Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.  (Audre Lorde, poet, 1934-1992)

Given this opportunity that you have landed on my site, I’m happy to share with you some of my stuff that is hard to find, important to have, or just simply nice to keep.

I want to take this time to recommend a truly remarkable product that opened the doors to more creative cuisine and changed my husband’s food experiences forever.  Are you ready for it?  Imagine a drum roll rising to crescendo as the curtains rise to reveal this: Peanut butter-less peanut butter      It’s a substitution... [more]

I am an advocate for meal planning, and I’m a sucker for exploring products that help me get organized in the house (especially in the kitchen!).  I have a quite a busy schedule most days; my Google calendar is full of colorful blocks on a weekly basis.  I like living an eventful life, but I... [more]

The chef’s knife is a general utility knife used in food preparation, also called a cook’s knife or a French knife.  Most chef’s knives have a blade that is 8 inches in length, although modern ones are available with blades that range from 6 to 14 inches in length.  Regardless of the blade length, a... [more]

There are a lot of vegetables that I remember hating as a child.  At that time, my mum could not get me to eat onions regardless of whether or not they were cooked or raw.  She tried hiding them under each spoonful of meat so that I wouldn’t see them when I went to take... [more]

Nothing makes your meals taste better than the freshest ingredients.  This is especially true when using fresh herbs for taste and also for garnishing.  Fresh herbs are like a delicacy; they’re not available at every supermarket, they are more costly than dried herbs, and some herbs are harder to find than others.  If you have... [more]

Everyone who came into my house for the first time has commented that everything is so clean and organized.  Most importantly, I like to keep my kitchen spotless, including all the appliances and cookware.  For the longest time I have been trying different cleaning tools for the kitchen, from those green scouring pads that left... [more]