The Road to Wellness

Cooking Tip: Try, Try, Try Again

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From reading blogs and books written by chefs, I’ve learned valuable cooking tip. It also is something that distinguishes them from us home cooks. Chefs perfect recipes. They tweak them, refine them, and substitute as necessary. Each one is an opportunity to learn a technique. Cooking Tip: It’s the Technique, Not the Recipe As a home cook, it pays to take the time to learn technique. By that I mean learning how to make a basic pan sauce or a master recipe for a vinaigrette. Cooking isn’t an out-of-the-box skill….read more

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Weekly Inspiration–Week 32, 2015

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“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” ~Julia Child photo credit: Garden via photopin (license)

Greatest Cooking Skill

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You may think that you need a slew of skills to be a good cook. Well, it certainly helps. The greatest cooking skill you need to cultivate doesn’t involve knives or fancy cookware. It is simply resourcefulness. Honing the Greatest Cooking Skill By resourcefulness, I mean the ability to adapt with a recipe and its ingredients. It means not panicking if you don’t have vegetable broth on hand. It means that a pot pie without mushrooms is just as good as one with them. It’s all about call and response….read more

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