11 Types of Oranges (and How to Use Them!)Skills
The season isn’t over yet!
What Is Rhubarb? Everything You Should KnowSkills
It's great for more than pie.
You Can't Ripen a Pineapple (No Matter What Everyone Says)Skills
Put away that paper bag; it’s not going to help.
3 Ways to Cut an Orange for All Your Snacking, Salad, and Cooking NeedsSkills
Even you — yes, you — can pull off that fancy orange supreme trick.
The Easiest Way to Cut a PineappleSkills
Why pay for pre-cut?
The Very Best Way to Clean StrawberriesSkills
It's easier than you might think and takes almost no time.
The Secret to Stopping Burning Hands After You Cut Hot PeppersSkills
Relief for jalapeño hands is right in your pantry.
We Tried 7 Methods for Storing Bananas and Found a Clear WinnerSkills
We're never going back.
Jan 10, 2024
What’s Actually in Your Canned Pumpkin Purée?Skills
Don't worry, it is still delicious.
Oct 20, 2023
53 Delicious Ways to Use Up Overripe BananasSkills
Don't limit yourself to banana bread.
Oct 11, 2023
I Tried 7 Ways to Store Strawberries and the Winner Is Very Obvious
Skills Showdown
Because there's nothing worse than buying fresh strawberries only for them to go to waste.
Oct 10, 2023
The 5 Best Apples for BakingSkills
Ready to get baking with apples this fall? Pick one of these five varieties for the best results.
Oct 4, 2023
The 5 Best Apples for BakingSkills
Ready to get baking with apples this fall? Pick one of these five varieties for the best results.
Oct 4, 2023
How Many Apples Are in a Pound?Skills
Whether you’re shopping on a budget or with a particular dish in mind, it’s helpful to know how many apples are in a pound. After all, most grocers price apples by weight, and recipes call for a certain number of pounds of apples (in that case, four).One pound of apples is about three medium-sized apples. To qualify as medium, each apple must be about the size of a tennis ball or something you can hold comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Oct 4, 2023
What Is Quince Anyways?Skills
Around the fall, many people reach for seasonal favorites like apples and pears. If you’re looking for something in-season but a little different, we recommend learning all about quince. Quince is a fall fruit that looks similar to apples and pears, but tastes quite different. It’s yellow in appearance, short, somewhat round, and has a relatively tough texture. Whole quince fruit is not available everywhere, but quince paste is commonly sold in stores. Read on to learn about both!
Sep 15, 2023
The 16 Best Apples for SnackingSkills
The title of this story might seem a bit strange. After all, aren’t the best apples to eat out of hand whatever ones you like the most? While that’s true, if you’re looking to branch out of your regular rotation of apples, here’s a list of other delicious varieties you can try. We’ve already covered the best apples for baking and the best apples for cooking, but for straight snacking, most of us reach for crisp, juicy fruit. As for flavor?
Oct 4, 2023
How to Freeze Apples So They Last for MonthsSkills
Enjoy them all year long with our step-by-step guide.
Sep 15, 2023
The Best Way to Store Apples so They Last as Long as PossibleSkills
Ours were still fresh after three weeks!
Oct 3, 2023
How to Core an Apple with a KnifeSkills
Try these two easy ways to core any kind of apple — all you need is a paring knife.
Sep 15, 2023
What Are the Sweetest Apples? (Ranked from Tart to Sweet)Skills
Go into your next orchard trip prepared!
Sep 21, 2023
The Very Best Way to Freeze Blueberries, Plus How to Use ThemSkills
This is the best way to keep them fresh and prevent them from sticking together.
Sep 1, 2023
This Is the Best Way to Keep Apples from BrowningSkills
It's way better than lemon water!
Sep 1, 2023
5 Easy Ways to Pit Fresh Cherries Without a Cherry PitterSkills
For all of your cherry-pie-making needs!
Sep 1, 2023
How to Properly Freeze Eggplant Skills
The methods are super simple!
Aug 26, 2023
10 Clever Ways to Make Mealy Watermelon Taste BetterSkills
Agua fresca! Cocktails! Pickles!
Aug 15, 2023
How To Slice an AvocadoSkills
Slicing an avocado is a simple technique that requires minimal knife skills and just a few seconds of your time.
Aug 7, 2023
You Don’t Need a Dehydrator: 5 Fruits You Can Dry in the OvenSkills
If you see a lot of fruit dehydrating in your future, buying a food dehydrator makes sense. Using one is more energy-efficient than slowly baking fruit in a low oven, and the results are more consistent. But if you just want to make the occasional batch of crispy apple chips or intensely-flavored dried tomatoes, keep things simple and gadget-free: use your oven to make dried fruit!
