The Growing Bitterness in America

The Growing Bitterness in America

There are 5 basic tastes when you eat or drink: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.  In my travels I have seen different cultures gravitate towards certain flavors, the tartness of kimchi or sauerkraut lets you know that Germans and Koreans like their sour flavors. In China or Japan umami tastes reign with the use…

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I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

From a Chef, the MMMM…. of culinary sayings is the difference between prawn and shrimp. Yes, they are all classified as shrimp but prawn was brought to you as a marketing tool. I love the naming difference because it truly gives me an idea of how to buy the right stuff. The word shrimp conjures…

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Johnny Apple Seeds Nightmare

Johnny Apple Seeds Nightmare

Being from the great state of Washington we have our share of apples. We have figured many different ways to prepare this amazing fruit. My favorite is is all natural vinegar. I feel that the average cook does not use vinegar enough in their cooking. I use it to balance almost all my dishes. I…

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Your Pom-4-Granate Salad Fix

Your Pom-4-Granate Salad Fix

Pomegranates are little seeds of absolute deliciousness. The acidity in these little jewels makes your palate sing for more.. Pomegranate has gained loads of popularity over the years in POM juice. The health benefits of pomegranates are astounding and you can read more about them from my gal pal Kathy (kathy’s blog). Pomegranate mollasses is…

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