The Gourmandise Blog

Articles, Food & Recipes · May 11, 2016

Aw, Shucks! Pass the peas, please.

Spring is special, with cherries and plums and hints of peaches about, but shelling peas marks the season for our youngest one and I.

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Food & Recipes · March 29, 2016

Canning 101: How to Make Jams and Preserves

Hey! You! Relax! It’s time to jam. Turn on the tunes, clear your calendar and your counter for a couple of hours; we’re going to make some sweet, sweet preserves together

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Food & Recipes · March 28, 2016

Condiments 101 (aka how to make cooking fun)

Read: You do NOT need to know how to cook to start cooking. Here are 5 simple condiments you can make in minutes to jazz up your current level of skills (even if you’re reheating pasta).

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Food & Recipes · March 27, 2016

Single Best Cookie Ever? It’s in the flour.

Once upon a time, flour lived in a paper bag on the store shelves. You opened her up and ran your fingers through the soft white powder. We’re shaking this up and introducing you to her Mama: Whole Grain Flour.

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Food & Recipes · March 24, 2016

DIY Candy: The Spring Edition

Spring is here! We’re so excited. The chickens are mating with rabbits, plastic grasses are sprouting from wicker baskets and chocolate eggs are bearing sweet centers. It’s time to get all Willy Wonka and make wacky candy all on your own. It’s not any crazier than rabbits laying hot pink eggs; you can do this.

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