Vacuum sealing is a great way to extend the shelf life of dry goods and to prevent frozen foods from developing freezer burn, but buying a vacuum sealing machine can get expensive. Here's a way to do it on the cheap – all you need is a zip-top bag and a straw.
There are two approaches to cooking for one person. The first is to make a big pot of something (soup, stew, rice) and either freeze most of it or eat it throughout the week. This is, of course, an excellent strategy. But sometimes, for the sake of variety and specific cravings, an individual portion is required, such as an omelet, or a salad, or any variety of things that can be done with a chicken breast or a salmon fillet. This is where the onion becomes a challenge and the shallot a hero.
Sure you can simply pop your leftovers in the microwave, heat, eat, and enjoy. But what if you're looking to transform yesterday's dinner into something a little more special? Check out these five ways to turn almost any leftover into something entirely new!
People often ask me how much I cook, expecting me to say that I'm in the kitchen chopping and baking every day. But the truth is that I only cook two or three times a week. My not-so-secret secret is leftovers with a capital "L". I say make it once and eat it twice — or more!
So you signed up for a CSA. Your bounty is already starting to roll in, but wait — you're having a hard time finishing things off with your busy spring schedule. That's OK! Here are a few tips to help make sure you don't let it go to waste, and to help you have tasty snacks when your CSA is a snow-covered memory later in the year.
Not every meal is a fresh new recipe or an exciting twist on an old classic. Many, many meals are grab-what-you-can endeavors or thrown together affairs using up leftovers from the refrigerator. In these instances, it's nice to have a well-rounded pantry to supplement and build a meal from not a whole lot. Here are 10 of our own low-budget pantry staples.
It's Birthday Week at The Kitchn, and along with the cakes and parties we want to offer a few ideas on practical and fun birthday gift ideas for cooks and food-lovers. Here are a few smart, delicious basics that all come in under $10 — from a colorful potholder (everyone always needs more potholders, right?) to a gingham knife and great salt and chocolate. Read on to see our picks, and add your own too!
It has been a while since I did a review of Trader Joe's wine offerings. Excited to see what 'spring picks' I could get for circa $10 / bottle I headed off to the New York City store. Overall I was pretty happy with my findings! Here are seven great spring wines, each for a very budget-friendly price. (There's even a print-out guide to take to the store with you!)