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Steak Basics

Steak Basics

I don't talk much about the meat from the box, but the time has come. I. Am. In. Love. Addicted. Hopeless. The quality of this meat is so good I had forgotten the taste of ordinary store-bought ground beef and especially steak. My husband prepares a mean steak, but steaks are all about the quality of the beef and it is hard to fake.

Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs

I love using herbs, both fresh and dried. Sometimes a seasoning blend like the ubiquitous jar of "Italian Seasoning" is nice and convenient, but I also love learning the idiosyncrasies of each individual herb and using that knowledge to shape the flavor of a dish.

Fresh herbs aren't always available so I keep a good stock of dried herbs in my cupboard. Some of them are store-bought, but some I've dried myself. I took the opportunity to add to my stock of home-dried herbs this week after receiving a bag of assorted herbs in the CSA box.