Cinnamon has been in use by humans for thousands of years, as early as 2,000 B.C. Egyptians employed it, as well as the related spice cassia, as a perfuming agent during the embalming process, and it was mentioned in the Old Testament as an ingredient in anointing oil.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Choose tomatoes that have rich colors. Deep reds are a great choice. Tomatoes of all colors provide outstanding nutrient benefits. Tomatoes should be well shaped and smooth skinned with no wrinkles, cracks, bruises, or soft spots. They should not have a puffy appearance since that characteristic is often associated with inferior flavor and may also result in excess waste during preparation. Ripe tomatoes will yield to slight pressure and will have a noticeably sweet fragrance.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
You won’t locate it in the Bible; many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. The most prominent symbol of the Christian holiday, Easter bunny was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought their stories of an egg laying hare.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The apple, celebrated fruit at the beginning human history. Start with Adam and Eve or the anthropological data on
Age man in Europe, the apple was there.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The word pasta is generally used to describe traditional Italian noodles. While we do think of pasta as a culturally Italian food, most likely the descendent of ancient Asian noodles. A common belief about pasta is that it was brought to Italy from China by Marco Polo during the 13th century.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Jambalaya is a popular rice, meat, and vegetable dish enjoyed in America, especially Louisiana. Jambalaya has been a favorite dish for generations because it is inexpensive, tasty, and can be altered to include whatever the chef/cook may have on hand. Seafood is also a common ingredient in Jambalaya, but local recipes may also include any type of game caught that day.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
A lot of folks have claimed they were the first to cook a hamburger. Who wouldn’t want to be responsible for inventing such a beloved American treat? Sadly, we don’t know who the true burger originator is.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Today, black pepper is such a common pantry item. It was once so valuable that it was used as currency. We take it for granted, but the majority of savory recipes include black pepper as an ingredient.