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Have You Noticed That Limes Are Suddenly Crazy Expensive? — Ingredient Intelligence

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Have you noticed that limes are suddenly wildly more expensive than they used to be? When I read that the average price for a lime in U.S. grocery stores is now 53 cents, up from 21 cents, I had to laugh. I'd love to find 50-cent limes. I've been paying up to $1.50 for a single measly lime in my grocery store. Have you noticed this too? Here's why limes suddenly went sky-high.

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10 Ways to Use Up a Gallon of Milk — Tips from The Kitchn

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Do you ever struggle to use up the milk in your fridge? Sometimes we buy milk for a recipe or a weekend brunch, and then it lingers in the fridge, half-used, with the expiration date barreling down upon our guilty heads. It's a sad waste to pour sour milk down the drain, and we're here to tell you that you never need to do that again.

Here are 10 simple ways to use up leftover milk, from quick and practical projects like homemade mozzarella and yogurt, to treats like homemade strawberry milk and a sweet, smooth liqueur (yes, booze!). And if all that fails, we have one simple tip that will make sure you never waste milk again.

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20 Beautiful Kitchens With Butcher Block Countertops — Kitchen Gallery

I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA's ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you're okay with that, then it's a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:

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Budget DIY Kitchen Project: A Countertop Made Out of Wooden Paint Sticks

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For the budget-minded cook unafraid of a little hands-on project, consider this: apparently it's possible to make a decent looking wooden countertop out of paint sticks — you know, those wooden stirrers you get for free when you buy a can of paint? Here's how one industrious blogger did it:

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Make It Yourself: A Pallet Pot Rack!

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Here at The Kitchn, we've seen pallets repurposed into an herb garden and a plate rack. Now check out this idea, which seems a natural given the slatted structure of wooden pallets: a pot rack!

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Make It Yourself: A Pallet Pot Rack!

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Here at The Kitchn, we've seen pallets repurposed into an herb garden and a plate rack. Now check out this idea, which seems a natural given the slatted structure of wooden pallets: a pot rack!

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