Steak and Egg Dutch Baby: from Old World to New

Today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite breakfast items: A Dutch Baby. While Dutch Baby’s originated in Germany and were traditionally served as pancakes made from eggs with lemon juice and powered sugar , they have evolved over time to become both savory and sweet. If you see a Dutch Baby, it […]

Making your own Home-made Mozzarella

Today, I would like to give you an easy recipe for your own Mozzarella Cheese. Mozzarella is very good with caprese salads, pizzas and as quick appetizers, combined with basil or as a simple cheese ball ingredient mixed with herbs, spices and nuts. Mozzarella most usually comes in two consistencies – hard or soft. Hard […]

Growing Organic Herbs

Today, I would like to tell you how you can grow organic herbs of your own, indoors or outdoors. Herbs make good “starter plants” if this is your first time trying your hand at organic gardening, because they are easy to grow. All you need is to follow the process below, and give them a […]

What Pesticides Do to Food

Today, I will be discussing pesticide residue in foods, and how those residues can affect people. First, it is important to understand how pesticides are used and the differences between various types of pesticides. Pesticides, as their name suggests, protect crops from pests, which can include weeds, insects, fungi, and germs or infections. They can […]

The Best Ways to Choose an Olive Oil

Today, I would like to talk about how to select which olive oil to purchase and use in your cooking. Extra virgin olive oil is the best grade of olive oil, so that’s a good term to look for. But, as with many elements of cooking, consumer marketing, and life – there are nuances. Look […]

Making Alcohol Infusions with an Organic Twist

Leyla and I are committed to serving you delicious food and drinks, made with locally-sourced organic ingredients. In this post, I’ll focus more on the “drink” part of the picture, and share how to make alcohol infusions using organic ingredients (specifically, an apple vodka infusion). To get started with infusing, you’ll need to have: mason […]