What’s in Your Pantry?

What’s in Your Pantry?

  A functional pantry is an essential tool for a home cook. It not only should be brimming with staples, but it also should contain the occasional splurge item (I call them my hidden gems) and those ingredients that are most frequently featured in your family’s...
Green Tea: Drink to your Health

Green Tea: Drink to your Health

 The Wonderful Gift of Tea All tea comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant. The different types of tea (black, green, white & oolong) are created by altering the fermentation process of the tea leaves. In the case of green tea, the leaves have undergone...
Beautiful Saffron

Beautiful Saffron

For this, my very first Pantry entry, I am choosing an ingredient close to my heart: saffron. It is a common, yet still expensive, ingredient in Spanish cuisine that is prominently featured in many soups, stews and rice dishes.  True saffron not only provides any dish...