How to Place an Epicure Order or Find a Recipe

A Pasta Recipe Like Nobody’s Business

Inside my bucket list, a certain region in Italy almost sits at the top of it. Because of its breathtaking landscape and rich history, I have been dreaming of visiting the Tuscan region with my family. I always imagine the sun setting down and my family and some friends drinking a good bottle of red vino and eating my favorite Italian spaghetti dish with fist-big meatballs, then and there will be the only time that I say “This is life!

Yummy Savouries

It’s that time of the year when we clean our houses and our hearts. According to my mom that is the symbolism behind cleaning houses on this Festival of Lights. Along with all the dust from our furniture we also wipe off all the dust from our hearts and move on in life.

The Noble Bay Leaf From Kitchen to Craft

The Bay tree is long known for its use in wreaths crowning the victorious. Its very name, Laurus nobilis, means ‘renowned laurel’. A beautiful tree indigenous to the Mediterranean and Asia Minor, it is now cultivated and grown in any temperate climate. An excellent container plant, it can be handy for cooking at any time. The strong leaves are beautiful for wreathes and other craft projects.

Easy Recipes for Two: The Stove, the Pantry, or the Microwave?

There are pretty much infinite easy recipes for two, but obviously you want to stick with what’s easiest for your comfort level (and budget!) Complicating the matter even more, what’s the mood? You won’t make the same meal for a proposal dinner as you will for your sister that’s running a marathon tomorrow, at least I hope not. So before we delve into the how, let’s explore the what a little bit.

How to Make Pumpkin Soda

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things about fall and obviously I want to use them when they’re right in the peak of their season. Most people would opt for pumpkin pie, soup, or cheesecake, but the first thing I start making is pumpkin soda. Why?

French Food – Rural Food Made Popular By Celebrity Chefs

I absolutely love food. I love to cook and I love to eat! French food holds a very special place in my heart, and particularly the food of Northern France.

World’s Best Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my absolute favorite gifts to life is chocolate! It took many years of hard work, eating and digesting until I found what I think is the most chewy, chocolatey cookie melt in your mouth cookie.

The Other Sumac Used As a Spice

You may hear Sumac and immediately think of poison sumac. The spice sumac is not from the same plant as the poison sumac, although they are from the same plant family. As a matter of fact, the sumac used as a spice grows wild, mainly in the Middle East, so there is no problem with running afoul of the wrong plant, here in the US. The sumac commonly used as a spice in the Middle East is from the plant Rhus coriaria. The poison sumac found here in the US is Rhus vernix. They are from the tropical or subtropical cashew or sumac family of trees, shrubs and vines, all bearing drupes, or fruits with a single stone or seed.

How To Make The Classic French Toast With A Twist

Switch up the classic French toast into a savory delight by adding one simple ingredient. Then learn how to serve it in 5 different ways.

Cardamom – An Ancient Spice of India

Cardamom is an ancient spice, existing in India more than a thousand years before the birth of Christ. It is the third most expensive spice, after saffron and vanilla. The spice eventually reached Europe along the caravan routes. Ancient Greece and Rome valued cardamom as an ingredient in perfumes, as well as breath fresheners and digestive aids. These days, outside of the Eastern and Middle-Eastern countries where it is most known, the Scandinavian countries are the biggest importers of cardamom, using it to flavor their spiced cakes, pastries and breads.

Mouth-Watering Lechon Asado Recipe

Cook a delicious Cuban Style Lechon Asado by following this recipe. You may prepare this dish with an over or with a pig roaster!

RAW Food, Natures Healthy Diet

The RAW food diet is a relative newcomer, and there are many ideas on the subject. I do not profess to have all the answers, I am not a doctor, nor a nutritionist. Some proponents say it is the healthiest way to live, and cite many wonderful side effects, such as weight loss and clear skin, not to mention a healthier body. Detractors say it can be risky, that you don’t get enough B12 and other vitamins and that some things are more dangerous to eat raw. Proponents say that raw foods have more vitamins and enzymes intact for the body to assimilate. Detractors say the body has all the enzymes it needs to digest foods. When it all comes down to it, uncooked fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds are healthy for you. We are urged daily to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. What is the difficulty?

Chocolate Chip Marble Bundt Cake (Gluten Free)

Looking for an amazing gluten free cake that your guests won’t even know is gluten free? You found it! This is a delicious chocolate chip marble bundt cake that is sure to please the pickiest eaters.

Star Anise Shines in the Cupboard, Masala Chai Tea

Star anise is the fruit of a small evergreen tree, Illicium verum. The tree grows to a height of about 26 feet, with shiny leaves and small yellow, multi-petaled flowers. The flowers are followed by fruits in the sixth year. The tree can continue to bear fruit for 100 years. The fruits are picked while still unripe and then sun dried. Its flavor is anise like, though much more potent and with a heavier licorice flavor component than common anise seed, and with a distinctly sweet note.

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