• How to Drain Spinach

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I have some recipes that need well-drained spinach.  The water that can remain in spinach can make a creamy dish watery, if not drained well enough. I’ve tried lots of different ways to drain spinach.  I’ve tried the collander method. That didn’t drain  well for me.  You either have to let sit for a long…

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  • Tips for Asparagus

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I think I’ve eaten more asparagus this spring than I’ve ever eaten in my life combined.  I’ve fallen in love with this vegetable. Big surprise since I fall in love with every vegetable. It occurred to me the other day, that instead of fumbling with each stalk of asparagus, snapping off one stalk and then…

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  • How to Oil and Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I have a bamboo cutting board that I leave out on the counter to chop, mince, dice and slice on. After a few weeks, it starts looking dry and lack-luster and pitifully parched.  I shouldn’t even let it go this long, but sometimes… Life happens and you don’t have time for Martha Stewart perfection. However,…

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  • How to Peel a Tomato

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    This is a cool technique I saw Mr. Emeril Lagasse do on a show the other day and it has changed my life. Well, not really, but it is pretty neato. I wish I could tell you that the tomatoes in the picture above are from my garden. I wish I could tell you that…

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  • How to Make Greek Yogurt

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I love Greek Yogurt.  I love the thickness of it, and the rich texture of it. It could be used for one of my favorite things – a parfait for breakfast. Or used in a fantastic salad dressing like on my Nicoise Salad… Good thick Greek yogurt is ..well…a  delicious thing. However, Greek yogurt at my grocery store…

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  • Ways to Use an Egg Slicer

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    Maybe you have one of these little things stuck in a drawer in your kitchen. They have all different sizes and shapes, but all of them basically do the same thing. Slice eggs. Maybe, like me, you resent the amount of space this little contraption takes in your valuable kitchen drawer space. Maybe, like me,…

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  • Removing Extra Fat from Meat

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I am posting a Lean Mean Game Day Chili recipe tomorrow for my segment on the Rise & Shine Oklahoma show.  I thought this would be a neat short post with a healthy tip on how to remove a little more unwanted fat from your ground meat dishes. After cooking up your meat, drain it…

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  • Me and The Supremes or How to Section a Grapefruit

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    Ever get one of those beautiful salads with segmented oranges, tangerines or grapefruits scattered over them? Those are called “supremes” and with a little practice, you too can make them! Take a grapefruit (or orange or tangerine) and get your sharpest knife and cutting board. Starting as close to the top of the fruit as…

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  • How to Make Bacon in the Oven

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    This is our new way of making bacon at our house. And I’m never going back cuz it’s SOOO good! I bought this inexpensive rack that fits in one of my baking sheets. I purchased this a month or so ago at our local restaurant supply store that is also open to the public.  It…

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  • How to Cut a Leek

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    Allum Porrum, or Leeks, are my new-found friends. You know leeks?  The things that look like giant green onions at the grocery store? What do they taste like? Like a mild onion and they are delicious to use as you would any in any savory dish you’d use an onion and garlic in.

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  • Saving Peels to Make Broth or Stock

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    Last night I was peeling one of those gigantic bags of carrots on account of my daughter being home from college with three friends to feed.  I knew they were lacking in vegetables after last week’s snow storm that hit Tulsa requiring them to order pizza every night.

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  • How to Roast Beets

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    My love for roasted vegetables just keeps on growing. Next up? Roasted beets!

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