What is it about the start of spring that inspires home projects of all shapes and sizes? Whether you’re starting your first garden, or simply throwing out some old clothes, that rather addicting rejuvenating feeling is hard to avoid. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite kitchen projects –– from pantry staples, to cleaning and design projects –– so you can extend that spring excitement into your own cooking and overall enjoyment of your kitchen.
Paneer is the star ingredient in some of my most favorite Indian dishes — and probably yours too! I often find myself scooping just one more nibble of chewy, milky-tasting paneer from the dish long after I’m officially full. Sure, you can buy this firm cheese at the store to make your own homemade curries, but where’s the fun in that?! If you have a pot, a strainer, and some cheesecloth, you can have fresh homemade paneer cheese in about 30 minutes.
Raquel admits she and her husband were “victims of first time reno naiveness.” They thought their down-to-the-studs kitchen renovation would take six weeks. Five months later (!) they have the kitchen of their dreams, complete with new floor, cabinets, countertops, and a lovely shimmery tile backsplash. See what this kitchen looks like now!
Blogging about food is a tricky thing. In order for something to be post-worthy, it usually needs to be a pretty wonderful and delicious thing to eat. If it’s not, then there has to be some kind of story about that. Or it should be a new discovery. Or have some meaning in our lives and culture. But we seldom write about ordinary, everyday food or eating. We don’t sit down at the table to an ordinary PB&J lunch, and then move over to the computer and blog about it
Everyday food isn’t always fabulous, or revelatory, or new. It’s often not worth writing home (or a blog) about. It’s usually just lunch or breakfast or dinner, plain and simple. And that’s just fine.
“This is an old recipe from my childhood. Many people have memories of cutting this candy with their mother’s and grandmothers. I have passed it on and am now posting here for all to share in this classic Christmas tradition!”