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Cornstarch seconded. I had an olive oil stain on a leather bag and leaving cornstarch on it for a few days took it right out.

I did also try Dawn prior; it didn't take out the stain, but it might have helped.


How To Remove Grease Stains Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
7/9/14 01:47 PM

I LOVED this series. Just really fascinating to read. I'd love to hear more of these types of behind-the-scenes stuff on the Kitchn.

Thanks so much for sharing this!


5 Shopping Tips for DIY Wedding Receptions and Other Big Parties Gatherings from The Kitchn
6/20/14 07:06 PM

These are all so good! Kinda makes me want to put on a buffet now :)


5 Tips for Setting Up a Great Buffet Gatherings from The Kitchn
6/19/14 06:45 PM

Plates. Drinking and wine glasses for everyday use (I see fancier flutes in there). Bowls. Other pans and pots. Plenty! A kitchen really can accumulate stuff.

Or maybe this means they don't have as many cabinets.


Pantry Before & After: A Laundry Room Becomes a Super Organized Pantry Pantry Makeover
6/13/14 09:53 AM

We got a pile of simple black pull-knobs from IKEA for our white cabinets.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40222259/

Simple metal. Actually quite matte in person. They feel cool and smooth when you touch them.

The cabinet knobs when we moved in were disgusting ... plastic painted over many times, grimy, and sticky. I shudder thinking about them.


In Search of New Drawer and Cabinet Knobs Kitchen Diary: Emily in Los Angeles
6/11/14 01:10 PM

Ahh, cynics. I think this is a nice idea.

Re: carbon footprint, ziploc bags are also plastic. My city recycles Styrofoam now, although some places give you paper boxes for leftovers now.

Reuse plastic cutlery -- even those intended for single use -- by washing them. These in this post are obviously even sturdier and meant for continual use.


Why I Always Have Plastic Cutlery in My Purse Tips from The Kitchn
6/10/14 09:45 AM

I like many veggies -- steamed, roasted, pickled -- but I get tired eating fresh salads. Eating things leaf by leaf becomes boring and we kept letting boxes of salad go bad. Recently, we discovered I can demolish half a box of spinach if I throw it into a bowl of noodles in hot broth. No more wasting salad. WIN.


What's So Tough About Eating Your Vegetables?
5/20/14 02:25 PM

Just white. Simple, and I do think food looks more elegant and appetizing on a white background. I know not all shades of white are equal, but it's much easier to buy more pieces that aren't part of your set. I don't like the idea of having to match colours for replacements, and while I enjoy seeing other people's mix-and-match sets, I know my sets like that would always be just un-matched enough to look goofy than delbierate.

I really don't like matte-finished or rough-finished plates. I think flatware scrapes more on them, and they don't feel as polished/clean as a glazed finish.

Don't go with black. The second it chips, it's all you'll see.


On Buying a New Set of Dishes: What Do You Recommend? Reader Intelligence Request
4/28/14 04:49 PM

Hmmm ... should have double-checked as I knew acidic things aren't great in cast iron ... deglazing it with red wine made it weird and dull. Should not suggest making the sauce in the skillet, I think, or at least remind of the downsides.


How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
3/27/14 09:13 PM