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Don’t cry… it’s just an onion!

Here are some tips for dealing with onions: Before slicing, place onion in freezer for 10-15 minutes, or soak in a ice water bath. or… After peeling, rinse onion in cool water. Cut out, in a cone shape, the core, where the root comes out, this is the where the gland/source of the sulphuric compound […]

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Salmonella, Eggs and Cantaloupe

I learned something very important about cantaloupe and eggs in my food safety and sanitation class. There have been stories about getting salmonella from these things, and these are ways to help avoid it. The salmonella is usually on the outside of the melon, and it needs to be washed before cutting into it. As […]

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Rhubarb Squares

Ingredients: Crust 1 c. flour 1/3 c. powdered sugar 1/3 c. butter Filling: 1 c. sugar 1/4 c. flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp. vanilla 3 c. finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 Combine flour and powdered sugarin bowl, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed

I have been overwhelmed with the length of class, homework, trying to spend some time with Jason and kids. I didn’t even get to see Jason on Wednesday since he was out that evening too. I get to see the kids for more that dropping them off in the morning only if my class ends […]