Silicone to Save the Chef’s Day

by Alison

I just learned some quick facts about silicone. It withstands heat of up to 500°. It is virtually resistant to oxygen, ozone and UV light. It can be created to conduct electricity. Microbes cannot grow on silicone. Thanks Wikipedia. After understanding factoids like that I get why silicone has become a go-to product for kitchen tools. We found a few on that make all the sense in the world.

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Rawr…3D Cookies

by Alison

  Baking cookies takes me back to childhood. I don’t think I know anyone who does not enjoy rolling out the dough, cutting out the shapes and decorating them. Sprinkles, silver balls, mini-chocolate chips, colored frosting all help top off the final product. Mmmmm. Or if you are like me you don’t wait for the final product and enjoy eating some of the raw dough along the way. One thing …

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Spin Your Food to Maximize Flavor

by Alison

Whenever I take time to marinate meat or vegetables I am surprised at the flavor that pops in my mouth. Chicken with Italian herbs works well, especially in summer. BBQ on anything gets better with more marinating time. And a balsamic & garlic combo yields nice flavors for grill veggies. There are plenty of recipes out there to help improve the flavor of meats and produce. Yet why is it …

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Doctor Inspired Dining

by Alison

Are you a die hard Dr. Who fan? What constitutes being a die hard anyway? Maybe it is memorizing the different episodes. Maybe it involves life sized character likenesses in your home. Or perhaps having posters and replica products means you are a die hard.

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Pluck that Yolk

by Alison

As I have stated before on CG I am a kitchen gadget freak! Look in my kitchen and you will find 4 cheese graters (each suited for different cheeses), 20+ cooking knives (each for different uses), plastic containers in a variety of sized (never know what you have to hold!), half dozen frying pans. You get the point. No, there is not a need for all of it. But it …

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BioLite Camping Stove

by Edwin

Do you love the great outdoors? Have you tried asking your kids to spend less time at home, glued to the TV and head outdoors instead for some nature-inspired goodness? If you have answered in the affirmative, then perhaps what you need to do is to “talk” to the younger generation on their terms and frequency. Give them a gizmo to play around with when they are out there in …

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Tasty Food in Gaseous/Liquid Form

by Alison

Have you experienced molecular gastronomy? This art of using food’s physical and chemical characteristics to exploit the true flavors and appease our palettes has a big following. Some smart designers in France decided that drinking our favorite recipes offers a unique method of tasting our food – with fewer calories!

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A Grill and Then Some

by Alison

I don’t care if it is winter, spring, summer or fall. I love grilling! Don the cap and mittens, grab an umbrella or bask in the sun. The taste of anything grilled over wood or charcoal far exceeds that of oven cooked anything. But a grill alone really is not sufficient. It would be nice to cook other items on the grill. And what if you want to smoke something? …

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