Fennel

Fennel Licorice flavored also known as anise bulb, is composed of three parts that have very different culinary uses. The most useful part is the bulb itself. It can be served raw, shredded in a salad or sliced for crudites. It can also be sliced thicker and braised in wine or stock until tender. The…

Golden Zucchini

This golden zucchini was harvested from my backyard garden and weighed in at 15.7 oz.  I prepared it with a simple salt and pepper seasoning, add a touch of fresh garlic and sauteed it in olive oil for a few minutes. Here are a few pointers about growing and harvesting zucchini. Harvest golden zucchini when fruits…

Cilantro

Often used in salsa’s, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, cilantro adds a lot of healthy, fresh flavor to your kitchen. Freshly chopped cilantro is an excellent source of potassium, is low in calories, and is good for the digestive system. It is best to use fresh cilantro in cooking since it does not dry very well….

The Kitchen Sponge

It may come as a surprise to most, especially the clean freaks among us but the kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest places in the home – reportedly 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.  Studies have found there are around 10 million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and a million per square inch on…