Kitchn Archive - 2014
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4 Inexpensive Ways to Get the Look of Marble Kitchen Countertops
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 4 Ways To Get the Look of Marble Kitchen Countertops Without Spending $$$ Money
Oct 28, 2014
5 Reasons to Love a Glass Electric Stovetop
(Image credit: Shifrah Combiths) From Apartment Therapy → Why I Love My Electric Stovetop Even though gas is a popular stove choice, here are five reasons why glass electric stovetops have their own redeeming merits too!
Oct 27, 2014
3 Ways to Store Greens: We Pick the Winner
From The Kitchn → We Tried 3 Ways to Store Salad Greens, and Here’s the Winner!
Oct 27, 2014
How Do You Make Washing Dishes Less Awful?
Someone asked me yesterday what the worst thing is about writing a cookbook. I didn’t even have to think about it: “Dishes.” I feel guilty saying this, though, since my husband does nearly all the dishes in our household, so I don’t bear the brunt of this chore. Do you? How do you make dishes less awful? Do you have little tricks or shortcuts? Do you do the dishes right away, or in the morning? Tell us all!
Oct 27, 2014
What to Cook Inside a Pumpkin
Oct 27, 2014
Print Your Images on Plates
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez) From Apartment Therapy → How To Transfer Custom Images to Ceramic Plates
Oct 27, 2014
Autumn Kitchen Welcoming Winter
We’re deep into autumn right now. The move from bright to dark has begun, a yearly non-negotiable event that has a profound influence on our lives. The extent that we can shift with it will become the measure of our contentment and happiness. Often we feel a contraction from the loss of sunshine.
Oct 26, 2014
This Candy Jar Is the Easiest (and Sweetest) Halloween Decoration
With just one week to go until Halloween, we’ve got a simple (and edible!) decoration that you’ve got to try. Whether you’re hosting a party or just hanging out at home with your family, this sweet DIY creation is perfect for adding a little holiday flair to your tabletop. Plus, who doesn’t love decorations that also make a delicious snack?! And it’s easy. Even if you’re not a DIY-er, you’ve totally got this one.
Oct 24, 2014
Are U-Pick Farms a Waste of Money? We Decided to Find Out
I remember fingertips stained strawberry red, hay bits stuck on kneecaps from kneeling on strawberry beds, small brown shoulders hot with summer while I balanced a half-empty crate, cramming my mouth with perfectly ripe berries. I remember the orchard every autumn: watching my dad pick the tree-top apples for my mom; inhaling the sharp cider-scent of rotting apples scattered beneath trees; casting sideways glances at the hornets hovering.
Oct 24, 2014
Is There Any Way to Clean the Burnt Liner from My Oven?
Q: I just awakened to a mess. I accidentally left the oven liner in my oven when I turned on the self-cleaning function. This morning when I opened the door it was horrible — white stuck-on film all over the oven and door. Is there anything I can do to clean my oven? I tried sprinkling baking soda on a spot and rubbing but to no avail. PLEASE can you help me? Sent by Barbara Editor: Oh, no! Readers, any help on this?!
Oct 24, 2014
Stephen & Scott’s New Orleans Heirloom Kitchen
When Stephen LaRue returned to New Orleans after living away for a long time, he embraced the heirloom appeal of the city, but with his own personal take on the decor of the home he shares with a long-time friend. And because his kitchen and living area inhabit the same space, his design aesthetic carries through. Not only do we love the leather armchairs that serve as dining chairs. but Stephen and Scott have left no wall uncovered.
Oct 24, 2014
We Went to NYCWFF’s Grand Tasting
Oct 24, 2014
Maxwell Throws a Mystical, Magical Halloween Party
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez) From Apartment Therapy → Maxwell & Ursula’s Mystical Magical Halloween Party
Oct 24, 2014
The Difference Between Baking and Roasting
From The Kitchn → What’s the Difference Between Roasting and Baking?
Oct 23, 2014
Why Bake a Cake When You Can Bake a Hello Kitty Cake?
The book: The Hello Kitty Baking Book by Michele Chen Chock The angle: Turn all your favorite treats into Hello Kitty funtimes. Recipes for right now: Hello Kitty Jack-O-Lantern Spice Cookies, Red Apple Cupcakes, Hello Kitty Perfect Pink Cake, Hello Kitty and Friends Cake Pops, Hello Kitty’s Favorite Apple Pie, Rainbow Finger Jello Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who squealed when they saw this post.
Oct 23, 2014
10 Principles to Help You Live a Clutter-Free Life
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell) From Apartment Therapy → The 10 Commandments of a Clutter-Free Life Freeing up your space – not to mention life – is easier if you commit to these 1o principles!
