Category: Recipes

Bacon Sriracha Popcorn – Homemade & Healthy

  Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be to find great tasting healthy snacks that don’t require a lot of prep and cook time? And if you want a healthy snack that can still make you feel like you’re eating sinful junk food… Continue reading

Makin’ Bacon? – Here’s How & Yes You Can!

  There are those who will suggest that society’s love affair with bacon and the baconalia movement in general have gone too far. From bacon toothpaste to bacon sundaes, you can get a bacon flavored just-about-anything these days. We’ve even contributed (happily) to the madness… Continue reading

Gluten-free Green Chile Corn Fritters – Simple. Quick. Easy.

  In the words of Jeffery Steingarten, author of the best-selling books The Man Who Ate Everything and It Must Have Been Something I Ate – “if you fry anything and put it on a plate it’s better!” While we aren’t sure that we agree… Continue reading

Succulent Seasoning Secrets – How (or when) to salt your proteins!

  One of the most basic tenets in the kitchen is that of “salting (often referred to as seasoning) your proteins”. We’ve already broached that subject in a previous blog post – “What’s at steak?” From beef to pork to chicken to lamb, every chef worth… Continue reading

How to make the BEST CRISPIEST PERFECT french fries!

  The last two weeks of July mark some of our favorite food days of the year. Today presents our most favorite of all foods – French Fries!  We’re suckers for fries.  Why? Because french fries are great any time of day. Morning, noon or… Continue reading

Gluten-free Cheesecake Recipe

  I have a friend who claims that all good things originally came from the Greeks. He also says something similar about New York City being the center of the known universe. (ok, that part about NYC may be a bit of an embellishment, but… Continue reading

Picnic Series – Grilled Romaine Salad

  Salad. There’s a lot left unsaid with that one simple word. There are appetizer salads, side salads, main course salads, palate cleansing salads, and dessert salads. There are cold salads, warm salads and hot salads. Green salads like pistachio salad that don’t have a… Continue reading

Peppercorns (Piper nigrum) – Their place in your kitchen!

  In the world of Piper nigrum there are three basic types. Green, Black and White. Today you will be formally introduced to all three. For the sake of clarity, we’d like to begin by addressing those pink things (shown in our Rainbow blend above)… Continue reading

Vanilla Milkshake w/ Applewood Sea Salt

  It seems somehow twisted-ly appropriate that summer begins in the heat of the day this year. For those of you who aren’t Almanac readers, its June 20, 2012 at 7:09PM (EDT) in the Northern Hemisphere – that’s 4:09PM for those of us here under… Continue reading

Compound Bitters Butter

  Even though it’s still National Dairy Month, we suspect Georges Auguste Escoffier may not be a name you are familiar with. Many of his recipes and techniques are, however, because they are used to teach culinary students around the world. The original text Le… Continue reading