How To Reheat Pizza

In 3 easy steps it tastes like fresh! We indulge in a pizza perhaps twice a year. We love pizza, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the healthiest of foods for a diabetic or someone watching salt intake or even saturated fats. We’re a simmering urge that builds to a if-I-don’t-have-a-pizza-soon-I’ll- pop. And our…

How To Make Mustard Butter

This is without doubt the best flavoured butter I’ve *ever* made. When it comes to steak, I like a knob of garlic butter to melt and spread like high-tide across the charred surface. But sometimes I don’t want garlic. Like last night. So I found a recipe that David Lebovitz claims as his own. In…

How To Remove Tea Stains From China Cups

How To Remove Coffee and Tea Stains From China Cups My lovely Royal Copenhagen mugs are a magnet for tea stains. I refuse to use harsh chemicals (bleach, denture tablets, hydrogen peroxide, etc.) on their delicate surface, so what to do? How to remove coffee and tea stains from the inside of your precious cups?…

How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce for Pasta

BASIC TOMATO SAUCE FOR PASTA It’s harvest time, and even if you haven’t grown tomatoes this summer, you can still make this delicious basic tomato sauce that will wow your taste buds. It’s good. Really good. This is a slightly tweaked version of Marcella Hazan’s Basic Italian Tomato Sauce. I like spicy, so I’ve included…

How-To Steam Eggs

Don’t Boil Them – Steam Your Eggs In the early days of this blog, I thought I knew how to hard-boil an egg. Now I know better. Steaming them is the answer, and I discovered that the eggs just beg to pop out of their shells. The shells came off in one continual piece. My…

How-to Make Cooked Red Cabbage

Cooked red cabbage is not something you fiddle about with in this house. Mr Misk just won’t have that. Danes hold it high esteem. He has his recipe for it, a slightly tweaked one from his mother, and now I have one that I can claim as my own. His and her red cabbage recipes….

How-To Crack a Walnut with Three Fingers

My adorable Mr Misk discovered that he can crack a walnut using just 3 fingers, and each half of the walnut’s ‘meat’ remains perfectly whole. Here’s how to do it. Tuck the whole walnut under your middle finger, tucking it back a bit so your finger touches the table. Now crook your index finger and…

How To Make Sun Tea

I was taught how to make sun tea at Girl Scout camp, long before I reached my double-digit years. It’s a different method of making iced tea. The gentle warmth of the sun and a very long, undisturbed brewing time is the secret to its success. Don’t stir the water; don’t squeeze the tea bags….