how to season a cast iron skillet

Kitchen Tip: How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

I recently purchased my very first cast iron skillet (similar to this Lodge 12-Inch Skillet). I’d been thinking about it for some time, after reading about the versatility and health benefits of cooking in cast iron, but hadn’t made the commitment. We happened into a Williams-Sonoma Oulet store a few weeks back and they had a…

homemade breadcrumbs

Kitchen Tip: How to Make Breadcrumbs

No more buying bread crumbs in canisters with “Italian seasoning” or other such artificial nonsense. I decided it was high time I learned to make bread crumbs from scratch. It seems simple enough. I bake a loaf of whole wheat bread about once a week and occasionally we don’t get through the whole loaf or…

How to freeze pesto

Kitchen Tip: How to Use & Freeze Pesto

I love to make pesto – it’s so rich and delicious, but a little can go a long way. It will keep for several days in the fridge, but sometimes I don’t use an entire recipe of pesto (such as this kale walnut pesto), and luckily it freezes very well!. Wondering what you can do with…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Kitchen Tip: How to Naturally Dye Eggs

As kids, we always used those Paas Easter egg dyeing kits for turning our store-bought eggs into neon colored works of art to be hidden each spring. I can’t say I’ve dyed any eggs recently – we don’t have kids, and to me it’s really an activity made most fun with children. I did buy…

homemade bone broth

Kitchen Tip: How to Make Bone Broth

Everywhere I read about real food, I also read about the benefits of including bone broth in a real food lifestyle. I’ve been saving vegetable scraps to make homemade stock, but thought I’d read more about bone broth and its merits before simmering my first batch. It turns out that bone broth can help the…

how to rescue stale brownies

Kitchen Tip: Rescue Stale Brownies

I know. You’re asking yourself – what stale brownies? What kind of person keeps brownies around long enough to let them go stale? Well, every once in a while, it happens. I’ll confess. My last batch of Food Babe’s Almond Butter Brownies were pushed aside for coconut bark and other goodies and somehow didn’t get…