The key to clutter-free, friendly kitchens lies in simple math–one new thing in, one old thing out. See how two readers applied this idea in their kitchens.
There’s a lot of giving and receiving during the holidays, but in the Age of Stuff, it’s important to include purging as part of the holiday ritual–especially in the kitchen
Two helpful tips for cooking dried beans.
Crying a lot over onions? Maybe onion goggles are for you.
Food storage containers don’t rank in the A-list of kitchen gadgets like sleek Kitchen Aid stand mixers and shiny All-Clad cookware. But hear this: If you are interested in meals with any of these attributes–healthy, efficient, affordable, stress-free and/or tasty–then you need decent storage containers. The yogurt cups and take out tubs can (mostly) be recycled so get a set of sturdy containers that will last for years. Read more on the benefit.
Food processors can be expensive, not only in terms of dollars but also in terms of the counter space they consume (a “cost” that runs especially high in small kitchens.) But don’t let these barriers prevent you from experiencing the comfort and warmth of creamy winter soups. An immersion blender is a much smaller and … Read more
Try to chop a waterlogged bunch of herbs and it turns into a mess of green slush. This trick spin dries herbs quickly–using citrus bags that would otherwise end up in the landfill!
Check out this great new 2-for-1 find: A vegetable scrubber + fresh herb colander for just $3.50 Although I’m a still big fan of my $2.50 nail scrubber from the cleaning supply store, I put the “Veggie Scrub” to the test on Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes.) These gnarly and knobby vegetables are the … Read more
Washing spinach is a pain, but you don’t want to spend the extra $$$ to buy the pre-washed. Make sure you don’t get caught in-between with no spinach at all.
There are lots of slow cooker recipes to choose from. The problem lies in choosing just one or two to actually make. While a lot of that choosing is a matter of personal taste, here’s one thing I’ve learned specific to slow cooker recipes: Look for recipes that take advantage of a slow cooker’s two big advantages: cooking the heck out of tough characters, and fixing it and forgetting about it.