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de Buyer’s Prima Matera – Your Answer for Cooking with Copper on Induction Stoves

For hundreds of years, copper cookware has been the top choice for the discriminating consumer. However, with today’s ever changing technology, the traditional pan may be headed for the recycling bin if induction cook stoves continue to gain in popularity. Why? Induction utilizes the properties of an electro-magnetic field to viberate the atoms in the… 

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Copper Pots and Pans hanging on chateu wall in Normandy

The Best Places to Purchase Copper Cookware in France

If you’re on a vacation (or a “holiday” for my UK readers) to Europe, you may happen to have the opportunity to purchase some copper cookware while visiting France. If your not so lucky, please don’t fret. Premium cookware is also available via the internet – check out my guide assist you.  I was lucky… 

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Cast Iron Dutch Oven and Frying Pans next to a kitchen window

How to properly season your cast iron cookware

Having read some comments on other blogs such as the Kitchn, I feel compelled to dispel many myths on the proper way to season your cast iron pans – some of which are destructive and should never be used. I’ve been using cast iron cookware for the past 30 years (since the age of five)… 

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Pumpkin Soup

An Easily Adaptable Pumpkin Soup

Our shih tzu gets a special treat a couple of times a month in order to vary her diet away from her dried food – boiled chicken mixed with rice. Needless to say, I end up with a plethora of chicken stock that resides in the freezer and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes… 

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Copper pots and skillets on old wood stove next to lighted window

Lynne’s Guide to Selecting the Very Best Copper Cookware

Trying are you to figure out the ins and outs of copper cookware and choose the best product for your home? If so, this copper cookware guide will greatly assist you in picking a top notch product that will not let you down and may even last for generations. Guide to Buying the Best Copper Cookware… 

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Béchamel Sauce

Create a White, Velouté, or Béchamel Sauce in Three Easy Steps

If you’ve always made pasta via a Lipton/Knorr packet and are just now starting to cook food from scratch, you may be scratching your head in trying to figure out that classic white sauce that frames many French and Italian dishes. The white sauce is also known as a béchamel, is what is known by… 

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best wooden cutting board

How to Choose the Best Wood Chopping Block for Your Kitchen

I’m not going to lie…wood cutting boards are my absolute favorite variety of those constructed from the many different materials that are available. Chopping into a nice, thick end-grain board gives a baritone ring like the Dean Martin in a rendition of “Volaire.” Perfection made into sound. However, the best wooden chopping boards come in at least three different construction methods that you can… 

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How to Pick a Cutting Board

Choosing a Hygienic & Knife Friendly Cutting Board

A sharp chef’s knife is THE most important tool in a cook’s arsenal – whether you are a home chef or a pro. Your knife is an extension of your arm and most importantly an extension of your brain used to make the art of food come alive on your loved ones’ plates. However, one… 

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A cup of coffee next to beans in a tray

A Home Coffee Grinder – The Perfect Gift for Dad

Do you have a father or husband that’s a coffee fanatic? If so, a home coffee grinder may be the perfect gift for Father’s Day. However, in an ocean of choices, finding the perfect model can be a confusing process. What’s the difference between the $30 version sold in the big store or one costing… 

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Blackberry Scones

Blackberry Scones

Morning times go by so fast for us that I’ll hardly ever make time for a breakfast that requires more effort than microwaving, toasting, scrambling eggs, or ready-made waffle/pancake mixes… there’s my morning secret. But for this past week, I’ve been wanting to challenge my morning cooking ritual to infuse something different. I had found… 

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Thyme Seasoned Green Beans with Tomatoes

Thyme Seasoned Green Beans with Tomatoes

Green beans are a vegetable that I could eat all day long, next to broccoli. When I was younger, steamed green beans with soy sauce and fresh lemon were a favorite of mine! But trading in the soy sauce for olive oil, fresh tomatoes, and thyme has yet to disappoint the palate and this can… 

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