This week we are discussing techniques over at the Back Burner, particularly poaching. Poaching is a technique that can be used for a variety of foods besides eggs. Normally one does not think of when cooking meat or fish when they consider this option. It just happens to be one of my favorite ways to prepare both, especially chicken and fish.
Poaching fish is a great alternative to frying, as it is healthier for you. When poaching food, particularly fish, the meat becomes more moist and flavorful. As well it is a simple practice that anyone can master. The first thing to decide is what type of poaching liquid you can use beyond water.
I love (LOVE) poached eggs. They remind me of Sunday brunches in the Spring and Summer where I spend my time sipping on Bellinis with my best friend, eating delicious foods, and of course gossiping. I never thought I would be able to do it myself since i’m not a professional chef. This week’s topic however is poaching, which means I must put on my apron and see what happens! Read More
So you want to be the belle of the ball but your pocket book prefers to remain a wallflower. Does this mean you can’t entertain at home and do it in style? Heck no I say.
You don’t have to have the deep pockets of a rock star to party like one. In fact a modern day cocktail party is a great way to entertain a crowd without breaking the bank. No one expects a full meal when they go to a cocktail party. A few nibbles on tooth picks, olives and plenty of mixed nuts will suffice in the food department. This allows you to concentrate on really getting the party started. Read More
How much money do you think you spend on herbs every year? It seems like every time I go to the store I am in need of some herb to go with the recipe I am making. With each packaging usually costing between $4-$5 this is a very expensive habit. Now, of course you can only use the package one or two times before the all the herbs so i’m sure I’ve thrown plenty of money away. Thankfully, you don’t have to have a green thumb to have these herbs grow in your very own little garden. I only have a patio so that proves you don’t need that much space either. Read More