Category: Food

Raspberry Rose Salad Dressing

What are your go-to  salads? Green salad, cucumber salad, fresh corn or tomato salad?

And what about the dressing??

We also make lots of quinoa or potato salads, but truly, no matter what kind of salad you make, doesn’t it really all come down to the dressing?

People will eat your salad, go ahead and add a great dressing and listen to them ooh and aahh and sigh when they eat your salad.

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The Best Way to Cook Dried Beans

Phyllis D. Light taught me this method for cooking dried beans. It’s super easy and makes the creamiest, most nutritious beans you can imagine. It’s easy to adapt it to beans other than the pinto beans I used here, and I give tips for how to scale it up if you want more than one meal from your pot of beans.

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Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive: Substitute sweet, floral extracts with a hint of earthy flavor for vanilla Extract in your favorite baked goods, including cookies, cakes, brownies, creams, puddings, and ice creams. My own favorite of late has been cardamon extract, although Pink Rose extract is a really close second. Consider other tasty flavors, too. Orange and Ginger extract wonderfully and they blend beautifully with chocolate and nutty flavors. Tulsi and Chamomile are beautiful when used lightly in golden cakes, creams and frostings. Whatever you’re baking, it is wise to give your herbal extracts a test before you commit to the whole recipe. Here’s How…

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