Clean as you go: managing the meal-prep mess

Day One of cooking school introduced me to “clean as you go“: the practice of combining cooking and cleaning to help free up valuable work space, eliminate visual mess, and make for manageable post-cooking clean-up. Since then, I have rigorously embraced the clean as you go motto for all cooking and baking, ensuring that I clean (read more…)

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An introduction to making jam

My first attempt at making jam was memorable, for all the right reasons. I was a newlywed, eager to wear the old-fashioned housewife hat, and making my own jam seemed like something I would enjoy, more so than, say sewing curtains or darning socks. I had my flat of strawberries and set to work in (read more…)

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Back to the basics: 10 recommended kitchen items for the home cook

All photos are by Aimée. “In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.” -Barbara Costikyan Ever wonder how your mother or grandmother functioned without all the modern day conveniences and kitchen gadgets that are now available?  You know what?  I’ll bet she (read more…)

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Crisp or crumble? Baked summer desserts defined

Photo by Jen Yu It’s not yet July and my dessert track record for the past month has been something like this: cobbler, crisp, crisp, fresh fruit cake, cobbler, and crumble. There’s no question that as soon as the seasonal fresh fruit of summer arrives at the market, I’m waiting to pounce on it and (read more…)

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7 cloth diapering questions, answered mom-to-mom

We’re switching up my usual food talk today to chat about another subject I am passionate about: cloth diapers! When Tsh asked me to expand my repertoire to write about cloth diapers (CDs), I eagerly jumped at the chance to share my personal experience with you. There are so many debates going on about CDs (read more…)

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