized I would always be the shortest in the class. Or when the first twelve-year-old thought it was an accomplishment to be taller than I. But…

Better World Shopper

Better World Shopper

  My husband and I recently picked up a copy of the Better World Shopper.  Within one reading of the guide, we knew our lives would not be the same. Recommended by a friend, it’s a guide that grades hundreds…

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