6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips
(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From Apartment Therapy → 6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips “Here are some of our best tips for reigning in the beast without becoming a slave to kitchen cleaning:”
May 30, 2014
Will Stinging Nettles Really Sting You?
I was wary of stinging nettles for quite a while. Until just the other week, in fact. There was always something about the sign marked ‘DANGER’, perched in front of the bin of nettles at the farmers market, that kept me away. Not to mention their painful-sounding name. I mean, stinging nettles…not exactly the most friendly-sounding name. So, will stinging nettles really sting you? Yes, and no.
May 30, 2014
Marimekko’s Wildly Colorful Paper Napkins Are Perfect For Summer Entertaining
Nobody does color and pattern quite like Finnish company Marimekko. We’ve long been fans of their kitchen textiles, and we still love this super colorful pot holder. As if that weren’t enough, now we’re smitten with their vibrant paper napkin collection! How pretty would these be at your next summer bash? Marimekko’s paper napkins come in sets of 20, and range between $4 and $7, depending on where you purchase them. (Crate & Barrel and FinnStyle carry most styles.
May 30, 2014
Pass the Peas (with Cheese!), Please
Peas are in season! How are you taking advantage of them right now? Inspired by Melissa Clark’s peas and cheese salad this week, I wanted to explore other ways this interesting textural combination can come together in a recipe. From pesto to lasagna, these four bloggers know what their doing in today’s Delicious Links. A cheese that’s a little bit creamier (and maybe stinky) with bright, fresh pop-in-you-mouth peas just sounds so dreamy, don’t you think?
May 30, 2014
Why We Love Black & Marble Kitchens
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May 30, 2014
Renovating a 94 Room French Chateau
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Renovating a 94 Room French Chateau “Australian couple Katrina and Craig Waters were on the lookout for a simple, French farmhouse when they happened across Chateau de Gudanes, a crumbling 18th-Century Chateau on sale for a song…”
May 29, 2014
6 Tips from Butcher Ryan Farr on the Fine Art and Science of Making a Good Sausage at Home
Ryan Farr is the owner of 4505 Meats, a well-loved butcher shop in San Francisco’s Mission district. In the past two weeks he’s both opened a new restaurant, 4505 Burgers and BBQ, and released a new cookbook, Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes. Clearly, he is a busy guy but he’s the one to tap when it comes to solid advice on the essentials of sausage making! Read on for Ryan’s thoughts on the art and science of making sausage at home.
May 29, 2014
What We Cook: Hannah’s 5 Tips For The Perfect Summer Tart
Who cooks and eats here: Hannah Vainstein and Nathan Hayden Where: Santa Barbara, California Rent or Own? Rent Hannah and Nathan shared their stunning California carriage house kitchen yesterday and now we’re in for their signature summertime treat: a simple fruit tart, adapted from a humble Bisquick box years ago. (Hannah’s mother called the company in the early 90s to get this beloved recipe after it was removed from the packaging!
May 29, 2014
4 Creative Ways to Eat Your Fill of Caprese
Ok, fine, it’s not exactly tomato season (yet), but this past weekend amidst all that grilling and light beer and summer-y things, I really wanted a Caprese salad. These four bloggers have me thinking of all the ways to make that classic tomato, mozzarella and basil combination this summer.
May 29, 2014
This One Small Extra Step Makes the Cheesiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever
The grilled cheese is the little black dress of sandwiches with good reason: it’s classic and never goes out of style. There’s just something about the simple-yet-unbeatable combination of buttered, toasted bread with gooey cheese in the middle. But what if you could up your grilled cheese game by making them even cheesier? A sprinkling of a hard, aged cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino Romano onto the buttered bread before you toast it adds an amazing dimension to the final sandwich.
May 29, 2014
20 DIY Projects Under $10
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May 29, 2014
The Best Way to Clean the Refrigerator
May 28, 2014
6 Days Left To Enter Apartment Therapy’s Small, Cool Contest
(Image credit: Henry Chen) From Apartment Therapy → 6 Days Left To Enter Apartment Therapy’s Small, Cool Contest “Once again, for the 10th year running, we’re holding a competition to find the Smallest Coolest homes on the planet…”
May 28, 2014
Store Natural Nut Butter Upside Down to Keep it from Separating
Love natural nut butter, but can’t stand when it separates? You’re not alone! There are a few different methods to blend, and re-blend, separated nut butter, and I have a tried and true, super-easy method that works every time. I don’t know about you, but nearly all of my attempts to stir separated nut butter result with me spilling oil everywhere, including on myself. Thankfully there’s an easier (and less messy!) way to get the job done.
