Category: Kitchen Tips

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August 21, 2020

By Peg Kern

How to Dry Fresh Herbs at Home

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips

If you like to cook, then you've probably already realized that not all dried herbs are the same. How many of us have old jars of little-used herbs that have been sitting around for years in our cupboards? And how often do we find when we go to use them that they are practically tasteless, odorless, and ... useless? Learn how to use fresh and dried herbs on a cooking… Read
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August 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Favorite Cookbooks and Why We Love Them

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, What's Up at TIK

What's the best cookbook? Do you prefer one that covers all the bases, or do you like specialized cookbooks, one for bread, one for desserts, one for appetizers? Do you like cuisine-specific cookbooks, one for Greek food and a different one for Italian? I confess, I'm all of the above. I love cookbooks. Even though I, like most people, find a lot of recipes online (heck, I post a ton… Read
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November 29, 2019

By Peg Kern

Gobble Gobble: 6 Ways to Use up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Special Occasions

Chances are, the day after Thanksgiving the last thing you want to think about is more food. But you also probably have plenty of leftovers to last you some time. According to statista.com, 81% of Americans include turkey on their Thanksgiving menu. And I guarantee you they aren't eating the whole bird in one day! Growing up, leftover turkey meant slapping together a turkey sandwich (you could try changing this… Read
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March 26, 2019

By Peg Kern

Food Traditions: Bone Broth

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipe

Our foodie tours and cooking vacations take you into the culture of food, from regional dishes to dietary traditions. One tradition that spans most of the destinations where we offer foodie trips is the tradition of making bone broth. Bone broth is all the rage in culinary circles, but it's hardly a new fad. I'm pretty sure humans have been making broth from bones since they first discovered fire! Its… Read
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Posted

May 30, 2017

By Peg Kern

Late Spring Recipes for a Dinner Party

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Special Occasions

This is a great time of year for the produce at our European destinations. There are all sorts of fruits and vegetables - and even flowers - that can make a dish really sing. This week we'll be featuring some things we love to eat as the seasons change from spring to summer. Case in point? Fresh herbs. I buy them in the grocery store throughout the winter, but it's… Read
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April 21, 2017

By Peg Kern

Four Ways to Finish Your Leftover Easter Eggs

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Special Occasions

For those of you who find yourselves with a carton full of hard boiled eggs several days after Easter, we understand you might need a little help in finding innovative ways to use them. So here are our top suggestions for how to get rid of the rest of your Easter eggs. 1. Deviled Eggs This one is obvious, but really, who doesn't love deviled eggs? You can make them… Read
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