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This Time Last Year

This time a year ago we were talking about keeping cool (see: Cajun lemonade, cucumber ice pops, brownie ice cream sandwiches...) and showing you some really gorgeous kitchens. We were also talking about some lesser-known berries, giving you the facts on lactose intolerance, and discussing the best knife for cutting tomatoes. Plus: 5 favorite old-fashioned kitchen gadgets, exotic foods we'd like to try (and ones we'd rather avoid), and the best granola ever. Read on for these posts plus lots more from this week a year ago.

Posts pictured above are in bold below.

• Two dramatically beautiful kitchens in California: A sustainable renovation in LA and a special Silverlake kitchen.

• A food-lover's guide to Brooklyn.

Julie & Julia opened! Did you go see it on opening weekend?

Pie pops!

Mark Bittman and his (part-time) vegan diet.

• Five favorite old-fashioned kitchen gadgets.

• Leea's lovely budget kitchen makeover.

The best granola ever.

Exotic foods we'd like to try — as well as a few we'd rather just avoid.

Cold-brewed iced coffee for hot days. Oh, and Cajun lemonade, strawberry lemonade and brownie ice cream sandwiches are also good for sweltering afternoons.

The man's kitchen — complete with butcher and full wash-down. Love this video!

• Are you really lactose intolerant? Maybe, maybe not!

• A review of the Element Grill from Fuego.

Cucumber ice pops with lime and chile.

• Ever tried ollalieberries or thimbleberries?

• The best knife for cutting tomatoes.

• How can home cooks calculate nutrition info?

• See all the posts from this week a year ago.

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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.