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Archive for May, 2013

With all of our advanced technologies, do we really need an old-fashioned kitchen tool like a mortar-and-pestle? Yes. Electric spice grinders, food processors, and blenders all serve useful purposes, but the humble and low-tech mortar-and-pestle offers extra benefits to the cook.   Traditionally, the mortar-and-pestle is used in Italian food for making pesto, Thai food […]

Strawberries and rhubarb are now in season, which means that the summer canning season has begun. Preserving the bounty of fresh fruit is so satisfying, especially when you open a jar in the dead of winter and smell the freshness of summer. Kitchen Conservatory sells all of the necessary canning jars and equipment. Our Recipe […]

Carrot cake may be an old-fashioned dessert, but no one ever turns down a slice. Here are the secrets to make any carrot cake recipe taste better: Plump the Raisins. Dried fruits are dry, which means they need to be plumped up with hot liquid. Sure you could soak the raisins in hot water, but […]

Do chefs have secrets to their cooking? Yes! Can you learn these secrets? Yes! Secrets of the chefs are revealed every night at Kitchen Conservatory. You can learn how to make delicious restaurant-style food at home. This schedule of cooking classes offers a lot of cooking techniques. Don’t miss learning these essential kitchen secrets: Grilling […]