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Your Favorite Tips from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline</i>—<i>it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge</i>—<i>and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's time for some spring cleaning—what are your best tips for getting a cleaner, more</i> …

Fresh Oregano & 4 Foods to Eat it With

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: All this month we'll be stocking up on fresh herbs to get our spring fix. Next up, oregano.</i><p>Start plotting how to use fresh oregano and it's likely that you'll first turn to either …

The Esquire Guide To Salt

You could use a little more salt. Or at least better salt. Three kinds: a utility salt, a finishing salt, and homemade seasoned salt, which is way less fussy than it sounds.<p>Pantry staples create the foundation that supports every dish you make, and settling for mediocre products only undermines …

Winner of Your Best Recipe with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

<i>Congratulations to sdebrango, whose Pasta Piselli won the contest for Your Best Recipe with 5 Ingredients or Fewer!</i><p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.</b><br>My family is the biggest influence in my life when it comes to food: My mom helped …

Cheese Expert's Picks: 10 Essential Sheep Milk Cheeses to Know and Love

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>When you're just getting into something like cheese, you need a place to start to start. Those looking for a good general entry point should see my picks of 10 essential cheeses to know and love, a starter pack of …

Italian Food

The Croissant Loaf Is Proof That Everlasting Flakiness Can Exist

Get to know the croissant loaf. It is your friend. Your very good friend.<p>It's unfair to criticize a specimen as perfect as a well-made croissant. But the flakiest of baked goods does pose one dilemma for bakers: Once each perfect pastry has been sliced out of the dough, there are scraps leftover. …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

Yay, Ramps! A Primer on Springtime Alliums

Ramps are great, but don't discount scallions, leeks, and chives—here's how to use all of spring's best alliums.<p>Tender springtime greens and lettuces seem to get all the attention once the weather warms up, but we're just as fond of our farmers' market's more pungent offerings. From ramps to …

Cook Like a Pro 2017

The ripest fruit, the hottest grills, the chillest drinks. Summertime cooking requires different instincts. So we asked chefs for the techinques and tricks they use when they're making dinner in their own backyards.

Cooking

The WI's ultimate shortbread recipe

The ladies of the Women's Institute pride themselves on their shortbread. Here is a classic and easy recipe to make at home<p>Every WI cook claims their version of shortbread is the best. This updated recipe is a typical example of one of the countless variations.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>14 fingers<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>200g plain …

What Is Raw Cacao?: Health Benefits, Recipes And Why It's Better For You Than Dark Chocolate

If you've got a penchant for chocolate-y goodness, but don't want to load up on processed food or sugar then cacao might be just the ticket …

Wellness

Crème caramel with smoked salt recipe

This salted twist on a creamy dessert classic is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth<p>I love smoked salt, to the point that I snack on oatcakes spread with butter and sprinkled with a few flakes. Salted caramel is, well, a little done to death, but a simple, silky crème caramel served with a …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

How to Make a Perfect Frittata: Rules to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid

A custardy, perfectly-cooked frittata is easier to cook than you think—just don't make these mistakes.<p>A well-made frittata is one of the world's most perfect foods. It's cheap, quick-cooking, and an efficient vehicle for leftovers—not to mention equally delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. …

Croque-Monsieur

Makes 4 Servings<p>Grilled ham and cheese: nothing to scoff at. Baked ham and cheese with velvety béchamel oozing out all over the place: mind-altering.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>béchamel<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups whole milk<p>2 tablespoons whole grain mustard<p>½ teaspoon …

Recipes

Why It's Worth Buying an Olive Oil Pourer

"Tell me how you store your oil, and I'll tell you how you cook." <i>—Wayne Gretsky —Michael Scott</i><p>Walk into anyone's kitchen, take a look at where and how they store their olive oil, and you'll instantly get clues as to what kind of cook they are. In the pantry in its original packaging with greasy …

Dishwashing

Why You Should Add Chicken Livers to Your Bolognese (Even if You Think It Sounds Icky)

Our readers weren't sold on the chicken livers in our Ultimate Bolognese Sauce. So we asked chef Mike Easton to explain why chicken livers are so essential to his genius recipe.<p>We need to talk about chicken livers. Specifically, the chicken livers in the Ultimate Bolognese Sauce recipe we published …

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Roasted Citrus and Avocado Salad

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Baking citrus at a high heat caramelizes the sugars and adds depth. It’s just the thing to bring intrigue to salads.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 blood or Valencia orange, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds …

Recipes

Baobab: the 'superfood' of 2015?

The African fruit baobab, packed with nutritional goodness, will be everywhere this year<p>Last year, it was kale. The year before, no one would stop talking about goji berries. But when it comes to the “superfood” of 2015, the jury is still firmly out.<p>One food that could be worthy of the title is …

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