Country-style ribs come from the blade end of the pork loin, close to the shoulder area of the hog. They may or may not include the “feather” bones and some of the shoulder blade, and you can find both boneless and bone-in. They are very meaty, meatier than many other rib cuts, and make an [...]

In the days before refrigeration, brining was used to preserve meat and fish. At that time, a it was necessary to add a lot of salt. Today, with our modern refrigerators, we need only add enough to do the job of retaining the moisture in smoked meat or fish. The way brine works is simple—all [...]

Updated Nov 1, 2016. Look, if you're serious about your caffeine addiction like me, then you NEED to have an Espresso Machine in your kitchen. I have one and I'm a fully functional caffeine-fiend – Actually, if I don't have my caffeine, then I'm not really functioning at all. Though espresso comes from what seems [...]

We are all familiar with the ubiquitous spray bottle. We use them for everything from dispensing cleaning liquids to cosmetics. They're a constant fixture in our lives, but have you ever spared a thought for the humble spray bottle? Spray bottles have been around since at least the early 20th century. Early versions used a [...]

There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee in the morning. Or maybe there is. What about the smell of freshly-roasted coffee? Trendy coffee shops and fancy brews have become more popular over the past few years. As such, the price of both coffee beans and a cup of coffee has [...]