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Nutrient-Dense Smoothies

I began my health-focused journey a few years back and making delicious smoothies became a regular task in my kitchen. There are many things that I love about smoothies. They are simple and easy to ...

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Utilizing Carbon Steel for Crispy Skinned Fish

You already know I love carbon steel pans. Now I want to showcase a technique that illustrates just why I enjoy cooking with carbon steel so much: cold-start crispy skin fish.

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Why Getting Kids in the Kitchen Early is a Recipe for Success

In a world dominated by fast food and quick fixes, one of the most valuable gifts we can give our children is the skill of cooking. Teaching kids how to cook from a young age is more than just a ...

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How to Host a Wine Tasting at Home

A wine tasting at home is a fun and unique way to entertain. It requires some organization and some ground rules, but you may be surprised by the benefits!

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Teach the Kids to Cook

I started cooking seriously when I was about 10 years old. By the time I was 11, I made all the dinners for my family. People are astonished at this fact. I know the world is different now. Kids are ...

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Save the Scraps: Watermelon Rind Kimchi

In the array of Korean cuisine, one dish reigns supreme: Kimchi. It's a versatile staple, gracing tables as a side or condiment for nearly every meal. Traditionally, it's made with Napa cabbage or ...

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Tasting Table: A New Chopping Block Chef Experience

The Chopping Block is lucky to have many talented chef instructors dedicated to helping the local community and beyond learn how to cook! Unlike other recreational cooking programs, the chefs at TCB ...

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Garlic Scapes: The Edible Flower

Scapes are here! Many are unaware of this wonderful vegetable, but if you know where to look for them during this brief season, you are in for a treat. Scapes are only around in late spring - early ...

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The Art of Plating

Cooking is not just about flavors and techniques; it's also about presentation. The art of plating is a crucial skill that can elevate your home cooking from ordinary to extraordinary. Just like a ...

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How a Pro Chef Organizes a Small Home Kitchen

I’ve lived in a lot of places. Not as many as some, but I'd venture to say more than most. In the last 15 years, I’ve lived in 19 different apartments, rooms, or houses. That’s 19 kitchens I've had ...

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