Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe

These last a few weeks (or longer), and are a quick alternative to a longer pickling procedure. Ingredients 500g small cucumbers (ideally 9 cucumbers, somewhat skinny bunch of fresh dill 250g water 120g white vinegar 1 tsp salt 2 cloves of garlic (more for spicy) Utensils 2 pint size mason jars Procedures Combine water, vinegar, ... Read more

Thai Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha in the United States Sriracha sauce has been popularized in the United States by Huay Fong Foods famous rooster sauce which contains red jalapeno peppers (formerly they used serrano peppers). Huay Fong Foods was founded by a Vietnamese refugee of Chinese extraction in California in 1980. There is even a Sriracha Film made about ... Read more

Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Gravy is needed sometimes, but we needn't make it mostly salt. Here is an option that can top any dish. It is a combination of a standard roux-based gravy (but without a stock), and a Bearnaise-like emulsion. I find that it is not common in our house to have soup stock. The soups I make ... Read more

Sea Salt, Kosher Salt, Table Salt

There are differences in salt. Kosher Salt Kosher Salt generally is only sodium chloride (NaCl), without iodine or other trace minerals or additives, and is coarse grain. It is called kosher salt due to being large grained and suitable for the kosher blood draining process (ensure that kosher salt is certified kosher if needed for ... Read more

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