The most recent issue of Martha Stewart Living has a cool tutorial for a unique geometric lamp shade. It looks painted, but upon closer inspection you'll see it's actually just a lampshade frame... wrapped in ribbon!
Chances are you have a friend or family member who has embarked on the Paleo diet sometime in the last year, or maybe you are interested in trying to cut the grains and most dairy out of your diet and focus on high-quality proteins and vegetables instead. So what are you going to eat for dinner? This week we are asking experts to come up with dinner menus for all kinds of diets and situations, and today George Bryant of the Paleo-focused food blog Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations is sharing a satisfying Paleo meal that is easy to scale up. And there's banana bread for dessert!
There’s really no end to the yummy goodness you can make-ahead and freeze. Doing so can save you time and money, as well as guarantee a home-cooked favorite any night of the week. Over the years, I have experimented with freezing a lot of different items.
Here are my top five items to keep on hand in my freezer:
I get very attached to my favorite cleaning tools, like this dish brush and my Bona mop. But one thing that has never made it into my cleaning box is a pair of dishwashing gloves. On the rare occasion I've used gloves, I feel clumsy and all thumbs, always on the point of dropping a dish. So I admit I don't quite understand the appeal of dish gloves. Do you use them?
I don’t know what it’s like at your house, but around these parts, life is pretty busy. Each of us gets caught up in projects, books, movies, or games, and meal time tends to creep up on us. If I’ve been absorbed in something, I'll look at the clock in shock: Dinner time already?
My mind starts to wander toward the car keys and calculating how long it will take me to drive to In-N-Out Burger and back. If I’ve planned wisely, I can take a detour to my deep freeze instead.
When I was a child, our parents made us drink orange juice with breakfast and a cup of milk with our evening meal. I hated milk then and, as an adult, I really don't love it, unless it's accompanied by a stack of Oreo cookies. Most of my friends drank milk with supper, while our parents drank water or, occasionally, iced tea. My husband, who grew up in the United States, the child of two Europeans, was accustomed to water on the table, and our family has adopted this habit.
Meal planning saves time and money, but it isn't easy to come up with fresh, inspired menus week after week. So we've asked a few of our favorite chefs, food writers and bloggers for help, and this week they are sharing their foolproof menus for all kinds of eaters. Today chef Jennie Cook, the woman behind the catering company Plant Based Parties, shares a versatile vegan dinner plan that leaves you with plenty of leftovers to use throughout the week.
The other morning I was standing on my back porch, inspecting the chaos that had descended on my container garden. For such as small cluster of pots, the damage was considerable. Several terra cotta planters were knocked over and broken, and even more plants had been dug up and disrupted. Mayhem had clearly ensued but why? Just then a small object exploded at my feet, accompanied by an outraged caw from above and the briefest flutter of coal black wings. What?
Part of the chore of packing lunches is managing all those reusable containers. Just keeping those babies clean and organized is half the battle. And if you’re making lunches for more than one, all those lids, thermoses, and water bottles can dominate your dishwasher. Here’s a tip that will save your dishwasher for the dishes and keep a steady supply of waste-free containers at the ready:
Our job here at The Kitchn is to help you, our readers, have the best life you can in the kitchen. This means sharing recipes and demystifying cooking techniques, it means showing you how experts do it and then how to do it yourself. It also means listening to your kitchen concerns, and helping you work through those challenges.
So, as summer unofficially comes to an end next Labor Day weekend and we all go barreling into the fall season, we want to know: