Understanding Ingredients

Ingredients are the cornerstone of every recipe. But, there are many times when I am left scratching my head and reaching for Google to clarify what an ingredient is or how to use it.

It can be quite frustrating to say the least.

This collection of posts will try to clarify some of the most commonly confusing ingredients.

What is Fennel Anyway?

Fennel is a wonderful vegetable that can be used in many different ways. Learn more about fennel.


Don’t let the look of this veggie scare you off. It is quite delicious if you give it a chance. Learn more about kohlrabi here.

Learn About Broccoli

Broccoli is a versatile veg that is enjoyed year round. Learn more about them in this post.

What is Pointy Cabbage?

Don’t let the shape of pointy cabbage fool you. It is tender and sweet. Explore the uses for pointy cabbage in this post.

Learn About Zucchinis

Zucchinis are a summer harvest favourite. Learn how to store and use zucchinis. Don’t forget the flowers!

What are Collards?

Curious about collards? Find out what they are and how to store and use them.

What is Napa Cabbage?

Have you noticed this in the grocery store or farmer’s market, but wasn’t sure what it was. Here is what you need to know.

All About Beets

Beets are an awesome veg to add colour and sweetness to many dishes. Don’t just boil them, discover lots of other ways to prepare them.


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