Oct 23, 2014
Recipe: Spaghetti Squash from the Oven
Oct 23, 2014
An Easy Way to Clean the Inside of Vases
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) From Apartment Therapy → How To Clean the Inside of Vases the Easy Way
Oct 23, 2014
A Cookbook About the Mediterranean Diet, From the People Who Invented It
The book: Ikaria by Diane Kochilas The angle: On this Greek island, the Mediterranean diet isn’t a diet; it’s a lifestyle. Recipes for right now: Ikarian Fish Soup with Avgolemono, Lentil Soup with Sage and Chili Pepper, Longevity Greens and Pumpkin Pie, Potatoes Braised with Wild Fennel, Lemony Chickpeas Braised with Chard and Dill Who would enjoy this book? Greek food fans, folks shifting toward healthier eating habits.
Oct 22, 2014
How Small-Batch Bitters Are Made
If you’ve bellied up to a craft cocktail bar lately, you’ve likely noticed little bottles of concentrated spirit-and-botanical infusions adorning the bar top. These are homemade bitters, and they’re not so hard to make. These bitters are often the handiwork of the team behind the bar — and they run the gamut from the very versatile for a broad array of drink recipes, to very specific and esoteric flavors suited to just one or two drinks.
Oct 22, 2014
Fit More in a Small Fridge
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Small Kitchen Idea: How To Quickly Fit More in a Small Refrigerator Even if you have a large refrigerator, this easy tip of removing package will free up lots of space!
Oct 22, 2014
Look! There’s a Toaster in This Kitchen Drawer
Take a look at this kitchen setup. Yes, that’s a plugged-in toaster in the drawer. What an interesting idea, with some drawbacks if used unsafely (hello, house fire!) but also some advantages if you’re smart about it. Would you ever do this? It looks like this drawer has an electrical outlet behind it and the toaster stays plugged in. The drawer is not only deep enough for a toaster, but also designed to hold a bread box.
Oct 22, 2014
21 Food Words & Phrases That We Should All Probably Quit Using
In the wide world of food writing and media there are some words that are going to appear over and over again. Delicious? Yeah, that’s going to stick around. But then there are the trendy and overused words to describe food that begin to feel wearying when you see them in a magazine, a blog, or the newspaper. I know all of us at The Kitchn are guilty using some of these words (err… maybe all of them), but some of these just need to stop.
Oct 22, 2014
8 Smart Ways to Make More Space in a Small Kitchen
Who cooks here: Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table & Brandon Carl See the kitchen: Anna’s Yellow Table Kitchen Where: Manhattan, New York Rent or Own? Rent Tiny kitchens are the norm in Manhattan and other dense urban areas, and many people merely use their teeny kitchens as a place to reheat takeout and store bottles of wine.
Oct 22, 2014
How to Buy, Cook and Love Bacon
Oct 22, 2014
Don’t Make the Mistakes I Made When Roasting a Pumpkin
Last year, after admiring two of our uncarved pumpkins as Halloween came and passed, I tried something I’d been wanting to do for a long time. I’d seen many Pinterest posts and articles promising how much better homemade pumpkin puree could be than the good old canned variety, and I thought, “Why not?” One fall afternoon (and it took ALL afternoon, let me remind myself), I took on the task of cutting open, de-seeding, peeling, roasting and pureeing my own pumpkins.
Oct 22, 2014
10 DIY Faux Marble Looks
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Classic DIY Trend: 10 Affordable Ways to Add a Faux Marble Look to Your Home
Oct 22, 2014
Casserole Season Is Here and This Cookbook Is Your Field Guide
The book: Sunday Casseroles by Betty Rosbottom The angle: Sundays are for slow-baked casseroles. Recipes for right now: Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Bacon Casserole; Cold Nights Sausage and Potato Gratin; Shrimp Baked in Coconut and Lime Rice; Chipotle Chili Baked Under a Cornbread Crust Who would enjoy this book? Sunday cooks who like leftovers all week.
Oct 21, 2014
Anna’s Yellow Table Kitchen
Who cooks here: Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table & Brandon Carl Where: Manhattan, New York Rent or Own? Rent When Anna Watson Carl first laid eyes on the 48-square-foot kitchen in her now-husband Brandon’s Manhattan apartment, she wasn’t sure she could make it work. “There was no pantry, no drawers, and about one square foot of counter space,” she recalls with a laugh. “Not to mention the fact that it was up five flights of stairs!
Oct 21, 2014
What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Mineral Water?
Buying water, especially fizzy, carbonated water, seems to be a bit complicated today. There are so many different labels, not to mention brands, that make the whole process a bit confusing. Here’s the scoop on the three most popular kinds of bubbly water: seltzer, club soda, and sparkling mineral water! While carbonation may occur naturally in mineral water, all other carbonated waters get effervescence from being highly charged with carbon dioxide.
