First, when shopping for a pomegranate, you want to look for ones that are red and firm. You don't want a pomegranate that is soft or that is turning brown. A good solid red color is best. To eat the pomegranate cut the top off where the stem is. The pomegranate is divided int ...more
First, cut through the pomegranate horizontally with a knife. Then, cut small divots between every section of seeds on the fruit. Then, hold the pomegranate so that your palm is facing your work surface. Take a pestle and lightly hit the back rind portion of the pomegranate ov ...more
Start by cutting the top of the pomegranate off. Looking down into the pomegranate from the top you will see four to six white lines that divide the pomegranate into four to six sections. Cut down each one of the lines, cutting the pomegranate into four to six sections. Take e ...more
This neat little trick was invented by my wife after watching me core apples one day. You could adapt it for a number of other things as well.
When I was younger, my family would go to fancy restaurants and I would invariably order a Shirley Temple. (Ironically, the real Shirley Temple actually didn't like it much.) But it's hard to really find anything offensive in this kiddie cocktail: It's ginger ale with a splash ...more
When a headache strikes, I reach for the nearest painkiller. Forget closing my eyes, laying down, or even applying an ice pack—I seek the quickest and most immediate relief possible, and normally that comes in the form of pills. However, fast relief can be found from another, ...more
I love pomegranates. I don't even mind the mind-numbing task of picking out the arils (which is what those ruby-colored seed-like things in the pomegranate are called). However, I'm always on the lookout for new, easy ways to peel it that don't make my kitchen look like a crim ...more
Despite its deliciousness, the pomegranate is one of the hardest fruits to eat. Once you cut it open, the seeds are stuck behind a bitter-tasting white membrane, and trying to pull them out with your fingers just results in a huge mess. You can break it open underwater to mak ...more
Don't leave your tongs out by the grill, as they are one of the most useful and versatile cooking tools to have in your kitchen. In my house, they come in a very close second to chopsticks, which I cook with everyday. Like chopsticks, they make it easy to delicately flip and t ...more
The cool tang and citrusy taste of a margarita in the summer is refreshing, to say the least. But when making margaritas at home, many of us opt for the ease of store-bought mix when it's actually really simple to make it instead. Homemade margarita mix tastes so much better ...more
This is a short, but hopefully useful demo for how to remove all those pomegranate kernels without a big mess.
What can you do with a cucumber, yogurt, oats and honey? You can make a facial mask which keeps your skin moistened and protected during the summer months. You will need: small cucumber1/2 C yogurt2 tablespoons oats1 tablespoon honeyfood processor or blender Peel and deseed c ...more
Turn up the heat, and learn how to make hot summer sausage sure to spice up any meal! Hot summer sausage is nothing without peppers. You'll need Red Serrano peppers for color and Habaneras for the heat! Deseed and dice the Red Serrano peppers and finely mince the habaneras in ...more
This video show you how to get those deliciously fragrant vanilla beans out of their pod. Whenever possible, opt for the fresh whole vanilla beans over the extracts. A vanilla bean can cost anywhere from $1.50 and up, but the flavor it adds is priceless.
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to deseed chilies like a chef. Deseeding pepper chillies for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for Deseeding Chillies: ...more
Everyones favorite sauce is tomato sauce. In order to make a delicious tomato sauce you need to know how to make clean, peel and de-seed tomatoes properly. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to remove tomato skins effectively.