TRIVIA: National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month, a time for some consciousness-raising. We look for Certified Humane eggs and don’t mind paying the premium for them. You’ve no doubt heard the horror stories of mass egg production. We buy from Pete and Gerry’s whenever we can: eggs produced on small family farms with a commitment to the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sansaire Sous Vide Machine

[1] The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. [2] The back and side of the Sansaire, showing the clip that attaches to any pot. Step 1: Attach Sansaire to pot filled with water (photos 1 and 2 courtesy Sansaire. [3] Step 2: Season your food and place it in a cooking bag. [4] Place the bag…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eggs In A Nest & Dark Vs. Light Baking Pans

[1] Eggs in nests for breakfast (photo courtesy Cooking Light). [2] Bunny rabbit rolls (photo courtesy Artisan Bread In Five).   What’s on tap for Easter breakfast? How about eggs in crispy hash brown nests (photo #1). If you want to make the adorable bunny rabbit rolls to serve with them, bake them first. You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easier Soft Boiled Eggs & Easter Breakfast

Some people have never had a hot, runny, seductive soft boiled egg. That’s because they’re such a pain to peel when hot that even most restaurants don’t offer them. Soft boiled eggs were popular in our family. Nana had a set of vintage silver-plated egg cups; Mom had ceramic cups. The eggs were served with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sharpen Your Knife Skills

It’s easy to learn how to cut and slice the correct, efficient, safe way. You’ll feel good about it, too (photos courtesy Wüsthof).   Most of us have never taken a knife skills course. Most likely, we learned from watching food prepared at home or on TV, or simply by freestyling. After all, we’re intelligent;…
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