Meet Marinades

As “stay at home” and “stay safe” initiatives persist around the world to stem the spread of COVID-19, international travel for fun is still on the “no-no” list of activities. Of course health and safety must be prioritized, but I’m sure right now many people are looking forward to the days when they can seeContinue reading “Meet Marinades”

Don’t Get Burned at the Steak

Thankfully, with meat processors back in operation with safety measures in place to protect workers from COVID-19, meat prices have somewhat stabilized, so more grills can be fired up for beer can chickens, pork chops, and turkey burgers. And while these are all delicious options for your holiday meal, this post is all about one of the most classic grilled meats: the ribeye steak.

How Expired Is It?

Once decontaminated, shoppers unload their dozen or so shopping bags and put foodstuffs in their proper places: canned tuna in the pantry, fresh chicken thighs in the refrigerator, and frozen peas in the chest freezer. But how long will all that food last? Is it wise to buy so much food at once? To answer these questions, let us consider label dates and how to interpret them.

Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety

This past weekend, sub-zero temperatures settled in after a blizzard dumped about eight inches of snow in our neighborhood. Since escaping to Rio wasn’t really an option, our household turned to the next best thing to chase away the wintry blues: a slow cooker fully of meat, spicy, tomato-y chili. My mother-in-law’s recipe calls forContinue reading “Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety”