How to get your tomato naked

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHIYbcJBfYZ/?taken-by=lgemme_confidence_mentor How to skin a tomato! To blanch tomatoes, start by boiling some water Once boiling, turn off the stove, taking the pot off the heat, and put the tomatoes in After 10 minutes, or once the tomato skins start to split open, put them into some cool water. I used room temperature water (no such thing [...]

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So unexpected (plus a recipe)

Me? Write a cookbook? Well, after deciding a meal my husband made was too pretty to eat and took out my new studio lights to take pictures - I was hooked. I have awakened a new passion the past few days to design recipes and artistically and visually capture the love I have for food, [...]

When ego leads to epic fail in the kitchen

Did you ever have to completely own that maybe you didn't know better than the recipe? Then you understand my pain right now. Well, Happy Post-Thanksgiving everyone. During this time of year when everyone is coming off the high of cook-a-thons of their own, I had felt a little left out. This year after planning and [...]

Recreating my comfort zone: Kitchen updates

For me, food is love. It is self-love through giving your body wonderful tasting food that nourishes body and soul, as well as for loved ones as you show those close to you that you love them enough to do the same for them. Your body will only feel good, physically and mentally, if you put good food into it; and hence, eating is an almost spiritual practice. And my kitchen is meant to be a reflection of that ideal.

My top 10 kitchen prep essentials

While perusing a book I'd recently acquired on food and cooking (totally out of character for me, right, to pick up yet another cookbook? You can all laugh now), a section in it got me to thinking. The book proposed 12 essential tools for the kitchen. While I had everything except two (though both were [...]