kitchen

Grate stuff

Essential kitchen gadgets get the job done while others take up precious space. Graters come in all sizes, and some demand a good amount of storage, but anyone can make room for a miniature grater. I’ve used this three-inch grater for five or six years, and though it’s showing some age, it still handles the small grating …

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Leave your shoes at the door–except in the kitchen

Strappy sandals, cowboy boots or bare feet?  What works in your kitchen? We leave our shoes at the front door–with the exclusion of the cookery. Double standard? Just basic safety. From home kitchens to commercial operations, those feet need more than the floor beneath them. The savvy shoe crowd over at the Foodie BlogRoll has been talking it …

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Food writing with Monica Bhide

Food writers and food writers in the making: take a break from your recipes and browse Monica Bhide’s site. http://mbhide.typepad.com/my_weblog/ An established food writer and cookbook author who eats locally but cooks globally, Monica is challenging readers to pay it forward. She’ll be giving away a food writing class and a food writing phone consultation.  So …

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Dish This

Prepping dinner was a joint effort with my youngest son this evening.  He knows how to read a recipe and loves using the lettuce spinner.  His motor skills are still coming along so the sharp objects remain out of reach.  After kilos and kilos of steaming over the years, our vintage rice steamer turned out perfectly …

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