May 28, 2014
The 9-Bottle Bar Guide to Homemade Sweet Vermouth
If you’ve been keeping up with The 9-Bottle Bar this month, by now you’ve learned that sweet vermouth consists of wine that’s been fortified with additional alcohol; infused (or “aromatized”) with a variety of botanical ingredients, one of which should be artemisia absinthium, vermouth’s namesake, better known as grand wormwood; and sweetened with burnt sugar. The process sounds simple enough — and thus begs the question, Can one make vermouth at home?
May 28, 2014
The Best Way to Use Cooking Spray Without Making a Mess
Using nonstick cooking spray is an easy way to grease all the edges and corners in a baking pan, but it always seems to coat the area I’m spraying over with a sticky film too. Does this happen to you too? Here’s the best way I’ve found to make sure your pan gets greasy while your kitchen stays clean. It’s simple: Spray cooking spray into your pan over an open dishwasher door.
May 28, 2014
Videos: 3 Summer Projects For a Fabulous Garden
(Image credit: Marianne Brown) From Apartment Therapy → Videos: 3 Summer Projects For a Fabulous Garden
May 28, 2014
The Kitchen Command Center
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → The Kitchen Command Center “I once shared a 300 square foot apartment, and the only way I was able to both cook and keep my sanity was by hanging nearly every single kitchen implement on the walls…”
May 27, 2014
Recipe: Spicy Ginger Lemonade
The allure of lemonade is in its balance between sweet and tart, but since I can’t leave well enough alone, I’m always tweaking it by introducing a third flavor. Lately I’ve been loving the addition of heat, especially in the form of a spicy ginger syrup. The kick from a homemade fresh ginger syrup amps up the addictive quality of this warm weather beverage. It’s that sweet-sour combination that comes through first, while the heat settles in at the end of the gulp.
May 27, 2014
Where We Cook: Hannah & Nathan’s Carriage House Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Hannah Vainstein and Nathan Hayden Where: Santa Barbara, California Rent or Own? Rent Hannah and Nathan are two of the most creative, fun, and unique super duos I know, and their kitchen is as stylish, natural and upbeat as they are. Nestled behind the Santa Barbara mission, this kitchen gets a ton of bright, natural light and is the location of many a dance and tea party. Join me as we tour this wonderful space!
May 27, 2014
Recipe: Zuni-Style Tandoori Roast Chicken With Masala Bread Salad
One of the best recipes for roast chicken out there has to be Judy Rodgers’ recipe for Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken served on an equally delicious bread salad. No surprise, it is my number one method for cooking any kind of poultry, not just chicken. The succulent moistness that this method gives to the chicken, or indeed, any other poultry, is unmatched.
May 27, 2014
Kitchen Inspiration: Lacquer Trays
From The Kitchn → Who Needs a Bar Cart?
May 26, 2014
A Perfect Weekend Sangria Recipe
May 26, 2014
Who Taught You to Cook and Inspired Your Cooking?
Happy Memorial Day from all of us here at The Kitchn! This is a holiday to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country (read the origin story of Memorial Day here). But for some, Memorial Day is also, in a broader way, a time to memorialize all those who have inspired and protected us. We are thinking especially of those who taught us to nourish ourselves. Who in your life has most inspired, equipped, or helped you love food and cooking?
May 26, 2014
Raven Nature
When I read Sara Kate’s review of the new Cuisinart Elite food processor, I felt the familiar tug of a well-known, mischievous spirit I call my raven nature. She appears whenever a bright, shiny, new object catches my eye. Over the years I’ve learned to tame her, but not to banish her completely. Like most troublemakers, she has her place. I still have my 1970s Robot-Coupe food processor, just like Sara Kate’s mom’s.
May 25, 2014
How to Use More Healthy Spirulina
May 23, 2014
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May 23, 2014
10 DIY String Light Setups for Summer Entertaining
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 10 DIY String Light Setups for Summer Entertaining “Planning an outdoor party or gathering or looking to bring the summer outdoors in? Get crafting with one of these 10 summer string light projects.”
May 23, 2014
3 Foodie Memoirs to Read Over the Long Weekend
This Memorial Day Weekend, you won’t find me outside grilling or shaking out my tent. Nope, you’ll find this book nerd curled up on the couch (or perhaps, if it’s warm enough, a park bench) with my nose in one of these three just-released food memoirs: Delancey by Molly Wizenberg, A Farm Dies Once a Year by Arlo Crawford, and Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes. Think I can get through all of them before we have to go back to work?! • Buy the book!
