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how to dice an onion

Or more accurately, how I dice an onion. My knife skills are self taught, mostly from watching way too many episodes of Top Chef. So by no means am I claiming to be the most skilled or expert knife wielder. But I wanted to share how I’ve learned to do it, just in case it [...]

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tip: frozen lemon zest and juice

Remember all those lemons I didn’t know what to do with? Well, I decided to punt. I deferred my decision. I froze my assets, if you will.

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honey roasted peanut butter

When I was in 4th grade, we had to do a demonstration in front of the class. I don’t remember what my demonstration was which really isn’t all that surprising because I tend block out anything that has to do with me speaking or performing in front of others. Then again, I don’t even remember [...]

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chiffonade

Chiffa-wha? Chiffonade. It’s a fancy name for cutting herbs or other greens into long, thin strips. It’s literal French translation is “made of rags”. Sounds appetizing, right? Even so, it’s a nice little technique to have in your back pocket. I mostly use chiffonade for basil (do chiffonade? make chiffonade? I’m not sure the right [...]

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make your own brown sugar

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Sunday night, Dan and I were cooking dinner when we found ourselves in negotiations over the last half cup of brown sugar. He wanted it for the ham, I wanted it for the sweet potatoes and acorn squash. Just as Dan offered to split it with me, leaving us both a little short of what [...]

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