How to Set a Table

How to Set a Table

How to Set a Table I have been asked may times by friends hosting their first dinner party for quick tips on how to set a table.  We all have the basics down, forks on the left, knife on the right. It’s when the meal becomes more formal and more complicated that we...
Quick Explanation: Roasted Garlic

Quick Explanation: Roasted Garlic

This time of year in Florida garlic is locally grown, fresh and cheap so I will be roasting garlic almost every week.  When I roast garlic I do at least 4 or more heads because it tastes wonderful on bread or in pasta. It also makes a beautiful addition to an...
How to Chiffonade Fresh Herbs

How to Chiffonade Fresh Herbs

After that trip to the herb garden or farmers market you have a bunch of delicate herbs like basil and sage.  How to chop them is the next question.  Chiffonade is the answer. Its easy and creates a thin confetti of green for you to sprinkle over a dish. First stack a...
Star Fruit More Than a Garnish

Star Fruit More Than a Garnish

Here in Florida we get a nice selection of tropical fruit, like star fruit,  given to us by our generous neighbors who have grown sick of eating the bounty of their own backyards. My most recent fruit present was a large bag of star fruit that the owner of the tree...
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