Homemade DIY Dry Pantry Staples - Eat Well Spend Less Series Frugal Recipes | 60 comments Yesterday the hosts of the radio morning show I listen to on my way home from dropping the kids at school asked: “You cook ____ times a week?” Answers were sent in via email and the hosts read them on air. I was shocked at the number of people who said things like: Does putting frozen pizza in the oven count? If so, I cook 4 times a week. OR I make up an excuse to get take out at least 5 times a week. » Best Procrastination Tip Ever Post written by Leo Babauta. Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes. Use our spice primer to learn what spices go with which foods, and how to experiment. So you’ve stocked your cupboard and are eager to spice up your meals. But what to add to what? The possibilities for seasoning are endless, but to get you started here's a list with some tried and true matches. Don’t be limited by traditional uses, though — some of the most exquisite dishes come from unexpected seasonings. Beans (dried) — cumin, cayenne, chili, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, thyme
How to Hard-Boil an Egg Perfectly Every Time You wondered why it was hard to get the eggs cooked right? I was reading this article expecting something precise & repeatable, and I got -about an inch or so of water -turn your stove on medium heat (because we all know that "medium heat" puts out the same BTUs on a gas stove & an electric stove) 25 Excuses You Must Drop to Be Happy Email by Sumitha “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ―George Washington Ever feel like something is holding you back from happiness? You aren’t sure why, but every so often you find yourself saying “no” when you really want to say “yes.” Share a Homemade Braided Nutella Bread with Friends! Share a Homemade Braided Nutella Bread with Friends! Share a Homemade Braided Nutella Bread with Friends! by momog30 from Different Solutions
Wine Notes: Antica Terra was up to the challenge of 2011 harvest View full sizeBRENT WOJAHN/THE OREGONIANAntica Terra winemaker Maggie Harrison (right), sorting grapes with Megan Iversen, says despite challenges posed by weather and locale, 2011 could end up the wineryâs finest yet. If 2011 had been a typical year, the wine-grape harvest would have happened two months ago. But 2011 was an anomalous year. The Willamette Valley experienced the coldest April through June on record. Balancing and Blending Flavors in Food - Bringing It All Together Spicy/Hot There is a reason that black pepper sits aside the salt on many tables around the world, as well as in the kitchens of master chefs. Something that "perks up" the taste buds makes the whole dish taste better. Peppers (both from peppercorns and chile peppers) are the main spices which produce this effect, but the dish needn't be spicy-hot to benefit from peppers. Except in purposefully spicy dishes, just a touch of heat in the background won't taste spicy, just more "alive".
Over 100 Quick and Easy Recipes We Have Preparation and Cooking Times of 30 Minutes or Less The majority of recipes we offer can be both prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less, from start to finish. A number of them can also be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed later. So you can prepare more than what is needed for a single meal. Then you can use the additional amount the next day or when time is short, with little or no additional preparation time required. Finding Focus By Leo Babauta Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to find focus? When you fritter away your time on nothingnesses, distractions, wandering without really doing something important? Or one of those weeks? I have those days regularly. I can find myself “working” for several hours, but at the end of those several hours have nothing to show for it.
50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes - and according to most grandmas, they really work.