May 23, 2014
Food Safety: How To Pack For a Picnic
Packing for a picnic might seem like a breeze since, unlike a barbecue, there’s no on-site cooking or raw meat involved. But since you’re traveling and eating outside without the convenience of refrigeration, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re loading up the picnic basket to pack it safely. You still need a cooler. Pack your cute picnic basket with non-perishable food, napkins, and dinnerware, but pack all perishable items in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
May 23, 2014
Ben Franklin’s 13 Tips for Happiness
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May 23, 2014
5 Beautiful Tea Bowls
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 5 Beautiful Tea Bowls “I love good tea, especially loose leaf tea. I also love beautiful, artistic homewares. Lately, these loves have combined into an infatuation with beautiful tea bowls…”
May 22, 2014
Recipe: Easy Rosemary-Rubbed Pork Chops
in just a few minutes If you have a grill pan, this is a great time to use it. But if not, simply cook the pork in a heavy skillet such as cast iron. What doesn’t complement a pork chop? I love chops over polenta, or a bed of mashed sweet potatoes, but the truth is that I usually just pair this dish with whatever leftovers are in the refrigerator.
May 22, 2014
Why I Always Have a Box of Wine in My Refrigerator
For many of us, the ceremony involved with wine service is deeply rooted, yet personal and meaningful. Cutting the foil, removing the cork, cradling the bottle for the first small pour: these simple rituals are among my favorites. Well, put down that corkscrew this week. I am not going to tell you to give up on these things, but I do want to highlight some interesting possibilities that the bag-in-box format provides.
May 22, 2014
Here’s the Lowdown on Spirulina and Why It Makes a Great Smoothie Add-In
A few months ago while I was waiting in line at my local juice shop, I noticed the woman ahead of me purchase the most stunning smoothie I have ever set eyes on. It was the most mesmerizing shade of deep blue-green. I knew it was finally time to stray from my predictable berry-almond-protein number and give that stunning mystery smoothie a try. I soon learned it was the addition of spirulina that gave this smoothie such a beautiful hue.
May 22, 2014
The Right Order to Make Potato Salad
While potato salad is a year-round dish, it really becomes a staple as the weather turns warm. Whether you’re going vinegar-y or creamy, warm or cold, the order it’s put together makes the difference between a potato salad with great textures and flavors, and one that is just ho-hum. If you remember the right order to do things, you can easily throw together a tasty potato salad with what you have on hand. Multitask. Start by boiling your potatoes.
May 22, 2014
A Well-Loved Table Gets a DIY Refinishing Job
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → A Well-Loved Table Gets a DIY Refinishing Job
May 22, 2014
A Party Plan for a Grown-Up Baby Shower
May 21, 2014
Making a Simple Kitchen Sing: Large Artwork in the Kitchen
“Our dream kitchen is in the planning stages,” says Matilde in this recent Apartment Therapy House Tour. So how do she and her partner cope with their New Orleans rental kitchen in the meantime? By hanging large pieces of artwork! While Matilde and Gustavo work on designing their dream kitchen, they’re making do with the kitchen that came with their 710-square-foot apartment.
May 21, 2014
Understanding the World of Vermouth: The Sweet Unknown
For the past few weeks, we’ve had sweet vermouth on the brain here at the 9-Bottle Bar — the history, the production process, the botanicals, the brands worth considering. But so far we’ve confined our exploration to the more mainstream stuff, namely sweet red vermouths hailing from France and Italy. But not all sweet vermouths are red in color, nor are they produced exclusively in those two countries. This week we touch on a few of the outliers.
May 21, 2014
Got Beet Greens? Make These Delicious Things.
Beet greens are like the Robin to beet’s Batman: always the side kick, never the star. But please! Don’t toss beet greens to the side (or worse, the trash). This nutrient-dense green can be used for so much more, and not just as a substitute for kale or spinach in your salads. These four bloggers show us how it’s done in today’s Delicious Links.
May 21, 2014
How My Oven’s Delay Start Feature Changed My Life
Technology and I have a love-hate relationship. Once I learn to how use a new device, I really grow to appreciate it, but it’s getting me to try it in the first place that’s the hard part. I hate figuring out technology unless it’s really intuitive, so I usually give up after a few tries to do something the old-fashioned way instead. The same goes for extra or fancy features on kitchen equipment — I just want something to do its basic job.
May 21, 2014
15 Removable Kitchen Backsplashes
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 15 Removable Kitchen Backsplashes
May 21, 2014