Sweet Potatoes vs Yams vs Taro vs Yuca

Mostly, I’m writing this post about the differences between sweet potatoes and yams and taro and yuca because I need to get it straight myself! You can watch the video on YouTube! Sweet Potatoes True (botanical) Sweet Potatoes are pictured below. Alternate names are kumara (New Zealand) camote (Mexico) and yam (USA). There are several […]

Corn Casserole

This is kind of like Jiffy corn casserole without the Jiffy. And I don’t mean it takes a long time. It’s still pretty fast! I was about 13 I think when my uncle dated a lady named Greta for a short while. She came to one Thanksgiving with our family and brought “Greta’s corn casserole”. […]

Orange Aioli

A simple sauce to go with these black bean empanadas or on top of simply cooked fish or chicken. Before everyone gets up in arms, I know that this does not meet the technical qualifications of an aioli. For one thing, I didn’t even put the umlaut over the “i”! But seriously, aioli is defined […]

Put it in my Mouth! Part 6

New Put it in my Mouth videos! If you want to mail me some stuff to PIIMM, send it to this address. **And remember to include your return address so I can send you something, too!** Hilah Cooking 10573 W Pico Blvd #76 Los Angeles CA 90064 Watch the rest of this series here Subscribe […]

Put it in my Mouth! Part 5

New Put it in my Mouth videos! If you want to mail me some stuff to PIIMM, send it to this address. **And remember to include your return address so I can send you something, too!** Hilah Cooking 10573 W Pico Blvd #76 Los Angeles CA 90064 Watch the rest of this series here Subscribe […]

Rosemary-Garlic Sour Cream Dip

Rosemary-Garlic dip goes great with kettle chips or these portobello mushroom fries! This simple dip gets better the longer it sits (don’t let it go bad) so it’s great to make on a weekend and snack on during the week. Use it as a sandwich spread with some roast beef, or put it on a […]

How to Keep Produce Fresh

If you want to keep your fresh produce fresh for longer, there are two things you need to consider. Ethylene gas Ethylene gas is produced by most fruits and some vegetables and it is mostly thought of as the ripening hormone for plants. Every time you put a firm peach in a bag with a […]

Shrimp Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce

I got some free roasted Hatch chiles in the mail from the Hatch Chile Store in New Mexico. I’d never even seen red Hatch chiles before but they immediately made me think of enchilada sauce. After blending the sauce, I tasted it and it reminded me — a little too much — of roasted red […]

New Series on Food Education! How to Pick a Watermelon

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be contributing one video a month to the new-ish YouTube channel Home and Garden for Mere Mortals. My series will focus on food education, including basic tips for choosing produce, simple preservation methods and seasonal topics. The first is How to Pick a Watermelon (and a tip for picking […]