KNOW HOW: Pasta making tips

Here are our tips and tricks to make pasta making so fun and easy you’ll want work it into your weekly dinner game. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DOUGHMastering pasta making takes practice. Lots of practice. As you become familiar with the process you will get a feel for how wet or dry the dough needs…

KNOW HOW: Storing Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

 From Vesta, by Heather Bilyeu of Fueling a Southern Soul Truly, is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving the leftovers?! I think so!  There is nothing better than eating leftovers the next day and getting to enjoy the meal all over again. But if you have an abundance of turkey, or mashed potatoes, or pies…

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…