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Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything - The Basics".
This is the best introduction to cooking book in existence!

One step above Bittmans for intermediate Cooking:
Martha Stewart's "Cooking School" is a great book also the PBS tv program is also very good for learning to cook.

See if you have a local Sur-La-Table store near by you. They have cooking classes for the common home cook. I would take the Knife-Skills class first.

What Is the Best Way to Learn Kitchen Basics? Good Questions
7/21/14 06:43 PM

Competition and variety seems to be dwindling every year. Many years ago there seemed to be local chocolate candy shops everywhere now very few exist like the local bakery shops.

There is still the Sanders/Morley Chocolate factory that still seems to be around about an hours drive away. They do have a nice candy shop within the place.

Lindt Smacks Down Nestle With Russell Stover Acquisition Good Food Reads
7/21/14 11:12 AM

Yep, homemade is best. Nothing that is mass marketed comes close to homemade. But my homemade ice cream probably cost allot more, like three times per quart over store bought.

I make one quart a week and vary the flavors week to week. A base vannila is the most made more often in the summer for milk shakes. I find the quality of the milk and cream can make a big difference in taste and texture. I alway use Jeni Bauer's splended ice cream book as a guide.

12 Reasons Homemade Ice Cream Is the Best Recipes from The Kitchn
7/21/14 10:54 AM

I have two hot/cold thermos 16oz containers. One for cold water and other for hot tea. Fill them up in the morning for the in between meals. Cold water can filled more often.

The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/20/14 07:35 AM

Just got done have dinner. These Parmesan crisp were excellent. And my garden is over flowing with zucchini.

Recipe: Oven-Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipes from The Kitchn
7/19/14 04:10 PM

In my un-professional opinion, oolong has a much stronger taste that other teas. For strong teas and coffee, I do like to add a touch of cream to them, no sugar.

What You Should Know About Oolong Tea Tea Essentials
7/18/14 05:17 PM

It's not green!

Might be something to put in one's fall out shelter.

This Guy Lived on Soylent for a Whole Month Good Food Reads
7/18/14 05:06 PM

Putting this recipe in my Paprika app this moment :)

Recipe: Oven-Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipes from The Kitchn
7/18/14 10:29 AM


Yep, that is what I do also. Look for the ground spot and look for the "yellow as possible".

5 Tips for Picking a Perfect Melon Tips from The Kitchn
7/17/14 09:02 AM

It has been many years since I have made homemade potato chips. If my memory serves me, I think I soaked the chips in cold water for a few minutes before frying to get the starch off the potatoes. I used peanut oil for the frying.

Why Aren't My Homemade Potato Chips Crispy? Good Questions
7/16/14 06:31 PM

Ice cream, no other food source is needed.

Ideas for Soft Foods to Eat After Jaw Surgery? Good Questions
7/16/14 09:38 AM

This book should go well with my "Jeni's Splended Ice Cream at Home" book :)

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts by Jeni Britton Bauer New Cookbook
7/15/14 04:45 PM

Try using flour tortillas for sandwich wraps and cut it up in small pieces. Traditional bread takes up greater volume.

I still like cheese in just about everything, it always provides that extra flavorful boost to just about everything. Eggs and dairy products probably has the most nutrition in such a small package of any kinds of foods.

Also cheese has little to no sugar and high in protien, that is if you buy the real stuff and not the processed cheese. It is high if fat so it is your call.

What Are Some Flavorful Foods to Savor in Small Portions? Good Questions
7/15/14 09:48 AM

I am a bit different, I tend to wear light thin breathable long sleeve and long pants and a hat when working in the field. Insects can make life difficult on bare skin. Blue jeans when I am cleanning out the hen house. Roosters can be mean and can scratch the life out of your legs. But the heat can be difficult when dressed head to toe, so I take frequent breaks and bring lots of water.

I was born and raised in the city and retired to the countryside. I will take the countryside any day over the city.

A Day in the Life of a Farm A New Generation on the Farm
7/12/14 07:27 PM

One can easily poach an egg. However, to poach a perfect egg is not easy and soon as I have given up on poached eggs someone writes artical about it.

My poached eggs are almost a slimy mess. As for the freshness of eggs, mine are the freshest and tastiest I have ever had. But I get my eggs from the henhouse in my backyard. Often so fresh they are still warm to the touch.

From the artical, I will probably once again recreate disappointment with eggs in the kitchen.

How To Easily Poach an Egg Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/11/14 11:16 AM

I would be interested in a grain share. I would have to look for a local one if there is one. Do they ship cross state?

What You Should Know If You're Thinking of Getting a Grain Share Kitchen Tour
7/11/14 09:56 AM

My Coolahoo Premium Tea Infuser!

What's the Weirdest Kitchen Tool You've Ever Fallen in Love With? Reader Intelligence Request
7/10/14 05:35 PM

This book would force me to buy that nice wheat grinder I have my eye on.

Enter to Win a Copy of The Homemade Flour Cookbook by Erin Alderson Cookbook Giveaway
7/10/14 05:25 PM

I store mine in one quart snap lock freezer containers with parchment paper to smooth out the ice cream.

7 Essential Tips for Storing Homemade Ice Cream Tips from The Kitchn
7/9/14 04:03 PM

Maybe, try adding a little more salt.
Let the ice cream set out for ten minutes before scooping.
Add more cream, higher fat content may be needed.

Freezer temprature to high? My stand alone freezer is like 20° below zero, my kitchen refrigerator/freezer top is 0°.

7 Essential Tips for Storing Homemade Ice Cream Tips from The Kitchn
7/9/14 04:01 PM