Cooking by Color

This is a list of foods by COLOR. Cooking by color can be used for a variety of reasons.

How to get out of a cooking rut

Here are solutions for those of you who are in a cooking rut. Are you bored and need inspiration? Do you need to know different cooking methods? Are you busy and need shortcuts? Is your food lacking flavor? Are you dieting and have limited food choices? …these tips will help you.

Knife Skills Class

As a “personal trainer for your kitchen,” it is my goal to build your culinary muscles and show you tools and techniques for success.

The most coveted of techniques: KNIFE SKILLS.

I will quickly cover the basics: the design of the chef knife, how to hold a chef knife, and the uses of a chef knife. And then, we will start slicing and dicing.

I’m excited to show you how to cut a bell pepper! …and avoid all the seeds.

How to season food

This blog post contains notes for a Zoom video event with my MeetUp group on April 4, 2020. This is an overview of Flavors, in regards to “seasonings.” Note: the term flavors actually refers to the “…intersection of taste, aroma, and sensory elements including texture, sound, appearance and temperature.” Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, by Samin Nosrat, […]

How to become a good cook

How to become fluent in the kitchen “Hello, I am a personal trainer for your kitchen. My goal is to elevate your comfort level in the kitchen by replacing effort with skill. Sharing information on cooking methods (rather than recipes) is what I do to help you think like a chef.  My focus is on […]

Choosing a cutting board

Cutting board with drawers

Here’s a quick overview of cutting boards that I like, and don’t like, what works, what doesn’t work…

Cleaning fruits and vegetables

A ‘free’ scrubbing net, you might already have this! I use the net from garlic bulbs as a mit, or bag, to scrub fruits and veggies. It works well, rinses easily and lasts a couple of months.

Reinventing leftovers

“Encore Presentations” refresh • reinvent • reinvigorate your leftovers A cooking class dedicated to showing how to change leftovers into a newly inspired dish. Click here to book this class. This is a 3-hour PRIVATE cooking class for up to 6 people. “Encore Presentations: Bringing back leftovers with renewed flare!” News flash! –leftovers do not […]

Got odors? mustard powder eliminates odors

Got odors? Use mustard powder to get rid of pesky stale odors when you want to reuse a jar or plastic container … lids, too. Includes ideas for uses, even armpits.

Cooking without a recipe

Here is my way to cook without recipes. Have a variety of foods on hand, which can be done with different parts of the plant. These foods have different functions for the plants, so using these different parts will inherently give you a variety of flavors, nutrition, colors, textures. …and cook times. Roots: onions, garlic, […]