Jul 25, 2023
The Only Way to Store BlueberriesSkills
The best way to store blueberries takes just a couple of steps and will make sure your produce stays fresh for weeks!
Jun 28, 2023
All About Plantains: Different Varieties and How to Cook ThemSkills
Plantains are hearty, flavorful, and grow in abundance in many countries of the world.
Mar 9, 2023
How Are Plantains Different from Bananas?Skills
Here's everything you should know about their differences and similarities.
Mar 6, 2023
The Ingenious Lemon-Squeezing Hack I’d Completely OverlookedSkills
If you use lemons a lot in the kitchen, you'll want to try this clever hack!
Feb 23, 2023
Pomelo vs. Grapefruit: What’s the Difference Between the Two?Skills
Pomelos and grapefruits are both in the citrus family, but they have their own unique attributes.
Jan 9, 2023
Cara Cara Oranges Prove It’s What’s on the Inside That CountsSkills
Cara caras aren't like your standard orange, they're special in their own right!
Jan 6, 2023
The Best Peach to Buy for Every OccasionSkills
Consider this your cheat sheet to peach shopping.
Dec 11, 2022
7 Tips to Make Sure Your Jam Sets UpSkills
I am an equal opportunity fruit jam eater. I am just as happy with the loose, sloshy batches as I am the ones that have a firmer consistency. I love to use the runny varieties to flavor plain yogurt or as a sweetener for green smoothies. The slightly overset batches are perfect for serving with cheese plates or as the filling in a thumbprint cookie.
Dec 6, 2022
3 Berries to Wash Right Away (and 3 You Never Should)Skills
To wash, or not to wash? That is the ever-present question that looms when we return home with our berry haul. These sweet summer gems are delicate, and unless you’re lucky enough to pull them from your garden or backyard, most of them don’t come cheap. You want to treat them right, and if possible, even prolong their shelf life. When it comes to washing berries, the when and why depends on the type of berry you’re dealing with.
Dec 3, 2022
Why You Should Save Your Strawberry Tops (& What to Do With Them)Skills
Don't be so quick to toss strawberry tops! Here's why it's worth saving them and the sweetest ways to use them up.
Dec 2, 2022
7 Ingredients to Pair with Rhubarb (Beyond Strawberries)Skills
Its not all sweet!
Dec 1, 2022
3 Ways to Ripen a Tomato Without Ruining ItSkills
It couldn't be easier.
Nov 30, 2022
What’s the Difference Between White and Black Seeds in Watermelon?Skills
Cut open a watermelon and you’ll see plenty of seeds — seedless or not. They may be black or white, but they’re seeds just the same. Is there a difference between the two colors? Do you have to spit out both? Yes, white and black seeds are different, and yes, you can eat watermelon seeds. The black seeds in a regular watermelon are just plain ol’ seeds.
Nov 30, 2022
What Is a Persimmon — And How Exactly Do I Eat It?Skills
How you eat a persimmon depends on the variety.
Nov 14, 2022
This Is the Best Way to Peel an AppleSkills
Use the vegetable peeler to keep as much flesh on your apple as possible when removing the skin.
Nov 8, 2022
How to Seed a Pomegranate the Easy WaySkills
Here's how to easily open the festive fruit without making a mess.
Nov 1, 2022
12 Delicious Tropical Fruits Worth Seeking OutSkills
Load your shopping basket with these delicious fruits.
Oct 29, 2022
Can You Eat Crab Apples?Skills
There's a lot to know about the unique fruit.
Oct 14, 2022
How To Easily Zest Lemons, Limes, and OrangesSkills
When you want to add a zingy, sweet citrus flavor to food, the juice is good, but the zest is even better. It has natural oils that will impart way more flavor than you’ll get from juicing. Plus, sometimes all you need is a little bit. So whether you’re working with lemons, limes, oranges, or any other citrus fruit, there are four easy ways to get your hands on some zest.
Oct 9, 2022
What Is Tomato Passata, and How Should I Use It?Skills
If you've never heard of passata, it's worth giving it a try.
Oct 8, 2022
The Ultimate Grape GuideSkills
Learn about the tastiest grapes for eating, adding to salads, and cooking.
Oct 6, 2022
The Best Tips for Keeping Your Grapes Fresh LongerSkills
Learn how to properly store grapes for maximum freshness.
Oct 6, 2022
Technique: How to Use Tamarind PulpSkills
Pad thai and many other Southeast Asian dishesThese blocks of tamarind pulp are the tamarind fruit pods stripped of the outer husk and compressed tightly together. Sometimes the seeds are removed, but we usually find a few errant seeds even in packages marked “seedless.” The pulp itself is very fibrous, so we need to soften it and push it through a fine-meshed strainer to separate the edible pulp from the strands of fiber.First cut off the portion you need.
