Keeping Herbs Fresh

How To : Keep your herbs fresh with tips

We can't get enough of fresh herbs in our cooking, but that's just the problem: About 2 days after we purchase our sprigs of thyme and sage they look sadder than Ashton Kutcher's last romantic comedy. So if you're curious as to how to make your pricy herbs last longer, check ...more

How To : Dry fresh herbs and use them in the wintertime

It doesn't have to be summer to get deliciously fresh herbs and spices. Check out this tutorial, and learn how to preserve and dry your spices in the summer for use in those dull winter months. You Will Need: * Fresh herbs * Scissors * Kitchen twine * A jar with a tight-fittin ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

How To : Preserve & Dry Your Own Garden-Fresh Herbs at Home

Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more

Tested : The Best Way to Keep Strawberries Fresh

During the summer, fresh strawberries are everywhere: at your neighborhood farmers market and in many desserts like strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie, to name just a couple. Bringing home a few baskets of the ruby red fruit always seems like a good idea... until ...more

How To : Store fresh herbs

Having a nice supply of fresh herbs from your own herb garden or from the grocery store is a great way to enhance and add flavor to virtually any meal. But, what do you do when you have a surplus of fresh herbs? This video from Food Network offers an easy way to store all thos ...more

How To : Cook with fresh herbs

Chris Smith discusses the how to on use fresh herbs through out your recipes for a healthy diet. Herbs can be stored in plastic bags for freshness, and can be used to liven up a diabetics diet.

How To : Freeze culinary herbs fresh from a garden

Patti Moreno shows us how to freeze herbs you've cut fresh from your garden. Start by harvesting the parsley and basil by cutting off the tops of the plants, leaving most of the plant in tact so that they can continue to grow. Fresh parsley and basil have to be frozen in a sp ...more

How To : Dry fresh garden herbs with an old fashion method

Drying herbs like sage is a great way to store the bounty of your garden. In this how-to video, Rita Heikenfeld from AboutEating.com shows you a simple way to dry and store your herbs straight from the garden. Use the old fashion method of drying herbs to make sure they last t ...more

How To : The Secret to Keeping Cake Fresh

You just baked a yummy cake, but who can eat it all? If you're lucky, you don't have a gang of family members gobbling up your leftovers—it's just you and one delicious slice a day for the rest of the week. But you don't want your cake getting stale on you. The secret is all i ...more

How To : Use fresh and dry herbs for cooking

Herbs add flavor and dimension to all types of recipes. This how to video demonstrates how to use use different dry and fresh herbs in your cooking. Learn all about bay leaves, parsley and chives, tarragon, cilantro, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano and marjoram.

How To : Garnish food with fresh food and herbs

Garnishes may sometimes feel as something that we thinks is too difficult to do. Don't fear in this how to video Chef Paul talks about food presentation and how to garnish your dishes. Watch and learn how to make a great tasting dish stand out even more with fresh food and herbs.

How To : Tips for Keeping Your Flowers Fresh & Long-Lasting

Someone just gave you a bouquet of freshly cut flowers... how do you enjoy them for as long as possible before they start wilting and drooping? First things first, keep them cold in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. If you don't have the time or the space to do that, ju ...more

Your Fridge : You're Using It Wrong

When you come home from the grocery store, you probably put away every single fruit and vegetable in the bins and drawers in your refrigerator. Any fifth grader knows that fridges work to preserve food, thus everything should go in there, right? Nope! Chances are, you've been ...more

Your Freezer : You're Using That Wrong, Too

Last week, I showed you why your refrigerator is one of the best tools in the kitchen when it comes to saving money and preserving food at its tastiest. But did you know your freezer is another underutilized ally in the cooking game? Chances are, you've been using your freeze ...more

How To : Dehydrate Food Without a Dehydrator

I grew up in a rural town, and that meant that we dehydrated a lot of food. Even with a hungry family of five, there was no way that we could eat all of the season's tomatoes before they molded, or all of the orchard's apples before they grew soft, or all of the wild mushrooms ...more

How To : Cook Irish seafood stew

Spice up your seafood stew with some Irish flair. The Irish aren't just good for producing good beer (Guinness), but they can cook, too. See how to make some delicious Irish seafood stew. This how2heroes video shows you how to make an amazing stew, loaded with fresh seafood, ...more

How To : Extend the life of your garden herbs

Preserving herbs is important for being able to use them later. Keep your herbs usable throughout the year using these helpful gardening tips for drying, storing and maintaining plants picked fresh from your garden. You'll be able to enjoy the product of your gardening efforts ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty, Time-Saving Ice Cube Tray Food Hacks

