Make Perfect Quinoa

How to make the perfect quinoa: rinse, lightly toast, add water, bring to a boil, let simmer for 12-15 minutes (don't lift the lid), take off heat and fluff!

Know your glass

Dining Etiquette 101: Red wine and white wine are served in different glasses! Red wine glasses are more round with a bigger mouth to allow the wine to breathe. White wine glasses are typically smaller.

Go greek yogurt

Make a swap! Try substituting Greek yogurt in recipes that call for sour cream or cream cheese.

The dirt on leeks

Leeks have dirt in between - even if you can't see it. Before using, soak in water or wash in between the layers.

Fresher fresh herbs

To keep herbs longer, remove the ends and wash off with a teaspoon of sugar and washing detergent. Let them soak in water, place a plastic bag over the bowl and let sit in the refrigerator.

Get to the root

Horseradish is grown as a root, similar to ginger.

Artichoke History

Artichokes were first introduced to the US in the 17th century by Spanish and French immigrants

Get More Juice

Microwave lemons for 10 seconds before squeezing for more juice!

Non-GMO Product

We are proud to say that select Reese products have been Non-GMO project verified. The Non-GMO project is the only independent verification for all products in North America that are GMO free.

101 Quite A Pair

Dining Etiquette 101: When at a dinner party - salt & pepper shakers should always be passed together.

101 Mapping Utensils

Dining Etiquette 101: Forks go to the left of the plate, knives and spoons go to the right.

Clean up Quick

For baking in the oven - look for non stick foil. The clean up is super easy!

Rinsing Reduces Sodium

To reduce the amount of sodium - rinse off canned products before cooking with them.

Don't Boil Over!

Place a wooden spoon over top of boiling water to keep it from boiling over!

What Are Water Chestnuts?

Oh nuts! Water Chestnuts aren't nuts at all. They're actually an aquatic vegetable found in marshes in China!

What are Hearts of Palm?

Hearts of palm are harvested from the core of certain palm tree species.

Who Hearts Palm the Most?

France is the largest importer of hearts of palm.

Horseradish Relatives

Horseradish is actually in the same family as mustard, broccoli, wasabi & cabbage.

Horseradish for Sale!

Sales of the first bottled Horseradish began in 1860.

Where Capers Come From

Capers are perennial plants which are native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia and South Africa.

What are Capers?

Capers are the unripe flower buds of Capparis spinosa. They are also called Flinders rose.

The Plentiful Plant

One artichoke plant can produce up to 20 artichokes a year.

Artichoke Queen

In 1948 Marilyn Monroe was named Castroville's first Artichoke Queen

The Forbidden Thistle

Until the 16th century many countries forbid women from eating artichokes.

Artichoke AD

The first mention of an artichoke was back in 40-70 AD in Greek literature.

Fruit? Veggie? Thistle?

The artichoke is actually a thistle.

Not-So-Heavy Cream

For creamy pasta without all the heavy cream try tossing a room temperature beaten egg with hot pasta and a little of the boiling water

Longer Lasting Ginger

Freeze fresh ginger and grate as you need it!

Add More Flavor

Try sautéing vegetables in broth instead of oil or butter for more flavor!

Speed up the Sauté

Add a pinch of baking soda to onions when you're sautéing them to speed up the process

Better Tasting Greens

Don't be bitter! Try soaking greens like kale and arugula in ice water to reduce bitterness.

Clean Break for Eggs

Don't walk on egg shells! Try cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of a rounded edge to reduce the amount of shells

Herb Pairing: Mint

Mint pairs well with: pork, potatoes, lamb, chocolate and coconut oil!

Herb Pairing: Dill

Dill pairs well with: salmon, cucumber, yogurt and safflower oil!

Herb Pairing: Basil

Basil pairs well with: berries, chicken, pork, tomatoes, and olive oil!

Freeze Your Tomato Paste

If you only need a little tomato paste at a time, try freezing the can and slicing off what you need! No more waste.

Cook Pasta in Salt Water

Pasta water should be as salty as the sea! Adding salt to your pasta water will give it more flavor.

Perfectly Cooked Pasta

For pasta like your Grandmother made it; try cooking in the largest pot you can find! The bigger the pot, the less the pasta will lower the water temperature.

Longer Lasting Lemons

Keep lemons fresh for a whole month by placing them in a resealable bag in the refrigerator.

Baking Bacon

For crispier bacon, try baking in the oven!

Ice Your Herbs

For fresh herbs any time; fill an ice tray with your favorites like rosemary or basil. Cover with olive oil and freeze! Throw into a pan the next time you need to cook with herbs