Monthly Archives: July 2016
Summer is here, which means it’s time to serve a few cool dishes. This Summer Berry Salad with Basil and Lemon Fraiche is refreshing, and tasty. It’s easy to prepare, and will surely please your family and guests!
When I graduated from culinary school, I went knife shopping. I had saved up $150.00 (from my $6.75 per hour first cooking job), and was ready to buy a high-quality chef’s knife. I can remember strolling into Williams Sonoma, and drooling at all of the shiny knives through the glass panel. The salesperson happily opened the locked door, and I began my search. After handling a dozen knives, I decided on a Henckels 8-inch chef’s knife because I liked the balance, and it felt right in my hand. I used that knife for 8 years (before I bought another one). It survived many drops, mishaps, and thousands of passes over a sharpening stone.
Sweet and Sour Sauce originated in China, from the Hunan Province. Sweet and Sour Sauce typically has some type of vinegar and sugar in it, and is used as a flavor enhancer for fish, poultry, rice, noodle, and vegetable dishes. There are many different variations of this sauce, this is mine.
Wiener World will be celebrating its 51st anniversary this month. An established Pittsburgh restaurant, the hot dog shop has been providing hungry patrons with all-natural casing hot dogs, and other quality fare for decades.
Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs. There are many variations- some are savory, while others are sweet and tangy. Gravlax with Absolute Citron takes only a few minutes to prep, but requires 24 hours to cure.
I’ve been getting many requests for my Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe. I made this particular recipe at work today because I wanted to run something cool, and refreshing. You’ll be surprised at how easy to this delicious, cold soup is to prepare.