Types of Sauces. Understanding sauces is key to making the best sauces

types of sauces

Sauces can break or make a meal. They are initially classified into 5 categories, known as mother sauces, or “sayces meres” or “grandes sauces.”  A famous french chef, did the classifications, which are taught in culinary schools. While some are only famous in big restaurants, some have made it into home cooking.  The five mother … Read more Types of Sauces. Understanding sauces is key to making the best sauces

A helpful guide to cleaning and storing brass, bronze, copper, lead, silver, and diamond items at home

Complete guide to cleaning and storing brass, bronze, copper, lead, silver, and diamond items at home

We all hold items that we treasure that are made of brass, bronze, silver or diamond. Cleaning and storing them well preserves them and makes them last as long as possible.  Whether you inherited these items or gifted at the wedding, they do need good care so that they do not depreciate.   How to find … Read more A helpful guide to cleaning and storing brass, bronze, copper, lead, silver, and diamond items at home

Getting the most from your eggs. Handling of eggs and egg cooking tips

farm fresh eggs

White shell or brown shell? Eggs must be bought clean, as the shell is porous and allows germs to penetrate. Brown shells are thicker and less porous than white shells.  A soiled egg should be wiped with a slightly damp cloth, washing it would take away the natural protecting film which prevents bacteria and odours … Read more Getting the most from your eggs. Handling of eggs and egg cooking tips

Getting rid of cockroaches with sugar and baking soda

Are you sharing your toothbrush with a cockroach? Are you living with so many of them that you feel they should be paying rent?  Have you tried everything, and they keep coming back? In this post, we share how to deal with these creatures using readily available kitchen supplies i.e. baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda) … Read more Getting rid of cockroaches with sugar and baking soda