Kitchen Tales

Gingerbread Cookies Then and Now

I love holiday food. A current favorite is "Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies" from Table for Two. My kids call them gingerbread cookies and love them. Just like the name says, these cookies are soft and chewy with a great blend of spices. A very different cookie from the hard gingerbread cookies used to… Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies Then and Now


Five things you should know about superfoods

What is so super about superfoods? That is a trick question. Technically nothing. Any food can be called a superfood because it is not a legal or medical term. So far the only foods making it onto superfoods lists are fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. Those are great foods for you! So eat superfoods, but… Continue reading Five things you should know about superfoods

Science & Experiments

Color-Changing Cabbage Experiment

Did you know that you can change the color of red cabbage without using any dyes? Red cabbage gets its great purple color from anthocyanins. Anthocyanins, like most plant pigments, change color based on the pH of their environment. So when red cabbage is put into an acidic or basic solution it looses its characteristic… Continue reading Color-Changing Cabbage Experiment