If you’ve hosted Thanksgiving before, you know that being tasked with cooking THE turkey can be stressful. Not only is cooking it important, but carving the turkey is just as vital. Have you ever found yourself struggling as you bang into that annoying wishbone when you’re carving the turkey? Here’s a tip: take out the wishbone before… Read More >
Q Center Kicks Off United Way Campaign
On Thursday, October 13, we kicked off our annual United Way campaign with two events. Lunches for the Homeless This is the second year we have made lunches for the local homeless shelter, Lazarus House. Staff members contributed various lunch ingredients like bread, cheese and lunch meat. On Thursday morning, several people teamed up to… Read More >
You know those milk commercials where famous people have a left-behind milk moustache? That moustache is the by-product of a natural process – drinking a great glass of milk a little too fast. A beautiful pond can have a similar by-product of its natural processes. All ponds – whether created by nature or by man – go through a natural life… Read More >
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme...
...plus basil, tomatoes, eggplant… and maybe some pumpkins. A garden is a wonderful thing. It can provide food for your table (and sometimes for local wildlife), beauty for your landscape, an educational and fun activity for your family and support for the ecosystem. Planting herbs is a great way to get started gardening. Most of them are… Read More >
What's New at Q?
At the risk of being shamelessly self-promotional, we gotta say that we’ve been busy this summer! In June our favorite photographer, Scott Thompson, spent two days capturing the fun available outdoors at Q Center. If you’ve ever been on a photo shoot with Scott, you know we had two fun-filled (emphasize FILLED) days! The end result was over… Read More >
Culinary Corner - June/July 2011
Cooking with Wine If you've never used wine in a recipe, don't be intimidated. In many ways wine is like any liquid you normally add to a recipe. As the dish cooks, the liquid evaporates and the flavors become more concentrated. If you're thinking of adding wine to your culinary tool kit, start simple. Try replacing some of the liquid in your… Read More >
Culinary Corner - May 2011
Perfecting puff pastry Pâte à choux, or puff pastry, is a relatively simple and extremely versatile pastry used in many elegant desserts. Think profiteroles, éclaires, gougères and cream puffs. The goal in preparing pâte à choux is a perfectly golden-brown, crispy crust and a light, fluffy inside. The high moisture content of the dough… Read More >