Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What I'm craving the most though is cherry ice cream. When I was young, my grandparents always took me to to a little town about 30 miles from their house to buy pints of handmade black cherry ice cream. It was absolutely worth the drive. I have not had anything like it since and I think I'm ready to give it a go myself. I have the Kitchenaid ice cream attachment that I already know works great (see my recipe for Cardamom Ice Cream). I will post when I know how it works out!
Posted by Angie Mohr at 1:34 PM
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A Traditional Jelly Made from Seasonal FruitsAlthough having called Canada home for six generations, my family, almost without exception, is from England and has been there for at least five hundred years. One side of the family is from Yorkshire to the north, while the other is from the balmy Devonshire coast. Each region has its own traditional dishes and food ways and I always revel in the opportunity to discover what my ancestors likely put on their tables and in their pantries.
Posted by Angie Mohr at 3:31 PM
Gourmet chefs have used herb-infused vinegars for decades to give dishes a deep, rich note or a bright finishing touch. The price of store-bought herbal vinegars is steadily increasing as it is considered a "gourmet" item. Luckily, it's easy to make your own herbal vinegar at home. Herbal vinegars make wonderful hostess and holiday gifts but are also indispensable in your own kitchen.
Posted by Angie Mohr at 2:48 PM
Herbs have been used for healing purposes for thousands of years. Herbs also form the basis for many of our prescription medications today. It's easy to grow your own herbal pharmacy and you'll be ready the next time you have a headache or a cut or a burn.
Posted by Angie Mohr at 1:02 PM
Big box retailers Sam's Club and Costco recently implemented restrictions on the amount of rice their consumers can buy at one time. Sam's has put a limit of four 20 pound bags per purchase. The retailer has stated simply that it is based on "supply and demand trends," but CNN reported earlier this week that some people were stockpiling rice and others were shipping large amounts of the grain to family members in Asia and India. This is the first time Sam's Club has put restrictions on the purchase of bulk goods in its history.
Posted by Angie Mohr at 12:58 PM