The Best Grill Rubs

Grill rubs are a combination of spices and herbs that infuse flavor on food prior to grilling. Even the humblest blend of salt, pepper, and sugar can be enough to make food super tasty. Rubs made of fresh ingredients usually make the best ones. Add cayenne, paprika, tarragon, and other spices, and your grilling is at its best.

Making the best grill rub is establishing a taste. Maybe you like yours to come a little salty, maybe you like it sweet, or maybe you like something super peppery and spicy. If you're like me, you just want to keep it simple. Everyone has different tastes and I bow to that. 
For Best Results

Barbecue rubs are typically dry, although they can also be wet and paste-like. Measure and mix together herbs and spices in a small bowl then rub them onto pork, poultry, or fish. Do this a day before grilling to allow flavors to develop. For liquid rubs, most of the flavorings used are soluble oils which require a coating of the meat with a thin layer. The oil will help th…

6 Ways to Make Decorative Cucumbers

Generally, we peel cucumbers all the way. Sometimes and for the healthier of it, we slice them right away without peeling, dash the slices with salt and there go crunchy crispy sounding bites! Since cucumber is always available, delicious, and easy to slice, you too can make it more pleasing to the eye with the following ways. This is your time to make fresh vegetables look like the pros do which does not even have to be difficult - just like I did.
Peeled Cucumber 

This is the most common thing. Cut off both ends of your cucumber. Using a kitchen knife or a vegetable peeler, peel all the way down the vegetable. For some art, run a fork all the way down your peeled vegetable. Move over then slide again until the entire cucumber has been lined with the fork. Slice cucumber into 1/4 thick rounds.

Striped Cucumber 
Trim both ends of your cucumber. Using a kitchen knife or a vegetable peeler, peel one strip all the way down the cucumber. Move about the width of the strip you just peeled and l…

Parsley - The Herb for Garnishing, Flavoring and Medicine

This petite leafy thing is often discarded by diners as "just a garnish," yet parsley has persistently pushed its way as among the most useful and healthy culinary herb.  
My sister is a garnish eater, but not me! She's so fond of stealing parsley from our plates and pop it in her mouth during dine-outs. Parsley is a staple in her kitchen and every time she makes special dinner, it's so amusing of her opening the door for us with hand and arms of fresh parsley while leading us to the kitchen. We loved the smell in the kitchen... perfect... soothing and relaxing. Perhaps it's what parsley is about.
What is Parsley?

Parsley is one of the most well-liked herbs grown in herb gardens everywhere purposely for flavoring, as a garnish or for medicinal use. It has a saw-like curly or flat leaves which grow to around 12 inches tall and cultivated in a well-drained, moisture retaining soil. It can be grown outdoors and indoors. 

For indoor growing, use a deep pot and fresh pott…