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How Raisins Are Made

brown raisins

Raisins are dried grapes, nothing more, and nothing less (most of the time). But, since grapes contain a lot of water, it requires some smart processing and proper quality control to make sure those grapes actually turn into raisins.

How to Make Apple Beignets

apple and pineapple beignets

For some reason, staying up past midnight during New Year’s Eve and celebrating the new year has resulted in a lot of, once-a-year snacks all over the world. In the Netherlands, you’re bound to find a pile of oliebollen in…

How Alcoholic Apple Cider is Made

two apple ciders with green tea and plum

As a people, we seem to have managed to make alcoholic drinks from all sorts of produce. Grains are transformed into beer, or spirits (e.g. whiskey). Grapes are transformed into wine, pears into perry, and apples, into cider. Making an…

When & How to Use Frozen Berries

close up of ice crystals on frozen raspberries

Fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, they’re delicious and juicy. But, they’re also very seasonal and fragile. There’s a reason they tend to be sold in sturdy plastic containers, even a slight bruise ruins them. The presence of these brightly colored fruits…