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How to Make a Bouquet Garni
Dec27

How to Make a Bouquet Garni

What is a Bouquet Garni? Well, it’s not a floral arrangement or a special garnish. Actually, bouquet garni is a combination of fresh herbs, vegetables &, at times, even coarsely crumbled spices, which are bundled in layered cheesecloth or they are tied up with a string in such a way to flavor soups, stocks & sauces. The herbs are tied up in such a way that the chef can remove them easily & quickly before serving,...

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How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies
Dec18

How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies

What is Christmas without Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies? My children always enjoyed decorating & icing these cute men. I would make a few with added flour & sugar, so they would stand up to handling, skewering a hole near the top, so they could be hung on the tree by a pretty ribbon. As well, they were delicious to nibble on. How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men: This recipe yields about 2 dozen 4-inch gingerbread men. If your...

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How to Can Dill Pickles: National Pickle Day
Nov14

How to Can Dill Pickles: National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day has arrived, and when was the last time you made pickles at home? If you’ve never tried making pickles, you can do it too. You will be so much more satisfied knowing what went into the jars, and will be much happier about the flavors. As well, preparing pickles yourself gives such a sense of accomplishment, and beefs up your Winter season cooking repertoire. Pickling renders a tangy result with flavors...

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How to Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips as a Side Dish + Video
Nov11

How to Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips as a Side Dish + Video

Roasting vegetables is likely my favorite way to cook them, and today I’m featuring Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips. So simple, retains its nutrients, and develops such wonderful flavors as they are cooked in that long, dry heat. If you have the opportunity to purchase scapes at your grocer, and they look lovely, grab ’em up. They have a beautiful garlic flavor, and a lovely shape as well. Scapes grow from the...

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How to Make Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad + Video
Sep23

How to Make Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad + Video

I’m going to show you a recipe for Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad… Now, you may be squishing your nose up, thinking to yourself, “Isn’t that a flower?” Yup, the nasturtium is a plant – all of which is edible. Be sure they are organically grown. The leaves, the flowers, the stems, the pods, all of it. Best thing about it isn’t the obvious beauty of the flowers in your meal or on your...

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How to Make Quick Garlic Olive Oil + Video
Sep14

How to Make Quick Garlic Olive Oil + Video

This quick & handy, little recipe will do you well when you’re looking for infused garlic flavor. Oils do so well at transferring flavors of ingredients and pick up nuances quite easily. This simple recipe is perfect for when you’re in a pinch and ran out of your flavored olive oils, or if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand. There are many ways to “skin a cat,” so to speak, and this is but one of the...

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Web Chef Review: Drogheria Organic Garlic Grinder
Aug22

Web Chef Review: Drogheria Organic Garlic Grinder

This is a really interesting food product that I haven’t seen in stores yet… For all of you garlic lovers out there that are envious of those freshly cracked black pepper people, or the freshly ground salt people… Now, you have your very own garlic grinder. Yup, that’s what I said! Drogheria Organic Garlic in a Grinder is the perfect way to add delicious garlic flavor straight into a dish or on the top of a...

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How to Make Your Own Ginger Beer
Aug07

How to Make Your Own Ginger Beer

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had ginger ale more times than you can count, but it’s a good bet you have never tried ginger beer. The two aren’t the same – ginger beer has a fiery, invigorating kick and is fermented just like beer. Some recipes make a very alcoholic drink, with up to 11% alcohol, but you can brew ginger beer with little or no alcohol content if you want. Ginger beer started out in...

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How to Make Lavender Lemonade + Video
Jul23

How to Make Lavender Lemonade + Video

This gorgeously refreshing lemon surprise is a delight in a glass, best served on ice. 😉 Lavender Lemonade is wildly floral with the tangy, uplifting, home-style lemonade of summer, especially great with lavender buds, but alternately with lavender leaves. You will just have to thank me later after you’ve drank the entire gallon, and need to make a new one… Enjoy this summertime bevy with a twist from Cooking with...

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Web Chef Review: Epicureal Lavender Buds
Jul22

Web Chef Review: Epicureal Lavender Buds

What’s Delicious today @ Cooking with Kimberly? Epicureal Lavender Buds, that’s what! What sounds more amazing than lavender buds? Well, to me, anyway… I love their fragrance. Not only do you want to immerse yourself in the scent, and throw them in your clothing drawers, or in a warm bath… …they are equally delicious to eat or infuse beverages with. Check out this webisode of “What I Say About Food” here:...

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How to Make Lavender Lemon Water + Video
Jul19

How to Make Lavender Lemon Water + Video

Here’s a refreshing water recipe for the summertime, or anytime for that matter. It’s Lavender Lemon Water! This hydration encourager, water mixed with hints of tasty herbs & fruit do the trick of getting you to drink more water, especially when your body needs it desperately in the heat of summer. Lavender can be an “acquired taste” as it can taste very floral & perfumey or soapy…but that’s...

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Web Chef Review: The Garlic Survival Co.’s Triple Garlic Salsa
Jul16

Web Chef Review: The Garlic Survival Co.’s Triple Garlic Salsa

My mother over at IngridTurnerToday.com and I checked out this really great salsa. It’s The Garlic Survival Co.’s Triple Garlic Salsa, and it is belligerent to say the least! Gluten free and fat free, this salsa is a real winner. Their motto is “More garlic. Not heat.” Their Triple Garlic Salsa is garlicky, but it’s really not overwhelming where it “bites” you. It’s so tasty with 3...

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Web Chef Review: Royal Command Lavender Honey
Jul02

Web Chef Review: Royal Command Lavender Honey

While sitting & working in my kitchen, I got snacky… I saw some crackers in my cupboard and remembered my Royal Command Lavender Honey I had waiting for a perfect opportunity to burst out of that little jar with lavender fervor. Today’s the day! I got to enjoy this honey where it was the standout with plain saltines & some softened butter…What could be better? Check out this webisode of “What I Say About...

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