As we close the year, I am filled with appreciation for all the ingredients, recipes, experience, and knowledge shared here on The Kitchn. Here are some of the posts that taught, inspired, and delighted me in 2009.
Pictured posts are in bold.
• Weekend Meditation: An Extraordinary Occurrence of Lemons – I can't really say it better than Dana, so please visit this post if you somehow missed it. Or go read it again!
• Tip: Put Leftover Pasta in Your Frittata – Thanks to this tip, I now add pasta, rice, and quinoa to my frittatas. It's a fantastic way to use up leftovers and make frittatas more filling.
• Quick Tip: Freeze Caramelized Onions – Another brilliant idea. Even if you're short on time, you can add depth of flavor and make recipes that call for caramelized onions.
• Seasonal Spotlight: Arugula Blossoms – These peppery flowers were my favorite farmers' market discovery this year.
• Recipe Recommendation: Tarragon Strawberry Jam – Alas, I never got around to making this tempting jam, but I won't forget next strawberry season!
• Kitchen Color Inspiration: Apricot and Aqua – Delicious colors and a reminder that decor inspiration can come from anywhere.
• How to Dry Fruit in the Oven – A dehydrator is on my list of dream appliances, but for now I've started using the oven method described in this post.
• Weekend Meditation: Appreciation – Another beautiful Weekend Meditation on a subject that infuses so much of my own cooking and eating life.
• Recipe Review: Ricotta Pancakes with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes – Fresh and flavorful, this was my top meal of late summer/early fall.
• Recipe: Marking's Bibingka – Several friends and I became obsessed with this sweet, chewy Filipino dessert and I was delighted when the baker let me document and share his recipe with The Kitchn.
• How To Make Root Vegetable Bread Dumplings – A perfect, comforting winter recipe, and I loved the colorful, inviting photographs.