Are you considering purchasing a grill?
Then, you might realize that there are different grills that you can choose from.
The problem is that you need to make sure that you know the different types of grills and you should make sure that you know which one is going to be best for you.
This is the full guide about the different types of grills. So that you can make sure that you choose the right one.Continue reading
Purchasing a great smoker, but that doesn’t cost as much is hard to find. Especially, if you don’t know what to look for when you are looking for your first smoker.
The good news is that many different smokers are affordable and that will give you value for money. You just need to know where to look, and what type of smoker to look for.
You don’t want to purchase the cheapest smoker you can find, and you are ending up with a cheap thing that doesn’t smoke correctly.
With this guide, you will be able to find the best smoker for the money and have a great time smoking food with friends and family.Continue reading
Though it comes from the toughest muscle on the cow, tri-tip steak is delicious and requires a good marinade.
However, some people do not know how to cut this steak or whether to cut it cooked or not. As such, this post gives you some tips that can help you to cut the tri steak to serve your guests.
Tri-Tip is a cut of meat that is obtained from a cow and comes in a triangular shape. The right side is shorter than the left side upon closer inspection.
There are only two tri-tip cuts that can be obtained per cow. You can also recognize the seams of fat that run from the top to the bottom on this cut of meat.
The meat is popular among many people and they often experience how to cut it.
Other characteristics of tri-tip include low-fat content, has two different directions of fibers of beef, is rich in flavor, and is very tender. This type of meat is also found in only specialized butchers since it is very rare.Continue reading
Last Friday I experienced something that I never thought would happen to me so early in life- a private chef came to my house and cooked an entire Shabbat meal for me and 10 guests. Is this a joke? No. This is reality, people.
Thanks to Jerusalem Village, an organization based in Jerusalem that helps young people connect to each other through interesting events and groups, I was able to invite 4 friends and 6 strangers into my house for a night of food, drinks, and many laughs.
The concept behind it is to get new “olim” (immigrants) and native Israelis to meet over a shared Shabbat experience in an intimate atmosphere.
When I heard this- I jumped on the offer.
Jerusalem Village provides the ingredients, the chef, and even a portable kosher kitchen- great for me since the kitchen I have now isn’t kosher and I always want to invite my more religious friends, but can’t.
Thursday night the food was delivered, and early Friday morning we got to cooking. For 6 hours. Naturally, we started drinking early.Continue reading
Malabi is a Middle Eastern pudding traditionally made with orchid root and milk and topped with shredded coconut, cinnamon, nuts, or in this case- goji berries. It is basically sahlav, cold, and turned into pudding format.
What you really need to know is that once you make the magical drink of sahlav, you can stick the leftovers in the fridge (preferably in adorable tiny teacups) and have pudding for breakfast the next morning.
“In Jerusalem, before the days of coke and lattes, tamarind drink and soos (made from licorice twig) were the typical refreshing summer beverages; their winter counterpart was sachlav”
I got this recipe, like most other things I’m cooking up these days from the Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi- if I haven’t said it yet: go out and get this cookbook.
It’s been on countless gift guides across the web, and really, what foodie wouldn’t want such a gorgeous cookbook?Continue reading
January 2013 has been quite the roller coaster ride. I started three (yes, you read that correctly) new jobs, I’m moving apartments, my website re-design launched, and I’m still trying to keep this little ol’ blog running smoothly. While I’m definitely counting my blessings, I’ve also had zero time to myself.
And so, on Tuesday, when the elections were happening in this country, and I found myself with a day off from work- I knew it was time to bake. I’ve been doing pretty well on my resolutions list – listening to episodes of This American Life and The Moth, are pretty easy- getting my finances in order is a slower process, but with the help of Ramit, I’m on my way.Continue reading
In case you have some spare time whilst awaiting impending doom a la the Sandy variety – here’s a list of 13 reasons why you should eat local.
This list comes from the book, The 100 Mile Diet, which I read this past summer.
If you’re looking for an interesting read about one couple’s journey into eating local food (within a 100-mile radius of their home in British Columbia, Canada) for an entire year- definitely check out this book. Thoroughly enjoyable, and not pretentious at all.
They ate potatoes for like, months. That’s commitment right there.Continue reading
Today we have a guest post from Lisa over at Wine Telegraph to give us an education about wine. Hope you enjoy it!
The role of wine merchants is rarely confined just to providing an avenue for the purchase and consumption of wine.
Modern wine merchants are about enabling the whole experience – from widening choice in wine buying to finding the foods and equipment that make the experience of enjoying fine eating and drinking completely.
There are plenty of reasons to shop with a local wine merchant – here are seven of the best.Continue reading
Today we have an awesome guest post from Shelly Stinson, about five easy ways to eat more healthfully and locally – my two favorite things!
Check it out and let us know in the comments what you would add to this list! xo, belle
The benefits of eating healthy, nutritious foods include having an easier time controlling your weight, experiencing better moods, developing fewer diseases and illnesses, enjoying more energy, and living a longer life.
And while you can find these types of good-for-you foods in a variety of different places, some of the best options you can choose are available locally.
This is good news since a few different institutes, such as Michigan State University in the U.S., contend that eating local foods means that you not only get more flavor, but you also get more nutrients because “local food has a shorter time between harvest and your table.”
This allows it to keep more of its healthier qualities, providing you with the most vitamins and minerals possible.
Based on this, here are five different ways that you can eat healthily and locally:Continue reading