RECIPE: the Moscow Mule, Three ways

The Original Moscow Mule Recipe: Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Vodka 4 oz. Ginger Beer Fresh Lime Ice Copper Mug Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add Vodka and Ginger Beer, and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a Copper Mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a lime wedge. THE KENTUCKY MULE RECIPE: INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz. Bourbon…

KNOW HOW: 6 Types of Flour and How to Use Them

Our friends over at Learning How to Cook give you the low-down on all those different flours at the grocery store – and what they’re best used for! The two main differences between flour types are the origin source (for most, wheat) and the protein content (which determines how much gluten can be developed). Flour…

KNOW HOW: Making Nitro Cold Brew Coffee with uKeg Nitro

People love cold brew for its low acid approach to extracting super smooth, tasty coffee. They absolutely flip over the smooth mouth feel and enhanced flavor of nitro infused cold brew coffee. This may sounds super technical and a little fancy, but you are starting to see it offered in more and more places. The…

KNOW HOW: Moka Stovetop Espresso Makers

In this video from ChefSteps, coffee expert James Hoffman shows you how to make the most delicious cup you’ve ever brewed using the Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker.  We have fallen in love with ChefSteps. These intrepid food nerds often take a kitchen idea WAY too far, and we like that a lot. It’s nice that…

RECIPE: Croque Monsieur Monkey Bread

SERVINGS: 6-8 | COOK TIME: Over 2 HOURs  | FROM LE CREUSET Ingredients for the Monkey bread: 4 cups bread flour 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons salt 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 cups warm water 2 teaspoons sugar 1 cup butter 8 ounces pancetta, cubed and crisped 2 cups Gruyere cheese 1 cup…

KNOW HOW: All-Natural Egg Dyes

Give your Easter eggs a natural dye job this year using these super-simple recipes from Le Creuset. Ingredients: Sky Blue & Turquoise 4 cups water 1/4 red cabbage, sliced 1 tablespoon white vinegar 6 hard-boiled eggs Lavender 4 cups grape juice 1 tablespoon white vinegar 6 hard-boiled eggs Soleil 4 cups water 1 tablespoon white…

Getting Better Every Day

While these long days at home have provided an opportunity to learn a few new cooking tricks and recipes we’ve never tried before it’s also given us the time to work on perfecting the basics. Like roasting a chicken. Never roasted a whole chicken at home before? Give this recipe from our friends at LEARNING…

What’s Cooking This Week

This week we’re making the most of our leftovers, trying new things in the air fryer, and finding more delicious uses for March’s Gadget of the Month. Wash your hands, tie on an apron, and let’s get to work! Homemade Stock With all this time spent in the kitchen lately we find ourselves overrun in…

Shun’s Party on the Avenue

Shun Cutlery invites you to the NW Portland Kitchen Kaboodle Store for an afternoon of fun and food and fine knives! Shun knife experts will be bringing a table full of their awesome knives for you to test drive, along with Chef Brian Gurney from Bad Bones BBQ who will be grilling tri-tip on the…

Happy Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

Yup, you read that correctly.  Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is an actually acknowledged national holiday! And although the origin of this holiday are unknown, there is a popular legend to explain the series of events that led to its birth. At the onset of summer, farmers and gardeners would tend their crops…

RECIPE: Salmon, three ways, take 3

We are loving salmon this summer! The versatility of the recipes is great so that you don’t get tired of one flavor or one side dish. We will drop one of the three recipes each day this weekend, and each showcases different ways to cook salmon as well as different flavors and spices and side…

the Moscow Mule turns 75

The Moscow Mule, that fresh and effervescent cocktail served up in ice cold copper mugs that started America’s love affair with Vodka, has reached the ripe old age of 75. The story goes that way back when a meeting was convened between John Martin, president of the Heublein liquor distributor, and Jack Morgan, owner and…