Quinoa Tomato Salad

A Colorful History of Quinoa

A Colorful History of Quinoa: By Charlotte Bradley Check out all of Charlotte Bradley’s Healthy Lifestyles columns. Although quinoa has only been available in North America since the 1980s, it comes from the … Continued

Corn On The Cob

About Corn – Corn On The Cob

How To Boil Corn On The Cob Boiling is the quickest, easiest, and tastiest way to prepare fresh corn.  Too many people do not know how to correctly boil fresh … Continued

Accent Seasoning – Spike Seasoning

Accent Seasoning – Spike Seasoning: Accent Seasoning – A seasoning also called MSG (Monosodium Glutamate).  It is commonly used in Asian cooking.  It is not a favored seasoning or enhancer … Continued

Afternoon Tea Guidelines

Afternoon Tea Guidelines and More

Afternoon Tea Guidelines and More Let us help you become an expert host/hostess for your next Afternoon Tea Party. Provided are helpful Afternoon Tea guidelines to properly prepare and store … Continued

Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar

Agave (pronounced ah-GAH-vay) nectar is a syrup made from the agave plant.  It has become popular in recent years as people look for healthier alternatives to white sugar.  Called agave, … Continued

Al Fresco Entertaining

 Al Fresco Entertaining Seven Tips for an Al Fresco Summer Party    Al Fresco Entertaining – means out in the open, is a great way to enjoy the later part … Continued

Alcohol Evaporation in Cooking and Baking

  Questions and Answers Alcohol Evaporation in Cooking and Baking Question: When you use alcohol in cooking a dish, how long does it take for alcohol to burn off?  Is the … Continued

Almonds History and Recipes

Almonds History and Recipes

Tea Travels!™ – Almonds and How To Use Them Recipes and Photos by Ellen Easton 2020  – All Rights Reserved Reva Paul’s Hand Decorated Almond and Almond Cup Check out … Continued

American Caviar

American Caviar – Think American Caviar!

  “The roe of the Russian mother sturgeon has probably been present at more important international affairs than have all the Russian dignitaries of history combined.  This seemingly simple article … Continued

Anise Seed vs. Licorice

Anise Seed vs Licorice

  Questions and Answers – Anise Seed vs. Licorice Question: I really enjoy your web site and find it extremely interesting and helpful.  I am currently living abroad in Israel … Continued

Appetizers To Serve Per Person?

Appetizers To Serve Per Person?

How Many Appetizers To Serve Per Person   If you choose to serve an appetizer before a meal, consider the meal and what you will be serving and try to select … Continued

History and Legends of Apples

Apples – History and Legends of Apples

  What are cooking apples? A cooking apple is an apple that is used primarily for cooking rather than eating.  While there’s no harm to using an eating apple in … Continued

Arborio Rice vs. Converted Rice

Questions and Answers – Arborio Rice vs. Converted Rice   Question: I am going to cook some Risotto for my family.  How is Arborio rice different from Converted rice? T hank … Continued


Avocados – Learn All About Avocados

  Types of Avocados The two most widely marketed avocado varieties are the rough-skinned, almost black Hass and the smooth, thin-skinned green Fuerte.  The Hass has a smaller pit and … Continued

Baked Eggs

Baked Eggs Recipe

 Baked Eggs – Shirred Eggs – Oeufs En Cocotte People love these baked eggs as they are both comforting and sophisticated.  The eggs come out looking beautiful in their individual ramekins and … Continued