St. Julia Candle, Soup Party, and the Easiest Cake Ever

This Time Last Year

This time a year ago we were talking about the things we love in our kitchens, and we were also looking at readers' DIY kitchen projects. There was the easiest cake ever (really!), a gorgeous kitchen by the sea, dramatic-looking hijiki with carrots, spicy no-knead bread, and instructions for renovating flaky kitchen cabinets. Read on for these posts and more from a year ago this week.

Posts pictured above are in bold below.

Cheddar and chiles no-knead bread - so yummy!

Hijiki with carrots

• Menu for a weekend soup party.

• Digging for razor clams!

• A beautiful kitchen by the sea.

• Growing food in small spaces.


• A candle for Saint Julia.

• Tip: Keep the oven door closed!

Easiest cake ever.

• A good pantry organization idea.

• How to make a cake stand and refinish cabinets.

• Recipes: Chile con carne, birthday cakes, and .

• A gallery of green kitchens.

Sengware and linen aprons.

• See the entire archive from this week a year ago.

Previous Year Ago Lookback: Influenza Sorbet, Ginger Applesauce Cake, & Brown Butter

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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.