Kitchen Tips - July 2014

  • If you are chopping herbs for a salad dressing and your recipe also calls for salt, sprinkle the herbs with salt before chopping; it will help keep them from flying all over the cutting board.
  • When adding really spicy ingredients (such as chopped chipotle peppers, cayenne pepper, harissa or chiles) to a dish, add them slowly, a bit at a time, until you reach the heat level you desire.
  • Green beans are a fast and easy summer side dish that doesn't have to be boring. Drizzle crisp-tender steamed beans with Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar and tons of fresh cracked black peppercorns. Or try a Basic Vinaigrette with a little extra Dijon mustard whisked in.
  • If you find yourself with a leftover half of an avocado after dinner, save it for the morning and spread it on two thick slices of warm toast instead of butter! Add a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and fresh cracked black peppercorns for a satisfying, savory breakfast.
  • Add texture and nutty flavor to green salads with cooked wheat berries; They're not only delicious, they're super good for you.

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