Uses for a kitchen scale

Many exist.  For all those reasons I recommend home cooks buy a scale.  This holds for beginners especially. Some writers are passionate about scales to the point of posting a manifesto.  Instead I’ll provide a few examples and none of the…

The Arnold Palmer

I finally got around to watching a “30 for 30” short on the iconic drink.  It’s worth a few minutes. As I can’t get the video to embed, here’s the link.  My favorite parts are the Dave Arnold segments.  He’s…

Anise seed popcorn

I kicked off the blog with a post on thyme salt brussels sprout chips.  The trick was to grind the thyme to a powder so that it would be light enough to stick to the chips. I borrowed this solution from an…

Smoked paprika chicken soup

Until recently brothy soups escaped me.  During the “Snowpocalypse” I finally figured one out. The idea that had eluded me was the balance between a strong stock and aromatic vegetables and other aromatic ingredients (e.g. herbs and spices).  In the…