Monthly Archives: July 2014

  1. Four Clever Ways to Justify Buying Something New for Your Kitchen

    Four Clever Ways to Justify Buying Something New for Your Kitchen

    Kitchen Utensils Are you a passionate cook? Are you also helplessly addicted to collecting cookware, pots and pans and handy kitchen gizmos? Sometimes simply wanting something is just not enough. A purchase must be justified. Here are four tactical...

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  2. The Right Tools Make "From Scratch" Cooking Easy!

    The Right Tools Make "From Scratch" Cooking Easy!

    With the average consumer becoming more and more aware of the preservatives and chemicals hidden in many pre-produced and processed foods (not to mention the over the top sodium, sugar and fat content), a movement towards “from scratch” cooking...

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  3. Homemade Ice Cream Recipe That’s so Simple to Make—Without a Machine!

    Homemade Ice Cream Recipe That’s so Simple to Make—Without a Machine!

    Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Sometimes it doesn?t matter what time of the year it is you just have to have a dish of ice cream! But if you?re on a fairly tight budget or don?t care for store-bought ice cream, then...

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  4. Better Pizza Using A Pizza Stone

    Better Pizza Using A Pizza Stone

    Pizza If you're not in the mood to order pizza delivery from your favorite local pizzeria and you're not in the mood for those pies you have in your freezer you might like to try making your own homemade...

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  5. Weeknight Quick & Simple Curry Chicken

    Weeknight Quick & Simple Curry Chicken

    Chicken Curry Here at Cilantro we believe everyone needs a back-list of quick and delicious dinners for the nights where you just can't seem to get everything done.   This curry goes together in under half and hour, and can even...

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  6. Meatless Monday - The Greens Still Have It!

    Meatless Monday - The Greens Still Have It!

    Summer salads are still on my mind.   The combination of peas, mint and arugula in the first salad had me thinking about France and I was intrigued.   I found it light, refreshing and surprising.   Then the second combination incorporating...

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  7. Simple Advice On Cooking Presentation

    Simple Advice On Cooking Presentation

    Illustration One of the most important things to remember when preparing a meal, is not only ingredients that compliment each other, aromas that blend and tantalize, but also the appearance and presentation of your overall plate. This can be...

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  8. Three Reasons to Love Cast-Iron Skillets

    Three Reasons to Love Cast-Iron Skillets

    Cast Iron Skillet If you have to choose only one cooking utensil, what will it be? For many cooks, they wouldn’t hesitate to pick the skillet.  A cast-iron skillet, specifically. A number of reasons comes to mind—cast-iron skillets can...

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  9. Eating on a budget: Asian-Style Cilantro Chicken Ramen

    Chicken Ramen with Cilantro If you've ever seen a show or an ad for Chicken ramen from Asia, you know that the bowl of noodles and broth looks a lot more exciting there, and comes with sliced meat, eggs, and vegetables....

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  10. Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

    Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

    Loose Leaf Tea Many consider the process of brewing tea to be as simple as pushing a button or tossing a tea bag into a cup of water. However, to brew great tea, especially loose leaf tea, there exists a...

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