Oct 4, 2022
How To Cut a MangoSkills
Watch the video to learn how to cut a mango.
Oct 1, 2022
What’s the Difference? Yellow, White, and Red OnionsSkills
Ever wondered why some recipes call for a particular kind of onion and whether another can be substituted in its place? We certainly have.All these onions vary slightly in flavor, texture, and color, but can usually be substituted for one another. In terms of cooking, they will all behave the same in the pan. When buying onions, go for ones that feel heavy in your hand and firm. Avoid soft onions or ones that have a sharp oniony odor before peeling. These are indications that the onion is old.
Sep 21, 2022
Quick Tips: How to Clean LeeksSkills
As you can see, leeks aren’t the cleanest vegetables around! Not only do their roots hold dirt like Fort Knox, but grit drifts in from above and gets wedged between the oniony layers.Before using them in recipes like yesterday’s Arugula Vichyssoise or the amazing leek mat that Jill made for the smoked fish she served at her wedding, we need to clean them thoroughly if we want to avoid eating more minerals than we intended!Here’s how!
Sep 20, 2022
Yes, You Can Roast Cantaloupe Seeds (Honeydew & Watermelon, Too!)Skills
You’ve probably heard of roasting pumpkin and other winter squash seeds, but what about summer gourds like cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon? Nutty melon seeds are an inexpensive, fun snack and a great way to prevent food waste. This isn’t a totally new idea, either — roasted watermelon seeds are common in several Asian and Middle Eastern countries. To roast melon seeds, rinse, drain, and pat them dry.
Sep 19, 2022
What’s the Difference? White and Yellow PeachesSkills
A luscious, juicy peach is one of summer’s ultimate pleasures, but which is better: white or yellow? Opinions are divided in our household. Some prefer yellow peaches, citing their “classic peachy flavor,” while others praise the sweetness of white peaches. Do you have a preference?
Sep 16, 2022
What to Do with Overripe Fruit Like Peaches, Cherries & MoreSkills
And possibly make them even tastier!
Sep 16, 2022
What's the Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?Skills
Apple cider and apple juice look quite similar but can be made, packaged, and labeled in different ways. Learn the differences between apple juice and apple cider here.
Aug 26, 2022
How to Pick a WatermelonSkills
Here's what you need to know to spot the perfect picnic-worthy specimen.
Sep 10, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Raisins, Sultanas, and Currants?Skills
Up your knowledge on these baking basics.
Sep 9, 2022
The Best Ways to Store StrawberriesSkills
What you need to know so your strawberries don't go to waste!
Sep 7, 2022
A Guide to Different Eggplant VarietiesSkills
If you’ve only ever picked up an eggplant at the grocery store, you may think that each and every eggplant is the same — large, oblong, and deep purple. Well, take a walk through a farmers market mid-summer and you’ll realize that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are countless varieties out there, all unique in their own way. We picked 8 of our favorites to share so the next time you’re at the market, you’ll be inspired to try whichever you may find.
Sep 6, 2022
What’s the Fastest Way to Ripen a Peach?Skills
A juicy, ripe peach is always close at hand with this tip.
Sep 4, 2022
The Best Way to Keep Lemons Fresh for a Whole MonthSkills
Lemons are an ideal way to perk up early spring cuisine; from salads to fish and desserts, they are an easy flavor booster to keep on hand. However, I always end up planning a meal around my last lemon, only to find out it has become hard and yields as much juice as a potato. Then I discovered this simple tip for making sure you get every last drop out of your lemons. Lemons sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator tend to keep fresh longer.
Aug 31, 2022
What Is Yuzu?Skills
No, this funny-looking, seed-packed fruit isn’t a deformed lemon or a discolored orange. Instead, it’s another exotic citrus that you should be on your radar.About the size of a tangerine, yuzu is an incredibly fragrant citrus fruit, but since it’s super sour and tart, it’s not eaten as-is. Instead, its zest and juice are used for flavoring in recipes.Yuzu is cultivated mainly in Japan, Korea, and China, and is not exported to the U.S.
Aug 26, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Grape and Cherry Tomatoes?Skills
They can't always be used interchangeably.
Aug 22, 2022
5 Ways to Make Cut Fruits and Vegetables Last LongerSkills
No more wasting any of your Sunday meal prep.
Aug 21, 2022
I Tried This Simple Hack to Juice Lemons and I Was Surprised at How Much Juice I Actually GotSkills
You have all the tools you need already!
Aug 20, 2022