1. Trick or treat the Vacuvita way

    Whatever you want to call it it’s right around the corner. For many (this writer included) Halloween is the end all be all in celebrations; it is, if you will, our prom and most of us treat it accordingly. With crisp fall air giving birth to excitement as we prepare ourselves and our little ghosts and goblins for the big night. There isn’t another celebration that consistently brings out the kid in us quite like Halloween does. From planning our costumes…

  2. Vacuvita Chef: Cheese tart with peach jelly

    Peaches are one of the most flavored and juicy fruits out there and this week I was lucky to probably find the last harvest of this year. They can be used in a huge variety of dishes but work best in deserts. So this time I thought about stepping away from the classic cheesecake and make a tart instead with cheese and peach jelly. Vacuvita TIP: Buy extra peaches, vacuum seal it (peeled and sliced) in a Vacuvita bag and…

  3. How to store gluten free products

    There are plenty of people who eat gluten free, for plenty of different reasons. Whatever your reason is you certainly don’t go to the trouble or making or buying the gluten free products only to have them contaminated with glutens. Especially if you actually have someone in your family with a gluten intolerance Celiac Disease. These poor gluten free souls can get so sick from something as simple as cutting bread on the same cutting board. The cross contamination could send a…

  4. Homemade venison jerky

    With hunting season upon us the market will soon be flooded with venison; unless you are, or you know an outdoorsman, in which case the meat will come straight to you. And there could be a lot so what is the best way to store it? We’ve mentioned before that when freezing food, air is the enemy and by removing it you protect your food against freezer burn and extend it’s longevity. We at Vacuvita recommend that you section your venison…

  5. Buried culinary treasure

    Truffles are a type mushroom or tuber. What is a tuber? Who knows? But here is what we do know: They grow underground. They are infamously difficult to find. Most people, when asked if they like truffles, are very clear and concise. There is no in between when it comes to the truffle experience. They give off an earthy, pungent, garlic-like aroma. Invoking a very strong love or hate reaction. Truffle lovers will enjoy this simple and yet very satisfying recipe.…

  6. Dried fruits for long-term storage

    dried fruit storage vacuvita

    Squirrels work tirelessly stockpiling food for winter; why don’t we? Let’s say hypothetically you’ve been to the market; like the urban squirrel you are, bought all the seasonal organic fruits, berries and veggies you could carry. Now you’re sitting there with enough food to feed an army; but, you have a normal sized family and they cannot eat so much. So unless you do something about it, you’re going to have to throw it all away. Then the third world…

  7. Vacuvita Chef: Delicate summer-fall transition with chowder soup

    chowder soup vacuvita

    I can easily say chowder is my favorite soup and if you haven’t tried it before, now is the time to do so. It is not just a soup; it is the Holy of soups. Hearty and warm, nourishing to the soul and if you are looking for a starter to impress your friends, look no further than the recipe below. Variations of chowder can be seafood, fish or vegetable but what makes it special, is that the ingredients are boiled in milk…

  8. Make sushi the proper way

    Sushi recipe by Vacuvita

    Sushi. We wouldn’t go so far to sat that it’s easy but it’s not too hard. It is however what you call a labour of love. It requires patience, and understanding and fresh clean ingredients. The food originated from Japan and has become exceedingly popular in recent years allowing for hordes of ‘all you can eat’ sushi joints and ready-made supermarket produce. While the idea is nice and they’re bringing sushi to the masses it’s also being filled with preservatives…

  9. The ultimate cherry pie challenge

    homemade cherry pie vacuvita

    Life is like a bowl of cherries until you’re faced with some trivial problems like metric conversion. Set your heart on making a particular recipe and you pull out your measuring utensils and are met with frustration and confusion. Your instruments are metric. . . your recipe is imperial or vice versa. . . and now what? What is a cup and how can you be expected to know how to convert this information without ruining this cherry pie you’re craving…

  10. Kobe beef extravaganza

    Kobe beef is undoubtedly the tastiest meat in the world and if you’re a beef enthusiast it is considered to be the epitome of fine dining. It comes from a breed of cattle called the Tajima-gyu, (Japanese Black) hailing from the Hyōgo region where Kobe is the capital. They were domesticated for use in agriculture centuries ago and kept isolated in Japan’s mountainous landscape. It was this geographic isolation and circumscribe diet which account for the unique taste and texture…