Palm oil uses

Six Authentic Palm Oil Uses

Palm oil is a popular cooking oil in many parts of the world including various countries in Africa as well as the state of Bahia in Brazil. It is a strongly flavored oil and is often used because of the earthy and nutty flavor that it can give to various …

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How to Dry Chives

How to Dry Chives For The Best Flavor

Chives can be dried just like any other herb. Drying extends its shelf life so that it can be used for a long time after harvest but only works if you do it correctly. Here are some of the best ways to dry your chives. In the oven Like most …

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How to Dry Sage

How To Dry Sage For The Best Flavor

Sage is a versatile herb but is especially popular with turkey and other kinds of poultry. It is also one of the herbs that are more useful when dried. If you have some fresh sage on hand, here are some of the best ways to dry it: Using a food …

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How To Dry Oregano

How To Dry Oregano For The Best Flavor

Oregano is one of a small group of herbs that is actually improved by drying. The fresh herb is extremely pungent and can easily dominate other flavors in a dish. Many cooks find the dried herb milder and more palatable. If you have access to the fresh herb and want …

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How to dry rosemary

How To Dry Rosemary For The Best Flavor

Rosemary is an excellent herb for drying but unlike other members of the mint family like basil, it gets hard and woody when its moisture is removed so you won’t be able to crumble dry rosemary leaves with your fingers. If you are drying whole sprigs, the leaves will fall …

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How To Dry Parsley

How To Dry Parsley For The Best Flavor

Drying parsley to preserve it is a great skill if you wind up with too much of the herb. Dried parsley is great for adding a touch of green to everything from potato salad to tomato soup. Here are some of the best ways to dry parsley: In the oven …

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Why Is Saffron So Expensive

Why Is Saffron So Expensive?

Saffron consists of the stigmas (including the pistils) that are picked from the flowers that grow on the Crocus sativus plant. Saffron is known for its bright red-orange color and the distinctive floral flavor profile that it lends to Spanish paella and French bouillabaisse. It has long had a reputation …

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How to dry basil

How to Dry Basil: Your Best Options

Dried basil is almost as versatile as the fresh herb and is easy to make. Whether your backyard garden delivered a bumper crop of the herb or you simply bought too much at the grocery store, you may find yourself needing to preserve fresh basil by drying it. Here are …

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