Ways to Measure Things in the Kitchen

A row of spoons filled with various spices

The kitchen provides a vast range of opportunities for us, as long as we’re motivated enough to take the plunge. There are so many baking and cooking recipes to try out, though you can also concentrate on making different kinds of sauces. No matter what you want to work on, it’s essential that you know … Read more

Types of Measuring Spoons

Measuring spoons with turmeric powder

When you’re baking or cooking, measuring out ingredients is one of the most important steps. Everyday cooking might allow you to get away with eyeballing ingredients, but it’s still better to measure if you want professional and uniform results. As for baking, it’s a must to get those precise measurements right if you want a proper … Read more

Ways to Store Measuring Cups and Spoons

a set of metallic measuring teaspoons

Most of us are good at organizing the rooms in our house and giving them an aesthetic feel. We place the couch and the cupboard and the coffee table at just the right place, choose the perfect shade of curtains and keep our rooms clean and tidy. However, the disorganized and messy state of our … Read more

What to Use If You Don’t Have Measuring Cups

A pair of white coffee mugs

Having a decent set of measuring cups and spoon is a must in any well-stocked kitchen. It’s even more essential to have such tools available when you’re fond of baking. While it might be possible to eyeball wet and dry ingredients while cooking and still have a decent result, baking requires accuracy for almost every … Read more

Why Measuring Ingredients Is Important

A kitchen scale with sugar cubes

When we’re reading or following any kind of recipe, the cup and spoon measurements might seem overwhelming. As we get more confident in the kitchen, we might just skim over the measurements and eyeball the ingredients instead of carefully ladling them out. However, is this such a wise step? Many people might think that experienced … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Sour Cream

a cup of sour cream

Sour cream is a dairy product that is made by fermenting regular cream with different kinds of lactic acid bacteria. Its name comes from the production of lactic acid by bacterial fermentation, which is called souring. Sour cream has long been an ingredient in Eastern and Central European cuisines. It was introduced to the west … Read more

Guide to Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed oil or simply sunflower oil is a type of cooking oil that is pressed from the seeds of the sunflower plant. It is a popular cooking oil in Eastern Europe that has been used for decades. However, in the United States, it is only recently gaining attention. Just like other vegetable oils, sunflower … Read more

Guide to Olive Oil

olive oil in a glass, with fresh olives

Olive oil is a type of cooking oil that is made by pressing fresh olives. It usually has a dark green or golden hue, and as well as a buttery taste with pepper undertones. Some of the places where olive oil is produced include Spain, Greece, and Italy, and they supply different countries all over … Read more

Guide to Avocado Oil

a sliced avocado

Avocado oil is a cooking oil that is pressed from the fresh avocado pulp. It is 25% fat, and it has the highest smoke point among all plant-based cooking oils, reaching up to 520°F. It also contains more than 50% monounsaturated fat, making it less prone to oxidation compared to polyunsaturated oil. And unlike saturated … Read more