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Kitchen Basics

Good food begins with a few basic recipes, solid technique, and some tasty spice blends in your pantry.  Get started with the kitchen basics presented below.

Cooking Techniques

Stir Fry

How to Stir Fry in 6 Easy Steps

Stir frying is a very easy, healthy cooking technique.  Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never used a wok.  These six ...
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Basic Recipes

Spicy Toasted Pumpkin or Squash Seeds | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Spicy Toasted Pumpkin or Squash Seeds

I’ve loved toasted pumpkin seeds since first bite.  Their crunchy, toasty goodness was a revelation the first time I ate ...
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Quick and Flavorful Homemade Pumpkin Purée | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Quick and Flavorful Homemade Pumpkin Purée

Delicious homemade pumpkin purée is so easy to make.  It’s also a lot more flavorful than the canned variety.  Just ...
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Zesty Preserved Lemons | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Why Zesty Preserved Lemons Ought to Be in Your Pantry

Making preserved lemons at home is so easy and much less expensive than buying them.  These lemons are certainly worth ...
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French Vinaigrette

French Vinaigrette

There is nothing like a classic French vinaigrette to dress up a simple tossed green salad.  Anyone who’s ever eaten ...
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Spice Blends

Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Powder, A Summer Cook's Best Friend | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Powder, A Summer Cook’s Best Friend

This tasty seasoning blend is delicious on everything from crabs to popcorn.  It is the omnipresent spice blend where I ...
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Mughlai Gram Masala | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Mughlai Garam Masala

Having spent many of our young adult years living and working in north India, my husband and I both have ...
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Baharat | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Baharat

Baharat, which means “spices” in Arabic, is a Middle Eastern seasoning blend.  It is an aromatic and flavorful spice blend, ...
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Chinese Five Spice Powder

Chinese Five Spice Powder

Five spice powder is China’s best-known and loved seasoning blend.  Like most spice blends, the ingredients and proportions vary.  However, ...
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South African Style Curry Powder

South African Style Curry Powder

If there is one thing I am passionate about, it is spices.  My favorite days in the kitchen are days ...
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