Baking Tips and Advice

I recently started a job as a kitchenhand at a dining hall. Since I’ve been working there, Ive learned ALOT about baking. Everything we make needs to be made in bulk due to the amount of poeple we serve each … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 Diet & Food

Making Bread from Grains

I have not found a bread that wasn’t made from grains, but there certainly is a variety to choose from. However, one of my favorites has been – and probably always will be – finely ground spelt flour. It is … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 Diet & Food

How to Freeze Pie Crusts

There are a number of different pastries that you might use for a pie, sweet pastry for desserts and savoury pastry for meat pies for example.  In addition you could use shortcrust or flaky (puff) pastry in either situation.  All … Continue reading

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A Starters Guide to Baking Classic French Pastries

French pastries can seem daunting and complicated, but there are only a few basic recipes that you need to make some classic French pastries. Almost every French pastry has two main components; a cream, and a paste or dough. There … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 Diet & Food

Comparing Sugar and Sugar Substitutes in Baking

SUGAR, PURE AND NATURAL. I am a great believer in using pure, natural ingredients where possible. I am a fan of home cooking, and don’t like using pre-prepared packs or ingredients. Sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beet, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 Diet & Food

Herbs and Spices to always have in your Pantry

Don’t turn your nose up at dried herbs and spices. First off, you’ll deprive yourself of any-time access to the world’s greatest aromas. Secondly, you’ll lose dozens of opportunities to improve everyday dishes because you can’t harvest or purchase fresh … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 Diet & Food

How to Stock the Pantry when Preparing for Holiday Houseguests

One of the most important features of the holiday season is to spend time together with friends and family. These days, this often involves traveling or having house-guests, since many live far away from each other. To really enjoy the … Continue reading

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Best Bakers Helpers

When it comes to cookbooks for people who love to bake there are literally hundreds to choose from. While many basic cookbooks such as The Betty Crocker Cookbook have chapters dedicated to baking, it is not the main focus of … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 Diet & Food

101 Investing in Wine

Investing in wine can prove lucrative if you know what wines are a gem and how to locate them. You can sit on a bottle and when the time is ripe you can auction it off to the highest bidder. … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 Diet & Food

The Magic Bullet

As they say, good things do come in small packages, and The Magic Bullet is one of them! Although, modest in size this household appliance comes with attachments and add-ons to get the job done in the blink of an … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 Diet & Food