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I just made a garlic scape and fennel frond pesto! Here is the recipe:

What Can I Do with Garlic Scapes? Good Questions
7/7/14 04:13 PM

My favorite way to do cauliflower is roasted with parmigiano reggiano and lemon:

10 Recipes You Can Make With a Head of Cauliflower Recipes from The Kitchn
6/9/14 10:15 AM

Mason jar salads have really helped me plan lunches ahead because you can make them all on the weekend (also no need to carry dressing in a separate container!). Here is a tutorial and one recipe:

Tips for Sticking to a Budget: Bringing Your Lunch to Work Budget Living
6/4/14 09:38 AM

Strawberries are good in savory recipes too! My favorite is a strawberry salad (in a mason jar in the link but great as a normal salad too!):

17 Ways to Eat More Strawberries Recipes from The Kitchn
6/2/14 03:40 PM

A strawberry salad and balsamic vinegar work so well together:

Definitive Proof That Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar Belong Together Delicious Links
5/23/14 08:33 AM

Yum! Salami, cheese, and peppadews are one of my favorite combinations - though I don't usually eat them by themselves. Instead I put them in sandwiches like this:

Recipe: Stuffed Peppadews with Salami & Parmesan Recipes from The Kitchn
5/22/14 08:31 AM

I'm a huge fan of the Phaidon books and the Vegetables from an Italian Garden is just awesome. The book covers all sorts of vegetables and is really useful if you are the type of person who likes to go to the farmer's market, buy vegetables, and figure out the recipe later. I have given the book as a present to a bunch of friends and everyone loves it.

What Are Your Favorite Italian Cookbooks or Food Blogs? Good Questions
6/25/13 11:18 AM

I'm a big fan of using arugula in pesto, which I then use on pasta, sandwiches, and crostini.

Go Wild! 7 Recipes With Wilder, More Nutritious Herbs and Greens Recipes from The Kitchn
5/30/13 11:08 AM

I'm usually just cooking for myself and don't have a ton of money to spend on lots of ingredients. It's maybe not the best for technique but it is good for quick and easy recipes:

Best Food Blogs For Novice Cooks? Good Questions
5/23/13 10:49 AM

Great to have some new ideas! Two of my favorites are Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta (admittedly, Pancetta is not a green), and Roasted Radishes. The links to recipes for those are below:

15 Quick and Simple Vegetable Recipes to Get You Out of a Green Salad Rut Recipes from The Kitchn
5/15/13 11:03 AM

Check IKEA for good baskets (my comment is below)

Simple Storage Solution: Keep Kitchen Linens in a Basket Kitchen Inspiration
5/8/13 09:44 AM

I keep all my napkins and towels in baskets from Ikea. I like them because they are deep and you can't see through them, which means no one knows if they are a bit messy or have come un-folded.

The baskets are cheap and very useful:

Simple Storage Solution: Keep Kitchen Linens in a Basket Kitchen Inspiration
5/8/13 09:44 AM

I love parsley too! What started it for me was a few articles by Bon Appetit praising the herb and saying it has a lot of nutritional benefits - here is one of the articles, can't find the other right now:

Now I used it in all sort of things - smoothies, sandwiches, sandwich spreads, throw it into soups, and add huge bunches of it to my salads. (for examples:

My only problem is that parsley plants don't grow at the rate I eat it, so I still need to buy it at the store.

A Love Affair with Parsley: Why I Buy a Bunch Every Week
4/26/13 01:19 PM

Ricotta tartines are the best!!! I'm all about putting ricotta in sandwiches, here are three I do a lot:

Arugula pesto, ricotta, and portobello mushroom sandwich:

Ricotta, broccoli rabe and egg tartine:

Asparagus, Mushroom and Ricotta:

Leftover Ricotta? 5 Ideas for Using Up the Rest of the Container Ingredient Spotlight
4/25/13 11:15 PM

Definitely Feedly, just switched over yesterday and it is awesome.

Help! I Read Food Blogs in Google Reader. What's a Good Alternative? Good Questions
3/22/13 10:01 AM

Does anyone have experience with white floor boards? I love the look in the abstract, but does it end up being miserable to clean?

Look! A Busy Kitchen With a Lot To Love Kitchen Inspiration
3/20/13 10:12 AM

Never ever shop when hungry. If I'm hungry I always over buy because I'm not thinking rationally and all the food looks good.

5 Tips for Smarter Grocery Shopping
3/19/13 10:08 AM

Oooh, tacos for office parties is a great idea. I have a good recipe for quick pickled onions to put on them and for fresh salsa:

Soft Tacos & Cupcakes: Menu for a Big Office Potluck Lunch Party Menus from The Kitchn
3/14/13 02:52 PM

I'm a big fan of open-faced sandwiches, most recently I've been making a broccoli rabe, ricotta and egg sandwich which is pretty delicious. You can make everything ahead of time too.

Welcome to Lunch Week at The Kitchn! 3 Square Meals (Plus Dessert)
3/12/13 02:42 PM

I am a huge fan of immersion blenders, for soups and for morning smoothies. It is prefect for one person smoothies and as for soups, you can blend it in your soup pot! Wrote a blog post about it a few months ago.

The Immersion Blender: My Secret to Easy Homemade Baby Food
2/27/13 02:54 PM