Archive | February, 2009

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Eating Dinner Family Style

Posted on 23 February 2009 by TheChefsWife

Obviously people everywhere advocate sitting down together as a family for dinner. To take that a step further, try serving your meals family style; in other words, put all the food on the table and let everyone serve themselves at the table. My kids are 5 and 6, and since we started doing this, we have noticed that they eat more food. I think they like the control it gives them to pick how much and what they eat. It is surprising how often kids make the right choices when you give them the power to make the choice.

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Roasted Chicken part 2 (stock)

Posted on 20 February 2009 by ChefBud

This is my first LIVE COOKING SHOW. I know what you are thinking: it is part 2. I will do part 1 later. Continue Reading

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Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Posted on 18 February 2009 by TheChefsWife

I hate starting the day racing around.  Mornings set the tone for the whole day and when they start off hectic, that feeling never seems to go away.  Continue Reading

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Another Use For Your Spice Grinder

Posted on 18 February 2009 by TheChefsWife

OK, so hopefully you all bought a coffee grinder to use for grinding up spices as you need them for recipes.  Here is another use for that spice grinder.  When you are making mushroom dishes such as mushroom risotto, stroganoff, or stews, try throwing a handful of dried porcini mushrooms into the spice grinder.  Then add the mushroom powder you are left with to the chicken or beef stock that your recipe calls for.  This creates an incredibly rich and delicious mushroom flavor to enhance your dish.

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O.H.I.O. only handle it once

Posted on 17 February 2009 by ChefBud

I do not know who said it first but OHIO can be applied to almost anything in your life.

It works like this: The more times you handle something the less efficient you are.

Now I understand that the worst part of cooking at home is the cleanup. It is important to be organized and streamline your movements. When I am chopping vegetables I use an empty produce bag as a little trash bin right in front of my cutting board. I do not need to make a mess of the counter and I don’t make trips to the bin. When I’m done I throw the bag away and the counter is clean.

Try prepping with the dishwasher open and load it as you go.

Try this in other moments of your life; a good example is mail. Don’t just toss all the mail on the counter when you walk in. Sort the junk mail right into the recycle or trash bin while it is still in your hand.

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