Are $15 Tomatoes Worth It? Plus Kenyan Food & The Claw

This Time Last Year

This time last year we were gearing up for Valentine's Day, so we had a firestarter of Baked Alaska to show you! Plus we had a series on Kenyan food, some winter recipes, and another session of knife skills. And to round it out there was a look at ten kitchen improvements for renters, and heart-shaped foods for Valentine's!

Posts pictured above are in bold below.

• Heat and no heat: Flaming Baked Alaska and tips for Indian food with less spiciness.

Caffeine test strips - wow! Plus Salad Wrenches.

• What are your rules for eating in the car?

• Winter recipes: Rustic Winter Stew, Creamy Garlic Soup, Sticky Toffee Cakelets, and Glazed Pear Muffins.

• More knife skills: The Claw!

• Kenyan food: Irio, ugali, sukuma wiki, and mandazi.

• An inspiring pink party for Valentine's Day. Plus Chocolate desserts, heart-shaped food, and sweet and gooey caramel desserts.

• Do you watch cooking shows on YouTube?

• A blind taste test of expensive canned goods: Is that $15 can of tomatoes worth it?

• A very sexy rice cooker and a 6-sided cookie cutter.

• The secret of really good matzoh ball soup.

10 Kitchen Improvements for Renters.

• Full archive from this week a year ago.

Previous Year Ago Lookback: Oreo Cake, Vegan Soups, and Valentines for Food-Lovers

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.