The Knork, Simple Homemade Calzones, Laurie Colwin's Writing, Cucumber Water, and Fresh Spring Desserts

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A year ago this week there was a lot of activity on The Kitchn! Read on to see some of the posts from a year ago, including spring pudding cakes, instructions on how to clean and care for a bamboo cutting board, why bad wine is called "plonk," how to make cucumber water, and a great dinner recipe with chicken and shallots.Posts pictured above are in bold below.

• Why is bad wine called plonk?

• A crunchy, colorful salad: kohlrabi slaw.

• The Knork - fork and knife in one?

• A simple refreshment as the weather warms up: cucumber water.

• The cooking and stories of Laurie Colwin.

• A recipe for calzones: eat them now, or freeze for later.

• A kitchen with beautiful vintage built-in cabinets and another kitchen with modern sliding cabinets.

• A fresh, sweet dessert trend for spring: pudding cakes.

• A few tips and tricks to help avoid wasting food.

• Eric Ripert cooks a meal from the 99-cent store.

• Fun tabletop dishes that look like landscapes.

• A favorite recipe: Chicken with Shallot-Apricot Sauce

• How to clean and care for bamboo cutting boards.

These are just a few of the posts published a year ago this week; you can see the whole archive here.

Previous Lookback: Last-Minute St. Patrick's Day Ideas, Homemade Marshmallow Peeps, Pancetta Cups, and Thin-Crust Pizza

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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.

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