Stop! Do not pour that leftover wine, coffee, or bacon grease down the drain. And those herbs that have been in your fridge so long they've literally turned on you? And what about when that recipe only calls for two tablespoons of heavy cream, a quarter cup of tomato purée, or ...more

Monkey Bread : Savory or Sweet, Always a Treat

Regardless of your culture or your age, eating with your hands is fun. Flouting social convention and just digging in with your fingers provides a whole other level of epicurean enjoyment. And one of the most entertaining hands-on foods is monkey bread. Food historian Tori Ave ...more

How To : Avoid a Gravy Disaster with These Saucy Tips

Gravy is a relatively simple dish, yet it's remarkably easy to mess up. We've all experienced the disappointment of excitedly pouring gravy onto our mashed potatoes, only to realize the gravy is too runny, too lumpy, or too bland. And because gravy is so simple, even if you do ...more

How To : Clean a beef heart

Chris Cosentino cleaning a beef heart. I have received a lot of questions about how to butcher a beef heart. I recently made a video to answer these questions. After the break you will find a recipe for beef heart tartare. Beef Heart Tartare Puttanesca Style Serves 8 as appe ...more

How To : Prepare pan-roasted mussels diablo with Irish beer

Do your mussels not taste right? Beer can solve the problem. Irish beer to be exact. Spice up your mussels diablo with some good ol' Irish beer, like Guinness. In this how2heroes video you will see that mussels are easy to prepare and work well with a variety of herbs and veg ...more

How To : Make river eel with green herbs

You will need a cleaned eel, and fresh herbs including oregano, citronella, sage, mint, thyme, bay leaves, parsley, tarragon, wild chervil, chives, and basil. Also use spinach, fresh butter, shallots, double cream, lemon, white , water, salt and pepper. Fillet the eel and remo ...more

How To : Cook macaroni and bechamel sauce

Macaroni and Bechamel Sauce Bechamel Sauce: Ingredients: - 1/3 Cup Flour - 4 Tablespoons Butter - 3 Cup Milk - Salt to taste - Sprinkle of Nutmeg Directions: 1. Cook flour until it becomes a golden color. This step gives the flour a nice nutty flavor 2. Add butter, melt over l ...more

How To : Save Time & Money with These One-Pot Meals All Week

Dinner is meant to be enjoyed after a long day away from home—it shouldn't cause stress or fuss. But for many, that's exactly what a home-cooked meal represents, especially on a work night. The prep work, the steps involved in following the recipe, the numerous amount of bowls ...more

How To : 10 Herbs You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Fresh herbs are a surefire way to enhance a dish, but buying them at the store each time you need them is costly. Luckily, growing your own herbs is a lot easier than it seems: You can even using cuttings from the herbs you already buy to start your own little herb garden. An ...more

How To : Make Garlic-Infused Olive Oil & Vinegar at Home

Garlic—it stinks so good! It's one of nature's most wondrous foods, being both delicious and incredibly healthy. What's not to love? Well, it is kind of a pain to prep, whether you're peeling a couple of cloves for a sauce or a whole head and trying to mince it finely. One way ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Essential Homemade Chicken Stock

The first written account of "stock" as a culinary staple goes back to 1653, when La Varenne's Cookery described boiling mushroom stems and table scraps with other ingredients (such as herbs and basic vegetables) in water to use for sauces. But really, the concept of stock has ...more

How To : Cook stuffed Maltese chicken breasts

This recipe comes to us from Mario Schembri, head chef at Ta´Frenc on the island of Gozo. Watch this how-to video cooking lesson to learn how to make stuffed Maltese chicken breasts. Serve the stuffed chicken breasts with a button mushroom sauce and a side of vegetables. Ingr ...more

How To : The Simple Trick to Rescuing Over-Toasted Food

It's Friday night, you're in the kitchen, and your guests are arriving way sooner than you want them to. The soup is not thickening like it's supposed to, the salad still needs dressing, and the pine nuts for the salad are... wait, what's that smell? Crap, the pine nuts! No, t ...more

How To : Make Party-Style Temari Sushi

If you've never heard of or eaten temari sushi, then you're in for a treat. These pretty sushi balls are good for parties and festive gatherings, and even though they are so colorful and striking, they are not hard to make. Just like every other type of sushi, they are customi ...more

How To : Why You Should Never Throw Away Chicken Fat

Poor chickens. Bacon fat is revered (and justifiably so), and duck fat is a staple at most fine grocers. Marbles of fat make a steak divine, and goose fat is the holy grail of fatty goodness. Yet chicken fat is usually thrown away. If you're one of those people who roasts a c ...more

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