Kitchen Hack: What To Do With All Those Fresh Jalapeno Peppers you Grew

When I was younger I use to grow a fairly large garden for a suburbanite. Tomatoes, squash, beans, a fig tree and other goodies. Nowadays I tend to do more container gardening and I’m hoping to expand that in the future. My main “crop” is fresh herbs. Right now I have basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme,

Kitchen Hack: Microwaved Toasted Coconut

Toasting certain ingredients is used in cooking to heightened flavor. It’s a special flavor. It can be a time consuming venture as your “toast” these ingredients in the oven every so slowly. Often it’s tempting to avoid that toasting step. Then, years ago I had read you could “toast” nuts in the microwave. You just