Kitchen Lessons

How to massage kale

How to massage kale

Ever tried kale and hated it because it’s too tough or leafy and thought to yourself “this is too earthy for me”? Well it’s because you’re eating RAW un-massaged kale… Kale lives up to it’s reputation, it’s a super green that demands it be treated 

How to store nuts

How to store nuts

If your kitchen is anything like mine, it’s being consumed by nuts. Year-round I try to keep pine nuts for pesto and almonds for snacking. I also keep flaxseed and chia seed for smoothies. For the holidays, I pick up walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. Needless 

How to dice an onion

How to dice an onion

Have you ever wondered how people get onions diced evenly? It is not as hard as you may think… Follow these simple step-by-step instructions and you’ll do great.  Get an onion and knife. Use a chef’s knife, not a small pairing knife like my mom 

How to Pick Apples

How to Pick Apples

Apples come in many varieties and there is an entire spectrum of flavor from tart to sweet and this post will hopefully break it down a little so you’re not surprised when you bite into one. We recently visited upstate NY, you’re probably thinking about 

How to clarify butter

How to clarify butter

Clarified butter!  Many people will go their entire lives without ever using this stuff, and that’s okay. I don’t think I realized it was a “thing” until culinary school. Up until then, I think I just ignored the concept entirely. Why is it important?  Clarified 

How to pick a carton of eggs?

How to pick a carton of eggs?

Brown v. White? Did you know there is absolutely nothing different between the two… Brown eggs (admittedly my favorite even though I know there isn’t a difference in nutritional value) seem to have a thicker shell making it harder to crack & I think they 


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