Blogging 101 For New Business Owners

Starting a blog can be a highly effective tool for small business owners, especially one that is well written and informative. Knowing where to start, what to write about, and how to keep readers coming back can be confusing if you have never blogged before, but following these few easy steps can help you get your foot in the door and help you get the feel for the blogging world, which is a big one. Where to Start? First, you are going to want to decide on a blogging platform…

How to Cook the Tastiest Lamb

cooking lamb

Many people find it exciting and maybe even a bit nerve-racking when trying a new lamb recipe. It is very easy to overcook or undercook lamb. But no matter what your recipe is, there are a few essential tips to cooking a great piece of lamb: Ask Butcher About the Cut of Lamb You may not see the piece of lamb that you want when you get to the grocery store. Often the store can special order it or can cut if for you the way you want. They also…

How to Cook Properly With Olive Oil

cooking with olive oil

Olive oil is one of the keys to the very healthy Mediterranean diet, so people always have many questions about how to cook with it. It is a very versatile oil and it has many unique flavors and aromas. You can use different olive oils for sautéing, stir frying, deep frying and browning, among many other uses. It is a good idea to think about olive oils just like you would think of different types of wine. You can use strong extra virgin olive oil to cook fish, meat, create…

Tips for Roasting Ham

roasted ham

Roasting is a popular dry heat cooking type that is great for cooking many large pieces of meat, including cooked and uncooked hams. Roasting is pretty much the same as baking and is very often the most popular way to cook ham. When you roast a ham, you take the skin off and the fat layer is left on to help add flavor and to keep the meat nice and moist while it cooks. The ham should be let to stand at room temp for about two hours before you…

Cooking Ideas with Squash

We really love fall and winter squash in the US! They are crammed with antioxidants, fiber, carotenes and Vitamin A. They are very filling with very few calories and can be prepared in countless ways. Plus, in fall, they are in season and are very inexpensive. But what are the best ways to buy, prepare and cook various types of squash? Butternut squash is tasty but can be hard to chop up, and some of the other types look rather gnarly and scary, so what to do? Purchase and Storage…