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I've never really liked beans until the new farm I work at gave me some of their stash of heirloom beans. Man, they are amazing! I just ordered a bunch of bean varieties at nativeseed.org. I'm so excited to try them, and I know those wont get stolen from my community garden plot.


15 Ways to Eat More Beans with Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn
3/18/13 10:22 PM

I put a tablespoon of ground chia seeds in my homemade bread. It gives the bread a nice moist crumb making it almost like sliced sandwich bread from the store.


Instant Snack Creator: Just Add Chia Seeds!
3/12/13 01:39 PM

I think I'm going to use this for my wedding reception. I didn't like the idea of buying cups that would get thrown away after one use. Plus, this will give me an excuse to stock up on jars before canning season hits.


Shake Up Cocktails for Any Party With Mason Jars
5/10/12 06:15 PM

I recently switched from being vegetarian to a meat eater. I went on eatwild.com to find a place to buy sustainable and morally raised meat products. I live out in the country and the nearest Whole Foods is probably an hour and a half drive so I was really pleased to find a grass fed beef ranch less than 5 miles from my house. The beef is yummy, the owners are super nice (they gave me some free short ribs to try), and I get a discount for picking up at the farm. Oh, NFI but the name is Q7 Ranch and they do have a great website, and an online store with free shipping.


Always, Sometimes, Never? Questioning Your Meat's Origin
1/24/12 09:36 AM

I'm completely frustrated by the fact that amazon has no MFK Fischer books for kindle. Get it done already!


Books for Cooks that Aren't Cookbooks!
12/7/11 06:04 PM

When I had my wisdom teeth out my dad made me chipped beef over toast, a specialty from his navy days. The creamy gravy soaked and softened the toast so I didn't have to chew it and it was lovely to eat something savory after eating pudding and ice cream type things for two days.


Help! What Are Some Foods I Can Eat Without Chewing?
Good Questions

11/16/11 08:07 PM

Oh man I loved Kings of Pastry. As an endurance athlete I can can totally sympathize with these guys and the endless hours of preparation they put in for one event. I also watched a documentary not long ago about a culinary arts program in a Phili High School. It was super inspirational and made me teary eyed at more than one point in the film. Darn, I can't remember the name though!


Weekend Hibernation: What's Your Favorite Food Film?
11/11/11 01:24 PM

the best way to clean out wax from a candleholder is to put it in the freezer. After about 20min or so you can pull it out and the wax will usually come out with one solid thump on the bottom of the holder. Then put it in the dishwasher.


Oops! Never Put Candle Holders in the Dishwasher!
10/11/11 11:41 AM

I love Cox Orange Pippin. They are a heirloom variety and usually hard to find but so worth the search. They're a dessert apple and actually taste super sweet like an orange.


What's Your Favorite Apple Variety?
9/22/11 08:36 AM

I would recommend Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto for a good travel/food book. It makes me want a big bowl of slurpy noodles and a cup of green tea when I read it.


Armchair Travel: 6 International Food Memoirs
6/30/11 08:27 PM

I first had Evolution years ago in Portland and I have loved it ever since. I'm so happy that World Market and some Super Targets carry it.


Sokol Blosser Wines: Innovative, Delicious and Great Value
2/24/11 06:17 PM

I watched an episode on Dr Oz last week that dealt with eating soy. He recommends only 1 serving of soy/soy products a day and to eat as close to unprocessed soy as possible. He said that especially for women, eating too much soy can be a problem because soy can mimic estrogen and block actual estrogen in a womans body. Overtime this makes women more susceptible to certain cancers, and other hormonal imbalances.

I'm a vegetarian and I rarely eat tofu. In fact I rarely eat beans of any sort. I do eat a fair amount of lowfat dairy and eggs and I find it's an adequate way to get protein in my diet.


On Eating Less Tofu (and Other Soy Products)
1/13/11 02:55 PM

I use ground chia seeds too in my smoothies. They make it super thick too, which is good if you're not using bananas. They also have a TON of omega 3's. They are a super food.


How Can I Make My Breakfast Smoothie More Filling?
Good Questions

10/22/10 07:19 PM

What about warty looking pumpkins? I've heard that pumpkins with warts have sweeter flesh. Is that true?


5 Quick Tips For Choosing Winter Squash
10/19/10 09:46 AM

I miss the Madison farmer's market so much. It was the highlight of my summer's there to go walk to the capitol and get armloads of produce and a crusty loaf of bread for the week. If you're a late sleeper on the weekends like me, I never got to watch the market set up but I would get there as people were taking down and getting rid of their produce at ridiculous prices just so they wouldn't have to load it up and take it back with them.

I now live just over the state line in IL and go to the Woodstock farmers market (where they filmed Groundhog Day). It's got a super cute square, so it's kinda like the Madison market only really small. I like it though because it's not crowded and I can actually talk shop to all the vendors.


Visiting the Dane County Farmers' Market
Madison, Wisconsin

10/5/10 09:20 AM

I love putting poached eggs on salads. A 4 min poach is the best because then the runny yolk is the most delicious and rich salad dressing ever.
Frittatas are great too for using up random things in the produce bin. They're quick and easy and always delicious. I find too that if you say it's a frittata to whomever is going to eat it instead of something like an egg casserole they will always be impressed.


Dinner Solutions: Put an Egg on It
7/29/10 01:58 PM

Cox Orange Pippin is my favorite apple ever and when it's apple season I always try to hit an orchard nearby that has them and grab as many as I can. They have a few different heirloom apple varieties and I like trying new ones every year.


Slow Food Declares 2010 the Year of the Heirloom Apple | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/6/10 03:40 PM

I'm making african stew tonight -recipe via ultra runner Anton Krupicka's blog Riding the Wind.

I'm going to add some Fat Tire Amber Ale to the stew as a twist - inspired by the post this week on the Kitchn

It's pretty cold here, highs in the teens, a nice hearty stew is just what the situation calls for.


What New Recipes Did You Get to Try This Month? January 2010 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/30/10 12:25 PM

I'm making eggplant puttanesca, swiss chard and arugala frittata for week day meals, and an apple crisp. All made with veggies from my garden or the farmers market and fresh eggs from an area farm.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of September 12-13, 2009
9/12/09 02:28 PM

perhaps a weekly meal plan for a single person that likes to eat interesting things on a daily basis but doesn't like the big shopping lists/bills that come with it?

Or perhaps bringing back a lost art like homemade cheese?


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | The Kitchen Cure is Coming!
4/3/09 08:44 AM