Meat Check

Checking the Doneness of Meat

Identifying if your grilled fare is raw, rare, medium rare, medium, or well done can be a tricky business. To simplify things, look no further than the palm of your hand! Raw Relax your hand with an open palm. Using the index finger of your other hand, push on the fleshy area between your thumb […]

Artichoke Prep

How to Prepare Artichokes

Workbook Illustrated 1) Cut off the end of the stem and discard. 2) Peel the stem with a vegetable peeler. 3) Snip the sharp tips off the leaves. 4) Rub lemon on the snipped leaves before cooking.     Written and illustrated by Erin Rogers Pickering

Vanilla Chai Apple Pumpkin Butter

Written by AndreAnna McLean

Canning

The Joy of Canning for Beginners

When summer finally arrives and the fresh produce starts rolling into the farmers’ markets where I live in Seattle, I can’t wait to get out my canning books and start planning my preserving projects for the summer. Of course, as the editor of the Canning Across America website, I have to keep up on canning […]

Corn on the Cob

How to Remove Corn from the Cob

In this Workbook Illustrated: How to Remove Corn from the Cob, Erin shows you a fast and easy way to remove corn from the cob.

Cutting Pineapple Step 4

How to Cut a Pineapple

In this Workbook Illustrated: How to Cut a Pineapple, Erin Pickering shows you the easiest and safest way to cut pineapple. Pina Colada, anyone?