Chad Johannesen

The Best Way to Use Every Last Drop of That Expensive (and Sticky) Ingredient — Budget Tips from The Kitchn

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There are certain ingredients I will spend more on, like local honey, really good miso and organic peanut butter. The last thing I want to do is waste a single drop of those ingredients — or my grocery money — by leaving some stuck in a measuring spoon. One way I avoid that pitfall is by measuring oil first.

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Kitchen Tip: Double Magnetic Knife Holder — Apartment Therapy

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From Apartment Therapy → Kitchen Tip: Double Magnetic Knife Holders

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Shopping at the Hippie Store — Weekend Meditation

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I'm not sure if this is true in other cities but here in San Francisco, it's not unusual to encounter a corner bodega that's devoted to natural foods. These places stock the familiar organic labels, local organic milk and vegetables, and often have a nice selection of wine. Sometimes there's an odd mix of the organic and conventional bodega fare (bags of Cheetos tucked in with the taro chips, for instance.) Out front, buckets of sunflowers are propped up against the brightly painted murals and a bowl of water for the dogs is placed next to the pile of free alternative weekly newspapers.

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What’s Cooking This Weekend? — Weekend of April 5-6, 2014

Happy weekend everyone! I hope it's getting sunny and warm in your neighborhood. What's your cooking plan this weekend? Are you prepping your breakfasts and lunches for next week? Are you planning a little treat for this weekend — maybe a lemon pie? I'm craving bright, light spring soups and salads. What about you? What's cooking this weekend?

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Paneer in 30 Minutes, Spring Turnip Soup, Spiced Yellow Dal with Rice, Homemade Coconut Milk & Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie — New Recipes From The Kitchn

I don't know about you, but this past week it started to feel a bit more like spring (finally!), and we've got a few new recipes to celebrate the warmer weather. If you're looking to bulk up on vegetables and grains, you need to try the egg, spinach, and spelt salad with green garlic dressing. If you're craving something a little heartier, try the lamb meatballs with lemon sauce. Looking for dessert? You need to make Faith's Meyer lemon Shaker pie. But whatever you do, wash it all down with homemade coconut milk (only two ingredients needed). Happy weekend, everyone!

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Why Does My Challah Bread Split Open During Baking? — Good Questions

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Q: When I braid a challah it splits in the baking process, so that I do not have a nice braided top when baked. It looks more like a person got stitches and in the healing process they broke open. Can your readers help me figure out what I am doing wrong?

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