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Preserving watermelon  - Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking - Living thoughtfully in the modern world. Put up watermelon three ways. 1.

Preserving watermelon  - Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking - Living thoughtfully in the modern world

Gingery pickled rinds If anyone ever gives you a jar of watermelon rind pickles, know that they love you a lot. Cook Japanese Food at Home: 15 Favorite Dishes, from Okonomiyaki to Sukiyaki Kitchn Recipe Roundup. Healthy Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Recipes. Give me a dessert, any dessert, and I’m about 99.9% sure I can turn it into an adorable bite.

Healthy Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Recipes

It’s one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. I love packing all of the flavor and eye appeal of fancy, indulgent desserts into something much more sensible and quick to prepare. Take the banana split, for instance, that’s typically laden with bananas, brown sugar, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, peanuts—I think I’d need a three-day nap after eating that! Thailand to Vietnam: 20 Fresh Recipes for Summer from Southeast Asia. Previous image Next image In the heat of summer, I often turn to dishes from Southeast Asia.

Thailand to Vietnam: 20 Fresh Recipes for Summer from Southeast Asia

Stir-fried noodles, cooked quickly with delicious morsels of pork or chicken, cool salads with shredded green mango, noodles tossed with sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and milky tea with pearls of boba tapioca — these are some of the most refreshing dishes in my repertoire. Here is a look back at 20 of our favorite summer recipes drawn from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond. What Is Sharp? Bob Kramer Has 5 Ways to Tell If Your Knife Is Sharp Enough Video. Recipes for Health - Series. Sunday, April 27, 2014 Fitness & Nutrition Recipes for Health Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times. Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms / Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing & Preserving Instructions!

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles. SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J.

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

Kenji Lopez-Alt] 4 New Ways to Make Ramen. Back in my college days I loved Ramen. Not only is it incredibly cheap but it is warming and quick to make. Granted, it isn’t very good for you, but heck, I was a college kid. Where To Buy Artisanal and Specialty Foods Online: 9 Great Marketplaces. DIY Frozen Meals for the Slow Cooker. Slow cookers are most often pulled out of storage and into dinner service in the fall, when schedules become busier and hearty; stick-to-your-ribs chilis, stews and soups are more well suited to the cool weather.

But I think a slow cooker is a perfect tool for summertime use — it won’t heat up the kitchen like turning on the oven will, and it requires minimal prep, so you can toss ingredients in and get back outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. Frozen slow-cooker meals were a popular new grocery store item last year, but can easily be made at home, from scratch — simply toss ingredients for virtually any Crock Pot recipe into a durable Hefty Slider Bag and stash in the freezer. When you need a quick dinner, all you need to do is open the bag and dump the frozen block in your slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and dinner will be ready when you get home from work or the pool. Straight Up: How to Create Your Own Cocktail Recipes.

Over the past few months here at The Kitchn, there’s been a lot of talk of “cooking by feel” - of bypassing the comfortable authority cookbooks often seem to offer, and taking a more creative and intuitive to approach to preparing meals.

Straight Up: How to Create Your Own Cocktail Recipes

But what about applying this freestyle, seat-of-the-pants technique to mixing drinks? Over the weekend, I did just that. On Saturday, I attended one in an ongoing series of workshops led by Jonathan Pogash at the Astor Center called “The Elements of Mixology.” Max Use Of Watermelon - Cooking. Summer = watermelon Do you know that watermelon is one of the most expensive summer fruits?

Max Use Of Watermelon - Cooking

Budget Tip: Instantly Age Supermarket Balsamic Vinegar For Higher Quality Taste America's Test Kitchen. Sprouting Supplies - Sprouters. The Widest and Wildest Selection of Manual Sprouting Devices on This Planet!

Sprouting Supplies - Sprouters

Foodie Penpals, Cookie Dough Chocolate Pudding, and Peanut Butter Balls. This month I participated in Foodie Penpals, a fun food swap program created by Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean.

Foodie Penpals, Cookie Dough Chocolate Pudding, and Peanut Butter Balls

I stumbled across her site a few months ago and thought it looked like so much fun I just had to join in. In a nutshell, every month each participant is assigned a person to send a box of food goodies too ($15 worth). You contact them to get their address, discover likes/dislikes/allergies, and then get a package together and send it off. Everyone blogs about it at the end of the month. The person you send to is different from the person you receive from. 10 Sandwiches for a Summer Picnic Lunch Recipe Roundup. Homemade Fudgesicles, Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice & A $7000 Kitchen Renovation Friday Flashback. What Can I Make with Dried Figs? Ingredient Questions. 6 Secrets of Hot Water Bath Canning You May Not Know Expert Interview. Snack Data. 7 Icy Summer Beverages to Beat the Record Heat. The 2012 Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods with More Pesticides Than You'd Think.

