Chad Johannesen

Has This Pizza Disaster Ever Happened to You? — Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City

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This week I had planned to write about pizza. Four pies with perfectly chewy crust and gorgeous flavor combinations, created by my brother. The problem?

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6 Expert Tips for Terrific Iced Tea — Tea Essentials

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Iced tea is ubiquitous, but it doesn't have to be boring. We spoke to American Tea Room's David Barenholtz who shared six expert tips for making flavorful, vibrant, and naturally sweet iced tea.

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How To Clean The Freezer — Cleaning Lessons From The Kitchn

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Freezers read like a crime scene. If a forensics expert took a look, the conversation would go something like this: “If you’ll refer to Exhibit A, you’ll see the dinner party leftovers from four months ago that should be been eaten by now. And Exhibit B, the surplus of Costco ground beef purchased last month because it was "too good a deal" to pass up.”

Because the freezer is a place for long-term storage, it’s easy to forget what we’ve put inside — and it's also easy to let sneaky leaks go un-wiped and for food debris to gather in its nooks and crannies. Today, let's talk about how to clean the freezer in just 30 minutes.

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Where We Cook: Caroline & Jeffrey’s Elegant California Kitchen — Kitchen Tour

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Who cooks and eats here: Caroline Diani & Jeffrey Doornbos
Where: Santa Barbara, California
Rent or Own? Own

Caroline and Jeffrey married a little over a year ago. They merged lives, as Jeffrey moved up from Los Angeles (although he still keeps a small apartment there use during his work as an actor) and collaborated on many aspects of their shared Santa Barbara canyon home —previously inhabited by just Caroline and two dogs, Plum and Raisin.

Nowhere in their home is their cooperative spirit more reflected than in their elegant kitchen. Just look at the light pouring into this sweet, well-designed space — how could it not be both of their happy place?!

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10 Tasty Fruits and Vegetables to Pickle This Summer

While I'll never turn down good ol' cucumber pickles, there are so many other tasty summer fruits and vegetables out there begging to be covered with a sweet-tart brine. It's time to give squash, peaches, and even okra a star turn in a mason jar — here are ten fruits and vegetables you should pickle this summer!

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Recipe: Ginger Kombucha — Drink Recipes from The Kitchn

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Kombucha and ginger are a dynamic duo of superhero proportions. Kombucha is delightfully tart and fizzy; ginger brings a warm and spicy side-kick punch.

I've been brewing batches of kombucha for years now, and I've spent many many of those batches in a quest to find my perfect recipe for ginger kombucha. In the end, you can't beat simplicity: super-fresh ginger in every bottle.

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