Monday, April 16, 2012


Allium sativum aka Garlic.

Grown for over 6000 years and native to Central Asia, garlic maybe the king of the kitchen. Garlic is a fundamental ingredient in many cuisines. It is often paired with onion and tomato. In addition to bulb, the flowers and leaves are sometimes eaten.

Outside of the kitchen garlic is claimed to prevent stomach and colon cancer, help to prevent heart disease and regulate blood sugar. It is an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Health tip - you can alleviate garlic breath by eating fresh parsley. To your health!

April 19 is Garlic Day

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sourdough Bread

There is nothing like cracking open a crusty loaf of bread, that is unless it is sourdough bread. The airy and tangy crumb is pure delight.

Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. All you need is grain, water and air to sit at room temperture. The wild yeast in the air will settle in the mix, eat the natural sugars and convert them into lactic acids which give it a sour flavor. They also give off alcohol and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is what will cause the bread to rise.

All this science yields one delicious bread.

April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day