How Can I Make My Coleslaw Dressing Thicker (Without Changing the Taste)?
Q: My family loves my grandma’s simple coleslaw dressing recipe: mayo, salt, pepper, sugar and a dash of milk. It whisks into a thick, yummy dressing for my chopped cabbage and carrots but if I make it ahead of time (even 30 minutes), what was once creamy perfection turns to a runny mess. Is there something I can use to emulsify my dressing without changing the taste of grandma’s slaw too much?
Apr 9, 2014
What You Should Know About the (Surprisingly) Wide World of Gin
Gin. Short word, but one that contains multitudes. When your average drinker thinks of gin, the libation he pictures is actually just one sort: London dry gin. Thanks to its centuries of popularity, piney, citrus-laced, floral London dry has commandeered the term “gin” as a shorthand for itself — despite the fact that it’s just one of several styles of spirit that, through direct and tenuous connections alike, have come to be considered types of gin.
Apr 9, 2014
Recipe: Asparagus with Eggs and Parmesan
This time of year slays me; in New York City, the snow is pretty much finished, the ear muffs have been packed up and early daffodils and crocus blossoms are poking their way through the packed city soil. And yet, there is no food growing yet. It’s the season when my dreams are populated with ramps, fiddlehead ferns and asparagus.
Apr 9, 2014
When to Plant for a Continual Harvest: A Few Tips
Have you felt as though all of your garden efforts culminate in only a few weeks of late season productivity? Here are some ideas to elongate your harvest season, start to finish. Regardless of where you live, the opportunity for a continual harvest throughout the summer months is within your reach. With a little planning, organization, effort, and patience, you can maximize your garden’s space and output. 1. Know your zone and plant seasonally.
Apr 9, 2014
What’s the Difference Between Multigrain and Whole Grain?
Over the past few months as I’ve traveled to talk about my cookbook and teach cooking classes, I’ve paid close attention to the questions I get most frequently. Many students have mentioned how confusing they find shopping for whole grain products. Food labels don’t necessarily mention what percentage of a bread or prepared food is whole grain, and many use the blanket term “multigrain.
Apr 9, 2014
The IKEA Expedit Bookshelf Makes a Great Kitchen Cubby Storage Solution
Hope and Pete’s recent House Tour on Apartment Therapy is bright, colorful, and full of personality befitting the couple’s “laid-back bohemian aesthetic.” What really caught my attention, though, was their kitchen storage setup. IKEA’s Expedit bookshelf has been around for what seems like ages, but I can’t say I’ve seen it used very much in the kitchen. How is that possible?
Apr 9, 2014
Five 1-Minute Projects That Will Change the Way You Taste Wine
Wine isn’t cheap. In fact, of all the beverages you could choose, it’s often the most expensive. So why not spend five minutes to learn a bit about that liquid in your glass? Here are five 1-minute projects that will teach you quite a lot about how wine tastes and responds to food. Do them one at a time, or all at once, with friends!
Apr 9, 2014
10 DIY Plant Markers For a Spring Garden
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 10 DIY Plant Markers For a Spring Garden
Apr 9, 2014