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I agree with podcasts (or even TV if you can see and hear it from the sink).

Another suggestion. Limit your dishes - as in, pack/put away *most* of your dishes. If you only have two sets of dishes, then they have to be washed in order to be reused...but you never have to wash more than two sets (or another small amount as you see fit).


How Can I Make Hand-Washing Dishes Faster & More Fun? Good Questions
7/21/14 11:33 AM

Chard quesadillas!


Hurray! Cucumbers and Summer Squash in This Week's CSA Box Keeping Up With My CSA Box: Week 4
7/8/14 07:00 AM

Um. The word "water" is clearly in the video Sage5307.


Tiny Video Tip: How To Keep Guacamole Green Overnight Tiny Videos from The Kitchn
7/4/14 10:26 AM

I keep my washed and spun greens in the spinner too. They always stay dry and extra crunchy. Plus, it saves me having to use a plastic bag.

The argument about meal planning being no "fun" ...

1.) I don't choose food I'm not excited about getting to eat, i.e. "Whoo, veggie pizza tonight!" or "Yeah, I get to have fajitas tomorrow!" and 2.) I'm less like to make a "fun, spontaneous" choice to get greasy fast food or end up eating peanut butter off a spoon for dinner if dinner is sorted, shopped for and prepped and 3.) Most people cylce through about 30 familiar foods, so the majority of people are probably eating the same foods most of the time anyway, "spontaneous" or not. In fact, I probably eat a better variety of foods since I'm planning my meals to account for that.


How I Cook: A Private Chef's Pro Tips On Prepping and Organizing Weekly Meals By Portions Kitchen Tour
7/3/14 02:19 PM

*male


Five Ways to Eat Squash Blossoms
7/2/14 08:08 AM

It would be helpful to know which blossoms are make/female so that new gardeners (me) know which/how much to pick without limiting production of the fruits (squash).


Five Ways to Eat Squash Blossoms
7/2/14 08:07 AM

I learned about mint water from my hippie family as a child. I often carry water with a sprig of mint in the summer, people give me the craziest looks. Lol.


Mint Water Is the Most Refreshing Summer Drink Kitchen Tour
6/26/14 06:42 AM

Hollandaise.


Beyond Soups & Smoothies: 5 More Ways to Use Your Stick Blender Tips from The Kitchn
6/24/14 08:20 AM

This site:

http://glutenfreepassport.com/allergy-gluten-free-travel/hotels-resorts-cruises/


6 Tips for Traveling With Dietary Restrictions Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/20/14 10:09 AM

Maybe just rewhip right before use? Or allow to cool at room temp rather than in fridge? Ina has a whipped ganache recipe that's just cream, chocolate and coffee. It just whips forever in stand mixer.


How Do I Make Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting? Good Questions
6/20/14 10:05 AM

I made a watermelon aqua fresca recently that was....awful. Tasted like wet, dirty socks. I think sugar would have helped in that case.


Recipe: Vanilla Nectarine Agua Fresca Recipes from The Kitchn
6/17/14 01:49 PM

I've found that the only cuisine that keeps my tastebuds and brain engaged through the whole experience is Indian food. Probably to do with the complexity of the spice profiles in each dish and the difference in textures and temperatures. Though I will admit it is almost impossible for me to not overeat Indian food...probably partly because of this. ("It's so exciting and delicious! Keep eating!" says my brain.)


Remembering to Taste Weekend Meditation
6/16/14 09:40 AM

I don't shuck at the store. I often don't even shuck until after the corn's been grilled (what I typically do with it). It gets nice and hot and just slightly charred vs that burn-y, unpleasantly chewy effect that corn grilled without husks often have. I try to buy corn the day I'll use it. I'm not really sure why people do husk. Maybe checking for pests? But I can say that over my lifetime I've only ever found pests in one or two ears of corn.


How Close to Cooking Should I Shuck Corn on the Cob? Good Questions
6/12/14 09:14 AM

I don't shuck at the store. I often don't even shuck until after the corn's been grilled (what I typically do with it). It gets nice and hot and just slightly charred vs that burn-y, unpleasantly chewy effect that corn grilled without husks often have. I try to buy corn the day I'll use it. I'm not really sure why people do husk. Maybe checking for pests? But I can say that over my lifetime I've only ever found pests in one or two ears of corn.


How Close to Cooking Should I Shuck Corn on the Cob? Good Questions
6/12/14 09:14 AM

I don't sort because I put all of my silverware in a crock on the counter anyway. Easiest of all!


One Small Step to Make it Easier to Unload Utensils from the Dishwasher Tiny Tips from The Kitchn
6/6/14 01:43 PM

I did the schedule bit for Mother's Day weekend (the first time I've entertained in a long time). I wouldn't normally have done it but tried it out and stuck to it; working backwords from the time we wanted to eat. It's funny, 'cause I wouldn't have started the muffins that early or poached the eggs at X time (for example) but it ended up timing out perfectly. I'll never not use a schedule now.


10 Tips To Help You Throw a Great Party Without Losing Your Mind (Or Blowing Your Budget) Entertaining Tips from The Kitchn
5/28/14 11:30 AM

In this case, naturally grown can be contaminated with bacteria, including some that produce liver toxins and heavy metals. Choose ones grown in controlled environments, I.e. read the label closely.


Here’s the Lowdown on Spirulina and Why It Makes a Great Smoothie Add-In Ingredient Intelligence
5/23/14 07:25 AM

I love that I can get Preserve toothbrushes there. They are my favorite and I like that they're made from recycled products.

Also love: coconut chips, the salsa autentica, cheeses. I bought the charmingly chewy chocolate chip cookies and loved them SO much that I haven't bought them again (because they were devoured much too fast).


How Many of These Popular Trader Joe's Products Have You Tried? Grocery Shopping
5/14/14 11:50 AM

We knew we wanted local and delicious food (and no steam tables!). I stumbled across a CSA that also catered weddings. The owner had sample menus on her site and allowed us to choose from several options and tweak as desired. All the produce was grown on her farm, the pork and cheeses were sourced locally from other farms. She even did the cake (she'd started her career as a pastry chef in New Orleans). She also provided all the linens, glasses, silver and china. People l-o-v-e-d the food and I had multiple people tell me it was the best "wedding" food they'd ever had.

Our menu:
- homemade pickles (beets, mushrooms, watermelon radish, carrots, etc)
-salad with homemade ranch dressing and big plum-y cherry tomatoes
-homemade bread with butter and strawberry jam
-pork tenderloin with chutney and cabbage
-chicken medallions with summer vegetables in white wine sauce
-rice pilaf with herbs
-buttered red potatoes
-"savannah buttermint" (based off the Jeni's flavor) cake
-iced tea, water, beer, wine


How Did You Plan Your Wedding Menu? It's Trickier Than I Expected
5/14/14 08:28 AM

Just so it's out there; lactose intolerance is not an allergy. This is an issue with the digestion (or rather lack of) sugar (lactose) in milk due to the lack of enzymes to break it down. Symptoms are typically GI related.

An allergy is a reaction to the proteins in milk. Those with cow's milk allergy likely also have a cross allergy to other animal's milk, such as goat (however, horse's milk is often tolerated but not easy to find in the u.s). Symptoms include hives/rash, difficulty breathing, vomiting, runny nose, etc.


What Are Some Tasty Sandwiches Without Cheese? Good Questions
5/13/14 02:40 PM