Under Stove Storage

Under Stove Storage

    Under the Stove Drawer is Over the Top in Space There are times you have probably wished that you had a giant drawer in your kitchen.  After all, you … Continued

Understanding Tea Time Service

Understanding Tea Time Service

Tea Travels!™…Understanding Tea Time Service by Ellen Easton ©1999 – All Rights Reserved Tea time should be a good experience for all involved-patrons as well as staff.   Check out … Continued

Dinner Etiquette

United States Dining Etiquette Guide

Restaurant Dining – Dinner Etiquette – How To Eat Different Foods The point of Dinner Etiquette rules is to make you feel comfortable – not uncomfortable.  Table manners play an … Continued

Use Correct Pan Sizes

Questions and Answers – Use Correct Pan Sizes   Question: I like baking pound cakes, however, I have found that depending on the type of tube pan I use, the … Continued

Broken Raw Egg

Using Raw Eggs In Cooking

  Following is what the American Egg Board says on using raw eggs in cooking:   There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds … Continued

Vanilla Paste

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Paste   Question: Could you please tell me what vanilla paste is as opposed to vanilla beans and vanilla extract.  If a recipe calls for … Continued

Vanilla Sugar

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Sugar, Vanillin Socker   Question: I found your website and was hoping that you could help me figure out something.  We are making Swedish Chocolate … Continued

Vegetable Buying Guide

Vegetable Buying Guide First Rule – Demand Freshness! Hints and tips on choosing the freshest produce at the market.  Learn how to get the most for your money and how … Continued

Vegetable Shortening

Questions and Answers – Definition of Vegetable Shortening   Question: I have very promising recipe of a turkey and vegetable tart and in it is supposed to be 1/4 cup of … Continued

Verjus in a tall glass bottle in front of grapes on the wine

Verjus – Verjuice

  Verjus – The “Wine Friendly” Condiment   Verjus (pronounced vair-ZHOO), sometimes spelled verjuice, is a French term that when translated into English mean “green juice.”  It is a medieval … Continued

Walnut Oil Uses

Questions and Answers – Walnut Oil Uses   Question: Can you tell me the uses of Walnut oil?  A friend gave me a bottle and it has been in the … Continued

Sanding Cast Ion Pans

Warped or Cracked Cast Iron Pots

Techniques for Restoring an old Cast Iron Skillet Warped or Cracked Cast Iron Pots To check the bottom of your pots and pans for flatness, use a straight edge, such … Continued


Watermelons – All About Watermelons

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, family Cucurbitaceae) is a vine-like flowering plant and loosely considered a melon.  It has a smooth hard exterior with a juicy sweet interior flesh.  This melon is … Continued

What are Emrelettes

  Questions and Answers – What are Emreletes?   Question: I have a 1935 recipe book from Sunset Magazine.  The grocery shopping list for one of the dinners calls for … Continued

Romamo Beans

What are Romano Beans

  Questions and Answers –  What are Romano Beans?     Question: I have a recipe which includes Romano beans, but I am not sure what they are.  Have you … Continued