A few ways to cook venison

There are easily as many venison recipes as there are for beef and indeed many beef recipes were actually converted from recipes designed for wild meats such as venison. This stands to reason, since venison not only has a richer, fuller flavor, but it has the same cuts of meat; steak, roast, ribs, ground and

How to Maintain a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets were grandma’s favorite “fry pan”, and everyone’s choice for campfire cooking.  For durability, ease of cleaning and even heating, they can’t be beat. In fact, many cast iron skillets are family heirlooms, having been passed down for several generations. The beauty of a really good cast iron skillet, one that is thick,

How to use a Rice Cooker

If you like making rice but you would like to take the hassle out of the process, then you might consider investing in a rice cooker. There is a wide variety of rice cookers available, too, so chances are you will be able to find one even if you are on a budget. However, if

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic, or Allium Sativum, has been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures for thousands of years. The oldest use of garlic has been as an antibiotic, but over the years research has shown that it can help treat and prevent many illnesses and ailments, including reducing the pain in those with Rheumatoid arthritis. Garlic is part

How to use a Melon Baller

If you are making a fruit salad or you want to present fruits in a different way, why not try using a melon baller? Melon ballers are relatively inexpensive yet useful, and they will save you a lot of time and effort in trying to create circular forms out of fruits. If you have never

Researchers Suggest that Eating Bugs is a more Environmentally Friendly way to Live

Is it possible we’ll live in a future that includes insects as part of a routine diet as a main source of protein?  While insects are currently eaten in some parts of the world, Westernized societies typically shy away from eating bugs.  However, one team of researchers thinks eating mealworms as a primary food source

How to use a Pressure Cookeruse your Pressure Cooker Safelypressure Cooker Cooking

The modern pressure cooker is not the mocking, spurting, dangerous monster it once was. There are many clever innovations being used in the manufacturing of these magical cooking pots. They are now creating safe, upbeat, and stylish models which are easy for almost anyone to use. Once you find out how fast and safe the

What is a German Friendship Cake

A friend, relative, or neighbour, gives you a little tub of indeterminate goo with instructions to follow for days on end. The goo is actually a sourdough starter for a delicious cake called a German friendship cake. You may wonder what a German Friendship cake, is, sometimes called as Herman the German actually, and where

Easy tips for cutting up meat before it is cooked

Whether a person procures meat by hunting, or raising and butchering it, or buys it at the store, it isn’t an uncommon occurrence  to sometimes find that the meat needs to be cut before cooking it. This may be cutting a roast to produce steaks, slivering the meat for a specific recipe or even cutting a

How to use Chopsticks

One of my favorite teachers, Mrs. McC-, felt that it was important that every one of her students learn how to use chopsticks. Living in the suburbs of Detroit as we did, her logic may have eluded many, but even then the world was increasingly global in nature, and she wanted us to be able