• Breakfast,  Food For Better Health,  Recipes

    Don’t Screw The Poach-ing; Poach Eggs in 7 steps

    Poached eggs, why are they so hard to get right? Ah, yum, a perfectly poached egg is delicious on a piece of toast, or egg-cellent as eggs Benedict.  I enjoy topping off a simple, green salad with a poached egg, allowing the runny yolk to serve as my salad dressing. First, we need to understand the process of POACHING…. What is Poaching? Poaching is to cook food gently in liquid, just below the boiling point. The amount and temperature of the liquid required, depends on the food being poached.  Meats and poultry are usually poached in stock.  Eggs are usually cooked in lightly salted water.  I add just a small amount…

  • Cooks' Tools,  Reviews

    My TOP 5 Kitchen Tools

    These are the TOP 5 work horses in MY kitchen, the tools I cannot live without. Let me know if you agree or list YOUR top 5 kitchen work horses in the comments. #5 – Boos cutting board – this one is 18″x24″x1 1/2″ and sits next to my cook top.  I use it to chop all vegetables and herbs, (I use a plastic cutting board for raw meat).  Treating it monthly with mineral oil, it will last a very, very long time. http://www.johnboos.com/Items_page.asp?s=r&SalesCode=&Prod=1&Page=6&Group=15&hdg=Cherry%20R-Board%201-1/2%22%20Thick%20-%20Reversible%20%20&nsf=False&nsfc=False&csa=False #4 – 2 qt. All-Clad sauce pan – it high sides and durability makes it useful for everything from making sauces to reheating leftovers. All-Clad says…