Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro is a lively herb that we mostly encounter diced up in salsa or in guacamole. The sharp flavor is unmistakable. Cooked cilantro? That’s a much more rare experience, yet this sauce will convince you of some hidden flavor powers of cilantro. This sauce is a...
Roast Turkey Breast: The Other Other White Meat

Roast Turkey Breast: The Other Other White Meat

I had a recipe that called for roast chicken and, you know what, I just did not want chicken. My clients at Cooking by the Book often order a chicken entrée for their team building outings here. Chicken is both delicious and the “safe” thing to order when...
The Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference

The Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference

There is a special class of books that warms the heart of true foodies: the kitchen companion. These are reference books, not cookbooks. They are filled with facts and figures that answer the questions that can randomly arise in only the mind of  food-obsessed...
Cucumber Mint Splash

Cucumber Mint Splash

                    It can be a bit of a challenge to come up with a flavorful cocktail in short order. A bartender is trained to do it, but at home we tend to move a bit slower. If you want a cool beverage, now and with no fuss, where can you turn? This idea uses...
How to Make Your Kid Food Friendly

How to Make Your Kid Food Friendly

Isn’t getting young children to eat new foods the most fun experience? They are always so pleasantly eager as they reach for those new, healthy flavors you want them to try. Oh, not in your family? Your kids or grandkids gave you a bad time, or still are? For some of...