11 Unique Crusts to Give Your Pie a Flavor Boost. By Macki West | Do you think you have an award-wining pie on your hands?

11 Unique Crusts to Give Your Pie a Flavor Boost

Or perhaps just your favorite go-to pie. Well, after making the cheese cracker crust to enhance the apple cheddar pie, I found a whole new importance of just the right crust. Whether it’s a cinnamon roll crust for a pumpkin pie or a nutter butter crust for a chocolate peanut butter pie, the crust is what will take it over the top. Keep reading for more ways to take your pie to the next level… nggallery id=’120865′ Homemade Cheese Cracker Apple Pie This is what started it all, the delectable cheese cracker pie crust.

Sweet Lime Pie With Pretzel Crust The perfect balance of sweet and salty with the creamy sweetness of the lime filling and the crunchy, saltiness of the pretzel crust.Make your own Sweet lime pie with pretzel crust Vegan ‘Banilla’ Cream Pie With Walnut Crust French Silk Brownie Pie This would not last in my house, it's got all my favorite things -- chocolate mousse, brownies and whipped cream. 8 Cool Ways to Carve a Watermelon for Summer Parties. By Kelsey Banfield |

8 Cool Ways to Carve a Watermelon for Summer Parties

Raw Vegan Classics, Redefined: Dinner at Great Sage. There are a couple of raw dishes so ubiquitous and popular that they can rightly be called “classics.” These include, but are not limited to: zucchini and tomato lasagnakelp noodles with peanut (or almond butter) saucezucchini marinararaw pizzabeet ravioli raw nori rolls raw mushroom “burgers”raw browniesraw cheesecakeraw apple pie I’ve eaten and made every single one of these dishes, loved them, and had the good fortune to sample versions from other raw food cooks. The nice thing about this is that the dishes feel like “comfort food” to me; the downside is that one can start to take these meals for granted. Cookin’ Canuck California Avocado 4th of July Blast Link-Up {Giveaway} It’s time for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast! That means that Kristen of Dine and Dish, the people of the California Avocado Commission and I want to see your favorite recipes using California avocados.

Last week Kristen shared some beautiful Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce and I whipped up a Chilled Avocado Soup with Coconut Milk. 30 Snacks & Starters, Appetizers & Nibbles from 2009 The Kitchn's Best Recipes of 2009. Ziplist Sous Chef Recipe Clipper. Salmon Skin Roll. We take a pot of water, bring it to a boil and then turn off the heat. WILDBAR - Get Your Manna Raw - Raw Cacao and Wild Blue Green Algae Energy Bar. Organic or Conventional? The Fruit You Should Buy Organic This Summer. Green-Skinned & Tender-Hearted: Zucchini Ingredient Spotlight. Translate. Chickpea Patties, White BBQ Sauce, Grilled Zucchini.

Dinner 06/04 Chickpea Patties White BBQ Sauce. Kitchen cam: how to soften butter for baking. Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender Sea Salt. 9 Essential Things for a Joyful, Gluten-Free Life. Ms. W, author of The Joyful Celiac blog and an old friend, stopped by the other night to eat decadent hunks of stinky cheese on Grindstone Bakery's quinoa bread and talk about ways that she finds nourishment, joy, and deliciousness in her strictly gluten-free kitchen and life. Sweets Without Heat: 25 No-Bake Summer Desserts Recipe Roundup. How To: Clean Whole Fresh Squid. Drink Your Salad: Summer Juices. Beetroot and potato rosti. Seasonal Sunday (02-13-11) Stately Sandwiches. Salad in a Jar! Make a Week of Healthy, Delicious Lunches. The Culinary Tribune › Summer Ice Cubes<br />涼アイスキューブ. Summer Ice CubesAugust 28, 2011. 6th National Soup Swap: Jan 21, 2012. 15 Homemade Meals You Can Carry on the Airplane Recipe Roundup. 10 Inspiring Blogs on Vegan Food & Cooking.

Wüsthof Defining Edge and Chai Dao Knife Giveaway - Food in Jars. Word of Mouth: Amuse-Bouche. Best Conventional Produce: 15 Lowest Pesticide Choices. Silpat Baking Mat Giveaway.