Chicken Stew – Asian Style

Asian style chicken stew

Many years ago, I came across the recipe from which this one is based. Over the years I have made changes. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer I have made further changes, additions and deletions. It still tastes fantastic and remains one of the best soups I have ever tasted. I like to make this … Click here to continue reading ….

Fennel and White Bean Soup

Fennel and bean soup

I love using fennel seed in my cooking, especially Italian dishes.  But I have never used the fennel bulb. After crafting this recipe, Fennel and White Bean Soup, I look forward to making other delicious concoctions using the bulb. Once again, this recipe has been created as I learn to cook using ingredients that are … Click here to continue reading ….

Cindy’s Herb and Spice Blend

herb and spice blend cooking with herbs growing and using herbs

Cindy’s Herb and Spice Blend If you are looking for a great blend to season your foods instead of salt and pepper, or if you are looking for a great way to add seasoning to many different dishes, consider using Cindy’s Herb and Spice Blend. I mix this recipe up in large batches and add … Click here to continue reading ….

Buying a Mortar and Pestle – What is it? and Things to Consider

buying a mortar and pestle

Buying a Mortar and Pestle Are you thinking about buying a mortar and pestle? If so, there are some things you should know before making your final buying decision. A mortar and pestle, also called an “Apothecary Grinder”, is a tool used to grind and break down herbs. The mortar is bowl-shaped to hold the … Click here to continue reading ….

Edible Flowers – Safe to Eat Flowers – Non-toxic Flowers

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Edible Flowers Consider using edible flowers in your next salad. Many flowers are safe to eat and add beauty, color and a unique flavor to the dishes that you prepare with them. How can edible flowers be used in cooking? They can actually be used several different ways: As floating garnishes for beverages and soups … Click here to continue reading ….

Baked Herb and Cheese Covered Tomato Slices

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  If you are looking for a recipe using tomato slices and herbs, look no further. Tomato slices are used to create a delightfully easy and tasty recipe using basil and/or rosemary or any other herb of your choosing. Ingredients: tomato slices basil, rosemary (crushed), or herb of your choosing (dried or finely chopped fresh) … Click here to continue reading ….