Winter Grilling Tips February 05 2016
Did you know that more than 60% of all backyard chefs grill year ‘round? Why let cold temperatures and snow stop you from searing up a filet or putting the perfect amount of char on a bbq chicken? Throw on a few extra layers and get out there! Your family is counting on you.
But before you throw on the layers and fire up the grill, there are a few things you should know. Even though the basic principles apply no matter what season it is, follow these tips to make your time outside and your food more enjoyable:
- If you’re using a gas grill check the lines, burners and jets for blockages. Spiders and other insects are known to look for a warmer, dryer place to hide when the weather gets rough.
- Throw on a winter hat, fireproof gloves and a toasty jacket. Just be sure not to wear a scarf or any other clothing items with tassels that could come in contact with the grill.
- Are you a charcoal lover? It’s a good idea to have a few extra bags of briquettes or hardwood lump on hand. You may need to heat up more than normal when the temperatures are near freezing.
- Even if it’s snowing or raining, never use your grill underneath an overhang or in a confined space. Keep your grill at least five feet away from all combustible materials.
- Let the grill do the work. Your food may take a few minutes longer to cook, but don’t rush it. Constant fussing can lead to dry meat and overcooking.
National Soup Day February 04 2016
No soup for you! Unless you’re like us and you’re celebrating National Soup Day today - then you can enjoy all the warm, delicious soup you’d like! Whether you like a nice cup of soup as a starter or a hearty bowl for your main course we’ve got some extra special recipes for you to try.
Not-So-Classic Chicken Noodle: most chicken noodle soup recipes call for chicken stock, carrots, shredded chicken meat and egg noodles, but not this one. Although you will need the basic ingredients, we like to kick ours up a notch. Substitute egg noodles with penne pasta or spaghetti, and marinate your chicken in La Flor’s Don Diego hot sauce. Don’t forget to add a dash of La Flor’s Chicken Bouillon for flavor.
Larry The Lobster Bisque: the two ingredients in lobster bisque are lobsters and bisque, right? Well, yes. But there’s a bunch of other delicious ingredients that come together to provide you with that mouth-watering flavor. Search for your favorite recipe online and then add sweet corn kernels and a touch of La Flor’s Cayenne Pepper to taste.
Burly Beef Barley: whether you’re outdoors chopping wood all day or doing something a little less macho, there’s nothing like sitting down to a cup or bowl of beef barley soup. Trim and chop boneless chuck roast, slice your carrots and celery, add mushrooms and don’t forget the La Flor Beef Bouillon.When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform National Soup Day into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!
Winter Foods To Warm You Up February 02 2016
What’s better than coming inside to a warm bowl of soup after spending hours out in the cold? Not much if you ask us. Although we’ve seen drastic swings in temperatures so far this winter, we know the cold weather will rear its head once again. But don’t worry, these winter recipes will help warm up your bones and your appetite this season:
Lots of people - especially those who work full-time - find themselves ripping through the cabinets to put together some sort of meal during the week. Or they simply order out. Weeknight dinners don’t have to be so stressful, or so expensive, if you just plan ahead. And most of these recipes can be prepared in an hour or less so that “I don’t have enough time to cook a meal” excuse won’t work here.
Butternut Squash Soup: Sit down a bowl of piping hot creamy butternut squash soup. If this doesn’t warm you up, we don’t know what will. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxNYF
La Flor products needed: La Flor Cayenne Pepper, La Flor Black Pepper
Spaghetti With Turkey Chili: Combine two winter staples, spaghetti and chili, and you have yourself a meal you won’t want to stop eating. Pile your plate high and top it off with sour cream and hot sauce to give your taste buds a kick. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxZY1
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Don Diego Special Habanero Blend
Four Cheese Pasta With Ham and Peas: Creamy pasta. Ham. Cheese. What more do you need? Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1nAoLTE
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper
Chicken Cordon Bleu: This quick and easy recipe takes the stress and time out of the traditional meal, yet it still tastes amazing! Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1P3wumj
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper, La Flor Parsley Flakes