Category: Tips and Tricks

50 Things in Your Kitchen to Get Rid Of Right Now

50 Things in Your Kitchen to Get Rid Of Right Now

Advice from the Food Network about decluttering your kitchen, republished as a public service and a reminder to myself.

Article: Don’t Make These Scrambled Egg Mistakes at Home

Article: Don’t Make These Scrambled Egg Mistakes at Home

This MSN Lifestyle article is a treatise on avoiding common mistakes when scrambling the humble and ubiquitous egg.

Eradicating Rust on Cast Iron: Advice from a Reader

Eradicating Rust on Cast Iron: Advice from a Reader

The best way to get rust off of a cast iron pan: potato and salt.

Make Better Scrambled Eggs (plus a haiku!) #NaHaiWriMo

Make Better Scrambled Eggs (plus a haiku!) #NaHaiWriMo

Some things are universal, like the pursuit of fluffiness in scrambled eggs.

Egg hacks that will save you time and money: Tasty

Egg hacks that will save you time and money: Tasty

Genius egg hacks, provided by Tasty, that will save you time and potentially lots of money in the long run, too.

Seven Delicious Things to Do with Leftover Champagne | VinePair

Cool tips for using your leftover champagne (if there is any).

It’s Not as Bad as It Looks!

It’s Not as Bad as It Looks!

An actual good use for white zinfandel: a marinade for smoked salmon, and flavor enhancer for stock.

From Bon Appétit: How to Remove Rust From a Cast-Iron Pan

This is what’s going on in the Glover Gardens kitchen today…because three of our four cast-iron pans have gotten rusty, and this just won’t do. We haven’t been diligent about re-seasoning, and that just won’t do, either. Bon Appétit has the method for righting these […]

From the NY Times: How to Deep Clean Your Fridge (just in time for Thanksgiving)

From the NY Times: How to Deep Clean Your Fridge (just in time for Thanksgiving)

Excellent process description for cleaning out your fridge, just in time for the holidays. #CleanOutMyFridgePledge

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Warning – this might be a rant. Many moons ago, back when I still listened to AM radio, I heard a physician on a call-in show called “Ask the Doctor” make a pronouncement about food and healthy eating, and it stuck with me: Eat as […]

Just Gotta Garnish

Garnishes and condiments are a supporting cast that add color and texture and provide complementary or contrasting flavors that highlight the main dish and make it a star.

The Best Way to Hard Boil or Soft Boil Eggs.  Really.

The Best Way to Hard Boil or Soft Boil Eggs.  Really.

  What’s the Best Way to Boil an Egg? That question has been a debate at Glover Gardens for years, until Epicurious sent me this article in their daily newsletter and changed our egg-boiling little lives.  This article answers the question: Is it better to […]

Cutting Boards:  Wood or Plastic

Cutting Boards: Wood or Plastic

I have a bias for wood because my Dad makes beautiful wooden cutting boards, so I decided to revisit the wood vs. plastic research.

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

I used to live in a 1920s pier-and-beam wood cottage. It was really fun to dress the old girl up for the holidays. Some of the table-setting tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years are illustrated in the photos from a special holiday dinner when my folks met my inlaws-to-be for the first time.

Kitchen RAP:  Read, Assemble, Prep

Kitchen RAP: Read, Assemble, Prep

Home truths of the kitchen: if you RAP (Read, Assemble and Prep), you’re much more likely to make magic happen.


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