Freeze, basil!

Blog Cooking Tips

I read somewhere that you can freeze whole basil leaves to use out of season. I found out today that it works pretty well. I froze some at the end of summer when it was clear I wasn’t going to use up what was in my outdoor pots. It’s also a great way to salvage basil when you buy too much. Read more

Butternut squash cooking tip

Cooking Tips

Shortcut: Poke some holes in whole butternut squash on all sides with fork or knife. Place on plate or paper towels in microwave and cook for 5 minutes. It will be much easier to peel and chop for use in recipes. Read more

Importance of Reading Comprehension

Blog Recipes Tips

Did you ever wonder what would happen if you left an instant-read thermometer stuck in your roast (or whatever) in the oven? The kind that has clear package instructions that read, “Do not leave in oven; not intended for prolonged use at that kind of heat, you idiot?” Read more