Healthy Eating

This is going to be a new section in the food blog about healthy eating – it’s about time right? I’ll be posting photos of healthy food along with recipes and information about healthy eating, gotta have some good healthy food, the more the better, I know I’m working on it, hopefully some of the…

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Grandma always said, “Chicken soup is good for you!” When it starts to get colder and the weather is dreary and dark,  it makes for a nice setting to make a large batch of chicken broth.Cooking up a batch of broth always warms the entire house with a very nice aroma that lasts all day long…

Cooking with Spices

Spices for taste Spices are what make our food preparations better tasting – the mixtures and results are the science of culinary art. There are so many flavors, hot, sweet, salty and more. The mixtures and concoctions of spice blends are endless. Wikipedia has a great description of spices: A spice is a dried seed, fruit,root,  bark, leaf, or vegetative substance used…

How much protein do you really need?

By Sarah B. Weir and Lori Bongiorno Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011 2:04pm PDT Guess how much protein is in a juicy, 8-ounce cheeseburger washed down with a milkshake? This single meal contains two to three times as much as most people need per day. It’s no great surprise that Americans chow down on a lot…

Best Burgers in the U.S.

According to Fine & Wine magazine these are the best burger places in the USA.  I am not at all surprised to see the first place on the list…. California’s own In-N-Out! Congrats! The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at…

Filleting Salmon

While at Costco yesterday we were looking to buy some salmon.  They have farm fillets, wild fillets and to our surprise they had whole salmon for $4.99 a pound.  We decided to get the whole salmon and I would fillet it myself. This is about the biggest fish I’ve purchased and I figured I would…

Food as Art – Photography

I like to take random photos of food that looks good, I like the vibrant colors, the appeal factor, etc. Sometimes food just makes for a very good photography subject,  just as I wrote about in yesterday’s article – food is art. This section of the blog titled “Food Photography” is where I’ll be posting photos…

Smoking Salmon

The BBQ Domain I’ve been into BBQ’ing since I learned to play with matches and roasted my first hot dog over an open flame on my moms bbq in our backyard. I still remember that day, I burned the hot dog to a crisp, but I liked the crunchiness, it tasted good. What did I…

August Food Holidays to Celebrate!

August Food Holidays It’s amazing how many wild, crazy and cool food holidays there are.  Did you know  there is a National Ice Cream Day? (BTW, it’s today!) Did you know there was a National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day? And with dozens of other national food holidays in the month of August, you can literally celebrate a different dish…

Folsom’s “other” Farmers Market

Folsom’s Farmers Markets The best fruits and vegetables are often not found at the grocery store, instead they can be found at local Farmers Markets, and Folsom is fortunate to have not one, but two! Friday I went and checked out Folsom’s “other” Farmers Market that is run by the The El Dorado County Certified…