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When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

Herbs and spices are the flavor-packed secret weapons of every inventive cook. But when they lose their characteristic aromas, that dish you remembered tasting spectacular might turn out a bit blah. So here’s a few tips to help keep your aromatics aromatic just a little longer.   Dried Spices Dried spices never go bad, right?...
Magnetic Spice Rack

Magnetic Spice Rack

It’s spring cleaning time, everyone! So what better excuse to sort through and organize your spices? Looking for spice storage can be extremely frustrating. (Too big! Not enough jars! Don’t even think of taking up my counter space!) So I schemed up my own more flexible storage system. And it’s sooooo simple: just tins, glue...
When good foods turn bad pt 2: dairy & eggs

When good foods turn bad pt 2: dairy & eggs

It isn’t always easy to tell if a dairy product has just barely passed its prime or if it has started the descent into something unspeakable. It’s especially tricky when lots of tasty dairy treats have funky tangy elements to them, even when they are at their best. When to ditch shady dairy is, mostly,...
When Good Foods Turn Bad pt:1 vegetables

When Good Foods Turn Bad pt:1 vegetables

It is the time of year for new year’s resolutions. So *ahem* here goes: This year I will resolve to waste less food. True, I do save a lot of food, but there is certainly room for improvement. I have the bad habit of squirreling things away somewhere in the back of the fridge that,...
Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

From the window of my “cozy” (read: tiny) Brooklyn apartment I often indulge in wistful daydreams about having a little herb garden. I have intermittently made forays into the world of potted windowsill herbs, with uneven results. So, someday I hope to find myself able to stroll out into the herb garden and pick whatever...