What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of March 28-29, 2009

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of March 28-29, 2009

Faith Durand
Mar 28, 2009

What's cooking in your kitchen this weekend? Chicken? Spring vegetables? A new loaf of bread? Or maybe you're just sipping a glass of wine and watching the new sunshine warm up the earth. That's a very appealing idea just now. We're planning our garden and washing dishes, eating leftovers and plotting a batch of biscuits. Here are a few more ideas for good eating, drinking, and kitchen-keeping from the last week.

Also, the light-filled kitchen above is from this Apartment Therapy house tour.

• Almost time for spring cleaning! Organize your pot lids, and label your jars.

• How to protect a laptop in the kitchen.

• Do you save the best bite for last?

• Have you seen Virginia and Mateo's lovely renovated kitchen (and their adorable baby, too?)...

• There was a lot of chicken cooking this week. There was finger-licking fried chicken, oven-fried chicken, Ad Hoc's fried chicken, roast chicken with garlic and thyme, and Jamie Oliver's chicken braised in milk.

• But it's OK if you have leftovers: freeze them, then use them in one of these dishes (or maybe an Italian chicken sandwich).

• Good ideas for spring wines to sip.

• Three cakes: a carrot and apple cake with coconut, one tiny cake for two, and a very hungry caterpillar.

• A new color (and bowl) for the classic KitchenAid mixer.

• Menus for mixed dinner parties of vegetarians and omnivores.

• Two cookies: triple-threat chocolate cookies with ganache, and Mexican-spiced wedding cookies.

• Spring cooking: sweet pea soup!

• Looking for a good gift? Teach a cooking class for a friend.

• A sweet dinner: Czech plum dumplings.

• What's your favorite discontinued food product? Join the thread of nostalgia here.

Have a good weekend, and happy cooking to you all.

(Images: Janel Laban for Apartment Therapy)

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