Why is Vermont maple syrup better than all the rest? Because it holds itself to a higher standard than is required from them.
Just like sun-dried tomatoes, a homemade tomato paste can be a wonderful thing to behold.
Is it possible to make tasty meatballs without breadcrumbs? It certainly is!
I love hot peppers, one of the best ways to preserve them and their heat is by drying – here is how to dry peppers.
Looking to use white wine in your cooking but not sure where to begin?
Buckwheat is a relatively unknown food for many, but one you’ll be glad you tried.
I love olive oil, and I consume a large amount of it every year! Here are my recommendations for the best olive oil brands in the world.
When a recipe calls for a cheesecloth but you haven’t got one – what can you use instead as cheesecloth substitutes?
How to soften cream cheese is a good thing to learn, especially if you are into making cheesecake.
Raw sesame seeds are great too, but there is no substitute for the roasted variety.
You can pickle just about anything, but okra lends itself particularly well to this preparation. Nice and crisp, pickled okra!
Pay attention to how to make fermented garlic because once you taste this wonderful food you will want to make it for yourself.
If you are ever looking for a nice healthy treat for yourself, here is how to make banana chips.
Almonds are some of my favorite nuts, so let me show you how to blanch almonds.
An egg wash on a pastry will make the pastry stand out and shine, showing off your work.
Pita chips are a wonderful innovation created for dipping and crunching on.
Sold in supermarkets, but making your own beats anything store bought.
What herb substitutes can you use while staying as close to the original flavor as possible? Here’s a full list with the most common herbs!
I never thought that there would be 50 types of basil to add to your cooking, or even to grow in your herb garden.
When we consider fresh vs dried herbs in our cooking, it is usually because we are searching for the best flavors.
Sumac onions add the finishing touch to so many dishes, especially meat and chicken cooked on the grill.
The tomato is a wonderful thing with so many uses, so in this post I thought I would show you how to make homemade tomato passata.
There are several vanilla extract substitutes that will work in a pinch, and will still provide nice flavor.
What exactly is this delicious dark alternative?
All the refreshing flavor of mint packed into a steaming cup of tea.
What I do know is that I consume a huge amount of olive oil, but let’s take a look at avocado oil vs olive oil.
Halloumi is one of my favorite cheeses but have you ever wondered exactly what is halloumi cheese?
This will ensure you get the most out of cooking and baking, and being sure foods are done.
Not only does turmeric have a long list of health benefits, it also enhances the color, smell and taste of any recipe it is added to.
This oven roasted eggplant recipe is sure to become your go to method for its simplicity.
I am a big fan of natural style rice so I’m going to show you how to cook black rice – one of my favorites!
If you’re trying to watch your weight but still love steak, the leanest cuts of steak are for you. Let me show you how to make them tasty!
Roasting hazelnuts enhances their flavor and gives them a lovely crunch.
Struggle with getting the perfect white rice? Follow my easy guide and learn how to cook white rice like a pro!
Chicken wings are a favorite all around the world! Let me show you the best way to reheat these morsels of goodness.
There’s nothing better than making your own healthy snacks. Here are my easy to follow steps for roasting your own pumpkin seeds!
Baking lamb chops in the oven is the best way to seal in all the goodness and flavor!
You know what I’m talking about, a buttery flaky crust on a slice of pie, get it right and it’s heaven.
These Lebanese desserts are shared in all the Arab countries of the Levant.
A comprehensive collection of conversion tables you’ll need when cooking.
Active dry yeast vs instant yeast – what are the differences? Anyone who knows me knows that I love bread, like I really love bread, and consider yeast a friend because it, along with gluten, allows for bread to be as good as it is! The answer is really very little. It comes down to…
Burghul, also known as bulgur wheat, is made of partially boiled, dried and ground wheat.
Cauliflower is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional rice. Today, I’ll show you my method for how to make cauliflower rice.
Garlic herb butter has to be one of the most amazing flavorings that has ever come along in the world.
This is a superfood grain that is easy to cook and is delicious.
Scallions vs green onions – what’s the difference between them anyway? I explain all in this handy quick guide!
Ceramic is by far my favorite cookware to use. These 5 tried-and-tested sets are ones I recommend!
Tiger bread is easily recognized for its distinctive and unique crust.
Sage tea is something I remember from childhood. Anytime someone had a stomach ache they would be given it to drink.
Making bread has to be one of the most satisfying things so I want to show you how to make homemade bread.
There’s no tastier vegetable side dish than roasted beets!
Once you know how to dry basil, you’ve got on of the most important herbs needed in your kitchen.
Want to make delicious sourdough? You’ll need a starter!
In this quick quide, I’ll show you how to make potato salad as well as sharing with you my favorite potato salad recipe that I use!
Pure lemon extract is one of those things in cooking that makes a difference and yet not everyone can put their finger on what it is.
If you have ever wondered how to peel a pomegranate, follow my guide and you’ll become an expert.
Keep your zucchini fresher for longer by freezing it. Let me show you the best way to do it!
Wild oregano is what gives za’atar its distinctive flavor; here is how to dry oregano.
Add the taste of the Middle East to your cooking with my simple Seven Spices mix!
Cashews are a wonderful nut in all kinds of foods, especially when roasted.
Sometimes our gravy doesn’t come out how we would like, so here is how to thicken gravy the easy way.
Frozen spinach is something I often use for cooking and so I thought I would share with you how to freeze spinach.
A moist cake is something that most of us have tasted at some point in our lives, usually leaving us wanting more.
The dark red sumac spice is a common flavoring used in a lot of Middle Eastern countries. Let me show you how to use it.
Roasted walnuts can be found in a variety of recipes when an extra crunch is required.
Flavored olive oils are a delicious addition to any home chef’s kitchen.
Labneh is more a cheese, and less of a yogurt, but still a lovely culinary experience.
The nectar of the gods or as close to it as you can get anyway, how is maple syrup made?
Pine nuts are one of the most delicious nuts you can find out there in the world of nuts. Often used as a garnish to finish a dish.
Buttermilk can add a lot to your baking; here’s how to make a decent buttermilk substitute when you have none.
Whether you’re allergic to peanuts or just break out, don’t panic as there is always a peanut oil substitute.
Garlic paste is a fantastic way to add a concentrated taste of garlic to your cooking. An important ingredient valued for its health benefits, garlic has long been prized for its widely varying flavors.
Lucky for us there are so many types of cheese in the world to enjoy.
From rye bread to a loaf filled with dried fruit, to a soda bread, they all bring something to the table.
Fennel is one of those herbs that perplexes people so in this post I will show you how to cut fennel.
Lamb is a very common meat consumed in Middle Eastern cooking so I thought I’d share the different lamb cuts.
Lamb and mutton: what is the difference, and is one better than the other?
Ready to try your hand at some Middle Eastern recipes? Here’s a guide to all the Middle Eastern spices you’ll need!
Couscous vs quinoa, two powerful foods that can hold their own as part of any meal.
In cooking, we use a variety of oil and vinegar, and they each have their own unique uses.