Oct 21, 2014
How to Bring Halloween to Your Refrigerator
Oct 21, 2014
The Perfect Fall Tool You Need Now
Oct 20, 2014
Inspiration Here: 10 Clean White Kitchens
Oct 20, 2014
30 Easy Halloween Decorations to Make from Everyday Items
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 30 Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas Using Everyday Items
Oct 20, 2014
Shop Like a Parisian
I’ll admit that I have a romantic notion of what is often thought of as the European/urban way of shopping, eating and keeping food. This involves owning a very small refrigerator and shopping almost daily for fresh ingredients, often on foot.
Oct 19, 2014
The Kitchn’s Costume Party
Oct 17, 2014
What Can I Substitute for the Wine in Beef Bourguinon?
Q: I am making beef Bourguignon. It calls for 750ml of red Burgundy wine. I don’t like alcohol. What can I use for a substitute? Sent by Ruth Editor: Red wine is really the foundation of beef bourguinon, so we suggest making a regular beef stew instead as a non-alcoholic version. If wine is called for in a beef stew recipe, replace it with more chicken or beef stock instead.
Oct 17, 2014
What’s the Deal with Sharp Cheddar Cheese?
It’s hard to imagine life without cheddar cheese — there’s a block of it in my fridge at all times, ready to be sprinkled onto scrambled eggs, melted into grilled cheese sandwiches, or stirred into bechamel sauce for homemade macaroni and cheese. But cheddar cheeses can be confusing: some are white, some are yellow or orange, and some cheddars are labeled mild, sharp, or extra sharp. Cheddars seem to be the only cheese with that label, so what does it all mean?
Oct 17, 2014
A Pasta Dish For Fall: Sausage, Fennel & Eggplant Rigatoni
I’ve been craving a lot of pasta recipes lately, especially recipes that use rigatoni. I love the way the ridges of the pasta help support the sauce and flavor of any dish. This recipe from Healthy Recipe Ecstasy uses interesting ingredients that sound highly flavorful and satisfying. It’s a perfect companion for a Friday night. This pasta dish has three main ingredients outside of the rigatoni: sausage, fennel and eggplant. It’s also smothered in tomato and cheese.
Oct 17, 2014
How Do I Unstick My Stacked Bowls?
Q: A couple weeks ago I was stacking dirty dishes and two of my Pyrex bowls got stuck in each other. I poked around on the internet for suggestions on how to get them apart. One suggestion was to spray Pam around the rim of the bottom bowl — no luck. Another suggestion involved dipping the bottom bowl in hot water and putting ice in the top bowl — no luck. I even tried putting them in the dishwasher to see if that would help loosen them up — no luck.
Oct 17, 2014
Sybil & Dan’s Colorful Global Kitchen
Here’s a kitchen that has a serious bohemian flair. With choices of reclaimed wood cabinets, eclectic furnishings, and stunning lanterns, Sybil and Dan cultivated a global aesthetic when they renovated their Greenpoint home. From their mismatched dishware, to the slightly rough look of the open shelving, we couldn’t be more in love with this kitchen.
Oct 17, 2014
Under $100: 10 Kitchen Rugs
Oct 17, 2014
The Best Tool for Removing Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
Whether you’re carving mini pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns or just prepping some butternut squash, scraping out of the seeds and stringy bits around them can be an annoying task. But did you know you can use a kitchen tool you probably already have in your gadget drawer to make the whole process much, much easier? I used to haul out a regular spoon when it came time to remove seeds out of hard winter squash and pumpkins, but it never seemed to do a good job.
Oct 17, 2014
10 Warm and Cozy Cottage Kitchens
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → A Gallery of Cozy Cottage Kitchens
Oct 17, 2014
A Creepy Cockail Perfect for Your Halloween Bash
From The Kitchn → A Spooky (& Boozy!
Oct 16, 2014
Ways to Use Wax Paper at Home
(Image credit: Food Pictures) shutterstock From Apartment Therapy → 10 Glorious Uses for Wax Paper at Home Use up that kitchen wax paper in other parts of the house, even in the garage or as a fire starter!
Oct 16, 2014
From the Spice Cupboard: Mustard Seeds and Ground Mustard
Tiny little mustard seeds are used in cuisines all around the world, flavoring curries, soups and pickles. This easy-to-find spice comes in two forms, whole seeds or ground, and forms the basis for countless varieties of the condiment we know as prepared mustard. Here’s a guide to the various forms and how to use them! Mustard seeds come from various mustard plants. The plants produce beautiful yellow flowers which then turn to pods that contain the seeds.
Oct 16, 2014