DIY Peppermint Patties, Real Kitchens & Potluck Recipes

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A gift of spices for mulled wine and cider, Rena Tom’s lovely grey kitchen, a great tip for cushioning holiday food gifts in the mail, and ten favorite tea towels. Plus, the difference between braising and stewing, a quick dinner of pasta with creamy tomato sauce, money-saving meat-buying tips, a hot pink homemade wedding cake, and ten techniques every cook should know.

• Rare Device shop owner Rena Tom’s lovely grey and white kitchen in San Francisco.

Eleven winter salads to eat right now. Lemony kale, beets, fennel…

• The best way to store mushrooms.

• A winter favorite: Meyer lemons.

• Clean and modern recipe templates.

Five real kitchens from our archives.

Another DIY wedding cake. Hot pink!

Buy bone-in meat to save money.

• See the entire archive from December 7-16, 2008