Post Archives from the ‘basics’ Category

How To Make Butter Using a Mixer



Good morning! I am busy doing my last-minute preparations for the Nourished Food Blogger Conference and the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo later this week, but I wanted to post this easy basic how-to on making butter. Now, I realize that I'm not reinventing the wheel here, but my How-To Basic posts seem to consistently be Continue reading the story "How To Make Butter Using a Mixer"

Green Chile Sauce


20111208-212454.jpg Green chile sauce: one of the staples in my kitchen. Why? Because it is amazing. Why else? Added to enchiladas, slow-cooker stews, tacos, or breakfast casseroles, it ads a rich spicy tone that is only mildly fiery but still requests attention. It is also a key ingredient in my family's favorite tortilla soup (I'll try to post this recipe Continue reading the story "Green Chile Sauce"

Basics How-To: Roasting Poblano Peppers


20111208-184325.jpg Roasting poblano peppers is super easy. Not only is it super easy, but it's one of those things that requires minimal skill yet provides impressive results. What's not to adore? If you've never had roasted peppers, you'll be amazed. If you have already had them, well, you know how entirely different they taste when compared to the Continue reading the story "Basics How-To: Roasting Poblano Peppers"

Basics How-To: Roasting Garlic



If you already know how to roast garlic, then merrily skip on past this post of mine. I use roasted garlic in so many recipes. So so many. If you've never roasted garlic, or you simply want step-by-step how-to instructions on roasting this marvelous member of the allium family, then read on, dear soon-to-be-enlightened reader! Roasted garlic tastes Continue reading the story "Basics How-To: Roasting Garlic"