Category: Recipes

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January 14, 2022

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Easy Thai Beef and Noodle Soup

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Thailand

Winter time is soup time in our home. You might have noticed I have a soup recipe for pretty much every day of January and February! I particularly enjoy spicy soups like this spicy beef and noodle soup, as they seem even more hearty and warming! One thing I love about Asian soups is their combination of hot, savory ingredients with fresh herbs. I think it is a match made… Read
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December 3, 2021

By Peg Kern

Russian Tea Cake Recipe for National Cookie Day

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions

Tomorrow is National Cookie Day, so why not dedicate a blog to everyone's favorite sweet treat? The word "cookie" originally comes from the Dutch word "koekje," meaning cake. Of course, much of the English-speaking world calls them "biscuits," but that just shows how influential Dutch immigrants were on the development of American English. Cookies were originally made as a way to test oven temperature. Bakers could use a small bit… Read
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October 28, 2021

By Peg Kern

Happy National Chocolate Day & A Recipe for Easy Chocolate Mousse

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Special Occasions

Happy National Chocolate Day! Surely one of the best food days of the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates this wonderful product. Whether you like yours hot or cold, liquid or solid, bittersweet or milk, chocolate remains one of the most beloved of foods. We're feting it ourselves with a delicious chocolate mouse recipe, below, but first, let's talk about chocolate! A History of Chocolate What exactly is chocolate? Chocolate is… Read
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October 15, 2021

By Peg Kern

Creamy Potato, Leek, and Spinach Soup

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, What's Up at TIK

Fall is one of our favorite culinary times of the year. Not only do we love the fall produce that you can find at local markets throughout Europe, but we love the return of soup season! At our home, we have soup at least twice a week during the fall and winter. It's the easiest way for me to get my kids to eat vegetables, and who doesn't love a… Read
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September 16, 2021

By Peg Kern

How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut and Fermented Carrots: Fermenting 101

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, What's Up at TIK, Wines & Spirits, USA

Fermentation is all the rage in foodie circles. From kombucha to kimchi, yogurt to sauerkraut, it may seem like the next new food fad. Fermented foods have been getting press lately as doctors and dietitians promote it as a path to better gut health. Instead of taking a probiotic pill, why not try naturally fermented foods that you can make at home? It is easy, delicious, and good for you.… Read
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September 2, 2021

By Peg Kern

The Best Labor Day Menu for 2021

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK, Wines & Spirits, USA

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Kids start back to school, the weather starts to turn, and fall is just around the corner. Every year Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays. Sure, my garden by this point looks horrid, as I've invariably let the weeds take over. And my kids are usually as unruly as the garden at this point, and I am ready to send… Read
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