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.

Kumquats!

• 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